The Smoke Signal

Freshman Council

Freshman Council 2021-2022

President: Robert Wasserman

Vice President: Justin Yu

Secretary: Ellie Buchanan

Treasurer: Evan Starr

Representatives: Faith Choi, Alessandra Sanelli, Philip Seto, Trevor Kirkby, Liam Gaynor, Keira Caleca, Anthony Luciano, and Joey Dargan

Meeting Minutes:

2021-2022 School Year=

5/6 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:45-8:00

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Liam
  • Trevor
  • Keira
  • Ally
  • Philip

Missing: Evan (he let me know ahead of time), Anthony, Joey, Faith (she let me know ahead of time), Justin

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) Big Council Meeting on Wednesday

  • Mural update
  • Spikeball is the night before
  • $1200 in our account

2.) Class Cause Week is on Monday

  • Buy decorations this weekend
  • The bake sale is on Monday
  • Spikeball is on Tuesday
  • Bubakoos is on Wednesday
    • We need to show the flier on our phone

3.) Valley Cup is the Friday before Memorial Day

  • Uncle Louie G will bring his truck at 2:45

4.) Money

  • We have $1207 in our bank account

5.) Mural

  • Our three painters are Nick, Sophia, and Ashley
  • The background is painted

4/13 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:40-8:00

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Justin
  • Philip
  • Faith
  • Keira
  • Trevor

Missing: Evan, Ally, Anthony, Liam, Joey

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) Class Cause Week

  • Spikeball on May 10th from 7-9pm
  • Confirm this date with Mr. Buchanan
  • Need to start thinking of fundraisers
    • Domani
    • Bake Sale
    • Chipotle
    • Panera
    • Bubbakoos

2.) Relay for Life

  • We need more representation from the council

3.) Mural

  • Need to start painting as soon as possible
  • Need a council member present at all times whenever someone is painting

4.) Fundraising

  • We made about $200 from the “purple pop up shop”
  • The owner of Uncle Louie G’s is willing to set up a fundraiser with us
    • We could set the truck up by the exit of Valley Cup so everyone can buy ice cream as they leave the school

5.) PSA Video

  • We submitted the video

6.) Money

  • We have about $1200 dollars in our bank account

2/24 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:45-7:56

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Philip
  • Ally
  • Faith
  • Liam
  • Anthony
  • Keira

Missing: Trevor and Joey

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) We should be getting the orders in for 2 weeks from our clothing sale

  • We think we made a couple hundred dollars

2.) Relay for Life

  • We need people to sign up
  • We will find out information about it

3.) Spikeball tournament for class cause

  • Find a date
  • Send out email
  • Get teams to sign up

4.) Mural

  • We need to get the design and start painting it

5.) Future Fundraisers

  • Domani Night
  • Chipotle Night
  • Cupcake and pasta food fundraiser

*We are not in debt* (we have about $270)

2/9 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:41-7:56

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Philip
  • Ally
  • Faith
  • Keira
  • Trevor

Missing: Liam, Anthony, and Joey

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) Event for Class Cause Week

  • Spikeball tournament 
  • 3v3 basketball tournament or knockout tournament
  • Badminton tournament
  • Speedball tournament 

2.) We need to advertise the clothing sale

  • Put AD in PVTV
  • Advertise at lunch
  • Want the clothes by Valley Cup

3.) Mural

  • We have 3 artists
    • Sophia, Nicky, and Ashley
  • Our class cause is CASA
    • Look at the website for inspiration

4.) Purple Stuff for Valley Cup

  • Sell beads and bandanas before Valley Cup
  • People wear their purple T-shirts they buy from the clothing sale

2/3 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:44-7:56

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Liam
  • Anthony
  • Philip
  • Ally
  • Faith
  • Joey
  • Keira

Missing: Trevor

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) Our online store is now live with the Panthers merchandise and purple T shirt

  • We need to advertise the store
  • Send out an email
  • Post on Instagram
  • Email home parents
  • We can get the order done by the next Valley Cup
  • Incentive: if you buy the purple freshmen shirt you are entered in a raffle

2.) Before Spring Break: Buy food from Nick Gallo

  • Make google doc with items you can buy
  • Need lots of organization with this fundraiser

3.) Mural

  • We have 3 artists
  • Ashley Diaz
  • Nicky D
  • Sophia Varghese

1/29 Meeting

No notes were taken since I was sick and not able to attend the meeting

12/22 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:45-8:01

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Liam
  • Anthony
  • Philip
  • Ally

Missing: Faith (she is sick and let me know ahead of time), Keira, Trevor, Joey

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) T-Shirt Update

  • The guy Steve wants a different file type
  • Need to send logo as a PDF
  • The company is swamped around the holidays so the order is delayed
  • Goal: to have the store open when we get back from break or the second week in January

2.) Food Fundraiser

  • First one should be Domani
  • Need to research out to Domani to find a date
  • Could hold multiple in one week

3.) Bake Sale

  • Hold one after school when we get back from break
  • Dates: 6, 13, 20 (every Thursday in January)

12/8 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:46-7:59

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Trevor
  • Faith
  • Liam
  • Keira
  • Anthony

Missing: Ally, Philip, Joey (Ally and Philip let me know ahead of time)

Tasks/Upcoming Events=

1.) Trivia Night is on Tuesday

  • Have water, drinks, food, and snacks to sell:

-Water= $1

– Gatorade= $2

– Candy= $2

– Chips= $1

  • Make announcement during lunch on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday about trivia night
  • Need to send an email to the whole school
  • Prizes: 

– Top Prize= $25 gift card?

– 2nd Prize= Candy?

– 3rd Place Prize= purple bandana? 

2.) T-Shirts

  • Requested T-shirt order from the guy
  • Purple tie-dye, PV logo on the front, new Panthers logo on the back with class of 2025
  • Sell for about $25
  • Need to open the online store ASAP
  • Need to be first to market with new Panther logo

– Black sweatshirt

– Crewneck

3.) CASA Shirts

  • Can reach out to them after winter break

4.) Bake Sale

  • After winter break (January or February)

11/30 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:43-7:58

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Trevor
  • Joey
  • Ally
  • Faith
  • Philip
  • Liam
  • Keira
  • Anthony

Reflection on Valley Cup:

  • Good job in Valley Cup
  • We won the relay
  • Need more spirit at the actual event and the dress up days during the week

Tasks=

1.) Class T-shirts

  • Class T-shirt design is good
  • Store will try to be open by the end of the week, if not by the holidays
  • Online store open for 2 weeks

2.) Design green hoodie or T-shirt with the same design as our T-shirts to sell to the entire school

  • Be the first grade to design merch with new Panthers logo

3.) Trivia night is December 14 at 6pm

  • Post on instagram to spread the word
  • DelSanto is running it 
  • Made posters and need to hang them up to spread the word
  • 5 people per team, $20 per team
  • Can sell things during the event 

– Sell water for $2

  • Top 3 teams get prizes from sponsors

– Treasurer needs to find sponsors for prizes, would get tax form or $15 gift card from the place

  • *Need to figure out how sell tickets and where people are signing up for trivia night*
  • *Need to figure out how to collect money*

4.) Ideas for fundraisers in the future

  • Food night (Chipotle or Domani fundraiser)
  • Bake sale (put in for that ahead of time)

– How often

– What day of the week

– Who’s baking the food

– Who’s selling 

11/16 Meeting

Duration of Meeting= 7:43am-7:57am

Attendance= 

  • Robbie
  • Ellie
  • Evan
  • Justin
  • Trevor
  • Joey
  • Ally
  • Faith
  • Philip
  • Liam
  • Keira
  • Anthony

Tasks=

1.) Need to design shirts, open store, and sell shirts by December break

  • Open store for 2 weeks
  • Use SteveGuy for T-shirt orders
  • Combine PV Logo and CASA Logo

*Need to reach out to CASA to make sure we can use their logo* 

2.) Need to start first fundraiser

  • Trivia night
  • Chipotle fundraiser
  • Sell chocolate bars or candy
  • Sell roses

*Once a month have a fundraiser*

3.) Valley Cup

      –     Dress up days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

      –     Need to figure out who will dress up for most spirited 

      –     Send out email to sign up for Valley Cup events

      –     Need backups for all events

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