Alta Kiwanis Notes

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Alta Kiwanis met at Wel-Life on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Speaker was Megan Peterson. Megan is president of the Alta Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Their motto is "helping teachers teach and students learn".

Alta PTO consists of 16 active members and 10-15 women who do crafts and prepare food. They meet once a month on Thursdays at Scooter's.

The PTO communicates with teachers as to their classroom needs. Some of their yearly projects include a back-to-school supper in August, participating in the homecoming parade, sale of wreaths in October, and an elementary dance with a different theme held in April. Money raised from these projects goes back to the classrooms for supplies and gifts. Last year a book fair was held during which classroom teachers received $100 to buy books for their students.

Combined with a grant from Ag Partners -a 50-50 share - the PTO was able to obtain two defibrillators for the school.

Business news: 911 project set for Wednesday, Dec. 19 beginning at 1 p.m. This project involves teaching first graders proper use of 911.

Visitor John Stange, A-A wrestling coach, asked the club for help with ticket-taking at youth wrestling tourney on Jan. 4.

The meet begins with a weigh-in at 3 p.m. Seven members volunteered to help.

Next pop can collection is set for Friday morning Jan 4. Reminder: due to holidays there will be no meetings on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

The next meeting is Jan. 8.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.