CAM Academy Parents - (CAP)

CAM Academy Parents- CAP

CAM Academy Parents (CAP) is designed to strengthen CAM Academy by focusing on three main areas:

  1. Increase parental involvement as it is vital to the stability of any school. We hope to foster that by encouraging CAP membership and educating the CAM community about school programs happening with our students.
  2. Encourage the spirit of community through our organization. The goal is to offer positive volunteering experiences for parents and to keep consistent flow of information between teachers, parents and students.
  3. Strengthen the financial stability for our future. We all want to better our school and CAP will do that by evaluating the success of current activities and modifying as necessary. We also look to develop new fundraising programs to meet the needs of our school.
Am I a CAP member?  As parent/guardian of a CAM student, you are automatically a member of  CAP (Cam Academy Parents). No registration or payment of dues is required.   Meetings are held every month. If you can’t make the meetings, the minutes are posted on this website.  Previous years' minutes can be obtained by contacting the board.

2017-2018 CAP Board


EXECUTIVE BOARD

Co-Presidents - Candace Allen and Deena Robertson

Secretary - Mischelle Greener

Treasurer - Holly Smith


BOARD POSITIONS

Primary Rep - Hollie Amundson

Middle Rep - Tammy Humphrey

High School Rep - Shila Clark

Pizza Tuesdays - Sandy Andrew

Payback Book Fundraiser - Tammy Humphrey

Spirit Wear Fundraiser - Kristina Tavares

Box Tops Fundraiser - Chantel Phed

Restaurant Fundraiser - Rebekah Palmerton

Thanksgiving Lunch - Rebekah Palmerton

Student Appreciation - Cathy Davis

Teacher Appreciation - Cheryl Vojak

8th Grade Recognition - Cathy Davis, Tammy Humphrey, Tori Denfeld

H.S. Grad Night Coordinator - still in need of a volunteer; co-chair available

H.S. Baccalaureate - still in need of a volunteer; co-chair available

Library - Celia Goodrich

Game Night - Malia Mihailoff

G6 - Audrey Gurule

Donation Coordinator - Hollie Amundson

Website Coordinator - Shila Clark

Watch Dog Top Dog - Jim Stewart

CAP By Laws & Board Positions

ARTICLE I – NAME, DESCRIPTION & PURPOSE

Section 1: NAME – The name of the organization shall be CAP (CAM Academy Parents). The organization is located at 715 NW Onsdorff Blvd. in Battle Ground, WA.

Section 2: DESCRIPTION – The organization exists for charitable and educational purposes supporting CAM Academy.

Section 3: PURPOSE – This parent group is organized for the purpose of supporting the education of children at CAM Academy by fostering relationships among the school, parents and teachers.

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1: Membership shall be automatically granted to all parents and guardians of CAM Academy students, plus all staff at CAM Academy. There are no membership dues. Members have voting privileges, one vote per household.

ARTICLE III – OFFICERS

Section 1: EXECUTIVE BOARD- The Executive Board shall consist of the following officers: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Communications Secretary and Treasurer. The School Principal, or his/her designee, is a voting member of the Executive Board. In the event of the need, a quorum will consist of 50% of the Executive Board Members plus one.

Section2: QUALIFICATIONS- Any parent or guardian with a CAM Academy student in grades 3-12 is eligible to be a member.

Section 3: TERM OF OFFICE- The term of office for all officers is one year, beginning August 1 and ending July 31st of each year.

Section 4: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS- Nominations will occur at the CAP meeting in May. Elections will be at the following meeting in June.

Section 5: REMOVAL- An officer can be removed from office for failure to fulfill his/her duties, after reasonable notice, by a majority vote of the Executive Board

Section 6: VACANCY- If a vacancy occurs on the Executive Board, the President shall appoint a CAP member to fill the vacancy, for the remainder of the officer’s term.

Section 7: DUTIES- Executive Board – Develop the CAP annual budget, establish and oversee committees to conduct the work of CAP, establish fundraising programs, approve by majority vote of the Board unbudgeted expenditures of any amount.

President- Preside over general CAP meetings and Executive Board meetings, serve as the official representative of CAP and hold an annual audit of the financial records of CAP.

Vice President- Oversee the committee system of CAP, assist the President and chair meetings in the absence of the President.

Recording Secretary- Record and distribute minutes of all general membership meetings, prepare agendas for CAP meetings, hold historical and attendance records for CAP.

Communications Secretary- Manage communications and marketing for CAP including, newsletters, email broadcasts, website, bulletin boards, etc.

Treasurer- Serve as custodian of CAP finances. Collect revenue, pay authorized expenses, report financial activity monthly, prepare year-end financial report, hold all financial records, prepare budget for following year to present for approval at June’s Executive Board meeting.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

Section 1: GENERAL CAP MEETINGS – General CAP meetings shall be held to conduct the business of CAP. Meetings shall be held monthly on the CAM campus during the school year. Meetings in October and March will be held in the evening, location and time TBD by Executive Board.

Section 2: VOTING- Each member in attendance at a CAP meeting is eligible to vote. Absentee or proxy votes are not allowed. Executive Board votes on financial matters after consulting with general membership.

Section 3: QUOROM – CAP will need 50% plus 1 of members to constitute a quorum for the purpose of voting.

ARTICLE V – FINANCIAL POLICIES

Section 1: FISCAL YEAR – The fiscal year of CAP begins August 1 and ends July 31 of the following year.

Section 2: BANKING – All funds shall be kept in a checking account in the name of CAP requiring two signatures of the Executive Board and held at a local financial institution.

Section 3: REPORTING – All financial activity shall be recorded in a manual or computer-based accounting system. The Treasurer shall reconcile the account monthly and report all financial activity monthly.

Section 4: HIGH EXPENDITURE – Two signatures will be required on the expenditure form for amounts exceeding $200.00.

Section 5: ENDING BALANCE – CAP shall leave a minimum of $2,000 in the treasury at the end of each fiscal year.

Section 6: CONTRACTS – Contract signing authority is limited to the President or the Presidents designee.

Section 7: DISSOLUTION – In the event of dissolution of CAP, all remaining funds will be donated to CAM Academy.

ARTICLE VI – BYLAW AMENDMENTS

Section 1: AMENDMENTS – Bylaw amendments may be proposed by any CAP member. Amendments presented at a CAP meeting shall be considered for voting at a subsequent meeting. 2/3 approval of all members present and voting is required to adopt an amendment to the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII – CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Section 1: PURPOSE – The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect CAP when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Section 2: DEFINITIONS –

  1. Interested Person – Any director, principal officers, or member of a committee with governing board-delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.
  2. Financial Interest – A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment or family:
    1. An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the organization has a transaction or arrangement.
    2. A compensation arrangement with the organization or with any entity or individual with which the organization has a transaction or arrangement; or
    3. A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which the organization is negotiating a transaction or arrangement. “Compensation” includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.

These bylaws were adopted on _______________________________________

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President - Preside over general CAP meetings and Executive Board meetings, serve as the official representative of CAP and hold an annual audit of the financial records of CAP.


Vice President - Oversee the committee system of CAP, assist the President and chair meetings in the absence of the President.


Secretary – Record and distribute minutes of all general membership meetings, prepare agendas for CAP meetings, prepare calendar for publication, hold historical records and attendance records for CAP.

Manage communications and marketing for CAP including newsletters, email broadcasts, website, Facebook, bulletin boards, etc.


Treasurer – Serve as custodian of CAP finances. Collect revenue, pay authorized expenses, report financial activity monthly, prepare year-end financial report, hold all financial records and prepare budget for following year to present for approval at June’s Executive Board meeting.


CHAIR POSITIONS

Pizza Coordinator – Place orders and coordinate volunteers.


Fundraising Chair – Organize Payback book and Burgerville Fundraisers. Work with executive board to report earnings and review procedural improvements. Research proposed fundraisers for review by members.


Teacher Appreciation Chair – Oversee coordination and implementation of activities within approved budget.


Eighth Grade Recognition Chair – Oversee coordination of event within approved budget.


Primary Representative – Represent CAP to the Primary School level teachers to ensure optimum communication.


Middle Representative – Represent CAP to the Middle School level teachers to ensure optimum communication.


High Representative – Represent CAP to the High School level teachers to ensure optimum communication.


Recognition Chair – this person would help create and facilitate a recognition program for our kids that represent Character Traits and / or makes honor roll.

Meeting Minutes

September 5th, 2017- Next meeting







CAP General Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2017


Results from ballots for next years Cap Board:

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Co-Presidents-Candace Allen and Deena Robertson

Secretary-Mischelle Greener

Treasurer-Holly Smith

BOARD POSITIONS

Primary Rep-Hollie Amundson

Middle Rep-Tammy Humphrey

High School Rep-Shila Clark

Pizza Tuesdays-Sandy Andrew

Payback Book Fundraiser-Tammy Humphrey

Spirit Wear Fundraiser-Kristina Tavares

Box Tops Fundraiser-Chantel Phed

Restaurant Fundraiser-Rebekah Palmerton

Thanksgiving Lunch-Rebekah Palmerton

Student Appreciation-Cathy Davis

Teacher Appreciation-Cheryl Vojak

8th Grade Recognition-Cathy Davis, Tammy Humphrey, Tori Denfeld

H.S. Grad Night Coordinator-Cheryl Vojak (needs more info, might be willing to co-chair)

H.S. Baccalaureate-Cheryl Vojak (needs more info, might be willing to co-chair)

Library-Celia Goodrich

Game Night-Malia Mihailoff

G6-Audrey Gurule

Donation Coordinator-Hollie Amundson

Website Coordinator-Shila Clark

Watch Dog Top Dog-Jim Stewart


Hurray for IQ Credit Union who donated $1,000!!!


Principal Report

Watch Dog training is coming up

Ice cream party and school party on Friday to celebrate over 5,500 PAWS given out

207 students were recognized for great behavior

CAM calendar will be coming out soon


Event Reports

Teacher appreciation went great

Spirit Wear fundraiser went well, extras will be put up for sale at Gallery Walk

Boxtop contest ends June 9th

June 20th last pizza Tuesday

June 21st Eighth grade celebration will be at Chief Umtuch


Thoughts for next year

Use a sandwich board to put sign on advertising CAP board meetings?

Events/items to continue next year-teacher grants, Thanksgiving lunch, library, student surprise treats, G6, Payback books, Family Game Night (maybe step it up?)

Consider a Father/Daughter Dance for next year? Book Sale?



CAP GENERAL MEETING

MARCH 7, 2017


PRINCIPAL REPORT (Mr. Cowl)

-PBIS Incentive Program: (Positive Behavior Instructional System) Focuses on student positive choices. Bulletin board has winners.

-Watch Dog Dads: Mr. Cowl will be interviewing other schools about their program. He is looking for a couple of CAM dads that can take this on to organize. Dads volunteer one day of the school year (full or half day); focus on the primary and middle schools; looking to have dads present a couple of days a week; possible pizza kick off party to hear about the program.  Please contact Mr. Cowl for more information.  

-June 2nd: CAM BBQ during lunchtime

-June 14th: Open House for grades 3-8


PBIS

-CAP has donated many of the prizes for PBIS drawings-Spiritwear, movie tickets, pizza coupons, Dairy Queen gift cards.

-Hollie A. is working on finding donations including Burgerville, Mod Pizza, Rocky’s, Taekwondo classes, etc. If you are willing to donate items, please email us at [email protected].

-Businesses that donate will be featured on the CAP website, Facebook page, dailies and on a sign posted by the raffle jars in the office.


Student Treat Day, Feb. 24th  (Cathy D.)

-The Valentine candy was a hit. Thanks to all our 9 parent volunteers! Concerned about the trash that the students left on the ground.  Possibly station another parent by the back door in the middle school wing or make signs visible for kids to not go out that door. Stay tuned for the next surprise!


G6

-Good turnout, everyone had a lot of fun. Consider raising price to $3 an hour so that CAP fund doesn’t need to make up the difference.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Spirit Wear (Kristina T.)

-March 13th:order forms will come out, March 31st: order forms due.

-Looking into a girl cut gray shirt added to spirit wear options

-Kristina will check into a non clothing item for the PBIS raffle

-A suggestion was made for CAP volunteers to wear a distinguishable t-shirt/cap at activities


Teacher Appreciation (Hollie A)  May 1-5th


Boxtop Contest will be May 1-June 9th


8th Grade Grad Night (Tori)-date will be rescheduled, stay tuned


End of Year Celebrations @ Lewisville Park? Due to the CAM BBQ on June 2nd and snow days, we are not going to plan end of year celebrations at Lewisville Park




Looking to fill CAP positions next year!

During the meeting we began talking about positions that will be available next year.  Positions and descriptions will be posted on the website and emailed out this month.  When they are posted, please email your nominations to CAP at [email protected] .