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. To request information on volunteering, email CAP at [email protected].

Watch D.O.G.S. has just started and it is not too late to join!

Contact Mrs. Kent at [email protected] for more information, or click the button below to sign up.

Thank you!


CAP's library is open for students before school at 7:45 and in the afternoons, from 2:00 to 2:45. Stop by and see what great books you can take home. There are some health and art resources available for contract completion also.


2017-2018 CAP Board


EXECUTIVE BOARD

Co-Presidents - Candace Allen and Deena Robertson        Secretary - Shila Clark        Treasurer - Holly Smith


BOARD POSITIONS

Primary Rep - Hollie Amundson            Middle Rep - Tammy Humphrey            High School Rep - Shila Clark

Pizza Tuesdays -   Rebekah Palmerton                                       Payback Book Fundraiser - Tammy Humphrey

Spirit Wear Fundraiser - Kristina Tavares                                                      Box Tops Fundraiser - Chantel Phed  

Restaurant Fundraiser -  Deena Robertson                                          Thanksgiving Lunch - Rebekah Palmerton

Student Appreciation - Cathy Davis                                                              Teacher Appreciation - Cheryl Vojak

               Library - Celia Goodrich                                                                                          Game Night - Malia Mihailoff               G6 - Audrey Gurule                                                                            Donation Coordinator - Hollie Amundson

        Watch Dog Top Dogs - Jim Stewart and Michael Noonan

 H.S. Baccalaureate and  Grad Night Coordinator - Cheryl Vojak

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

Meeting Minutes

CAP General Meeting

December 5, 2017


EVENT & FUNDRAISER UPDATES

  • Spirit Wear should be handed out on Monday or Tuesday, 12/11 or 12/12. Thoughts for next year-Have a sign for past year’s spirit wear discounted items and prices.
  • Thanksgiving Lunch went great. CAP subsidized $386 (amount owed after ticket prices). Having 3-4th grade go early and kids arrive in alphabetical order made the line go faster this year. Thoughts for next year-Have entrance sign, to go boxes, lunch times written on ticket form.


UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

Surprise Treat Day coming up!


VOLUNTEER NEEDS

  • Pizza Tuesday-we need volunteers for every 4th Tuesday as well as substitutes.
  • Watch D.O.G.S-We need more Dads and other father figures helping! Please consider signing up. Discussed holding a “Donuts for Dad” event at the end of January.


EIGHTH GRADE RECOGNITION

  • Event will happen on Friday, June 8th @ 6:30pm
  • An informative email asking what people would like to do was sent.
  • Upcoming meeting on January 30th.  Subsequent meetings will be held the last Tuesday of every month (Feb. 27th,Mar. 27th, Apr. 24th, May 29th)
  • Looking for the 8th Grade Recognition folder.  If you know where it is please contact CAP.


HIGH SCHOOL GRAD NIGHT

Chipotle fundraiser went well (approx. $700 raised)


LIBRARY

Accepting donations for Health/Fitness, Art Resources, Graphic Novels, and Biographies


TREASURER’S REPORT

  • ASB submitted a proposal for 30 Izzy sodas for the class winner of winter coat drive. The proposal was approved.
  • Grade level reps will remind teachers about CAP grants
  • Budgeting Software
    • Current software (cloud based) $7 a month, Quickbooks would be $400 with a shelf life of approx. 4-5 years. Try Mint to see if it meets CAP’s needs?


PRINCIPAL’S REPORT  

Help get the word out about the Feb. 13th school bond. The current bond includes a new facility for CAM (we don’t know exactly what that consists of-portables or buildings) located on SD land 72nd & 199th. Recommends that parents attend open houses with superintendent to share CAM parent perspectives.

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.