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SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL PTO

The purpose of the PTO is to promote the exchange of information and cooperation among parents, faculty and staff.  The PTO encourages parental and community involvement in the school and provides resources to enrich the education of Saint Patrick School Students.

PTO will be taking over the fundraising responsibilities that Mother’s Club (MC) used to do while MC will focus more on the Parish-School community building efforts. Many wonder why we need to fund raise. The answer is that tuition plus fundraising are the sources of income that cover the expenses for running the school. Fundraising allows tuition to remain lower than it otherwise would be. We hope to seek more external sources of fundraising. Feel free to email meg.rowan@gmail.com with any questions.
  • PTO Positions: Our Executive Board is looking for a Treasurer and an Events Director. In addition, we need classroom reps for each class. Any parent (dads included!) or guardian is able to serve on our PTO Board. Please go to the following form and suggest nominations for any of the open positions: https://goo.gl/forms/ccHiEtG68N7EcZ8c2
  • School Directory: Each year we compile a directory as a courtesy for our families. It is incredibly helpful to have your child(ren)’s classmates’ information at your fingertips. Please see this link to enter your information as you’d like it to appear in the directory: https://goo.gl/forms/hlSTXkaNrTQZyHg92
  • PTO Membership/Donations: According to PTO bylaws, all parents or guardians are automatically PTO members and welcome to attend PTO meetings and serve on committees. We do not collect dues as a condition of membership, but we do request that families consider supporting the PTO with a donation to help subsidize some of the fun events such as the ice cream social, free dances with DJ for the students, Catholic Schools Week prizes and raffles, Field Day, 8th Grade Class Night and Breakfast, etc. You can send a check to St. Patrick School in an envelope marked “PTO” or go to http://stpatrickschoolstoneham.org/donations/ and send in a donation via PayPal (please mark “PTO” in the notes section.) Suggested donations of $25-$100 per family would be greatly appreciated and help us do more fun and free things for the kids without dipping into our fundraising goal. As I mentioned last week, we hope all families will come forward in some way to help support our great school whether with their time, talent, treasure, or all three! We also gratefully welcome your prayers for a successful year!
  • Teacher’s Room: This year, each grade has the opportunity to pay it forward to our teachers by ensuring the teacher’s room remains stocked with some essentials (and treats) to help them get through each day. Each grade will be assigned a month during which any family is welcome to bring in items such as fruit, baked goods, water, cream/milk, ice cream novelties, coffee K cups, snacks/granola bars, etc. Following is the schedule for the school year. Any questions or to coordinate what you’d like to bring, you can contact PTO Secretary Stacy Muise at stacylorusso@hotmail.com. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you each moth!
    • Remainder of September: 8th Grade
    • October: PreK-3 and PreK-4
    • November: Kindergarten
    • December: 1st Grade
    • January: 2nd Grade
    • February: 3rd Grade
    • March: 4th Grade
    • April: 5th Grade
    • May and June: 6th and 7th Grades
  • Corn Hole Tournament: This fun, relaxing event is a great excuse to play a fun game, chat with friends, and meet new people. We hope you’ll come and join us to play or watch. We’ll have food, a cash bar, and raffles including the much-coveted St. Patrick School custom-designed Corn Hole boards. Send in the attached form ASAP! (Absolute deadline is Thursday, 9/28!)
  • Basketball: Sign-ups are taking place now for players in grades 5-8! Go to http://stpatrickschoolstoneham.org/student-life/basketball/ to register. Friday, 9/29 is the absolute last day to register as teams will be formed immediately and practices will begin in early October. Gym space is being secured and we look forward to a great season. Any questions can be sent to Ted Dalton at tdalton@celtics.com.
  • Odds and Ends
    • Calendar: Check the school calendar for important upcoming events to make sure you have on your calendar. It is available on our website at http://stpatrickschoolstoneham.org/ along with other notices. In addition to the events listed, a few other fundraisers will take place throughout the year, including November/December’s “Cash Calendars” and the Spring Fundraiser, for which a date has not yet become official. Let me know if you have questions.
    • Protecting God’s Children Workshop: If you or another guardian for your child wants to have the opportunity to volunteer at the school, you’ll need to have completed this one-time workshop in addition to having an up-to-date CORI form and signed Code of Ministerial Conduct on file. You may browse upcoming training sessions throughout the Archdiocese of Boston by going here: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list.cfm?theme=0 and selecting “Boston, MA” from the drop-down menu.
    • Emails, etc.: Please make sure you have the following email addresses in your mail’s contact list to ensure all messages are delivered to your inbox as opposed to being sent to spam: office@stpatrickschoolstoneham.orgmothersclub@stpatrickschoolstoneham.orgafontana@stpatrickschoolstoneham.org. Also, be sure to “Like” the Saint Patrick School Stoneham page on Facebook and follow the school’s Twitter account: @StPatsStoneham.