What is PTO?
PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. The purpose of your PTO is to work with and under the direction of the pastor and the principal for the welfare of the school and the children in a way that:
-supports programs that enrich our children’s education
-fosters an atmosphere of mutual support within the school community
-develops pride and ownership in school by involving parents -raises funds to supplement both the teacher’s and the school’s needs so that each child is provided with the opportunity for the development of their educational and spiritual needs.
What does your PTO do?
Here are just a FEW of the many things your PTO does.
PTO supports our parents!! This year we will host our first ever BooHoo/WooHoo Breakfast for all Kindergarten parents. This will be a great way for us to welcome our Kindergarten families! We host meetings to keep all parents up to date with what is happening at St, Dominic Catholic School. PTO also supports the room mothers for each class. These room moms help the teachers plan and execute all the fun things the kids do throughout the school year. We plan spirit nights to get our school family together. We have many other plans this year to bring our families together and keep a strong SDCS community.
PTO supports our teachers!! We welcome back our teachers with a small breakfast in the teachers’ lounge on their first day back. We also create each of our teachers a back to school survival kit that they will receive on their first day. We have a program that allows teachers to purchase extra supplies for their classrooms and then turn in receipts for reimbursement. These are supplies that go directly into the hands of our kids! Your teachers have days where they stay late for meetings after being at school early and teaching all day. PTO supplies snacks for them on these days! We also give every teacher a gift for Christmas. “A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to make light for others.” We are blessed at our school with AMAZING teachers that give all of themselves for our children and we are proud to support them!
PTO supports our school! We help with spirit items, book drop, used uniform sales, Carlita’s closet, Red ribbon week, Parent Involvement Committee, Shoparoo, SCRIP, student appreciation day, Playground Committee and many other events throughout the year.
PTO supports our principal!! We work directly with our principal to fund raise for special projects and accomplish goals that benefit our children.
These are just a few examples of what PTO does throughout the year. We cannot do all that we do without parent support. Thank you for your continued support!
2020/2021 PTO Board
|Jessica Watson||Vice President|
|Lauren Speirs||Head Room Parent (Preschool)|
|Jennifer York||Head Room Parent (K – 2)|
|Christina Hunt||Head Room Parent (3 – 5)|
|Michelle Wilson||Head Room Parent (6 – 8)|
|David Constantine||Parish Liason|
|Kate Galle||Lower Grades Teacher Rep|
|Cathy Wertz||Upper Grades Teacher Rep|