WHAT: SMSA Parent Teacher Organization is your opportunity to collaborate with our amazing teachers & staff to support academics & provide community building events for your child. Everyone is really a member of the PTO. In the past, PTO has been able to purchase math manipulatives, reading programs, funded teacher trainings, & purchased Smart Boards. We also host fun events such as the Trunk & Treat, Book Fairs & the Carnival.
WHEN: Meetings dates are listed below: Meeting attendance is important so you can learn what PTO is doing & how you can be a part of it. We appreciate everyone’s time and talent so meetings are kept to one hour.
Sept 5 - Pizza on Patio at Trinity 6-730pm
Oct 8 - Schumacher Room (Scrip office basement) 815-915am
Nov 12 - 6-7pm Trinity Restaurant
Dec 10 - Schumacher Room (Scrip office basement) 815-915am
Jan 14 - 6-7pm location TBD
Feb 11 - Schumacher Room (Scrip office basement) 815-915am
March 11 - 6-7pm location TBD
April 8 - Schumacher Room (Scrip office basement) 815-915am
May 13 - 6-7pm location TBD
COST: In order to help offset costs, we ask that families make a one-time contribution of $5 per child with a max of $15 per family at the beginning of the school year. This can be sent with your child to the school office or paid at orientation.
HOW: Here are the opportunities for this coming school year. If you are interested in helping please check the box and return to school. We are always looking for chairs and co-chairs of events so please let us know if you are interested in that.
Fall & Spring Book Fair
Sept. 27/March TBD
Setup the day before, selling books during the event, or cleanup; funds go toward library books, major academic purchases and the activities
Assist as grandparents visit the church and school to see their grandchildren, bake, help serve snacks, take photos
Fall & Spring Conference dinners
Oct 9, 16 March 12
St. Joes & St. Mary’s
Bring a dish to help feed teachers as they stay through their dinner hour to conduct parent -teacher conferences.
Trunk or Treat & movie night
Show up with the kids in costume and some peanut-free candy; after trick-or-treating car to car, come inside for hot chocolate, popcorn, movie
Help set up, serve pizza, monitor a game, clean up; culmination of Catholic Schools Week
First week in May
St. Joe’s & St. Mary’s
Bring food, help make/distribute treats/Flowers & other events as planned
School’s Out Cookout
Set up, help day of with activities
Family Dinner Out Nights
Organize with local restaurants to schedule dinner out nights for fundraisers