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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

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

St. Joe’s/TBD

Setup the day before, selling books during the event, or cleanup; funds go toward library books, major academic purchases and the activities


Grandparent’s Day

Sept. 27

St. Joe’s

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

October 18

St. Mary’s

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


Family Carnival

January 31

St. Mary’s

Help set up, serve pizza, monitor a game, clean up; culmination of Catholic Schools Week


Teacher appreciation

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

May 30

St. Joe’s

Set up, help day of with activities


Family Dinner Out Nights

Various Dates

Off site

Organize with local restaurants to schedule dinner out nights for fundraisers