The PTO Board Welcomes You!
The John Paull II Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to JPII for 2017-18 school year! We are excited to have your family here with us this year.
Every year, the PTO board and many other volunteers are on a mission to enhance the lives of our students by making their school experience more successful though enjoyable and exciting enrichment activities.
What is the PTO all about you might ask? Here are answers to some of the most common questions:
What does the PTO do for students, parents and the school?
The purpose of our volunteer organization is:
Aid the students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs
Raise funds to help supplement tuition offsetting costs for parents
Provide a platform for each parent’s voice to be heard and bring new ideas to life
Provide communication between the administration, teachers, and parents
Encourage JPII school spirit and pride
Develop committees that raise money and/or run events and programs that benefit the students such as:
- Fall Festival
- Catholic School Week Activities
- Class Field Trips
- 8th Grade Luncheon and Graduation Reception
- 8th Grade Scholarships
- Spirit Wear and Used Uniforms Options
- Option C Website
- Sign-Up Genius
- Classrooms Renovations
- Accelerated Reader Programs
- Staff Prayer Lunches
- Playground Equipment
- Air Conditioning for Classrooms
- Smart Board for Classrooms
- School Building Repairs
- School Ground Landscaping
- Christmas Craft Festivities
- School Directory
- And more!
How important is my involvement?
So many parents are busy with work, grocery runs, transportation to kids sports and events, paying bills and managing lives that it feels that there is no room left to help at school. Many parents feel that if they become involved then the commitment will never stop. It can a daunting and often stressful decision to pitch in and help.
But every parent’s involvement is KEY TO SUCCESS. It takes a village to raise a child and you are just one piece of your child’s village
If every family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) finds just an hour or two to donate throughout the year, it not only allows enriches the lives of your student but also you meet and learn about others in your own community. The PTO is here to make it easy!
Please consider participating – large or small – in the way that works best for you. See all the many volunteer opportunities available at PTO Signupgenius.com- John Paul II PTO
Who sits on the PTO Board for the 2017-18 School Year?
Co-Presidents serve as leaders and key contacts for the PTO and ensure that PTO objectives are met.
Co-President – Kristen Otto
This is Kristen’s second year serving for the PTO and she is excited to be a part of creating memories for the students. Kristen has 3 children currently at JPII in the first, third and fifth grades. As a JPII graduate herself, she volunteers many hours supporting both her children’s classroom activities and the PTO- sponsored events all while working in the healthcare industry.
Co-President – Marcy Bok
This is Marcy’s first year serving for the PTO. Marcy has 2 children currently at JPII in the third and fifth grades. As a previous member of another school PTO, she is excited to leverage her background to enrich the school experience for students and parents alike.
When she is not working on the PTO board, she is busy working as a marketing director in the financial industry.
Treasurer – Karen Gee
The Treasurer is responsible for all PTO funds and makes sure that all financial obligations are met for the PTO to run properly.
This is Karen’s first year serving for the PTO. Karen has one child currently at JPII in the fifth grade. She has previously served as the treasurer of another school PTO and is passionate about keeping the PTO fiscally healthy.
When she isn’t busy volunteering at school community events, she is working as an auditor for the state of Ohio.
Secretary – Missy McCauley
The Secretary documents the minutes of all meetings, maintains master documentation and keeps the calendar of events for the PTO.
This is Missy’s second year serving on the board and she is eager about making the school year a great one. Missy has 3 children, 2 are currently at JPII in the second and fourth grades.
She is also familiar with the many volunteer positions and has utilized them to make the experience for the entire student body more educational and enjoyable. In her spare time, she works full time in the financial industry.
Communications – Erin Leach
Communications is responsible for outbound communication and marketing as it pertains to the PTO Board and the families of JPII.
This is Erin’s first year serving on the board and she is excited to use her talents to communicate and raise the level of interest in the PTO missions. She has one child currently enrolled at JPII in the 5th grade.
She has been participating in the school community for years and works tirelessly to enrich the lives of the students. She also works in the telecommunications industry.
How do I contact the PTO?
What is the PTO meeting schedule?
The PTO meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. They typically last one hour. It is attended by the PTO members, the Principal, a Teacher representative and all parents are welcome! This forum is a chance for parents to bring concerns, share ideas or gain knowledge about what is happening at their child/children’s school.
If you attend, not only does your child get out of uniform, you also have a chance to win a $25 gift card each month!
PTO Meeting Dates, all times are 7:00pm.
December No Meeting