The St. John School Parent-Teacher Organization is designed to assist the school Principal with community building and stewardship efforts. To this end, this organization will plan social activities for school families and coordinate volunteer efforts for both in-and-out-of -school service programs.
In addition, this organization is called upon to assist with fundraising events and activities. Fundraising efforts should be consistent with those noted in Archdiocesan Guidelines for School Fundraising.
PTO plans several activities throughout the school year for the students and their families. These activities provide fun opportunities for the students and families of our school. PTO also conducts fund-raisers to augment the St. John Catholic School general operating budget.
PTO normally meets once a month. Meeting dates and times appear on this page and in the Principal’s Weekly Newsletter. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend these meetings for information and input.
What is the Fun Run?
The PTO Fun Run is a fun social event held every fall. Students and parents are invited to run or walk the Marathon Club route in South Park. After participating in the Fun Run, families gather in the school cafeteria for a delicious pasta dinner prepared by our chef, Mrs. Malsbury. There is no charge for the Fun Run and the dinner is reasonably priced for families.
What is the Book Fair?
During Parent-Teacher Conferences (October, February, and May), PTO provides an opportunity for parents and students to browse through an excellent selection of children’s literature provided by Scholastic Book Company. There are books available for all ages including fun literature for teenagers and adults. Our school librarian, Ms. Karen Rinke, hand picks each book with everyone in mind. Teachers often provide a Wish List of books they want for their classrooms, and parents/students may purchase these books to help show their support for a current or former teacher. Book Fair is a fundraiser that helps support books needed for our school library. Contact Ms. Rinke to volunteer.
What are Homeroom Parties?
Volunteers are needed to help plan Halloween, St. Nicholas, and Valentine Parties for the children. Homeroom parties occur at 2:50pm. Preschool parents are encouraged to contact Mrs. Cast, Preschool Teacher, to see how you can help with Preschool Parties.
What is Bingo Night?
Bingo night is a fun time for students, parents, and teachers to come together for a fun night of B-I-N-G-O. PTO provides prizes for the bingo winners. This event is open to all children of St. John School and Church.
What is Trivia Night?
Trivia Night is for adults only so get a babysitter and make plans now to attend the annual Trivia Night hosted by Steve Bucker. Gather your friends and form a team. Watch for more information coming soon!!! Contact Steve for more information.
What is Teacher Appreciation Week?
Each year, we honor our school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
What is the Garage Sale?
St. John School has an annual garage sale in the spring. Save your “valuables” to donate!
What is the School Carnival?
This is a longstanding tradition at St. John each year. It’s a great way to help end the school year with friends and classmates.
How do I volunteer for St. John Events?
St. John uses the email “Volunteer Spot “ to ask for parents to volunteer for events and needs of the school.