The PTO Board Welcomes You!
The John Paull II Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to JPII for the 2019-20 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 through 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 Trip Transportation
- 8th Grade Luncheon and Graduation Reception
- 8th Grade Scholarships
- Spirit Wear and Used Uniforms Options
- Sign-Up Genius
- Classrooms Renovation
- Accelerated Reader Programs
- Staff Prayer Lunches
- Recess Equipment
- Air Conditioning for Classrooms
- ActivBoard 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
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 2018-19 School Year?
Co-Presidents serve as leaders and key contacts for the PTO and ensure that PTO objectives are met.
Co-President – Kelly Sauer
Kelly is a first time PTO member, but is excited about providing helpful and meaningful services to
students, parents and faculty. She has a son in the seventh grade and works in the non-profit sector as a
veterinary technician in animal rescue.
Co-President – Katie Brokesh
This is Katie’s second year serving for the PTO and she is excited to be a part of creating memories for
the students, especially her 2 children in kindergarten and seventh grade. Katie has actively volunteered
at the school when she could, while working full-time in the healthcare industry.
Treasurer – Laura Wilson
The Treasurer is responsible for all PTO funds and makes sure that all financial obligations are met for the PTO to run properly.
Laura is excited to be part of creating memories for the students. With a daughter attending her 2nd
year at JPII in fifth grade, she has been an active volunteer at the school and PTO sponsored events. This
is Laura’s first year on the PTO.
Secretary – Amy Honkomp
The Secretary documents the minutes of all meetings, maintains master documentation, and keeps the calendar of events for the PTO.
This is Amy’s first year on the PTO. In her 13+ years with JPII, she has been an active PTO supporter,
former school board member, volunteered with scouts, and has volunteered at the school countless
times. Amy has one child left at the school, in sixth grade.
Communications & Marketing – Tricia Cross
The Marketer is responsible for outbound communication and marketing as it pertains to the PTO Board and the families of JPII.
This is Erin’s second year serving on the board and she is excited to use her talents to communicate and raise the level of interest in the PTO mission. She has one child currently enrolled at JPII in the sixth 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.
What is the PTO meeting schedule?
The PTO meets various Tuesdays at 7 pm throughout the school year in the library. 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. Most meetings will consist of a review of past and upcoming events and then the second half will focus on planning.
PTO Meeting Dates:
How do I contact the PTO?
- Email Johnpauliipto@gmail.com
- Facebook jpiicspto
- JPII App Main Menu, PTO
- Volunteer Visit Signupgenius.com