The PTO Board Welcomes You!

The John Paull II Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to welcome you to JPII for the 2018-19 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
  • Walk-A-Thon
  • Class Field Trip Transportation
  • 8th Grade Luncheon and Graduation Reception
  • 8th Grade Scholarships
  • Spirit Wear and Used Uniforms Options
  • Sign-Up Genius
  • Classrooms Renovations
  • Accelerated Reader Programs
  • Staff Prayer Lunches
  • Playground 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 SUCCESSIt 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 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 – Katie Brokesh

This is Katie’s first year serving for the PTO and she is excited to be a part of creating memories for the students. Katie has 2 children currently at JPII in preschool and sixth grade.

She volunteers many hours supporting JPII and the PTO-sponsored events all while working full-time in the healthcare industry.


Co-President – Marcy Bok 

This is Marcy’s second year serving for the PTO. Marcy has 2 children currently at JPII in the fourth and sixth 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 second year serving for the PTO and she has one child currently at JPII in the sixth grade. She 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 – Tricia Cross

The Secretary documents the minutes of all meetings, maintains master documentation, and keeps the calendar of events for the PTO.
This is Tricia’s first year serving on the board and she is eager about making the school year a great one. Tricia has 2 children at JPII in the fifth and sixth 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 healthcare industry.


Marketer – Erin Leach

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.


How do I contact the PTO?

What is the PTO meeting schedule?

The PTO meets various Tuesdays at 7 pm throughout the school year. 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:

September 11        7 pm

October 9              7pm

December              No Meeting

January 8              7 pm

March 12               7pm

May 14                    7pm

How do I contact the PTO?

  1. Email
  2. Facebook jpiicspto
  3. JPII App Main Menu, PTO
  4. Volunteer Visit