Saint Patrick's PTO
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
– Helen Keller
Welcome to the Saint Patrick School Parent Teacher Organization.
Here we aim to be active, available & approachable whilst inspiring & enhancing the overall experience for our kids and their parents.
The PTO is a volunteer organization dedicated to the successful education Saint Patrick School children. We work hard to create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community environment. Each event planned keeps the school year enjoyable and exciting for students, teachers, and parents.
The purpose of our organization is to support the school through curricular and extracurricular activities, to communicate with parents, encourage school spirit and of course, raise additional funds to improve the student experience.
The Executive Board for the 2021-22 school year is:
- President: Genevieve Shaughnessy PTO@saintpatrickschoolva.org
- 1st VP of Volunteers: Heidi Hainsey Volunteers@saintpatrickschoolva.org
- 2nd VP of Fundraising: Monika McRay Fundraising@saintpatrickschoolva.org
- Treasurer: Katie Yant PTOTreasurer@saintpatrickschoolva.org
- Secretary: Michelle Shriner PTOSecretary@saintpatrickschoolva.org
- Teacher Liaison: Lilly Cleary
- Dr. Sally Nicholson, Principal
- Father Ziegler, Pastor
Further down on this page, you will find the Family Service Hours Policy for Saint Patrick Catholic School. We believe that each family has been blessed with incredible and unique gifts. It is our hope that the PTO will provide you with a variety of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities to share your gifts and complete your family’s service hours. Please consider completing the “Volunteer Contact Information Form” and submitting it to our 1st VP of Volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use the information you submit to reach out to you with opportunities for you to share your time and talents as we plan events throughout the year.
Thank you for your continuous support and dedication to this incredible school community. If you have any ideas, concerns, or suggestions for how the PTO can best benefit St. Patrick’s students and their families, please reach out to us at PTOBoard@saintpatrickschoolva.org
Links to Fundraisers
POINTSETTIA ORDER FORM (look for link in November)
WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS ORDER FORM (look for link in November)
Family Service Hours Policy:
The commitment and support of each family is critical to the success and continued growth of our school community. Each family with children in grades K-8 must contribute a minimum of 15 service hours per school year. Parents, guardians and other adult family members may contribute to their family’s required service hours by volunteering to support events, activities and initiatives that strengthen the school community.
Opportunities to earn service hours are provided throughout each school year. Service hours should be completed between July 1 and June 30 of the following calendar year. It is the responsibility of each family to ensure accurate tracking of their service hours throughout the year. To help with coordinating opportunities and tracking completed hours for each family, the Saint Patrick Catholic School PTO uses the Connect1 App and website. Please contact Volunteers@saintpatrickschoolva.org or PTO@saintpatrickschoolva.org for the Saint Patrick organization code to register your family.
If a family is unable to complete the total number of service hours by the last week of school for the current school year, the family will be required to pay $25 to the school for each hour not served. Failure to complete PTO service hours or to pay for outstanding service hours could adversely affect future financial assistance scholarships. In addition, your child/children may be placed on a waiting list for the following school year if outstanding fees have not been paid by July 1. The principal may use his/her discretion to excuse a family from service hours. This policy will be reviewed annually.
This link provides all parents and volunteers with the school PTO constitution by-laws.
Please refer to the PTO Volunteering Program Guide for more information about the Connect1 points/Service Hour designation and requirements.
** If you are unable to utilize Connect1, please contact Volunteers@saintpatrickschoolva.org to coordinate tracking of your family’s hours via the Family Service Hours form (digital form submitted online) or Paper Family Service Hours form (PDF to download and print).
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