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Parent Teacher Organization

PTO

 

All school parents are members of the PTO and have the opportunity to attend regular meetings, participate in fundraising and social events, and contribute volunteer time and talent through our many PTO volunteer opportunities. Getting involved with the St. Albert PTO is a great way to help improve our students’ educational experience while building community with other parents as well as our teachers and administrators.

 

Our Mission Statement

 

The PTO’s mission is to work with the school administration and the Pastor to enhance the educational experience and environment at the school by helping foster strong communication and cooperation between parents and teachers and by sponsoring critical volunteer and fundraising opportunities for the betterment of our students’ educational experience at St. Albert.

2023-2024 PTO Executive Board

(Click on position title to send an email message)

 

President - Christine Newman

Vice President - Jennifer Boyle

Secretary - Lauren Biagi

Treasurer - Rachael Hubbard

Outgoing President - Pete Eichas

 

Faculty Representative (click on name to send an email message) 

PrincipalEllen Martin 

Assistant Principal - Deanna O’Keefe

Teacher - Tierney Coman

 

2023-2024 School Year Meeting Dates 

 

Each PTO meeting will occur in the Parish Life Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend!

 

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023

 

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023

 

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024

 

Thursday, April 18, 2024


 

2023-2024 School Year Standing Committees/Chairs

 

Fall Fundraiser/Walkathon - Chairs Ashley Jaha and Jenn Holland

 

The PTO’s fall fundraiser is a walkathon. The chairs - along with a committee - plan and coordinate the event which is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers. Volunteers are needed to help at the event.

 

Technology/Communications - OPEN

 

The technology and communications chair for the PTO makes sure that all PTO activities are communicated to parents and school staff through social media channels and by working with the school technology director to send emails and text communications to parents on an as-needed basis.

 

Stewardship - Chairs Lauren Biagi and Sarah Zurkhulen

 

Our Stewardship program runs throughout the year and offers opportunities for our students to give back to their community such as making sack lunches for the homeless. Volunteers help coordinate activities by homeroom and/or grade.

 

Field Day - OPEN

 

Field Day is a fun-filled day of outdoor activities in late May, celebrating the end of the school year. The chair organizes a committee to plan and run the event.  Volunteers are needed to run the various activity stations.

 

Trunk or Treat/Haunted Halls - Angela Augustine

 

Trunk or Treat/Haunted Halls is a FREE family Halloween celebration at school. The event date is mid-October. A chair oversees the planning committee and volunteers are needed in a number of capacities such as decorations, set-up, clean-up, serving food, and running the event.

 

Room Parents - Lauren Biagi and Rebecca Schardein

 

There is a room parent chair that oversees the signup and coordination of room parents for each homeroom. Room parents facilitate class parties throughout the year. 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Sarah Zurkuhlen and Kelsey Norcia

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is held in May and is a chance for our students and parents to show our teachers how much we appreciate them. Volunteers are needed to help with various activities throughout the week.

 

Teacher Conference Dinners - Jenny England

 

The PTO provides dinner for the teachers during Teacher Conferences (early Oct and early Feb). Volunteers are needed to send in food for the dinners.

 

Teacher Year End and Xmas Gift Collections - Kristin Chin

 

The chair of this committee organizes gift collections with the PTO treasurer and school account to collect money from parents and purchase gift cards for teachers to show our appreciation. The chair communicates the collection to parents.

 

Used Uniform Exchange and Sale - Katie Cropper

 

Uniform sales are held several times throughout the school year. The chair oversees the coordination of the sales and volunteers help merchandise and run the sales.

 

Compliance Officer - OPEN

 

The PTO Compliance officer works with the school business manager to ensure volunteers with PTO events are in compliance with Honor thy children program and communicate when the training sessions for Honor thy children occur

 

Yearbook & School Pictures - Beth Schultz and Rebecca Sivori

 

The chairs of the yearbook and school pictures committee oversee the booking and coordination of school pictures as well as the creation, assembly, bidding and printing of the yearbook.

 

Student Appreciation - Ginny Meiners and Amber Thieneman

 

Our Student Appreciation Committee recognizes the student body’s efforts at school in fun and different ways each year. Volunteers are needed to execute 2-3 celebrations per year.

 

Viking Gala 2025 - Julie Kruer and Rebecca Sivori

 

The gala chairs - along with a large committee - plan and execute a large-scale fundraising gala with dinner, auctions, band, etc., for parents which occurs every other year. It is a major fundraiser for the school and the next Gala is going to be held in 2025.
 

Teacher Luncheons - Rachael Hubbard

 

Teacher's Year End and Christmas Luncheons are held immediately following the carpool on the last day of school and the last day of school before Christmas break begins and gives our PTO a chance to thank our teachers and staff for all they do. Volunteers are needed to bring in various items on the day of the event as well as to set up, serve the luncheon, and clean up.

 

Helping Hands - Allison Gibson and Erin Haas

 

Helping Hands is a PTO committee ready to help school families in times of crisis. We are able to provide meals, run errands, clean houses, lawn care, etc. Volunteers are needed to provide the various services requested.

 

Retail/Rebate Programs (Box Tops, Kroger, etc) - OPEN

 

Organize and communicate/ educate our school families about the Boxtop Program and other rewards programs that return money to our school.

 

Restaurant Fundraisers - Holly Isaacs

 

Organize with restaurant(s) to set up fundraisers several times throughout the year and communicate with the PTO and school families about the fundraiser.

 

Secret Santa Workshop - Andrea Brown and Renee Eichas

 

The Secret Santa Shop is a 2-3 day event in early December when the students can buy inexpensive items for the people on their holiday shopping list. Adult volunteers help the students make their purchases.


 

Get Involved

 

There are many ways to get involved:

  • Watch for communication from the PTO in weekly school parent emails and on the St. Albert the Great Parents & Family Facebook Page

  • Attend the PTO Meetings

  • Chair a Standing Committee

  • Join a Committee

  • Volunteer to assist with PTO events and programs


Ways to Support

 

Box Tops

Help the PTO raise money for our school by participating in the Box Tops program! No more clipping box tops, all you have to do is download an app and scan your receipts! Find out more!

 

Kroger Rewards

Earn money to support the PTO just by grocery shopping! Simply link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to St. Albert the Great. Find out more!

 

Projects and Programs Funded by the PTO

 

  • 2023 Cafeteria remodel funded by the Viking Gala Fund a Need

  • 2023 Funded new safety/first aid bags for classrooms

  • 2021 PTO contributed to the construction of a new playground

  • Annual April Asks (This is when teachers can ask for equipment and supplies to better their classrooms.)

  • Catholic Schools Week supplies/activities

  • Annual Halloween event for students 

  • Annual Field Day Event for Students

  • Contribution to the 8th Grade Class Trip

  • Contribution to the Parish Picnic

  • Class Party Supplies for Students

  • Supplies for the Social Concerns Committee to assist community members through bereavement or other special circumstances

  • Lunches and dinners for teachers and staff throughout the year

  • Student stewardship project supplies throughout the year

  • Teacher Christmas gifts 

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