Parent Teacher Organization
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)
Principal - Ellen Martin
Assistant Principal - Deanna O’Keefe
2023-2024 School Year Meeting Dates
Each PTO meeting will occur in the school cafeteria (Visitation Hall) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend! Click on past meeting dates to view the minutes of that meeting.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024
Thursday, April 18, 2024
2023-2024 School Year Standing Committees/Chairs
Catholic Schools Week - Sarah Stahl
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 - Allison Gotting
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 - Emily Rives, Beige Thomas, Brittany Ullrich, and Rachel Coleman
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 - Theresa Alexander and Ginny Kolter
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
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 - Rachel 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.
(with reporting information and email addresses for each committee)
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
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!
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