September 2, 2016
Hi everyone, Laura Ashton here. As your PTO President, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to everyone! I always enjoy watching the students reconnect with friends and teachers after summer break. I hope that the first week of school has gone well and that everyone is settling into the school routine.
Each of you is already a member of the St. Joseph Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Did you know that? Our mission is to maintain a close relationship between the home and the school, encouraging all parents/guardians to participate actively in their student’s faith formation, education, and school activities.
To help achieve our mission and support St. Joseph School, our PTO organizes social events, enrichment assemblies, appreciation events for our staff, occasional fundraising events, and provides essential volunteers to assist teachers, staff and students.
Our next social event of the school year is just around the corner - the Sock Hop! This beloved event is on Friday, September 23rd and is a recently revived tradition at St. Joseph. Watch the school communication, facebook, and flyers for more information on this fun family event.
I would like to invite each of you to attend our first PTO meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 13th at 8:45 am in the St. Ignatius Room of Marian Hall. Here you will learn about our upcoming calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, meet fellow parents, and can share your ideas for PTO events. Subsequent meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 8:45 am in the same room. These meeting dates can be found on the Schoolwide Events and Activities Calendar that was sent to you in the August packet and is available online in the calendar section of the school website.
The main form of communicating to you about events and volunteer opportunities will be through our regular school communications. Additionally, I will post to our St. Joseph School PTO facebook page. This is a closed group; therefore, if you would like to become a member of this group, please send me your email that is associated with your facebook login. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org; I will send you a confirmation that I have sent you an invitation to join the group.
I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, September 13th!