To promote educational growth and spiritual welfare. To strive towards improving understanding and cooperation between parents and teachers.
Monthly PTO board meetings are held from August through May. Two general meetings are held each year – one in conjunction with Mock Schedule Night in the fall, the other in early spring. All parents are welcome to attend!
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All monies earned by the PTO are given back to St. Martha School and its students.
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in joining the PTO Board, one of our committees, or volunteering for an event, please contact Jenn Forst. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Store – St. Martha branded apparel and merchandise is available for sale at “pop-up events” throughout the year and through monthly promotions in the Rock Report (daily email to families).
Chili Supper – The Chili Supper is held annually in January. Chili is served in Bethany Center (the gym) and a festival of games and booths are hosted. Volunteers are needed to help serve food and work booths.
Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Events – A Father/Daughter dance and Mother/Son activity are sponsored annually. Volunteers are needed to set up, staff and clean up events.
Health Events & Records – This committee maintains immunization and physical records for each student. Annual screenings are held to obtain information on each student in accordance with the Jefferson County Health Department (height, weight, hearing and vision tests and scoliosis screening). All information is kept confidential and remains part of each student’s permanent record. Volunteers are needed to help with the screenings. The committee also holds various health education activities throughout the school year.
Homecoming – PTO works with Sports Ministry as needed to coordinate details of the event each fall and to secure clean up help afterwards.
Homeroom Parents – Homeroom Parents coordinate the school holiday parties – Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Additional volunteers assist with parties and provide treats.
Hospitality – This committee helps welcome and orient new families through a variety of events and materials.
Picnic Booth – The PTO runs a booth at the annual parish picnic. Volunteers are needed to work the booth.
Retail Fundraising – The PTO leverages national programs, retailers and apps that donate back to St. Martha when purchases are made, Specifically:
- Amazon Smile – St. Martha earns 0.5% on purchases made through smile.amazon.com
- Box Tops for Education donates money for each Box Top collected at St. Martha. Students earn dress down days every other month for turning in Box Tops. There are also collection drives twice a year with classroom competitions and prize incentives.
- Shoparoo is a free app that turns pictures of your shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for St. Martha. See Shoparoo.com for more.
Santa’s Workshop – Santa’s Workshop provides students with an opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends. The event takes place during two school days in early December. Volunteers help inventory the merchandise, price items, set up tables and help the children shop.
Shamrock Games – A series of field events are set up for students. At the end of the day, nominated teachers and upperclassmen compete in various stunts. Raffle prizes are also awarded at the event. Volunteers are needed to work the games.
Spirit Nights – Each month on a designated evening eat at MOD or Angio’s Pizza and a percentage of all purchases will be donated to St. Martha.
Spring Fling – Spring Fling is a festival held during the school day on the Thursday before Derby. Carnival games are held at Bethany Center. Chances on various donated items are sold on this day too. Volunteers are needed to work various booths and games.
Teacher Appreciation – This committee provides gifts, meals and treats at Back to School time. Christmas, Catholic Schools Week and fall and spring conferences. A luncheon to honor the faculty and staff is held every spring. donations are collected from school families to fund the event. Volunteers are needed to help organize and work at the luncheon.
Used Uniform Sale – The sale is held annually, around back to school time. volunteers are needed to help display the items and collect money.
PTO Board Members
Pastor – Father Seejo Thandiacka
Principal – Michael Bickett
President – Jennifer Forst
Past President – Tina Walsh
Vice President – Karey McDowell
Secretary – Liz Jewell
Campus Store – Deana Price, Brittany Higdon
Chili Supper – Deana Sehlinger
Communications – Amy Schwoeppe
Father/Daughter Dance – Dawn Ruiz
Health Events & Records – Tina Walsh
Homecoming – Tina Walsh
Homeroom Parents – Suzanne Geiger (Pre-K – 4), Jessica Hourigan (5-8)
Hospitality – Brittany Higdon, Lauren Thomas
Mother/Son Event – Donna Franklin, Maggie Wright
Picnic Booth – Deana Sehlinger, Tina Walsh
Retail Fundraising – Karrie Harper
Santa’s Workshop – Jessica Hourigan, Tara Randolph
Shamrock Games – Karey McDowell, Val Pifer
Spirit Nights – Amanda Randol
Spring Fling – Lori Cornish
Teacher Appreciation – Jennifer Forst
Teacher Representatives – Donna Franklin, Suzanne Geiger
Used Uniform Sale – Jennifer Nason
Weekday Helper – Betty Crawford