A Catholic community of dedicated teachers, parents, and students.

logo

2825 Klondike Ln

Louisville, KY 40218

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Monday to Friday

PTO

Interested in PTO?

Once you’ve reviewed the below information, please fill out this form to select which committee(s) you’re interested in becoming a part of.

Our Purpose

To promote educational growth and spiritual welfare. To strive towards improving understanding and cooperation between parents and teachers.

Meetings

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 any/all meetings!

PTO Remind

Sign up to receive reminders for PTO events: visit remind.com/join. Enter school code @stmarthapto. Select your reminder option TEXT or e-mail. Or text @stmarthapto to 81010. Standard messaging rates apply. Opt out anytime by replying “unsubscribe@stmarthapto.”

Funds/Profits

Funds raised 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:  jennforst@gmail.com

PTO Committees

Campus Store – St. Martha branded apparel and merchandise is available for sale at “pop-up events” throughout the year.

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 – and coordinate teacher gifts. 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 the Horse Race Bingo 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 eligible purchases made through smile.amazon.com. Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com (not the general website or app) generate donations
  • 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 is also a collection drive with classroom competitions and prize incentives.
  • Nanz & Kraft Florist’s Community Programs enables customers to make a donation to St. Martha with each order. Select the “Charitable Contributions” pull down menu on the order form and choose St. Martha.

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.

Rock-A-Thon – This annual fun run/walk, powered by Boosterthon, combines world-class character content with a highly profitable fundraiser. Students raise funds using an online platform during a 9-day collection window.

Spirit Nights – Every Thursday, eat at a designated restaurant – including Angio’s MOD, Panera, Raising Canes or Texas Roadhouse – and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to St. Martha. Check the Sycamore calendar and/or the Rock Report for more details.

Spring Fling – Spring Fling is a festival held during the school day on the Thursday before Derby. Following a parade celebrating all things Derby Festival, students play carnival games, enjoy face and nail painting and sing karaoke at Bethany Center. Raffle chances for tickets to Holiday World, Malibu Jacks, Orange Leaf and many more prizes are sold in advance and winners are drawn and awarded on Spring Fling day.

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 – Suzanne Barnett

President – Karrie Harper

Past President – Jenn Forst

Vice President – Open

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 – Emily Lape

Hospitality – Open

Mother/Son Event – Laura Rothenburger, Karrie Harper

Picnic Booth – Deana Sehlinger, Tina Walsh

Santa’s Workshop – Stephanie Harwood

Rock-A-Thon – Karey McDowell

Spirit Nights/Retail Fundraising – Open

Spring Fling – Lori Cornish

Teacher Appreciation – Morgan Gould

Teacher Representatives – Donna Franklin, Suzanne Geiger

Used Uniform Sale – Open

Weekday Helper – Open

Warm & Inviting

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children's whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

– Kari Ogle

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:33:19+00:00

– Kari Ogle

“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children’s whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

Being a Part of a Family

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now."

– Dana Bale

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:39:56+00:00

– Dana Bale

“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now.”

Top-Notch Academics

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won't find a better school!

– Katherine A. McCurry

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:42:19+00:00

– Katherine A. McCurry

“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won’t find a better school!

It’s a Blast

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

– Kathleen Smith

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T08:43:41+00:00

– Kathleen Smith

“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

You Can’t Beat the People

"My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately."

– Lauren Micka Thomas

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2017-01-15T17:10:14+00:00

– Lauren Micka Thomas

“My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately.”

Our Teachers Go Above and Beyond

"It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the faculty and staff of St. Martha want your child to succeed just as much as you do as their parent. If I ever have a concern, or for that matter my child has a concern about something they don’t understand, they are provided with extra support until they are able to master the skill being taught. Our teachers go above and beyond!"

- Deana Price, St Martha Parent
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:07:27+00:00
“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the faculty and staff of St. Martha want your child to succeed just as much as you do as their parent. If I ever have a concern, or for that matter my child has a concern about something they don’t understand, they are provided with extra support until they are able to master […]

St. Martha Truly Does Rock!

"St. Martha truly does rock! We have a solid faith foundation, a school that provides not only education, but love and support to our children. We have a parish that works together to make sure there are groups/activities for every member of the parish. I feel blessed to be a member of the St. Martha Community."

Deana Price
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:15:37+00:00
“St. Martha truly does rock! We have a solid faith foundation, a school that provides not only education, but love and support to our children. We have a parish that works together to make sure there are groups/activities for every member of the parish. I feel blessed to be a member of the St. Martha Community.” Deana Price

The Drive…It’s Worth It!

"We drive over 30 minutes each way to get to St. Martha - and it's worth it! We grateful to have found a community of loving, courageous, helpful, kind, genuine people to help us raise our babies - and we're not going anywhere. After 3 years of preschool and with our oldest now in Kindergarten - we know we're where we belong.
A deciding factor and one of the greatest benefits to our family is that SMS offers after school care AND summer care - that are run by SMS staff. My kiddo is in the same place, with people she knows, all year and its priceless!"


Eileen Burden
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:17:48+00:00
“We drive over 30 minutes each way to get to St. Martha – and it’s worth it! We grateful to have found a community of loving, courageous, helpful, kind, genuine people to help us raise our babies – and we’re not going anywhere. After 3 years of preschool and with our oldest now in Kindergarten – we know we’re where […]

There is Something For Everyone

"St. Martha offers such a wide range of extra curricular activities from sports to academic oriented clubs to service clubs and many more. There is something for everyone."

Meredith Havlin
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:21:09+00:00
“St. Martha offers such a wide range of extra curricular activities from sports to academic oriented clubs to service clubs and many more. There is something for everyone.” Meredith Havlin

Supportive Faculty

"I love being part of a faculty that truly cares about each student’s growth and progress. Our teachers are continually seeking ways to support the individual needs of every student."

Anne Bahr
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:22:52+00:00
“I love being part of a faculty that truly cares about each student’s growth and progress. Our teachers are continually seeking ways to support the individual needs of every student.” Anne Bahr

Rich History

"I LOVE that there is a rich history here at St. Martha. The St. Martha community is very welcoming. It is a place where I feel like I belong, and I am valued as an educator and as a person."

Karen Woo
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:24:10+00:00
“I LOVE that there is a rich history here at St. Martha. The St. Martha community is very welcoming. It is a place where I feel like I belong, and I am valued as an educator and as a person.” Karen Woo

Growth Mindset

"I am pleased to see St. Martha moving toward a growth mindset of learning where students are encouraged to manage their own learning goals."

Mariann Lawrence
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:26:44+00:00
“I am pleased to see St. Martha moving toward a growth mindset of learning where students are encouraged to manage their own learning goals.” Mariann Lawrence

No Worries At All!

"My daughter became a Shamrock in 7th grade, and my biggest worry as a parent was if she would feel like part of the school community. I shouldn’t have worried AT ALL. She has said multiple times that the students have been so wonderfully welcoming to her that she feels like she’s been at St. Martha since kindergarten. It’s been an amazing transition for her and we are so thankful for everyone who’s been part of her school experience at St. Martha - her new friends, teachers, school staff, and the St. Martha families. It’s never too late to find your perfect school!"

Sonia Fuderer
Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
2022-02-17T16:28:22+00:00
“My daughter became a Shamrock in 7th grade, and my biggest worry as a parent was if she would feel like part of the school community. I shouldn’t have worried AT ALL. She has said multiple times that the students have been so wonderfully welcoming to her that she feels like she’s been at St. Martha since kindergarten. It’s been […]

Neighborhood School

"Our family initially picked St Martha due to it being a private school in our neighborhood, we’re not Catholic. We didn’t know anyone but I had heard good things. As soon as the kids started there it felt like family. We quickly got engaged in clubs and sports and all of us have made great friends!! The staff is top notch and the boys can’t wait to go to school everyday!"

Kim Lockard

Kim Lockard

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2018-01-25T13:50:09+00:00

Kim Lockard

“Our family initially picked St Martha due to it being a private school in our neighborhood, we’re not Catholic. We didn’t know anyone but I had heard good things. As soon as the kids started there it felt like family. We quickly got engaged in clubs and sports and all of us have made great friends!! The staff is top […]

Great Prep for High School

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

– Maranda White

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

– Maranda White

“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

Family is the Best Word

"The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”

Amy Landrum

Mrs. Brennan Ebersold
5.0
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Amy Landrum

“The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”
2.0
16