PTO Information and Events
- PTO President Letter
- PTO At-A-Glance
- PTO Board
- St. Junipero Awards
- 2019-2020 PTO BOARD INFORMATION
- Room Parent Teams
- PTO Board Meetings
If you’re anything like me, sometimes even with the best intentions to make Lent meaningful, the craziness of the days keeps me from really getting started until we’re midway through or even into Holy Week. This year’s theme of Sacrificing with Jesus (by definition - sacrifice: the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone) is a great reminder that we’re not alone in this journey of preparing for the Easter miracle.
We have many events coming up over the next couple of months that we hope you will be a part of, especially during this time of Lent. We will have our Moment in Time for Moms Book Study, a beautiful Lenten Retreat, our SerraServes Outreach Event, as well as our weekly Parent Rosary - all wonderful ways to reflect and share with others during this Lenten time.
In addition, there are many tools available to help us get started and stay devoted throughout Lent. I have listed a few below. Let’s be good examples to our children to help them engage in Lent by getting on onboard ourselves.
- MAGNIFICAT Daily Lent Readings, Meditations - Also available as an app for iOS & Android - CLICK HERE
- Father Rocky - 40 Lenten Lessons on the Mass, daily e-mail: https://relevantradio.com/father-rockys-40-lenten-lessons-mass/
- Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever - Daily E-mail Reflection - CLICK HERE
- Free Daily Lenten Video Series - Daily Videos From Top Catholic Speakers - Short 2-3 Minute Videos - CLICK HERE
- LOYOLA PRESS - A JESUIT MINISTRY - Living Lent Daily 2019 is written by James P. Campbell, D.Min., author - CLICK HERE
Please see the overview below for our upcoming PTO sponsored events, and if you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th: Parent Rosary in the Chapel
- 6th: Parent Rosary, Ash Wednesday Mass
- 16th: The Greatest Show – Anchor Ball (SAC)
- 2nd: Moment in Time for Moms Book Study (Chapel)
- 4th: Parent Rosary, Mass, and PTO Parent Fellowship & Coffee Social
- 5th, 12th: Parent Rosary in the Chapel
- 5th: HeartRun
- 7th: Mother Son Event Pirates Adventure
- 9th: Moment in Time for Moms Book Study (Chapel)
- 10th: PTO Meeting (Parent Hub) - All Parents Welcome!
- 11th: Parent Lenten Retreat
- 13th: SerraServes Outreach Event
- 13th: Serra Social Club (Couples Cornhole Tourney)
- 16th: Moment in Time for Moms Book Study (Chapel)
- 30th: Moment in Time for Moms Book Study (Chapel)
Thank You and God’s Blessings,
These annual events support the SJSC operating budget and help keep educational costs affordable for all.
- Golf Classic - Adult-only golf tournament, dinner, silent auction and Ball Drop. Traditionally held in the Fall.
- Harvest Festival - Harvest-themed family event held on St. Serra’s campus in the Fall, featuring entertainment, games, rides, music, boutique and lots of food!
- Anchor Ball - SJSC’s largest fundraiser of the year, usually held in the Spring. This formal, adult-only event includes dinner, silent auction, live auction, music, dancing and various opportunity drawings.
Community Building Events:
Focused on bringing families together in fellowship and strengthening our community through fun-themed events that also support our fundraising efforts.
- SerraStrong ~ Faith, Family and Fun!
- Family Nights Out
- Santa’s Secret Christmas Shop
- Book Fair
- Father/Daughter Dance
- Mother/Son Ultimate Day of Fun
- Heart Run
Serves our parent community through specialized ministries.
- SerraStrong in Prayer: Partners in Prayer, Prayer Requests, Parent Rosary
- Welcome Ministries: Ambassador Program, Serra Bear Greeters
- Parent Faith Formation: Lenten Retreat, Spiritual Support Materials
- Assistance Ministries: Serra Cares Ministry, Adopt-A-Family
Teacher, Classroom and School Support:
Provides the crucial link between St. Serra parents and their teachers, including the organization and coordination of parent volunteer help in the classrooms.
- Room Parent Coordinators (RPC’s) - Coordinates the efforts of our Room Parents and Classroom Project Coordinators across all grade levels, while being voting members of the PTO Board.
- Teacher Appreciation Week- One week each year in which the entire SJSC Community comes together to show appreciation for all that our teachers do for our children.
- Staff Treat Days – Hosted three times a year. Day of appreciation for all St. Serra staff coordinated and planned by groups of RPC’s and related Room Parents coordinating parent’s efforts.
Introducing...We are excited to welcome the 2018-19 SJSC Parent Teacher Organization Board - many of whom are already busy planning for next school year. Thank you for answering the call to serve our St. Serra community as part of this blessed ministry! If you'd like to get more involved in PTO, please contact PTO President Elect, Shannon O’Connor at email@example.com.
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 PTO Board Members:
PTO President-Shannon O’Connor
President Elect-Allie Bertochinni
VP Outreach Ministries- Kathy Bonin
VP Volunteers- Cristen Lebsack
VP Donations- Shelly Soenen
VP Golf/Book Fair- Courtnay Flick
VP Harvest Festival/Heart Run-Teacia Andrew
VP Anchor Ball- Stephanie Angelos
VP Serra Spirit Shop – Laura MacCartie
VP Community- Melissa Singleton
VP Parent/Child- Shannon Johnson
VP Communications- Mary Broomfield
PTO Secretary-Lisa Zawistoski
PTO Treasurer-Alecia Hedge
PTO Hospitality-Alexandra Simon
SSCS Box Tops Field Day- Cheryl Redfern
LEAD Room Parent Coordinator PS-2 - Lindsay Hakimi
RPC PS- Gina Walton
RPC TK- Whitney Hutton
RPC Kindergarten- Tina Clarence
RPC 1st Grade-Gwenne Kooman
RPC 2nd Grade-Karyn Pickart
Lead RPC 3-5-Kay Relvas
RPC 3rd Grade- Charise Medeiros
RPC 4th Grade-Angie Miller
RPC 5th Grade-Heidi Paolone
Lead RPC 6-8- Megan Hayden
RPC 6th Grade- Naomi Peters
RPC 7th Grade-Janice Tarwater
RPC 8th Grade- Kim Gallaway
Lead Ambassador- Mich Todd
Thank you to these volunteers for accepting the call to serve as leaders of our SJSC community! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. We are SerraStrong!
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Board Members:
PTO President: Dana Maas
President Elect: Shannon O'Connor
Parliamentarian: Cristen Lebsack
VP Outreach Ministries: Kathy Bonin
VP Volunteers: Candis Brady
VP Donations: Shelly Soenen
VP Golf / Book Fair: Courtnay Flick
VP Harvest Festival/Heart Run: Teacia Andrew
VP Anchor Ball: Open Position
VP Community: Stephanie Angelos
VP Parent / Child: Shannon Johnson
VP Parent Education: Alessandra Brus
VP Communications: Mary Broomfield
SSCS Box Tops Field Day: Cheryl Redfern
LEAD Room Parent Coordinator PS - 2: Allie Bertocchini
Lead RPC 3-5: Kay Relvas
Lead RPC 6-8: Megan Hayden
Lead Ambassador: Allison Finnigan
PTO Secretary: Lisa Zawistoski
PTO Treasurer: Alecia Hedge
PTO Hospitality: Alexandra Simon
RPC PS: Lea Martone
RPC TK: Kate Fenton
RPC Kindergarten: Faith Agius
RPC 1st Grade: Heather Wilson
RPC 2nd Grade: Charise Medeiros
RPC 3rd Grade: Jennifer Zalle
RPC 4th Grade: Shannon Smaldino
RPC 5th Grade: Jill Kopeny
RPC 6th Grade: Aimee Stevenson
RPC 7th Grade: Kim Gallaway
RPC 8th Grade: Melissa Fosdick
School President: Mrs. Angeline Trudell
VP Parent Services: Mrs. Debbie Dubeau
AP Student Services: Mr. Corey Overton
Teacher Representative PS-2: Susan Turner
Teacher Representative 3-8: Elaina Stokes
2016-2017 Cristen Lebsack
2015-2016 Teacia Andrew
2014-2015 Joyce Stinson
2013-2014 Holly Schwartz
2012-2013 Sarah Doyle
2011-2012 Lori Kilander
2010-2011 Sally Palmer
2009-2010 Jill Noriega
2008-2009 Linda Baldy
2007-2008 Mary Mack
2006-2007 Barb Pinter
2005-2006 Kathaleen Gonzalez
2004-2005 Janet Chermack
2003-2004 Marjorie Trujillo
2002-2003 Michelle Lencioni
2001-2002 Anna Salvatore
2000-2001 Kyle Van Boom
1999-2000 Sally McLeod
1998-1999 Teri Sanchez
1997-1998 Christine Ankenman
1996-1997 Diane Cochrane
1995-1996 Diane Cochrane
2016-2017 PTO BOARD ELECTIONS
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2016-2017 PTO Board and for those who have heard the call to service! We are blessed to have an involved community of parent leaders at SJSC!
The nomination process has closed and the following PTO Board positions must be put to a vote:
- RPC – PS/TK
Please CLICK HERE to access the 2016-2017 voting ballot.
Remember, this vote is open to the entire SJSC community -- each parent may submit only one ballot. Ballots must be completed online and submitted no later than Friday, April 29th at 3:00 PM.
Please contact PTO President, Cristen Lebsack, at email@example.com.
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School PTO serves as a supportive body representing all St. Serra parents and teachers, offering relevant and cooperative assistance to the school through non-fundraising and fundraising events.
Since 1997, SJSC has honored parent volunteers with the ST. JUNIPERO SERRA OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD. This prestigious honor is for parent volunteers who have blessed our community with dedication and hard work above and beyond the required volunteer commitment over many years. They represent "Stewardship in Action!" Potential recipients are nominated by SJSC parents, faculty and staff.
New this year! Our ST. JUNIPERO SERRA OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD will be presented at our Volunteer Recognition Event held for the first time in the St. Serra Chapel on campus at the end of the school year.
1."This is a PTO award." While the process is facilitated by the PTO, this award is for any/all parents in the SJSC community.
2."Surely this parent will be nominated!" Not necessarily! If everyone thinks this, but no one actually submits a nomination, then that volunteer will not be eligible, as a nomination is required.
3."I volunteered so many hours last year but I didn't win." This is a cumulative award. We look for candidates who have consistently given of their time in a multitude of areas over the course of their many years at SJSC.
CALL TO ACTION: We are opening nominations NOW and will keep it open for a majority of the school year! As events and volunteering take place (around campus, on the field, in the classroom) and you notice a “stand out” volunteer, please take a few minutes to complete the online NOMINATION FORM for at least one parent who has blessed our community with their dedication and hard work this year. St. Serra appreciates all of our parent volunteers, and this is a wonderful opportunity to recognize those who have done an outstanding job!
All online nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2019.
Volunteer Award Reception and Prayer Service
On Thursday, June 6, we will celebrate volunteerism with our inaugural Volunteer Award Reception and Prayer Service. Mark your calendar for this beautiful celebration recognizing those who give of their time and talents to bring JOY to our community.
Parents that log 100 plus hours of service will be invited to attend this first annual event. Please continue to log your hours through the SERVICE HOURS PARENT PORTAL.
Questions? Contact PTO Parliamentarian, Dana Maas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer & Tom Brooks ~ Diane & Larry Cochran
Pat & Bill Kaszton ~ Audrey Tellers ~ Kyle & Joel Van Boom
Lynn Caulfield ~ Cindy & Jim Chiuminatta ~ Claire Pelaez
Anthony Abowd ~ Karen Como ~ Debbie Dubeau
Donna Barnecut ~ Wayne Dupre ~ Irene Hutton ~ Karen Sinkey
Karen & Phil Sirianni ~ Marjorie Trujillo
Kathy & Steve Brandlin ~ Celeste & Eric Couch
Debbie Farinella ~ Oonagh & Ralph Linzmeier ~ Debi Martin
Diana Myers ~ Teri Sanchez ~ Chris & Charlie Vogelheim
Michelle Lencioni ~ Bill Todd ~ Pam Heckman ~ Marti Longo
Julie Canning ~ Gigi & Paul Scheper ~ Cindy Cain
Jo & Michael Nader ~ Lee Groener
Wayne Peterson ~ Richard Heim ~ Chris Trujillo
Anna Salvatore ~ Donna & Kary Yergler ~ Jeff Reiss
Darlene & Jon Friestedt ~ Teresa & Doug Humphrey
Mona Wilhelms ~ Tony Uzzi ~ Teresa Fullerton
Linda Baldy ~ Cliff Deller ~ Joe Dragan ~ Robyn Jankovich
Jeannie Richard ~ Mary & Joe Sanchez
Susan Armstrong ~ Brian & Sue Dolan ~ Kathleen Gonzalez
Dean & Maureen Krieger ~ Mary Mack ~ Rick & Michelle Ptak
Marc & Laura Carignan ~ Lori Imburgia ~ Mary Kate Marconi
Barbara Pinter ~ Jodi Sweet ~ Todd Ziemer
Bill Hays ~ Brett McCauley ~ Steve Muzzy ~ Carla Myers
Kari Andrakowicz ~ Becky Engel ~ Tara Essex ~ Mike Furlong
Gino & Mary Cischke ~ Joan Gonzalez ~ Kent & Karen Hayden
Karin Hendrick ~ Carole Herzfeld ~ Nancy Hines ~ Randa Memo
Jill Noriega ~ Father Jim Dunning
Chris & Caroline Brahney ~ Lorrie Cabrera ~ Stephanie Callahan
Marisa Ladarola ~ Kim O'Donoghue ~ Sally Palmer ~ Ann Smith
Mike & Kim Caspino ~ Tracie Furlong ~ Angela Grant
Trudi McKenzie ~ Lynne Pantano ~ Kathy Plocher
Robin Emanuel ~ Kim Gallaway ~ Lori Kilander
Sam & Janet King ~ Patty Loessberg ~ Carol Miller
Georgia Prukop ~ Joyce Stinson
Kathy Bonin ~ Jay Deubler ~ Sarah Doyle
Shari Keating ~ Al & Karen Reyes ~ Sharon Tracy
Noelle Chiasson ~ Melissa Driscoll ~ John & Melissa Fosdick
Monique Hastings ~ Doug & Megan Hayden ~ Dana Maas ~ Rebecca Yaghi
Teacia Andrew ~ Jeff & Anne Cova ~ Shannon O'Connor
Michele Polana ~ Suzanne Reyes ~ Michael & Alexandra Simon ~ Shannon Smaldino ~ Maria Suarez
Gina Christiansen ~ Meredith Giraudi ~ Matt & Carol Lawson
Cristen Lebsack ~ Kelly McCabe ~ Michael Pollock ~ Shelly Soenen ~ Thomas Wilkinson
Stephanie Angelos ~ Jamie Gorrell ~ Carrie Mulvee ~ Kay Relvas ~ Sandy & Steve Silva ~
Suzanne Tyler~Lisa & Alan Zawistoski
2019-2020 School Year PTO Planning
Are you ready to say ‘Yes’ to Parent Leadership at St. Serra?
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of Godʼs varied grace.” I Peter 4:10-11
Come join us! We welcome you and your talents to join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We are beginning the planning process for the 2019-2020 school year and look forward to partnering with our many creative and talented parents.
If you have a heart for planning community events, fundraisers, outreach, or parent child events, we want your leadership and help! Our PTO Board members serve our school community by leading teams of parent volunteers and work in collaboration with the teachers and administration at monthly board meetings.
Please e-mail Allie Bertocchini, PTO President-elect, at email@example.com, and let us know your interests and talents or if you are interested in chairing an event. Visit our PTO event pages to learn more.
LEARN MORE / QUESTIONS
For a more thorough description of St. Serra’s Parent Teacher Organization, please check out our current PTO BYLAWS. In addition, if you have any questions or need further information, please contact PTO President Elect, Allie Bertocchini, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage every parent to attend our monthly PTO Board meetings held and to become involved with the St. Serra Community.
Our PTO events focus on building community, providing outreach and faith enrichment to our neighbors, and raising funds to keep educational costs affordable for every child that wants to experience a Catholic education.
Meeting Dates: Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 9, Nov. 14 (SAC), Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Feb 27 (New date in place of March meeting), Apr 10, May 8 and June 3.
Location: Parent Hub
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.