Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
The St. Ann School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) seeks to foster a deeper mutual understanding among members of the St. Ann's community, parents of St. Ann School students, and members of the faculty and staff, particularly with respect to the educational, spiritual, and cultural objectives of the school
President Casey & Carrie McLiney 913-486-3121
President Elect Miles & Katie McCune 913-633-0450
Past President Syd & Kim Warner 913-544-3684
Treasurer Christine Rolli 913-481-4536
Secretary Nancy Wilerson 913-653-4411
Staff Representative Allie foster 913-660-1101
Major Fundraising Allie Clark Sarah Emerson
Monthly Fundraising Teresa Deering Amy Whitney
Staff Activities Francie Bradley Carrie Reiser
Student Volunteers Jen Reintjes Karie Nelson
Public Relations Charlotte Butler Tracy Blasdel
Student Enrichment Shelby Ross Christy Staker
Parent Activities Erica Creger
Parent Volunteers Katie Lindmark Emily Eckles
Decorating Meg Winne Tisha Zimmerman
Program & Hospitality Brooke Santa Lisa Stuart
SCRIP Liz Schroeder Maggie Doolittle
Ellen Algrim Ani Renz
Spirit Wear Stephanie Grier Meghan Parrot
Programs and Hospitality Committee:
Facilitates and enhances meetings/social activities involving St. Ann's P.T.O. Duties include setting up and providing refreshments for New Parent Social in August, Back to School Night, Bingo Night, Trivia Night.
Initiates and screens fundraising ideas to present to the P.T.O. Present projects include entertainment book and wrapping paper sale, plant sale, cereal box top collection, St. Ann spirit wear, and local restaurant nights.
Student Enrichment Committee:
Coordinates student enrichment programs to enrich curriculum for K-8.This committee is also responsible for the coordination of the Scholastic Book Fair held in late April or early May.
Staff Activities Committee:
This committee plans the staff brunch, Christmas luncheon, and teacher appreciation week. Parents Activities Committee: Current activities of the committee are Secret Pals, parent (with last child) gifts at 8th grade graduation, cards to staff or parents of the school community (i.e.., sympathy, new baby, illness, etc.), and Helping Hands Program.
A parent picks a member of the staff and honors them throughout the year with a friendly note, a treat, a holiday remembrance, small surprise. Nothing extravagant - a cookie or muffin when you bake (or shop), a poem you wrote yourself, a flower from your garden.
New Parent Welcome:
Before school starts in August; parents of new students are invited to an evening welcome party. This informal get-together gives new families an opportunity to ask questions and meet other parents.
Ice Cream Social:
Our annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the P.T.O., is the week before school starts. Students and families should bring their supplies to their homerooms, meet teachers, and enjoy some ice cream in the cafeteria. Used uniforms are available in the gym. It is also an opportunity to sign up for a “Secret Pal” for the school year.
October Fall Festival:
One of two major parish fund-raisers, the Fall Festival begins with a Mass on Saturday evening, followed by a dinner. There is also a silent auction that helps raise money. Get a group together and reserve a table. Great fun! All proceeds go to the parish; however, a substantial part is returned to the school budget.
ROOM PARENTS RESPONSIBILITIES AND PARTY POLICIES:
Room Parents Responsibilities:
The seventh grade room parent is also responsible for planning the Confirmation and graduation receptions.
- Organizing and orchestrating three class parties for Halloween, Christmas, &Valentine’s Day
- Recognizing the homeroom teacher’s birthday (no surprise parties, please!),
- Contacting his/her homeroom parents to fill certain volunteer spots(such as field day, fall festival, treats for teachers, cafeteria duty),
- Budgeting classroom money for parties, gifts, and events.
- Notifying homeroom parents know of any upcoming school events
We celebrate with three parties each year: Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. Teachers request treats that are easy for the children to eat, and clear drinks only. Any other parties require approval from the principal. Parents will not be reimbursed for party expenses. PTO Room Parents & Party Policies PTO Minutes