Welcome to the St. Giles PTO
We had a great turnout at our first PTO Meeting September 14 and were able to welcome several new parents. We hope you will be able to join us at the next meeting, which will be held in the evening.
Many items were discussed and you can read the minutes here, but we would like to highlight four topics of discussion:
First, our treasurers were happy to report that your support of the PTO made a huge impact in the 2016-2017 school year! While the time and talents that all of our parents contribute to our school are without measure, the treasure from our fundraising came close to $10,000 in new school improvements. They included:
- purchasing new water fountains/bottle fillers for the Corrigan and Frawley buildings;
- replacing the rubber mulch in the pre-school playground;
- purchasing additional walkie talkies to help with campus safety; and,
- contributing to keeping epi-pens in cabinets current throughout the campus.
For a comprehensive list of all that you, as members of PTO, contribute toward—time, talent, and treasure—click here.
During our meeting we introduced the new Diversity Committee for PTO spearheaded by Lisa Schrantz. This committee will focus on how to engage parents at St. Giles School, address topics of concern and interest on our diverse campus, and research how St. Giles School can improve the school for all. We look forward to the positive outcomes of this committee, and thank Lisa for starting it! If you are interested in participating on or would like to learn more about the Diversity Committee, please contact Lisa at email@example.com.
Laura Milder and Kristen Reale reminded us that the Book Fair is rapidly approaching.
Come purchase books for your students and help fill teacher wish lists for classrooms this October 4-6! As always, parent volunteers are crucial to the success of this PTO fundraiser and we have both daytime and evening shifts. Sign up here to help.
Finally, we introduced the first (annual!) Trivia Night! We hope you can join us Saturday, October 21 at 7 PM in McDonough Hall. Sign up as an individual, couple, or up to a group of six ($35 per person), but be prepared to meet and mingle with new families as teams are groups of ten. This fundraiser is not only a great way to help fund our outdoor spaces at St. Giles but it is also a terrific community builder. Snacks are provided but please BYOB, which will no doubt help your memory recall in this multi-subject contest. Many thanks to Muriel Quinn, Laura Milder, and Heather Pflederer for making this happen.
We look forward to seeing you all at the next PTO meeting: Thursday, October 10th at 7PM in the McDonough Conference Room.
Upcoming PTO/School Events:
October 15-21, 2017
Great Grades Mass: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade
October 18, 2017 | 8:30 am
Amato’s (Athletic Advisory Committee fundraiser)
Friday, October 20, 2017
Fun Lunch: Felony Franks
Friday, October 27, 2017