The PTO provides many opportunities to get involved in your child’s academic experience
The PTO has many opportunities, large and small, for parents to be involved in their children’s academic experience. St. Giles is a dynamic place because of all of the people who give so willingly of their time and talents. The PTO welcomes anyone who is would like to be involved with open arms and grateful hearts.
Below is the list of volunteer opportunities managed by the PTO along with the Chairs for the committees. Please reach out to the committee chairs of PTO board members for more information or to participate.
Birthday Book Club
During students’ Birthday month, they are invited to participate in a pizza party during the lunch hour where they select a book that is later donated to the library for a minimum donation. A bookplate sticker is placed inside the book with their name and the student is first to check out the book. Volunteers help bake, purchase paper goods/soda and assist with the party. During school hours.
Co-chairs: Beth Jelaca and Paola Sebastianelli
Welcome new families to school, accompany them to open house in August and maintain contact throughout the first year to help acclimate them to school. Evening hours.
Co-chairs: Ann Clements and Kerri Spreng
Catholic Schools Week
A special week in January/February set aside to celebrate Catholic Schools nationwide. Over 20 activities take place during this special event for families, students and teachers. Volunteers are need to help with event promotion, publicity, decorations, family events, teacher baskets, buddy lunches, teacher lunches and community outreach. Need approximately 120 volunteers for the week. Day, evening and weekend hours.
Chair: Megan Patterson and Tracy Wysockey
Enrichment: Fee based after school program that engances students education.
Chair: Tracy Wysockey and Kenna MacKinnon
Faith and Family Life Committee
Chair: Paula Laboe and Sarah Valaika
Family Dance Party
Dance the night away with your family after the Variety Show in April/May.
Chair: Liz Moroney
Lead a reading program in the classroom using a story guide to promote the joy of reading. Volunteers will lead small discussion groups with the class and assist with a writing or drawing activity.
Chair: Jennifer Fox
Coordinate a parish-wide party. Volunteers will help with publicity, refreshments, activities, and decorations and clean up. Evening hours.
Co-chairs for the younger grades party: Jen Sabatino, Sondra Savino Clark
Provide an organized response to school families in need. Volunteers prepare meals and help with carpooling. Flexible hours.
Chair: Beth Fegan
Hospitality—Monthly Faculty Meetings
Provide refreshments once a month for after school teacher meetings. Volunteers purchase cups and napkins, set-up and provide bake goods. Flexible hours.
Co-chairs: Ellen Griffin
Provide refreshments for curriculum night (first week in September) and two Open Houses during Catholic Schools week. Day and evening hours.
Co-chairs: Madeleine Butler and Tania Zubkus
Provide refreshments for Teacher Orientation and Institute luncheon in August and again during Catholic Schools Week. Coordinate soup dinner during conference week in February. Volunteers will provide invitations, set-up food preparation, serving and clean up. Day and evening hours.
Organize special student lunches to be delivered from local restaurants twice a month. Volunteers help select meals, distribute, collect and tally order forms, count money, purchase food and organize volunteers. On days when Hot Lunch is served volunteers will meet in the Primary Building Lobby at 11:00 am to organize distribution.
Co-chairs: Julianne Nery and Kelly Richard
Assist office by laminating various items. Hours are flexible.
Chairs: Jennifer Fox
Work with the faculty and administration to provide supplemental information and instruction on school wellness guidelines. Flexible, evening hours. Coordinate fresh product program offered to our school, parish and community. Daytime hours.
Co-chairs: Muriel Quinn and Jennifer Fox
Two room parents per classroom are assigned to coordinate parent volunteers for classroom parties (Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day), end-of-year picnic and sacrament receptions (if applicable). We also ask that room parents help photograph key classroom activities and projects to submit to the development office. During school hours.
Chair: Ginger Timchak
Coordinate spirit wear sales during the school year including order intake and delivery of merchandise. Flexible hours.
Chair: Amy McIntosh
Assist in auditions, rehearsals and production of the school talent in April/May. During school hours.
Chair: Amy McIntosh
Collect and sort uniforms. Hold sale in July/August. Flexible hours.
Co-chairs: Kari Harris and Christina Sahagun
Wrapping Paper Sales
Coordinate wrapping paper fundraiser in the Fall including working with the sales representatives, collecting order forms and distributing items once delivered. Flexible hours.
Co-Chairs: Kathleen Kolovitz and Kenna MacKinnon