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SVS PTO

As we move forward into the new school year, SVS PTO is excited to share the organization and bylaws have been restructured for the Parent Teacher Organization. The Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School PTO's is embracing a whole school approach. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools PTO is now a cooperative effort of all parents and teachers Pre-Kindergarten thru Grade 12.

PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote students self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

The primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. We want to foster a nurturing and caring environment that strives for continued parent involvement in helping build a better educational environment for our children. We also promote a school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work with the resources we can provide and help make school fun.

For our PTO to be effective and truly representative of the school, it is essential to have parental involvement from as many parents as possible. St. Vincent Schools PTO always appreciates their parent volunteers, as do our teachers and staff.

PTO By-Laws

Click the link below to download of view a copy of the SVS PTO By-Laws:
PTO By-Laws

2021-2022 Officers

Co-President: Terina Dillahay and Heather Lukefahr
Vice-President: Amy Blyzes
Secretary: Sarah Meyer
Treasurer: Nell LaRose

Class Liasons: 
PK: TBD
K: Morgan Wheeler
1st:Caitlin Pistorio
2nd:Jennifer Fulford
3rd: Amanda Taylor
4th: Mindy Welker
5th: Jessica Henneman
6th: Mike Reiss
7th: Holly Hotop
8th: Sharon Unterreiner
9th: TBD
10th: Kara Prost
11th: Melissa Hayden
12th: Courtney Bohnert

PTO email: pto@svdepaul.org

PTO Facebook Page: St. Vincent de Paul Schools PTO

Upcoming PTO Officers/Terms 

Need: 1 Co- Chair (President) - 1 year, to finish another’s term (typically 2 year term). Serves w/ another President.
Duties: delegate duties and organize events, communicates with the School Administration for correspondence/Jupiter Blasts. Run PTO meetings. Monitor and authorize spending of PTO funds.

Need: 2 Co- Vice Chair (Vice President)- 2 year time but 1st year served as Co-Vice President and then the 2nd year is served as the Co- President.
Duties: assist the Presidents for duties with organizing, set up and clean up of activities, some correspondence w/ school and assisting to get donations.

Need: 1 Treasurer- 2 year term.
Duties: Main responsibility is to oversee/organize the Financials, be in close communication w/ Parish Office and School Administration regarding financial issues, presently work to oversee the inventory/ordering for the Fish Fries, prepare and present financials at the PTO meetings.

2021-2022 PTO Calendar

Date Time Event Location
8/15/2021 TBA New Student Sign Distribution SVHS
9/24/2021  TBA Family Fun Fest SV Practice Football Field
10/21/2021 7:00 p.m. Bonfire for Homecoming SV Practice Football Field
10/31/2021 2:00-4:00 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat SVHS Parking Lot
11/3/2021 7:00 p.m. Fall K-12 PTO Meeting SVHS Cafeteria
2/2022 TBA IMO's Fundraiser N/A
3/4/2022 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Fish Fry   KC Hall 
3/11/2022 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fish Fry   KC Hall 
3/18/2022  4:30-7:30 p.m. Fish Fry KC Hall
4/1/2022 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fish Fry KC Hall
5/4/2022 7:00 p.m. PTO Meeting SVHS Cafeteria
  

2021 Haunted Hallways and Trunk-or-Treat 

Date: October 31, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: SVHS Parking Lot

2022 Fish Frys 

Reminder to sign up soon if you still need a fish fry shift to meet your tuition discount requirements. We already have 70% of the spots filled, so don’t miss your opportunity!

Also, please remember to send in the donations for supplies by Friday if possible.

It is once again time to start planning the four Lenten Fish Fries sponsored by the SV PTO. A big change this year is that the fish fries will be moved to the KC Hall/Clubroom.

As a reminder, each family must work at least one shift to receive the $500.00 tuition credit for the 2021-2022 school year. However, we need almost twice that many spots filled so we will need families to sign up for two spots (either student or adult counts).

Also watch the school website and FB for notices in the upcoming weeks about the Online Ordering, which is new this year. You will see that we have added Bulk Fish and Family Deal options, but these will only be offered via the Online Ordering system, which will end at 2:00pm the day of the fish fry. Also note we are no longer cutting our fish filets in two pieces as done in past years, so the individual pieces of fish will be much larger!

When you see the FB Post, please share and encourage everyone to order ahead so we can be better prepared!

Attached is a Fish Fry Parent Donation Letter with details about the fish fries and what is expected from parents and volunteers. Please send the suggested donations for supplies to school with your student by February 5th. We will again use the online program Signup.com for the volunteers like we did last year. See below with instructions and a link.

We are excited about the changes and want to thank everyone ahead of time for their participation in our biggest fundraiser of the year!

We hope this email addresses all of your questions. However, if you still have some, please do not hesitate to contact any of the officers listed on the attached letter.

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: signup.com/go/yTMgFnH
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Click the link to Pre-order a meal, which is due by Monday, October 5th:

We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Meeting Agenda's & Minutes

Click the link below to view a copy of the PTO Meeting Agendas:

Click the link below to view a copy of the PTO Meeting Minutes:

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St. Vincent Schools will be participating in the Show Me Dough Fundraiser, which consists of butter braids, pizza, and cookie dough. The fundraiser begins November 23 and ends December 10. The money raised will be used for SV School Security and Track Team. The delivery date is December 21 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Just in time for your Christmas celebrations.

We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items. As always thank you for all you do and your support! Questions, email Emily Hager at ehager@svdepaul.org.

Message from Fr. Joe
As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our...Read More

Message from Fr. Joe

As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our schools.

I had hoped that we could begin this school year with normalcy rather than with masks and quarantines but it seems that the pandemic has not yet finished with us. It is still my goal to provide as much in-school learning as possible.

As part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and citizens of Perry County, we are obliged to cooperate with the Perry County Health Department and follow the guidelines they provide. The Health Department has threatened to report any noncompliance of our school to various agencies including the Missouri High School Athletic Association which could result in the disqualification of our school from interscholastic sports competition. While I do not care for such threats, it is not in the best interest of our school nor our students to risk that outcome.

In my view, it is not proper for St. Vincent Schools to become an enforcing agent of the health department's quarantine orders. That is a civil matter, not a school matter. However, providing a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students is very much a school matter.

This past week a significant number of our students were ordered to quarantine by the health department. Subsequently, the health department notified us of their quarantine order. A few parents chose to disobey the quarantine order and send their children to school without masks or social distance. Because I do not wish to be the enforcing agent of a quarantine, but wish to protect the rest of our students and staff to whatever degree possible, We asked that these students at least wear a mask and social distance. Some refused even to do this which compromised those around us and created a scene unbecoming of St. Vincent de Paul School.

Later this week the matter will be discussed by the school board. Until I receive their counsel and come to a further decision on the matter, we will follow these protocols.

When the health department notifies us of students who test positive for COVID-19, that student will not be allowed to attend in-school classes at St. Vincent school until they are cleared by the health department to return.

When the health department notifies us of quarantined students who were "close contacts", we encourage parents to follow the direction of the health department.

If a close contact student showing no symptoms comes to school we will:

• Notify the health department of their non-compliance with the health department's order.

• We will require them to wear a mask and social distance from other students/staff.

• If they fail to comply with the mask and social distance requirement, they will be suspended from school for the duration of the quarantine order.

Obviously, if a student is showing symptoms, we will send them home and encourage their parents to take appropriate action.

I pray you can see my effort to find a middle road here. It has been my experience that, as midwesterners, we are a little more rational than some parts of our country. We appreciate your continued support.

Fr. Joe
 
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