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St. John School

PTO

2011-2012 UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept 9 Fun Run, 6pm-8pm

Sept 2 - 22 Innisbrook Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Oct 24-28 Book Fair on lower level of school building

TBA Bingo Night in St. John Church Basement

Jan 9-24 Trash Bag Fundraiser

Feb 13-17 Book Fair in lower level of school building

Apr 21 Trivia Night at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd Street

May 11 Carnival at St. John School

May 19 5K Eagle Run

 

PTO OFFICERS

 

President: Sarah Rossillon

 

Vice President: Kim Augustine

 

Secretary: Landra Fair

 

Treasurer: Holly Ostlund

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the 5K Eagle Run?

The 5K Eagle Run is held in May. The course runs through the streets and parks of Lawrence. The race is open to the public. Entry fee includes official timing and t-shirt.

 

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What is the Fun Run?

The PTO and School Council will host the St. John Fun Run. This is an event for the whole family. A one mile course will be provided in South Park for school families to run, jog, or walk�.as many times as you want! A timed run will be held. Sometimes dinner will be available in the church basement afterwards.

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What is the Innisbrook fundraiser?

The Innisbrook fundraiser is a great way for PTO to raise money for our school. The Innisbrook catalogs feature wrapping paper, chocolates, and gift items.� Students receive a packet of information about 10 days after school starts. Students are encouraged to share the packet with family, friends, and neighbors. PTO receives 50% of all Innisbrook sales and all proceeds help fund the many basic needs of our school. You can order items from Innisbrook, 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, on-line at www.innisbrook.com. Our school ID # is 118627.� For more information, please contact .

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What is the Book Fair?

During Parent-Teacher Conferences (Oct and Feb), PTO provides an opportunity for parents and students to browse through an excellent selection of children�s literature provided by Scholastic Book Company. There are books available for all ages including fun literature for teenagers and adults. Our school librarian, Ms. Karen Rinke, hand picks each book with everyone in mind. Teachers often provide a Wish List of books they want for their classrooms, and parents/students may purchase these books to help show their support for a current or former teacher. Book Fair is a fundraiser that helps support books needed for our school library. Contact to volunteer.

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What are Homeroom Parties?

Volunteers are needed to help plan Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine Parties for the children. Homeroom parties occur at 10:45am for Kindergarten AM and 2:50pm for Kindergarten PM and 1st thru 6th grades.�

 

Preschool parents are encouraged to contact , Preschool Teacher, to see how you can help with Preschool Parties since this is our first year for Preschool.

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What is bingo night?

Bingo night is a fun time for students, parents, and teachers to come together for a fun night of B-I-N-G-O. PTO provides prizes for the bingo winners. We are fortunate to have our friends at Kansas Katering, Richard Ramos and Joe Kenney, who often provide a meal for all at a minimal price of $5-$6 each. This event is open to all children of St. John School and Church.

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What is the trash bag fundraiser?

This fundraiser supports the many needs of our school. PTO offers white tall kitchen plastic bags, yellow plastic bags, and heavy plastic contractor bags.� Trash bag sales begin in January, and oftentimes there are bags leftover and available to purchase year around in the school office. For more information contact .

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What is Trivia Night?

Trivia Night is for adults only so get a babysitter and make plans now to attend the annual Trivia Night hosted by Steve Bucker. Gather your friends and form a team. Watch for more information coming soon!!! Contact for more information.

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What is Box Tops for Education?

Clip Box Tops from your favorite brands. The original Box Tops program keeps getting better! As always, you can find the familiar 10� Box Tops coupon on hundreds of your family�s favorite products from General Mills. Clip and send Box Tops to school. Go to the Box Top section of our school website.

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What is Teacher Appreciation Week?

Each year, we honor our school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

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What is the School Carnival?

This is a longstanding tradition at St. John each year. It�s a great way to help end the school year with friends and classmates. Watch for more information coming soon!!!

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�11-�12 MEETING DATES

Sept 6

Oct 4

Nov 8

Jan 10

Feb 8

March 6

April 3

May 1

All meetings occur in the school library at 7pm

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The St. John�s School Parent-Teacher Organization is designed to assist the school Principal with community building and stewardship efforts. To this end, this organization will plan social activities for school families and coordinate volunteer efforts for both in-and-out-of -school service programs. In addition, this organization is called upon to assist with fund-raising events and activities. Fund raising efforts should be consistent with those noted in Archdiocesan Guidelines for School Fund-raising.

 

PTO plans several activities throughout the school year for the students and their families. These activities provide fun opportunities for the students and families of our school. PTO also conducts fund-raisers to augment the St. John Catholic School general operating budget. PTO normally meets once a month. Meeting dates and times appear in the Principal's Weekly newsletter or can be found on the school web site. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend these meetings for information and input.

Each Box Top

is worth 10.

Bring to school !!

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