Parent-Teacher Organization

Holy Trinity's PTO - What it's all about ...  

What is a PTO?

PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. It is a voluntary organization bringing together parents and teachers. The goal of the PTO is to support Holy Trinity through fundraising, encouraging parent involvement, supporting teachers and organizing family events.

Will I have to volunteer a lot of my time?

Only if you want to! One of the great aspects of the PTO is that you may volunteer as much or as little as you like. Monthly PTO meetings are held in the Media Center on the 2nd Monday of the month and are a great way to find out about our different volunteer opportunities.

What if I don’t know anyone on the PTO?

Don’t worry! The PTO is a great avenue for meeting other Holy Trinity parents and for getting to know the educators and the administration. The PTO parents are welcoming to anyone new to the organization. The meetings are also a great way to find out more about the PTO and what’s happening at Holy Trinity.

How do I become a member?

Actually, you already are! Every parent, teacher and all Holy Trinity administration are automatically a part of the PTO.

How do I contact the PTO?

We have an e-mail address that you can send direct inquiries to: pto.htschool@gmail.com. You can also look for information on Holy Trinity’s website or the PTO Facebook page.  To receive notifications from Facebook, click HERE for directions. 

FAQ

Our Mission

The Holy Trinity Catholic School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a parent-led organization which promotes cooperation between parents and teachers to further the education of our children.  We accomplish this mission through monthly meetings and various fundraisers and service projects throughout the school year.  Every parent, teacher, and administrator at Holy Trinity Catholic School is a member of the PTO.  (The PTO was previously known at the Guild.)

Our Leadership Team

The PTO Leadership Team is made up of parents who have volunteered to serve as an officer or committee chair for the current school year.  CLICK HERE for the current list of officers and committee chairs and their contact information.

 

Click HERE to view the full 2016-2017 PTO Calendar of Events

When does the PTO meet?

The PTO holds monthly meetings throughout the school year.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

PTO Meeting Schedule and Meeting Minutes

  • September 12th - Meeting Minutes
  • October 10th  
  • November 14th - Meeting Minutes
  • December 12th
  • January 9th
  • February 13th
  • March 6th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th
  • June 12th

Where does the money go?

Where does the money come from?

The PTO has a number of opportunities for you to participate.  Are you looking for a way to get more involved at Holy Trinity?  Meet other parents?  Have fun while helping the school?  Please consider volunteering for one of the openings. 

Officer Positions:

Co-Leaders
Serve as liaison between the PTO and the Administration; plan and lead the monthly PTO meetings; provide guidance and eliminate roadblocks for PTO committees and volunteers, as needed; and serve as the main point of contact for families with regards to the PTO. 2-year time commitment.

Secretary:

Attend the monthly PTO meetings and take meeting minutes. Coordinate with HT administration to publish approved meeting minutes on the HT Website. Must be able to attend monthly PTO meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month (August – April).

Treasurer:
Collect receipts, payments and deposits from PTO fundraising events. Attend monthly PTO meeting and give the Treasurer’s report. Work closely with PTO committees to ensure bills and expense reimbursements are paid in a timely manner. 1-year time commitment.

Committee Chair Positions:

Artist-in-Residence:
Help lead the committee that organizes the PTO’s annual Artist-in-Residence program which brings artisans representing various types of artistic backgrounds to work with the school children. The Artist(s) is usually in residence in mid to late spring for a couple of days.
Committee Size = 2-5 people
Time Frame = December – May

BoxTops/Labels for Education Coordinator:
Responsible for collecting BoxTops/Labels for Education from homerooms, staff and Parish collection bins. Coordinate three collection deadlines (October, February, May) with the school.
Committee Size = 1-2 people
Time Frame = year long

Community Coordinator:
Coordinate a couple of activities throughout the school year to build “community” among the HT families including the annual Trunk or Treat event. Other past events included a sledding party at Sleepy Hollow and a Soup Supper & Talent Show.
Committee Size = Varies based on events planned
Time Frame = Varies based on events planned

Holiday Boutique:
Plan and prepare for the Holiday Boutique, held for two days in November. Needs include marketing, vendor services, bake sale, and volunteer coordinator.
Committee Size = 10+ people
Time Frame = September-November

Homeroom Parents Coordinator:
Coordinate the activities of 35+ Homeroom Parents; facilitate the Homeroom Parent Orientation meeting in September. Distribute and monitor the usage of funds used for class parties. Serve as a resource for Homeroom Parents.
Time Frame = August - May

Hospitality:
Plan and coordinate events at Holy Trinity to show our appreciation for parents, volunteers and staff. Events consist of staff luncheons, back-to-school coffee, teacher receptions and more.
Committee Size = 2-5+ people
Time Frame = September-May

New Family Mentors:
Help lead the committee that focuses on welcoming new families to HT. Past activities include making welcome yard signs, partnering new families with existing families, making introductory phone calls, etc.
Committee Size = 2-5 people
Time Frame = July - September

SCRIP:
Coordinate the efforts of Holy Trinity’s on-going fundraiser. Provide information to parents and the Parish, implement marketing strategies, communicate with local vendors, and handle the processing of SCRIP sales.
Committee Size = 2-5+ people
Time Frame = year-long

Spirit Wear:
Organize the design and sales of HT’s Spirit Wear. Coordinate with the spirit wear vendors. Hold a spirit-wear sale at Holy Trinity twice a year for cash/carry items.
Committee Size = 2 people
Time Frame = December – May

Walk-a-Thon Chairs:

Help lead the committee that plans the annual Walk-a-thon fundraiser, typically held in October. Needs include marketing, decorations, fundraising and volunteer coordinators. 
Committee Size = 10+ people
Time Frame = August – October (weekly meetings will be held from the start of school up until the Walk-a-thon occurs)

Yearbook Coordinator: 
Work with the HT Student Council, the Administration, and the LifeTouch representative to produce and sell the school yearbook.
Committee Size = 2-5 people
Time Frame = September – May

If you have any questions about one these openings or would like to volunteer, please contact PTO leadership team at pto.htschool@gmail.com. 

Click HERE for more information and to order Holy Trinity Spirit Wear.

Fundraisers

      

 

For 40 years, Holy Trinity has been hosting the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique.  

The date for the 2017 Beaverdale Holiday Boutique will be announced soon!  We will begin taking vendor applications from our existing vendors on May 1, 2017.  All new applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2017.  

Questions?

Please e-mail us at  beaverdaleholidayboutique@gmail.com.  Vendor questions may be directed to Patrick Benoit at 515.205.3173. 

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The Holy Trinity PTO sponsors the annual Walk-a-Thon held at Holy Trinity School each fall. This is a great way to build our community and raise funds to make HT a state-of-the-art school. More information about this year's fundraising goal and how you can participate can be found at: http://www.htschool.org/holy-trinity-walkathon/ 

You can find out more about this on-going fundraiser HERE.