Parent Teacher Organization
The next PTO Executive Committee Meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:45 am Library
Santa's Workshop planning! Come join us!
Many thanks to all who have agreed to become the leaders of our Executive Committee!
President: Maria Otiniano
Vice President: Maria Sampallo
Secretary: Ursula Lanfranco
Treasurer: Sharon Sanchez
Welcome to the New & Returning Members of the Executive Committee for 2016-17:
MANY THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO ASSIST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND MEET THEIR PARTICIPATION HOURS
We hope to have at least 2 representative from each grade level on the PTO Executive Committee
Come join in the fun!
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Movie Day - Dec. 7
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Dec. 8 Holy Day of Obligation
Welcome Back Weekend Dec. 8 & 9 - Come to Mass at St. Lawrence
Peace Day - Dec. 10 - Wear White
Santa's Workshop - Dec. 11 - 14 (Pictures with Santa on Thursday)
IK Bake Sale - Dec. 14
Favorite PJ Day - Dec. 17
Drawing for Christmas Show Pew Raffle - Dec. 18
SLS Christmas Show - Dec. 20
End of Quarter/Last Day of Class before Christmas Break - Dec. 21
CARNIVAL 2019 IS COMING!!
MLK Weekend - Jan. 17, 18, 19, 20
RAFFLE BOOKS are now available!!
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT PARISH FUNDRAISER!!
PLEASE THANK AND PATRONIZE OUR GENEROUS CARNIVAL 2018 SPONSORS:
Carnival Sponsor Level
Florida Flame Fire Extinguishers
J. Fadner Graphic Design
USA Envios Express - Rojas-Beltran Family
Sign Sponsor Level
Actron Security Alarm Systems
In Memory of Chester & Tom Chesley
Huntington Learning Center - Gemini Educational Group
Rossini's Driving & Trafflic School
Booth Sponsor Level
In Memory of Our Parents - Hyatt Family
Temple Sinai of North Dade
Tropical Trailer Leasing Corporation
In Memory of Karen Witzken
Jalfiq Accounting Corporation
Knights of Columbus Marian Council
Volunteers must meet the Archdiocesan requirements to participate to earn Service Hours. Contact the school office for information. VIRTUS TRAININGS at St. Lawrence will be held throughout the upcoming school year. Watch for notices about these important classes so that you can become eligible to earn YOUR Service Hours.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) BY-LAWS
Mission Statement of St. Lawrence School
The mission of Saint Lawrence Catholic School is to provide a well-rounded education to students, grades kindergarten through eight, in a caring environment, where Catholic faith and learning grow hand in hand.
St. Lawrence School Philosophy
St. Lawrence, a Catholic Elementary School, grades Kindergarten through Eight, is an integral aspect of Christian formation in St. Lawrence Parish. The proclamation of the Good News of the Gospel, the teaching of Catholic Doctrine, and the translation of the Good News and Doctrine into action prepare our students to take their rightful place in Christian society. We advocate service to the community, encourage good citizenship, and emphasize the critical importance of peacemaking.
The philosophy of St. Lawrence School is founded on a firm commitment to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and creative development of students, based on the recognition of their developmental stages and their individual needs. St. Lawrence School strives to provide a spiritual and academic environment that encourages each student to further his or her capabilities, energies, interests, and potentials.
Because of the diversity of the students’ backgrounds, St. Lawrence School endeavors to teach knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and respect of all cultures; the importance of peace and justice toward all people; respect for the rights of the individual; an awareness of the nature of the ever changing world; and responsible membership in the global community. We believe that our cultural and ethnic diversities make us stronger, and help to prepare us for life in the real world; and that our faith should be reflected and celebrated in daily life, as well as through spirit-filled liturgies, refreshing and affirming us to meet the challenges and needs of the good earth and all God’s children. The school is very proud of earning and maintaining its "No Place for Hate" status and continually works toward emphasizing the importance of living this philosophy every day.
St. Lawrence School fosters a strong bond of unity among the staff, parents, and students through mutual sharing and active involvement in the affairs of the school community. A warm, friendly, caring, family spirit permeates St. Lawrence: a unified community of services deeply committed to Christ.
All school parents are members of the PTO. As such, they are expected to uphold the mission and philosophy of St. Lawrence School, to attend the general meetings scheduled throughout the school year, and to support the efforts of the school and parish community. Meeting school service hours and supporting the Catholic identity and Christian values of our school is an integral part of building community in our parish. Parents and interested stakeholders are welcomed into the Executive Commitee of the PTO. The Executive Committee is the group primarily responsible for organizing the events and fundraisers scheduled throughout the year. The PTO supports the pastor, administration, and faculty of St. Lawrence School in developing our children to their highest potential, academically and spiritually. We work as a school family to grow, "faith and learning, hand in hand."
Goals and Objectives
The Parent Teacher Organization contributes to the overall effort to continually improve our school through promoting, organizing, and running fundraising and social activities. PTO members may assist teachers and staff in appropriate school activities (class room volunteers, lunch assistance, library assistance, art class/club, reading buddies, sports coaches, etc.) These goals are met by:
- Supporting the school's educational mission and objectives.
- Assisting the administration and faculty of the school in planning, organizing, and fund-raising events to supplement the tuition and fees collected to operate the school.
- Providing a minimum of 25 service hours to the school as a volunteer.
- Planning, organizing, and executing social events for the parents and students of the school.
Thank you for your support of our school’s Parent Teacher Organization!
School Theme for 2017-18: I Can Change the World. Be a leader and lead by example. Treat others as you want to be treated.
Please come to the school office to pick up a volunteer packet for completion. Fingerprint clearance, Virtus training, the Volunteer Pledge to Promote Safe Environment, and verification of on-line updates are required. Next VIRTUS training sessions may be found on www.virtusonline.org. Once you have completed the workshop, be sure to print out your certificate and bring it to the office.
To register for fingerprinting, www.fieldprintflorida.com