Parent Teacher Organization
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 Committee 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 who have met Archdiocesan clearance requirements 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. (CURRENTLY, VOLUNTEER HOUR REQUIREMENTS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19).
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 2021 -2022: We are the Light
We hope to have at least 2 representatives from each grade level on the PTO Executive Committee
Come join in the fun!
When it is safe to do so, please come to the school office to pick up a volunteer packet for completion. Materials will be sent virtually, as available. 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
President: Maria Sampallo
Vice President: Maria Otiniano
Secretary: Victoria Aguirre
Pascale Albert, Emma Carhuapoma, Dennis Coral, Sytira Edman, Josefina Garcia, Josie-Ann Garcia, Dian Hyatt, Claire Jean-Gilles, Lynn Labrousse Walker, Edmanise Laguerre, Stephanie Paguaga, Shirley Plantin, Marie Chantal Muscadin, Anne Marie Poturas, Diego Rojas, Temis Vilorio
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Hallowed Saints Fest
Purchase Papa John's Cards
The IRENE KERTESZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Lunch
Christmas Chill Out
Dress Down Days
The Annual Parish Food Pantry
Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive
Family Fun Day
Raffle Book Sales