August 21, 2014



Parent-teacher (and/or home-school) organizations are sponsored by the School to promote a cooperative effort at meeting certain needs of the student body. The parent organization is subject in all respects to the control of the school, and all parent organization activities and all materials prepared by parents must be submitted to the principal/administration for approval prior to implementation and/or distribution.

The parent organization should strive:

  • to serve in an advisory capacity to support the principal/administration;
  • to provide a means by which parents can respectfully articulate their values and expectations regarding the school so that these can be examined and addressed by the principal/administration;
  • to support and promote quality Catholic education at the school;
  • to encourage Catholic values of family life;
  • to share with teachers the values that parents are attempting to develop with their children at home;
  • to acquaint parents with up-to-date information concerning current developments in educational initiatives as they may affect the School so that they can be in a better position to promote the legitimate rights of their children;
  • to unify parents in an effort to raise funds each year for the school.

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Message from the PTO Board

The PTO board would like to welcome everyone to what will surely be another wonderful year at All Saints Catholic School!  This year we’ve decided to share monthly highlights of our board meetings to keep you up to date with the happenings in the school, as well as to give you a heads up on upcoming events.

  • Welcome to all the new All Saints families!! We sincerely hope all the new families have heard from your Guardian Angel to be welcomed to the community and encouraged to join us in supporting the school through a wide variety of PTO activity.
  • Don’t forget to update your VIRTUS training with the half hour video to be shown throughout the fair hours.  Please note that children are not allowed to view the video.
  • Mark your calendars now for the All Saints Casino Night & Auction – February 2, 2013 at the Portuguese Community Center.  Tickets will be $28/person. Find out more about our 2013 Casino Night & Auction.
  • HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR GROCERY CARD FORM? The grocery program is looking for high family participation.  Please remember to re-register your grocery cards to benefit All Saints.  Also, keep saving those box-tops!  Last year alone, the school earned $2700 from clipped box-tops.



We, the Parent Teacher Organization of All Saints Catholic School, grounded by our faith in God, commit ourselves to build community amongst school families and within the parish.

As dedicated parents and teachers, we work through fellowship to raise and expend funds necessary to enhance the learning environment of our students.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we promote sound communications and social activities in order to cultivate a harmonious relationship between home and school and in our community.

The PTO’s main purpose is to promote home-school communication and to provide financial as well as moral support for the school program. The by-laws further state that the PTO shall not directly affect school policies. The general membership of the PTO meets every second month beginning in September. If additional meetings are called, notification will be sent home with the students. Many opportunities are available for parental involvement in PTO activities.

By registering their children for All Saints Catholic School, parents make a commitment to be actively involved in the school. Parents commit to 60 points of involvement throughout the year in the FAMILY Program. A contract is signed by parents by which they indicate areas in which they desire to be involved. Active parental participation creates further awareness of the school’s total educational program and support for its mission.


President: Christian Cobb

President-Elect: Angela Slater

Treasurer: Elissa Hackerson

Secretary: Joe Ortiz

Faculty Rep: Mrs. Patricia Montano and Mrs. Lee Sweeney

Ex Officio President: Denise LaRose


The PTO is involved with the following committees and programs:

Volunteer Coordinators – Sue Ferguson

Ways and Means - Carol Rice

Auction Casino Night Chair – Ann Potocnak and Rich Ulsh

Golf Tournament – Janis DeVore

Race for Education – Marjorie Collins

Evening with St. Nick – Gina Michak

Uniform Exchange – Gemma Brophy

Bingo – Linda Gaynord

Spirit Coordinator – Megan Davies

Hospitality - Jennifer Morad, Chair

Conference Luncheons – Kate Bachman

Catholic Schools Week Lunch – Gina Michak and Zonia Garcia

January/February Open House – Gina Michak

Sunshine Committee – Deidre Wagner

New Families – Heidi Tamke

Lenten Soup Supper – Cathy Hammerstrom

Funeral Ministry – Maria Foreman

Standing Committees

Room Liaisons – Katherine Mills

Welcome Back BBQ – Janene Shaw

Floats & Parades – Sue and Chuck Stevens

Corporate Support – Amy Talish:

Grocery Store Cards – Amy Talish

Box Top Coordinator – Monique Schmeling

Labels for Education – Monique Schmeling