“10 years ago when we were new at MCS, I found that PTO was a great way to get to know other parents, some of which, are still my friends today. I felt even more connected and part of the MCS community and my contribution helped our kids. Plus, my son still talks about how much he loved seeing me at school when he was young.”
Former MCS Parent
Welcome to New and Returning MCS Families!
MCS is fortunate to have a strong parent and teacher network dedicated to building a sense of community as well as assisting the school through volunteering and funding to address school needs and support enrichment activities. In past years, the PTO has raised funds for the science lab, playground equipment, retreat space, smart boards, tablets and chrome books. These efforts directly impact our children’s education and school environment. Additionally, the PTO has also planned various social events which bring MCS families together. We strive to continue these efforts during the 2016-2017 school year.
We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to providing MCS families with some fun social events. You should be receiving a survey which will assist us in targeting social activities that are of interest to MCS families. Additionally, we plan to hold several events that will help the school fund a variety of enrichment and educational needs. In order to accomplish this, we need your assistance with the following:
- Fundraising – The PTO spearheads various fundraising events such as the magazine drive, Christmas Festival and golf tournament. Additionally, there are a number of passive activities that bring additional funding to the school. We are thankful for the generous support of MCS families, friends and the business community. Your participation is essential to making our future fundraisers successful. Every little bit helps!
- Volunteering – PTO events would not be successful without the help of our fantastic volunteers. We need individuals to chair and participate in various events. Any amount of time is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in being involved in one or more events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend Meetings and Share Your Opinions and Expertise – Get involved! Attend monthly PTO meetings to learn about upcoming events and become part of the decision making process. Our first meeting will be held on September 19, 2016 at 7:00pm (please note this date has changed from 9/13 due to the professional day). Child care will be available, and we are investigating using Skype or a WebEx application to increase participation and involvement. More information will be sent a week before this meeting.
Finally, we are ‘going green’ and will be sending all future communications via email to the address on file with the school. You may opt out of these communications by clicking a link on the email. Please realize that you may miss important announcements, so we recommend at least one parent receives these emails.
We look forward to getting to know you and welcome your ideas and suggestions. We look forward to another great school year!
Monsignor Clarke PTO