The Monsignor Clarke School PTO Mission

The mission of the Monsignor Clarke School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to build a sense of community among our families, teachers and staff. Through volunteering and developing opportunities for funding, we strive to address school needs and support enrichment activities in order to provide the best educational experience for our children.

Blog and News

PTO Meeting Minutes 11-09-21

Meeting Minutes Dr Lisi:  “Thank you to all for your…

PTO Meeting Minutes 10-14-21

Sara Marshall: Welcome, Introductions to Board members PTO…

PTO Meeting Minutes 09-09-21

PTO Board Introductions John Ball- President Amanda…

2021 – 2022 PTO Board Members

John Ball

PTO President

This is my third year as an MCS parent, and I am happy to serve as the PTO President for another year, which is certain to be another challenging year.  My education and background are in economics and finance.  I live in Narragansett with my wife, Sara, and our three children:  a first grader, a pre-kindergartner, and a future MCS student.  We enjoy the outdoors, and spend lots of time at the beach, swimming, snorkeling, and expanding our seashell collection.

Nicole Paliotti

Communications & Engagement Ambassador

I am the proud parent of 5th grader Sydney and 17 year old Ben. I work for the RI DOH and own The Flatts Restaurant in Wakefield alongside husband Pete (who is a MCS alum).  We live near East Matunuck along with our dogs, Cooper and Bailey. I love the sense of community at MCS and am looking forward to a great year! 

Amanda Desantis

Room Parent

Bio coming soon!

Julie Johnson

Social Chair

This is my first year as an MCS parent with an incoming Kindergartner.   I am excited to take on the role of PTO Social Chair.  I moved to southern RI (from NH) just over 20 years ago to attend URI and never left. I live in Wakefield with my husband, Shawn.  We enjoy doing science experiments at home, baking fun desserts and going on adventures.

Lisa Stanelun

Fundraising Chair

I am a first year parent at MCS with a kindergartner and a pre-kindergartner. As a graduate of URI, I have always loved South County and its sense of community, which is something that drew me to MCS.  I live in Warwick with my husband, 2 kids and dog.  We own No Common Cents Coins, Bullion and Jewelry right in Narragansett. In our free time we love to be outdoors, doing craft projects and movie nights. I  have spent many years volunteering with nonprofits in Rhode Island and look forward to helping raise funds for the school.

Fundraising Update

Over the years, PTO fundraising has had a direct impact on improving the MCS environment. Funds have helped install the science lab, purchase ChromeBooks for student use, supply bibles to our middle school children and improve security throughout the school.

This year, there is no shortage of wishes and needs – additional security measures, air conditioning for the gym, school beautification and more!

We will keep the community apprised of what our fundraising efforts help support and please feel free to share additional ideas with the PTO for consideration!