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.

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10.22.2020 | PTO Meeting Minutes

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2020 – 2021 PTO Board Members

John Ball

PTO President

This is my second year as an MCS parent, and I am excited to take on the role of PTO President for 2020-2021, which is certain to be a challenging and unique 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.

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Past President

I’m happy to remain a member of the PTO Board in the “Past President” role for this year. This is my 8th year at the school and am looking forward to helping MCS during this difficult time.  I live in Charlestown, RI with my husband, Mike, our 3 children, 4 dogs, 1 cat and tree frog! And, oh, my mother, Deb, lives with us, too! As you can imagine, we have a crazy schedule, but try to spend time together on our boat, playing and watching sports, playing board games and traveling.

Amanda Andrade

Room Parent
Coordinator

This is my 3rd year as a MCS parent and I’m thrilled join the PTO Board as Room Parent Coordinator.  My husband, Julio, and I had a great time as Room Parents for Kindergarten last year; therefore, I will leverage that experience to help support all of our Room Parents this year.  We are so incredibly blessed to have 1-2 dedicated room parents for EVERY grade — MCS families are truly one of a kind!   I’m the proud Mama to Gabby (7th Grade), Sydney (5th Grade), and Landon (1st Grade) who teach me something new every day!   Our family lives in Carolina, Rhode Island where we spend our time enjoying the outdoors, having fun with “Lucky” our miniature Australian Labradoodle, playing tennis, and cooking/baking together.

Stephanie Bernaba

Social Chair

I have a 5th grader at MCS and 4th grade twins, who will be joining him shortly. In my work life, I write, take photos, do development and communications work, and support local nonprofits. I enjoy singing, church, swimming, planning parties, reading/listening to audiobooks, biking, home projects, and love hunting for old records and collectibles with my family. We have a pekingese/shih tzu mix named Emmet Brickowski and two cats, Malcolm and Alice. We live in West Kingston. My family and I are navigating our “new normal”, and hope everyone has a fruitful and faithful school year. 

Nicole Paliotti

Fundraising Chair

I am a new MC parent this year and happy to step up to be the fundraising chair in what promises to be an unprecedented year. I live with my husband, Pete, a MC alum, our 16 year old Ben and 9 year Sydney who is in the 4th grade at MCS, along with dogs Bailey and Cooper in East Matunuck, RI. I work on the Performance Excellence team at South County Hospital which focuses on process improvement initiatives and creating best in class healthcare services for our local community. In our spare time, you can find us by the pool, at a soccer game or at the beach. Looking forward to a great year!  

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 even a bus!

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!