St. Joseph School ~ PTO
Providing Parent Support to the Students & Teachers at SJCS
Welcome SJCS Parents!
The St. Joseph Catholic School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) was established as a service organization for the purpose of promoting fellowship among its family-centric community and assisting the school at social and other functions as needed. The PTO will serve as an additional venue of open communication between the parental community and the school administration. Our organization is made up of parents, just like you, who volunteer their time and energies for the welfare of our children and support of our staff. The key to our success is volunteerism. Parents, be on the look out for google sign-up links for upcoming events.
**ATTENTION: In order to edit a google sign-up from your smart phone, you must have the Google Sheets app.**
PTO Back-To-School Pool Party
UPCOMING FALL EVENTS
Parent volunteers are needed to assist Denise Shaw with the grandparent’s luncheon. Follow link to sign up for time shifts during the luncheon:
BUSTIN' CLAY FUNDRAISER ~ Saturday, October 21st
This event takes place at the Boswell-Porter 4-H Range. We are in need of silent auction items and sponsorships. With a potential bigger crowd this coming year, more volunteers will be needed. Link to register a team:
FALL FESTIVAL ~ Sunday, October 29th
Calling all ghosts and goblins! "Trunk or treat", Costume contest, drink ring toss, sand dig and more at this annual fall carnival. Each elementary class is responsible for a themed game booth during the event. The homeroom parent will receive a themed booth assignment for their class from the teacher. The homeroom parent is responsible for coordinating other classroom parents with setup, cleanup and working booth shifts during the event. The game booth comes complete with the game, decorations, and the prizes (candy). For the older secondary students, this is good way to get their student service hours.
BOOK FAIR ~ Week of October 30th - November 3rd
Parent volunteers are needed to assist Ms. Decker, Librarian, during the school days while the students shop, assist as cashiers, and tidy up books.
VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM ~ Friday, November 10th
Parent volunteers will provide a breakfast for both the elementary and secondary campuses. Google sign-up link will be sent out to parents to provide breakfast items. We would like to have parent volunteers to meet and greet the Veterans that may be in attendance.
THANKSGIVING LUNCH @ ELEMENTARY CAMPUS ~ Wednesday, November 15th
Parent volunteers needed to be available to clear tables and to be runners to keep the food line moving smoothly.
TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON ~ Thursday, December 7th
This is our chance as parents to really show our appreciation for all that our WONDERFUL teachers do for our students. We have two teacher appreciation lunches throughout the year – one the week before we let out for Christmas break and one during the first week in May. We are asking for parents to sign up to either bring a main dish, desserts, or small tokens of appreciation.
SANTA STORE (ELEMENTARY CAMPUS) ~ Friday, December 8th
Elementary school children have the opportunity to Christmas present shop for their families. The cost of the items range from $.25 to $5.00 with free gift wrapping. The kids LOVE the Santa Store! PTO will help with selling and wrapping shifts on the day of the store.
FALL SEMESTER EVENTS ~ Committee Chairs
PTO Co-coordinators ~ Lori Millhollon, Traci West, and Susanne Williams, Room Parent Coordinators ~ Reeta Grimes & Athena Cherry, Grandparent's Day ~ Denise Shaw, Bustin' Clay Fundraiser ~ Amber Boriskie, Fall Festival ~ April Kleiber, Book Fair Week ~ Erin Decker, Tricia Campos-Brenner, & Athena Cherry, Veteran's Day Program ~ Cassie Medlin, Teacher Appreciation Luncheons ~ Lori Millhollon (Secondary Campus) & Reeta Grimes (Elementary Campus), Santa Store ~ Sonya Saenz and Regina South
F.I.S.H. PROGRAM & EIM COMPLIANCE
F.I.S.H - The Family Involvement and Service Hours (FISH) program provides the school with invaluable and necessary services through serving the school community.
Please remember that a total of 10 hours (Elementary) and 20 hours (Secondary) of service per family is due by May 20. If at that time, no service hours are completed, a fee of $12.50/hour for the hours not served will be charged to your account (Max = $250 for 20 hours). You will find a FISH form to record your family’s hours by going to the school’s website under the Parent’s tab, select FISH. *Secondary campus student service hours must be completed by the student, Family FISH hour requirement is separate from student service hour requirement.
Link to submit FISH hours: https://stjosephschoolbcs.org/documents/2016/6/FISH%20form.pdf
The Ethics and Integrity Ministry (EIM) training is a requirement for all clergy, paid staff, and volunteers, both Catholics and non-Catholics, working with youth and vulnerable adults at any parish or diocesan location. Compliance requires a completed, one-time Application for Ministry (completed through the Diocese of Austin website), attendance at an EIM workshop within 60 days of completing the application, and attendance at a refresher course every three years thereafter.
Anyone who volunteers at a St. Joseph Catholic School event (this includes class field trips) must be EIM compliant.
Diocese of Austin EIM Training Workshop Schedule: Use link to register and link can be used to check the status of current compliance: http://www.austindiocese.org/offices-ministries/offices/ethics-and-integrity-ministry-office/eim-workshops#.V8WXf6S10ak.email .