Cardinal Pacelli PTO
February 2023 Newsletter
On Behalf of the PTO
It's hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through February, and Spring is on the horizon! We have been very busy here at Pacelli! We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the many parent volunteers who gave of their time to make 2023 Catholic Schools Week particularly meaningful and fun for the kids and teachers! We are so grateful for your time and impact!
The rest of the year is loaded with fun, social events for our school community. Please mark your calendars…and let’s all have a good time! Please see details about upcoming events below.
President - Lauren Dammel
Vice President - Emilie Rouse
President Advisor - Jill Hoelle-Schwalbach
Treasurer - Lindsay Eveler
Auditor - Emily Hauser
Secretary - Ann Hambleton
Fundraising - Julie Callihan and Susan Overberg
The PTO is actively seeking volunteers to fulfill the following positions for the 2023-2024 School Year: Vice President, Website Manager, and Fundraising chairs. If you are interested in learning more, please reach-out to us at email@example.com.
📝Power of the Pen Recap
Power of the Pen Panthers, Way to Represent!
Congratulations to our talented Pacelli Composers! What a fabulous representation of our school the awesome Jr. High students are! Our dedicated and conscientiousness student ambassadors consistently rise to the occasion regardless of the context! We appreciate your engagement and leadership through the many special events which occur at Pacelli!
Hats-off to our Teacher Leaders!
Thank you for all of the time you dedicated to prepare the students and make this event so successful for our school! Your penetrative teaching inspires writers to keep reaching; we are so grateful!
For additional information about Power of the Pen, click the link: https://powerofthepen.org/
Faith-Excellence-Service: Catholic Schools Week Recap
I want to give a shout-out to Catholic Schools Week chairs! The CSW Chairs, Ann Hambleton, Anne Murray, and Emilie Rouse reached for the stars this year in an effort to incorporate novel, service-driven opportunities aligned with the CSW theme. Their above and beyond leadership and planning cultivated rich experiences for our kids and awesome Pacelli teachers and staff!
Additionally, thank you to the many families who contributed items to "stock-the-lounge" with Staff favorites! Your provision of needed nourishment and goodies for the Teachers' Lounge was a great surprise through the week!
Thanks to the support of Thunderdome/Maplewood, we were able to indulge our Rock Star Teachers and Staff in mouthwatering fare, as a small token of our appreciation. The teachers were also invited to indulge in a bit of pampering with a 10min. chair massage!
Jump-Rope For Heart
We want to give a shout-out to our Student Council Ambassadors for their leadership! Student Council members lead the Jump Rope for Heart program which engaged our elementary and junior high students in a cardio frenzy full of exercise and fun!
The Firecrackers Performance Blew the crowd away!
The Firecrackers' high-energy performance blew us away!
WOW, Thank You Pacelli!
We are truly overwhelmed with gratitude for your generosity! Thanks to your giving, we were able to surpass our goal, collecting a total of 2,513 items for LaSoupe! Donation item totals were 1,313 items beyond our original projection! Thank you for your copious contributions!
Thank you LaSoupe!
Thank you for the knowledge you bestowed as well as for the opportunity to contribute to your mission. With Service at the heart of this CSW, we thank you for your partnership which allowed for a tangible connection between hunger and waste within our city amongst our school community.
Mark your calendars to ensure you don't miss, "Frozen (the Musical)"
- Performance includes actors across grades 1-4
- February 16 Dress Rehearsal in Gym
- Performances to take place on February 23rd at 1 p.m. (school) and 7 p.m. (community)
Click here for more information on auditions and performances!
Afterschool Enrichment Opportunities!
Enriching Kidz enrichment offerings:
- Mondays, February 6, 13, 27 & March 6, 8 & April 3, 17
To Register online go to:
https://www.positivechess.com/pacelli/ (Use Coupon code "CPRETURN" for 10% off.)
Pottery Wheel 101
- Thursdays, February 2 and 9
Stitch and Sew Kidz
- Wednesdays, February 15, 22
Register For Enriching Kidz online or by phone. To register...
By phone, call 513-336-9993
Online go to https://www.enrichingkidz.com
- Click Register for a class
- Select your class
- Scroll down to the class schedule to locate Cardinal Pacelli as your class location
For questions regarding a course of interest, contact Amy Marks at 513-336-9993.
Uniform Approved Spirit Wear Update
Queen City is now able to process your Pacelli Spirit Wear orders! Shopping will be available to you throughout the year AND Queen City will drop your order off at school for free! Click the image to start your shopping....
For more information about uniform approved apparel: https://www.pacellipto.org/apparel.html
Uniform attire can always be purchased through Lands' End and Schoolbelles as well.
Don't Miss Out!
Did you know you can sync the School & PTO Calendar to your digital calendar? It's a great way to ensure you don't miss a beat! Once you have subscribed, all current and future events are auto-updated within your personal calendar! Click here to head to the calendar located on our PTO web site and follow the instructions there to subscribe!
Upcoming Events to Add to your calendar :
June Fest Gala, 20th Century Theatre in Oakley Square: February 25th-School Sponsored
Father-Son Bowling Event, Stone Lanes: February 26th
Mother-Daughter Brunch, Kenwood Country Club: March 26th
Junior High Spring Event, Pacelli: March 31st
Cincinnati Museum Center on Wheels, Pacelli, Grades 3-8: March 27th-29th
Mother-Son Event, Cincinnati Red's Stadium: April 1st
New Port Aquarium's WAVE on Wheels, Pacelli, Grades Pre-K -2: April 19th
Father-Daughter Dance, Pacelli Gym: April 22nd
Boosterthon Kickoff, Pacelli: April 26th
Pacelli Fashion Show, Junior League of Cincinnati: May 3rd
Boosterthon Fun Run!, Pacelli: May 4th
Mother-Son Reds Game!
Join the Cardinal Pacelli School Groups' Mother/Son event at Great American Ball Park on Saturday, April 1st at 4:10PM as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates!
In an effort to maintain contactless entry into Great American Ball Park, your tickets have been delivered digitally via the MLB Ballpark app. Digital ticketing allows you to transfer tickets easily via text or email while also reducing the risk of lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets. Please click the link
Pirates at Reds to purchase your tickets.
Please make sure your account is verified and view your tickets prior to your game. Visit www.reds.com/ballparkapp for detailed instructions and answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
For questions, please reach out to Tiffany Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, Apr 1, 2023, 04:00 PM
Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Did you know we have a Pacelli Flag?!? If you would like to purchase a house flag, please email us at PTOonline@cardinalpacelli.org or purchase from the front office.
Box Tops has a new app and makes it easier to earn money for our school. Download the Box Tops for Education app and select Cardinal Pacelli School. Take a picture of your receipt every time you shop to earn instant donations to our school.
Click on the logos below to sign up for rewards through Kroger and Amazon Smile. These programs are free and make over $6,000 a year for our school!!
- Volunteer Portal - Updated often, so be sure to check back!
- Teacher Wish Lists
- Previous Newsletters
- School Website
- Reimbursement Forms & Other Docs
Thank you for taking the time to read the full newsletter!
We will continue to provide a monthly newsletter to keep you updated on volunteer opportunities, including support with fundraisers and PTO sponsored events. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the year that can not happen without the generosity and support of our parent community!
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