Cardinal Pacelli PTO

May 2023 Newsletter

On Behalf of PTO

As the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end, we want to express our most sincere gratitude for all of your support! We are so thankful for the many Pacelli Volunteers who have stepped up to support so many special, social events this year! We would love it if all our awesome volunteers could please plan to join us for the Volunteer Mass on Friday, May 19th at 8:15 am.

We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Amber Moran for the time and efforts she put forth to make the Father-Daughter Disco Party a smashing success! We appreciate your willingness to lead this time-honored traditional gathering! Our Pacelli Dads and Daughters truly embraced the theme, and for that, we thank you!

Furthermore, we want to express our most sincere gratitude for the leadership of Molly Ziegler and Megan Stacey for chairing our Pacelli Fashion Show once again this year! The time, energy, and meticulous attention to details, relevant to the Derby-Theme, was impressive and appreciated by all attendees! Ladies, you rocked it!

Finally, we want to give a SHOUT-OUT to Lindsay Everler, our dedicated PTO treasurer for the last two-years! We are grateful that Lindsay was willing to lend her organizational skills and financial knowledge to maintain a positive financial track for the PTO. We will welcome Regan Schmidt, as our NEW PTO treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year!

We have appreciated the opportunity to serve as your PTO Board this school year. The PTO Board members will transition into new positions over the summer. Please look for communications and PTO updates, coming early August. We have several back to school social events in the works, so please be on the lookout for additional information to come, for the 2023-2024 school year. We hope you all have a fabulous summer!

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

Olympic Day!

Olympic Day

Title: Olympic Day is May 22nd! Sign Up Today!

Body: This favorite Pacelli tradition is right around the corner! Mr. S has puzzled out the schedule that will rotate each grade through each of the 11 field day style game stations. PTO is organizing volunteers to work the stations in shifts, prepare/serve lunch to students and to put together a little luncheon for the teachers as well!

Sign Up Here to Help!

Don't forget! Each grade comes dressed in a specific color - here are the colors you'll need to dig out for Monday, May 22!

*Please ensure all Library Books are returned to the Library Today, Friday May 12th*

School Supplies for 2023-2024 School Year!

It's never too early to plan for next school year... Please be on the lookout for information regarding school supply orders. The sale will be open as soon as we have the link prepared to accept orders.

Highlights from Father-Daughter Dance

Thanks to all the Dads and Daughters who showed up stylin' for our annual Father-Daughter Dance in the Grooviest of ensembles! All attendees truly embraced the theme! We want to give a shout-out to Amber Moran as Chair for this event!

Highlights from Pacelli Fashion Show

Thanks to all who supported this year's Pacelli Fashion Show! We are so very grateful for our generous donors, fabulous volunteers, and local vendors for their contributions, which translated into a fabulous social for the Ladies & friends of Pacelli! Hats off to our beautiful models and our exceptional chairs, Molly Ziegler and Megan Stacey, for the Fabulous night of Fashion!

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PTO Fundraising Follow-Up

Thank you to all who completed our "Fundraising Feedback Survey." In our positions, we are cognizant of the fact that we are representatives a group beyond ourselves. Therefore, your feedback drives our decisions, so thank you for your honest input! The PTO will evaluate the results of the survey and use the feedback to make decisions for future fundraising efforts.

We have received several questions regarding the PTO's intent in pursuing the Boosterthon fundraiser this Spring.

In response to many requests to find an alternate fundraiser to replace the magazine sale in the fall, we decided to trial a partnership with Boosterthon. Prior, to adopting Boosterthon as our primary fundraiser, we decided to trial in the Spring. Our purpose in trialing was to determine how/if our Pacelli community would engage in/promote Boosterthon, using their web-based platform.

Thank You to all Who participated in the Boosterthon Fundraiser! We were able to raise over $13,000! The PTO has reached out to PES (the company which constructed the playgrounds) to support the "comeback" of our kids' beloved 4-hole funnel ball game on the back-playground. Additionally, PTO funds raised will be used to support school improvement projects through the summer.

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Interested in getting involved with the PTO?

If you are interested in meeting new people while supporting the growth and progress of your child's/children's school experiences, come join us! The Pacelli PTO is a great way to connect with parents with whom you may have never had the opportunity to get to know; all while supporting your kids! No prior PTO experience is needed - fresh faces and ideas are welcome! Contact Emilie Rouse (current VP) for more information on how you can help: ( or 567.232.0342).

Click here to answer three questions to indicate your interest(s)!

Email with any questions.

Want to reach out to current/previous chairs to find more about the committees? Here's the list of who did what the past couple of years!

Looking for Summer Enrichment for your Children?

Who doesn't need a little more music in their life?! Kelly James, OLCTK residential expert of the ukulele, is offering summer camps to Pacelli students, at The Barn in Mariemont, this summer! Kelly is currently the Music Teacher within Wyoming Elementary Schools and is excited about extending this offering to the Pacelli Community!

Additional information about her ukulele camp offerings can be located at this link within her website-


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To Purchase: Ukulele Shop - Many ukulele styles, colors & accessories!