Cardinal Pacelli PTO

August 2022 Newsletter

On Behalf of the PTO

The Cardinal Pacelli PTO is a group of parent volunteers who plan social events, fundraising campaigns and organize volunteer opportunities for the benefit of Cardinal Pacelli. With an annual operating budget of $40,000, we support teachers, staff, and provide enrichment opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom. We are kicking off the 2022-2023 school year with enthusiasm and excitement about so many fun events ahead including: parent/child events, dances, field trips, Grandparents'/Special Persons Day, annual student lunches, Olympic Day, Teacher Appreciation meals, the Christmas Boutique and the School Library are just a few examples of what PTO organizes and funds.

While there will be lots of ways to help throughout the year, there's one easy thing you can do today: please make sure that you have an Amazon Smile account ( and that Cardinal Pacelli is selected as your charitable organization. By placing your Amazon purchases through you help Cardinal Pacelli earn passive income - no amount is added to your total, Amazon keeps track and compensates us quarterly!

We'd like to take the time now to introduce the PTO Board Members for the 2022-2023 school year. Many of us will be present at Back to School Sunday, so please stop by and say hello and learn more about the PTO!

President - Lauren Dammel

Vice President - Emilie Rouse

President Advisor - Jill Hoelle-Schwalbach

Treasurer - Lindsay Eveler

Auditor - Emily Hauser

Secretary - Ann Hambelton

Fundraising - Julie Callihan and Susan Overberg

Welcome Back Sunday!

After your classroom visit and supply drop off, please stop by to enjoy a PTO sponsored Kona Ice treat! We will also have some spirit wear items for purchase!
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Fine Arts Enrichment

Is your child interested in learning a new instrument or advancing their technique and skills? If so, Band is a tremendous introduction for your budding musician!

Band for Beginners will be offered Fridays after school until 3:30.

Advanced band will be offered from 3:30-4:15 on Fridays as well.

Look for additional details about Band to come!

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign-ups are now open for room parent volunteers, lunch and recess duty, art room, and mid-week treat. Click here to volunteer!

There are so many ways to get involved no matter your talent or how much time you have to give. Click here to indicate your areas of interest and we will reach out to you with more information!

PTO is also looking for volunteers to chair or co-chair special committees and programs this year. If you are interested in helping, please email. In particular, we are in need of volunteers for:

  • Junior High Dance Chair(s)
  • Fine Arts (co-chairs or helpers to the chair)
  • Library (co-chairs or helpers to the chair)
  • Career Day Chair(s)

School Upgrades

With your support, the PTO is proud to announce the revitalization of the Early Learning Playground. The area will include new turf, a new playset and enclosing the existing outdoor learning area with the new playset area to form one larger space for our PreSchool and Pre-K learners! We are so excited to provide this free space for them to explore their environment outdoors! These types of projects are a reflection of your fundraising dollars at work! Thank you Pacelli families and friends for your hard work and generosity in support of our fundraisers throughout the years!

Uniform Approved Spirit Wear Update

The PTO is committed to ongoing collaboration with School Administration to expand uniform-approved offerings for students that include the new school logo. We understand that there is a lot of enthusiasm to expand our students' wardrobes! At this time we ask that you order your uniform attire through Lands' End and Schoolbelles as we continue to work out what additional options might be offered later in the year. Keep your eyes open for emails from the Athletic Commission for Spirit Wear Day appropriate items.


Did you know we have a Pacelli Flag?!? If you would like to purchase a house flag or garden flag, please email us at 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!!

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!