Saint Ann Catholic School

Saint Ann Catholic School

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

PTO

The Saint Ann PTO has a long tradition of sponsoring vibrant events and fundraisers that supplement the education of our children and help connect parents, school administration, and faculty. 

Annually, the PTO hosts activities to foster school spirit and fellowship between students and families in grades PreK 3 – Grade 8 such as:

  • Pot luck dinners, picnics and Back to School PreK and kindergarten playdates
  • Pep rallies to support our CYO basketball teams
  • Spring Variety Show
  • General meetings with interesting speakers and timely public screenings of films such as Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

The PTO organizes fundraising activities such as:

  • The Used Book Sale  
  • Bake sales, restaurant nights, a car raffle
  • On-going grocery card and Box Tops programs
  • A popular parent-only Spring Fling that supports teacher development and continuing education

Our school’s largest PTO-organized fundraiser of the year is the Fall Festival.  These funds go directly into the school’s operations – benefiting teachers, students and staff.  This year we raised almost $50,000 while having a great time.  The festival is a family-friendly day full of fun, including a Fun Run, rides, food, a live and silent auction, a beer garden, cake walk, raffles and so much more!

In addition the PTO:

  • Organizes volunteer manpower for activities and operations, such as Field Day, school pizza lunch, Chick-Fil-A lunch programs and after school student enrichment classes.  
  • Works to ensure the faculty and staff are fully appreciated by providing coffee and snacks year-round in the teacher lounge. The PTO arranges lunches for teachers and staff during Parent-Teacher Conferences, Christmas, Catholic Schools Week and others special occasions.
  • Promotes our school and Catholic identity by teaching our students the importance of helping others through Lenten Sandwich Making.  Every Thursday during Lent, two grades work together after school to make hundreds of sandwiches for local homeless shelters.

All of these events are wonderful ways for Saint Ann Catholic School families to enrich our school experience.  They truly mold us into a strong and nurturing community that believes, achieves, and inspires.  

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Jessica Porter, VP of Operations at volunteers4stann@outlook.com.

2020-2021 PTO Board Members:

President – Kate Perryman

Vice President of Operations – Jessica Porter

Vice President of Fundraising – Erika Hagan

Secretary – MaryAnne Sapio-Groharing

Treasurer – Trish Ward

Communications Chair – Meghan Zawadzki

Room Parent Coordinators – Ingrid Franco & Donna Pizzi

Hospitality Chairs – Emily Peterson & Melissa Teran

School Events – Shannon Willenbucher

School Operations – Oriana MacGregor

PreK Liaison – Sarah Donovan

Bake Sale Coordinator – Lina Cagossi & Susan Duarte

Sign Up Genius Coordinator – Nancy Cribb

President Emeritus – Kristin Garesche

Faculty Representative – Madeleine Brooks-Kenney & Veronica Lippert

Administration Representative – Marie Scheessele

Principal – Mary Therrell