PTO

The PTO provides many wonderful activities, services and funds that benefit every child in our school. Being involved in the PTO allows you to participate and make a difference in your child’s education. In addition it is a great way to meet others. It is also an opportunity to let you know what is going on in our school whether it is through volunteering, fundraisers, socials or purchasing new classroom equipment.

The PTO functions only with the support and participation of everyone at St. Helen School. The meeting schedule will be announced at the beginning of each school year. We look forward to seeing you at the PTO meetings and helping to increase your involvement in your child’s education and school!

Committees and Activities

The following is a list of committees and activities our PTO offers throughout the school year.

BABY SITTING COURSE
Students who are 11 or older on the date of the class are welcome to take the Red Cross Baby Sitting course provided by the school. Future details will be in the school newsletter. Help is needed assisting the instructor with set-up and management of attendees.

BOXTOPS/CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS
St. Helen accepts all participating Boxtops for Education and Campbell Soup labels and points or money earned are used to purchase items for the school. Please send the Boxtop/Campbell’s labels forms completed or BoxTops and Labels neatly trimmed in a bag labeled with your child’s homeroom number to the office. Volunteers are needed to help cut, sort and count labels that are not on forms yet.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
The Christmas Bazaar is an all-day event that provides a great shopping experience, Christmas joy and an opportunity for our children to visit Santa. Volunteers are needed to help with the Bake Sale, make baskets for a raffle, kitchen serving, Santa stage, vendor assistance, and set-up and clean up. Plan ahead to bake your best for the Bake Sale and Food Prep for the kitchen is a prior date as well. This is the PTO’s Fundraiser; we need MANY volunteers for its success.

EVERYBODY COUNTS
Everybody Counts in an educational program held for one week, typically in March. Volunteers give presentations to the children to help them become more aware of different disabilities and those with disabilities. Volunteers attend a short training session, and are provided with hands-on material to assist in their presentations.

FAMILY DINING OUT NIGHTS
Once a month, we arrange for a local restaurant/business to host our school for socializing. This also provides an opportunity for our school to interact with the community by providing support to local restaurants. Often the restaurant will donate a percentage of the overall sales to our St. Helen PTO. Volunteers are needed to help publicize, support and occasionally help with activities at the event.

FATHER/DAUGHTER AND MOTHER/SON DANCE
This is a NEW opportunity to provide a desired service for our families and create everlasting memories, This will be dances for the 4th and 5th grade students. We need a team to help head this up. Volunteers will also be needed for set up, event details, and clean up.

FIELD DAY
Field Day is a fun day of activities and games for Preschool-7th Grade. Field Day is held in late May, and volunteers are needed to help with the games, set up, water distribution, escort students to and from the various scheduled activities and clean up. This particular activities requires MANY volunteers and is quite fun!!

GRANDPARENTS DAY
Grandparent’s Day has become a favored tradition at St. Helen over the years, and is a wonderful way to celebrate our grandparents and those adults that are like grandparents to our children.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up, photography, able assisting, serving, and clean up.

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Student and teacher birthdays are celebrated during the lunch period of the last Friday of each month. Volunteers are needed to send cards and pass out treats.

RECYCLING PROGRAM
Please send in all old cell phones and ink cartridges to the recycling box located outside the school office.

SWEATSHIRT SALE
The sweatshirts offered during this sale are the official sweatshirts to be worn with the school uniform. This sale will be held at least once a year. Volunteers may be needed to help with orders and distribution.

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS
Each trimester, the PTO will provide a luncheon and/or treat for our faculty. A sign-up form for food donations and volunteers (assist with setup and clean up) will be emailed to all parents a couple of weeks before each luncheon.

USED UNIFORM SALE
The Used Uniform Sale is held in the Fall and the Spring and is a great way for parents to purchase uniforms at a reduced price. Volunteers are needed to help set up for the sale, sort and sell used uniforms as they are brought to the sale and put the unsold uniforms away.

Updated: September 21, 2016

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.