Parent Volunteers

PTMO (Parent Teacher Ministry Organization)

Throughout each school year, SJNCS receives substantial support from its parent organization, the PTMO (Parent Teacher Ministry Organization). This talented group of parents provides countless hours of time, talent, and treasure to our school.

A note from our PTMO President: Lisa Sinclair

I want to personally welcome you to St John Neumann Catholic School and our PTMO page!  The purpose of our Parent Teacher Ministry Organization (PTMO) is to make our Mustang community a positive and rewarding experience.  We are dedicated to improving the educational experience for all of our students by providing and fostering Christian values while serving and supporting our families and school.  Our aim is to provide volunteering opportunities for parents, support the needs of our teachers, to engage in community involvement, and most importantly to uphold the welfare of students and their families.   All families are automatically members of our PTMO and I encourage you to take an active role in supporting our mission.  If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please do not hesitate in reaching out.  I look forward to meeting you!

 

God Bless,

Lisa

2020-2021 PTMO OFFICERS

Name Role
Lisa Sinclair President
Jennifer Dzermejko Vice President
Mary Nussbaum Secretary
Jennifer McEnery Treasurer

Philosophy

St. John Neumann’s Parent Teacher Ministries Organization (PTMO) exists to bring families and school staff together in common support of the Parish and School missions. The organization is a collaborative effort of parents and teachers, each holding the other in esteem, working together to provide the best spiritual and intellectual education.

Purpose & Goals

  • To engender and encourage a greater appreciation of Catholic education especially within St. John Neumann Catholic School
  • To encourage family involvement and participation in spiritual, intellectual, social and physical programs of the school and parish
  • To offer support and assistance to the Principal for improvements and programs that are designed for the enrichment of school life
  • To assist the school in its financial needs through well-planned and organized fundraisers
  • To encourage and support family life though family involvement in projects and events

Meetings

PTMO hosts an annual meeting for all parents where a speaker is brought in to address topics relevant to our student population. Many other various committee and special events meetings are held throughout the year.

Benefits Provided to the School by the PTMO

School Gifts:

  • 26 iPads & mobile iPad charging station
  • 39 virtual student desktop computers with flat screen monitors
  • 31 teacher desktop computers
  • Two teacher laptops
  • 40 wireless laptops for middle school writing lab
  • Spirit Mascot Costume

Teacher Assistance:

  • Three teachers received Masters Degrees
  • Four teachers received Orton-Gillingham phonics program training in Atlanta, GA
  • Funds to buy supplies for each classroom

Committees:

Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee pairs new student families with current student families. Welcome packets are provided for each family to help them become more familiar with the school. The Welcome Committee continues to pair incoming student families with current student families throughout the school year.

Fundraising

This committee provides volunteers to help execute the annual fundraising event planned through the SJNCS Office of Advancement.

Uniform Exchange (Hillary Chandler and Julie Henegar, co-chairs)

The uniform exchange closet is located just inside the library door nearest the school office. Volunteer Staff Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 7:45AM to 8:15AM and 2:45PM to 3:15PM. The uniform closet provides families a FREE exchange of uniform wear.

Campus Beautification (Lisa Rochelle, chair)

The campus beautification committee coordinates Fall and Spring “Beautify Campus Days.” This committee performs the cleanup duties on the SJNCS portion of the Town of Farragut Adopt-a-Greenway program, and also distributes mulch to create new flower beds, plants flowers, and weeds existing flower beds.

School Partner Programs (Kerri Manning, chair)

Monies earned in these programs are used for various school needs. Past purchases have included a pop-up tent and flags for use at school events and sporting events.

Morale & Teacher Appreciation (Sharon Peterson and Jayme Hair, co-chairs)
  • Parents provide Wednesday treats for all school staff throughout the year.
  • Teachers are treated to several luncheons which include fun door prizes and teacher gifts.
  • Christmas luncheon is planned, consisting of many delicious dishes made by committee members.
  • An end of the year celebration for staff is held at Connor’s Restaurant.
Homeroom Parent Coordinator (Jeanie Hansen and Danielle Chandler, co-chairs)

The committee chair provides support for the designated homeroom parent volunteers who help teachers throughout the year with class-specific activities. The chair distributes timely email communications regarding PTMO committee activities and urgent requests for school-affiliated activities.

Prayer and Good Works (Adeline Letizia and Mindy Clark, co-chairs)
The SJNCS PTMO Prayer and Good Works Committee would like to support the spiritual and physical needs in our community. If you have a specific family prayer request that you would like mentioned on our SJNCS Facebook Page please contact Adeline Letizia HERE. We will share this message with your approval so that our school and parish community can pray for your intentions.