August 2015

Dear Parents, Faculty, and Staff of St. Rose of Lima School:

It is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome the new and returning families to the 2015-16 academic year. During the summer your Parent Teacher Group (“PTG”) Board has been busy planning a variety of fun events and activities for this upcoming school year. On behalf of the Board, we strongly encourage your participation in as many of these activities as possible. It is my belief that your participation will not only enhance and enrich your child’s school experience but also will be memorable and fulfilling to you. You will be involved and so will they.

New school parents frequently ask, “What is the PTG?” The PTG is all of us. It’s the unified St. Rose community of parents, faculty, and staff who work together to support our students, our school, and our Catholic, faith-based educational mission. I hope you’ll take a few moments to read the enclosed PTG Handbook. It provides a brief outline of the PTG events, our fundraisers, and various ways you, as a member of the PTG, can contribute your time and talent to help further our mission of support.

The PTG community supports the St. Rose of Lima School in two primary ways: through our generous fundraising and through our contributed volunteer services. In 2013-14, the PTG raised over $67,000 in funds to support the school’s academic initiatives, social programs, and equipment needs. During last academic school year the PTG took in $83,071. This was attributable in large part to the addition of the first annual 5-k event which brought in more than $27,000. Although new fundraising events are being added, this year could be particularly challenging in terms of fundraising as some past fundraising events were discontinued notably the Magazine/Cookie Dough and Valentine Reception/Draw Down which all together brought in approximately $40,000.

There are multiple fundraisers planned for the 2015-16 academic year, and there are a variety of ways in which parents can contribute their services. As with all private schools, St. Rose depends heavily on the fundraising efforts and volunteer time of parents. If you have not already done so, please join our motivated team of parents and plan to volunteer for one or more of our fundraisers or events. An updated list of volunteer opportunities is included in this PTG Handbook. We also request that you plan to attend all four PTG General Meetings this year. By attending all four meetings, you’ll stay informed of matters affecting your children and the school, and you’ll earn four contributed service points. A schedule of the 2015-16 General Meetings is included in this PTG Handbook.

I invite you to join us to help make this a successful fundraising year by raising the funds that will continue to support academic achievement, classroom enrichment, and social activities. I look forward to working with you all and would like to thank you in advance for your generous participation in helping the PTG achieve our shared objectives. Your elected PTG Board is ready and eager to serve you. Please call any of us should you have questions.

Sincerely,

Ron and Jacky Saenz

PTG President

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS.

You wake up early, take the kids to school, work, rush home, make dinner, get the kids in bed, and then it starts all over the next day.

Life can be hectic, but you still take time out to spend with your kids.

All it takes is that one moment, when your child grabs you in a bear hug and whispers,

Thanks Mom/Dad...

for taking the time out of your busy day for me and for all you do for me. And that’s when you realize...

IT WAS WORTH IT.

That’s why we work hard and take the time out to put together some of the most amazing events and activities at St Rose.

Ones that bring together families and build friendships that last a lifetime.

Parents like you make it happen, and the unforgettable memories we create for our children make it all worth it.

Top 4 things about volunteering at St Rose

We’re NOT a black hole (of time commitment).

Got time only on a weekend or evening? Great! We could use help with posters, emailing, or procuring items for an event.

We’re here to have fun... and make new friends.

Volunteering need not be a tedious chore. We have a blast hanging out and making memories... for the kids AND ourselves.

It’s all about baby steps.

We know how easy it is to get overwhelmed. Start with the easiest tasks you can manage.

You’re not alone.

Rally up a fellow parent (or 2 or 3), husband or wife, grandparents, and do it together. It’s much easier and more importantly, fun!

How you would like to get involved this year?

Find OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION / Service hours here: http://www.strosecvschool.com/aboutus/index.cfm?PID=314

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." ~Lily Tomlin

Have an idea to make St Rose even more amazing?

Grab some friends and make it happen!

2015-16 Schedule of Events

FIRST-DAY-OF-SCHOOL WELCOME COFFEE AUG 24

PTG GENERAL MEETING / BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT AUG 25

STUDENT MOVIE NIGHT OCT 2

ROOM PARENT & CHRISTIAN ACTION MEETING SEP 15

DINE OUT FUNDRAISER - FELIPPI’S PIZZA SEP 16

FAMILY PICNIC SEP 27

MOTHER / SON EVENT OCT (TBD)

2016 FUNDRAISER OCT 15 – DEC 18

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL OCT 30

PTG GENERAL MEETING NOV 3

FATHER / SON EVENT JAN (TBD)

FATHER / DAUGHTER EVENT FEB (TBD)

STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON JAN (TBD)

FAMILY MASS / ICE CREAM SOCIAL JAN 30

PTG GENERAL MEETING FEB 2

5K RUN AND WALK RACE FEB 6

VALENTINE LAST CHANCE DANCE FEB 27

MOTHER / DAUGHTER EVENT TBD

GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 22

FIELD DAY (K - 4 May 6

FIELD DAY (5-8) May 13

 

*TBD – TO BE DETERMINED

PTG ELECTIONS MAY 1

PTG GENERAL MEETING MAY 17

CHRISTIAN ACTION EVALUATION MEETING MAY 24

ROOM PARENT THANK YOU COFFEE JUN 10


PTG BOARD MEETINGS (For Board Members Only)

August 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

January 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

June 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

PTG GENERAL MEETINGS FOR ALL GRADES (All Parents and Teachers)

August 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 1 & 8 responsible for refreshments)

November 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 2 & 7 responsible for refreshments)

February 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3 & 6 responsible for refreshments)

May 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 4 & 5 responsible for refreshments)

PTG OFFICERS

President

Ron Saenz 585-0545 Ronald_Saenz@sbcglobal.net

1st Vice Presidents

Leticia Bermudez 739-3908 lrioseco@hotmail.com

Yvonne Perez (623) 640-5573 yperez8842@gmail.com

2nd Vice Presidents

Vanessa Amarillas 739-8306 v.lopez.13@hotmail.com

Glenda Kikunaga 395-4183 gkikunaga@gmail.com

Secretary: Recording

Monica Ventura 405-1538 mcventura@live.com

Secretary: Corresponding

Martha Romero 395-6817 martha@elindiocatering.com

Treasurer

Erin Huls 392-8625 erinhuls@hotmail.com

Christian Action Coordinator

Susie Jedlicka 813-5469 susiejedlicka@gmail.com

Noemy Salas-Oliveros 823-5104 noemysalas@gmail.com

Board Members

Rachel Gonzalez 867-2475 Rym619@yahoo.com

Kim Piancone 339-1952 piancone@att.net

Eva Masterson-Sanchez 250-7778 emasterson1@cox.net

Maribel Huerta (858) 336-1297 maribelhrt@yahoo.com

Maria Vazquez-Casillas 948-6341 mvcampos65@hotmail.com