St. Mary's PTO is organized under the Diocese of Youngstown guidelines to bring parents, teachers and administration together to support and carry out the educational philosophy and program of the school. Board Members and supportive committees working with them sponsor events and programs for this purpose.
Encouraging family participation is an important part of the St. Mary philosophy. Your children enjoy seeing their loved ones involved in school activities, and the PTO (home and family) always needs volunteers. However, we know that the time commitment is sometimes difficult to manage. We offer many ways for you to help such as Friday evening Fish Fries during Lent, being a room parent, helping out at bingo once per month, or many other activities.
Each family must volunteer at least 20 hours per school year, but there are a lot of great ways to accomplish this. Attending PTO meetings is just one of them!
In order to be a room parent, go on field trips, or monitor lunch/recess, you will need to complete the Diocese of Youngstown Virtus class and have your fingerprints done for a BCI check. The link below will take you to the online class registration page. More information can be found in the downloads area.