PTO

Your Parent Teacher Organization exists to serve three basic functions:

  • Improve communications between the school and families, because informed parents make a difference.
  • Build community among our families and between the parents and faculty/staff. We do this not just through meetings but also through fun events such as bingo nights, socials and service events.
  • Help the school continue to expand resources by supporting fundraisers such as Pumpkin Run and the Golf Classic and by building our fundraising capacity.

Bronwyn Hindman

President
C: 723-4404

Heidi Gizaw

Vice-President
C: 401-575-1101

Don Varela

Secretary
C: 780-6383

Ana Quesada

Treasurer
C: 698-4887

Nancy Young

Communications
C: 982-3060

Alice Caldwell

Volunteer Coordinator
C: 390-0547

Alita Fisher

Hospitality Chairperson
C: 324-4838

Michelle Benzinger

Hospitality Chairperson

Sidney Poller

Fundraising
C: 637-6174

Josette Goyins

Room Mom Coordinator
C: 525-0819

Fundraising Philosophy

The administration, PTO and school advisory board have made a conscious effort to limit the number of fundraising events. While fundraising provides an important supplement to the school budget and helps control tuition costs, we recognize that the education of children is our primary goal. The fundraising programs that we undertake are those that help strengthen our sense of community, stewardship and responsibility.

Pumpkin Run

Over the last thirty years, the Great Pumpkin Race has grown to be the largest, family-friendly 5K in the Pensacola area.  The long-sleeve shirts have become collectors items in the community, the the delicious pumpkin bread is enjoyed by all.

Traditionally held the first Saturday in November, the race is sanctioned by the Pensacola Runners' Association and attracts approximately 1,200 participants each year.  Proceeds from the race benefit the school and are used to contribute to the capital improvements to the building and grounds.

For more information, visit the Pumpkin Run web page. There you will information about the next race, registration links and more.

Trivia Night

Sacred Heart Cathedral School's most exciting evening of the year. Join other school parents and parishioners for a fun evening including dinner, drinks, games, prizes and, of course, lots of trivia.

Come prepared with your best table theme and costumes. This evening promises to be a great time for all with proceeds benefiting facility upgrades at our school.

Registration begins in early January each year.

Lucky Hearts

A membership club sponsored by SHCS. It is a fun and simple way to support the activities and capital improvements of the school, with the chance to make a little money for yourself, too!

Membership entitles each member to a 52-week participation in weekly drawings for cash prizes. Drawings will be made each Monday by blind draw in the school office. On the first Monday of each onth, the winner will receive one hunder dollars ($100). On subsequent Mondays, the winner will receive fifty dollars ($50). Names are put back into "the hat" so it is possible to win more than once off of the same ticket.

Golf Tournament

The SHCS Golf Classic is an annual event hosted at the Scenic Hills Country Club. The event is a four-man scramble format with a putting contest and prizes for closest to pin, longest drive and straightest drive. Entry fees include green fees, golf cart, refreshments and an awards lunch.

Please check the school calendar for the date of our next event.

Spirit Items

School logo magnets or "SH" stickers are available through the front office. Magnets are $5 each, and stickers are $3 each.

From time to time, other items such as tumblers or hats may also be available. Check with the office for pricing and availability.