The name of this organization shall be the Parent Teacher Organization of Sacred Heart Cathedral School (PTO).
The mission of the PTO shall be to build a stronger Sacred Heart Cathedral School by promoting communication, community, education, spiritual growth and resource development among parents, teachers, staff and parishioners.
The PTO shall also support in full the mission of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.
The objectives of this organization shall be to:
SECTION 1: Direct and coordinate parent support to the school through communications efforts, activities and social functions.
SECTION 2: Support the spiritual and educational programs established by the school.
SECTION 3: Maintain appropriate liaison with the Pastor, Faculty and School Board on academic and fiscal matters.
SECTION 4: Lessen the financial needs of the school by raising additional funds.
The provisions contained in these By-Laws shall govern the PTO in all matters to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution and By-Laws of the School Board or the Parish philosophy.
SECTION 1: All parents and/or guardians of the children attending the school are automatically active members. Faculty and staff are also members.
SECTION 2: Membership coincides with the school year. All members are voting members.
SECTION 3: PTO dues are not required but are strongly encouraged from all members. Dues will be $5 per family per year and will be collected under the direction of the Treasurer.
SECTION 4: Other individuals with an interest in the mission of the school can apply for membership, which may be granted with PTO Board approval.
SECTION 1: PTO meetings shall be held a minimum of two (2) times per year, once in each semester with at least one week advance notice to the membership.
SECTION 2: Special meetings may be called by the President with at least forty-eight (48) hours notice to the membership.
SECTION 3: A quorum of general membership is required to hold a meeting. A quorum of general membership is defined as twenty (20) members. A simple majority of the quorum present will decide a vote.
SECTION 1: The PTO Board shall consist of the following:
SECTION 2: The following PTO Board members shall be elected from the general membership: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The remaining committee chairs shall be appointed by the elected PTO Board members.
SECTION 3: Only one (1) PTO Board position per household may be held each term.
SECTION 4: PTO Board members shall be elected for a term of one (1) year. Board members will be limited to three (3) consecutive terms in the same position.
SECTION 5: It is preferred but not required that the person holding the office of President have served as Vice President the preceding year.
SECTION 6: Regular PTO Board meetings shall be held no more than once a month to discuss current and future activities of the PTO.
SECTION 7: A quorum of the PTO Board must be present to conduct any binding PTO business. A quorum of the PTO Board is defined as five (5) of the nine (9) voting members of the PTO Board. A majority vote of those present may then pass a recommendation.
SECTION 1: PRESIDENT
SECTION 2: VICE PRESIDENT
SECTION 3: SECRETARY
SECTION 4: TREASURER
SECTION 5: IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
The Immediate Past President shall serve as a non-voting advisor to the President as desired for the one-year (1-year) term immediately following his/her term as President.
SECTION 6: COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS AND FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
SECTION 7: REPLACEMENT OF PTO BOARD
Should a PTO Board member not perform his or her duties as defined, become incapacitated, or resign, the remaining PTO Board members shall replace him or her with a substitute whose term shall be the same as the member replaced.
SECTION 1: Nominations for elected officers of the PTO shall be made by self-nomination among the general membership.
SECTION 2: No one shall be nominated whose consent to serve has not been first obtained.
SECTION 3: All PTO Board members shall be elected by written ballot of the general membership at the second semester general meeting.
SECTION 4: A plurality of votes shall elect.
SECTION 5: Installation of officers shall be at the time of election.
All monies from fundraising activities of the PTO will be given to the school to be used in direct support of the school either for additions, improvements, or maintenance of the school and its grounds, or in support of school programs.
Any part of these By-Laws may be amended or repealed by a simple majority vote of the general membership present at a PTO general meeting provided that written notice of the proposed changes has been given as least one week prior to the meeting.
The full-text of the PTO By-Laws is available in a PDF file.
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.
The Lucky Hearts Club is a membership club sponsored by the Sacred Heart Cathedral School. 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 for cash prizes will be made each Monday by blind draw in the school office. On the first Monday of each month, the winner will receive one hundred 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.
The Sacred Heart Golf Classic is an annual event hosted at Osceola Golf Course. 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.
Did you know you can raise money for our school while doing your everyday shopping? All you have to do is purchase gift cards from America's favorite retailers and use them in place of cash, checks, or credit cards for purchases you were going to make anyway! Each card purchased carries an associated "contribution" of 2-15% or more. Gift cards are available from over 300 national and local retailers. Groceries, clothing, dining out, home improvement, even gasoline can all be purchased with Scrip. An school of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars a year on these purchases. If they do the majority of this shopping with Scrip, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for our school – without spending an additional penny!
Spirit t-shirts are now available through Mr. Guttmann - please contact him at email@example.com for further information. Show your school spirit by purchasing one of these special shirts.
Additionally, school logo magnets or "SH" stickers are through the front office. Magnets are $5 each, and stickers are $3 each.
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 all proceeds benefiting facility upgrades at our school. Registration begins in early January each year.