St. Ann Catholic School
600 Hillside Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
St. Ann PTO
News and Updates
Peggy Mazzola, Principal
Lisa Horton, Vice Principal V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 4 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 0
LAS VEGAS IS COMING TO ST. ANN!
The St. Ann PTO is bringing Vegas to you! On Saturday, April 17th, St.
Co-President: Ann Catholic School will hold its first ever Casino Night Fundraiser.
Kimberlee Shukes Invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors for a night of Vegas
704-643- 2956 style excitement, complete with professional dealers. Get your
firstname.lastname@example.org blackjack and poker strategies ready and plan for a great night out.
Co-President: ♥ Blackjack ♦ Roulette
Tracy Romero ♣ Texas Hold’Em ♠ More
email@example.com In addition to this evening of “gambling”, finger foods, drinks, and
fun, we will have our annual Silent Auction. We already have some
fabulous items available and know this will be a great night. Get
your babysitters ready and watch for more information on this fun
firstname.lastname@example.org WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider volunteering to help out with
this exciting event. There is much to do and not enough people to
Co-Vice President: do it. Please plan on attending our next planning meeting to be
Amy McDonnell held on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. Can’t make the
704-345-3495 meeting? Please contact a PTO member for information
email@example.com on what you can do to help.
Co-Secretary: Tickets will be on sale soon, so save the date!
704-516-3253 GOURMET TASTES?
One of our parents, Gretchen Cathey, is putting together a special
cookbook of St. Ann Family Recipes. This wonderful book will be full
of recipes submitted by all of our families and will make a great gift
for Mother’s Day and beyond. Help us to create a unique memory
of your child’s time at St. Ann by sharing a special family recipe.
Start thinking about easy family meals, kid favorites, and cherished
family recipes you would like to share and watch for more informa-
704-264-4041 Looking for a way to offer your time to St. Ann?
firstname.lastname@example.org Gretchen could use some help. Please contact
Gretchen at email@example.com and offer to
lend your time and talents to this new endeavor.
ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION More News!
AND RAFFLE Catholic Schools Week was a great success! The week
started off with an unexpected vacation day as our city re-
Do you have a favorite restaurant covered from freezing rain and snow. (Guess those back-
or store? How about a time share wards pajamas and spoons hidden under pillows
that you won’t be using this year? finally worked!) The rest of the week was filled
It’s time to start collecting dona- with a treasure hunt, hats, socks, and t-shirts and
tions for our Annual Silent Auction. ended with the always anticipated Teachers VS.
5th Grade Volleyball Game. The 5th Graders were victorious
Our spring fundraiser is our most im- in a close game enjoyed by all!
portant opportunity to raise much
needed funds for our school. Any
The St. Ann Service Club has already started to make
donations will be welcome and of-
an impact on our community. This new club was
ten come from our very own fami-
lies. For those that would like to started at the beginning of the year by Mrs. Smith, Ms.
help, a letter describing this event Chinchar, Ms. Ochsenhirt, and Ms. Foreman and consists of
and detailing how a tax deductible students in all grades at St. Ann. So far this year, students
donation can be offered are avail- have helped create Thanksgiving baskets , Christmas stock-
able in the school office. Please ings, and much more for needy families. St. Ann can cer-
think about asking businesses you
tainly be proud of this special group!
frequent if they would consider
making a tax deductible donation
to our school. A special thank you to all those who participated in the
Teacher Christmas Bonus drive! The response was
incredible and over $2400 was collected. The
In addition to the cash raffle and
silent auction, casino tables will be teachers also enjoyed a very special luncheon
available for businesses and fami- supplied by the PTO and were able to enjoy spending an
lies to sponsor for a nominal fee. hour of friendship and holiday cheer while their classes were
This is shaping up to be a great looked after by thoughtful volunteers. Thank you to every-
event, but we really need your one for helping to make our teacher’s lives just a bit brighter!
help. Please contact any member
of the PTO to offer your assistance.
PTO OFFICER NOMINATIONS
It is time to start thinking about the next
Ash Wednesday school year. Do you know someone who
All-School Mass would be an asset to our school? How
8:30 a.m. about you?
Nomination slips for the 2010-2011 PTO Officers will be going
out soon. The actual election is set to take place at our May
Protecting God’s Children PTO Meeting, currently scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th.
Training Sessions: Please send in your nomination and plan on attending so
you may be a part of the election process.
2/18/10 St. Matthew 10am-1pm
2/21/10 St. Gabriel 10:15am-1:15pm
2/23/10 St. James (Concord) 6pm-9pm For questions on PTO duties, please contact any current
Register online at www.virtus.org member. Thanks!