What is PTO?

The St. Teresa Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is comprised of dedicated parents and teachers whose common goal is to enhance the education of every child at St. Teresa School. The organization fosters communication and cooperation between families and school. It promotes the welfare of our children by creating a greater appreciation of Catholic Education. The PTO provides a labor pool of volunteers to assist at school, for the teachers’ use, library, or wherever a need arises. Through the efforts of the volunteers, PTO provides many “extras” for the children.

The following opportunities are effortless ways to donate to the PTO!

DOLLARS FOR TIGERS: Dollars for Tigers is a Scrip program that anyone can participate in. This is how it works: PTO buys gift cards for various retailers at a discount and then sells the cards at their full face value. The discount, which averages 5%, is revenue for PTO and the card purchased is worth the full face value. Gift cards can be ordered by completing an order form and sending the completed form and payment (checks payable to St. Teresa PTO TWB) to St. Teresa School/ATTN: PTO Dollars for Tigers. Cards are ordered a minimum of two times per month and your cards are delivered to you upon receipt of same.

Should you choose to order a card for a retailer not listed on the pre-printed order form, please handwrite the name of the retailer and the amount of the card you wish to purchase on the completed form and the card will be ordered for you. Please note that the pre-printed order form consists of retailers ordered most often by our participants, but there are many other retailers included in this program.

For a PTO Dollars for Tigers Order Form that can be typed in and printed, CLICK HERE

For a PTO Dollars for Tigers Order Form that can be printed and hand-written, CLICK HERE

For a complete list of retailers participating in the program, CLICK HERE

SCHNUCKS MY SCHNUCKS COMMUNITY CARD: St. Teresa PTO participates in the Schnucks My Schnucks Community Card program. Please consider picking up a FREE My Schnucks Community Card at any Schnucks Customer Service desk and registering it to St. Teresa PTO-TWB (Group ID 6573063). Have your card scanned every time you shop at Schnucks and Schnucks will donate a percentage of your purchase amount to St. Teresa PTO.

FARMERS MARKET – FARMERS 4 EDUCATION: St. Teresa School participates in the Farmers Market’s Farmers 4 Education Program. Every time you shop at either the North Illinois Street or North Belt West location, be sure to mention St. Teresa School (school number 51) and the Farmers Market will donate a percentage of your purchase amount to St. Teresa School. PLEASE NOTE, THE FARMERS MARKET WILL BE DISCONTINUING THIS PROGRAM AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017.

The PTO thanks you for your support of these programs. Please contact Jen Cavanagh (cavanaghpj@gmail.com) or Janet Kaemmerer (jk0995@hotmail.com) if you have any questions about these programs.

2017-2018 PTO Officers

  • John McHale, President
  • Erin Schlueter, Vice President
  • Janet Kaemmerer, Secretary
  • Andrea Becherer, Treasurer

2017-2018 PTO Meetings  6:30pm in the Parish Center

  • August 28, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • February 26, 2018
  • April 23, 2018 – Nominations for 2018-19
  • PTO Dinner Auction – February 3, 2018