The St. Monica Parent Teacher Organization is committed to nurturing an atmosphere of academic enrichment and spiritual growth within our Catholic school community. This is achieved by:
Facilitating communication among parents, teachers, administration and students in our school family;
Providing Christian support and encouragement for the parents, teachers, administration and students in our school family;
sharing our time, talent and treasure in classroom and extracurricular activities;
conveying a positive image of our school to the parish and the community;
Identifying high priority non-budgeted school needs, and providing the resources to support them.
PTO Board Members
|Vice President||Joe Acklin||317-670-8105|
|Immediate Past President||Shanette Gibbs||317-698-9855|
|Public Relations Coordinator||Michelle Washington||317-590-7206|
|Parent Involvement Coordinator||Heather Johnson||heatherjohnson0626@
|Gifts | Grants Chair||Joe Delamater||317-509-9116|
|Community Engagement||Gabby Gonzalez||g.gonzalez@smsindy.
|Faculty Rep||Melissa Lynch||317-
Meetings are the First Tuesday each month from August through May. See the family calendar for more information.
Trash Bag Sales
Students in middle school sell trash bags to raise money for their class trip to Washington DC. This event takes place at the beginning of the school year. To volunteer contact Patti Beaty .
Book Fair (Fall & Spring)
The book fair offers families an opportunity to purchase books at discounted rates. This event takes place in the Fall, just before Christmas break, and the Spring. To volunteer contact Mary Fenchak.
GrandFriends’ Day is a day to honor Grandparents and/or Special Friends of SMS students. GrandFriends join their students for mass, then visit classrooms for snacks and activities. To volunteer please contact Jane Fischer.
Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat is a highly attended social event consisting of Halloween activities and trick or treating. To volunteer please contact Michelle Washington.
The annual open house provides an opportunity to invite members of the community to learn about our SMS community, academic successes, and Catholic values. Volunteers provide tours of the school, teachers are available for questions, and classrooms have fascinating works on display. The open house also kicks off Catholic Schools Week. This is an excellent opportunity for existing SMS families to meet teachers and tour classrooms in preparation for the next school year as well. To volunteer please contact the school office.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week kicks off with Sunday Mass and the school’s open house. Each school day, students are invited to participate in a fun theme of the day. SMS also takes the opportunity to show appreciation for teachers, staff, students and families.To volunteer please contact the school office.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Volunteers staff classrooms, the cafeteria, and the school office for a couple of hours, while teachers and staff attend a luncheon. Volunteers organize and serve the meal, provide entertainment, and shower our teachers and staff with donated gifts! To volunteer please contact Joe Acklin.
Spring Plant Sale
School and parish families are offered opportunity to purchase flowers and plants through SMS. Orders are usually due before Spring Break with pick up the Thursday before Mother's Day. To volunteer please contact Ann Rotelli.
May Crowning and Brunch
May crowning is a special mass honoring Mary as the Queen of May. Eighth-grade students plan and participate in the Mass. Following Mass, a brunch is provided for eighth-grade students and families.To volunteer please contact Joe Acklin.
The last fundraiser of the year! Students, parents and teachers walk, run or roll through the St. Monica neighborhood. Students solicit donations from family and friends. The event includes a St. Vincent prayer path, encourages fitness, and offers some friendly competition. To volunteer please contact Vickie Willoughby.
Field Day (Combined event with Move-A-Thon)
Field day offers students the opportunity to compete in group activities and games. The event celebrates teamwork, fitness and all abilities.To volunteer please contact Vickie Willoughby.
8th Grade Graduation and Reception
Commencement ceremony for 8th grade followed by a reception for students and families.To volunteer please contact Joe Acklin.
Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
A social gathering to celebrate SMS volunteers. Help us show our appreciation to our volunteers, say goodbye to outgoing PTO board members, and welcome new PTO board members.To volunteer please contact Melissa Lynch.
Dream for the Future
The St. Monica Parent Teacher Organization offers grants for innovative programs, activities, enhancements, and equipment that will provide a direct benefit to the current and future students of SMS. Review the links below for more information. Grant requests are accepted from administrators, parents, staff, students and teachers.
Meetings & Agendas
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