HOW TO GET INVOLVED
We would love to have you join our Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) and hear your suggestions and have your assistance with planning and executing events for our students. PTO is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends, be part of a great team, all while supporting our school!
PTO meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. Meetings are located inside an available classroom in the main school building at St. Patrick School. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to attend every meeting because we can communicate through different ways. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.
Cara Morrison, President
PTO 2020 - 2021 Events Calendar
Below are some of the events we have scheduled for this year. Stay tuned to the monthly School Newsletter for additional PTO events. If you would like to help in any way, contact Kelly Varcie in the school office at: (734) 654-2522 or Cara Morrison at: (734) 755-6779.
Welcome Back Night
Hot Dog Lunch
Halloween Carnival Set-Up, -
Halloween Carnival -
Grandparents/ Special Elder Day -
Veteran's Day Assembly -
Secret Santa Shop Preparation -
Secret Santa Shop Christmas -
Catholic Schools Week -
Ice Cream Social -
Valentine's Day -
Easter Treat -
Student Munchie Cart
Student Field Day -
PTO Executive Board
President - Cara Morrison (734) 755-6779 -email@example.com
Vice President - Melissa O'Dell (734)625-6862 jodell1@charter
Secretary - Emily Hegedus (734) 410-8373 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Meghan Kovalak (248) 345-4207 -email@example.com
Teacher Representative - Kelly Varcie
Joel Grubb - President
Karla Hinkle - Vice President
Jessica Jones - Secretary
Curriculum Chair - Jessica Jones
Enrollment Chair - Hillary Lang
Website Chair: Julie Jones
Financial Chair: - TBA
Auction/Festival/Website - Julie Jones
School Committee Recruitment - Joel Grubb
PTO Chair - Cara Morrison
Father Michael Woroniewcz - Pastor
Carl Lenze - Principal
The roles of the school committee is to advise, assist, and consult with the principal. The committee represents all-parents and not just a few special interest groups. Please let our school office staff know if your interested in becoming a part of our committee.
Paul Niedermeyer – President
Upcoming Fish Frys
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1& 8
Additional Fish Fry on June 3rd at Festival
Please Contact Paul Niedermeyer if your able to help with Thursday night preparation and/or help the day of the fish fry!
Donations of Desserts are always welcome the day of!
Saint Patrick School Foundation
Have you heard about the Saint Patrick School Foundation? The Saint Patrick’s School Foundation is a United States IRS recognized charitable corporation which qualifies under Section 501 (c)(3). The foundation was founded in 2017 and has the sole purpose of raising funds to support St. Patrick’s School located in Carleton MI. It is the goal of foundation to provided advanced technology, educational support, support growth strategies, and assist in school facility improvements as needed.
Latest update from SPS Foundation:
St. Patrick School Foundation
Since the formation of the St. Patrick School Foundation we have provided Tuition Assistance
to many students making Catholic Education more affordable. We are happy to help bring
students into our school with these scholarships and are proud to be part of it our growth! Last
spring the foundation purchased an additional 25 Chromebooks for our students, and we are
now excited to say that we have 1 to 1 student coverage with our technology! The St. Patrick
School Foundation will once again be sponsoring the prizes for 23rd Annual School Auction
Raffle. The cash prize awards have been one of our annual sponsorship for the school, so we
need your help in selling the raffle tickets. A few weeks ago, we purchased 8 new bathroom
faucets for the new school. The installation is planned soon so those kids can thoroughly wash
their hands heading into Fall. We would like to welcome Joel Grubb to our Board of
Directors. Joel joins Aaron Jones, Ericka Alessandrini, Pat Wickenheiser, Tom Busen, and
Jessica Jones to complete our current board of Directors. Lastly we would like to thank our
generous donors over the past year, your donations allow our Foundation to continue to
provide for our students! https://spscarleton.com/
23rd Annual St. Patrick School Auction
in-person December 3, 2021
Location: Grafton Hall Carleton
Doors open at 5pm
Dinner at 6:45
Live auction begins at 7:45
Raffle Tickets currently on sale at the following link:
(Dinner ticket sales coming soon!)
2020 online auctions/December & March replaced the in-person
auction generated $62,672 profit for St. Patrick School!
Thank you to everyone for their patience and generosity as we navigated through a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions while continuing to maintain our fundraising profit!
2019 auction generated $73,000 in revenue!
Auction proceeds have been used for:
Upgrades of Technology
Textbook and curriculum upgrades
maintaining affordable tuition
Keeping tuition affordable for our families
Remember Pizza Fundraiser Fridays
Every Friday at St. Patrick School we are serving a pizza lunch as a fundraiser.
$5.00 for pizza, drink, fruit and treat
Get your shopping done and help SPS at the same time!
WHAT IS SCRIP?
Scrip is a great way to earn money towards tuition just by buying things you already buy all the time, groceries, gas, dining out.
Since we did not have a back to school night this year, I was not able to give my Scrip presentation. I know some families are wondering how it works, and I’m hoping this will explain it a bit.
Let’s say you’re out shopping at Lowe’s, you look at your cart and think, I got about $50 worth of stuff. You go to the RaiseRight app on your phone and order a Lowe’s gift card, a minute later the cashier just scans the gift card on your phone.
Once you're done there, you go across the street for dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. Order a gift card on your phone, and earn tuition credit from your dinner.
After you're done eating, you get in the car and realize you need to stop and get gas, so you reload your gas card, and minutes later you can stop and get gas.
How it works, is you buy gift cards and earn a rebate. There are over 700 companies to choose from.
There are 3 types of cards, physical cards, e-gift cards and Reloadable. E-gift cards are available in minutes, ready to use on your phone, or print out for gift giving.
Reloadable cards,you order the physical card from scrip, register it, then reload it whenever your need. There are 2 types of reload cards.
Overnight reload, add money to the card, the website says by 3.30 pm, but I have done it up until 7 pm, and the funds are available the next morning by 8am. Reload now, the funds are available in minutes.
Parents, think about how much money you spend on gas running your kids around. The majority of gas companies are reloadable.
I know a lot of families shop at Meijer, they have a reloadable card, and you can use the same card to pay for your groceries and get gas.
Kohls, let’s you pay their credit card with scrip, that way you can take advantage of all their sales, and earn tuition credit when you pay for it.
Orders for physical cards are usually placed once a month. You can order the cards anytime you want, sometimes there are bonuses if you order on that day. Just keep in mind that you will not get the cards until I actually place the order for the school. The cards are sent home with your child. Some cards are available for shipping right to your home.
The only form of payment the school accepts is Presto Pay and credit cards. The website will give the option of paying by check, but we do not accept checks.
Signing up is easy, you can sign up and start ordering all in the same day. You can also have friends and family members sign up and they can earn money for you as well, just be sure they list your student.
With this program, 50% goes to the school for running the program, and 50% goes towards your tuition.
Check out the shopwithscrip.com website for more information and to sign up. Our enrollment code is (please contact Yvette for this unfortunately there are scammers our there)
Scrip website: http://www.shopwithscrip.com
Scrip coordinator contact:
General Mills Boxtops for Education
Box Tops have moved ONLINE, making it easier to turn them in! Download the app, set up to deposit to our school and then just scan your grocery receipt after you shop. It automatically notes when products are available for the ten-cent donation. That’s it! No cutting, no stuffing them in a drawer or forgetting to bring them in. Examples of eligible General Mills products are; Kleenex, Betty Crocker, Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Old El-Paso, Yoplait Go-Gurt, etc. This is available to anyone; you do not need to be a current family or parent. Please consider getting set up to support our school!
Printer cartridge and cell phone recycling
Empty name brand computer ink cartridges, name brand toner cartridges, and cell phones are brought to the school office. These are recycled and the profit is returned to the school.