June 15, 2016

Dear Charleston Catholic School Families,

Welcome to another great year at The Charleston Catholic School. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is looking forward to providing enriching programs and activities for the students and families of CCS.

We will be supporting all the favorites such as Grandparents Day, Catholic Schools Week, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Teacher’s Appreciation events along with some exciting new additions. In order for all these things to happen, we need your support, assistance and most of all your time. The PTO is a very important part of CCS. We have great teachers at Charleston Catholic, and we want to do as much as we can to show them our appreciation.

Volunteering and becoming involved at CCS will not just benefit the children and teachers, it also will benefit you! Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their education and school will earn better grades and score higher on tests. The reason that parent involvement increases student success is because children know their parents care and are invested enough to be involved in their daily school life. Volunteering at CCS will keep you more informed and will help you establish strong friendships with other families. Many reports even suggest that volunteering can promote a longer life! So, who wouldn’t want to volunteer?

Please keep in mind completion of the mandatory Virtus Class (Protecting God’s Children) and background screening is needed to volunteer for any activity that involves children. These classes are offered frequently by the Diocese of Charleston at various locations throughout the Charleston area. The school office sends out notifications of upcoming classes. If you have any questions you can call the office, check the school website or speak to any of the PTO officers.

We are looking forward to a fun and productive school year with the help of all our wonderful mothers, fathers, caregivers, teachers and staff. Please be sure to fill out the volunteer sheet you will find in the packet.

Thank you for your support,

Laura Simmons, President
Bayne Ritter, Vice President
Tara Enriquez, Secretary
Kelly Duffy, Treasurer