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The St. John Paul II School PTO is open to all parents of children attending St. John Paul II School.

Meetings are held monthly during the school year.

It is the mission of the John Paul II PTO to support and enhance the education of our children by:

Mission Statement:

  • Recognizing the uniqueness of each child as designed by God and promoting collaboration of parents and teachers in allowing each child to develop their God-given gifts.
  • Maintaining open communication with teachers and the Education Committee.
  • Assisting teachers with student activities where possible.
  • Providing an avenue for families to meet and socialize with other families of common interests and values.
  • Assisting with appropriate financial assistance to the school.

Current officers:

Shelly Muth-Henke


Barb Murphy

Vice President

Jill Bannwarth

Jill Bannworth


Jennifer Zens


Sponsored Activities


– PTO assists at school registration welcoming new families, and informing them of opportunities for stewardship.

-The PTO provides refreshments at our Open House just before the start of school.


The October Family Fun Night is held near Halloween and is a fun family evening filled with music, food and games.

Students are encouraged to wear their costumes!


-PTO organizes the Christmas Gift Cards for our staff. Families are able to purchase Gift Cards for staff/teachers in any denomination.

The amount is pooled between all families, and the amount given per family is kept confidential.

This gives the staff an opportunity to purchase what they would like using Gift Cards while also giving back to the school!


-The St. John Paul II School Carnival is held during Catholic Schools Week.

-The school also participates in the Catholic United Financial Catholic Schools Raffle.

The PTO helps promote and encourage raffle tickets sales, of which 100% stays with the school!


– We use Catholic Schools Week to show our appreciation for the teachers and dedicated staff of St. John Paul II Elementary School.

We hold a staff appreciation luncheon and give the teachers a small gift as a way to say thank you!


Bids for Kids Extravaganza” – Friday, April 27, 2020

Join us for this awesome event to support our entire Catholic community!

The evening consists of dinner, entertainment, live auctions, fun & games. *This event is intended for adults only.


– Each year the PTO awards a $500 Scholarship to a high school senior who is an alumnus of John Paul II School.

– PTO provides a cool snack to all students for Game Day.

– PTO provides a gift for each of the graduating 6th grade students, presented at their graduation banquet.

– PTO provides the cake and helps decorate for the graduation banquet.


  • Bids for Kids Golf Scramble! at Lakeview Golf Course 12:30pm start – 4 person teams