“You have been trusted to look after something precious.”
2 Tm 1:13-14
The basic principles of the philosophy of a Catholic school flow from the right of parents to be the primary educators of their children. As Cardinal Wuerl states in the book, The Teaching of Christ, “the education of children is a basic parental concern.” The Cardinal emphasizes this point by quoting the Vatican II document, Declaration on Christian Education.
“Since the parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children.”
Even though the child is entrusted to the school for formal education, it is still the parents’ responsibility to make certain that the child has the best educational experiences.
The Pastoral, To Teach as Jesus Did, stresses the need for the parents’ educational partnership with the school. A Parent-Teacher Organization is an excellent way of establishing an effective system for an on-going parent-school relationship. It is intended to provide opportunities for parents to foster moral values in their children and to assist the school in providing academic excellence while at the same time fulfilling their God given role as educators. This organization is not intended to replace the Education Committee of the Parish Council nor the Advisory Council.
The purpose of the PTG is to support the mission of the school through:
The PTG works to ensure that our annual school fundraisers, social events and school functions are widely supported by parents, teachers, parishioners and students alike.
The current PTG officers for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:
Monica Ruckert, President
Matthew Silbaugh, VIce President
Phyllis VanZalinge, Secretary
Jackie Pollson, Treasurer
Teacher Representative, Mrs. Stamer
Jolene Getch, Homeroom Coordinator
Kelly Modro, Hospitality Coordinator
General PTG inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 5:30. Meetings are open to the school community beginning at 5:30 and ending at 7:00. This time is available for Saints Peter & Paul families to present fundraising suggestions and ideas as well as new parent/teacher/student activities. The PTG welcomes any and all suggestions to help the advancement our Catholic education and the welfare of all the children of this school!
Thanks in advance for all your time and efforts to support the growth and success of Sts. Peter and Paul School! God bless you!