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Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO is a source of secondary support to the school. There are countless ways to volunteer, meet other parents, support your child's classroom experience, and financially support MCS through the PTO.


Some of PTO's sponsored events:

 • Assemblies: MCS is part of a district-wide (USD 383) arts consortium whose main function is to provide a means for students to appreciate the arts. This may include plays by college or high school students, ethnic performances, musical groups, etc.
• Awards Picnic: PTO & Booster Club co-sponsor an awards picnic in the spring, recognizing students' achievements in citizenship, sports, attendance, academics, etc.
• Catholic Schools Week: PTO pays for student and teacher activities to celebrate CSW, such as student bowling, teacher appreciation lunch, etc.
• First Communion & First Reconciliation: PTO budgets funds for receptions to celebrate First Communion and First Reconciliation.
• Eighth Grade Graduation: The ceremony and reception for eighth grade graduation is sponsored by MCS PTO.
• Picture Person Program: Parent volunteers visit their child's classroom 5-7 times per year to share artwork with the students. Training is provided!
• Room Parents: Parents assist teachers in planning classroom parties 4-6 times per year. This involves coordinating supplies and activities needed for the party. Other parents may be asked to assist the room parents.
• William Allen White: PTO pays for student and teacher tickets to attend this annual awards event, as well as trip snacks. Students in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate.
• Field Day: PTO provides a light snack and other supplies as needed for field day.
• Teachers' Fund: Annually, PTO provides a gift to each teacher and the principal, earmarked for computer supplies or classroom technology.
• Teachers' Lounge: PTO provides meals throughout the year, such as Welcome Back lunch, potlucks during conferences, and provides coffee and supplies for the teachers' lounge.
• Teachers' Party: A holiday party for MCS teachers and staff, with their spouses is annually paid for by PTO.
• Wish List: Teachers and Principal Hulshoff compile a wish list for PTO to support as funds are available.

If you're interested in volunteering,  contact the PTO president.


Booster Club

Booster Club supports the MCS athletics and Scholars Bowl teams. Volunteers support the Booster Club through concession stands at home volleyball, football, and basketball games. MCS Booster Club also serves as the spirit coordinators for athletes -- decorating lockers, having a watermelon feed, and cheering on the teams to victory! 

PTO Officers

President - Melissa Rundus

Treasurer - Barb Wassenberg

Secretary - Christine Boutrous

Buttons & Bows Chair - Diane Haug

Room Parent Coordinator - Joni Hinz

Art Appreciation Coordinator - Kristen Gray

Fine Arts Coordinator - Angela Signore

Hospitality Chair - Sara Redetzke

Sign Changer - Angela Signore

Labels for Education - Sandy Nilges

Volunteer Recognition Chair - Stephanie Grennan

Flag Project Chair - Mike Dodge

Uniform Exchange Chair - Jessica Hampton

Booster Club Officers

President - Jane Lingenfelser

Treasurer - Eric Deeds

Secretary - Diane Haug

More help needed!!!  Contact Jane Lingenfelser!