The Bishop Kelley PTO meets in the Stephenson Family Library at 8 a.m. with snacks and socializing with meeting beginning promptly at 8:15 a.m. on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months, beginning in September. The May meeting is combined with an annual Changeover Event.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the Bishop Kelley Community. Scroll down for Committe Chair names and details about areas where you can serve.
Thanks for all you do to make Bishop Kelley the best it can be.
PTO Officers - 2016-2017
|Past President||Laryn Moore|
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
The following descriptions give a brief overview of the ways to serve at Bishop Kelley. Once you find an area where you would like to volunteer, you can click here to sign up to help in that area.
This guild assists in the care and laundering of the small altar linens at BKHS. Our PTO accepted oversight of this guild, which is now part of the PTO’s Christian Brothers ministry. The main responsibility is to wash and iron small altar linens. Ideally, this committee’s duties would be split between two to three people and they would rotate months. The Altar Guild works closely with Campus Ministry Staff, Jerri Berna (Coach Wads).
Christian Brothers Liaison
PTO provides a link between the Christian Brothers and the parents of our community. We check in to see that everything is going well with the Brothers and remind them that we appreciate their presence at Kelley. Duties include dropping off school supplies for the first day of school, delivering ornaments at Christmas and providing baked treats on special holidays. This position takes a kindhearted person with a knack for thoughtfulness and is entirely on his/her own schedule. This is truly a behind-the-scenes job.
Bishop Kelley is truly a caring community. In times of need, our PTO has a committee on hand to send out a thoughtful card, arrange for meals to be dropped by or simply make a phone call to show our concern. The Helping Hands committee consists of two chairs and a large group of volunteers, enabling the responsibility to be spread out over the year. The only requirements are a caring heart and a desire to reach out to the BK community during challenging times such as serious illness or loss, or joyful times such as the birth or adoption of a child. This information will be transmitted to the Helping Hands co-chairs, who will contact the family regarding help that can be provided.
Library Book Fair
This chair works closely with Lee Ann Parrish. You will help find volunteers to run this book fair November 28-December 2.
Each month, a group of mothers meets to pray for the needs of Bishop Kelley students, teachers, staff, administrators, and families. The meetings follow a loosely set format and last for 45 minutes. Special intentions, as well as prescribed weekly prayers rooted in Scripture, form the basis of this prayer ministry. Prayer boxes are located in the PC hallway, the Chapel foyer and the main hall of the school. Please feel free to drop your prayer intentions in any of these boxes. We meet the last Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel lobby at Bishop Kelley. Our doors are always open and everyone is welcome to attend. No need to call ahead—just join us!
Following in the LaSallian tradition, our PTO members start each meeting off with a prayer/reflection if Father O’Brien is not present to lead. It is our responsibility to give service not only to our school, but also to God. Our Spiritual Development committee helps us maintain this focus by providing information on available opportunities that can add to our spirituality. The committee also recruits volunteers, “adorers” and organizes a schedule in hour-long increments, for First Friday Adoration from September to May. This committee has the option to lead a spiritual retreat during lent.
Staff Appreciation/Staff Birthdays
Not to be confused with “Teacher Activities,” this committee meets each month (except December) to put together themed luncheons to show our appreciation for all the Kelley staff. This hard-working group continues to be well organized year after year and is always eager for volunteers to help serve or provide side dishes and desserts. During these luncheons we also honor members of the Kelley staff who celebrate birthdays that month.
Our teachers and staff are always appreciative, and we are excited to be able to provide meals or host receptions during specific times throughout the school year. PTO has its first meeting in September, and attendees are always eager to sign up and help out our committee with these special events:
- December 20, 2016 ~ Christmas Luncheon. Most of the meal is catered, but we decorate, serve and provide desserts. You will want to help out with this event because the entertainment is always outstanding.
- January 31, 2017 ~ Career Day is when speakers (mostly alumni) share their careers with our students. Our role is to host the reception rooms for our guest presenters.
This committee hosts three events during the school year: the spring meeting for parents of incoming freshmen, the two biggest events are the annual High School Preview, October 16, 2016, and upcoming Grandparents’ Day activities (morning/afternoon receptions and the grandparent-student prom the night before). This committee also provides cookies for the incoming freshman on April 24, 2016.
This committee’s mission is to welcome new transfer students and their families to the Bishop Kelley community. One of the main responsibilities is developing a special welcome packet to be distributed to the transfer students by the Admissions Office. They will work closely with Jane Oberste, Director of Admissions, to help the transfer families feel welcome.
This committee helps with the annual KidFest event at one of the home Comet football games. The 2016 KidFest will be held on October 14, 2016. If you like the outdoors and want to be where the action is this evening, join the Kelley Krazies in making this event a memorable one.
Our junior class does all the decorating, but we are there to assist them where needed/as requested. This position is more of a supervisory one, but enjoyable at the same time. If you can be on hand the Friday evening before prom, April 28, 2017 and possibly a few hours on Saturday morning, April 29, this assignment is for you.
This committee definitely can use your enthusiasm and assistance to make graduation night one of the most memorable of our students’ high school careers. Our All-Night Graduation Party Committee starts planning in March and works closely with Mr. Oberste. There are jobs leading up to the event as well as shifts available during the party.
Minutes from PTO Meetings