PTO General Meeting


October 10, 2018
5:30pm Refreshments
6:00pm Meeting
SHCS Patio


On behalf of the PTO Board and the faculty of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, I would like to invite you to join us for a general PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 10th in the beautiful new outdoor dining area. Refreshments will begin at 5:30 PM with the meeting following at 6:00 PM.

We will discuss the upcoming PTO events and what your PTO does for you. Additionally, we are looking for ideas and feedback on ways to streamline communication with parents and how to better serve our SHCS families.

Your children are welcome to attend this meeting with you. All families in attendance will receive a crazy sock pass or a homework pass for each child. We will have SHCS spirit items (Tervis tumblers, hats, and visors) for sale at discounted prices also.

Keep an eye on our SHCS PTO Facebook page for a trivia question. The first parent to answer the question correctly will receive a prize, but you must be present at the PTO meeting to collect your winnings!

We look forward to seeing you!

Bronwynn Hindman
SHCS PTO President

Let’s Get Quizzical!

TriviaNightLogoOur annual Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held on March 3rd, 2018. Proceeds from this event benefit the students and faculty by providing support to capital projects that improve school buildings and grounds.  Last year more than $22,000 was raised.

  • Registration will open up on January 9, 2018 so be on the look out for e-mails containing detailed information.
  • Have or know a business that would like to sponsor the event? Please have them contact Sidney Poller at 850-637-6174 or
  • Room parents will be reaching out to families soon to help put together their classroom baskets, which will be raffled off at the event.
  • Do you want to volunteer but have not been contacted? Please message Alice Caldwell at Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated!!

Please contact with any questions!!!

Letter from the Principal

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Thank you for everyone who enthusiastically supported our student-led conferences.  As research supports, these conferences help to enable your young person to be accountable for their learning.   We all learn differently through different avenues and this process helps young people understand how they learn.  It also allows us to learn how to best serve you and your young person so they are successful. Thank you for your continued support.

The new lights were installed in the gym October 9th.  Please stop by and admire the efficient lighting in our gym.

We are coming to a close in the month of October.

Friday, October 27

  • 4:00 PM – Friday Night Lights at Catholic High
  • 6:00 PM – Seat ‘N Treat at SHCS

Sunday, October 29

Please join the parish celebration of Octoberfest this weekend.  The parish will supply the meat; please bring a dish to share.  It is always a wonderful time as many of our families come together for this event.  It begins after the 11 a.m. Mass.

Tuesday, October 31

Our Fall Fest will be held for our school community on Tuesday, October 31st.  The students will be in uniform except for the students that are in charge of the event.

With the festivities of October behind us, we turn our prayers and thoughts toward November.

As we commemorate All Saints and All Souls day, we will continue our remembrance of the Wall of Holy Souls.  You may submit your request via a paper copy or through our online process this year.  Your loved one will be published on the wall and remembered in our book of prayers throughout the month of November, including our monthly rosary on the first Friday of the month.

Saturday, November 4

Please join me in supporting our annual Pumpkin Run.  This is not only a huge fundraiser for Sacred Heart Cathedral School but it is also a way to showcase our wonderful school and community.

Pumpkin Bread – Download the recipe here

Fire up the ovens and make that pumpkin bread! We rely on your assistance to help make this run a success.  If you do not like to bake, Publix, Fresh Market and Apple market have bread you can buy and bring to school.  Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Friday, November 17

  • 11:00 AM – Thanksgiving Feast

As a reminder, the second annual Thanksgiving Feast will be Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m.  This is our time to serve you, our young people and families.  We have a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread and cookie, along with a drink. I work with Publix to cater this event, as we did last year. Thankfully, our room moms make this a reality as they serve our students.  Our students eat with their buddies and we celebrate that we are a family, united together.

Food Pantry Missionkimbell

We are helping to stock the food pantry at the parish for Thanksgiving.  All grades have been asked to bring in specialty items to make Thanksgiving special for families in need. Thank you for your support.


Elizabeth Snow                                                           David Kimbell

Pumpkin Bread Mix Sale

Parents and Friends,


Pumpkin Mix makes baking your pumpkin bread easier and also makes a great gift.  PTO is proud to offer pre-made mix for purchase.  Please download the order form and turn it back into the front office no later than 10/25/2017.  Pumpkin Mix will be delivered home with your child on 10/30/2017.  Bread is due to the school on or before 11/03/2017

Single loaf mix $6

Single loaf mix is packaged in a decorative glass jar perfect for gift giving

2 loaf mix $10

Double quantity mix is perfect for parents making pumpkin bread for the run or for a holiday party.  This mix is packaged in a Ziploc bag with cooking instructions affixed to the bag. 

Proceeds from fundraisers like this are what made it possible for PTO to furnish the students with updated seating in the new student dining area. 

Sacred Heart Cathedral School PTO Nominations & Elections

Download the PTO Nomination Form

As we welcome spring and thoughts of the end of the school year it is time to plan for the leadership of the 2017-2018 PTO Board of Directors. It has been my privilege and honor to serve as President of the Sacred Heart Cathedral School Parent Teacher Organization (SHCS PTO). My sincerest gratitude to our PTO Board members and Committee members and the SHCS Community volunteers who so generously devote their time, talent, and treasures to our school. The children of SHCS see each day in school, at every sporting event, academic competition, and at the Pumpkin Run the volunteer efforts of their family members, and church and community members in action all working to provide for the mission and vision of SHCS; to educate hearts and minds for God.

In the 2017-2018 school year SHCS needs your help in serving as Board Members and Committee Members of the SHCS PTO. Please answer the call to serve as a leader of the school, in our community and of your family.

The mission of the SHCS PTO is to build a stronger Sacred Heart Cathedral School by promoting communication, community, education, spiritual growth and resource development among parents, teachers, staff and parishioners.



Vice President





Presides at all meetings of the PTO and PTO Board

Has a vote in all PTO Board decisions

Serves as one (1) of two (2) signatures required for expenditures from the PTO operating account

Keeps informed and is in constant communication with other officers and standing committee chairpersons

Keeps informed and is in contact with the school Principal and Rector and reports at the School Board meetings

Directs the overall actions of the PTO and PTO Board

May call special meetings of the PTO and PTO Board


Attends all PTO and PTO Board meetings

Has a vote in all PTO Board decisions

In the absence or incapacity of the President, preside at the meetings of the PTO and perform all duties assigned to the President

Assists the President as needed

Shadows the President to learn the duties of the office for the subsequent year

Provides the PTO with timely and informative guest speakers at the general meetings


Attends all PTO and PTO Board meetings

Has a vote in all PTO Board decisions

Publicizes meetings and functions of the PTO to the general membership.

Records and makes available to the member’s minutes of PTO and PTO Board meeting

Presents copies of the previous meeting minutes for consideration and approval

Keeps attendance records and minutes of all meetings for five (5) years

Assists the President with any and/or all PTO correspondence

Maintains copies of the By-Laws to be available at all general meetings


Attends all PTO and PTO Board meetings

Has a vote in all PTO Board decisions

Maintains accurate records of receipts and expenditures for the operating account of the PTO, which is funded through membership dues

Serves as one (1) of two (2) signatures required for expenditures from the PTO operating account

Presents a treasurer’s report at all PTO and PTO Board meetings

Ensures that all approved bills are paid

Helps the Fundraising Chair plan and organize the annual PTO’s fundraising objectives

Keeps copies of the Treasurer’s reports for five (5) years

Assists the President as needed



Attend all PTO and PTO Board meetings

Have a vote in all PTO Board decisions

Direct activities relevant to their committee area as directed by the President

Are directly responsible for all duties of their respective committee, but with the privilege of recruiting as many members to the committee as deemed necessary


Fundraising :

This committee oversees the Lucky Hearts program, SHCS Brick Pavers, and the sale of SHCS merchandise (Hats/visors, Tervis tumblers, car magnets & stickers). As a growing school with growing needs the PTO needs volunteers to assist with creative and diverse fundraising initiatives and to provide assistance with alumnae outreach.


This committee creates a welcoming atmosphere at meetings and events throughout the school year. From the first greetings of new families as they register their students and are matched with a SHCS family, annual Boo Hoo Breakfasts that continue to grow, annual parent mixers the community of SHCS is ever present. This committee also oversees the wildly successful Trivia Night basket raffle coordinated in conjunction with the Room Parent Chairperson.

Volunteer Coordinator: (Pumpkin Run, Trivia Night etc…)

Assist with our school’s major fundraisers that provide for significant funding of scholarships, building upkeep and construction and educational support of our students. Let’s not forget the fun you’ll have working all the way to the finish line of the Pumpkin Run and until the last question is called at Trivia Night!


If you are interested in serving as the Chairperson of the Hospitality Committee or Room Parent Committee or in serving as a volunteer for any of the PTO Committees please email the 2016-2017 PTO Vice President Bronwyn Hindman at


Nominations (self-nominations and in support of a SHCS registered family member) for the 2017-2018 PTO Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017. All nominations must have the express consent of the nominee. Nominations must be returned to the SHCS front office in an envelope marked PTO Board nominations or by email to Dyna Boland at by Noon on March 31st. Late nominations will not be accepted.

PTO Board Elections will be held by SHCS School Reach on Monday, April 3, 2017. The 2017-2018 PTO Board will be announced at the PTO General meeting being held on April 5, 2017 at 6 pm in the school gymnasium.

For any questions about the PTO Board positions and elections please contact 2016-2017 PTO President Scarlett Henson at (850) 380-0428 or