November 2017
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Update from the PTO Board
The MCS PTO has been working hard to support our school, both financially and socially. We had our first meeting of the school year on October 17th, with FANTASTIC attendance! We provided a brief overview of the events that are planned for the upcoming year. Additionally, Dr. Lisi and his administrative team updated parents on initiatives that the school is working to improve and enhance the educational experiences that our children receive, including curriculum reviews, Star testing, literacy grants, and the replacement of EdLine, and parents had the opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback. We encourage all of you to attend these important meetings so that you stay 'in the know' of all the wonderful things that are happening to support our school.

A big thank you to all the families who supported our recent magazine drive! So far, we've raised more than $1,000, which will go directly to supporting school needs, And, we hope that amount will increase when we get the final tally for our paper-based orders. 

It's so wonderful to have such an engaged parent base! We've got a number of fundraising and social events planned over the coming months, so continue to monitor your emails. We hope to see you at an event soon! 
Save the Date!

11/01/17: Coupon Book Fundraiser Kickoff
11/04/17: Parents Night Out @ Spain
11/27-12/3: Winter Book Fair
12/03/17: Christmas Festival
12/08/17: Kids Movie Night
12/15 & 12/16: Seussical the Musical
12/21/17: Christmas Concert
04/07/18: Beat the Chill Road Race
05/21/18: MCS Golf Tournament
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank you to all who participated in our recent events. We had over 80 people participate in the Clark Farms Family Fun Event. It was great to see so many parents and kids attend. 

A big thank you to Cassie Barbato and her committee for hosting the Halloween Spooktacular! A special thanks to all who volunteered or participated in Trunk or Treating - we saw some fantastic Halloween spirit! Finally, a special thank you for all who planned and participated in the Haunted Hallway. It was great to bring back that fun but spooky tradition!
The PTO Needs You!
The PTO is a team effort!  Our success depends upon active participation by parents, guardians or other family members, as well as our dedicated teachers and staff. We have opportunities to match the amount of time you can give. Just a few hours of your time will help us reach our goals. Here's some opportunities to become more involved:

  • - Parish Liaison for Christ the King Church, South Kingstown 
  • - Parish Liaison for St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown
  • - Mother/Daughter Event Chair and Committee Volunteers
  • - Mother/Son Event Chair and Committee Volunteers
  • - Father/Daughter Event Chair and Committee Volunteers
  • - Father/Son Event Chair and Committee Volunteers
  • - Scrips Gift Card Program Coordinator
  • - Field Day Chair
  • - Committee Volunteers - Christmas Festival, Beat the Chill Road Race, Golf Tournament
  • - Event Volunteers - Christmas Festival, Winter Book Fair

Please consider volunteering and becoming involved! Any amount of time is greatly appreciated. If you would like more information or are interested in one or more events, please email pto@monsignorclarkeschool.org .
Supporting MCS...
KidStuff Coupon Book Campaign
Has Kicked Off! 

MCS will be selling KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons for all ages! Save lots of $$$ with hundreds of coupons for shopping, activities and food. Books are $25, and we earn 50% for every book we sell! Families can save hundreds of dollars while supporting our school! And your family earns 1 FREE book for every 5 books you sell! Use just a few coupons and easily save more than the cost. The books are great for gifts too!
Earn Money for MCS While You Shop!
Each year, Monsignor Clarke School receives thousands of dollars from the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program, Amazon Smile and the General Mills Box Tops for Education Program. It's easy to earn money for the school while you shop! 

Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards provides cash to the school based on the dollars spent each month at Stop and Shop by registered individuals. Please register your card and encourage family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to do the same. Simply visit http://www.stopandshop.com . Once you are logged into your account, select Monsignor Clarke School (school ID 05778) for A+ Rewards, providing your 13 digit Stop & Shop Card (found on the back of the card) . or assistance, call 877-366-2668 OPTION #1. Please note that you only have to register your account once - it automatically renews each school year. This program has no effect on your gas point rewards.
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support MCS every time you shop. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact prices, selection and convenience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to MCS. Using your existing Amazon.com account, simply select Msgr Clarke Regional School . The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. 
Box Tops Program provides cash to MCS based on Box Tops submitted to General Mills. Box Tops are found on hundreds of product packages and are worth $0.10 each for the school.   Simply cut the Box Tops off the packaging and send them with your student in an envelope or bag marked "Box Tops" along with the teacher's name so that your child's class will receive credit.
Coming Soon...
Save the Date!

Kids Movie Night - December 8, 2017

Drop off the kids and get some shopping done while they enjoy pizza and a movie. (Movie TBD) More information will be announced in December!
PTO Contact Information

President:  Jared Goodwin (Madeleine, 5th grade & Harrison, 3rd grade)
Social Chair:  Chris Daigle (Addison, 4th grade & Jake, 2nd grade)
Secretary:  Kristen DiSanto (Matthew, 2nd grade)
Parish Liaison Coordinator Jill Sabo (Istvan, 2nd grade & Vivian, Kindergarten)

A big thank you to Mrs. Wood (Grade 4) for agreeing to serve as PTO Teacher Liaison again this year!
The MCS PTO is ‘green’ ! We will be sending all communications via email only to the address on file with the school. You may opt out of these communications by clicking a link on the email. Please realize that you may miss important announcements, so we recommend at least one parent receives these emails.