The PTSA at Archbishop McNicholas High School strives to make each school year one of opportunity and enrichment to the school community and all of its members. The goals as outlined in the by-laws direct the group's actions:
- To promote the well-being of the students.
- To advance the interests of a "Christ-centered" educational environment.
- To continually foster a spirit of communication and cooperation among all invested parties.
- To encourage active participation in school affairs, programs, and events.
- To provide financial support to the school through fundraising that benefits the whole school.
Want to get involved in PTSA?
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the school library. All are welcome to attend! If you would like to be added to the agenda to discuss any topic, please contact Lauri Zahumensky or Jen Malof.
Our school shop sells spirit wear and uniform apparel. The Rocket Shop is managed by Erin Fullerton. Daytime volunteers are needed to staff the shop typically on a once a month basis on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to staff the shop during evening sports events and special events. To volunteer, contact Jessica Nelson.
PTSA is involved in producing or supporting the following events. We look forward to seeing you soon as a guest or volunteer:
Student Club Fair - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – This school-day, lunchtime activity introduces McNicholas students to the clubs and activities offered throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to coordinate with faculty and staff who lead each club, set up tables, and be on-site to assist throughout the fair.
Chairs: Lauri Zahumensky and Sharon Tobin
Meet the Teacher Night - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – During this evening event, parents are invited to walk through their student’s schedules, meet teachers, and hear brief descriptions of classroom expectations. PTSA hosts a table with refreshments one hour prior to the start of the evening. Volunteers are needed to bring refreshments and greet parents who are interested in learning more about the PTSA. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy a meet and greet role!
Chairs: Jen Malof and Lauri Zahumensky
New Student Open House - Sunday, October 21, 2018 – On this day, prospective students and parents tour McNicholas High School, learn about extracurricular activities, and have an opportunity to meet with students and staff. Volunteers are needed to assist with activities delegated by school staff, staff a table of refreshments in the cafeteria, greet parents and students, and serve as an ambassador for the PTSA.
Chair: Becky Stratton
Doughnuts with the Principal – End of each Quarter-September 20, 2018, December 18, 2018 and March 8, 2019 – This activity is a fun, lunch-time event where students get to share a doughnut and some conversation with our principal to celebrate the end of the quarter. Volunteers are needed to hand out doughnuts during lunch, as well as help pick-up doughnuts and supplies on the day of the event. If you want a sneak-peek at your student in his/her world, this is it!
Chair – Sharon Tobin
Cupcakes and Cookies for Catholic Schools Week – Friday, February 1, 2019 – This fun, lunch-time event provides a treat for students as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Volunteers help to bake or buy cupcakes, set up the morning of the event, serve the students and help with clean up. Like Doughnuts with the Principal, this event offers a sneek-peek opportunity to see your Rocket in his/her world!
Chair – Ursula Miller
Father-Son Breakfast – Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Fathers and sons spend a morning sharing a great breakfast and listening to a motivational speaker. This is a beloved event at McNicholas. Volunteers are needed to help with mailing invitations prior to the event. On the day of the breakfast, volunteers are needed to set up, assist serving breakfast, help with father-son photos, and clean up. Mom with sons often enjoy working with this event!
Chairs – Kelley Lang and Michelle Minardi
Faculty Appreciation Breakfast – Friday, March 1, 2019 – PTSA prepares and serves a breakfast for the faculty and staff before school on this morning! Volunteers are needed to bring in breakfast casseroles, fruit, pastries, coffee, and all other necessities for a delicious breakfast! Early risers and “morning people” are highly encouraged to get involved with this event! This is a great chance to the meet the teachers and staff and to say thank you! The faculty loves this event!
Chair – Lauri Zahumensky
After Prom – Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, 2019 - After Prom is the largest PTSA sponsored event of the year! Many volunteers are needed. Opportunities include helping to decorate, soliciting prizes and sponsors, chaperoning the all-night event, and cleaning up the next day. Planning begins early in the school year. Much of the work is done in the spring closer to the event date.
Chair – Kirsten Hagenbarth
Faculty Appreciation Lunch – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – During the last week of school, PTSA provides a well-deserved, thank you luncheon to our McNicholas faculty and staff. Volunteers are needed to provide lunch items such as casseroles, side dishes, desserts and breads, as well as to help with set up and clean up. As with the Faculty Breakfast, McNicholas teachers love this day! Come be a part of it!
Chairs – Sharon Tobin
Used Uniform Sale- TBA June 2019 – This one-day sale, held in the school lobby, is open to all McNicholas parents and students. Volunteers are needed to organize and sell the used items. It’s a great way to catch up with people during the summer and meet other new parents who are shopping!
Chair – OPEN POSITION
To make a donation to the PTSA and enter to win a $100 monthly gift card, or to make a general donation to the PTSA, contact Monica Geygan.
2018-2019 McNick PTSA Board
President Lauri Zahumensky
Vice-President Jen Malof
Treasurer Monica Geygan
Secretary Jessica Nelson
Member at Large Ursula Miller
Rocket Shop Erin Fullerton
After Prom Kirsten Hagenbarth
Faculty Liaison Emily Materna
2018-19 PTSA Meeting Schedule-7pm @ McNick Library
9/11/18, 10/9/18, 11/12/18 (Mon), 12/11/18, 1/8/19, 2/12/19, 3/19/19, 4/16/19, 5/15/19 (Wed)