Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The St. Malachy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a dedicated and dynamic group of parents and teachers whose purpose is to support the education of our children.

The PTO provides assistance to teachers, raises funds for educational materials and experiences, advocates school and family social interaction, and provides an unbiased forum for sharing information that impacts our children. We believe the team effort of our PTO offers the best possible learning environment for our students. Please click the tabs above to learn more!   

All About PTO

We are very proud of our dedicated and dynamic Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO strives to promote communication, enhance our educational environment, coordinate volunteer efforts, and create a sense of
community within our Shamrock family. 

To facilitate these goals, the PTO organizes several school-wide events including get-to-know-you programs, skating parties, and family movie nights. The annual trash bag sale provides financial support for enrichment activities for students and parents. Please consider volunteering in
one of the many available areas - a great way to serve our
school alongside other Shamrocks! 

PTO Executive Board

President - Sara Cline

Vice President - Emily Ryan

Secretary - Valarie Geraghty

Treasurer - Susan Cameron
Box Tops  
Food for the Friars  
New Family Mentors  
Special Speakers  
Used Uniform Sale  
Meetings & Minutes

The PTO meets on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding June and July) in the Shamrock Café from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm.

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I Want to Volunteer

Log Service Hours

Email the PTO

Trash Bag Fundraiser

The annual trash bag fundraiser is the only PTO sponsored fundraiser each year. Proceeds from the sale allows the PTO to fund many enrichment activities and resources for teachers in the classroom. We appreciate your support and participation to make our sale a success!

2022-2023 Trash Bag Options:
Yellow or Green – 39 Gallon – 25 bags per roll
White – 15 Gallon – 65 bags per roll
Blue – 55 Gallon – 16 bags per roll


2022 Sale Information

Sale Dates: August 16 – August 25
Orders Due: August 25
Distribution Day: September 10, 8am-12pm, school parking lot  

*Payment is due with your order*
*You cannot pick up your trash bag order if you haven’t paid*
*Please make arrangements for someone to pick your order up on
Distribution Day if you are unable to do so*

Information Flyer
Family Information

Casual day pass for each student in each family selling 10+ rolls
Chips and soda during snack for each student in each family selling 25+ rolls 
Movie and popcorn for the homeroom of each student in each family selling 50+ rolls

$100 gift card awarded to the top seller
$75 gift card awarded to 2nd place seller
$50 gift card awarded to 3rd place seller

Contact Kari Townsend at

Family Totals Sheet

Special PTO Events

All-School Events

Used Uniform Sale

The Used Uniform Sale takes place in May. Uniform items must be tagged and filled out completely to avoid confusion. Please click the button for updated information closer to the sale in May. 

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Used Uniform Tags

Trunk or Treat

Alongside Youth Ministry, the PTO traditionally has sponsored a "trunk" in the parish trunk or treat in late October for Halloween. Updated information will be available closer to the event. 

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Dine To Donate

Our latest Dine-to-Donate will be at Noble Romans on Tuesday, December 6th. 

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Family Events

New Family Welcome Event

PTO traditionally sponsors a New Family event in the fall so that new Shamrock families can meet and greet old families. New families will also receive a mentor family in the beginning of the year. More information will be available closer to the event.  

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Father Daughter Dance

A Shamrock family favorite is the annual Father Daughter Dance. Held either in the gym or on the Shamrock playground, this event typically is held in May or June. 

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