One arm of the OLPH PTO is what we call “Friendraising,” or community building. OLPH is a small school with a family feel to it, so we really try to build on that. We hope that not only are our students building friends for life but that our families also find a support network of friends. The PTO itself is a great way to meet new and welcoming people at the school, and joining a committee or attending events will strengthen those relationships.

Community-Building Events

Join us for a welcome back to school family night! This event usually takes place in the first couple of weeks of school. This is a night for families to get together after summer and enjoy some dinner, activities and each other’s company. The activities of the evening vary by year. We’ve had movie nights, game nights, luaus and more.

This annual family event is a favorite tradition of the students and parents of OLPH Catholic School. Our PTO and eighth-grade class host a night of fun and games for all. Children come dressed up to trunk-or-treat, play some games, win some prizes and eat some delicious food. It is a fun night for the whole family.

Each spring, our OLPH PTO hosts two parent-child events. On even years, it is the Mother-Son and Father-Daughter events, and on odd years, it is Mother-Daughter and Father-Son events. The committee chair gets to decide what event we will be doing that year, but in the past, we’ve had dances, Dodger games, bowling, picnics and so much more. These events are a great bonding opportunity and a chance to mingle with fellow OLPH families. We hope that you join in on the fun!

OLPH Catholic School is proud to be an active participant in Catholic Schools Week, which is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

Catholic Schools Week was started in 1974 by the National Catholic Educational Association, and it has traditionally taken place the last week in January during each academic year. Typically, it is celebrated throughout the week with Mass, assemblies, and other engaging and enriching activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.

As Catholic Schools Week nears, please visit our school’s website to learn more about the activities planned for the week.

Here are Catholic School Week dates for this school year and upcoming years:

2022-2023: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2023
2023-2024: Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2024
2024-2025: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2025

Our eighth-grade awards night is hosted by the PTO but organized and executed by the parents of our seventh-grade students. Many hours are spent on decorations and setup to make this a successful night for our eighth-graders to have as a special memory of their time at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.