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Mater Dolorosa School PTO

Mater Dolorosa Catholic School PTO

On behalf of the Mater Dolorosa School PTO, I would like to welcome all of our new and returning students, parents, and families back for another school year! The PTO is an organization of parents and teachers of Mater Dolorosa School, who provide support and assistance to the students and staff of Mater Dolorosa School. Through parental volunteering and fundraising efforts, the PTO is able to donate funds to purchase educational materials, classroom and technology equipment, outdoor equipment for recess and the after school program, provide buses for field trips, and much, much more for the school. With everyone’s hard work and dedication and collaboration, the PTO has provided opportunities that would have otherwise been unavailable to our children. For the PTO to be effective and truly representative of the school, it is essential to have parent involvement from as many parents as possible. Our goal this year is to involve as many parents and teachers as we can into PTO. The PTO will be fostering more parental relationships, teacher partnering, outreach, and will have much more visibility. Please consider helping us help you, by donating your time with PTO. There is no volunteering that is too small or too big, if you ever think you can’t help out because you are too busy, please reach out to us and we will find ways to work with you and accommodate anyone who wants to help!
God Bless,
Eric Wood, 2020-2021
PTO President

The PTO board members for 2020-2021 have been selected! Leaving this year are Lisa Balicki, who is stepping down after about 10 years, having served on the board for in various capacities including president, communications coordinator and volunteer coordinator, and was one of the parents who brought the spaghetti suppers back after a hiatus; and Patrycja Sadkowski, who served for a year as our vice president and now has a beautiful baby boy at home keeping her busy after her full day at the school. Let me introduce you to this year's board:

President, Eric Woods

Eric is part of the PTO group that was instrumental in bringing back and maintaining the Spaghetti Suppers. Also, he has been an active PTO member for the past four years, and has volunteered at many PTO activities. In addition, he is an active Holyoke Community member, serving on the Board of Directors for Holyoke Youth Soccer as the Treasurer. Eric has one daughter who is a graduate of MD school; and a son in 6th grade.

Vice President, Kevon Isa

Kevon has volunteered at many PTO/MD functions over the past 3 years and continue to help organize the monthly spaghetti suppers each month.He is the women’s soccer head coach at American International College, and also run soccer clinics for youths there in the summer.He is an active Holyoke parishioner, and has 2 children currently attending MD in sixth grade, and Pre K 4.

Communications Coordinator, Tiffany Mendoza

New to our school this year is Tiffany Mendoza! Her two daughters just started attending Mater Dolorosa this year in 4th and second grade and they love it.  She is excited to be on the PTO board and meet the fantastic familiesshe has heard all about. Tiffany work as an advertising consultant for Autotrade and lives in Holyoke. She is looking forward to this new adventure! 

Volunteer Coordinator, Abbie Malouin

Abbie Malouin is one of the first grade teachers at Mater Dolorosa. She is a proud graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School and Westfield State University. She graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education and BA in Theatre Arts. First grade is a wonderful grade and she loves being part of the Mater Dolorosa School Community.

PTO Treasurer, Nicole Johnson 

Nicole is an active Holyoke parishioner, and she has volunteered at many PTO functions over the past 4 years. She is a member of the MD Gala Committee. With a background in accounting, she was an easy fit for the treasurer’s role. Nicole has 3 children, 2 currently attending MDin 6th and 4th grade. She also has a daughter still a bit too young for the MD programs!

The PTO can be reached by sending an email to pto@materdolosaschool.org.