"When PTAO gets involved, children benefit.  When you get involved with PTAO, the child that benefits the most is your own."

Overview:  The Parent Teacher Administration Organization (PTAO) is organized to provide educational enhancements, cultural, social development and recreational opportunities for the students of Villa Madonna Academy, grades K-12.


  1. To generate financial support for educational materials, programs, and services by conducting fundraising events;
  2. To provide Villa Madonna Academy with equipment and/or improvements necessary to enhance the educational process fro students in grades K-12;
  3. To uphold the Benedictine values as endorsed by Villa Madonna Academy.

Membership:  Membership shall consist of all parents of students attending Villa Madonna Academy.

Meetings:  Second Wednesday of the month with times varying 8:00am or 6:30pm in the gym conference room. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend meetings and participate in any of the committees.

PTAO Contacts & Sponsored Events

2018-2019 School Year


Co-Chair – Carey Kruer (careykruer@icloud.com)

Co-Chair – Julie Doumont (jvsjdoumont@aol.com)

                                           Treasurer – Lisa Bezold (l.bezold@twc.com)

Secretary – Lydia Fogel (ljrcpa@fuse.net)

The following are the scheduled meetings for the school year. All parents are invited to attend


Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6:30 p.m.

December – No meeting / Jingle Bell Shop

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 132019

6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13 2019

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 10 2019

8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:00 a.m.






Event Description

Hospitality - Parent Night

Carey Kruer



Committee organizes refreshments to be brought in for PTAO meetings, Parent Night, high school admission testing, Grandparents' Day, and various activities throughout the school year.

Parent Prom

Lisa Bezold and Melissa Collins




An opportunity for both parents to spend a fun evening with their high school students. Enjoy hours of dancing and dinner with your son or daughter.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Amy Holtzman



Families are encourage to participate in the 4th annual Family Scavenger hunt.

Parent/Jr. High Event




A special evening of fun for all Junior High students and their parents. 

Craft Show

Karen Poole



Booths are rented out to community crafters on Saturday, October 13 There is also a bake sale of delicious homemade goodies!

Community Outreach

Laura Mate



This is a wonderful opportunity for Villa families to give back to the community and for students to earn service hours.  We spend a November Saturday helping the elderly and disabled prepare their homes for the winter months. Families are encouraged to participate.   

Santa Breakfast

Erin Nine and Anita Arnsperger




Students in K-3 and their families are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa. Children will have the opportunity to make several Christmas crafts and have their picture taken with Santa Claus.

Jungle Bell Shop

Nikki Gorman

Week of 12/3


An opportunity for the students to shop for their family and friends at a very reasonable cost. Every elementary class will have an assigned time to visit during the school days.

Hospitality - HS Entrance Exam

Mrs. McQueen



Committee organizes refreshments to be brought in for PTAO meetings, Parent Night, high school admission testing, Grandparents' Day, and various activities throughout the school year.

ES Family Events


After Prom

Elizabeth Marlette

Amy McLagan




A chaperoned, alcohol- and drug-free alternative to typical prom night activities.  A location is chosen to provide a night of games and activities, food, and great prizes! Every prom attendee is encouraged to attend this event.

Hospitality - Grandparents Day

Mrs. Bosley



Committee organizes refreshments to be brought in for PTAO meetings, Parent Night, high school admission testing, Grandparents' Day, and various activities throughout the school year.

First Communion

Christy Burke



Committee works with teachers and administration to host a reception for the 2nd graders.

Graduation - 8th Grade




Reception is hosted following 8th grade graduation for students, staff, family and friends. It is customary for the 7th grade parents to volunteer for this event

Kindergarten Celebration

Erin Schaffer



Coordinate with the Kindergarten teachers to provide refreshments for this memorable event.  Generally chaired by 1st grade parents.

Graduation - High School

Lydia Fogel




Committee works with administration to provide memorable events including a luncheon, ball and gift for the students. It is customary for the 11th grade parents to volunteer for this event.

Box Top Collection

Karen Poole



Committee collects General Mills Box Tops for Education. The classroom with the most Box Tops collected at the end of each quarter receives a treat basket to share.

Staff Appreciation

Bina Patel

Brittany Stapleton


Patelbv95@gmail.com bgarera@gmail.copm

Committee has fun “spoiling" our teachers, staff and administers in creative ways.  Previous activities include:  monthly desserts and goodies, teacher appreciation week, Christmas gifts, and a yearend luncheon.

Uniform Exchange

Tina Ayers (Decima)

August and May


Used uniform exchange enables parents to sell uniforms and spirit wear that are no longer needed. Parents set pricing for their items that they wish to sell. Items can also be donated to the exchange with the proceeds going towards PTAO.