St. Philomena benefits greatly from the active and enthusiastic support of its Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO works with school administration and staff to help promote the spiritual, educational, physical and cultural welfare of the children of St. Philomena through the coordination of volunteers and the promotion of various school fundraising and community-building activities.
All parents of St. Philomena students are members of the PTO and are encouraged and welcome to participate in and volunteer for activities.
Below is our listing of events and activities. Click VIEW MORE next to an event for a more detailed flyer or website link.
Click here for a full list of “favorite things” as submitted by our staff.
Next sale: January 28, 2024
Used uniform and sports equipment sales are held twice a year: August for back-to-school and January during Catholic Schools Week. Sales are an opportunity for families to go through and empty closets, and also pick up items that are in good shape. It’s always nice to have extra pieces for those growth spurts!
Our next sale will be January 28, 2024, School Cafeteria during Catholic Schools Week Open House. Watch for drop off information when school is back in session after Christmas break.
The back-to-school sale in August 2023 brought in almost $900 for our PTO. That’s a lot of merchandise moved at $3 each! Thank you for your support.
January 28, 2024
Discover what makes St. Philomena and Catholic education so special! Tour our school and meet our teachers, learn more about our academics and extra curricular activities and meet some of our students.
Join us for a fun night of meeting other St. Philomena parents and flex those brains – are you smarter than your fourth grader? Form a team of eight and enjoy the cash bar provided by our Men’s Club and snacks while competing through rounds of trivia. Prizes for the winner.
Winter/Spring 2024: TBA
February 10, 2024
Our popular father and daughter dance! Create precious memories with our photo booth, grab a snack from our sweets tables and bust-a-move on the dance floor.
February 13, 2024
Enjoy a fun night out with other St. Philomena moms and sons! In the past we have done a Peoria Chiefs game in the spring with reserved seating. Stay tuned for information about this year’s event.
May 6-10, 2024
Help us celebrate our teachers and staff with a special week set aside with treats and events to let them know how much we appreciate all they do!
May 10, 2024
After the Mass where the priests blesses and honors mothers, join us in the banquet room for a special brunch to celebrate motherhood and our community.
September 15, 2023
September 29, 2023
October 29, 2023
Celebrate Halloween with St. Philomena School! St. Philomena children can collect candy with their friends and family in a safe and fun environment in our parking lot. Decorate your car for a chance to win prizes. Please bring plenty of candy, you will get lots of trick or treaters!
This event is for St. Philomena families, please do not share publicly. In order to make this event a success for all, if your student is participating, they will need to be accompanied by a car so there are enough goodies to go around.
Admission is a suggested donation to the Women’s Care Center. Watch for a wish list, or you can give a monetary donation.
November 11, 2023
Our annual benefit auction is our only fundraiser held for the school. This event helps support St. Philomena and the proceeds will enrich the Catholic education of our children by supporting talented faculty, providing funds for improvements to the building, and keeping St. Philomena School on the forefront of technology and the arts.
The in-person event in our parish banquet room. Purchase a ticket and enjoy dinner, great fellowship and a front row seat to our live auction event. Another great way to participate is through online bidding at stphils.maxgiving.bid. Please visit our auction website for more ways to get involved, including sponsorships, raffle tickets, sign up parties and more.
Want to get involved with planning the auction? Please reach out to email@example.com and join a great team!