Catholic, Independent Elementary Schools Serving Chicago’s Children Since 1876

Mission Statement

The mission of Parents of the Heart is:

To create community among families by providing opportunities to participate in social activities at the school;

To sponsor activities to raise unrestricted funds for the school;

To provide opportunities for members to participate in community service activities;

To work in conjunction with the school's administration to provide education and enrichment opportunities for parents through workshops, lectures and seminars on timely topics.

Dear Parents,

It is a privilege to warmly welcome new and returning parents to an exciting and successful year at Sacred Heart Schools. As parents of a Sacred Heart student, you are members of the Parents of the Heart (POTH), an organization that works closely with Sacred Heart Schools faculty and staff in assuring that we provide a suitable and healthy environment for learning, building new relationships and growth.

I would like to personally invite you to join our Parents of the Heart meetings held on the first Thursday of each month. These hour-long gatherings are a wonderful way to get connected to our community, directly support our children and school, and learn about important school news. Part of our success relies on the support and involvement of the POTH organization, and we strongly encourage you to join us in working as a community for our children and our school.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me at with any questions at any time.


Beth Kost
Parents of the Heart President 2016–2017
(Mother of Charlie H8)

2016-17 POTH Meetings

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your little ones! POTH meetings begin at 8:45 and last approximately 1 hour. Meetings take place in the school cafeteria unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Dates

Refreshments provided by:

Agendas & Minutes


Sept. 8

POTH Executive Committee


Oct. 6

7th and 8th grade parents


Nov. 3

5th and 6th grade parents


Nov. 8

Katie Davies
Cherri Hubbard


Dec. 1
@ 11:30 am

POTH Christmas
Luncheon at Pasteur

Jan. 12

3rd and 4th grade parents


Share the Heart
POTH PM Meeting

Feb. 2

2nd grade parents

March 2

1st grade parents

April 6

Kindergarten parents

May 11

POTH End of Year Luncheon*

*Time and location TBD

Important Dates

Boot and Shoe Drive
Tuesday, January 17-Monday, January 23

Admission Coffees
9:30 – 11 am in the MPR

  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 8
  • Wednesday, April 5
  • Wednesday, May 3

Justice Evening
Thursday, January 19
6-9 pm

Schools Rock Talent Show
Sunday, February 5, 2017
1 pm

Sacred Heart Schools Family Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons
Saturday, February 25
2-4 pm

poth executive committee

Beth Kost

Vice President
Michele Sparks

Annual Fund
Maureen Gilligan

Community Service
Mary Beth Hopp

Diversity Council Liaison
Jennifer Pinto

Fine Arts
Libby Behringer

L’Esprit Co-Chairs
Katie Cherry
Catherine Denny
Mary Ann Doherty
Kelly Owens

Parent Athletic Advisory Council
Bart Huff

Room Parent Coordinator
Beth Garino

Heather Shaffer

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