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


Faculty and Staff Appreciation



This year Parents of the Heart will continue our tradition of celebrating the Schools' faculty and staff. While in the past we have transformed the cafeteria into a festive holiday setting with a buffet breakfast and gifts, this year will of course be different. What will not be different is our appreciation, which we will be sharing in a socially distanced manner.

This initiative takes the place of individual gifts to teachers and ensures an equitable distribution of "holiday cheer" among faculty and staff. A cash donation is the preferred method of saying "thank you" to all the wonderful people who touch our children's lives. In the past you have generously donated experiences and items from raffle prizes during the breakfast. This year, we kindly ask for cash donations only. Please show your generous gratitude to the faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly during both in-person and remote learning. We need your help to make it a success!

To make a donation, please visit

All gifts are due by
Friday, December 4.

Adherence to the deadline for donations is greatly appreciated.

For more details, please contact the event chairs: Shannon Dorton, Rajita Narain, Tina Sorota and Megan Weidenhammer.

2021-22 POTH Meetings
Meetings will be virtual until further notice.
  • Thursday, September 9, 10 am
  • Thursday, October 7, 10 am
  • Wednesday, November 3, 10 am
  • Thursday, December 2
    (Christmas Luncheon)
  • Thursday, January 13, 10 am
  • Wednesday, February 9, 10 am
  • Thursday, March 10, 10 am
  • Thursday, April 7, 10 am
  • Thursday, May 5 (End-of-Year Tea)
Fall Gathering
Friday, September 24

Heather Zimmerman-Gaito

Maureen Gilligan
Vice President & Participation Coordinator

Kara and Chris Sheaffer
Annual Fund

Beth Bentley
Tiffany Lovell

Community Service

Kim Soo Nagle
Betsy Zeiger

Equity & Inclusion Liaison

Paula Bork
Lily Garza

Fine Arts

Bart Huff
PAAC Representative

Annie Barlow
Cory Daverman
Claire Shehorn
Maribeth Somers

Quiz Night

Erin O'Brien
Room Parent Coordinator

Eleanor Larman