For over 50 years, St. Paul Lutheran School has been preparing children for the lives of Christian service and commitment by sharing with them the love of Jesus and by helping them grow spiritually, academically, physically, socially, aesthetically and emotionally. Through the support of the Parent Teacher Organization we are able to continue the task of preparing children to be servant leaders who are dedicated to Christian principles and to serving our community in the future.
In addition to supporting and encouraging teachers and parents, the PTO holds a variety of events and funds initiatives to enhance the learning experiences of SPLS students.
Here is a small list of recent PTO projects:
- Quarter mile running track
- Outdoor classroom
- ECEC playground remodeling
- PK playground replacement
- Elementary playground refurbishment
- Computer lab, laptop computer cart, IPad Minis, teacher tablets
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Activities:
Back to School Bash (B2SB)
The last Tuesday before school starts parents and students are invited to explore all the programs and opportunities available to SPLS students. Booths are set up throughout the gym with sign ups for a large number of activities. Learn More
Lights, Camera, Auction!
Our PTO undertakes one fund-raising event each year. It is our annual auction, which is the sole source for the PTO budget. Learn More
ECEC Fall Festival
This autumn celebration is tailored made for SPLS’s ECEC and Pre-K children. There are various booths and activities such as face painting, balloon art, pony rides and much more. An adult chaperone is required to attend as the teachers will be running the different events. Learn More
This event is held before our Wednesday Chapel the week of Veterans Day. Army ROTC Color Guard from Florida Southern College performs a Flag raising ceremony in the St. Paul School courtyard. Church and school families who are veterans are invited and refreshments are available for them in the church Narthex. Learn More
The Junior League of Greater Lakeland holds an annual Christmas parade. The theme and more information is available on their web site. Mr. Bates and his talented band play live music on the float giving the SPLS float an extra special Christmas flair. Seats can be purchased during the pre-auction bidding in the school office the week before “Lights, Camera, Auction!” and during the main auction if any are left. In October, be sure to look in the “School Awards” section for the sign-up sheet before all the spots are taken! Learn More
Grandparents (and special friends) are invited to spend the day with PK-8th grade students. The day involves a special meal, chapel worship and activities, and time in the classroom getting a taste of SPLS campus life. Learn More
Family Fun Fair
The special afternoon event is a highlight of the year for many as students, parents, and guests can participate in a wide variety of great activities and enjoy delicious food. The Family Fun Fair is the final part of our Spirit Week on campus. Learn More
Creation week is a school wide activity for each grade level. The purpose of St. Paul Lutheran School’s “Celebrate Creation Week” is to develop an awareness of the important role our community has in protecting and preserving God’s creation. It is traditionally the week of achievement testing. Each grade level picks allotted time during the week to have their creation week activities. Learn More
The Hospitality Committee coordinates various events throughout the year showing appreciation to the exceptional staff and volunteers at SPLS. Learn More