The APT promotes partnership between parents of Covington Latin students and between the parents and faculty. APT is a budgeted school committee that fulfills a myriad of functions, as evidenced in the number and diversity of events listed below. The contact people listed below, chair specific events pursuant to the School Mission. Chairs volunteer their time and talent to arrange events and solicit volunteers to assist them in the execution. The APT is a vital component of the Latin School community and parents are asked to consider volunteering.
President: Mitch Light President-Elect: Rebekah Duchette
Treasurer: Heather Hobbs Secretary: Lisa Logan
Welcome Barbecue for New Parents: Rebekah Duchette
Assist set-up, serve and clean up. Donations of desserts are also needed. Several volunteers needed.
Magazine Sale: Lisa Blewett, (co-chair needed)
Assist in collecting and calculating orders for at least two hours in the mornings of turn-in days. Minimum of three volunteers are needed for the final turn-in day. Co-Chair: (Needed)
Family Picnic: Bill and Lisa Blewett, Todd and Kristy Steinau
The all-school family picnic for students, their families, staff and faculty is a great opportunity to informally meet and greet. Volunteers will rotate with other volunteers in preparation of food and serving so that we can all enjoy the picnic.
POST Coordinator: Tammy Collins
Coordinator gathers contact information from interested families and communicates between POST and these families for working Bengals and Reds games to earn money toward tuition.
Parent-Teacher Conference Faculty Dinners: Kim Tanamachi
Conferences occur quarterly and begin at 5:00 pm. The faculty breaks for dinner at 6:30 pm, giving the parents a chance to attend an open APT meeting until conferences resume from 7:00 through 8:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to plan, prepare and serve the faculty their meals as well as clean up after the dinner.
Dining Out Fundraisers: Lisa Logan
The APT works with area restaurants to arrange dinning out nights. The APT advertises and encourages families, friends, faculty and staff to eat out at the specified location on a specific night. A percentage of the proceeds is given back to the APT. Dinners are scheduled 5-6 times per school year at various locations.
Mothers Brunch: Clayton James
Dads need only apply! The Mothers Brunch is an opportunity for Latin School students and fathers to pamper our moms. This is a great time for mothers to meet their child's new friends and their mothers.
Junior Ring Ceremony Reception: Mitch and Alissa Light
A reception is held after the Junior Ring Ceremony. Parents are needed to wrap flowers, set up, serve refreshments, and clean up. Baked goods are requested. Sophomore parents sponsor this one!
Christmas Decorating: Carla Cain and Lisa Logan
Decorating the school after the Thanksgiving break, prepare ornaments for Seniors, take down decorations after the holidays.
All-School Christmas Party: Rebekah Duchette
The junior drama class performs, the school band performs and the chorus sings. Many volunteers are needed. Duties include contacting Jolly Old Saint Nick and Mr. Whitehead for his humorous remarks while he is handing out Christmas gifts to the faculty. Making phone calls for baked goods and appetizers, set-up, and clean-up are the other duties involved. This party is for everyone. Parents please bring your family.
Fathers Night: Ann Krumpelman
This is for fathers and their CLS students to have a night of fun with a ping-pong or euchre tournaments, pizza, soft drinks and door prizes. It's the mothers turn to run the show!! Door prizes need to be purchased, signs need to be made to hang on school walls, overseers for the two tournaments, serve refreshments, set-up and clean-up.
Catholic Schools Week: Kathy Hildreth
Organize activities for the week of Catholic Schools Week. A few parents may be needed to help with activities for the week.
Open House Reception: Tammy Collins
A reception is in the forum for all prospective students and their parents. Baked goods and refreshments are needed. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and clean up.
Grandparents Day Reception: Lisa Logan
A reception is in the forum for all grandparents following Mass. Baked goods and refreshments are needed. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and clean up.
Speech Contest/Band Concert/Art Exhibit Reception: Mary Ann Zalla
A reception is in the cafeteria after this event. Baked goods and refreshments are served. No less than four parents are needed to set up, serve and clean up.
Graduation Brunch: Rebekah Duchette
The graduation brunch has a little more work involved. Junior parents are encouraged to be in charge. The Brunch menu has to be selected, graduation gifts ordered, invitations ordered and mailed to parents, flowers ordered, seating arrangements for seniors and their parents, table name tags. Communication between the chairperson and the facility and staff is a must.
Graduation Reception: Carla Cain
Junior parents are encouraged to be in charge. The graduation reception is immediately following graduation. This involves getting volunteers to help with baked goods, drinks, decorations, set-up and clean up.
Exam Day Refreshments: Toni Ash and Laurie Kanter
Donuts, fruit and drinks are given to the students between exams on exam days in December and May. Families are asked to send in donations.
Garden Club: Brian Kinross
The Garden Club needs volunteers to weed periodically, mulch and plant around the school grounds. Sam Bohman '13 developed the landscaping and created an easy-to-follow maintenance handbook to simplify the task considerably.
Monthly Faculty Meeting Refreshments: Susan Clements
Prepare and set up refreshments for the monthly faculty meetings.
Box Tops for Education: Alissa Light
Collect box tops from General Mills products, count and submit them for an easy way to earn money for our school.
Scripps: Heather Hobbs
Place and process orders for shopping gift cards. We have gift cards for Wal-mart, Target, Land’s End, LL Bean, JCPenney, Kohls, Office Depot, Office depot, Staples, Macy’s Dick's Sporting Goods, among others.
Helping Hands: Christina Stamper
Website management of dinners provided by our Covington Latin family in times of need such as during illness or following the birth of a child, etc. Coordinator appreciates notification of needs.