Welcome to the Merrimac PTO website!
The PTO is a group of parent, staff and community volunteers who organize fundraisers and sponsor school events to benefit the students at Sweetsir and Donaghue schools. We are looking forward to kicking off the 2016-2017 school year!
Here are a few of the things the PTO does
- Organizes extra-curricular enrichment activities for students
- Plans budget-friendly family fun events throughout the year
- Organizes fundraising events to supply resource materials for our teachers and their classroom
Below is a spreadsheet of Fundraisers and Events with the generous people who have offered to Chair each. Blocks with TBD (To Be Determined) do NOT yet have a Chairperson. Please think about offering up some time to help. Unfortunately, if there’s no Chair, it won’t run.
|Square 1 Art||Drew Dupre||MGBTS||Catherine Michaud (needs help)|
|Yankee Candle||Rachelle Baer|
|Harvest Festival||Aliza Anderson, Alyssa Kirk, Elizabeth Sforza, Taryn Roeger, Patricia Horgan, Valerie Lovely, Julia Bethmann|
|Spirit Wear (Fall?)||Cheryl Burkinshaw, Ann Marie Richards, Leigh Curtis-Pare, Julia Paone|
|Meri-Tree Farm Bake Sale||Aliza Anderson, Sharon Pellerin, Stephanie DeRosa||Breakfast with Santa||Marilyn Judson|
|Newton Green House Pointesettas||Elaine Scafidi||Teachers Are Souper||Kathleen Doherty (FNS)
Cheryl Burkinshaw (FNS)
|Shopping/Babysitting Night||TBD||Holiday Helper||Erin Raines|
|Father/Daughter Mother/Son Dance||Marilyn Judson|
|Dodge Ball ?||Jon Bartholmew|
|Paint Night (winter?)||Brienne Walsh|
|Yard Sale||Susan Karalias||Teacher Appreciation Breakfast||TBD|
|Talent Show||Kathy Terciero|
|5K||Sarah Gilmore, Cheryl Birkenshaw|
|Newton Green House Mother’s Day Flowers||Elaine Scafidi|
|Auction/Movie Night/Ice Cream Social||TBD, Auction||Auction/Movie Night/Ice Cream Social||Danielle Grimes (Social), Danielle Grimes (Movie Night),|
|Yearbook||Beth Smith (need shadow)||Cultural Arts||PTO Board|
|Boxtops||April Divirgilio||Pentucket Scholarships||Kathy Larsen|
|Bookstore||Danielle Grimes, Christie Dynan, Stacey Reade||Jeannie Connor Scholarship||Kathy Terciero|
|Amazon Smile||Sharon Pacenka||Appropriations||PTO Board|
|Mabel’s Labels||Erin Raine|
|Sponsor a Classroom|
The world famous Harvest Festival is coming up quick!
As you all know, this is another of the FUN events the PTO runs for the community. But we cannot put this together without your help! If you would like to volunteer, we are looking for ALL positions – from a Chairperson to running tables and games. Middle and High Schoolers are more than welcome to grab some community service hours. The date for Harvest Festival is tentatively Fri, Oct 28 (it hasn’t been voted yet). Until we have an official chairperson, please email email@example.com.
This is going to be another blast!!!!!
Yankee Candle is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year and
is going on now.
Packets went home with the children the week of Sept 6.
Catalog orders are due back to school by Oct 21, but online sales are available through June!!!
Log into www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and use the Group Number 99464754 to access our exclusive online store.
Please share with relatives and friends who are near and far!
Joining is EASY
We are actively recruiting members for the 2016 / 2017 school year. If you haven’t already, please join!
Dues are waived this year!
Our first meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm at the Sweetsir School.
All subsequent meetings will be held at the Donaghue School