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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.  Our goals are to encourage interactions between family and school and work with teachers, staff and the community at large to improve our children’s educational experience.

Exciting Upcoming Events

Tonight: Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6PM-8PM
Where: Sweetsir School, 104 Church Street
🎥 Walk the Red Carpet and dance the night away! 📸 Photographer
🎬❤️ VIP Insider Details ❤️🎬
⭐️ Fabulous music by DJ Shaggy
⭐️ Candy buffet, popcorn & Sweets
⭐️ Semi-Formal or Hollywood Glam Attire
⭐️ Paparazzi Photo Booth with professional photographer David West
⭐️ This is NOT a drop-off event. Students will not be admitted without an adult
⭐️ For more information, comments, or questions, please contact the chairperson Theresa at

🎟 Exclusive Access Information 🎟
💰$20/couple + $5/additional people
($30 max per family) Please RSVP here on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. CASH/CREDIT/CHECK will all be accepted at the doors for entry.

🎭 Want to help behind the scenes??🎥
Visit our Sign-up genius. We’re looking for volunteers, and donations of water, cupcakes, brownies & other sweets.!/showSignUp/30e0445aba628a3f85-sweetheart

❤️ We can’t wait to dance the night away with you at this sweet event! ❤️


The Merrimac PTO is pleased to continue BOKS, a before school physical activity program, at the Merrimac Schools this spring. 

Days/Time: 7:15AM-8:15AM, Wednesday & Friday starting February 5th and running through March 13th. Classes will occur on February 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 28th and March 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th. Note: There will be no class the week of February vacation.

Typical BOKS Class:

  • 50 minutes long
  • Fun warm-up game or movement drills
  • Running activity, relay races, obstacle courses and strength movements
  • Fun games
  • Cool down and a BOKS Bit- a nutrition component of the program

How do I sign up?

Print and complete the attached registration form for each child attending and make sure to sign the last page:

NOTE: If the participant has already attended BOKS fall 2019 session you do not need to complete a new registration form unless the information has changed.


There is a $20/child fee that can be paid at Eventbrite: Children who attend the before school program on Wednesdays or Fridays as part of their regular schedule are able to enroll and participate for no charge. (Please choose “child enrolled in BASP ticket” at purchase. All no charge tickets purchased will be confirmed with the before school program for eligibility.)

Is there transportation for BOKS?

Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Donaghue school where the program will take place. Children will take Bus #6 to the Sweetsir school, which transports the Before School participants.

Volunteer Needed: Boks is designed to involve the whole community and family. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Nancy Lombart at or signup here: Boks Before School Volunteers


When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 9AM- 3PM                       

Where: Sweetsir School & Donaghue School

Help us show our Sweetsir & Donaghue School teachers/staff how much we love and appreciate all they do at our annual:


Click below to Sign up today and help! (Please sign up before Feb 6th)!/showSignUp/409044EA9A923ABFD0-teachers2

You can help in a variety of ways:
❤️ Set up
❤️ Clean up
❤️ Make a soup
❤️ Bring a salad or fruit tray
❤️ Make a dessert
❤️ Donate a gift card or gift to raffle

Please note: We will need donations and volunteers for BOTH the Sweetsir and Donaghue.***They are separate sign ups.***

If you are bringing a soup, please provide a soup in a crockpot. Also please LINE the crockpot with a crockpot liner. If you do not have any please email me and I will get you one!

Any questions please contact:

Cheryl Burkinshaw


Featuring Merrimac Elementary Art Teacher; Drew Dupre as instructor for the evening. Join us for a fun evening of painting with family and friends, all materials as well as snacks and water are included in the ticket price.  You will leave with a finished masterpiece at the end of the evening.

When: Thursday, March 26th.  Doors will open at 5pm, with painting beginning at 5:30pm.  Event ends at 7:30pm.

Where: Sweetsir School Cafeteria

Tickets: $15 will go on sale on March 14th at 9am online only. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased at:

Volunteers Needed, please sign up here:

Important: This is not a drop off event.  All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.


All information on this Web site regarding products and services provided by the Merrimac PTO are subject to change without notice. Reasonable efforts are taken to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all information provided here, but the Merrimac PTO is not responsible for misprints, out-of-date information, or errors. The Merrimac PTO makes no warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this Web site.
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How your donations directly support our schools


Funds Raised and Donated


Chromebooks Donated


Smartboards Donated

-Fund class school trips
-Arithmaticles Educational Show       
-Funding the annual Pentucket scholarship
-Sponsor and organize the Merrimac Back to School Event
-New flooring for the Kindergarten class
-Field day shirts purchased for all students
*June 2017- March 2019

Want to see more? Click here


Great Ways to Give

Below are some other great opportunities to donate to the PTO as you shop:

IF you shop on Amazon, simply logging in through AmazonSmile will generate funds for the PTO

IF you shop at Shutterfly, simply logging in through our  Merrimac PTO page will generate funds for the PTO

IF  you are looking for stocking stuffers, Mabel’s Labels are a great practical gift!  Search for the Merrimac PTO under “Support a Fundraiser”.

Joining is EASY

We are actively recruiting members for the 2019 / 2020 school year.  If you haven’t already, please join! You can either fill out the Merrimac PTO Membership Form and send it in with your child, OR, CLICK HERE to fill out the online form.