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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

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


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.  The recommended age for the event is 6 and older.  Parents that would like to attend but not participate in painting are welcome to attend with their child without purchasing a ticket.


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.