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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.


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


Exciting Upcoming Events

Dinosaurs ROCK
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6 PM-8 PM at Sweetsir
Become an archaeologist & participate in a fossil dig during our family literacy night!
🦖 Spring scholastic book fair happening during this epic event!
🦕 Come see real dinosaur fossils!
🦖 Activities, games & crafts!
🦕 Stock up on books for summer reading!


Order your school supply kit by May 31st


Merrimac Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Helen Donaghue School
A whimsical evening of artwork, music, robotics and more!

🎨 Visual artwork presented by grades K-6
🎶 Choral performance by 3rd graders
🎼 Ukulele performances coffee house style
🤖 Robotics exhibition

You won’t want to miss this celebration of talented Merrimac students! We hope to see you there!


Flatbread Fundraiser
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4 PM-9PM, Amesbury Flatbread Company, 5 Market Square Amesbury
A portion of all dine in and take out orders will be donated to the Merrimac PTO. Bring your family and friends.

Spread the word! We hope to see you there!



Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social, June 12th at 6pm, at the Sweetsir
Celebrate the school year with teachers, friends and delicious ice cream at our annual ice cream social!
Sponsored by the Merrimac PTO!  🍦❤️🍦



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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 2018 / 2019 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.