September 20, 2016

ELECTRONICS, PLASTICS AND TEXTILES RECYCLING DAY TO BENEFIT THE SHREWBURY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785778008300680/

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH 10AM-2PM 

AT OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL- 45 OAK STREET SHREWSBURY

ACCEPTED:
Electronics: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cords, phones, cell phones, radios, stereos, games, toys, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, copiers, cameras, etc. If it has a cord, we probably take it!

Equipment: (NO fuel or oil onboard) lawn mowers, snow blowers, yard tools, power tools, hand tools, exercise equipment, vacuums, steamers, irons etc.

Metals: (steel, aluminum, copper, brass etc.) lawn furniture, broken, pots and pans, fencing, wires, extension cords, ladders, bicycles, swing sets, chains, tire rims, propane tanks, batteries etc.

Plastics: kids toys, kids pools, coolers, toner cartridges, baby furniture, baby carriages, car seats (NO wood, NO upholstery, NO foam)

Appliances: (white goods) stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, HVAC equipment etc.

NOT ACCEPTED: food contaminated plastics, wood, glass, liquids, upholstered furniture, foam, paper, fluorescent bulbs, carpet, hazardous materials, paint, porcelain, ceramic tiles, tires, Styrofoam, mattresses, mercury

$30 – $40 PER CAR LOAD OR LOW SINGLE ITEM FEES

CASH ONLY PLEASE!

**COMPUTER MONITORS $20 PER UNIT, TELEVISIONS $30 PER UNIT, WOOD CONSOLE AND PROJECTION TVS ANY SIZE ARE $35 PER UNIT – SEPARATE FROM CARLOAD FEE

NO CHARGE for dropping off textiles. For every ton collected, the SMS PTO receives $200! All items should be dry and odor-free. Accepting kids & Adult clothing (holes, rips ok), shoes & boots, belts, purses, backpacks, blankets, sheets and towels.

Items will be cleaned and reused by Bag2School, http://www.bag2school.com/usa/about_us/

All items must be brought to Oak Middle School. There is no pick-up service. Contact Missy Hollenback at missy.bag2school@outlook.com for questions about Textiles and Beth Casavant at bethcasavant@gmail.com for questions about metals and plastics.

The Shrewsbury Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization , tax id # 043-329-082; your donation may be tax deductible, receipts available upon request

November 24, 2015

Order gift cards with Scrip and benefit SMS PTO!

Want a way to shop for the holidays AND donate to SMS PTO at NO EXTRA cost to you? Scrip Gift Card orders are the perfect way to do it! See the order form below that allows you to order gift cards at face value from Scrip – and a percentage of your purchase will come back to SMS PTO at no additional cost to you! Many major retailers are included!

To get started, print this ScripZone Order Form, fill it out and return it to school with a check made out to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO.

Gift cards will be mailed directly to your address!

Or, if you prefer to order online, please visit Scripzone.com. Use SMS ID code  508841SMS when placing your order.

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November 9, 2015

SMS PTO Magazine Drive Instructions/Update

The Magazine Drive is the Shrewsbury Middle Schools PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Our teachers and students count on the money we raise to fund field trips, enrichment experiences and materials for the classrooms and media center.

Ordering is EASY and can be done online or on paper order forms. 

 Online Orders

1.      1.  Go to http://www.gaschoolstore.com to access the online ordering system.

2.      2.  Click on the SHOP NOW button.

3.       3. Enter 2514289 for Sherwood or 2550200 for Oak.

4.       4. Enter the name of the student you are supporting.

5.       5. Search by product code or keyword, or use the navigation bar on the left side of the page to select categories. There are traditional magazines and digital magazines. Don’t miss out on the Entertainment App, which is just $20 and uses your Smartphone and GPS to know where you are and provide you with many local deals. Consider purchasing one for your family and one as a gift! The code for the Entertainment App is #E6523.

6.       6. Complete your order and follow the instructions for check out. PTO volunteers receive a print out of online orders each day, so your student will be able to collect their prizes at school without a delay during lunch.

 

Paper Orders

1.     1.   Inside the selling packet that your student brought home you will find a catalog and order forms.

2.       2. Browse through the catalog for titles that interest you. Each title has a code number for ordering. There are traditional magazines and digital magazines.

3.      3.  There is a separate insert for the Entertainment App, which is just $20 and uses your Smartphone and GPS to know where you are and provide you with many local deals. Consider purchasing one for your family and one as a gift! The code for the Entertainment App is #E6523.

4.       4. Complete the order form- there are 6 included with your packet and more available at school. Include cash or a check for the items ordered, payable to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO.

5.       5. Have your child bring the orders back to school, and they will be able to collect their prizes during lunch.  

THE 2016 MAGAZINE DRIVES RUNS NOVEMBER 2-16TH . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

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October 7, 2015

Danielson “Warm Up Winter” Fundraiser

Decorate the front porch or your entire home with fresh seasonal greens from Danielson Flowers and support Sherwood and Oak Middle School PTO.

Our own local, trusted florist Danielson Flowers has once again partnered with our Middle Schools PTO to provide seasonal greens and wreaths for your home this winter season.

Forget the big box stores and buy local and fresh this season and support your child’s school PTO.

Online ordering will begin soon. Delivery is available for a small fee or pick up for free at Sherwood Middle School at a designated time (TBA).

Details to follow. Please contact Lauren Schmautz at Lschmautz@msn.com with any questions.

September 29, 2015

How can you support the Shrewsbury Middle Schools PTO?

Dear Shrewsbury Middle School Families –

Welcome back! We look forward to a great year with you and your students.

Each year the Shrewsbury Middle School PTO works to support students and staff at Sherwood and Oak by organizing community events such as dances, field day, and staff appreciation, funding enrichment activities for our students, and providing for the purchase of supplies and materials that are not included in the regular school budget. In recent years we have funded many needs at Sherwood and Oak, by sharing the cost of the many field studies and enrichment experiences throughout the grades such as:

  • Grade 5 Museum of Science presentation and trip to Lexington and Concord
  • Grade 6 Mock Dig experience and visit to Christa MacAuliffe Center at Framingham State University
  • Grade 7 Heifer Farms field study and Scholastic Magazine subscription
  • Grade 8 Teamworks field trip and Shakespeare Alive Performance
  • Materials for both media centers including e-books, online resources and print copies or books and magazines
  • Funding for the annual Women in Science Conference; funding for other requests made during the year that pertain to enrichment experiences and curriculum materials that benefit large groups of students.

None of this would be possible without you – our parent partners.   We are so very grateful for your support.

Very soon, the annual calendar of fundraisers will be in full swing. Some families look forward to this with great enthusiasm, while others prefer a different way to contribute. Today, with nothing to buy, nothing to dust or sell to the grandparents, you can help. Please consider making a direct donation to the Shrewsbury Middle School PTO – our annual means of obtaining “upfront” donations. These donations go directly to supporting our faculty and students. Donations in this manner are not only tax deductible, but are also eligible for matching gifts by many employers. Please check with your human resources department about the details.

Fundraisers are a necessary part of the school year, as they are the only means for the PTO to have sufficient funds to support our students and faculty. However, the greater the sum of direct donations today, the fewer fundraisers and sales we will need to conduct in the months ahead.

There are many ways to support our PTO and our school. We hope that you will choose a manner that is good fit for your family.  Should you wish to make a donation today, we’ve enclosed a pledge card for your convenience.   The PTO is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

However you choose to contribute, we are sincerely grateful for your support. Thank you so much for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Your 2015-2016 PTO Team

Kim Beers, Beth Casavant, Pamela Gold, Bretta Karp, Norma Mendilian, Polly Mertzanis, Erin Ryan, and Danielle Wolfus

August 18, 2015

Greetings from the Shrewsbury Middle School PTO!

With the new school year fast approaching we would like to introduce ourselves and remind all parents and caregivers that having a student at Sherwood and/or Oak means that you are already a member of our PTO. We understand that schedules are bursting and life is busy. There are opportunities to support the PTO with varying time commitments and we look forward to making it easy to participate throughout the year. The current board for the 2015-2016 school year is listed below. We welcome your thoughts and feedback via email anytime!

Kim Beers- President, Sherwood kimbeers@wrbconsultants.com

Beth Casavant- President, Oak bethcasavant@gmail.com

Norma Mendilian- Treasurer nmendilian@aafcpa.com

Danielle Wolfus-Secretary, Sherwood dmwolfus@gmail.com

Polyxane Mertzanis- Secretary, Oak polyxane@hotmail.com

Pamela Gold-Volunteer Coordinator pamela.gold@morganstanley.com

Erin Ryan-School Council Liaison, Sherwood erin.ryan92@gmail.com

Bretta Karp-School Council Liaison, Oak karp@townisp.com

We are currently looking for a volunteer or group of volunteers to oversee Hospitality and Teacher Treats at Sherwood. Please email kimbeers@wrbconsultants.com for more information.

Please join us for our meetings to learn more about upcoming events and fundraisers, understand how funds are being used at Sherwood and Oak, and get an update from Dr. Lizotte and Dr. Jones. Meetings will be held from 7-8pm on the following Mondays in the Oak Middle School Media Center:

October 26th, November 30th, January 11th, February 22nd, April 4th, May 4th

April 2, 2015

Magazine Subscriptions

Renew and Purchase Magazine Subscriptions: You may renew subscriptions and purchase new ones all year long by visiting; http://www.gaschoolstore.com to register your student to receive credit for online orders and to see this year’s product offerings. To place an order Click on the “Supporters” button. On the next screen, enter school id 2550200 for Oak or school id 2514289 for Sherwood.

November 25, 2013

Donate to the PTO for FREE!

It’s that time of year again to re-register all of your Stop and Shop, Price Chopper and Shaw’s Grocery cards as well as yourTarget Red cards. These are all ways to give to our PTO for FREE!! Everyone and anyone can do it! For more details, please see:
https://sherwoodoakpto.wordpress.com/how-to-help/

Upfront Donations
Each year the Shrewsbury Middle School PTO works to support students and staff at Sherwood and Oak in the following ways:
o Grade 5 Museum of Science presentation and trip to Lexington and Concord
o Grade 6 Mock Dig experience and visit to Christa MacAuliffe Center at Framingham State University
o Grade 7 Heifer Farms field study and Scholastic Magazine subscription
o Grade 8 Teamworks field trip and Shakespeare Alive Performance
o Materials for both media centers including e-books, online resources and print copies or books and magazines
o Funding for the annual Women in Science Conference; funding for other requests made during the year that pertain to enrichment experiences and curriculum materials that benefit large groups of students.
Please consider making a direct donation to the Shrewsbury Middle School PTO – our annual means of obtaining “upfront” donations. These donations go directly to supporting our faculty and students. Donations in this manner are not only tax deductible, but are also eligible for matching gifts by many employers. Please check with your human resources department about the details. Upfront donations can be made by check payable to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO and sent into school with your child or via PayPal by visiting the PTO website https://sherwoodoakpto.wordpress.com/. Thank you for your generous support.

September 19, 2012

Welcome to the Sherwood / Oak PTO website

Thanks for checking in on the PTO Information is gradually being added throughout the year in regards to our events, fundraising efforts and more here on our new website for both Sherwood and Oak PTO.  We also have a domain name, SherwoodOakPTO.org.  Clicking there, will get you here.

The PTO here at the Middle schools is for both Sherwood and Oak Middle Schools.  Even though the buildings are separate, funds are divided equally between the two schools.  Our funding raising Goal for the ENTIRE year is to raise $60,000.  We appreciate anything you can do from participating in fundraisers, attending events and of course volunteering your times.  Without volunteers NONE of these fundraising efforts could be accomplished.

Please contact us at SherwoodOakPTO@gmail.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShrewsburyPTO/

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