November 10, 2016

Let’s Warm Up Winter

Please read and share to support the PTO.Let’s Warm Up Winter Fundraiser for Oak and Sherwood Middle School Is back. 

Please support our PTO by purchasing. The products are local, fresh and superior quality! 

Order online and pick up December 8th. Deliver is available for a fee.

November 9, 2016

Magazine Drive Volunteers Needed 

The PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year, the annual magazine drive, runs from November 2nd-16th. Volunteers are needed to tally orders and distribute prizes during lunch periods on November 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th. Even an hour of your time is valuable to making this fundraiser a success. Monies raised from the magazine drive supports field trips (the PTO contributes $10 per student per year), pays for in school enrichment programs such as the 6th grade mock dig and the 7th grade Shakespeare Now theater performance, and provides funding for the media centers at Sherwood and Oak. 

Please use the sign up genius link to volunteer at Sherwood:


Please use the sign up genius link to volunteer at Oak:


To learn more about the PTO’s upcoming events and activities visit our website at or find us on Facebook under Shrewsbury Middle School PTO.

November 9, 2016

Middle School Night at the Celtics- Order your tickets now!

The PTO will once again offer families and friends the opportunity to enjoy a Celtics game in Boston, this time offering two dates, Friday, December 9th and Friday, March 24th. While tickets for either game are currently available, orders for the December 9th game are due no later than November 4th. (Sales for the March game will continue until February 20th and make a great holiday gift.) Seating for the December game is in sections 307-311 and for the March game, sections 324-327. 


Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased with cash or checks payable to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO. If you are would like to be seated with another family please coordinate and submit the orders together. Late orders can not be accommodated. You will receive your tickets via the email address you provide on the order form, so please print clearly. For additional information click here. To access the order form please click here.

Contact with any questions. 

November 9, 2016

Shrewsbury Colonials Spirit Gear

Shrewsbury Colonials Sweatshirts and Flannel Pants On Sale Until November 21st! 

Show your school spirit with a hooded or crew neck sweatshirt and flannel pants. The logo has been updated and new colors are available. Items will be delivered before the holiday break. To order and see the apparel choices and size info, click on the link below. The deadline for online orders is Sunday, November 21st.


To submit an order on paper, print out the attached form. The deadline for paper orders is Friday, November 18th and checks must be made out to Shrewsbury Middle School PTO.


All proceeds from this sale will benefit the Middle Schools’ PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Polly at

October 6, 2016

Electronics, Plastics and Textile Recycling Fundraiser- Saturday, October 29th

Do you have an plastic toys that your kids now ignore? How about an unused kiddie pool, broken VCR, outdated TV or old sheets and towels? Gather up your junk and bring it to Oak Middle School on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00am-2:00pm  for the PTO’s annual recycling fundraiser. $30.00-$40.00 per carload or low single item fees! All proceeds benefit the Middle School PTO. Cash only please. Download the flyer for a list of items accepted and visit our sign up genius to volunteer on that day. Many hands are needed to make this fundraiser a success. Please direct any questions to

September 20, 2016





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




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,

All items must be brought to Oak Middle School. There is no pick-up service. Contact Missy Hollenback at for questions about Textiles and Beth Casavant at 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 Use SMS ID code  508841SMS when placing your order.



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 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.  



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 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.


Your 2015-2016 PTO Team

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

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