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.

The annual calendar of fundraisers will be soon 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.

 

2017-2018 Sherwood/Oak Calendar of Events

 

Monday, August 28th                                                      Welcome Back Luncheon

September 11th-25th                                                        Chico Bag Fundraiser

October                                                                               Recycling Fundraiser

October (Date TBD)                                                        Potential 7th and 8th grade dance at Oak

Friday, October 27th                                                        Sherwood Fall Social

November 1st-15th                                                           Magazine Drive

Mid-End November                                                        Danielson Wreath Sale

Thursday, December 14th                                             Cookie Swap

Friday, March 2nd                                                              Sherwood Neon Dance

Thursday, April 12th                                                         Grab and Go Teacher Breakfast

Friday, May 18th                                                                                Sherwood Spring Social

May (Date TBD)                                                                                Recycling Fundraiser, textiles only

June (Date TBD)                                                                               End of the Year Teacher Luncheon

 

Additional Programs May Include:

Scripps (Ongoing)

Dine Out Nights

Sports Tickets- Celtics, Red Sox, Providence Bruins etc.

Bowling during Early Release days for Sherwood students

 

Proposed Meeting Dates: October 16th, November 27th, January 8th, February 26th, April 9th, May 21st

 

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