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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