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Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Francis Wyman Elementary! As Francis Wyman PTO Board members, we would like to tell you about our organization and, most importantly, encourage you to get involved in your school.

What is the PTO?

The Francis Wyman Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is dedicated to the development of closer relationships between parents, teachers, and students.  We are continually striving to enhance the learning environment to instill a sense of pride, mutual respect, and school spirit throughout the FWS community.

Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. Each year, the PTO organizes several fundraisers to support these programs. The PTO uses the funds raised through these events and programs to support:

·         Field Trip Buses (reducing the cost per student)

·         Kindergarten Field Trip shirts for each student

·         Camp Bournedale Scholarships

·         Enrichment Programs (Artist in Residence, Authors, Musical Performances)

·         Summer Reading & Writing Scholarships

·         5th Grade Moving On Ceremony

·         and many more – for a complete listing, please visit our website or contact a PTO Board Member

How Can You Support the PTO?

In order to achieve our goals, we need the volunteer efforts of the parent and teacher community. Bring your ideas to a PTO meeting, volunteer at an event, and/or chaperone for a field trip - there are so many ways to help! Below are just a few examples:

Ø  Enroll or renew your membership for the 2014-2015 school year. Submit the $25.00 “Family Dues”.  There are a few ways to submit payment:

o    Pay online at www.franciswymanpto.org by using PayPal or a major credit card

o    Use the envelope provided in your student information packet

o    Send in a check made out to “PTO” to the main office

Ø  Attend the PTO meeting(s) in the Francis Wyman Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The 2014-2015 dates are October 20, 2014, January 20, 2015, April 14, 2015

Ø  Participate on a PTO Committee. For a list of committee descriptions visit our website:  www.franciswymanpto.org. It’s a fun way to meet other parents and connect with what’s happening in the school.

Ø  Join us at various PTO sponsored events throughout the year. Consider spending an hour or two of your time volunteering one of these activities – your child will be so proud that you did!

Stay Connected

Ø  Visit our website at www.franciswymanpto.org to stay up-to-date on school events and happenings

Ø  Like Us on Facebook (Francis Wyman Elementary PTO)

Ø  Follow Us on Twitter (@FrancisWymanPTO).

Please join us as we help to make a difference by building the best possible educational experience for our children!

Best Regards,

Lynn Burke, Co-President                         lburke@franciswymanpto.org

Tracey Stevens, Co-President                    tstevens@franciswymanpto.org

Andrea Gray, Vice President                     agray@franciswymanpto.org

Jessica Newhall, Treasurer                       jnewhall@franciswymanpto.org

Shannon Tedesco, Secretary                     stedesco@franciswymanpto.org


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