Westfort Middle School PTO

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The Westford Middle School PTO is a town wide organization that represents the Blanchard and Stony Brook Middle Schools.  We are dedicated to enriching the education of the children at each of these schools.

Read entire March E-Newsletter here!   http://tinyurl.com/WMSPTO-ENewsletter-March2015

Volunteers Needed  ...

For Annual Basketball Game & Social, 8th Gr Celebration, and enrichment program greeters at Stony Brook – Volunteer with a Friend!  Sign-up online through this link:

             www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44ABAC2CA5F85-westford/701276


WMSPTO Board - Open Positions for 2015-2016!  URGENT NEED for NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Unfortunate news for our students, teachers and schools .... The reality is this ... If a new board is not in place by end of June, WMSPTO is in jeopardy of dissolving as a non-profit supporting our top-notch middle school community because we cannot run a PTO without the ten-person executive board that our by-laws require.

Heidi Tierney, WMSPTO President for the past two years, is definitely stepping down; we must have two parents step-up to fill that position immediately.  

If WMSPTO dissolves, important funding for enrichment programming, teacher appreciation events, and annual grants earmarked for WPC, SEPAC, and student councils in 2015-2016 will no longer exist!   Don't let this happen -- step up to volunteer with a friend and co-chair a position or committee! 

For a complete list of responsibilities by position, visit http://mspto.webs.com or email PTO


Volunteers Needed for these Open Positions :
   Co-Presidents (2)
   Vice President at Stony Brook (1) 
   Publicity and Social Networking Coordinator (2)
   Arts & Education Programming Co-Chairs (2) & Greeters (8)
   School Store Coordinator at Stony Brook

2015 WMSPTO Night at Fenway Park (SOLD OUT!  Thank you for everyone's support.)

Wednesday, June 24th, 7:10 pm
Red Sox Vs. Orioles

All orders were subject to availability and filled on first come, first served basis*
We do have a wait-list at this time, so if your plans change and you want to sell your tickets; please email westfordmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com by June 5 so we can put you in touch with another family on the wait-list.

Tickets will be mailed to address provided in April 2015.
Over $2,000 will be donated to the Rajiv Paluri Memorial Fund because of your generosity & support.

(NEW!) 8th Grade Celebration 'Light Up the Night Glow Party!'

The annual 8th Grade Celebration, 'Light Up the Night' Glow Party, is coming up fast!  This special event organized for all graduating 8th graders, sponsored by the WMSPTO and made possible with the help of over 80 parent volunteers, will be held in the Stony Brook Middle School Gym, on Thursday, June 18th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm
   
 * If your child hasn't turned in a permission slip by June 12th, they will need to REGISTER AT THE DOOR. 
   Please DO NOT drop off or mail anymore slips to the schools or PTO President. 
All permission slips must have BOTH parent & student signatures as well as a telephone # listed for emergencies.
* Students will NOT be allowed entrance to the celebration on June 18th without a signed permission slip & parent cell #.  
* Attire for the evening will be DRESSY CASUAL not semi-formal.  Suggestions for girls are sundresses and sandals/flipflops; casual/cargo shorts with polo shirts for boys.  Encourage your child to wear WHITE or NEON colors so they Glow-in-the-Dark!
* Evening activities include DJ, dancing, glow-in-the-dark games, glow wear, refreshments and WA T-shirts!
* There will be a uniformed police officer on the premises as well as parent chaperones.  Appropriate behavior outlined in WPS handbook is expected at all times. 
* Please drop off & pick up at right side entrance of school and be prompt.  CARPOOL, please.
 
Any questions, email westfordmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com 
Need to download the permission slip? Use this link http://bitly.com/8GrCelebrationPSlip2015
  
*  We still have a few VOLUNTEER slots available for parents of 6-8th graders in these areas :
       T-Shirt Distribution (8) from 9:15-9:45 pm
       Games (2) from 7:15-9:30 pm
       Registration (2) from 7 - 8 pm
       Glow Wear Distribution (2) 7 - 9 pm
       Tear Down from 9:15-11 pm 
 
   Please contact volunteer coordinator, Debbie Kinne to sign-up.
   All volunteers should hear from their committee chairperson by June 15th with specific details for night of party.  If your plans change in anyway, please email Debbie Kinne and cc: your committee chair if known.  
   Dress Code for volunteers is denim or khaki bottoms with white top.


NEW! This year, we are ordering 'Westford Academy T-Shirts' for all students and asking for donations to offset the cost of the celebration and t-shirts.  All students will receive a t-shirt regardless of attendance to the dance; if your child doesn't attend the dance on Thurs night; then they will be asked to come to the main office of their school on Friday - Monday, June 19-22 to pick one up.  (Please be sure to tell them what size you ordered....secretaries will have the t-shirt pre-registration list)   Any questions about t-shirts after school ends on 6/22, please email westfordmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com.


Size chart below and thumbnail of design are here for quick reference:
8th Gr Celebration S/S T-Shirt Measurements - Gildan Tee 99 Ctn/1 Poly
 S
 M
 L
 XL
 2XL
Chest
  18"
 20"
  22"
 24"
26"
 Sleeve Length
 16.5"
 18"
 19.5"
 21"
 22.5"
 Body Length at Back
  28"
 29"
  30"
 31"
  32"
'No Fuss Fundraiser' Campaign
Last year, WMSPTO introduced a very successful ‘No-Fuss Fundraiser' Campaign that we hope will continue to be our primary means of funding the 2014-2015 budget without the burden of selling subscriptions, wrapping paper, or candles.  Download a donation form using this No Fuss Fundraiser Link or look for the form coming home in student backpacks first week of school!  If you prefer to DONATE online using PayPal, please include your child’s name, grade and school in the “Add Special Instructions to Seller” line.
* All donations of $40 or more received by September 30, 2014 will be entered into a drawing for a NEW Kindle Fire HDX Tablet!

Good news:
We reached 78% of Goal as of Jan 7th 2015!

Stay Connected in 2014-2015 via Mail Chimp!

We communicate exclusively through email via Mail Chimp so please be sure to SUBSCRIBE by completing this google doc ...OR... by sending an email to westfordmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com and provide your first/last name, school and your student’s grade (s).


NEW! Support WMSPTO through AmazonSmile Program!  
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when our families shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our charitable organization, the Westford Middle School PTO.  Remember, you must use this link to shop from WMSPTO’s customized landing page; Bookmark It!   http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3584230

'Dollars for Schools' Program Initiative
Download a flyer here to check out the stores and/or programs we have partnered with to raise additional funds for your middle school of choice! Shop during the enrollment period listed, designate your school when required & raise $ for Blanchard and Stony Brook Schools!   Print a copy and put it on your refrigerator or bulletin board!

PTO General Meetings

Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm 

   10/08/14 – Stony Brook
   1/07/15 – Blanchard
   4/01/15 – Stony Brook
   6/03/15 - Blanchard