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


(Thank you) WMSPTO Celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week 

Thank you to everyone who donated food, beverages and time to make our Annual Staff/Teacher Appreciation Luncheons very special!  A special note of thanks goes out to our chairs at Stony Brook, Judi Morrison and Laurie Giovino as well as Karen Wilson and Heidi Tierney at Blanchard for all their hard work.
 
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!' - Thurs, June 18, 7:30-9:30 pm @ Stony Brook Gym

Mark your calendars for this special celebration planned for graduating 8th graders from Stony & Blanchard!
  

A. Permission Slip & T-Shirt Order Form will be distributed the week of May 4th to all 8th graders - please look for it in backpacks (http://bitly.com/8GrCelebrationPSlip2015)!


It is important that parents & students review the information, the dress code & behavior policy and complete the form regardless of attendance to the celebration. 


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.  Please complete the form & send to school main office no later than Friday, May 15th.


B. Attire for the evening will be 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!


C. Volunteers Needed.  Email Debbie Kinne if interested in helping out. 

Take Down Decorations Co-Chairs (2) from 9:15 - 11 pm
Tear Down Volunteers from 9:15 - 11 pm 

Chaperones (10) from 7:00 - 9:30 pm (* Dads & parents of 6th-7th graders are encouraged to volunteer as chaperones...pay it forward!)


D. 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"


New Board Members are needed for 2015-2016 School Year! 


Our Middle School Parent Teacher Organization relies upon it's many volunteers to provide and support the numerous events, fundraising activities, and arts & education programming that contribute to an inviting school environment for our children. Please consider volunteering for an open position so this important non-profit can continue the good work that it does ... 

Without new parents stepping up to take over, WMSPTO is in jeopardy of cutting important funding for enrichment programs (55% of budget), or possible dissolution & complete disbursement of funds. The majority of the board members are moving onto WA and have been selfishlessly volunteering for many, many years.  

For a complete list of responsibilities by position,

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mail westfordmiddleschoolpto@gmail.com with any questions. 

Any person interested in a position, is invited to fill out a Nomination/Election Form and submit it by May 15th.  All are welcome to attend our final general meeting of the year on Wed, June 3rd at 4:00 p.m., Blanchard MS Library, where elections will take place.


'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