The majority of our PTO budget is spent on enrichment programs including field trips, in-school classroom programs and all school presentations that enhance the children’s curriculum and cultural experiences. Grades 1-5 go on at least one field trip per year and every grade is provided with many wonderful in-school curriculum-related programs as well as all-school activities.
An enrichment calendar is available during the year. Unless specifically stated, enrichment programs are for students and staff only.
Here is a sampling of past school year programs:
Kindergarten – Tufts Traveling Treasure Trunk Show; Curious Creatures; MOS-Life Cycles; Marine Biologist-Ellen Goethel; Bubble Workshop from Discovery Museum
1st grade – Acton Science Discovery Museum; MOS-Animal Habitats; Odds Bodkin
2nd grade – Bats, PEM, Jane Winchell; Harvard Museum, Jami Lard-Perkins School for Blind; Women in History; Bugworks
3rd grade – Pollination-deWeerd Bees; MOS -Electromagnetism; Chris Lambert, Ch 7 WHDH Meteorologist; Lowell National Historical Park; Parker Tavern
4th grade – MOS, Franklin Park Zoo
5th grade – Wingmasters, Birds of Prey; Boston Historic Tour, Boston Symphony Orchestra
All-school programs: Chris Poulos; Author visit
Volunteers coordinate the school’s enrichment programs and field trips. New members are always welcome to share ideas, coordinate with teachers, and preview programs.
To get involved, contact Melissa Henri.