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Friends of PTO

Friends of PTO
Helping the
Simonian Center for Early Learning

2019-2020 PTO Officers and Board

Chairperson:  Jennifer Darling
1st Co-Chairperson:  Cheryle Sullivan
2nd Co-Chairperson: Kristen Koneczny
 Treasurer:  Tania Otis
Assistant Treasurer: Erin Reid-Eriksen
Secretary:   Stacey McCabe
Assistant Secretary:   Mandi Caporelli
                      Social Media Relations:   Debbie Huard         
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2019-2020 PTO Meeting Schedule
09/18/19   7:00pm   Elementary Library
10/16/19   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
11/20/19   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
01/15/20   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
02/12/20   7:00pm   Elementary Library
03/18/20   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
04/15/20   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
05/15/19   1:30pm   Elementary Planning Room
06/10/20   7:00pm   Elementary Library
Allocation of Funds

In the past the PTO raised funds that allowed us to provide a variety
of enrichment programs and events to students and their families.
  • Reading programs: Fundations, Common Core, online Raz-Kids
  • Every Day Counts math programs
  • Museum of Science visits
  • New England Aquarioum visit
  • After school enrichment
  • iPad Mini with TV and projector
  • Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
  • Kid's Night Out (K-3)
  • Fun Night Out (grades 4 &5)
  • Chain of Lights participation
  • Breakfast with Santa and ornament crafts
  • Bingo Night
  • Storage containers for classroom libraries
  • New Walkie Talkies and a Security Mirror in the Simonian Center lobby
  • Partial funding of mural in Elementary School Hallway
  • Supported staff with Time for Teachers and Teacher Appreciation week
  • Numerous other events
Activities and Events
Science Programs

Time for Teachers

Museum of Science and New England Aquarium

An opportunity to help out any teacher with copying papers, sorting & binding books, etc.
Fundraising Events

Various events through out the year, including new Spring/Fall bulb fundraiser
Breakfast with Santa

(December) Assist student helpers as they serve breakfast to families while they visit with Santa.
Ornament Day
(December) Assist children making ornaments and other holiday crafts. 
After School Enrichment 

Exciting after school learning activities for  K-5
Staff Appreciation

(May) Help show our appreciation to teachers and staff by assisting with the various Appreciation Week events. 
General Mills Box Tops
Collection of Box Tops, redeemed for cash.  

Family Fun Nights 
Bingo Night, science night, Kids Night Out, Fun Night Out, and other fun activities for students and families.

Chain of Lights
Participation in the town wide event with fun activities for families at the school. 

The PTO is looking for event coordinators!  If you can help, please contact Jen Darling at