Dear Matthew Thornton Families,
On behalf of the Matthew Thornton PTA, we’d like to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 school year! We hope that you have had a great summer and have been able to enjoy all of the sunshine with your families. We are excited to start this new school year and are looking forward to working with you all to help support and fund educational programs, field trips, and special events for all of our students at Matthew Thornton School.
The purpose of the MTPTA is to help every child grow to full potential. Children succeed when families, schools, and communities work together. The PTA helps develop those relationships through resources, programs, and advocacy. When you join, you are supporting the PTA programs that help promote our children’s well-being and this enhances their educational experience. These are the programs we supported/ funded last year:
SCHOOL - WIDE: STEAM Assembly, Reflections Art Program, Red Ribbon Week, Wellness Family Night, Field Trip Transportation Costs, Books and Beyond Reading Program, Elefante Scholarship, Room Parents
GRADE 1: Penguin Assembly (New England Aquarium), TIGER Bullying Assembly (Plymouth State College), Animal Habitats (Museum of Science Traveling Programs)
GRADE 2: Planetarium (Museum of Science Traveling Programs)
GRADE 3: Explore the Ocean
GRADE 4: Windmills and States of Matter (Museum of Science Traveling Programs)
GRADE 5: Colonial Life (Bay State Colony Educators), Yearbook, 5th Grade Special Events
In addition to these programs, the MTPTA has also facilitated community outreach activities for our children, speaker/author events for our parents, and celebrating our MT staff through Appreciation Days and events.
We hope that you will join the PTA. Membership to the PTA does not require you to volunteer or commit to attend meetings; it is just a show of support. If you choose to attend meetings, you will know first hand what is happening in your child’s school and, with membership, will have the ability to vote on what you feel is important or not important. The PTA is a wonderful way to get involved, meet people and be a part of the Matthew Thornton School community.
If you have any questions regarding the PTA or are looking to know how you can get more involved, please feel free to contact us. Please like Matthew Thornton PTA on Facebook for updates and pictures on happenings within the school. Also, check out our website at mtpta.com to get the latest addition of our monthly newsletter, Tiger Tales. We are looking forward to another great school year and can’t wait to see you at meetings and school events.
Aaron Duffy, President Regan Sochaneck, VP, Fundraising
SAVE THE DATES!!!
Mark your calendars now for 2016-2017 PTA Meetings – 6:00-7:00 PM in the MT Library
9/15, 10/13, 11/17, 1/12, 2/9, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8