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Information for the PTO at Briscoe Middle School in Beverly, Massachusetts

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Dear Briscoe Parents and Guardians,

You may not be bringing cupcakes into the classroom, but you are still needed. Your Briscoe student and EVERY Briscoe child benefits from your involvement!

Extra fundraising means extra experiences for our students but we know that families are limited with regard to time and funds. To maximize the amount of money brought in for the PTO’s support of Briscoe and to reduce requests on your time and energy, there will be ONLY TWO major all-school fundraisers:

Fall "Student Activities” Direct Donation Drive: this will replace the annual magazine drive and ALL FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY to Student Activities (author visits, motivational speakers, school trips, curriculum support and cultural experiences). Donate a little, donate a lot – there will fantastic prizes for everyone who participates!

Spring Cash & Prizes "Big Bucks" Calendar: this super successful fundraiser gives you more than 31 chances to win cash, gift certificates and prizes for selling! Easy to sell and chock-full of “Big Bucks,” this calendar is a proven winner!

In addition to these all-school events there will continue to be some grade-level, team-specific fundraising efforts such as bulb and chocolate sales that defray the costs of field trips, team activities and more. Rest assured, if your child is doing extra fundraisers, he/she is going to have extra experiences!

Please consider participating at any level in these important fundraisers. Your support makes a real difference in your student’s experience!

STAY INFORMED! Chances are your middle schooler will “clam up” about the school goings-on and backpack mail is now mostly a thing of the past. Subscribing to Homeward Bound (e-newsletter), accessing Briscoe’s Moodle assignments and "liking" Briscoe Middle School on Facebook are the best ways to keep up! Links to all of these can be found by clicking the Homeward Bound Messages & Calendar link on Briscoe’s home page.

PTO: We know that your time is valuable so we have decreased the amount of general PTO meetings that we will hold during the year to 5. Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 in the café. We are a committee based organization and there is room for everyone. Some committees are: 6th Grade Social Committee, 8th Grade Celebration Committee, Book Award Committee, Cash Calendar Calendar, Communications, Direct Donation Drive Committee, Helping Hand Committee, Nature's Classroom Fundraising Committee, Treasurer, 8th Grade Trip Committee.

Please contact Kathy Whitehair by email at KMWhitehair@comcast.net or Lauren Erwin at berwin25@comcast. net with any questions or to be added to a committee.

We are looking forward to a terrific year at Briscoe!

Briscoe PTO

About Us - Who is the Briscoe PTO and what it does

Contact Us - Briscoe PTO Leadership and contact info

PTO Meetings - Meeting info, dates, minutes
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Alexandra Woznick,
Nov 18, 2010, 8:56 AM
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Sep 19, 2014, 6:41 AM