MEPTO Meeting Schedule Change & Call For Topics
note we are moving our MEPTO meeting, originally scheduled for Jan. 20,
due to a presentation at the middle school. Instead we will meet on Wed., February 3 at McGovern School. More details to come, so please follow us on Facebook or check out our website for updates.
We'd also love to hear from you about topics for this and/or future MEPTO meetings! We
know you are busy so we want to make sure our meetings are both
relevant and timely, and address YOUR needs/questions/interests. So far
this year we've tackled back-to-school anxiety and "Googlepalooza", both
featuring presentations by our wonderful elementary staff, but we know
there are so many more issues we could cover.
So tell us: What would you like to learn more about? Send us an email and let us know. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
Ready, Set, Register!
It may be cold and snowy now, but the Shamrock Shuffle will be here before you know it!
MEPTO proudly presents the 5th annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run on Saturday, March 12 at 9am.
5K course starts at Medway High School and winds through the scenic
back roads of Medway. The race is open to runners and walkers of all
ages and abilities, including children and families. All proceeds from
the race go directly to MEPTO to support activities, enrichment
programs, and new technology in our elementary schools. Click here to register. Free long sleeve T-shirts to anyone who registers by Feb. 28!
Save the Date for the Basket Raffle & Ice Cream Social
MEPTO's annual Basket Raffle & Ice Cream Social event will take place on Friday, May 6th at Medway High School.
What is the Basket Raffle? Each classroom will be assigned
a fun theme in the next few weeks (think LEGO, Movie Night, Red Sox,
"Mad Scientist" and more) and children are invited to bring in a small
item to add to "their" class basket. On the evening of the Basket
Raffle, children can purchase raffle tickets to try and win their
favorite baskets. Last year, this event raised nearly $8,000 for our
Oh, and there is ice cream for all families too, as our treat to you.
Be on the lookout soon for info
coming home in backpacks with more details about the event and your
child's classroom theme. And we're still looking for volunteers! If
you're interested in helping out with this year's event, whether it's
coordinating your child's classroom basket or lending a hand the night
of the event (or both!), please email Laura Mullen.
It's BINGO Time!
Save the date for MEPTO's first Family Bingo Night! Join us on Friday, February 26 at 6:30pm in the Memorial School cafeteria for some fun, laughs, and -- yes -- bingo. So mark your calendars and please follow us on Facebook or visit our website for more details and updates about this event. Click to register your family for Family Bingo Night: All families must register so we can plan! Thank you!
Box Tops Bonanza
know that this fall Medway elementary families collected just over
18,000 box tops, which equates to approximately $1800 for our schools?
That is simply incredible! Thank you so much, MEPTO families!
challenge: can we raise even more this spring? Our spring box tops
campaign is kicking off! So start clipping away and be ready to send in your trimmed labels (in plastic baggies labeled with your child's name and room number) by Friday, Feb. 12.
News from the Schools and Community
National Trends, Community Choices Community Dialogue: Jan. 20
Join MSPTO for a compelling and informative panel of experts,
parents and young adults sharing real-life stories from all sides of the
substance abuse struggle. Learn about agency resources, eye-opening
trends, and how to recognize red flags. Let's come together and get better equipped to fully support healthy decision-making and wellness for our children and our community. This event, held at Medway High School, includes a Resource Fair from 6:30-7pm, with the panel and dialogue taking place from 7-8:30pm. Click here for more details.
Lost Boys of Sudan: Jan. 25
Middle School and the Medway Foundation for Education are proud to
present the 3rd annual Lost Boys of Sudan Presentation. Please join them
in the Medway Middle School Auditorium on Monday, January 25 from 6:30-8:00pm to hear the unbelievable story of the Lost Boys of Sudan.
(For more school/community news and events, click here.)
Important Dates to Remember
|MEPTO Meeting and Principals' Tea ||February 3|
Principals Tea: 6:30pm; MEPTO Meeting: 7pm
McGovern School Library
|Box Tops Due||February 12|
|February School Vacation||February 15-19|
|MEPTO Family Bingo Night||February 26, 6:30pm|
Memorial School Cafeteria
MEPTO Day at the Providence Bruins
|February 28, 3:05pm|
|Shamrock Shuffle 5K||
March 12, 9am
Medway High School
|Sounds of Science enrichment program (grade 4)||March 31|
|Basket Raffle & Ice Cream Social||April 1, 6:30-8:15pm|
Medway High School
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
We welcome all your ideas, suggestions, and opinions on ways
we can continue to make MEPTO a valuable resource for our school
community. Email us anytime at
we often share timely updates and information there as well.
Thank you for your continued support.
Are you gearing up for Black Friday
? Ready to start your holiday shopping? Don't forget that if you shop through Amazon Smile
,, MEPTO will receive .5% of all your eligible purchases? To add us as your designated charity, please click here
and select "Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Organization" -- that's it! Then for future shopping, just go to smile.amazon.com
, which is just like the Amazon you know (same prices, same Prime benefits). Happy shopping and thanks for your support!
you checked out the MEPTO Facebook page yet? If you're on
Facebook, be sure to "Like" us by
searching Medway Elementary PTO. Our Facebook page is a great way to stay up to date
with upcoming events at the schools, volunteer opportunities,
and is just a fun place to stay connected with our wonderful
school community. We also share some fun stuff on our page, like
local events. Please check us out!