Notes from May 29th PTO Meeting

Ms Hourin (4th grade teacher) did an awesome job showing us the power of the Mobi!   Please check out a Mobi (Mobile Interactive Whiteboard)  at their website.

  • Quick Introduction by Andrea (covering for Kathy who broke her ankle) and Mr Sylvia.
  • Steven Hansen from Baystate Textiles talked to us about the Recycling Program and bin in the back of Squantum School.
  • Mr Sylvia wanted everyone to look for library books that need to be returned.  There are quite a few missing.
  • Summer Reading Program will take place this summer thanks to Rep Ayers (gives a free bike to the best reader)
  • Also Study Island and Fast Math will be taking place during the summer.
  • Special Olympics will take place this Friday June 1st at 10am at Pageant Field.
  • June 5th there will be a field day. We are looking for parents with large standup tents (for parties, not camping) to help provide shade for the water stations.
  • Spirit Week is coming up soon   (Monday – Fashion Disaster, Tuesday Red White Blue, Wed Sports, Thurs Pajamas, Fri Career).  Flyers will be sent home with details.
  • This year we will be doing a kindergarten Flyup day where students will see what the other grades are like (June 11th).
  • There will also be the traditional fly-up day (last day of school June 15th) where students find out their teachers for next year.
  • June 14th is Promotion aka Graduation for 5th Graders.  59 students will be moving on in a great ceremony.
  • Did a tour of the Mobi classroom!
  • Looks like August 25th will be a softball game to benefit Friends Fighting Autism
  • Looks like August 25th may also be the Squantum Family Fun Day.

Now we’re starting to prep a bit for next year.  In September/October the big things are always:

  1. Open House – get together with raffle / donated prizes / and a chance to meet everyone
  2. Photo Day – pictures
  3. Membership – collecting a fee from every parent in the school to support the PTO
  4. Halloween Dance