PTO Events

Interested in a short-term commitment? Please consider giving some time to organizing or working a shift at one of these events.

Gift Wrap A significant Fall annual fundraiser. Scheduled early in the school year, with gift wrap delivered in mid-November. Volunteers tally order forms and help with distribution when gift wrap arrives.

Math Night: This annual event, usually held one evening in the fall, celebrates all things mathematical. Kids can come measure themselves in nanometers, learn to count in Mayan or Babylonia numerals, and play games such a sudoku, ken ken, and magic squares.

Science Fair: This spring event features posters on science projects conducted by our 4th and 5th graders, as well as a variety of hands on activities for all ages. Examples include playing with magic sand, watching super-cold liquid nitrogen at work, and building items such as mini-catapults, arches & bridges, and your own stethoscope.

Book Fair This year’s Fall book fair will be coordinated by Book Ends, a Winchester bookstore known for its high quality books and gifts. The book fair will be open to students for three days in November and for one parents-only shopping night. Volunteers make phone calls to confirm other volunteers’ shift, work as cashiers, help children find books, and help with set-up and clean-up.

June Fair/ Yard Sale This combined end-of-year event is for both fun and profit. We need a number of people in early spring to start planning refreshments, games, crafts, logistics, etc. It’s a great team effort and new ideas are always welcome. During the fair, we need a lot of hands to help at booths and with set-up and clean-up.

Square Dance An even for the whole family to enjoy in April! Join us in the gym for a good old-fashioned dance. Volunteers are needed on the night of the event.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale This event provides an opportunity to buy Wilson Farm pies for the holiday or to donate them to a local charity. Volunteers process orders and distribute pies.

School Pictures
Schedules the Fall date and coordinates the distribution of order forms for individual and class pictures. Works with the photographer and coordinates classrooms and teachers on picture day.

School Directory
Creates and distributes the Brackett School Director, listing each family, children’s names, and contact information for families that which to participate.

Skating Party
A fun night of skating and socializing at the Belmont Hill School, Belmont. First Friday in March.

Colonial Days/Valentine’s Flower Sale
Colonial Days is a special treat for 3rd graders in June. For two days, they dress as Colonial Americans and enjoy a wide range of colonial era games and meals. Parents coordinate this entire event and raise money for it through the Valentine’s Day Flower Sale.