STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Committee

We are the STEM Enrichment Committee of the PTO at the Brackett School in Arlington, MA.  We provide both financial and logistical support for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) activities at Brackett.

This year we plant to work with the Green Initiatives Group (GIG) for they have several activities that are life science based as well.  Please stay tuned for more on this…

Some of our group's members are able to attend periodic planning meetings, which we typically hold in our homes.  Other members cannot attend the meetings, but provide input via email, and also come in person when we need the most help - at Math Night and at the Science Fair.  Whatever your level of interest and availability, we welcome you to the group!

Here are some STEM Enrichment Activities that typically take place at Brackett. 


• Rocket launch at Robbins Farm Park (was a great success this year – held in September)

• Hands-on chemistry experiments after school during National Chemistry Week - NCW 2018 will be celebrated October 21-27, 2018.

• Year-round Math Morning for 3~5 grades

• Hour of Code – Students try out computer programming…

• STEM night and Science Fair in March: a memorable evening  where we transform Brackett school into a STEM playground: 20+ STEM-related games; plus original scientific poster exhibition from 4th and 5th grades.


Please let us know if you would be interested in co-chairing one of our events, or taking on a particular volunteer role.  

Brackett STEM Main Email:

Main Website is:


Brackett-STEM Committee Chair, 2018-19:

Garret C. Van Dyke Jr. –

Co Chair – [open] Maybe you?