A Letter from the PTO Co-President
Dear Martha Jones Families,
My name is Katy DiMare and I am the parent of a MJS 2nd grader, Jack, and a future MJS student, Mary Kate. I am PTO co-president this year along with Kristen Donahue (parent of 4th grader Gavin, kindergartener Eila and Ronan who just started middle school!) and I am incredibly excited for the 2023-2024 school year at Martha Jones. We kicked off the year with the Kindergarten Popsicle Party, the PTO Meet & Greet and the Family Picnic. You have also recently received an invitation for our Cornhole Tournament (Friday, October 6) and will learn more soon about our annual Halloween Haunted Hallway (Friday, October 27) along with many other exciting events throughout the year. I truly hope you will join us!
I would like to highlight a few of our PTO activities and initiatives for the upcoming school year. We have many enrichment activities planned to include classroom visits by the Discovery Museum and school-wide events such as Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics and a visit from a historical figure by Sheryl Faye.
We continuously fund Teacher Innovation Grants. Last year, we awarded applications that included 3D pens for the library, drones for Technology and “Math Mysteries” for the 5th grade.
Teacher appreciation is an important initiative of the PTO. We love our teachers! We recently provided a back-to-school lunch and provided each teacher a stipend to fund classroom supplies. We have more appreciation activities planned for the year through our PTO Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation committees.
We will fund end-of-year celebration for our graduating 5th grade class with a memorable gift and their yearbook.
We have recently funded an outdoor garden and our MJ Garden Committee has installed 6 (3 x 8) raised garden beds (one for each grade) which is serving as an outdoor classroom for students to learn and explore. We have already received great feedback from the kindergarten teachers!
We cannot do all of this without your support! We are aiming to raise $7,000 from our annual PTO drive. Every donation, no matter the amount, is appreciated and important in helping us reach our goals. Please visit https://mjspto.membershiptoolkit.com/ to make your donation today.
While on our site, please log in or register to ensure your contact information is correct. In the past, we have asked caregivers to join the PTO and a benefit would be access to the school directory. This year, we are granting access to all families who register on our site.
Lastly, please consider joining one of our committees. We have many volunteer opportunities to accommodate different interests and availability.
Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions, ideas or feedback. I hope to see you at our first PTO meeting of this school year next Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the MJS library.
WEBSITE & DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The Martha Jones PTO is a non-profit organization that takes great pride in supporting our teachers and students. We do this by offering valuable programs, organizing exciting events, and providing essential resources that enhance the educational experience of every student.
Log In or Register for the PTO website in order to stay updated on all PTO events, receive important PTO emails, and stay connected with Room Parent communications. You will also be able to easily update your information, contribute to our Annual Contribution Drive, purchase Birthday Books, and volunteer for various PTO committees and as a Room Parent.
PTO Membership and Directory
Beginning this year, all parents are automatically enrolled as members of the PTO, granting them access to the online directory without the need to purchase a membership. We still rely on your generous donations and hope you will support our new Annual Contribution Drive!
Returning Families: To ensure we have the most up-to-date information for your family, please click on the link below to log in and verify your data. Please check out the PTO Welcome Packet to complete registration.
New Families: Click on the link below to register under "New User" and follow the prompts. Your account will take up to 48 hours to be approved and activated. Please check out the PTO Welcome Packet to complete registration.
LOG IN / REGISTER
Room Parents and Library Volunteers
Once you are in AtoZ, please take a moment to click on the “event sign up” tab and volunteer to be a room parent in your child’s classroom or volunteer in our school library. Room parents help coordinate the teacher gift and organize any volunteer activities that may arise during the year. It’s a great way to get to know your child’s teacher and support the great work they are doing.
MARTHA JONES PTO FACEBOOK GROUP
Did you know Martha Jones PTO has its own Facebook group page?
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PTO CONTACT FOR EVENTS, NOTICES:
If you have an event or notice for our PTO update, please email it to:
PTO Co-Secretary - Mary Jason, Priscilla Stephen
Martha Jones PTO Board 2023-2024
Katy DiMare, Co-President
Kristen Donahue, Co-President
Kirsten Bulger, Co-Treasurer
Kristen Gautreau, Co-Treasurer
Mary Jason, Co-Secretary
Priscilla Stephen, Co-Secretary
Megan Mahan, Co-Social Media
Katie Collins, Co-Social Media
Martha Jones PTO Meeting Dates SY2023 - 2024
September 26, 2023, 7pm
December 5, 2023, 7pm
March 5, 2023, 7pm
May 7, 2023, 7pm