Welcome!

We would like to thank all the parent and staff volunteers who have helped out so far this year to make our PTA run events go smoothly.


Latest News

Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education


Please send in your Box Tops for Education as soon as possible. We will be submitting as many as possible in March so that we can use these earnings prior to the end of the school year. Labels for Education has announced that the program will be ending later in 2016 so please send in any labels you have so that we can redeem them prior to the end of the program!

Kid Stuff Coupon Book Fundraiser


This fundraiser has come to an end. Thank you to all the families that purchased books. If you have not yet returned your coupon book or $25 payment please do so immediately!

PTA Leadership Nominations Needed


​The PTA will be holding an election this spring for new officers and needs your help! The PTA is seeking names of parents interested in serving as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary starting June 2016. For more information on the duties and time commitment for each position, or to submit your name for consideration, please fill out this form or contact us at Mayopta01520@gmail.com. We welcome all nominations and will strive to create a diverse and balanced roster of applicants that accurately represents our school’s demographics. Our goal is to see that every parent has a voice on our PTA and is given the chance to become actively involved in enriching the educational opportunities at our school.

You may nominate as many candidates as you choose; however, you must use a separate form for each recommendation.

Please return this form to school to the PTA Nominating Committee. DEADLINE for submitting this form is April 1st. Thank you for supporting our PTA!

Pajama Day Fun


PTA Board

General Inquiries

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2015-2016 Board Members

Position Name Email Phone
President Lindsay Dupuis .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-853-1441
Vice President Tara Kalinowski .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Treasurer Elia Narain .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-829-2809
Secretary Sue Stowe .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

PTA Committees

Program Name Email Phone
Box Tops Heather Williams .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-265-7892
Craft Fair Heather Bovat .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-829-6260
Destination Imagination Heather Bovat .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-829-6260
Tara Myers .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Directory Elia Narain .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-829-2809
Enrichments Cara Allison .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-989-9273
Family Events Paige Brown .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Holiday Child Erin Follansbee .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Labels For Education Heather Williams .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-265-7892
Membership Katie Farmer .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 978-407-5200
PTA Bulletin Board Amy Braun .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Scholastic Book Fair Una Belau .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Scrip Fundraiser Katie Farmer .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 978-407-5200
Ski Club Jen Stock .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-829-5498
Spirit Wear Sue Stubbert .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cappucci .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website Greg Haskins .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 508-852-6842
Winter Enrichment Program Vanessa Bumpus .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Get Involved in the PTA

Join our local PTA chapter

A portion of your membership directly supports our local PTA and you can take advantages of PTA membership discounts. Click here for a list of National Member Benefits.

Stay Informed

  • Attend our monthly meetings
    • Generally held on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year (see calendar for exceptions)
    • Meetings are at 7pm in the Mayo Library
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Synchronize with our event calendar

Volunteer!

There are many opportunities to assist the PTA. We always welcome new faces and ideas! Please see our list of PTA Committees to contact the designated committee chair if you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please contact any of the PTA officers.

Below is a list of Mayo PTA committees that you can become involved in:

Book Fair - Volunteer at the Scholastic book fairs.

Craft Fair - Help set up, volunteer during the day, help break down.

Directory - Beginning of the year only. Enter student information into the Mayo directory.

Enrichments - Assist the enrichment coordinator with enrichment programs.

Family Events - Assist planning and coordinating of family activities outside of school such as Shark games at the DCU center and movie day.

Fundraising - Coordinate fundraising, collect money, orders, coordinate delivery and pick up.

Membership - Assist coordinator with encouraging membership, send necessary information to MASS PTA.

Spirit Wear - Assist coordinator with Mayo spirit wear. May involve monthly sales and/or monthly spirit wear days.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Coordinate food for luncheon and volunteers.

Participate in Frequent Shopper Programs

Price Chopper

With Tools for Schools, you earn points on behalf of your favorite school every time you shop using your AdvantEdgeCard. The points are redeemed by the school for FREE equipment. Sign up here and use code 14216

Target

  • Register your Target Red Card, and 1% of purchases will be donates to Mayo Elementary School.
  • Register your Target Visa card and 1% of your Target purchases and 1/2% of other purchases will be donated to Mayo.

Enroll your cards here!

Calendar of PTA Events

Purchase your Spirit Wear

We have many items featuring our Mayo Mountain Lion mascot. Remember, every Friday is Spirit Day at Mayo. Wear your favorite Mayo shirt or just something green and white to show off your school spirit!

Order now!

Form Downloads

Filename Size (bytes) Last Update
Book_donation_form.pdf 105842 May 24, 2016 - 01:20:45pm
march2016papaginosflyercorrection.pdf 342750 Feb 23, 2016 - 02:25:34pm
PTA_LEADERSHIP_NOMINATION_FORM.docx 19307 Feb 22, 2016 - 09:05:21pm
Family_Order_Form_10.20.15.pdf 95546 Nov 17, 2015 - 11:01:42pm
october2015papaginosflyer.pdf 312739 Oct 18, 2015 - 09:30:18pm
5kdonationletter-2015.pdf 57359 Sep 10, 2015 - 10:27:33pm
5K Registration Form 2015.pdf 139046 Sep 10, 2015 - 10:27:32pm
mayo 5kflyer2015.pdf 182683 Sep 10, 2015 - 10:23:30pm
april papa ginos flyer.JPG 695770 Oct 18, 2015 - 09:32:44pm
january papa ginos flyer.JPG 722213 Oct 18, 2015 - 09:32:45pm
order_forms_revised_sept_2012.pdf 107674 Dec 22, 2014 - 09:47:39pm
Wachusett Food Pantry Flyer.pdf 140622 Nov 07, 2014 - 10:20:48pm
LFE_BW_ParticipatingProducts_BW_V3_2014_09_29.pdf 4765515 Nov 07, 2014 - 12:58:20pm
Great Lake Gift Cards List.xlsx 20757 Nov 03, 2014 - 01:26:02pm
10Point_Collection_Sheet_2014_2015.pdf 394703 Nov 03, 2014 - 10:44:43am
1Point_Collection_Sheet_2014_2015.pdf 396516 Nov 03, 2014 - 10:44:43am
5Point_Collection_Sheet__2014_2015.pdf 390856 Nov 03, 2014 - 10:44:43am
papaginos flyer nov4.PDF 95499 Nov 02, 2014 - 04:11:52pm
5kdonationletter__1_.pdf 42222 Nov 02, 2014 - 03:55:14pm
boxtops_flyer.pdf 548051 Nov 02, 2014 - 03:55:14pm

Meeting Minutes

Document Meeting Date Approved Date Comments
minutes10May206pending May 10, 2016
PTA_Meeting_Minutes_for_October_2015 Oct 13, 2015
pta_minutes_sept-2015 Sep 08, 2015 Oct 13, 2015

About the PTA

Mission Statement

The Mayo Parent Teacher Association exists to:

  • Promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • Raise the standards of home life.
  • Secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • Bring into closer relation the home and the school , that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • Develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all the children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

A few of the things the Mayo PTA provides for our students and school are:

  • Enrichments for each grade, for example museum programs, IXL on-line math membership for each child, and MCAS training
  • Family events, including an ice cream social, movie nights, claytime, and Shark’s games
  • Mayo school directories for each family
  • Teacher support such as providing overhead classroom projectors
  • Field trip transportation for each grade

Keep visiting the website for updates of upcoming events, meetings, family events, enrichments and more.

Thank you for your support!

Labels For Education

http://www.labelsforeducation.com

Mayo's Committee Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Overview

Labels for Education a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school by collecting UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating products.

Clip and Earn Free Stuff for Your School

  1. CLIP Clip and save UPCs and beverage/ sauce caps from participating products. Check out the complete list online or in the downloadable flyer.
  2. GIVE Give the UPCs and beverage/ sauce caps to our school’s coordinator using a collection sheet below - when the whole school participates, the points really add up!

  3. EARN FREE STUFF FOR YOUR SCHOOL! Your school can redeem Labels for Education® points for FREE educational resources! Visit the Merchandise Catalog.
  4. KEEP COLLECTING & CONNECTING Be sure to sign up for My School to get connected with your school and coordinator. Select your school and start connecting!

Campbell's Labels for Education– Clip and Earn FREE STUFF For Your School

Box Tops

http://www.boxtops4education.com

Mayo's Committee Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Details

  • Our school is listed as Dr. Leroy E Mayo Elementary
  • Collection sheets are preferred, as they are a great help in the counting process (but we will take them anyway they come!)
  • Always include your name and grade on the sheets
  • Tape is the best way to stick the Box Tops onto the sheets. PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE!
  • You can make as many copies of a collection sheet as you like
  • Bonus Box Top coupons (these usually have a code or say something along the lines of “3 Bonus Box Tops” or “5 Bonus Box Tops”) should not be included on a collection sheet. Please send these in a ziplock bag with your name on it.

Collection sheets are available to download. It does not matter what sheet you use throughout the year.

Thank you for your support!

Destination Imagination

http://www.madikids.org/

Mayo's Committee Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Overview

Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage) to build on their unique strengths.

Who

Up to seven members can be on a team, and students from kindergarten through university level participate. Each team needs an adult Team Manager. Team Managers direct students’ learning but do not directly help the team develop its solution to the DI Challenge. Team Managers are often faculty members or parents.
We hope to have a single team comprised of seven Mayo third- through fifth-graders.

What

There are six new competitive Challenges to choose from each year. Each of the Challenges is developed by a team of educators and industry experts who target a particular area of the curriculum and its related standards of content and performance. The areas of focus include: Technical, Scientific, Structural, Fine Arts, Improvisational and Service Learning. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem solving skills.
The Mayo team would choose a central challenge from among the six main challenges. Click here for more information about this year’s central challenges.

When

Each season takes place during the school year, culminating with Global Finals in May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend two to four months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions.
It would be great to get the Mayo team started as early as possible this year.

Where

The teams’ solutions are assessed at regional, state or national tournaments. While most schools run DI as an after school program, some school districts incorporate the program into their electives curriculum. Our tournaments provide the opportunity for participants to celebrate creativity with their peers and promote healthy competition. Every year, local volunteers help run 200 tournaments around the world.
The Mayo DI team would meet during non-school hours, most likely on weekends.

Why

Teams in our program learn higher order thinking and improve in creative thinking, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving. Our participants learn and experience the creative process, develop new friendships and learn to work together.

How

Teams choose one of the seven Challenges. After creating and developing their solutions, they go to a local tournament. Top-scoring teams advance to their state or country tournament, also know as an Affiliate tournament. The top-tier teams from each Affiliate tournament have the opportunity to participate in Global Finals–the world’s largest celebration of creativity.

There is also an Instant Challenge component, in which teams must work together to devise and carry out a solution to a surprise challenge at the competition itself. The Instant Challenge requires team members to work together efficiently, using quick and creative thinking, time management, and teamwork—all skills that the team practices throughout the DI season.


Parent involvement is a key component of DI. Although parents cannot contribute their ideas or technical assistance to the team’s solution, there are many other great ways in which parents can help out. I would be happy to serve as the program coordinator for Mayo again this year and the team manager (unless someone else would like to be the team manager or a co-manager!). However, it would be great to have additional parents to help out at weekly meetings. We will also need a parent or other community member to volunteer as an “appraiser” for a DI tournament (which is a two-day commitment and a DI requirement in order for the Mayo team to enter into the competitive tournament).

Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser

https://www.shopwithscrip.com

Mayo's Committee Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Overview

Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, Scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including LL Bean, The Gap, Kohl’s, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Red Robin and many, many others.

You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple—Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, you redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue.

Example: Buy an LL Bean gift card for $100 and Mayo gets $18.00

The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the Scrip program! And Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

Gift Cards are perfect for teachers, coaches, mailman, bus driver, relatives and friends. Most people purchase gift cards during the holiday season and you can ask friends and family if they want to purchase them to support your child’s school.

How to Order

There are hundreds of retailers participating in the program. For a complete list, go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com. You can order online from the list!

OR

Complete the order form and send in a check made payable to “Mayo PTA.”

The final deadline for orders is Thursday December 3rd.

Gift cards will be available for pick up on Thursday, December 17th before and after both holiday concerts and from 5-6pm.

We are unable to send orders via children’s backpacks.

Thank you for your support!