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.
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
2015-2016 Board Members
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.
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
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
- 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!
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About the PTA
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
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
- CLIP Clip and save UPCs and beverage/ sauce caps from participating products. Check out the complete list online or in the downloadable flyer.
- 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!
- EARN FREE STUFF FOR YOUR SCHOOL! Your school can redeem Labels for Education® points for FREE educational resources! Visit the Merchandise Catalog.
- 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!
- 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!
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
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!
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!