Contact Information

Address:
SMS PTO, 207 Forest Ave
Swampscott, MA 01907
smspto.contact@gmail.com

2018-2019 Board Members 

Roxanne Schena
President
r.schena at me.com
Antonella Raffaele
Vice President
nellabella669 at yahoo.com
Becky White
Secretary/ASP
thewhites98 at comcast.net
Diane O’Brien & Donna Labrador
Treasurer
dianeobrienea at gmail.com
Casey Rakhmanov
After School Programs & Hospitality
c_rakhmanov at yahoo.com
Monica Lagerquist BBB/School Kits monicaanderic at verizon.net
Brendyl Christison Grants brendyl.christison at gmail.com

PTO Dues Drive

https://smsafterschool.wufoo.com/forms/sms-pto-dues
Remember no donation is too small and every penny goes back into our school.

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. It is that time of year to ask for your support by joining the Swampscott Middle School Parent- Teacher Organization (PTO). Your membership fee, along with various fundraising events, allow us to offer a variety of activities to the students and support the school staff. Traditionally the PTO supports the following and more:

Cultural enrichment programs

Teacher appreciation events

Library and classroom supplies

Art, music and gym equipment

Basketball hoops and other outdoor improvements

Water Fill stations

PRIZES

As a special incentive get your dues payment in early and be entered to win a series of prizes. Prizes include:

Gift certificates

Ice cream sundae party for 25

After school enrichment classes

Grand Prize 4 tickets to Boston Broadway’s production of School of Rock!

Winners will be announced each week via email and on our Facebook page.

We are hoping for a 100% participation this year. Remember the $50 dues per family is a suggested donation.

BIG BLUE BARGAINS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Big Blue Bargains Thrift Store, located at the back of SMS,  is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers from each of Swampscott’s five schools. SMS is assigned a week every 5 weeks. SMS needs to provide 2 volunteers during each shift to receive a portion of the profits! Volunteers: adults (parents, grandparents, other relatives), 7th and 8th grade students and SHS students.

Big Blue Bargains Thrift Store (BBB) needs volunteers:

Wednesdays, 8:30 am -10:30 am

Saturdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 or 11 am – 1 pm.

To sign up for any of SMS future dates (Sept 26/29, Oct 31/Nov 3, Dec 12/15, Jan 23/26, Mar 6/9, Apr 10/13, May 22, June 26/29, Aug 7/10):

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409054FABAE22A13-swampscott

Board members are available to train/assist; duties include sorting donations, arranging displays, organizing and clean up. Volunteers receive 50% off merchandise with some exceptions the day they volunteer. Thank you!

Planned Dates for SMS PTO Meetings 2018/2019

(typically held in SMS library)

Sept 18 – 8:30 AM Oct 16- 8:30 AM
Nov 20 – 8:30 AM Dec- skip
Jan 15- 8:30 AM Feb – skip
March 19 – 8:30 AM April 23- 8:30 AM
May 21 – 8:30 AM June- TBA
Fall After School Program Registration
Easy and Fast-Register and pay with a credit card online at:
http://smsafterschool.wufoo.com/forms/asp-registration/There is no fee to pay by credit card, but if you want to pay by cash or check, print the attached registration form and return it to school with your payment. Paper forms are also available in the office.

Registration Form  

Fall 2018 After School Programs

WHERE DO YOUR DUES GO?

PTO Expenditures - Chrome Books, Water Fillers and Gym Scooters

This year we would like to highlight some of the wonderful purchases made with your generous dues donations!

Books Books and more Books.

Last year we raised over $4000 and ALL of it went into our library. Ms. Moltz has purchased a whole set of graphic novels, best sellers, and brand new up to date science books. Ms. Moltz is making the library “a place the “kids want to hang out in.” Stay tuned for an announcement about the new e-readers due to our library soon!

Google Chrome books and carts.

Thanks to your participation in past fund raisers, we have been able to purchase over $10,000 in Chrome Books, iPads, and Chrome Book carts.

Gym Equipment.

30 brand new floor scooters and stand purchased for the Physical Education Department! All purchased by your continued generosity!

Water Filler Stations.

After two years of hard work by SMS teachers, Mr. Andrake and Mrs. Vanderhoof, the school finally has 2 water refill stations installed – these stations are not only environmentally friendly but will also track water consumption at our school.

The PTO is thrilled to be able to fund these amazing purchases for our school, teachers and students.

PTO Expenditures for Teachers and Enrichment:

2016-2017-2018

  • Science – Water Filler Stations
  • Gym – 30 Scooters
  • Art –  Clay Slab Roller/Painted Rock Project
  • Music – Instrument repair/replacement/new stands
  • Robotics – Additional supplies (3D computer software)
  • Museum of Science Traveling Programs
  • Nila Webster – local author and poet
  • Hands on History
  • Improv Boston’s Anti-Bullying Program
  • Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren
  • Math-A-Magic
  • Big Blue Banner and Rug
  • Artist Rob Surette visited all grades

2015-2016

  • Chrome books and Apple iPads for classrooms
  • Museum of Science – 5th grade
  • Dr. Stember presentation-Managing Anxiety
  • YAMA Anti-bullying 6th grade
  • SMS night at the YMCA – 5th/6th and 7th/8th
  • Garden club and Courtyard landscaping
  • Ashley Olafsen – body image speaker 7th and 8th grade girls
  • Kevin Robinson – BMX motivational speaker 7th and 8th grade boys
  • Nila Webster 5th grade poetry 
  • Hands on History 5th grade
  • 8th grade moving on breakfast
  • Ice cream social – incoming 5th grade
  • Teacher supplies, posters, maps
  • Back to school teacher luncheon

SMS Teacher support funded by your PTO

2014-2015

  • Courtyard and front entry landscaping
  • Cork boards, maps, posters, Scholastic magazines
  • Chrome box for TV monitor in front hallway
  • Guidance Counselor and Health teacher aids