Welcome to the Stratton PTO web page!







  • May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6: Start customizing your Pride-A-Thon fundraising pages (more details below)
  • May 10: May PTO Meeting
  • May 10-24: 1st Annual Stratton Pride-a-thon (more details below)
  • May 19, 2p - 4p: Raised Bed Garden Planting at Stratton





All Stratton students are invited to participate by choosing an activity to demonstrate their Stratton PRIDE, setting a goal, and asking their friends and family (with your help + a personalized fundraising webpage) to support their school community as they strive to reach it.


The Pride-a-Thon launches Monday with a special treat for all students (in backpacks or via Remote Academy materials pick up). But, you can start customizing and sending out your students' fundraising pages to friends and family today (Thursday, 5/6).


Just follow the Pride-a-Thon How-To document by clicking on: Pride-A-Thon How-To



Step 1: Each participating student chooses an activity and sets a goal. 
Step 2: Access your student's fundraising webpage template and personalize using our How-To Guide. Make sure your family has an active Membership Toolkit user account. If you don't, just create an account at the PTO homepage: strattonpto.org

Step 3: Through May 24, share your student's fundraising page. Encourage friends and family to show their support as your student works to reach their goal.  
Step 4: People donate to the Stratton PTO in honor of your students' efforts and in support of our school. 
Activity Ideas: It's up to you and your student(s)! 

  • baking cookies for neighbors
  • pushing myself to ride my bike for 10 miles in one shot
  • babysitting my sister every day for 30 minutes for two weeks, for free
  • picking up litter
  • giving up Roblox for one week
  • making cards for people in the nursing home
  • doing 100 cartwheels in a row

Initiatives like the Pride-A-Thon support the PTO's work to deliver great enrichment ... like the artist Bren Bataclan, who started his residency this week to paint a mural on our blacktop storage container. In fact, the class with the highest student participation % will win the honor of displaying a Bren Bataclan original in their classroom (and double recess!). 


Questions? Contact Barrie Tysko, bltysko@gmail.com / 617-448-4478. 


 MONDAY, May 10 at 7:30pm 

Our last meeting of the year, please join us as we vote in our 2021-22 PTO Board, brainstorm new ideas, and vote on a by-law amendment. 

2021-22 Stratton PTO Board Nominations:

Jen Wight:  Co-President
Kim Van Winkle: Co-President  
Tim Shabarekh: Treasurer  
Carisa Klemeyer:  Enrichment  
Chris Owens: Enrichment
Barrie Tysko: Secretary
Kelly Mountain: Fundraising
Currently Open: Fundraising with Auction Focus
Courtney Sundell: Events
Patty Campbell: Communications


Wednesday, May 19, 2p - 4p: Raised Bed Garden Planting at Stratton
Interested in getting your hands dirty and working in the raised bed gardens while learning about soil and what healthy gardens need to thrive? Come join a Wright Locke Farm Educator as she guides students in examining the soil and help with planting various flora that can be enjoyed throughout the spring and summer. 


Announcing a new partnership with
HomeWorks Energy and the Stratton PTO 


For each home that registers through our Stratton link and completes a home energy assessment

HomeWorks Energy will donate $50 to the Stratton PTO! 


Get more information about the MassSave program, learn what to expect from your home energy audit, and schedule at: 



For each 25 completed assessments to PTO will earn an additional $250! 



Need more PRIDE?


We have limited quantities of our grade level pride shirts. Ordered shirts will be sent home in backpacks or dropped off for remote students. Order here: https://strattonpto.membershiptoolkit.com/store 




Annual Drive - Donate HERE

Every Stratton family is experiencing changes right now. If you can financially donate to help fund future PTO events - thank you. If you can donate time – thank you. If you can only send ideas and positive vibes – we need those too!


Paypal donations of any amount can be made at the link above, or by sending in a check payable to the ‘Stratton PTO’ with your student. The PTO is a 501(3)(c) non-profit.


Don't forget to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program! 

Contact andrea.haas@strattonpto.org with matching gift questions. 



To join the PTO email list, add their email here: http://eepurl.com/gJGTF5



When shopping, please consider designating "M. Norcross Stratton School PTO" as your charitable organization. Through the AmazonSmile program, .5% of your qualified purchases will be sent to the Stratton PTO!
***NEW*** You can now designate the Stratton PTO as your charity through the Amazon app! Just open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on screen instructions to turn on Amazon smile on your phone.