Welcome to the Stratton PTO web page!
- June 1: 1st Annual Stratton Pride-a-thon DEADLINE!
- June 4: 5th Grade Stratton Campus Clean-up (sign up below)
- June 7: Stratton Little Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- June 13: Incoming Kindergarten 1st Summer Meetup 10:00am at the Stratton playground
- June 20: Father's Day
- June 24: Last day of school
- June 25: Kindergarten Screening
STRATTON 1st ANNUAL PRIDE-A-THON DEADLINE
STRATTON 1st ANNUAL PRIDE-A-THON: WE'RE ALMOST THERE!
Thank you Stratton Community! We still have ONE DAY left, and we HAVE already EXCEEDED our $8,000 GOAL! Your kids have done an extraordinary job, and so have you! If your student is still working to meet a Pride-a-Thon goal ... KEEP GOING!
Every single dollar to the PTO helps support field trips, author visits, library books, teacher grants, Stratton community events, and so much more.
When it comes to the winning class, the race is still on! 2021 CLASS LEADERBOARD
- CONGRATS TO OUR STUDENTS ... for all their hard work; their creativity and dedication; and their PRIDE
- THANK YOU TO OUR ADULTS ... for helping your students to be so successful; for making personal donations; and for engaging your family and friends who have generously supported Stratton
1st PLACE TIE: Ms. Hanley's Kindergarten & Ms. Roy's RA First Grade2nd PLACE: Ms. Meller's 3rd GradeThe class with the highest student participation wins: bragging rights; a class trophy; an original Bren Batalan to display in their classroom; and DOUBLE RECESS. Thank you for showing your P.R.I.D.E.
HELP CARE FOR OUR RAISED BEDS
We had a fantastic day gardening recently with Megan from Wright Locke Farm! If you haven't had a chance to see the raised beds, come check them out. There are herb, kale, and lettuce seedlings, husk cherrries and calendula seedlings, and plenty of seeds went in to grow peas, beans, herbs, various pollinator flowers, and more. The kids also introduced some earthworms to their new homes in the raised beds.
So far we've been getting plenty of sunshine, but we also need to water the gardens to help these plants thrive. We're looking for families to sign up for a week to help water the gardens. During your week, a water key will be passed along to you be able to turn the water on/off at a nearby spigot. Depending on weather, each family will likely come out to water the gardens anywhere between 4-6 times during the week. It's pretty quick, maybe 10 minutes of watering. Families are welcome to harvest during their week, although likely not until mid-June for many things, but a few clips of herbs and lettuces will be available sooner.
Please visit https://jeffsugarman.wixsite.com/website/our-garden for weekly updates on how the gardens are doing, what's growing, how the plants are tasting, and more! Thanks to Jeff Sugarman for creating the Stratton Green Team garden website.
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!
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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
|5TH GRADE END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES AND NOTICES
As we head into June a few notes on end of year activities for the 5th Graders!
There are a few more weeks to participate in 5th Grade Community Service events! See below for sign up links.
5th Grade Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt is coming! Scavenger Hunt packets will be distributed to 5th graders the week of June 10th.
Keep an eye out in mid-June for the Memory wall on the Pheasant St. fence.
5th Grade Memory books will be available in a few weeks!
We are waiting on further details from Mr. Hanna on Recognition Ceremony details for each class.
SHOP AND EARN FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
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.