VIRTUAL MEETING LINK
Join us VIRTUALLY with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/kvz-ytdy-wnd - You can also call in with the old-fashioned telephone. Call (US): 321-586-0676 and Use PIN: 304 090 154#
If you feel you would like to volunteer and contribute to making our school even better, please don't hesitate get in touch.
Email us at PTO@lymeschool.org.
SUPPORT your PTO!
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION
Our Parent-Teacher Organization's goal is to enrich the school community. We are currently using a project-based model for PTO involvement. Volunteers work in small teams, reporting to the PTO leadership for guidance and help.
Chair: Sara Vargo
Treasurer: Trisha Gautreau
Secretary: Brigette Cameron
Parents and teachers who would like to help with annual events, programs, and fundraisers are encouraged to send us an email to find out more. Meetings take place monthly on the secondTuesday of the month (sometimes shifts due to the school or town meeting schedule).
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY THROUGH ENGAGED INVOLVEMENT AND TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS THAT ENRICH THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN A WAY THAT REMAINS FUN AND SUSTAINABLE FOR ALL INVOLVED.
Meeting Dates for 2022-2023
Generally, the second Tuesdays of the month at 7pm, but check the school calendar for the latest.
SEPTEMBER: Tuesday September 13th at 7 pm
OCTOBER: Tuesday October 11th at 7 pm
NOVEMBER: Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm
DECEMBER: Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm
JANUARY: Tuesday, January 10th at 7pm
FEBRUARY: Tuesday, February 14th at 7pm
MARCH: Tuesday, March 14th at 7pm
APRIL: Tuesday, April 11th at 7pm
MAY: Tuesday, May 9th at 7pm
JUNE: Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm
Past Meeting Minutes
Next Meeting Agenda (folder)
Next Meeting Agenda (folder)
By-Laws (adopted August 29, 2019)
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
The School Directory (August-September-October).
The Artist-in-Residence Program — The PTO arranges for an artist (either visual, musical, or movement) to visit and work with students of all grades, K-8. This hands-on program brings expertise from sources outside the school to engage all of our students.
Box Tops for Education - Support the PTO every time you shop. Scan your receipts with the Box Tops App. You can still turn in unexpired clipped box tops.
Amazon Smile - If you shop at Amazon, please use Amazon Smile, selecting LSPA (Lyme School Partnership Association) as your charity of choice. .5% of the sales go to the charity and this will support the PTO. How to do it? Simple, visit our Lyme School Partnership Association Unique Charity Link:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-3088728 - you must always CHECK OUT from smile.amazon.com though (that can be hard to remember!) even if you have us selected. Give it a try!
Lyme School Garden - Installed in Spring 2022, the Lyme School now has 3 raised garden beds on the playground. Check out the link for more information.
First Day Welcome Boo-Hoo Woo-Hoo Breakfast (August-First Day of School) — breakfast specifically geared to Kinder parents, but all are welcome to join in first day jitters and joys.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunches (December and March) — parent-volunteers sign up to make a crockpot soup/chili, sandwich or dessert tray for the teachers during conference week (when teachers meet with parents).
Giving Tree (December) — Lyme School families provide gifts for those in need by selecting a snowflake from the giving tree located in the school lobby, purchase the item(s) on the snowflake and return the gifts to school.
Back to School Swap and Shop - Held conjunction with the CCL Back to School Potluck. The PTO organized a used children's clothing pay-what-you-wish sale.
LymeFest (September) - A music festival featuring local Lyme musicians of all ages. An opportunity to hear local talent and support the Lyme School's Artist in Residence Program.
Pumpkin Festival - held on the last Saturday in October. Costume parade, pumpkin contest, baked goodies from Lyme Nursery School. It's an annual Fall tradition in Lyme.
Holiday Shop (December) - A fun way for Lyme kids to do their holiday shopping. The shop is part of CCL's Jingle and Mingle celebration. Donated items are sold at kid friendly prices and local volunteers help with gift wrapping.
Trivia Night (January or February) — A fundraiser for the Artist-in-Residence Program and also a forum for the classes to auction items in order to raise funds to offset the cost of each grade’s trip to Washington DC, when they reach 8th grade. http://www.lymeschool.org/page/trivia-night.
Barn Dance (June)— an end of year school celebration with music (contradance/caller) and a pie auction, open to the Lyme community. We are looking for a three more people to serve on the committee and are open to having not just contradance but perhaps a DJ or other fun music that the kids that don't like contradance could enjoy.