Activities and Volunteering

PTO Monthly Meetings: Come to our monthly meeting from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We realize everyone has hectic schedules and welcome you whenever you are available.

General PTO help: The PTO is always looking for occasional daytime or evening help for mailings (at school or at home), set-up or breakdown for an event, representing the PTO at an event, etc. We will contact you when help is needed and if you are available great and if not, we will contact you next time.

8th Grade Open House Committee: This is a school run event held in October for incoming/prospective freshman. A few PTO members represent the PTO by passing out information to parents and families and answering any questions they may have based on our current experiences. Volunteers needed on October 18.

Fundraising efforts to support school needs: The PTO supports requests from teachers, administrators and student clubs, as possible. In the past, the PTO purchased the Naviance software for the Guidance Department, contributed to t-shirts for every student for Spirit Week and to individual teacher/staff requests for books, supplies, equipment, and special projects.

Trivia Night/Committee – February 3, 2018: This is a fun, social, adult evening to raise funds directly for PTO activities, including the “Up All Night Party” for juniors after the prom. It is held off site for parents, friends, and people from our community. Tickets are sold and include trivia questions throughout the night with a prize given to the winning table, great raffle prizes, and lots of fun in a casual setting. This is our only fundraiser other than the Pledge Drive and requires lots of volunteers from the PTO. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, advertising, soliciting items for raffles and baskets, ticket sales, donations for baked goods from families, and setup or clean up. Want to contribute? Donations (raffle items, wine bottles, baked goods) or volunteering some time are welcomed. Please contact Geeta Jain, gjain@comcast.net or Celia Lee, celialee327@gmail.com.

Prom Dress Shop/Committee – February/March: The expense of going to semi-formals and proms can be costly. The PTO committee provides gently-used (and new) dresses available to students for the Freshman and Sophomore Semi-Formal, Junior Prom and Senior Prom at no cost. The committee reaches out to current and past students for dresses they wore and no longer want and also local dress shops for new dresses. Dates are scheduled after school and a few evenings as needed for students to try on with volunteers help. We need coordinators for the Prom Dress Shop this year. If you are interested please contact Celia or Julie.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast/Committee – March 21, 2018: The PTO sponsors a breakfast on site for all teachers and staff of the high school and vocational school from 7:00-10:30 AM at the school to say “Thank you” for all they do. Volunteers are needed to help with coordinating event, including donations for breakfast foods, baked goods, fruits, beverages, etc., volunteers for set-up the night before, early morning the day of the event, during event, and for cleanup.

11th Grade “Junior Up all Night Party”/Committee – May 11, 2018: Parents from all grades are needed to help with this event. The PTO holds an “Up all Night Party” for all junior students with or without prom dates and even if they didn’t attend the prom. It is held after the Junior Prom, from 11:30 p.m. (doors open) to 5 a.m. at the Gantcher Center at Tufts University and includes all free food throughout the night, a DJ, hypnotist, obstacle courses and games, movies, spray tattoo artist, caricature artist, and lots more. Volunteers needed to coordinate vendors and artists, equipment needs, donations for food from local vendors and restaurants, people to set-up (starting at 10:00pm), food pick-up/drop-off, chaperones during event (in shifts), and clean-up in the early morning.

Senior Scholarships/Committee – May: The PTO sponsors two $500 scholarships for seniors, awarded at the Senior Scholarship Night. A few members of the committee are needed to read the essays submitted and meet to discuss and choose the essays winners. All essays are numbered to keep names confidential.

Slush Day – June: The PTO provides slush to all 9, 10, and 11th grade MHS and MVTHS students on the last full day of school in June as a year-end treat. Slush and supplies will be delivered directly to the school. Volunteers are needed to scoop slush on site at the school in the morning for one, two or three hours –whatever fits your schedule. Always a fun day and students appreciate the treat.

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