Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Students with negative lunch account balances will not be served a school lunch, according to the current Wellesley Public Schools’ policy. This has prompted certain members of Parent Teacher Organizations in Wellesley to bring food to schools for these students. Wellesley Patch reported today that this practice will likely have to stop due to Health Department regulations. But should the schools have instituted the policy in the first place, or is the system right to refuse lunches to children whose families have not paid off their debt?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The PTO-run annual western-themed event collects money for town schools.
The clear blue sky is overhead, the dusty earth underfoot, and banjos play in the background. Except for the dozens of parents and children, this sounds like the setting of a John Wayne movie, but is actually the view (from the pitcher's mound) of the 18th annual Rodeo Round-Up at Joseph E. Fiske Elementary School. The event raises money for the Fiske Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), who use that money for things ranging from field trips and classroom technology to needed classroom technology. This year's goal was $15,000. "Some years we get more than that," Jennifer Madden, co-chair for the Round-Up explained, "We set the bar lower because of the economy." Madden was optimistic that the goal would be met or exceeded, because of the …
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Proceeds Will Help PTO Fund Enrichment Programs
It had drizzled all morning but now, just after noon, it was downpouring, and Hardy Beach Party co-director Mary Vytheswaran feared the elementary school's grounds, transformed into a bona fide carnival, would empty. "I expected the whole herd to run home," she said, after the event concluded, "but no one left." Though beach weather never arrived, the rain did subside, and about 500 revelers enjoyed a damp day at Hardy Elementary School's second annual beach party. Attractions included a treasure hunt, obstacle course, go carts, dunk tank, pirate ship and face painting. Vytheswaran's organizational partner, Chrissy Youngren, said the event's profit likely will be less than last year's $16,000, once final figures are tabulated, but still …