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Introducing the Essex Town PTO!

  • The Essex Town Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a nonprofit organization that represents Essex Elementary School, Founders Memorial School and Essex Middle School.

    Our PTO works to foster a sense of community among the three schools through educational events and activities, programs, fundraising efforts, and communication opportunities between parents, students and schools.

    The PTO hosts a number of fun and affordable family events throughout the year, including Lego Night, Bingo, Salon Night, Family Movie Nights, and Ice Skating, just to name a few. We also organize the annual Holiday Luncheon and Staff Appreciation Week to support our outstanding teachers and staff. We look forward to working with you, the children, teachers, and staff this school year.

    We encourage your involvement in our schools. Find out how you can make a difference at EES, FMS and EMS today.

    Meet Your PTO

    Melissa Weston, President
    Kristin Welch, Vice President
    Nicole Fenton, co-Treasurer
    Sarah MacDougall, co-Treasurer
    Liza Cross, Secretary
    Terri Sherry, Essex Elementary Representative
    Elizabeth DeCecco, Essex Elementary Representative
    Heather Sawyer, Essex Elementary Representative
    Maegan Huffstutlar, Founders Memorial Representative
    Cristina Gabrielle, Founders Memorial Representative
    Kate Miklus, Essex Middle School Representative
    Julie French, Essex Middle School Representative
    Colleen Gorun, MySchoolAnywhere Directory Coordinator
    Amanda Salamin, FMS Yearbook Coordinator
    Laura Werner, Box Tops Coordinator
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Get Involved

  • Research has shown that parent involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. There are a variety of ways to get involved in your child’s school. We know that everyone is busy and we appreciate any time that you may have to volunteer in the schools or for a PTO event or program.

    Sign up to Volunteer at a PTO Event at EES, FMS or EMS today.


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  • Fundraising

    The money raised through the annual Fall Fundraiser, Winter Online Auction and various events throughout the year supports a variety of programs at EES, FMS and EMS. Find more Fundraising Information here.

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  • Enrichment Grants

    Each spring the PTO Board receives applications from district staff and educators as well as parent volunteers to fund educational and enrichment programs in our schools.

    Enrichment grant application—available in the spring.

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  • Keep Up-to-Date!

    Join the My School Anywhere Online Directory:

    Here are easy-to-follow directions for creating and/or updating your family profile in our secure, password-protected online directory called My School Anywhere. This is the PTO’s primary contact database! You can find more information for the Online Directory, here.


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