*Volunteering Update *

  • *Given the current COVID-19 environment, the Essex Westford School District is not accepting volunteer registrations at this time. 

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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

    Kristin Welch, President
    Melissa Weston, Past-President
    Geetha Ganesan, Vice-President
    Donald Van Nostrand, Treasurer
    Maegen Huffstutlar, Secretary
    Terri Sherry, Essex Elementary Representative
    Open Position, Essex Elementary Representative
    Liza Cross, Founders Memorial Representative
    Open Position, Founders Memorial Representative
    Kate Miklus, Essex Middle School Representative
    Open Position, Essex Middle School Representative
    Andrea Hossley, Directory Coordinator
    Amanda Salamin, FMS Yearbook Coordinator
    Sarah MacDougal, Box Tops Coordinator
    Nicole Fenton, Fun Run Lead Coordinator
    Elizabeth DeCecco, Lead Volunteer
    Contact info: PTO@EWSD.org

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.  Or email us!  PTO@ewsd.org


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  • Fundraising

    The money raised through the annual Fall Fundraiser and various events throughout the year supports a variety of programs and grants 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 Membership Toolkit Online Directory:

    We've provided easy-to-follow directions for creating and/or updating your family profile in our secure, password-protected online directory called Membership Toolkit. This is the PTO’s primary contact database! You can find more information for the Online Directory, here.


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