• 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. A few examples of programs that have been funded in recent years:

    • Summer Reading Programs
    • Tower Growing Garden & Greenhouse Improvements
    • Family Math Event
    • Fine Arts Night
    • Family Reading Events
    • Visiting Authors
    • Buddy Benches at EES & FMS
    • Printmaking Press
    • Farm2School
    • STEM Night Events
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • After School Program Scholarships
    • Jr. Iron Chef teams and more!


    New Fall Fundraiser for 2018!


    The Essex Town PTO is rolling out a new fall fundraiser, FunRun18! This fundraiser will take place during the school day, allowing all our students to participate. We look forward to promoting fitness and goal setting with this new community based fund raiser!

    Fun Run Dates:

    Essex Elementary School on Friday, October 12
    Founders Memorial School on Friday, September 28
    Essex Middle School on Friday, October 5

    The day of the Fun Run, each students will receive a free t-shirt to wear during the event. Volunteers are needed to help mark laps, keep kids hydrated, etc. Please email us at if you are interested in helping on one of the dates.

    Thank you for helping to make this event a FUN run for our students, and a successful fundraiser for our Essex Town Schools family!



    Winter Online Auction will take place again late January to early February 2019.

    Our third annual Winter Online Auction will take place again in 2019.  Last year we had nearly 100 items donated to the auction! From gift cards to cakes to admission to local venues and more, there was truly something for everyone. 

    Click here to view the 2018 poster and see some of our donors: Online Winter Auction Poster

    Winter Online Auction


      Box Tops for Education

    All schools are now collecting Box Tops!  You can find drop off bins in each school. Please make sure box tops are not expired and that they are not Labels for Education.