Welcome from the PVMS PTO
The PVMS PTO is a volunteer organization made up of parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and support staff who all are dedicated to the successful education of our children.
The purpose of our organization is to aid the students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs; to promote open communication between the administration, teachers, and parents; as well as to encourage school spirit and pride. The PTO uses its resources, both manpower and monetary, to support our school community.
We encourage you to get involved!
Upcoming PTO Meetings for 2017-2018
All meetings will be held in the PVMS Art Room at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the second Monday of the month.
- May 14, 2018 - POSTPONED
5th Annual Preston Palooza - May 31st
This annual event is THE event of the year! Come on out for games and fun, plus a BBQ Dinner, with our Preston friends and families!
Tickets are $13 per person and only 200 tickets will be sold at the door! Ticket price includes carnival games, bounce house, inflatable slide & obstacle course, dunk tank, bubble soccer, face painting, cakewalk, and more! Tickets also will allow event goers to enjoy each of the following once: BBQ Dinner, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cone, and pony ride.
Volunteers are needed to set up, run events, and clean up!
Volunteers also are needed to make a side dish to accompany the BBQ Dinner as well as cakes for our Cake Walk! Anyone who donates food will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card!
Questions? Please contact Preston Parks and Rec at 860-887-5581x113 or email@example.com!
Please note: Annual Town Meeting to follow at 7:45 p.m. in the PVMS Gym
Field Day - June 13th
PVMS PTO is sponsoring Field Day at Strawberry Park on June 13th with a rain date of June 14th.
Students will be bussed to Strawberry Park in the morning and then be dismissed from Strawberry Park at the end of the day. PreK students will attend for the first half of the day and then return to the school.
Volunteers are needed to help with activities, supervision, and lunch. Please contact the PTO if you can help!
We've Got Spirit Sticks!
New at PVMS... Spirit Sticks for just $1 each!
Kids love them! They attach them to their backpacks to show off their school spirit!
We have many different styles and you can purchase them in the school office!
Save the Planet! Color Cycle!
In partnership with Crayola, we can repurpose used markers and turn them into energy! Send in your unusable markers, dry erase markers, and even highlighters from any brand and place them in our colorful collection bin! Crayola then takes care of the rest by covering shipping to send them to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more! Let's save our planet!
Do you shop on Amazon? Consider signing up for Amazon Smile and have Amazon donate to the PVMS PTO! You shop, the PTO is rewarded! It's a great match!
Just go to smile.amazon.com and search for: Preston Veterans Memorial Pto
Big Hearted Books
If you have BOOKS, CDs, or DVDs in your home that you no longer need, please consider dropping them off in the BOOK BIN located in the front PVMS Parking Lot.
When the bin is full, it is weighed, and we get paid!
Currently, the PTO has decided that all proceeds will go toward sponsoring the 5th Grade Class Trip!
Please support the PVMS 5th Graders!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops can be found on many products. They are worth ten cents for each one redeemed. It may not sound like much, but last year we exceeded our goal and earned $2,380.80... and over the last ten years the PVMS PTO has earned over $18,000 by just mailing in Box Tops! It's that simple!
To help, all you need to do is: (1) cut out Box Tops that have not expired yet (expired Box Tops cannot be submitted and will not count toward student and classroom rewards), (2) be sure the code in the corner and the expiration date is visible, and (3) send them in to the school in an envelope with your student's name, grade, and teacher! Our goal is to raise $2000 in Box Tops this year! (If you don't have a student, just bring them to the school or the Preston Public Library! We'd appreciate your support!)
As an added incentive, the PTO each month presents the top student with a certificate and the top class wins a popsicle party and a certificate to display in the classroom. At the end of the year, the top 3 PVMS student collectors will receive a trophy at the awards assembly for submitting the most Box Tops! Also, students who have brought in 100 or more Box Tops will receive a certificate at the end of the year! Finally, the classroom that has contributed the most Box Tops at the end of the year will receive a certificate also!
So far this year, we have collected:
- September - 2,372 Box Tops!
- October - 1,761 Box Tops!
- November - 1,546 Box Tops!
- December - 1,190 Box Tops!
- January - 1,944 Box Tops!
- February - 1,332 Box Tops!
To learn more about the program or to see which products are participating, please follow the link http://www.boxtops4education.com.
Box tops Newsletter:
- August/September 2017
- October 2017
- November 2017
- December 2017
- January 2018
- February 2018
- March 2018
- April 2018
Are you a Box Tops member? Sign up at www.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school's earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes as well as extra ways for our school to earn more!
Great Lakes Scrip (Gift Cards)
Order and purchase gift cards from the PTO at face value, and the PTO orders those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for the PTO. It’s really that easy!
There are over 700 retailers that participate. To see a current list of retailers and the denominations available, please click the "Complete Retailer List" blue button in the middle of the left side of the page here: Scrip Retailers or click ScripRetailerList.pdf for a list that is dated September 27, 2017.
Orders are due in the school office by noon on Wednesday each week. Gift cards will be received the following Wednesday through Friday (one week turn around).
Paper order forms can be found here: 2017-2018 Scrip Order Form
Have questions? Just e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop & Shop A+ Rewards
Just register your Stop & Shop card with Preston Veterans Memorial School and the PTO will receive money every time you shop! Simple earnings for the school while you buy the things you need! Easy!
To learn more about the program, follow the link below. If your card is registered already, there is no need to re-register!
2015-2016 Meeting Minutes
2016-2017 Meeting Minutes
Want to stay on top of the latest PTO happenings? Join our Remind App! We'll send you e-mail or text message reminders that will keep you up to date! Just follow this link and sign up! PVMS PTO Remind App