Conant School PTO Newsflash - Week of March 17, 2019

Mrs Auger's 3rd grade class
Coming Up!

Tanglewoods Marionettes Perseus & Medusa 4-6th grades:April 4
Ice Cream Social: April 5
Hello Conant Families,

The 41st Annual ICS fundraiser is less than a month away and we'd like to invite you to an evening of fun games, raffles, face painting and above all Ice Cream!! 

We don't want you to miss the delightful pottery pieces that each of your child along with their class has excitedly thumb printed. These lovingly made keepsakes will be raffled off at the Ice cream social. 

We encourage families to purchase their tickets in advance to shorten those long lines at the admissions. Be in the lookout for an Advanced Ticket Order form in your child's folder in the coming days.  

Winners of the teacher - run games are rewarded with a cake prize and we cannot do it without your cake donations! We request one small/ 4-6"cake per child. Here's the link to sign-up

As always, the Conant PTO counts on your  participation to make the event a grand success and welcome volunteers to sign up here  . We couldn't do it without you! 

Please note that all proceeds from the ICS benefit the PTO run programs and events. The Conant PTO thanks you for your time and support! 

See you at the Ice Cream Social!! 

Beth Ali and Rashmi Muralidhar
ICS Team

"Conant Celebrates" - May 3rd (6 - 8pm) - Conant Cafetaria/Gym

Conant PTO brings you "Conant Celebrates" to celebrate its rich diversity and amazing talent! Join us for an evening of international community building by "traveling" to various countries at the ambassador tables, enjoy refreshments and delight in amazing performances from around the world by our own Conant kids!

If you are interested in coordinating a performance, please use the link below to sign up!


Thank you!
"Conant Celebrates" Team
2018-2019 Parent/Guardian Mini Survey

The Acton-Boxborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (AB SEPAC) is a parent-run organization that provides support and resources for families of students with disabilities, hosts educational speakers and workshops, and shares feedback on special education programs with the district in an effort to improve student outcomes. Please visit our website,, to learn more.

We are asking you to please fill out a brief survey. Your feedback will help us follow up on findings from our 2017 survey and set goals and priorities for the coming year. Your responses are anonymous. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child with an IEP, you will be given the opportunity to fill out the survey for your other child with an IEP or children with IEPs.

The survey will close at midnight on March 18. Thank you for your participation.

Health Office Help

Our Health Office needs some help with Kindergarten screening in May & June, please click on the link if you can help :

Health and Nursing notes

For the 5th and 6th graders, the annual screening for spine health, otherwise known as postural screening, will begin the last week of March. The purpose of this program is to detect early signs of possible spinal problems in children of grades 5 through 9.  This is not a diagnostic service but a program, required by the state, to screen for postural problems prevalent in this age group which may sometimes need medical attention.  This early detection and treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity which can later affect the health and appearance of the child.
If you do not want your child screened at school, please send in or email me a note saying that.  Please send in a copy of a physical exam within the past 12 months as well unless you have already done so.


Heather Makris,  BSN RN NCSN
Luther Conant Elementary School Nurse
(978)264-3329 fax
Resilience is a key skill for children to learn.
Annual Giving Campaign Update

Thank you to the 81 families who have already contributed to our Annual Giving Campaign. So far we have raised $11,305 through the Annual Giving Campaign, $1,479 through matching employer contributions, and $15,041 through various PTO events . Thank you, once again!

We still have a long way to go to reach our goal. You can use this  donation form or use PayPal to donate.

Please provide email addresses with your donations for donation receipt delivery. All the donation receipts have been emailed to the parents who have made donations by 12/20/2018.

Stay Connected!

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