Conant School PTO Newsflash - Week of September 16, 2018

Go Kindergartners!!
Coming Up!
  • No School Yom Kippur :  September 19
  • Breakfast with Families:  September 21*( 7.50 -8.50am; General Assembly PTO Meeting 9am) 
  • K-3 Back to school night:  September 24, 7-8 pm
  • 4-6 Back to school night:  September 25,  7-8 pm
  • PTO Team Leaders Meeting: September 27* 7.30pm Conant Library
  • Picture Day: September 28
  • * - Dates may change
SOS from our PTO Board
We are writing to you on behalf of the Conant PTO to inform you of an urgent need to fill the position of Craft Fair Coordinator(s). The Craft Fair is our school's largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $10,000 a year for our school. Our Conant Artisan and Craft Fair is on Sunday 21st October.
Our fair is considered one of the best fairs in the area, drawing 80­90 talented artists and craftspeople from all over New England. Also, over 100 teachers and parents volunteer their time and talents to making the fair a success, and we are always extremely proud and humbled by the support of our school community.
Responsibilities of coordinating the Craft Fair include: Organizing and communicating with approximately 90 vendors
Being available the day of the fair to make sure everything runs smoothly (which it will!)
Ideally, this job should be run by a "team", with 3 or more chairs and a small committee, making the decisions and sharing the workload. 
Please consider stepping into this important role for our school, our teachers, and our children. Time is of the essence. Craftspeople and artists are already booked for our fair. Most of the heavy work has been done, we just need help with coordinating the fair in the incoming weeks and on the day. You will be fully supported by the PTO board. 
If this position is not filled, the craft fair will not continue. Please contact the PTO at, if you are interested in learning more.
PTO Calander 2018-2019
Copy Team - Volunteers Needed!
The Copy Team is looking for volunteers to help with copying material for teachers on a weekly basis. This is very helpful to the teachers and saves them from using their prep time to make copies. If you can spare an hour or two, once a week, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Please contact Rashmi Muralidhar at with all the days and times that would work for you. 
District Family Learning Series 
Breakfast With Families!
Introducing ..... 

We would like to introduce our new President and PTO Executive Board for this year, Sonal Goel, is our new President and the Board will be made up of Kristin Kenny Koh, Lin Zhang, Rashmi Muralidar, Debby Lee and Jane Archer. This is YOUR PTO, there is no joining fee, no voting on, we love to meet our families & hear your opinions. We have a good attendance at our meetings and would love this to continue this year. Our first PTO meeting is after Breakfast with Families, Friday 21st September, everyone is welcome!

We need you!!!

Our PTO went through a big change last year, as a lot of our team leaders graduated onto Jr High with their kids. So this leaves us with a great opportunity to bring on welcome some new volunteers for various positions. For more information please contact Sonal,
  • Vice President -  move on to be President next year. 
  • Secretary - needs to attend all the PTO meetings, mostly held during the day. 
  • Conant Artisan and Craft Fair - Need 2 people to oversee the fair this October. 
  • Hospitality - 1 person to help the current team. 
  • Facebook Page - 1 person to take over posting school updates, photos etc. 
  • Ice Cream Social - 2 people to shadow this years team leaders and take over next year.

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