Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thank you, Football, Medals and More!!

Thank you to everyone who made our lawn party a success.  Even with the rain, a great time was had by everyone and we raised a lot of money to support our school.

Books and Beyond Medal Ceremonies
Friday, June 8, 2018
JA Gymnasium
Parents/ Guardians are welcome to attend

Kindergarten & Grade 1
8:30 AM

Grades 2, 3 & D1
9:30 AM

Grades 4, 5 & D2
10:30 AM

End of the year call for Box Tops!!  Send them in before summer break!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

All of our fun will be on schedule Sat. 
See you all and pass this on to your friends😁

Monday, May 7, 2018

Lawn Party is coming!!

It's Lawn Party Time!!

In order to make this year’s Lawn Party an outstanding success, we need volunteers like you to help us! Again this year we are offering exciting incentives for adults and students.

  • Every adult volunteer will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win dinner and a movie for 2!!
  • The classroom in each grade with the most volunteers will win a Popsicle party for the entire class!!

Time slots available include
  • 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM 
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM (Clean Up)
Due to the amount of work involved in organizing this event we are not able to contact each volunteer individually unless there is a question or change regarding your elected shift. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your elected shift to help ensure a smooth transition between shifts.   Please email to sign up!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy May!!

Happy May!

We are in the home stretch of the school year and WOW is it busy!!

We are in the middle of Teacher Appreciation week!  If you forgot to send in money to support the PTO's efforts it is not too late.  Feel free to put cash or a check made payable to JA PTO in an envelope labeled "Teacher Appreciation Week" and send it to school with your child.  

Books & Beyond

The Books and Beyond deadline is tomorrow, May 3rd to be eligible to earn a Medal.  Medals will be distributed at our Books and beyond Ceremony on June 8th. 

PTO Elections

The PTO Executive team is happy to welcome Kathy Fink to our team!  Kathy was elected last night as a Co-Volunteer Coordinator working with Michelle Alker.  Other elections included Helena Prentiss & Kiera Ciccone moving to Co-Vice Presidents and Tara DiBona being re-elected to Secretary.  We still have room for 3 more people on our Executive Team.  If you are interested in joining us or finding out more information please email

JA is excited to welcome author Jerry Pallotta on June 6th.  Jerry is best known for his "Who would win" books along with over 30 nonfiction alphabet titles.  Order forms for books were sent home last week and are due no later than Monday, May 7th for them to be autographed and brought to school the day of his visit.   

Lawn Party Volunteers needed

Lawn party is always our biggest and best fundraiser at JA but would not be possible without your help!  

Available shifts include 
8:00 - 10:00 (Set up)/ 10:00 - 12:00/ 12:00 - 2:00 /  
2:00 - 4:00 / 3:00 - 4:00 (Clean up)

Please return the form that was sent home last week or email Lori Keller at to sign up

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 9th - Mother-Daughter Tea - Grades K-2 - 3:00pm
May 12 - Lawn Party - 10:00 - 3:00
May 18th - Father-Son Flag Football Night - 6:00- 8:00 PM
May 31st - 5th Grade Survivor Day
June 6th - Author Visit - Jerry Pallotta
June 6th - Cabaret Café - 6:30 pm
June 8th - Books and Beyond Ceremony
June 8th - JA Night at Roll on - End of year party - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
June 13th - Spring Chorus & Band Concert - 6:30 PM
June 19th  - 5th Grade BBQ
June 21 - 5th Grade Graduation

Make sure you are following us on Facebook for the most up to date information.JA PTO on Facebook

Monday, April 30, 2018

Board Openings!!

 This year we have five board members retiring from JA PTO.  They have been a tremendous help to our school and we are sad to see them go.  We are also excited to meet new parents interested in helping out their children’s school!  

The executive board is made up of 6 primary positions; there are currently openings in every position except treasurer.  Each position is shared by two people, helping to spread out the work load.  

The following is a brief explanation of the tasks of each position.

  • The President shall preside over all meetings of the PTO and Executive Board. 
  • The President shall prepare agendas for all public and board meetings.
  • The President shall coordinate the work of the PTO Officers and Committees to ensure that all responsibilities are met.
  • The President shall meet with the Principal to coordinate joint efforts throughout the school year. The President also delegates responsibilities as necessary.

  • The Vice President shall act as an aide to the President and take all such action under the direction of the President.
  • The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President.
  • The Vice President shall help the President effectively delegate responsibilities as necessary.

Recording Secretary
  • The Recording Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all meetings of the general membership and the Executive Board and shall provide minutes via email to the officers and board members.
  • The Recording Secretary shall keep approved PTO minutes in a file.
  • The Recording Secretary shall assist the Corresponding Secretary as needed.

Corresponding Secretary
  • The Corresponding Secretary shall assume responsibility for the creation and distribution of any and all PTO correspondence including, but not limited to, monthly calendars for PTO bulletin board, announcements, facebook and blog posts and thank you notes.
  • Thank you notes shall be distributed in a timely manner from when the event took place. In most cases, one month after the event will serve as a benchmark.
  • The Corresponding Secretary shall act as the Recording Secretary in the absence of the Recording Secretary.

Volunteer Coordinator
  • The Volunteer Coordinator shall organize volunteers for various events.
  • He/She is responsible for maintaining the volunteer database throughout the school year.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator shall interface with Chairs of various events as needed.

  • The Historian shall take pictures of all PTO events to record for facebook, website and/or school yearbook.
  • He/She shall serve as historian and maintain a record of the school’s acknowledgments, community publications, and noteworthy accomplishments.
  • The Historian shall serve as a liaison between the school and district with regard to publicizing school events.
  • The Historian shall be responsible for the creation of photobook/scrapbook annually to be kept on file at school.

Elections take place tomorrow, May 1st at 7:00 PM.  Please forward this to anyone you think may be intrested and we hope to see you there!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

Please note a few changes to the flyer that went out earlier this week.

Due to the half day Wednesday, we will be handing out Potted plants that day.

Thursday will be the day we celebrate with a chocolate fountain, fruit and other fun things to dip!

We need volunteers on the following days:

 Tues 5/1 -7:15am – 8:45am:  Set up, clean up breakfast (2 volunteers needed)

Thur 5/3 - 10:15am – 2:00pm: set up, replenish Chocolate fountain as needed & clean up (2-4 volunteers needed)

Fri 5/4- 10:00am – 2:00pm: set up, replenish, clean up staff luncheon (2-4 volunteers needed)

Other Ways to Help:

Monetary Donations via cash or check, payable to JA PTO to assist in offsetting the cost of the week.

Donation of Baked Goods for Friday’s luncheon. (Please drop off at the school office no later than 10:00am Friday, May 4)

Please email us at with any questions or to volunteer.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Welcome Back from Vacation

Welcome Back from April Vacation.

Here are a few reminders to start the week off right!!

Don't forget your " What I love about JA cards" in preparation for Teacher Appreciation Week.

The 4th grade is still selling "JA stands for Joachim" Bracelets for $1.00 each.  

Mother Daughter Zumba is from 5:30 - 6:30 this Friday for grades 3-5.  (Note the time change)

The citywide music concert to benefit Joachim is this Friday at 7:00 PM at the high school.

You have until April 30th to get your Community bag from Hannaford's at Twin City Plaza.

We are still collecting items for Lawn Party for our Pot Luck Raffle. Any new or gently used items can be dropped off on the stage.

The next public PTO meeting with elections is Next Tuesday, May 1st.

Next Wednesday, May 2nd is a half day.

May 3rd is the Last day to turn in Books and Beyond sheets.

Lawn Party is May 12th.  We hope to see you all there!!

On 61 days till Summer Vacation!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Throughout the whole month of April

Before you get the groceries...
Get the bags!

ONLY at Hannaford
At 927 Merriam Ave (Twin City Plaza)

Either shop at this location 
Or pick up the bags and use 
them at your own store

Monday, April 2, 2018

Summer Camp Fair
Join us this Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm
to see what your community has to offer
your kids this summer.
We have LOTS of local camps and programs
together to answer questions and hand
out information to keep your kids busy and having FUN!

Come with your friends who have kids at other 
Leominster Elementary Schools,

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday 3/19 we will be taking 
Yankee Candle Orders!
Don’t miss out on the great 
Candle and gift catalog.

Just a quick reminder about the 
Book Fair which starts tomorrow. 
Check to see what day your 
child’s class is going!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018





Tomorrow 3/15 is the last day to 
bring in your form for your tickets. 
Hopefully you can all enjoy this amazing movie 
with our JA community and your friends and family!

Click here for the Wrinkle In Time Ticket Form

Monday, March 12, 2018

(tickets can NOT be purchased at the door)

JA private screening of 
Wrinkle in Time at Cinema World
this Saturday, March 17th.
Spend some time at the movies with family and friends!

Last Chance to get your Yankee Candle orders in! 
Friday, March 16th is your last day to send in your 
orders for Spring scents, Mother's Day gifts, and much more...

TODAY thru 3/31 TRIPLE your donations from AmazonSmile!
Make all of your Amazon purchases help support our school.
Amazon will donate to us every time you shop.

Follow the link below to sign your current Amazon
account to link all of your purchases to AmazonSmile
so they will give back to our school!

Monday, March 5, 2018

March Madness!!

Welcome to the first full week of March!!

Our Chorus did a great job representing us at the Worcester Railers Game Saturday night!!  Thanks to everyone who came out for a fun night!!

If you did not get your Yankee Candle order packet please email us at

Wednesday, March 7th is a half day!!

Thursday, March 8th is a JA Day at Pizzeria Uno's!!

Friday, March 9th is a Mother-Son Bingo for
Kindergarten - Grade 2!!

Time is running out for Books and Beyond

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March 2018!

We sure do have a lot to keep you busy in March!!

Thursday, March 1st - City Wide Art Show Opens
See art for JA students along with students around the district showcased at City Hall.

Opening Reception is 6:00 - 7:30 on March 1 and art can be viewed on weekdays until March 6th from 9:00am - 4:00 PM at Leominster City Hall

March 2- 16 - Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Back by popular demand, the PTO kicks off our Spring Yankee candle fundraiser.  Stock up for Mothers day, Easter and all your home needs with this catalog.  All orders are due by March 16th and checks should be made payable to JA PTO

March 3rd - Worcester Railers
JA Nigth at the Worcester Railers.  Chorus is excited to Sing God Bless America and the kids will be high fiving players as they take the ice!

March 6th 7:00 PM - PTO Meeting
Join us for the March PTO Meeting featuring a presentation related to the use of Google Drive in our school by our amazing 4th Graders.  You will also learn about what is planned for the spring and the rest of the school year.  Don't be shy... Bring a friend with you!!

March 7th - Half day of School!!

March 8th - JA Day at Pizzeria Uno's

Through BNI Voices, 20% of your check, both eat in and take out will be donated back to Johnny Appleseed!  Grab some friends and head on down for dinner !!

Make sure you bring this flyer either electronically or on paper.

 March 9th - Mother Son Bingo

What's more fun than Mother Son Bingo?  A favorite of the Kindergarten - 2nd-grade boys, this JA tradition is a fun night not to be missed.

March17th - 9:30 AM - Private Screening of 
A Wrinkle in Time

The PTO has arranged for a private screening of Disney's sure-fire hit A Wrinkle in Time at Cinema World in Fitchburg.  Tickets must be purchased by March 14th by completing the form that was sent home.  All tickets are $6.oo and you are encouraged to bring family and friends to this fun event.

Check out the event on Facebook.
Download the ticket form here.

March 23rd - 6:00PM - Mother Son Basketball

Lace up those sneakers moms.. this could be your year!!  Grade 3-5 boys face off against their moms in the most heated showdown of the year.  

Coming in April

April 3rd - PTO Meeting & Summer Camp Fair
April 6th - Father Daughter Dance