PTO meetings are held monthly in the Medford High School Library (unless otherwise noted) at 7:00 PM and all parents/guardians are invited. The meeting starts off with a staff member addressing a topic of interest. The meeting continues with general PTO business and ends at 8:30.
Donations of any size are welcome. Venmo@MHSMVTHSPTO
The meetings will be held in person, but will also be on Zoom (tinyurl.com/medfordptozoom).
Meeting dates for the 2023-2024 school year will take place:
|Date||Meeting Materials (Meeting and Treasurer's Report)|
|September 12, 2023||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|October 3, 2023||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|November 7, 2023||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|December 5, 2023||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|January 9, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|February 6, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|March 5, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|April 2, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|May 7, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
|June 4, 2024||Meeting Report and Treasurer's Report|
General PTO Help: The PTO is always looking for occasional daytime or evening help to do at home or at an event. Fill out the attached volunteer form to indicate your interest.
Fundraising Efforts to Support School Needs: The PTO supports requests from teachers, administrators and student clubs. In the past, the PTO purchased the water bottle fillers/drinking fountains for the school, and granted individual teacher/staff requests for books, supplies, equipment, and special projects.
Trivia Night/Committee – This is a fun, social, adult evening to raise funds directly for PTO activities. It is held off site for people from our community. Tickets are $25/person. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, advertising, soliciting items for raffles and baskets, donations for baked goods from families, and setup or clean up.
Prom Dress Shop/Committee – February/May: The PTO committee provides new and gently-used dresses available to students for semi formals and proms at no cost. The committee accepts donations from community and local dress shops. Private appointments are arranged with students to try on dresses.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast/Committee – The PTO usually sponsors a breakfast on site in May for all teachers and staff of the high school and technical school from 7:00-10:30 AM at the school to say “Thank you” for all they do. Volunteers are needed to help with coordinating event, including donations of food and drink, set-up, clean up, and helping during event.
11th Grade “Junior Up all Night Party”/Committee – In the past, the PTO holds an “Up all Night Party” for all juniors whether they attend the Junior Prom or not. It is held after the Junior Prom, from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. at the Gantcher Center at Tufts University. The PTO provides free food, a DJ, inflatable activities, spray tattoo artist, caricature artist, and lots more. Volunteers are needed as chaperones, and to help with donations, set-up and clean-up.
Senior Scholarships/Committee – May: The PTO sponsors two $500 scholarships for seniors awarded at the Senior Scholarship Night. Volunteers are needed to read the essays submitted and meet to discuss and choose the essays winners. All essays are numbered to keep names confidential.
Senior Breakfast: The PTO is a monetary sponsor of the Senior breakfast which occurs in December.
Freshmen Orientation Slush Day – August: The PTO provides slush to 9th graders after their orientation session.
Sophomore Activity: We sponsor an activity for the 10th grade class.
Pledge Drive/Fundraising: The PTO’s raises funds to support the students and staff at the High Schools through a Pledge Drive and Trivia Night. All donations support student/staff activities described above. We need your support to continue these programs. Please help make a difference! (You can donate online using https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N2JGS9FVQ9ADW).
Bay State Textiles, Inc. Recycling Program: A donation bin for clothing, shoes and linens is located at our school in the main parking lot. These textiles (95% of) are reused, repurposed and recycled. We received $941 last year. For more information visit www.baystatetextiles.com.
Join our email list on Google Groups, our Facebook group, or both! Please note that the Facebook Group is just for caregivers, students, and staff. If enough people join, we can use it to ask questions or talk about school issues.
- Vivian Su, President
- Hilary Buxton, Vice President
- Lynda Panico, Monitor
- Amanda O'Leary, Secretary
- Jane Wright, Treasurer
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians of Incoming 9th Graders
Access "What we wish we had known when our child started high school" on Google Docs.
Compiled by MHS/MVTHS PTO, September 2021