Cold Spring/Swift River  Parent Teacher Organization
BELCHERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS


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2019-20 List of Regular Meeting Dates

All are welcome!  We always want to see new faces.  Meetings will be held at 6:15pm at the Swift River Elementary School Library.  Dates alternate between Wednesday and Thursday so all can get a chance to attend. Childcare is often provided by high school students in the Humanities Club at the High School.  Check our Facebook posts to see if childcare will be available for each meeting.

 

  • Sept. 18, 2019 - Beginning of year meet & greet! Come together for an informal opening meeting. Come to the kickoff meeting to start the PTO with energy for 2019-20! We welcome new faces - mothers, fathers, and caretakers of children in the Cold Spring and Swift River Schools as well as teacher, staff and administrators! Come, meet others and weigh in on this year's plans! Free childcare at this meeting.
  • Oct. 17, 2019 - Free childcare at this meeting.
  • Nov. 13, 2019
  • Dec. 12, 2019 - Free childcare at this meeting.
  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Free childcare at this meeting.
  • Feb. 13, 2020
  • Mar. 18, 2020
  • Apr. 16, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 11, 2020

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2019 Events & Initiatives

  •  Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 - "Play Date with the Principal"  Organized by Co-President: Emily Bambacus, ebambacus@cssrpto.org

          - 9 am at Cold Spring School 
          - 10:30am at Swift River Elementary Playground

  • Fall Teacher and Staff Welcome/Appreciation - Organized by Anja Potter, anjalpotter@gmail.com
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 - Open House at Swift River Elementary  -  PTO Table,  5-6:30pm
  • September Raffle Fundraiser (We are seeking an organizer/co-organizers for this fundraiser!  Would you like to get involved?) - Currently being organized by Co-President: Ashley O'Connor, aoconnor@cssrpto.org
  • Sept. 18, 2019 PTO meeting
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 3:30-9pm - PTO 10% Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse Restaurant - Organized by Karen Miller, kmiller@cssrpto.org
    Eat at the Hadley location (280 Russell Street) and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Cold Spring & Swift River PTO!
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 - Open House at Cold Spring School, PTO Table
  • Oct. 17, 2019 PTO Meeting - Free childcare at this meeting.
  • Nov. 13, 2019 PTO Meeting - Free childcare at this meeting.
  • November: Boon Supply (formerlyMixed Bags) Fundraiser - Check out all the awesome holiday gift ideas!  Organized by Co-President: Ashley O'Connor, aoconnor@cssrpto.org

 

2020Events & Initiatives


  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 from 6-8pm. Family Fun Night.  Watch the movie Toy Story 4 (rated G) with your family and friends. Please bring your own blankets, pillows, etc.  Pajamas are encouraged! We want everyone to have a fun, laid back Friday night together! Location is over at Swift River Elementary in the A Side Common. Popcorn and water will be served.  Please bring your own reusable water bottle.  


  • Dec. 12, 2019 PTO Meeting
  • Jan. 15, 2020 PTO Meeting
  • Restock Contest (We make a competition between classrooms for the most donations of essential classroom supplies, pencils, tissues, etc)
  • Feb. 13, 2020 PTO Meeting


  • Thursday, Mar. 12, 2020 Cold Spring and Swift River Art Night.  Each school welcomes students and their families to come for a wonderful community Art Night.  Celebrate the arts program by touring the school and viewing all the different projects the children have been working to create.  You may choose to make a donation to the Art Program and purchase a "SOLD" sticker to place on your child's art work.  All donations go directly to support the art programs at each school.  Donations not required to attend.  Visit SRE from 5:30-6:30pm. Visit CSS from 6-7pm.  (Volunteers needed: Sign up here to volunteer.)


  • Mar. 18, 2020 PTO Meeting
  • Apr. 16, 2020 PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.  Thank your school bus driver today!


  • May 4-8, 2020 Teacher, Staff & Bus Driver Appreciation
    • Swift River Elementary: Swift River Signup Genius (2020 Volunteers sign up here)
    • Cold Spring School: Cold Spring School Signup Genius (2020 Volunteers sign up here)
    • Luncheon at SRE on 5/6/20 and at CSS on 5/8/20
    • Do you think your child's teacher is awesome? Do you want your bus driver to know that you appreciate them?  Would you like staff at the school to know that they are essential to making it al work? The PTO encourages all parents, students and the wider community to recognize the important contributions, both personal and professional, of teachers, bus drivers and school staff to the lives of children and their education. We want to let them know that they are appreciated! 
    • Organized by Andrea Boyko, futureleadersofghana@yahoo.com and Karen Miller, kmiller@cssrpto.org


  • May 13, 2020 PTO Meeting
  • June 11, 2020 PTO Meeting


  • June 12, 2020 6-7pm
    FREE Family Ice Cream Social at Swift River Pavilion and Playground.  Please join us for a chance to gather with other community members and eat delicious treats! Rain date TBD.


  • TBD Field Day (spring) - (Volunteers needed to support staff to help kids through each station and staff the water table)


  • Walk-A-Thons @ CSS (May 14) and SRE(May 14 with rain Date May 15)
    We need volunteers to plan this fundraiser. Tasks include coordinating dates with schools, getting flyers to each school, collecting donations, setting up  on the day of the events (having water jugs/cups available etc). Current Planning Committee: Jen Harris jharris@cssrpto.org, Lyn Girard lgirard@cssrpto.org, Beth Crosby Elizabethscrosby@yahoo.com, and Audrianna LaVallee audriannawithers@yahoo.com

 


Dates TBD -- Family Fun NIGHTS are held throughout the year (Movie Nights, BINGO, etc) (We are seeking an organizer/co-organizers!  Would you like to get involved?)