Welcome to the Loring PTO!

When your family joins the Loring School community, you become a part of the Loring PTO; a community of parents, teachers and school administrators joining together to enrich the educational and social experience of our students.  

 

Parent involvement is critical to our success and there are a number of ways to get involved. If you are interested in learning more about the different opportunities available please email our co-chairs Anne Devine and Melissa Perla.

 

Student Wishlist: What's Your Big Idea?

2/14/2024 9:45 am

Deadline is tomorrow, Friday, February 16th.

Last spring at the Fun Run, the Loring students exceeded the PTO's fundraising goals.  (Nice running, Loring!) As a way to say thank you to all of you pawsome students, the PTO wants your input!  Do you have an idea to benefit Loring? Tell us about it here and the PTO executive board, along with Mrs. Harvey and Mr. Gaita, will select a few of them to benefit our school.  Ideas should be submitted by Friday, 2/16/24.  If you have questions, please email cochairs@loringpto.org.

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Science Fair: Register Now

2/14/2024 9:44 am

It's time to start EXP-Loring for the 2024 Science Fair!

Monday, March 11th 6pm - 8pm

Loring Cafeteria & Gym

Project registration and t-shirt sales are live on the PTO website.

*The deadline for t-shirt orders is Tuesday, February 27th!*

Please visit the science fair website for all of the information you'll need to get started, including important dates, project guidelines, project ideas, and FAQs. This is a time for students to explore and embrace science in a non-competitive environment.  All students will receive a small prize and have the chance to present their project to a guest "scientist". 

We hope you'll join us for this fun event!  

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Help Out at the Science Fair

2/14/2024 9:43 am

The annual Science Fair is a large event and we need many volunteers to pull it off each year.  Please consider signing up as a guest scientist or helping with set up/clean up or our hands on science activity.  More details about volunteering as a guest scientist can be found here.  Or, click here if you're able to volunteer in another capacity.  Thank you!

 

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Mural Project

2/14/2024 9:42 am

Muralist Alex Cook has completed the installation of his You Are Loved murals at Loring. Two of his creations now permanently grace the Loring walls so every member of Loring's community can share in the project's important message. Fifth graders helped paint and a school-wide vote chose the message for the first mural ("You Can Do It") while the second mural ("You Belong") was a special request to remind all that they are part of our Pawsome community.  Ask your kids about the artist assembly today to hear more!

Your participation in PTO fundraisers, big and small, enables us to sponsor large-scale projects like these - thank you!

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Third Grade Creative Enrichment: People of the Dawnland

2/14/2024 9:41 am

Last week 3rd graders enjoyed a visit from the Plimoth Patuxet Museum to learn about the Wampanoag people! An Indigenous Museum Educator used reproduction artifacts to teach how Wampanoag families lived, worked, and built communities in Patuxet before and after Europeans arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ask which part of the presentation was your student’s favorite. Was it handling a beaver skin and learning how the Wampanoag people used them for warmth? Or was it learning how the Wampanoag people had different types and locations of shelters depending on the season?

Thank you to our wonderful Loring community for supporting the PTO and making these programs possible.  Also, thank you to our third grade creative enrichment coordinator, Lauren Hargrove, who worked with teachers to bring this program to Loring!

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Food Pantry: Thank You

2/14/2024 9:40 am

Thank you for a great February Food Drive! We collected 48 boxes of donations, which is 3 more than last month! Way to show your love (and favorite sport team spirit!) this month Loring!

Thank you to Ms. Keyes and her class for doing a wonderful (and very enthusiastic) job! And a big thank you to our parent volunteers who helped out - Meghan Seaberg, Laura Warren, Caroline Archambault, Yan Zhang and Kathryn Dasso!

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Apparel Coordinator Opening

2/14/2024 9:38 am

We are looking for a new Apparel Coordinator to takeover for our current volunteer who will be transitioning out of this role by the end of the school year.  If you come aboard now, you'll be able to shadow her and learn all of the ins and outs of this role. The main responsibilities are fulfilling online orders, managing the online store inventory, and ordering new items from the supplier.   You can do this from the comfort of your home and on your own time! If you're interested, please contact cochairs@loringpto.org.

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Lunch & Recess Volunteers: New Spots Added

2/14/2024 9:37 am

New spots have been opened through the end of the year - please sign up below.

There are openings tomorrow (February 16th) in K, 4th and 5th grade.  

Click HERE to volunteer!

Questions? Please contact Kerri Brien at kerriapatrician@gmail.com.

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Cradles to Crayons Pajama Drive

2/14/2024 9:36 am

Loring School is taking part in the Cradles to Crayons Pajama Drive! 

From February 1st - March 15th we are encouraging all Loring families to donate new pajamas or make a monetary donation to Cradles to Crayons to support Loring 5th grade’s Social Action Project. Fifth graders will be taking the lead, but we'd like the whole school to participate!

What to donate: We are collecting brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 0-3 months through adult medium. Please do not donate pajamas that include any family or holiday references. Cradles to Crayons’ most needed sizes are:

  • Girls: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 5/6 (child S), 7/8 (child M), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)
  • Boys: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 5/6 (child S), 7/8 (child M), 10/12 (child L), 14/16 (child XL/adult S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M)

How to donate: New PJs can be dropped in the collection box in the front lobby.  If you would like to donate money, please put your check in an envelope marked "C to C PJ Drive," and place it in your child’s red folder or bring it to the front office.

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Save the Date

2/14/2024 9:35 am

Mark those calendars - we have a busy February and beyond!  New additions and updates are italicized. 

Wednesday, March 6th - Winter Loring Eats @ Mooyah

Friday, March 8th - Food Pantry Friday

Monday, March 11th - Science Fair

Wednesday, March 20th - General PTO Meeting (virtual)

Friday, March 22nd - Parents' Night Out/Auction

Friday, April 12th - Food Pantry Friday

Friday, May 17th - Food Pantry Friday

Wednesday, May 29th - General PTO Meeting (virtual)

Saturday, June 1st - Fun Run

Friday, June 6th - Food Pantry Friday

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