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2021-2022 Officers
President: Aimee Magovern
Vice President: Dana Pustinger
Secretary: Linda Curtiss
Treasurer: Jennifer Catolane 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Back to School Sidewalk Chalking
Sunday August 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
PTA Members will be chalking the front walk to welcome back students and staff to the new school year. Follow us on Facebook for event updates.

Membership Drive
Please help us reach our goal of 50 members by completing this membership form and submitting it with your $5 dues. See more information here.

Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat
Friday, October 29, 2021 5pm-7pm @ Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis.
This event is sponsored by Otis Rec Center, FRRSD PTA, and Otis Police Dept.

Snow Sports Program
The PTA is pleased to announce that the Otis Ridge Ski Area is once again offering a six week special snow sports program on Wednesday evenings from 4:00-9:00 PM for our students from age 6 thru grade 6 and their families.  Adults – you are welcome to participate in the lesson program if space allows but keep in mind that the lessons are geared to children and there are no separate adult classes.  For more information regarding the PTA Snow Sports Program please click here.

Please see the attached document for more information. 

PTA Monthly Meeting
All meetings take place the 1st Wednesday of the month at 4pm via Zoom until further notice.

For the 2021-2022 school year the dates are as follows:

September 1, 2021
October 6, 2021
November 3, 2021
December 1, 2021
January 5, 2022
February 2, 2022
March 2, 2022
April 6, 2022
May 4, 2022
June 1, 2022

 

PAST EVENTS

Field Day
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (rain date Thursday, June 10, 2021) from 9-11:30 am. This day is a whole school event. We have designed the games to accommodate all the age groups. It was a great day thanks to the 30+ volunteers.

Screen Free Week
Thursday May 6, 2021
Students planted kale, beets, rosemary, basil, peas, arugula and Swiss chard with help from Greenagers. All plants were donated by Greenagers Inc.

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3, 2021 – May 7, 2021
Teachers and staff were shown how much they were appreciated all week with breakfast bags, s’more to go kits, frozen treat, soup to go kits, chocolates, and FRRSD DRAGONS t-shirts.

Read Across America / Dr. Seuss Day
March 2, 2021 – Each student received a book and some Dr. Seuss goodies.

2021 Annual Cash Calendar Raffle
Drawings began March 1st and ran through April 20th. Congratulations to all the winners! The winners were contacted by phone and posted on our Facebook page.

Cash Calendar Sales were EXCEPTIONAL (once again)! Gross Sales: $17,250

The revenue raised by the Cash Calendar Fundraiser provides the PTA with the opportunity to continue to support Technology Enhancements, Enrichment Programs, Otis Ski Lesson Program, Screen Free Week Activities, Field Day, Staff Appreciation Week, Butternut Tubing and more. We are always looking for new ways to support the educational experience of our children at Farmington River School!

Heartfelt thanks to all the local business and friends of Farmington River who Donated Cash Prizes to the Calendar and to all families and community members who supported our efforts by purchasing calendars!

Students and staff enjoyed a frozen treat from the ice cream truck Friday, May 7th to show our appreciation for their hard work selling cash calendars.

2021 Snow Sports Programs at Otis Ridge Ski Area
Was held on Wednesday evenings from January 6, 2021 thru February 10, 2021 from 4pm – 9pm Lessons were available for skiers age 6 and up, snowboarders age 8 an up.

Usborne Book & More Book Fair
Held November 9 – November 20, 2020. Thank you to all that participated. There was a total of $600 in sales which equates to $300 in free books. The PTA will be providing each student with a book for Read Across America on Tuesday March 2, 2021.

Fair 2020 Fall Fundraiser – Butter Braided Pastries and Lyman Orchard Pies 
Thank you to all that helped support the students of Farmington River by participating in our annual fall fundraiser of Butter Braid Pastries and Lyman Orchards Pies, it was a wonderful success!

We earned total profits of $2,843.06.
Half of these profits go directly to the students classrooms to support their needs for this year. The other half of these profits follow the students classroom until they reach 6th grade. Those funds are used for the 6th grade field trip, class gift, and their graduation.

Parent Teacher Conferences – Staff Dinner
Friday October 23, 2021 teachers and staff were provided dinner during parent teacher conferences.

Back to School 2020
PTA provided every student enrolled with a reusable face mask. each mask came with a lanyard so students don’t set down their mask and lose it during the school day, a tag to label their lanyard with the student’s name, and a mesh wash bag for parents to safely wash the masks in.

 

Visit our Reward Programs tab to see ways to support the PTA every day and to see our past success.