PTO News

October 10, 2017

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:49:00 GMT

Join us Thursday October 12, in the large Community Room, for our first Chenery PTO Meeting. Our special guest,s Superintendent John Phelan and Belmont High School Building Committee Chair, Bill Lovallo, will present the latest on the High School building project. The meeting begins at 7:00pm but join us early, at 6:30 for “social half hour” — enjoy treats, meet PTO committee and event chairs, reconnect with old friends and meet new.a

September 26, 2017

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:25:00 GMT

Here we go!  The 2017-2018 school year is off to a busy, and vibrant start!  This newsletter is loaded with information so please read through to the end! Stop by our PTO table at both Curriculum Nights (September 27, Lower School and October 3, Upper School) to learn about the work of the PTO, how you can get involved, and more.

September 12, 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:25:00 GMT

On behalf of the PTO Executive Committee, Welcome to school year 2017-2018!  We are launching into an exciting year of fascinating enrichment programming and author visits, social and educational events. This is the first of our semi-weekly PTO Newsletters.  Please take a moment to check out the news here and visit our website for the full PTO and Student Council calendars, a listing of all PTO personnel, and all of the latest information. Stop by our PTO table at both Curriculum Nights (9/27, Lower School and 10/3, Upper School) to learn more about the work of the PTO, how you can get involved, and more.

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From the PTO Presidents

Volunteers Wanted!





Pasta Dinner

Attention all 5th graders and NEW 6th, 7th and 8th graders! Your families are invited to the Annual 5th Grade and New Family Pasta Dinner, Thursday, October 19, 6-7:30pm, in the Chenery Cafeteria.

Invitations were sent home on October 6. Please submit your response along with any food allergy information and payment by Friday October 13.

If you require a gluten free meal, please be in touch with Kristin,, as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements. 

The following is the menu being provided by Belmont Food Services for the 5th grade pasta dinner:

  • Garlic bread
  • Pasta with tomato sauce
  • Pasta with oil
  • Meatballs
  • Salad with 3 types of dressing
  • Gluten free options (TBD)
  • Cookies (chocolate chip and sugar)

For families with allergy concerns: food labels are available to view here.

DJ Paul Madden will provide the entertainment.

Help is needed to make this event a success.

Volunteer for the Pasta Dinner >>

Say “Thank You” to the Chenery Principal & Assistant Principals

October is National Principals Month! It is a time to recognize the essential role that Principals and Assistant Principals play in making our schools great. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success.

We would like to “treat” our Principal, Mr. McAllister, and Assistant Principals Mr. Hartunian and Mr. Lewis the week of October 16-20 by bringing them breakfast and lunch every day.

Please sign up here to contribute:

Sign Up to Help

And, during the month of October (or really anytime!), send Mr. McAllister, Mr. Hartunian and Mr. Lewis notes of appreciation for their passionate work!

Questions: contact Laurie and Barbara at Thank you! 

Trash Bashers—Begins October 16

Chenery is committed to improving recycling. A new Grade 6 volunteer student group called the Trash Bashers will start monitoring the recycling and trash bins in the cafeteria during sixth grade lunch. We begin on Monday, October 16.

We need your help! Volunteer to help the Trash Bashers during their opening week (October 16 – 20) 10:30-11:00am.

Help with TRASH BASHERS >>

If your sixth grader has not signed-up to become a Trash Basher but would like to, please email Ben Ligon at Trash Bashers commit to 1 day a week, earn community service, are paired with another student, and are dismissed to lunch 5 minutes early on their day of duty.making arrangements, in coordination with the Chenery Librarian, for several amazing visits. Details coming soon!

Student Council Events—Volunteers Needed!

The Chenery PTO supports the Student Council by providing volunteer support for events. Please sign up here to assist with upcoming events. We can’t do it without you!

Sign up to help with the October 27 Halloween Dance - 7th & 8th Grade and other upcoming events:

Volunteer to Help With Student Council Events >>


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