PTO News
PTO News
By BPS Webmaster on 10/25/2017 9:21 AM
Bring together friends, family, DJ Madden and 60 pounds of pasta... WOW what a party! Thank you to our 5th Grade Events Coordinators Stephanie Hovsepian and Meghan Hopkins for organizing a great 5th Grade and New Family Pasta Dinner last Thursday! Thank you to our custodians, cafeteria staff, Principals, teachers and many parent volunteers for assisting with the evening!
By BPS Webmaster on 10/10/2017 8:49 AM
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
By BPS Webmaster on 9/28/2017 9:25 AM

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.

By BPS Webmaster on 9/14/2017 3:25 PM

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.

By BPS Webmaster on 9/6/2017 4:49 PM
Please mark your calendar for our first PTO meeting, Thursday October 12, 7:00pm.  Join us at 6:30pm for "Social Half-Hour," before the meeting, to welcome new Chenery parents and re-connect with old friends. PTO meetings are an excellent way to stay connected and to hear from special guests, teachers, administration, and fellow parents. Additionally, join us for bi-montly Coffee with the Principals--the first is Thursday September 21, 8:00am – an opportunity to bring your questions and ideas directly to the CMS Administration. 


From the PTO Presidents

Happy New Year! Welcome to a very chilly 2018! We hope you enjoyed your snow days and are managing to stay warm!

Student Council Events—Volunteers Needed

See below for more info, or click on the link to volunteer at Student Council Events

Chenery Directory

The Chenery Student Directory is ready and has been distributed. If your child has not yet received one, please check in with the Lower School or Upper School Office for a copy.

Thank you to our many generous donors who made the creation of the Directory possible and thank you to Elena Hanley and Tim Flood for working tirelessly to pull the Directory together.

Chenery Teacher & Staff Treat Week

Show your appreciation—support Teacher & Staff Treat Week January 22-26

What is Treat Week?

An entire week of treats for teachers and staff, supplied by parents and students.

How can Chenery parents help?

Bring Treats! Any day, January 22-26 bring in goodies for teachers and staff.

PTO Clubs

The winter session of the Chenery PTO Clubs begins on Monday, January 29. Clubs generally meet once a week after school for one hour, however a handful do have slightly different schedules. Most clubs run for 8 weeks for the fall session. 

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 am. 

  • The link for preview and registration is 
  • The registration process is as follows: 
  • Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Payment by MasterCard or Visa will be required during the initial registration, unless a student is placed on the waitlist or requesting financial assistance. Waitlist families will only pay if a space becomes available. 
  • Registration will close on Wednesday, January 24th (or sooner if all spaces are filled). There is a waitlist option, so if a club is full, you can still sign up and see if a space becomes available. We do have movement off the waitlist each session. 
  • Financial Assistance may be available (approval by Chenery Administration), but is limited to 1 club per student

The club schedule is as follows: 

  • Monday (Classes start January 29): Advanced Drawing Club, Hand Embroidery 101, Comics, Photo Essay, Sewing Club* 
  • Tuesday (Classes start January 30): Civilization Club*, NaNoWriMo - Winter Edition (6 week session), Sewing Club*, Cupcakes Galore I (4 week session), Cupcakes Galore II (4 week session) 
  • Thursday (Classes start February 1): Advanced Adobe Photoshop, Cards for a Cause Model UN (separate clubs for lower and upper school),Volleyball Club 
  • Friday (Classes start February 2): Board Games, Civilization* 

* Students should only sign up for one session of Civilization, either Tuesday or Friday. 

* Students should only sign up for one session of Sewing Club, either Monday or Tuesday 

Detailed information about each club is on the registration website (see link above). Further questions? Please contact Rita Butzer Carpenter, Maura Fennelly and JJ Rohrer at


Chenery Calendar