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

A Message from Principal McAllister

"The Chenery PTO represents the idea of 'possibility' for us. True, we have a foundation budget from the town of Belmont that covers our day-to-day expenses. However, when a teacher comes forward with a pitch that begins, 'I have this idea I've been thinking of...' we are not always able to accommodate it within that foundation budget. It is usually at that point where we say, 'I wonder if the PTO might be able to help out?' We want teachers to think innovatively in order to do things differently and better, but that kind of thinking is not always easily accommodated within a traditional school budget. The Chenery PTO helps encourage teachers to consider new possibilities— new field trips, new guest speakers, new initiatives, new learning materials. We are so thankful for the Chenery PTO for their generosity towards us, and for their advocacy on behalf of us! It is a great partnership on behalf of children."

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the PTO’s Annual Appeal for 2017—18! It is only with your generosity that we are able to bring enrichment programs, scholarships for class trips, support for teacher creativity, community building, social events and more to our students and families at Chenery.

We have reached our fundraising goal, and exceeded it with 30% of our Chenery families donating. If you have not yet contributed, please join in supporting amazing experiences.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation online:

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Or donate by check.

  • Mail a check payable to “Chenery PTO” to the Chenery PTO, 95 Washington St, Belmont, MA 02478
  • Send your donation through your child’s homeroom teacher

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PTO Calendar

Coffee With the Principals: March 22nd



Chenery Middle School PTO

PTO Co-Presidents

PTO Email

Laurie Bufano

Barbara Bulfoni


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