Book Blizzard Enters Week Two

This year’s book blizzard is on track to be our best year yet! Our on-line pledge app has helped us increase pledges and our students are busy reading to make those pledges a reality. Also new in 2019 – in addition to awarding top readers/top classroom prizes this year, we have also launched what we hope will be a new annual – the best video book report.

Want to participate? Just take a short video, no more than 30s in length, featuring your student talking about a book they read during Book Blizzard. It should include what they like about the book and why they would recommend reading it to their fellow students.  Send your video to


It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like……

It’s hard to believe it but with Thanksgiving next week, we are all turning our minds to the holiday season ahead. A few things to think about…

–>>Paton Store Open – November 13th-November 30th

Want to wrap-up a Paton sweatshirt or t-shirt for the holiday?  We’ve re-opened the Paton store for a limited time. Orders must be in by 11/30/2018 to guarantee delivery before winter break. Order online here.

Alternatively, you may order using our paper-form by stopping in the main office. Please note:  If your item is a gift and you’d like it held in the office for pick-up rather sent home with your student, please note so on the form.

–>>United Scripts – November 13th-December 10th

If gift cards are on your list this season, why not get them from Paton PTO? United Scripts is one more way you can help Paton PTO raise funds by doing something you already do!  For each card you purchase, the PTO earns a profit ranging from 2-20%.  Look for more details in your red-folder soon or go to to learn more.  Just select “Online Ordering for Families” and enter our group code “PatonPTO

–>>Paton PTO 2018 Cookie Swap Extravaganza!! – December 7th

Our annual Cookie Swap is a wonderful way to show the teachers and staff that they’re thought of and appreciated during this hectic time of year!  The PTO is looking for volunteers to bake three or four dozen of their family’s favorite cookies/treats.  During their lunch break on Friday, December 7th, teachers and staff will choose from the delicious assortment and fill a pastry box to take home. Click here to sign up today!

First PTO Meeting – September 18th

Please join us at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday the 18th and find out what we do to support the students and staff of Paton, and how you can help out with the PTO with all our various events throughout the year.

We’ll share lots of information for new and returning parents and answer any questions you may have.

As always, childcare will be avaiable.




Penny WarsOur annual student-favorite coin drive FUNdraiser, PENNY WARS, is coming up from May 21-25th!  Each classroom will pool their pennies – pennies count as POSITIVE point for your student’s class. All other coins and currency are place in other classrooms and count as NEGATIVE points. The classroom with the highest point value at the end of the week wins a special prize.

Students love this friendly competition, and we would love your help collecting coins and getting them counted each day! Please use this Sign Up Genius to see where we could use your help. More details regarding Penny Wars will come home in red folders next week, and will be posted here on Facebook as well.



Enjoy your April vacation – We’ve got a busy May & June ahead!

We hope you are enjoying your April vacation because we’ve got a busy May & June chock full of special events to wrap-up the school year.  Here is a quick preview.

May 7th – May 11thTeacher Appreciation Week & Flower Sale

May 8thFinal PTO Meeting for 2017-2018

May 21st – May 25thPenny Wars

June  7thPaton Family Picnic

June 8th Field Day

June 26thBoston Red Sox

It’s not too late to get involved!  We are looking for volunteers to help support all of these events.  If you are interested, email the PTO at