Ultimate Obstacles in West Boylston Proves They Care About Strong Minds Too!

Located in nearby West Boylston, Ultimate Obstacles is New England’s largest indoor training facility dedicated entirely to Ninja Warrior and obstacle race training. Their 12,000 square foot space features two separate obstacle course areas, one for adults and one for kids, and an area dedicated for training.

Celebrating a year of operations in March of this year, the Ultimate Obstacles team enthusiastically responded to the Paton PTO’s  request to help sponsor the prizes for our annual Book Blizzard.  Top readers in each grade level received a pass for a two-hour session for themselves and up to 9 friends, compliments of Ultimate Obstacles. Winners were announced at Paton Pride on March 24th:

  • K/1 – Naryaa Ravi
  • 2 – Suhrit Ghosh
  • 3 – Alice Young
  • 4 – Drew Manzi

Thank you again to Ultimate Obstacles for your support!

Kicking for a Cause is a Success!!

Paton Peeps at Walter J Paton Kickball Tournament
The Paton Peeps

Thank you to everyone – both players and spectators – for coming out to support our 1st Annual Paton Parent & Staff Kickball tournament! We were excited to see so much enthusiasm from everyone and we really appreciate all the feedback on how we can make it even better next year. We are thrilled to be adding a new annual event to our community that brings so many people together for such a good cause.

This year we raised over $1000 towards our annual fundraising goal.  In addition to thanking the players for their contribution, we’d like to thank your community partners that helped stock our concessions stand – The Bean Counter, Wegmans and Roche Brothers.  Polar Beverages also supplied 8 cases of water to help keep our players hydrated.

So, do you have an idea for another great new event or fundraiser?  Come to our meeting in April to share it with the community. Our kickball tournament was a suggestion that came up in our fall meeting and took off quickly.  Your idea could be our next big thing!


1st Annual Parent/Staff Kickball Tournament!

kickball_clipart-169213952_std_largeOak Middle School’s  gymnasium will be home to Paton PTO’s inaugural Parent/Staff Kickball Tournament on Saturday, March 18th.  Parents will take to the ‘field’ to play a classic kickball game against other Paton parents as well as some of our favorite Paton teachers and staff.  On the line; bragging rights for the next year (or more) and your winning team name on our new school trophy.

Not playing?  Come and cheer on our players!! This is a free event for spectators, but we encourage you to bring a little spending money!  We’ll have bake-goods and snacks for you to purchase to enjoy in-between matches to help raise money for the PTO.  You will also have a chance to purchase a raffle ticket (or two!) for our 50/50 raffle also to benefit the school.

We are pleased to thank the following members of our business community for supporting our event:

Book Fair & Ice Cream Social Success!

ice-cream-yummy-ice-cream-24070264-360-380Thank you to all the families who came out for the Scholastic Book Fair & Ice Cream Social. We had another amazing Book Fair – over $10,000 in books were sold!  And our Ice Cream Social raised another $850+ towards our fundraising goals for the year.

Thank you to the many volunteers who made the Book Fair and Ice Cream Social run so smoothly. Thank you also to our community partners for their generous donations:

Coming Soon – Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair benefits Paton in many ways above and beyond the monthly Scholastic flyers that are sent home from your child’s classroom teacher. There are added benefits for you too — including an expanded book selections and the ability to donate books directly to your students classroom.

Check out your red-folders starting next Monday, October 24th for more details.

Please Help

Our Book Fair is only made possible with the help of volunteers like you. Click here to use our Sign Up Genius or contact Alana Peppersack (apeppersack@gmail.com) to volunteer.

Save the Date – Paton Family Fall Social

Painted PumpkinsJoin us on October 21st in the Cafe-Gym-Atorium from 6pm-8pm for our annual Fall Family Social. It’s a FREE event and a great time to meet your student’s new friends and their families or to say ‘hello’ to old friends. Kids will have the chance to paint their own pumpkin as well as dance up a storm with our DJ. We’ll also be selling refreshments during the event to help raise funds for the PTO.

Want to be part of the planning for this event or help out the night of the event? View our Sign-Up Genius to learn more.