News and Upcoming Events September 2016

Welcome Back to School! Join us for the annual Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk Wednesday 9/28/16!

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Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk Competition

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 6-8pm

North Brookfield Elementary, 10 New School Drive, North Brookfield, MA, United States

FREE Ice Cream at the NBPTO Ice Cream Social & Cake Walk Competition! This year the cake auction will also be a friendly competition between bakers.

New to the school? The cake walk is an annual event and one of the PTO's best fundraisers. We are very grateful for parent participation - we wouldn't have been able to continue it for this long without it!

  • ALL baking abilities are welcome - you never know what the MYSTERY Guest Judge will like!

Tickets will be sold for fifty cents a piece to students the morning of 9/28 and they will put their tickets in for a chance to win their favorite baked good. Tickets will also be sold from 6:00-7:30 PM on 9/28. Winners will be pulled soon after.

If you'd like to make a cake or baked good, please package it in a throw away container or one you're not worried about getting back with a clear covering of some sort so we can see what you brought. It helps if you put your name on it and what the baked good is just in case of allergy or personal preference.

Baked goods should be dropped off 9/28 between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. A member of the PTO will be in the main hallway outside of the NBES cafeteria. NBPTO supports both schools so please spread the word that everyone in NB Schools and their parent/guardian are welcome!

  • There will also be a huge selection of local groups with tables set upfor easy sign-ups and registration.... Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Dance, America's Best Defense, and many more!
  • Scholastic Book Fair Family Night will be located in the Bell Area, please make your way down and take a look! The bookfair will run from Monday 9/29 through Thursday 9/29.
  • Keep an eye out for your child's teacher, word has it quite a few of them will be there to walk around and have a snack with the kids!

Welcome New NBES Principal - Mr. Eric Glazier

Mr. Eric Glazier is new to North Brookfield Elementary School but has been in the field of education for over 16 years. Mr. Glazier is a father of four and enjoys the outdoors. We are excited to have him join our school community and looking forward to a great 2016-2017 school year!

Mr. Glazier was principal of the Heath Elementary School for five years after being the principal of the Pearl Rhodes School in Leyden. Prior to that, he taught middle school History for nearly a decade in Orange. Principal Glazier is actively managing North Brookfield Elementary School's Facebook page and has been keeping famies updated. Welcome aboard Mr. Glazier!

Welcome and Thank You!

  • Special welcome to our new parents, our returning parents and our dedicated staff who come together in the PTO to help enrich the educational experiences of the NB students!
  • Thank You to Mrs. Hicks for all that she has done! Mrs. Hicks officially retired this month. She has made a positive difference in the lives of countless children!
  • Thank You to local business DL & Sons Restaurant Equipment for sponsoring the PTO Cake walk this year and are donating a prize to the family with the winning baked good! http://www.dlrestaurantequipment.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DLRestaurantEquipment

Katie Griffin, President

Katie Griffin, President NB PTO, attended NB Schools from grades K-12 and graduted in 2002. Griffin started her involvement with the PTO in 2012 and is active in other community organizations within the school and town. Katie's son, Adam, attends NBES as a 4th grader in Mrs. Hayes class.

Favorite PTO event: The Holiday Fair

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Time of Year: Fall

Katie Byszek, Vice President

Katie Byszek, Vice President NB PTO, graduated from NBHS in 2001. Byszek then earned a B,A. in English and a M.Ed. from Worcester State University. Byszek has been involved with PTO since 2014 and is a Special Education teacher. Mother of Autumn Rose, 2nd grader at NBES in Mrs. Servant's class, and Auroura Meadow attending pre-school at Mad Brook Academy. Byszek's favorite television show is Star Trek and her favorite animal is a dog. Katie enjoys reading, traveling and chocolate!

Amanda Chapin, Secretary

Amanda Marie Chapin, Secretary of NB PTO, Est. about 9 months prior to May 19th 1986. Chapin, along with her brother and sister grew up in Hudson before moving to Lancaster during her freshman year where she graduated from Nashoba Reginal High School. Amanda and her husband have a daughter Taylor Lynn Chapin in Mrs. Mays 5th grade class and a son Raymond Michael Chapin who attends Mad Brook Academy.

"I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up but in the mean time I work as a city mail carrier in Worcester. My major accomplishments include holding my breath for 60 seconds and reciting The Lion King and The Little Mermaid verbatim."

Amanda Ducharme Cyr, Treasurer

Amanda Ducharme Cyr, Treasurer of NB PTO, is a dedicated mom of two - Madison in kindergarten and Adrien in first grade. Cyr has been involved with PTO since her children started at NBES. Amanda enjoys camping, walking her dog and watching her kids play sports.

Upcoming Events

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Keep an eye out for future newsletters featuring some of our new staff and student video blog reporters!

Collect Boxtops! NB Schools earned over $1600 last school year in cash!

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Scarecrow and Pie Contest
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Holiday Fair
  • Halloween Event
  • Library Volunteers
  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Veteran's Event
  • And More!

Open to suggestions and new ideas - please join us the second Wednesday of each month for our meeting or email NB PTO at contactnbpto@gmail.com for more information on how to volunteer within the school community!