Archive for ‘Fundraising’

March 29, 2016

Purchase your tickets to the Paton Pancake Breakfast!

Print out this flyer and send in your check or cash to purchase tickets to our annual Paton Pancake Breakfast! Ticket orders must be received by April 1! Questions can be directed to

Pancake Ticket Flyer

March 15, 2016

Paton Pancake Breakfast set for April 9th


Paton’s annual Pancake Breakfast will take place on April 9th and planning is underway for another great event this year.

Each year, the Paton community comes together to enjoy breakfast, conversation and fun as part of this important yearly fundraiser.

“I have always thought it’s what Paton does best- come together to enjoy our community and time with each other – all while supporting a good cause,” said Melissa Wensky, Paton PTO President.


In addition to the food, a themed basket created by each classroom in Paton will be raffled off. The baskets, with themes this year that range from Legos, Star Wars, American Girl, New England Sports, springtime activities and more, are put together by teachers, students and their families and are made possible by generous donations from families in each class.

A silent auction will also be held at the breakfast and the list of prizes offered this year is below.

“The Pancake Breakfast is such a nice compliment to our PTO fundraising model,” said Wensky. ” It never fails to be a warm, community event while at the same time providing an unmatched boost to our fundraising efforts.”


Here is a list of the generous donating organizations and the great prizes available in our silent auction this year:

AJ Tomaiolo’s Restaurant
$50 Gift Card
Bertucci’s Gift Card
$25 Gift Card
Boston Duck Tours
Two Passes (Valid April, May, September, October or November departing
from the Museum of Science location.
Boston Red Sox
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Basket including a $15.00 gift card to Buffalo
Wild Wings.
Casson-Foster Photography
Family Portrait Session & 8X10 Enlargement
Central Rock Climbing Gym
(2) Introductory Belay Classes (Minimum age 13 years; does not include
climbing access or rental gear)
Cheesecake Factory
$50 Gift Certificate
Davis Farmland
Admission for (2) to either Davis Farmland or Davis Mega Maze. Valid for
the 2016 season.
DCU Center
Family 4 Pack for Ringling Brothers B&B Circus. Vouchers good for
Friday April 22nd, Saturday April 23 or Sunday April 24th. Vouchers must be
redeemed at DCU Center Box Office for hard tickets.
Discovery Museums
(1) Day Pass for Family of 4 to the Discovery Museums
Disney World Park Hopper Passess – 4 One
Day Passes
(4) One-Day Park Hopper tickets.
Tickets are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission
to a magical one-day experience at Disney World’s unique theme parks.
 Drawbridge Puppets
Admission for Four (4)
Family Pass – 2 Adults/2 Children
Fitness Asylum
10 Bootcamps and Fitness Asylum Polar Bear Cooler
Garden in the Woods
Admission for Four (4)
Gymnastics Learning Center
1 Month of Gymnastics Lessons Free (Not valid for summer programs or
teams. Valid thru 4/30/17)
(2) Passes
Isabella Stewart Gardner
Admission for Four (4)
 JFK Library
Admission for Two (2) (Valid through 12/31/2017)
Lakeside Bar & Grille
$25 Gift Card
(5) Certificates for either Adrenaline Zone Admission or one Laser Tag
Learning Express
Gift Basket Assortment
Mass Audobon
Annual Pass
New England Aquarium
Admission for Two (Valid through 12/31/16)
O’Connors Resataurant
Dinner for Two (2)
Papa’s Hardware
Plimoth Plantation
Admission for Two (2). Valid through 2016.
 Roger Williams Park Zoo
Admission for Four (4)
Roller Kingdom
Deluxe Birthday Party for 10 People
Roller Kingdom
6 Free Admission (2)
Scizzors Hair Salon
 Scruba Dub
Five (5) Express Washes
Shrewsbury Fire Department
Birthday Party at the Fire Station for 20 People. Includes a station
tour, souvenir fire hats, stickers and safety info. (Cake, refreshments and
paper products are not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.)
 Six Flags New England
(2) Tickets (Valid thru 10/31/2016)
Southwick’s Zoo
Admission for Two (2).
(2) Tickets to Story Land (Valid thru 10/10/16)
Sturbridge Village
Admission for Four (4)
$35 Gift Certificate (Valid for Lunch, 11:30am-4pm M-F; Sat. 11:30-3.
Does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol.
The Butterfly Place
$35 Gift Certificate
Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Admission for Four (4)
Trader Joe’s
West End Creamery Mini Golf
Four (4) Tickets to Mini Golf
Westboro Tennis and Swim
$100 off of tuition for one week of camp (excludes
tennis camp)
Westin Waterfront
One Night Stay for Two (Based on Availability)
Wicked Good Cookies
Deluxe Cookie Basket
Worcester Art Museum
1 Year Membership for (2) Adults and (2) Children
Worcester Bravehearts
4 Reserved Box Seat Tickets to
any 2016 Home game excluding the 2016 FCBL All Star Game.
One Week of Camp Borroughs (New Registrations Only)
October 27, 2014

Volunteers needed for Paton Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair, one of Paton’s biggest annual fundraisers, will be returning to the school this week.

The in-school fair will run from October 30 and will conclude on November 7th with a Family Night and an Ice Cream Social! 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 selection from toddlers through adult, online shopping opportunities and the ability to donate books to your student’s classroom wish list!

How can you help us make this event a success? Check out our Sign Up Genius list of opportunities to volunteer your time with assisting classes craft their wish lists, running the register, filling book orders, and more!

More information on the book fair can be found in the link to the flyer below:

Book Fair What to Expect

September 12, 2014

PTO minutes from September 9th

Please click on the link below to review the minutes from the Paton PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 9th.

Paton PTO minutes:
Paton PTO Meeting Minutes 090914

June 17, 2014

Box Tops pay off for Paton

Paton community:

If you think those Box Tops don’t add up, then have we got some great news for you!! This year, thanks to your collection and donation of Box Tops, Paton raised $1,506.77! This compares to $1,320.27 raised last year.

Other corporate programs that netted funds for the school include Stop and Shop’s A+ rewards program, which earned  $748.60 this school year. Target’s Take Charge of Education rewards program earned $1,156.35 in September 2013 and Paton will receive $963.95 toward September 2014.

Many thanks for all of your hard work and support to help us earn much-needed funds through these programs. For more information on how you can get involved and support you school at no cost to you check out our How to Help Paton section on the site!

June 13, 2014

Winners of Paton’s Tech Raffle announced

Congratulations to the following winners of Paton’s Tech Raffle:

Grand Prize – $750 Apple Store Gift Card: Helen Strickland, sold by Caroline Strickland
Second Prize – $250 Apple Store Gift Card: Barb Peters, sold by Jack Peters
Third Prize – 10-jump Sky Zone Pass: Carren West, sold by Georgia West
Fourth Prize (2 winners) – $25 iTunes gift card: Dave Samara, sold by Hailey Luke and Pat & Ernie Morin, sold by Alyssa Hunt

The seller of each winning ticket receives a Sky Zone pass good for one hour of jump time!!

Thanks to all who helped make our tech raffle a success!!

May 19, 2014

Celebrate your favorite Paton teachers with flowers!

Paton School Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day Celebrated will be celebrated on Monday June 2!!

The Paton PTO is selling carnations in honor of Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day and it a great way to recognize your child’s teacher, classroom aide, a specialist, the principal or secretary…ANYONE who makes your child’s experience at Paton School special!

Forms to order flowers went home in last week’s red folder. You can use the note cards attached to the form to add a special note for the teachers you want to honor in this special way.

COST: $1.00 per flower

To show your appreciation:

1. Fill out the form you received on the bottom of the sheet sent with the total number of flowers being ordered.

2. Fill out the message cards on the sheet attached with the staff member’s full name and your child’s name and message. (There is a complete staff list on the back of the form for reference.)

3.  Return both forms and cash or check payable to Paton PTO by Wednesday May 28, 2014.

If you have any questions, or need a form sent home, please contact Jen Umile at


May 5, 2014

All about Paton’s Sky’s the Limit Technology Raffle

The Sky’s the Limit Technology Raffle

The Paton PTO is raffling a $750 Apple Store gift card, a $250 Apple Store gift card, a Sky Zone 10-Jump Pass, and iTunes gift cards.
Monday May 5— Friday May 30

Proceeds will go to the technology fund, which will help the school purchase interactive whiteboards, iPads, and other needed equipment for the classrooms.

Paton families can sell the tickets at sports games/practices, offices, neighborhood events, and community gatherings.

Please help us meet our technology goals!

Raffle Prizes

Only one prize per winning ticket.

-One Grand Prize: A $750 Apple Store Gift Card

One Second Prize: A $250 Apple Store Gift Card

One Third prize: A Sky Zone 10-Jump Pass (value $120)

TWO fourth prizes: A $25 Apple iTunes gift card

Sellers’ prizes

The seller of each winning ticket will win a Sky Zone Jump Pass
→ If you sell a winning ticket, then you win a Sky Zone 1-Hour Jump Pass*

     (*walk-in use only, valid on Tuesdays through Thursdays only)


$5 each; no discount for multiples. Cash is welcome, as are checks, payable to “Paton PTO.


Tickets are on sale through May 30. Completed stubs with $5 per stub or unsold tickets must be returned by Friday May 30 at the latest.

Did You Know:
If you sell a winning ticket, you’ll win a Sky Zone Pass?

The winning tickets will be drawn at the Paton Family Picnic on June 12th (rain date June 17th). Winners will be called shortly thereafter, and names posted later on the PTO’s website:

Questions or need more tickets?

Contact Christina Manos at or 508-853-1968.

Other rules

All ticket stubs must be completed and returned by the deadline along with exact payment. The Paton PTO may reject incomplete stubs, stubs without payment, or stubs returned late without permission. 
In those cases, the Paton PTO will try to return the stubs and payments to the buyers when practical, and those stubs will not be eligible to win. Buyers must write legibly; illegible names on stubs may disqualify a winning ticket. The Paton PTO will contact winners. Only one prize per winning ticket. Winners of prizes worth $25.00 or more must provide their names and addresses.

Please return tickets and payments by Friday, May 30th!


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