Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Let's thank our teachers for all that they do!
On Monday, May 4th, the PTA will host its Annual Teacher’s Luncheon 
in appreciation of teachers and other faculty at Pine Grove School for the hard work they put in all year to educate our children and enrich their school experience.

It’s your favorite dishes and secret recipes that always make this event a success and we need your help again this year! 

Not a great cook or don't like to cook?  Consider volunteering to help set-up or serve the lunch.

Please visit the Sign Up Genius address below to donate your favorite dish or to volunteer to help the day of the lunch:

*All dishes should be dropped off between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.*

*Please label all dishes and utensils that you would like returned*

*We have 80 wonderful teachers and staff  to serve that day*

Voice your concerns to your Massachusetts State Senator and Representative

Dear Pine Grove Parents,

The Pine Grove PTA takes very seriously it's responsibility to inform members of issues that have a direct effect on Pine Grove School.  We're sure everyone is aware of the current budget crisis that the Triton Regional School District is facing.  We encourage you to contact Massachusetts State Senator, Bruce Tarr and Massachusetts State Representative, Brad Hill asking for their assistance/influence with this funding crisis on behalf of Triton.

Below are links to both of their website contact pages, you can copy and paste the message below into the form provided and submit it electronically. You are welcome to write your own message.

Our hope is that if enough parents contact Senator Tarr and State Representative Hill that action will be taken on our behalf.

Thank you for your help. 

Pine Grove PTA

Link for State Representative Brad Hill

Link for State Senator Bruce Tarr


As a parent/guardian/ family member of a student attending a school in the Triton Regional School District I am contacting you to ask you to use your influence to intervene in the upcoming FY16 budget deliberations on behalf of our children. The Governor’s budget has the effect of reducing Triton’s revenue by almost $500,000. Planned cuts in reimbursements for regional transportation, and charter and special education tuitions (the Circuit Breaker), together with the ending of the Kindergarten grant and a mere $20/student increase in Chapter 70 aid has contributed to significant reductions in educator personnel (13.5), opportunities for essential educator professional development, general and after school bus runs, and increased fees.

There are powerful connections between a quality education system, the life chances of individuals, the economic well being of the community, and the functioning of an active and informed democracy.

I ask you to support our schools in the upcoming budget deliberations.

PGS Jog-a-Long

The Annual PGS Jog-a-Long!
Permission Slips and Sponsor Sheets will be going home in your child's backpack.

Click Here to download a sponsor sheet

Date: Friday, May 15th, 2015 (raindate: Friday, May 29, 2015) 

Time: Grades K–3rd: 8:50-9:50 AM & Grades 4th – 6th: 10:00-11:00 AM 

Clothing: Sneakers and suitable clothing for the jog-a-long 

Water: We highly encourage you to bring a water bottle from home but there will also be water available.
(Please label with name, grade and teacher)

Sponsor Sheets: Please fill out and return attached sponsor sheet by Friday, May 8th. The number of laps children run surprises some sponsors. Consider donating a set dollar amount in lieu of pledging per lap. If you do make a flat fee pledge, feel free to send the money into school before the jog with your sponsor sheet.
Checks can be made out to Pine Grove PTA. 

Sponsor Recruiting Incentive!

The class that has the highest percentage of participation in recruiting
sponsors (meaning the class that hands in the most sponsor sheets with pledge money) will earn an ice cream party sponsored by White Farms! If more than one class has the same highest amount of participation, then the winner will be the class that raised the most amount of money. 
Pledges: Completed sponsor sheets and jog cards will be sent home with children the day of the jog. Pledge money must be returned by Friday, June 5th! 

**Jog-a-Long Volunteers**

Spectators And Volunteers Are Welcome! We Need Your Help! 
Please sign up to volunteer at Sign-up-Genius 

We need lap checkers, water table volunteers, grade level helpers and jog course volunteers. In addition, we need volunteers to calculate pledges and help match cards with sponsor sheets. All volunteers need an updated Cori Form. 
Please visit the office to update your form if it has expired, If you would like to volunteer but are unable to sign up online please contact Aimee Morland at eamorland@verizon.net. Thank you! 
The first class to return all permission slips to classroom teacher earns an extra recess with Mr. Campbell! 
2015 PTA Jog-A-Long Fundraiser Permission Slip for Participation
Please Not:  Your child will not be allowed to participate without a signed permission slip!