The Oak Hill PTO is the parent-teacher organization of the Oak Hill Middle School, one of four public middle schools in Newton, MA. All Oak Hill parents and teachers are members of the PTO.
Major initiatives of the Oak Hill PTO include:
- Communications with parents via email notices and this website
- Student/family directory
- Faculty and staff appreciation events
- Creative Arts and Sciences program
- Parent community events
- Speaker series
- Improvements to school building and grounds
- Providing supplies for classrooms
- Nature’s Classroom program (for 8th-graders)
- Library support and book sale fundraising
- Acquisition of information technology for classrooms
- Year-end activities.
How You Can Help
The Oak Hill PTO is a volunteer organization. Without the financial support and time contributed by Oak Hill families, none of these activities would be possible.
Annual Contributions: Instead of selling magazines or cookie dough, the PTO relies almost entirely on annual contributions made by families early in the school year. To continue to succeed, we need broad participation by most families and generous contributions above the suggested minimum from all who can make them. In addition, the PTO’s annual Technology Drive funds the purchase of computers for the school. Please contribute to both fund drives, either online at the PTO website or by check made out to “Oak Hill PTO” and sent to the main office with a contribution Form (PDF) that is distributed to families in the back-to-school packet at the beginning of the school year.
Volunteering: There are many ways in which parents can provide valuable support to Oak Hill on a short-term or ongoing basis. Please let us know how you can help with: teacher-appreciation events, parent community events, speaker series, library support, NewtonServes Day renovations, year-end activities, communications, or whatever time or expertise you can provide, etc.
Co-Presidents: Jessica Freier, Amy Less, Matt Wilson
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Debora Compton (email@example.com)
Back to School Picnic: TBD (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Book Fair: TBD (email@example.com )
Community Notes: Caroline Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Creative Arts and Sciences: Shara Ertel (email@example.com )
Email List, Database and Directory: Laurie Utstein (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Library: Gail Herman (email@example.com )
METCO Liaison: Zina Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Mix-it-Up Dinner: Sue Flicop (email@example.com )
Music@Oak Hill: Sue Flicop, Suzanne Freudberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nature’s Classroom: TBD (email@example.com)
Outdoor Garden: Shara Ertel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safe Routes to School: Adam Peller (email@example.com)
SPED PAC Liaison: Matt Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spiritwear: Suzanne Freudberg (email@example.com)
Staff Appreciation Lunches: TBD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Website: Caroline Wilson, Laurie Utstein (email@example.com)
Welcoming New Families: Suzanne Freudberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)