Why Should I Join the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)?

    . . . . because your PTO is there for YOUR children.  By joining, you are committing to the organization personally and ensuring you have a vote in the way the organization spends the money it raises and the programs it funds.  Our PTO must abide by federally approved bylaws, hold elections, have public meetings, and be accountable financially to you as a member.  Joining will make a difference and you also will leave your prints on your child’s education!

    Payable to MBES PTO?

    You may be writing several checks now and throughout the year to MBES PTO for things like class t-shirts, the book fair, yearbooks, field trips, and class projects.  The PTO acts as a “clearing house” for the funds from these and other projects to relieve the teachers and staff from very complicated and time consuming processing requirements.  There is no mark up and the PTO does not make money from these projects.

    How does PTO Fundraise?

    With your support, our PTO raises funds and spends them to enhance the education of our children.  We don’t like to sell stuff and so we have looked for ways to raise funds through activities - MBES 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, Boosterthon Fun Run, and Boxtops from General Mills!  Cut out those boxtops – a simple way to get cash for our school!



    How can I contact the PTO?

    Leslie DeFusco - President (leslie.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Sandy Pezzillo - 1st Vice President (sandy.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Sara Cordes - 2nd Vice President and Spirit Wear Coordinator (sara.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Karen Goodman - Treasurer (treasurer1.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Katie Schmitt-Lewis - 1st Secretary (katie.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Lisa Mask - 2nd Secretary (lisa.mbespto@gmail.com)

    Melanie Marcotte-Warren - Staff Liason (melanie.mbespto@gmail.com)


    What events are planned for the year?

    August -  

              Through Friday August 23: Spirit Wear Sales ORDER YOUR 2019 MBES SPIRIT WEAR HERE!

    September -

              6:  Outdoor Movie & PTO General Membership Meeting 

                      6:00-8:30 P.M. –Field behind the school

                      FOOD TRUCKS: Beach Fries, Baja Grill, Soft Serve Truck and Sweet Izzy's Kettle Corn

                      Rain Date: September 13


    October -

              1:   MBES 5K and Fun Run

                       8:00 A.M. – Parking Lot

              21:  Bus Driver Appreciation @ MBES

              25:  Trunk-or-Treat

                       5:00-6:30 P.M. – Parking Lot


    December -

              16-19:  Holiday Shoppe

                       MBES Library



               TBD: Family Bingo


    March -

               2:  Boosterthon Kick-off

              11:  Boosterthon Fun Run



    April -

             TBD: Carnival 


    May -

              4-8:  Staff Appreciation

              TBD: General Membership Meeting