Fall Picnic

Celebrate the beginning of the new school year by joining us at the annual fall picnic on Thursday, September 21st, from 6 to 8 pm.  This is a wonderful community gathering which allows us to rekindle friendships and make new ones! We will also have this year’s Angell Spirit Wear for sale.


The Mean Weenie will be selling hot dogs and vegetarian options as well as beverages. You can pay with cash or credit. The Mean Weenie gives a portion of their profit back to Angell so purchasing dinner is a great choice.  The Angell PTO will also be serving dessert.   Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on as this will be an outdoor event.


We would love your help to make this a great event! To sign up to help set up, monitor desserts, and clean up at the picnic please click here.


Any questions? Contact Rowan Anastasia.

Important Dates 

Wed, Sept 20th - Picture Day

Thurs, Sept 21st - Fall Picnic starting at 6 p.m.

Wed, Sept 27th - Early Release at 1 p.m.

Thurs, Sept 28th - PTO Meeting from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. 

News and Upcoming Events

Family Contributions and Fundraising

Each school year our PTO spends tens of thousands of dollars to provide enrichment opportunities including field trips, supplies, special projects like updating our school library, teacher and staff appreciation gifts, and events like our annual Fall Picnic and Ice Cream Social.  

We ask families to contribute toward our annual expenses by making a tax deductible donation to the PTO.  This year, like last, we're asking families to contribute $125 per child to cover each child's annual expenses.  However, any amount is appreciated and will be thoughtfully utilized.  Payments may be made via Venmo @angellpto. (Please include in the memo: email address, name of student(s), and “Fall FC.”)  See here [MV link flyer], for details on how the PTO raises and spends money and instructions for other payment options, such as check and cash.

If you have questions about fees/suggested amounts, or to make a payment plan, please email your PTO treasurer.

Room Parents Needed

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to be a room parent!  Room Parent volunteers are still needed for the following classrooms:

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you have any questions, please contact Lara Kross.

PTO Time and Talent Survey

Every parent or guardian of an Angell student is automatically a member of the PTO. The Angell PTO's mission is to build a sense of support, pride and enthusiasm, while encouraging parent and staff involvement in service of our children's education. What we accomplish in a school year requires participation from every family.  That will look different for every family and that's ok! This might be setting up tables for our Book Fair, serving as Room Parent for your child's classroom, or chairing the Talent Show.  If you haven’t already done so, please complete our Time and Talent Survey to select how you’d like to get involved this year.

PTO Meeting 

Please join us at the first PTO Meeting of the year on Thursday, September 28th at 8:45 a.m. in the Art Room. We will cover upcoming event information and approve this year’s budget.  We welcome new ideas, perspectives, and assistance.  A zoom link for those who would like to attend remotely will follow.  Younger siblings are welcome to attend. We will alternate between morning and evening PTO meetings in order to try to access a greater number of parents/caregivers.

Notes from Principal Fenech & the Office 


It was a joy to see parents fill the halls of school last week.  Thank you for coming out to Curriculum Night. If you were unable to attend the session your child’s teacher hosted,  please be sure you have their presentation and do seek answers to your questions.   The PTO and I held a joint presentation (slides here) so let us know if you have any wonders about that.   

Amongst our staff we adopted the following working agreements and we invite parents to partake in them: 


Last week, our staff taught kids about mindfulness and this week’s theme is intentionality.  Here’s an overview of what we taught, or will teach kids during morning meeting. 


This Wednesday is picture day!  In your child’s Angell folder you should have seen a paper form if you’d like to order school pictures. (We take every child’s photo for the yearbook.)  You can also select the picture package of your choice at www.schoolpictures.com, by entering the online code “AA0407Fall23”.  


If you have any “in-search-of” (ISO), items collecting dust in your garage or basement, we would love to put them to use.  


We go outside for recess in light rain and temperatures above 0oF.   Please get into the habit of checking the weather and sending rain jackets and appropriate footwear if there’s light rain.  As always, an extra set of clothes is a good idea and be sure to label everything.


We are still seeking paid lunch/recess supervisors who can work 3-5 days a week from 11:30AM-1:30PM, a full-time teaching assistant who has experience working with children, a cafeteria/Chartwell food server (3 hours/day) and volunteers who might help on a regular basis in the office, particularly during lunchtime.  Interested folks should email Principal Fenech. Thank you!


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