Gibbs and Ottoson Parent Teacher Organization (GO PTO)

The Gibbs and Ottoson Parent Teacher Organization (GO PTO) supports Arlington's two public middle schools and works to foster a welcoming environment and sense of community between parents, teachers, staff, and students. There is no fee to join, and every parent and caregiver of a current Gibbs or Ottoson is automatically a member.

Our activities include developing fundraising strategies to support our teachers, organizing informational meetings for parents, sharing details about current activities with our weekly e-newsletter, and supporting enrichment activities.

GO PTO needs your support and welcomes your ideas. Your time and expertise are valued at whatever level you can provide. If you would like to volunteer or connect with the current GO PTO officers, come to a meeting or email us at

We would love to hear from you!!

Support GO PTO

Please consider giving whatever your family can afford to help us make a difference in your child’s school year. The suggested amount is $75, but any amount is more than welcome. Donations are accepted at any time, but the sooner we know our budget, the better we can plan ahead. By December 31st is ideal. GO PTO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. Please ask your employer about matching gifts.

You can donate online by credit card, debit card, or checking account via PayPal

Paypal is encouraged given the constraints of the pandemic, but if desired you can alternatively mail a check to:

Ottoson Middle SchoolGO-PTO Annual Fund63 Acton StreetArlington, MA 02476

Please include your name and email address with your check so that we can thank you!