Gibbs and Ottoson Parent Teacher Organization (GO PTO)

The Gibbs and Ottoson Parent Teacher Organization (GO PTO) supports Arlington's public middle schools and works to foster a welcoming environment and sense of community between parents, teachers, staff, and students.

Formerly known as OPAC (Ottoson Parent Advisory Council), our activities include developing fundraising strategies to support our teachers, organizing informational meetings for parents, sharing details about current activities with our weekly newsletter, supporting enrichment activities, and sponsoring 8th-grade graduation.

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.

Contributions can also be made by check, payable to GO PTO, and mailed to:

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

Click here to learn about other fundraising options.