If you are interested in volunteering, please send us an email at dearGO.PTO@gmail.com.
We will also post specific volunteer opportunities here as they become available.
GO PTO meetings, including parent breakfasts, for the 2019-2020 school year are listed below. GO PTO meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month at 7PM, alternating between the two schools.
All parents, guardians, teachers and supporting staff of Gibbs and Ottoson students are welcome to attend our meetings.
- Fall 2019 Meeting Dates (click underlined dates to see minutes)
- Spring 2020 Meeting Dates - the remainder of the meetings this year will be at Ottoson
- Tuesday, January 7, 2020 GO PTO Meeting 7-8:30 (Ottoson)
- Tuesday, February 4: GO PTO Meeting, 7-8:30 pm (Ottoson)
- March: - no meeting, will reconvene on April 7
- Tuesday, April 7: Meeting cancelled
- Tuesday, May 5: GO PTO Meeting, 7-8:30 pm (Ottoson)
- Tuesday, June 2: GO PTO Meeting, 7-8:30 pm (Ottoson)
Communications for Parents
Both Kristin DeFrancisco, Principal of the Gibbs, and Brian Meringer, Principal of the Ottoson, will send communications using PowerSchool. PowerSchool is our student information system used to send communications, create school schedules, manage attendance, and issue grades.
If you're not receiving emails from the principals, please make sure that your profile and contact information in PowerSchool profile is up to date and that spe.schoolmessenger.com and add arlington.k12.ma.us to your safe senders list so that it doesn't go to junk/spam.
GOPTO Weekly Update
Parent volunteers from GO PTO compile and edit a Weekly Update e-newsletter for Gibbs and Ottoson families. It is typically sent out on Mondays and contains announcements and reminders about upcoming events and activities at the school and in town that are relevant to middle school students.
A subscription is required to receive this newsletter - sign up here. Remember to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list as well so that it doesn't go to junk/spam.
Information about town- or school-sponsored events that you would like to share with the Gibbs and/or Ottoson communities can also be included in the Weekly Update. Please read these guidelines about what we accept first. Then, send the relevant information by Wednesday for inclusion in the next Update by emailing email@example.com.
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Gibbs and Ottoson District Websites
Gibbs Website: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/schools/gibbs.asp
Ottoson Website: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/schools/oms.asp