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    About Us

    The role of the PTO at Vinal is to support and enhance the educational experience of all our students, and to strengthen the sense of community amongst all members of our school.  We accomplish these goals by organizing in-school and community programs that reinforce the school’s core values of respect, kindness, responsibility, and risk-taking; by funding mini grants and appreciation programs for teachers; and by promoting and encouraging open lines of communication between home and school.

    All parents and guardians of students currently enrolled at Vinal are considered members of the PTO, and we encourage you to attend a meeting or volunteer at any time.

    What the PTO does… 

    Last year, thanks to the generous donations of our Vinal School families, the PTO funded many programs and initiatives including the following:

    • In School Enrichment programs for all students including visits from the Mass Audubon Society, the Museum of Science, and the Tanglewood Marionettes. 
    • Teacher Mini Grant Awards 
    • Student transportation for all field trips.
    • Parent evenings with child development and parenting experts.
    • Commissioning of artist Bren Bataclan to lead a school-wide art enrichment program that resulted in the new mural in the upper class stairwell.
    • With the help of various local businesses, the design and installation of new landscaping in the front of the school.
    • Purchasing math and reading educational support tools for teachers.
    Vinal PTO Board Members 2021/22
    President- Carin Gosselin and Jennifer Ruggeri 
    VP Fundraising- Alison Carr
    VP School Programs- Beth Toomey and Jennifer Dinneen
    VP Community Programs- Nancy Curtis and Shana Hallman
    VP Communications- Bryn Greenberg
    VP of Finance-  Katie Lombardi

    Board Responsibilities 

    President: Serve as primary contact between the PTO Board and the Vinal School Principal. Facilitate communication of PTO and Vinal School information and events to the Vinal community.  Plan and run monthly meetings including Board and General Meetings. Responsible for coordination and supporting the work of the Vice Presidents and their committees. 
    VP of Fundraising: Work with committee chairs to develop, organize, and run school-related fundraising programs including Annual Appeal, Norwell Gear/Spirit Apparel, Shopper's Rewards Programs, Scholastic Book Fair, and special fundraising events. 
    VP of In School Programs: Work with committee chairs to develop, organize, and run school-related programs including Celebration Books, Field Day, In School Enrichment Programs, and Staff Appreciation to name a few.  
    VP of Community Programs: Work with committee chairs to develop, organize, and run community-focused events such as Family Movie Night, Stay and Play, and the Ice Cream Social. 
    VP of Communications: Work with committee chairs to publicize events, send out email notices, update social media, maintain PTO website, complete and distribute meeting agendas and minutes, and publish the Vinal School directory. 
    VP of Finance: Deposit all funds of the organization, including scholarships and enrichment, and to pay bills as necessary. Maintain and keep all financial records. Provide an accurate report on the PTO budget at each meeting. Provide the President and Board with a monthly financial report.  


Last Modified on September 27, 2022