MMPTO ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
PAST PTO PROGRAMS
Native Americans and Birds of Prey
Check out the video of the program at Memorial!
comic operette by Georges Bizet
SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER
November 4th- 4th and 5th grades
Check out videos of part of the performance and Memorial students Q&A with the performers!
An all-school program with talented mime, gifted musician, and dedicated educator, Scot Cannon included inspiring messages about being kind and what to do if your're having a bad day.
Check out the video below with Scot's "how to mime" tips, too!
The Manchester Memorial Elementary School PTO strives to complement and enhance classroom instruction through external enrichment programming. Working with teachers in each grade, the PTO funds and/or facilitates age-appropriate programs in music, science, culture, the arts, literature, and the environment - just to name a few!
MMPTO programs are a mix of beloved and much anticipated favorites that inspire our children immensely each year. With equal focus throughout the year, MMPTO also seeks new enriching wonders to bring to our children at Memorial Elementary.
2019-2020 MMPTO Enrichment Programs
Wingmasters - October - All school
Shaolin Liu - November - 4th & 5th grade
Gregory Mone visting Author - November - 4th & 5th grade
Plymouth Plantation - November - 1st & 3rd grade
Top Secret Science - January - K & 1st grade
Clap Your Hands - February - All school
Tanglewood Marionettes - February - 2nd & 3rd grade
Museum of Science - March - 4th & 5th grade
2018-2019 MMPTO Enrichment Programs
Wingmasters, -- October -- All school - 2 programs
Plimouth Plantation-- November 13th-- 1&2
Hero Art-- December 6th-- All school - 2 programs
Jarrett Krosoczka (visiting author, Spaulding grant w/ EES)-- January 11th -- Assembly - 2-5, 4&5 (possibly 3 too)
Visiting Author -- TBD-- K-3
Top Secret Science-- January - February-- K-1
Science FUN!-- March-- 2-5
Carole Finn-Weidman, Mother Goose or Miss Frizzle-- March or April-- K-1
Sheryl Faye, Amelia Earhart-- March or April-- 2-5
Tanglewood Marionettes-- February-- 2&3
Rainforest Reptiles-- May-- 2
Joppa Flats (soil program)-- April or May-- 2
Explore the Ocean World-- May-- 1
Potato Hill Poetry-- May-- 5
2017-2018 MMPTO Enrichment Programs
All Grades Wingmasters
All Grades Author Corey DePina
1st and 2nd grade Plimoth Plantation
K & 1st grade Top Secret Science
2nd grade Joppa Flats Soil Program
4th & 5th Grade Nano Brothers
(Brought to us through a generous grant from the Hooper Fund Grant)
All Grades Brent Daniels
2nd & 3rd Grade Tanglewood Marionettes
K & 1st Hampstead Stage/Visual Arts Program
2nd- 5th Grade Sheryl Faye as Clara Barton
3rd & 4th Grade Museum of Science (Electromagnatism- Spaulding Ed Grant)
2nd Grade Rainforest Reptiles
4th & 5th Potato Hill Poetry/ Alternate
1st Grade Ellen Goethel
All Grades- Human Board Game for Field Day
ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK COMMUNITY READ
Thanks to the generous support of the Spaulding Education Fund, this year Manchester Memorial students will receive a copy of the book Gaston written by Kelly DiPucchio. This is a heartwarming story about belonging, acceptance, and family.
1st Annual Poetry Cafe
Memorial's first POETRY CAFE was a big hit with a night of creative words from our students, parents, and teachers. A poetry workshop for the 4th and 5th grades will complement this event.
"Open the Door"
Generously funded by SPAULDING EDUCATION FUND