What’s New

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited for another amazing year at Estabrook for our students, families, teachers, staff and administrators. We have lots of ideas for our school community this year – check back regularly for updates on upcoming events and volunteer needs.

Upcoming opportunities

4th and 5th Grade Math Club Sign Ups Open at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 18

Calling 4th and 5th graders to join Math Club! 

Both Math clubs will meet in the Estabrook Library from 8:00 am to 8:45 am. 4th graders will meet on Mondays and 5th graders on Wednesdays.

We are a club that aims to foster the enjoyment of doing math. We will learn by solving challenging problems together. A diverse range of problems will be worked on and of course, all levels are welcome.

To add some extra fun this year, we will draw a small prize among the students that participate in each Meet.

Due to space constraints, we need to limit the number of participating students to 20 per club. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. The $10 fee per student is to cover materials and other related expenses throughout the academic year.

To register your child for the Math Club, visit the store in Membership Toolkit, https://estabrookpto.membershiptoolkit.com, and select 4th or 5th Grade Math Club.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make out the check to Estabrook PTO and send it to school in your child’s yellow folder in a clearly marked envelope. Please do not send cash. For financial assistance needs, please contact the school principal, Mr. Martinez, at gmartinez@lexingtonma.org.

We will kick off the week of October 24th.

Chess Club Sign Ups Open on Wednesday, October 12: Sign Ups for this year’s Chess Club will open on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00 am in Membership Toolkit (https://estabrookpto.membershiptoolkit.com) under the “Sign Ups” menu. We will be splitting the Chess Club into two groups (1st-3rd graders and 4th-5th graders). The two groups will meet on alternating Friday mornings from 8:00-8:45 am in the Estabrook Library, beginning on Friday, October 21 with the 1st-3rd grade group. 

The hope of the chess club is to foster a love of the game. While participants with all ranges of experience are welcome, some prior knowledge or experience with chess is helpful.

Participants will be limited to 20 per group, and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. A $15 fee will cover the purchasing of medals for participants and trophies for the tournament. Financial assistance is available by contacting Mr. Martinez at gmartinez@lexingtonma.org.

We are in need of one additional CORI approved parent volunteer to help with the running of the Chess Club and to avoid disruption to the club’s schedule if one of the existing chairs needs to be absent. Please email info@estabrookpto.org if you are able to help out. 

The Spirit Wear Store is open until October 21 : Get ready to show your Estabrook pride! We have kept all the popular pieces in the store, but have added some new ones, too! Check out the new tie-dye colors and the sweatshirt option. too! 

Pro Tips: All items listed as “sport tek” are made of performance material and be sure to click on each item as some come in multiple color choices. 

The store will close on October 21st. All purchased items will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the December break (pending no issues due to shipping delays). 

https://estabrook-fall22.itemorder.com/

Math Volunteers Needed

As many of you might know, the K-5 Math Department is in its first year of implementing a new math curriculum, Illustrative Mathematics. Across the district, this impacts Grades 3-5 this year.  The Math Department would love your help!

Anytime a new curriculum is adopted, classroom materials need to be prepared for the program. The math specialists’ goal is to take the hours of material preparation off of the teachers’ plates, so that they can focus on preparing for the content, guiding questions, and the actual teaching. Once the materials are prepared, they can be used in subsequent years as well. 

The Math Department is inviting volunteers to come to Estabrook 1-3 times per month, for 1-2 hours at a time, to cut and organize the materials that students will be using throughout the school year. Even if you cannot commit to volunteer every month, we welcome you to sign up. More detailed information and a schedule will be created once we have a group of volunteers.

If you would like to sign up, please contact estabrookvolunteers@gmail.com and fill out this google form.  

Volunteers Needed!

We are seeking volunteers to lead the following events for 2022-23. Being an event chair is a great way to make a difference at Estabrook, meet new people, and have some fun! Event chairs are supported by the Co-Presidents and VPs of Volunteers when planning the event, and a team of VPs of Communications is ready to help with advertising. We make planning your activity as easy as possible! If you are interested in chairing an event, please email info@estabrookpto.org. Additional details on all of our events can be found under the Activities & Events menu.

Estafest

Family Friends

Safe Routes to School

Staff Appreciation (Recognition Days)

Staff Appreciation (End of Year Luncheon)

Community Events
Events held in our community will be advertised on their own special page on our website. Click here to find out more!

Click, Shop, Support!
Donate to the PTO through your everyday shopping! A portion of your purchases from Amazon can be donated directly to the Estabrook PTO. Black Earth Compost also offers a referral program for new subscribers. All of these programs are free to sign up for and there are no extra charges or fees. Click here to learn more and for signup links.

In addition to those donation programs, you (AND your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers!) can also contribute to the Estabrook PTO by:

  • collecting valid box tops in the Box Tops for Education program and depositing them into the box on top of the Lost & Found cabinets
  • recycling your old textiles by dropping them into the large white freestanding Baystate Textiles bin at the end of the Estabrook School parking lot.

Thank you for supporting the Estabrook PTO!

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