Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Conversation with Principal Dane Despres

All Clarke parents and guardians are invited to an evening of conversation with Principal Dane Despres, sponsored by the Clarke PTO. This event is your opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions about any aspects of life at Clarke (except class-specific or child-specific questions, which should be addressed separately with your child’s teachers or counselor). Basic questions about logistics and resources are welcome, but so are more in-depth ones about school culture; social-emotional learning and support; technology; homework; the school schedule; teaching and learning; school safety; building effective parent-school partnerships; and more. Questions? Contact Jennifer Roney

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Parent/Guardian Forum on Youth Substance Abuse

All Clarke, Diamond and LHS parents and guardians are invited to join Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev, LICSW for a PTO-sponsored forum. Parents will have the opportunity to hear about current trends in youth substance use (including vaping, marijuana, and alcohol), review recent YRBS data, understand the science behind the developing brain and the impact of substances, as well as learn strategies to talk to their children. "Hidden in Plain Sight" display of a mock teen bedroom will also be set up for parents to walk through to help them understand common household items that could be an indication of substance use in their teen. This is an interactive session and there will be time for Q&A.

For questions about this event, please contact ptoforums@gmail.com.

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Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

6th Grade Social

6th graders are invited to stay after school to enjoy treats provided by the PTO and connect with friends for dancing to DJ beats, playing games or watching a movie. This event will be chaperoned by staff and parents and students are expected to exhibit behavior consistent with the Student Handbook.

The social is open to all 6th graders of Clarke with a small admission fee. Remember to bring your water bottle. Permission slips are required and will be distributed to students.

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Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

7th Grade Social

7th grade students are invited to socialize with friends and enjoy light snacks provided by the PTO. Dancing to DJ beats, playing board games and watching a movie are all options for socialization. This event will be chaperoned by staff and parents and students are expected to exhibit behavior consistent with the Student Handbook.

The social is open to all 7th graders of Clarke with a small admission fee. Remember to bring your water bottle. Permission slips are required and will be distributed to students. Transportation is not provided.

We are still seeking several parent volunteers for the event. Please contact Eleni Pesiridis if you can help out as a parent volunteer.

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Nov
1
to Nov 7

Chocolate Fundraiser of Clarke PTO

Clarke School PTO Chocolate Fundraiser Is Coming In November! 

On November 1st we will kick-off our Fall Chocolate Fundraiser. We think everyone will love the chocolate as much as the cookie dough we sold last year! Students will have a week to return their permission slips and boxes of Chocolate will be handed out to sell on November 14th and 15th with sales running through December 5th. Lots of prizes for eager sellers, plus proceeds will be divided by grade to go towards their DC trip!

Stay tuned for more information including a request for some volunteers. Email coordinators Wendy Riseborough and Carol Colwell at wendyrise11@gmail.com with any questions.

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Clarke Community Book Club - Inaugural Session

The book club is slated to be a biannual opportunity for Clarke students, families, and staff to read and discuss a worthwhile book related to the core values of Lexington Public Schools. Books and other information announced on the dedicated book club website. At this event, we’ll discuss our fall ’19 book club selection, the graphic novel New Kid by Jerry Craft, and the LPS core value “We All Belong.” To join the club and receive the weekly newsletter leading up to the meet-up, please sign up using this online form. While participants are encouraged to obtain their own copies of New Kid, the front office will have fifteen copies to loan out to readers. Visit the main office to borrow a copy while supplies last!

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Dec
6
to Dec 13

Clarke Book Fair

The PTO sponsored Clarke Book Fair fundraiser is December 2nd - 13th. We are looking forward to selling quality books while hoping to inspire reading!

  • Located in the Clarke Library/IMC.
  • Shop anytime between 8:00am - 2:50pm and during parent/teacher conferences.
  • Just in time for Holiday shopping! (books for all ages K and up)
  • Virtual gift cards for teachers AND students will be available to purchase on-line soon!
  • Cash, credit cards and checks also accepted at the Fair.
  • Raffle prizes for each grade!

If you would like to volunteer to help during the Fair, please click here to sign-up.

Thank you for your support!

Katherine Mahony
Book Fair Chair

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Jan
9
11:00 AM11:00

Fundraiser at Nick's Place

The Clarke PTO is holding a super-easy fundraiser. All you have to do is to order food in or take out and Clarke PTO receives 15% back. 

Thursday January 9, 2020

11:00am-9:00pm

197 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Donating Back: 15%

Please RSVP that you will be participating...

Thank you for supporting your PTO!

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

8th Grade Social

8th grade students are invited to socialize with friends and enjoy light snacks provided by the PTO. Dancing to DJ beats, playing board games and watching a movie are all options for socialization. This event will be chaperoned by staff and parents and students are expected to exhibit behavior consistent with the Student Handbook.

The social is open to all 8th graders of Clarke with a small admission fee. Remember to bring your water bottle. Permission slips are required and will be distributed to students. Transportation is not provided.

We are still seeking several parent volunteers for the event. Please contact Eleni Pesiridis if you can help out as a parent volunteer.

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Clarke Community Picnic & New to Lexington

  • Clarke Field behind Parking Lot C (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Clarke Community Picnic and New to Lexington

Join us for a Back-To-School family picnic at Clarke!

It will be a great opportunity to see our children play together and visit with other Clarke families as we start off the school year. It is great chance to reconnect with families and also to make new friends. If you are new to Lexington, don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet other families.

Have an informal chat with our new principal, Dane Despres.  Clarke PTO Board/Committee members will be there too.

To celebrate our diverse community, there will be representatives from various Lexington-based ethnic and civic groups eager to greet you.

Bring your own dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and supplies. Don’t forget your picnic blanket! Bring a frisbee and/or a ball for some on-the-fly games.

Parfait food truck is scheduled to be there.

At 6pm, there will be a scavenger hunt. Top 2 teams will win gift cards to Rancatore's.

We need help to ensure the success of this event.  You may volunteer your child/ren for clean up after the picnic. Please sign-up to volunteer here. 

Questions? Email Seri Latiff.

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Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Walk for the Cure

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Walk Through the Dunback Meadow | Lawn Games | Raffle | Snacks 

What? Clarke’s 2nd Annual Walk for the Cure

Clarke’s Student Government is raising money for Dana Farber through the Quinn Amsler Fund.

When? Saturday, June 8

Check-in at: 9:30 am

Walk begins at: 10:00 am

Where? Jonas Clarke Middle School

The walk will begin at the entrance to the Dunback Meadow walking trail next to Clarke Middle School (near the Phys. Ed field). The walk is about 30 minutes depending on pace. After the walk, there will be lawn games, raffle baskets and snacks.

How? Tickets are $25 per person, free for children under 10 years old

Donations are welcome.
PayPal below or cash only at the event

Volunteer sign-up: please contact Ms. Stephanie Kozak

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Can't Attend? You can support the cause by making a donation!
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