Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Forum on Substance Abuse

  • Lexington High School Commons 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Youth Substance Use: What Parents Need to Know

Parents of 6-12th graders are invited to this important session led by LPD School Resource Officer Kristina Hankins and Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialist Kristie Demirev, LICSW. Parents will have the opportunity to hear about current trends in youth substance use (including vaping, marijuana, and alcohol); review recent data; understand the science behind the developing brain and the impact of substances; and learn strategies for talking with their children. LHS students will also be in attendance to facilitate Q&A with parents. This will be an interactive session, and all are welcome. The "Hidden in Plain Sight" display of a mock teen bedroom will also be set up starting at 6:30 pm for parents to walk through to help them understand common household items that could be an indication of substance use by their teen. This forum is co-sponsored by the LHS PTO, Clarke PTO, and Diamond PTA.

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Fifth Annual Clarke International Potluck

6:00-7:15: Potluck:
7:15-7:45: Film festival showing and awards

Join the Clarke family in celebration of World Language Week!

Join the fun...celebrate our diversity

Please bring in your family favorite dish/beverage or a special dish and/or beverage that represents your culture to share with the Clarke Community

Be sure to include the name and a list of ingredients with your dish! Please list your dish using the Signup Genius link below

We need your help! Please sign up to volunteer for the event

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Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Clarke Shop at Wilson’s Day

Starting in Mid-January, Wilson Farm will be kicking off its 14th annual Shop at Wilson Farm Days. These days are designated to give back to the local schools in our community. When a friend or family of the school shops at Wilson Farm on the designated day, 20% of their sale will be donated right back to the school. As an added bonus, the top earning school will end up receiving 25% instead of the allotted 20%. When shopping they must present the flyer in order for the 20% to be accepted. Help Clarke earn an extra 5% and become the top school on March 26!

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

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EAT, DRINK, AND TEASE YOUR BRAIN!
Join us for Clarke Parents' Trivia Night 

TRIVIA | CASH BAR | RAFFLE | PRIZES 

Sign up as a group and form a team or as an individual and join a team!

Tickets: $25 per person or $200 for Table of 8 

50/50 Raffle Tickets: 5 for $20

Step 1: Use our online sign up to reserve your Table of 8 or your individual seat.

Step 2: Process your payment below ~ and don’t forget to add on some 50/50 Raffle Tickets too!

No tickets needed at the event, but be sure to include your full name on the online sign up so we can check you in at the door! 

Please note...

  • Attendees must be 21 years of age or older

  • No outside beverages allowed

  • Outside food/snacks allowed

  • No refunds will be offered

  • Don’t need to be present to win the 50/50 Raffle prize

Questions? Contact juliefuhrer1@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Clarke PTO.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

8th Grade Parent Forum "Going to LHS"

  • Lexington High School Science Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All 8th grade parents are invited to come learn more about life at LHS from a panel of current LHS parents. This will be a Q&A session, so bring all of your parent-to-parent questions about helping your child navigate the transition to high school. The morning and evening sessions will both have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

8th Grade Parent Forum "Going to LHS"

  • Lexington Community Center Room 139 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All 8th grade parents are invited to come learn more about life at LHS from a panel of current LHS parents. This will be a Q&A session, so bring all of your parent-to-parent questions about helping your child navigate the transition to high school. The morning and evening sessions will both have the same format: attend whichever one is most convenient for you.

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Clarke Ladies Night Out

  • Helena’s Boutique & Fred Astaire Dance Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Helena’s Boutique: 10 AM - 6 PM
453 ½ Common Street Belmont
Fred Astaire Dance Studio: 6:45 - 8:15 PM (Cancelled)
448 Common Street Belmont

Join us for a Clarke FUN-draiser at Helena’s Boutique and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Belmont.  Shop all day at Helena’s and Clarke will receive 10% of purchases made then go across the street to Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 6:45 PM for some beverages and light bites and come with your sneakers and comfortable clothes to do some dancing. The dancing will be a zumba-esque/salsa dancing, no partner necessary. All attendees will receive a FREE 30-minute private ballroom lesson to do at a future date, partner or no-partner. Following our event, everyone is welcome to join in on the regular Dance Party from 8:15-9:45 PM which involves different types of music for both individuals and couples. 

Shop all day at Helena’s and mention that you are from Clarke and Helena’s will donate 10% of their purchases back to Clarke PTO. $20 at the door for Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which all go to Clarke PTO - Fred Astaire is kindly donating the party and the space. Special raffle prize donated by Aspire Med Spa of Lexington.

CLICK HERE to Sign Up

Remember to bring sneakers with you and not wear them on the street to keep the floors clean.

If you’re looking to make it an extended night out for a drink and/or dinner, try the delicious restaurant and bar across the street, Savino’s (617-484-3499). 

Questions: Contact Jennifer Velis.

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Jan
10
11:00 AM11:00

Fundraiser at Nick's Place

  • 197 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA, 02420 (map)
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The Clarke PTO is holding a super-easy fundraiser, all you have to do is order food in or take out and Clarke PTO receives 15% back. 

Thursday January 10, 2019

11:00am-9:00pm

197 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Donating Back: 15%

Please RSVP that you will be participating...

https://www.groupraise.com/events/70309-clarke-middle-school-pto-at-nick-s-place

Thank you for supporting your PTO!

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Jan
10
8:30 AM08:30

PTO Meeting

Thurs | Jan 10 - PTO Meeting, 8:30AM, Clarke cafeteria - all are welcome!

Guest Presentation:  Recognizing Warning Signs of Substance Abuse in Your Teen's Bedroom

Lexington Public Schools Prevention Specialists, Julie Fenn and Kristie Demirev will join us at our Jan 10 PTO meeting to teach parents of middle schoolers how to recognize the warning signs of substance abuse in your own home.  Julie will set up a “Hidden in Plain Sight Exhibit” that displays a mock teenager’s bedroom to test parents knowledge of common substance abuse items teens can purchase online.  She will also present strategies for discussing substance abuse with children and share what we know about drug & alcohol abuse in Lexington.  This will be an interactive session. 

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Dec
7
to Dec 14

Clarke Book Fair

The PTO sponsored Clarke Book Fair fundraiser is December 7th - 14th. We are looking forward to selling quality books while hoping to inspire reading!

  • Located in the Clarke Library/IMC.
  • Shop anytime between 7:50am - 3:00pm 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!

Carol Colwell & Kathryn Johnson
Book Fair Co-Chairs

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

LEF Trivia Bee

LEF Trivia Bee - Nov. 5 - Make a Team, BEE a Fan!

It’s that time of the year again…when Lexington is abuzz with excitement about the Trivia Bee coming to town Nov. 5, 2018 at the LHS Auditorium at 7 PM.

Each year over 40 three-member teams of teachers, administrators and staff from each of Lexington’s public schools as well as teams from local organizations and businesses gather for a casual, entertaining evening as they answer questions in pursuit of the coveted Master of Trivia title & trophy!

Team registration is open. Make a team of 3 (at least 1 adult), pick a fun name, and register online today! LexEdFoundation.org/trivia-bee

Plan to cheer on your favorite teams, the event is FREE and there is no school for students on Nov. 6. Stay tuned for the list of educator teams from Clarke.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

8th Grade Social

Reminder to parents:  The Fall 2018 8th Grade Social is Friday, November 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm, Gymnasium.

This event is a terrific opportunity for kids to hang out with their classmates in a relaxed, familiar environment.  In this age of social media and smart phones, school events like this can be a great way for kids to socialize in person. The PTO will provide plenty of snacks, a DJ spinning tunes, fun games, and a movie. Encourage your 8th grader to attend with their friends and have a fun time.

Permission slips will be provided to students to be submitted at the door.  Please contact Emy Goldsmith (emy.goldsmith@gmailcom) if you are able to volunteer.  Thanks!

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Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

PTO Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr. Julie Hackett, LPS Superintendent

Come hear what’s happening in our district and get your questions answered.

Feel free to forward questions to PTO President, Christina Cohen, if you’d prefer.

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