Welcome Back- Weekly Updates September 2nd

Welcome Back to School! The PTG has big plans for the 2019-2020 school year. To see what we've got planned check out this years schedule or subscribe to our google calendar.

Our first meeting this year will be Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00pm in the school library. We will be continuing to provide childcare during meeting this year.

2019-2020 PTG Executive Board

President- Bailey Schendell (

Secretary- David Pagie (

Treasurer- Renee Hanley (

Treasurer- Claudius Li (

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or just to say hello!


PTG Recruitment- Your time is just as important as your money. The PTG is a completely volunteer run organization. To meet our goals, we need a lot of human power. Check out all the roles needed to make the work of the PTG happen in the McGlynn PTG Volunteer Positions 2019-2020 descriptions. If you have a few extra hours a month and want help us bring enrichment and community to the McGlynn Elementary School, please contact Bailey Schendell (

Parent Directory- This year the PTG has decided to use AtoZConnect to build a parent directory. Please take a minute to sign up so you can receive weekly updates with the happenings of the McGlynn Elementary School.

Directions to sign up:

  • Go to and click on “Sign Up Now."

  • Enter the school zip code then select our school from the "Select Organization" drop down menu.

  • Complete the form to send in your join request.

Room Parent Recruitment- The PTG is recruiting Room Parents for each classroom. All the research show that having parents in the classroom increases academic success for all students. If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom a few times over the next year, check out our website ( for more information and to sign up.


George's Island Trip- This year for the first time the PTG has an end of the summer outing. Boston Harbor Cruises donated 100 FREE tickets to George's Island. Last Friday Mcglynn families spent the day together exploring the Island's Fort Warren, searching for the ghost of the Lady in Black, and having a lovely picnic. Thank you to William Smith for getting the tickets donated, to Miguel and Gretchen Ferreira for helping with lunch, all the other parents who pitched in to help the day run smoothly. This was a lovely trip that we hope to make a yearly tradition.

Field Trips and In-School Presentations- The Enrichment Committee are working with our wonderful Mcglynn teachers to put together a plan for this years field trips and in-school presentations. If you have a line on something that you think would be cool for our students please let us know. Contact Karey Cropper (

After School Clubs- Last year the PTG started to bring in different after school Clubs for our students. This year we plan to expand that program. Here are some plans we have in the works:

1. Lego Club with Playwell will be coordinated by Karey Cropper. Will need at least one parent volunteer per class.

  • Fall- 6 Weeks, Wednesday 1:50-3:20pm, Starting Oct 16th- Nov 20th (1st and 2nd Graders) $90/ Student with 12 student minimum

  • Winter- 8 Weeks $120/ Student

  • Spring- 8 Weeks $120/ Student

2. Fencing with Guard Up will be coordinated by Sharon Tomasulo for 4th and 5th graders. If we could provide 2 or 3 chaperones (to go with their instructor), they could take about 15 kids in the program. They'd do a kind of adventure-based lesson--there's some options there--history of different kinds of warriors? Stuff like that. They would basically put together what we need.

  • For 6 weeks, $120 per kid.

3. Craft Club coordinated by Renee Hanley. Will meet once per week using recycled goods to complete crafts. Number of students depends on volunteers. Minimal cost. 6-8 Week program.

To run these programs we are going to need some parent volunteers. If you have any interest in helping out with these programs please let us know ( Signups for these clubs will go out over the next few weeks.


Annual Membership Drive- The PTG is currently running it's Annual Membership Drive. We are a nonprofit group with the mission to enhance and support the educational experience at the McGlynn Elementary School. Our fundraising goal this year is $40 per student. The money we raise goes towards enrichment such as field trips, in-school presentations, and Fun Day. If you are able, please consider giving generously to support enriched educational experiences for your child. You send a donation in your students communication folder in an envelope marked "Mcglynn PTG" or you can donate online here. We take small and large donations, with much appreciation.

City-Wide Electronic Recycle Drive, September 28th 10am-1pm -The McGlynn PTG is taking the lead in the first fundraiser of the school year for the City-wide Elementary Alliance. This Alliance, among the four Medford Elementary Schools, raised the McGlynn over $7,000 last year. For the Electronic Recycle Drive, people pay a fee to drop off their old electronics. All proceeds from City-wide Alliance fundraisers are split equally between the four elementary schools. Stay tuned for a full list of recyclable items as well as signups for volunteering.

Annual Pie Fundraiser, Starting October 1st- Stay tuned for more information about our Annual Thanksgiving Pie and Bread Fundraiser.


  • Mustang Spirit Shop- The Mustang Spirit Store provides everything you need to show your McGlynn Mustang Spirit. This year we have created an online store as well as expanded our merchandise. You can also order merchandise by filling out this form and sending in with your child. 

  • Textile Recycle Bin- Do you have old clothing, shoes, or curtains you need to get rid of? Drop off your textiles, whatever the condition, any time in the white bin in the school parking lot marked “McGlynn Elementary.". The PTG gets paid by the pound for whatever is in the bin. Check out our website ( for a full list of what’s accepted.

  • Boxtops for Education- We ask families to collect Box Top labels from participating products and send them into school. We submit the labels by November 1st and March 1st of each year. The PTG receives 10 cents per label submitted. Check out the Box Tops website for ways to earn even more for our students.

  • Amazon Smile- Everyone orders from Amazon!! The PTG asks for your support by selecting the McGlynn Elementary Parent Teacher Group by logging on to By doing so, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the McGlynn PTG which in turn will be used to fund fun and enriching activities for our students.

Community Engagement

Back to School Night, September 18th- Back to School Night is a great opportunity to see your student’s classroom and meet their teachers. Mrs. Guarino and Mrs. Andrews also give a short presentation about McGlynn Elementary School expectations. The PTG runs several activities during Back to School:

  • PTG Information Table- Stop by and talk to active PTG parents about what the PTG is about and how you can get involved. You can also pick up a CORI form for the year (required to volunteer at school).

  • Cleaning Supply Drive- Did you know that teachers are expected to supply tissues, paper towels and other cleaning supplies for their classrooms? The PTG does a year round donation drive for cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off in the PTG room., located for rly across from the cafeteria. Needed items include: Tissues, Paper towels, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfecting Wipes, and Cleaning Spray.

  • Mustang Spirit Shop- This will be the first opportunity to get your Mustang Spiritwear. Stop by and pick up a t-shirt or sweatshirt so your student can show their Mustang pride.

  • Mustang Baked Goods- The McGlynn Elementary Community has some extraordinary bakers. Stop by and pick up a delicious treat to take home. If you are interested in donating baked goods to be sold please contact

Cub Scouts- Medford Cub Scouts Pack 416 are hosting two open houses. Saturday September 7th and Saturday September 14th from 10am- 1pm at the First Community United Methodist Church (55 Otis St.) for students in K- 5th grade. For more information contact Teresa Del Signore at or

Harvest Your Energy Festival- Mayor Stephanie M Burke presents the 10th Annual Harvest Your Energy Festival on Saturday, October 19, 12-3pm, behind the McGlynn School. The festival will feature electronics recycling, paper shredding, textile recycling and “Windy’s” 10th birthday and the Annual Green Awards – we are currently taking nominations for the Green Awards for businesses, residents and non-profits and we are looking for a few more good candidates!