Community PTO Meeting Tue 10/26 7:00pm

Our first Community PTO Meeting will be Tuesday, October 26th at 7PM via Zoom. This meeting will consist of two parts.

The first will be an overview of the PTO, and a discussion of our goals, our activities and events, and how you can volunteer your time to benefit the school community.

The second part will be a presentation by Joan Kelly. She will present a talk on reading development to the Merriam community, and explain the “how and why” of the Abound partnership with Acton-Boxborough families. A former teacher and the founder of Abound, Joan spent more than ten years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, working on literacy research and training educators across the country on science-based instructional practices. Her presentation will highlight the three types of skills children need to read well and how your child learns them, and will explain how the Abound tools clarify and simplify what to do at home. This part of the presentation is geared towards families with students in grades K-3, but all families are welcome to participate.