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Franklin PTO

Franklin PTO Volunteer Signups!

The Franklin PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) needs your help to be able to successfully create fun events throughout the year to build community and raise funds to enhance our children's education.  Even if you're brand new to an event and haven't attended it before, there are lots of people to guide you and show you everything you need to know!  It's a really great way to meet new people, and to immerse yourself into our amazing Franklin community.  

Please review the available positions below and click on the button to sign up!  If you want any additional information, please reach out to Emilie Chang at [email protected]


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Available Volunteer Position

PTO Co-President

Did you know that we're still looking to fill this role for this school year? We have everything set up already like detailed email templates and you'll have the support of an incredible board. All we need now is someone to pair up with Graham Voysey!


Mystery Dinner Co-Chairs (2)

Help to plan a really fun evening event for parents & caregivers! Find dinner hosts, and match up attendees with cuisines at a "mystery" dinner location, followed by dessert at Paddy's!

All slots filled
Yasaman Zuniga
Ali Callahan

Multicultural Night Co-Chairs (2)

Come coordinate this fantastic evening event where Franklin families can visit country booths that celebrate Franklin's rich cultural diversity!

1 of 2 slots filled
Yuliya Bratnikov

Room Parent Coordinator

Have you been a room parent before? We are looking for one person to help pass along emails from the PTO Board, a give presentations to the Franklin Room Parents to let them know about holiday gifts, end of year gifts, and answer any questions!


Bulletin Board Manager

We would love some help to update the bulletin board inside/outside of Franklin with our upcoming events! This will only take about 20 minutes to update every 1-2 weeks, and the PTO board can provide the exact text to add, or flyers to pin up!

Felicia Picariello

Halloween Bash Committee (3)

One of our BIGGEST events of the year is the Halloween Bash! Help plan anything from the Haunted House to the inflatables, or the photo area and the snacks!

2 of 3 slots filled
Tania Peterson
Yuliya Bratnikov

Ad Sales Coordinator for Directory

Help reach out to local businesses and email Franklin parents who may want to purchase an advertisement for our published Franklin directory.  We are looking to fill a few pages with advertisements to help offset the cost of printing.


Trivia Night & Live Auction Co-Chairs (2)

This event will be on a Saturday in April 2023 at Post 440! Help coordinate a fun evening filled with food, drinks, trivia (hosted by Stump Trivia) and a live auction! This is a wonderful community event for Franklin parents, caregivers, and staff!


Online Auction Committee (3)

Be a part of Franklin's biggest fundraiser!  We need help reaching out to businesses and organizing donations/items for our online auction in March.  We will start reaching out to businesses starting in January. All of the templates will be ready for you!


Understanding Our Differences (UOD) Coordinator

UOD is a disability awareness program for kids in grades 3-5 to promote inclusion, understanding, and acceptance.  We will need help to coordinate/recruit parent volunteers in Grades 3-5 and schedule classroom workshops with the teachers.

Marybeth Morris

Staff Lounge Supply Coordinator

We need someone to help make sure that the staff lounge is organized and stocked with all of the basics that they need! Check inventory once a month at school and reach out to each grade level for donations (K-cups, tea, snacks, etc.)


Flyer Designer

Have an interest in creating some fun new flyers for future Franklin events? We would love your help!

Jules Myung
let's put my Adobe Creative Suite annual subscription to it's full use!

Principal Coffee Coordinators (2)

We will need help to arrange and set up coffee and light refreshments for parents/caregivers who attend Principal coffee morning meetings.


Teacher Appreciation Week Co-Chairs (2)

Be part of planning of some awesome & thoughtful gifts and treats, along with a delicious luncheon for teachers from May 1-5!

1 of 2 slots filled
Amanda Caruso

Safe Routes to School Co-Representative

Identify safety issues affecting routes to Franklin and organize safe walk and bike to school events. Attend Newton’s SRTS monthly meetings and promote Walk to School Days and Crossing Guard & Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Mike Halle is the other co-rep.


ELL Parent Representative

The ELL Parent Representative will help raise awareness of issues relevant to ELL families to the PTO board.  We want to support any families who may face language and or cultural barriers to participation.


METCO Parent Representative

The METCO Parent Representative will help raise awareness of issues relevant to students in the METCO Program to the PTO board.  We want to help strengthen ties between our Newton-based families and our Boston-based families.


SEPAC Parent Representative

The Franklin SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Parent Representative will help raise awareness of issues relevant to SEPAC families to the PTO board. We want to support our Franklin SEPAC families!

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