So what does the Hopkinton PTA do, anyhow?!
We provide funding, enrichment programs, community building, and volunteers to our 3 schools’ students, teachers, and staff. You may have heard of our work without even realizing!
Welcome-Back Ice Cream Socials for HMS K-3rd students
Reaching for the Stars month-long enrichment program
Halloween Holler Party (Hosted by the Hopkinton Rec Dept.)
The Book Fairs
FUN Fair each spring
Annual Online Silent Auction
Teacher Appreciation Brunch
Kitchen Staff Appreciation Brunch
Bus Drivers Appreciation Brunch
Custodial Staff Appreciation Brunch
Box Tops contests & winning class parties
$500 Annual Senior Scholarship
Funding for 10+ Field Trips annually
Enrichment funding at all levels from K-12th grade
Guest speakers & parent presentations
The Turtle Lady visit
Artist in Residence
Annual purchase of new Ladybug & Great Stone Face books
Birds of Prey Presentation
These are just a few examples of how we are involved in our schools and community. New and exciting funding requests are regularly considered and approved.
PTA BOARD INFORMATION
The Hopkinton PTA Board is made up of concerned parents with children currently in one of the Hopkinton Public Schools. The Board strives to uphold the Hopkinton PTA Mission and connect families, schools, and the community together for the betterment of all our children.
President: Julie Zapton
Vice-President: Mike Rollo
Secretary: Sarah Mattson Dustin
Treasurer: Mary Weldon
Volunteer & Membership Coordinator: Anna Wells
Board meetings are held at 5:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June in the preschool room at HMS. Free childcare is available.
**Meetings will be held online during the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
PTA Chairs assist the Board in specific fundraising & community engagement goals.
Please give them a big THANK YOU - we couldn't do it without them!
Spiritwear Coordinator: Lori Jennison
Silent Auction Coordinator: Andrea Folsom
Arts in Education Coordinator: Laura Johnson
Appreciation Coordinator: Jenny Kravitz
Marketing Coordinator: Meredith Lee
Young Inventors' Program Coordinator: Tina White
HMS Staff Liaison: Andrea Kane
MSS Staff Liaison: Tracy Martin
HMHS Staff Liaison: Trish Walton
Our Board and Organization is governed by Bylaws dictated and approved by the State and National PTA.
Of particular note is Article III: Purposes of the PTA
SECTION 1: The Purposes of the Hopkinton PTA, in common with those of the National PTA and the New Hampshire PTA, are:
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship and throughout the community;
To raise the standards of home life;
To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare and safety of children and youth;
To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of all children and youth; and
To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.
SECTION 2: The Purposes of the PTA are promoted through advocacy and educational program directed toward parents, teachers, and the general public; are developed through conferences, committees, projects, and programs; and are governed and qualified by the basic policies set forth in Article IV.