Committee Information

PTO Committee Descriptions


Handles the planting, grounds and appearance of our school’s public entrances.

Creative Arts & Sciences      

Schedule and research performers and programs, coordinate school scheduling of all enrichment activities. Work with teachers on field trips and curriculum tie-ins.


The Events Committee hosts a variety of social opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • New Student Social in September
  • K-1 Dance; 2-3 Game Night; 4-5 Halloween Party
  • Roller World afterschool Winthrop event
  • Bingo Night
  • Ice Cream Social

Fifth Grade Activities

This committee organizes the events surrounding sending our fifth graders off to middle school, including the Moving On Ceremony.

Fundraising/Ways and Means

The Ways and Means Committee decides on the fundraising activities for the year.  This crucial committee delivers the funds for our PTO activities throughout the school year.

Holiday Bazaar

Help organize a day-long shopping event for the kids. Purchasing stock, organizing tables, coordinating volunteers and of course, helping the kids buy the perfect holiday gifts for their families– a great, fun day that the kids thoroughly enjoy!


Hospitality works to make sure that all school-hosted events are properly furnished and that our teachers and personnel are appreciated throughout the year.


The Library Committee is an essential function in our school.  Our library runs on an all-volunteer basis.  Shelving, tracking, ordering books, displays and working with the teachers to make sure we are properly stocked are a few of the important functions of this committee.

 Memorial Day Parade

Coordinate the Winthrop School participation in the Melrose Memorial Day Parade.  Past activities include Veteran presentations and service projects.


Write press releases, coordinate photography and help promote the Winthrop community.

School Spirit Day

Organize Field Day at the close of the school year. A fun day of activities for the kids, culminating in a Faculty versus Fifth Graders kick ball game!

Science Fair

Help organize the Winthrop School for the Citywide Science Fair: setup, judging, refreshment tables, guiding students.

Targeted Funds

This committee solicits, tracks and presents grant applications from teachers/administrators. The PTO then votes on projects and provides funds for these “targeted” projects.