We are always searching for great people to volunteer their time throughout the year or to be an 'as needed' volunteer when we have special projects that require extra hands.  

We understand that people are often reluctant to participate because they're afraid they'll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. Our promise to you:  Memorial PTO will not push you to commit more than you're willing or able.  Believe it or not, an hour or two a year really makes a difference. 

Opportunities to help out at the school:  Involves coming to the school for an hour or two during the school day.  Volunteers are needed everyday.

  • Helping out for 30 minutes at social and fundraising events
  • Making Photocopies for the teachers or the office
  • Working in the library (shelving books, manning the desk)
  • Teacher Appreciation R

Opportunities to coordinate on-going fundraising programs: Involves marketing a specific program in September, quarterly reminders and on-going collection / entering / submitting (if needed) for:

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Stop & Shop Rewards
  • Coke Caps
  • Scrip Gift Cards
  • Target Take Charge of Education

Opportunities to work on various social and fundraising event  planning committees: Various levels of involvement available: attend planning meetings, help execute, set up, clean up, and/or help out at the event.

  • Halloween party
  • Toast to Memorial
  • Family Picnic
  • Pancake Breakfast / Art Show
  • Enrichment
  • 5th Grade 
  • Social Committee
  • Corporate Sponsors
Researchers have been studying the effects parent attitudes and actions have on their children's academic success for more than 30 years. The results have been consistent. 

Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to: 

  • Earn better grades 
  • Score higher on tests 
  • Pass their classes 
  • Attend school regularly 
  • Have better social skills 
  • Show improved behavior 
  • Be more positive in their attitude toward school 
  • Complete homework assignments 
  • Graduate and continue their education

Did you know?
Important Note 

Because we work with children, 
all volunteers are required to submit a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) application 
and undergo a background check.  

Please go to the Burlington High School 
to fill out the CORI Form
 (go around to the back of the building 
to school administrative offices).  

Please bring your license with you.  

CORI Acceptance will last for 3 years. 

CORI - Frequently Asked Questions
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." 
-- Elizabeth Andrew
Interests & Availability

Are you interested in finding out more about how to make a difference in your child's experience at Memorial?

If so, please fill out this form  and we'll contact you to discuss in more detail.  Submitting this form does not obligate you in any way.

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Memorial Elementary School PTO
Burlington, Massachusetts
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This group dedicates a very generous amount of time volunteering for the PTO by planning and running events and fundraising.  If you are interested in joining the board, please contact one of these members to learn more about how you can help!