Originally delivered on 9/9/2019 9:33 am

SUBJECT: PTO Newsletter: Week of September 9, 2019


Estabrook PTO: Week of September 9, 2019

Summary of this week's news items:

  • An announcement from Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers
  • SEPAC Coffee, Wednesday, September 11, 8:45-9:30 am in the Estabrook Cafeteria 
  • Information from LEF
  • Volunteers Still Needed

Have a great week!! 

Estabrook PTO







An Announcement from Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers

New to Lexington? We're here to help. Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers is a social club where you'll meet others new to the area. We have a weekly walking group, monthly book club, coffee talk, night out & lunch bunch, quarterly parties plus interesting monthly excursions like Freedom Trail Walk, Movie Night, Kayaking, and Trivia Night. Want to learn more? Come to our Welcome Coffee on September 18th, Men's Night Out on September 12th, and/or our Ladies Night Out on September 19th. For more details, please contact LNCexecs@lexington-newcomers.org.

Welcome to Lexington and we look forward to meeting you! 


SEPAC Coffee, Wednesday, September 11, 8:45-9:30 am in the Estabrook Cafeteria 

Join the Principal, Evaluation Team Supervisor, and Estabrook parents for coffee and light refreshments. Meet the special education staff, support staff and Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) representative and learn about the academic and social-emotional supports available for K-5 students at Estabrook School. Young children welcome. 

Questions? For more information, contact Jennifer Beaulac, ETS, at jbeaulac@lexingtonma.org 

For an overview of SEPAC/SEPTA, visit https://lexsepta.org


Information from LEF

Come Play With Us!
You are invited and encouraged to play in and/or support Lexington Education Foundation's (LEF) Inaugural Golf Classic on September 27th at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Lexington. This is an opportunity to connect with each other and help raise funds to inspire kids to be inquisitive and sensitive students through new projects and educational approaches made possible by educator-initiated grants awarded by LEF. 

Play 9 or 18 holes, and/or sponsor a hole--either way you'll be doing something good--your donation directly funds grants that fund innovation in teaching and learning for students in the Lexington Public Schools.

Get a group of Estabrook parents/educators into a foursome or two! More information and registration at LexEdFoundation.org.

Strategic Volunteering--How to Keep Your Skills Sharp on a Career Break
A complimentary session open to adults, Thursday, September 26, 8:30-9:30 am, LPS Administration Building, 100 Maple Street. Free reservation at LexEdFoundation.org.

Looking to find a new career after being out of the workforce? Interested in jump-starting a stalled career or business? Need to find new paid work? Join us for a complimentary workshop on strategic volunteering, brought to you by Lexington Education Foundation and FlexProfessionals. 

This workshop will explore transferable skills and the power of volunteering in strategic ways to help with your next professional steps. Come to hear the story of how

  • Mary Ellen Ringo, Lexington mom, volunteer and now Director of Development at the Cary Library Foundation utilized her volunteer experience to find a new career; and 
  • Katie Cutler, Lexington mom, volunteer and now Candidate Manager at FlexProfessionals practiced new skills in volunteering that transferred to a career.

Volunteering not only benefits nonprofit organizations doing work to affect positive change, but also allows you to utilize your current skill set or develop new areas of expertise, often bringing the same application skills as paid roles. This non-traditional professional development avenue may help you change careers, jump start a stalled career or position for a return to paid work.

Questions? Contact Lexington Education Foundation at info@LexEdFoundation.org.

Volunteers Still Needed

Co-Chairs Needed for BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success)
Help with this before-school program to give K-Gr 2 students a brain boost through physical activity. If we don't get parents to lead this activity, BOKS will be not be offered! 

Please email volunteers@estabrookpto.org if you are interested in volunteering. You must have a CORI check.


Estabrook PTO
117 Grove Street 
Lexington, MA 02420