Wondering what PTO is all about? Come join us!

We are always looking for new families to join our school’s Parent Teacher Organization!   We welcome your help to become involved with our school, community, and your child’s education.  The BJAMS PTO serves the community, teachers, and staff of BJAMS to create a FUN environment for education and life-long learning.

We look forward to getting to know your family and invite you to  join us for one of our PTO meetings.   Meetings are typically held on the first Monday of the month at 8:15am. This year our meetings will be held virtually.

Please email mtomlinson@bjams.org to be included on the PTO email list and for the monthly zoom link for our virtual meetings. 

Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021

September 14 November 2 January 4 March 1 May 3
October 12 December 7 February 1 April 5 June 7

Opened: 9:00am. Via ZOOM

Closed: 9:44am

Attended: M. Hines-Tomlinson, M. Boisvert, J. Germaine, L. Moore,  R. Grant, C. Wilson,

J. Nordenson, C. Pratt, M. LaCoss, A. Roberts, C. Polhemus

Meeting Agenda-
Wreath Sale- Need someone to volunteer to take it over.
Assign and Reach Out to Classroom Parents.
Brainstorm things to do for the BJAMS Community- not a fundraiser and is free- Rachael and Anna had a great idea for Halloween/ pumpkins/ Trunk or Treating.

Someone to look into the Vermont Art Council grant for a Spring Residency with Circus Smirkus.

PTO Discussion via Zoom

  • Classroom Parents:

Pre-K 3rd – Courtney Polhemus

Pre-K 4th – Jessica Lawrence

Kindergarten – Michaela LaCoss

1st – Anna Roberts

2nd – Racheal Grant

3rd – Katy Knapp

4th – Melissa Boisvert

5th – Cindy Pratt

6th – Cathy Hirce

7th -Jessica Mulligan?

8th – Mr. Close assigns

  • Wreath Sale – Anna, Courtney

2 to organize – already ordered pamphlets

Anna to pick up box of pamphlets –

Once wreaths arrive organize wreaths to be distributed, label and ready for pick-up

  • Residency into Spring when weather is nicer – possibility Circus Smirkus – opportunity to get a grant from VT Council
  • Trunk or Treat  – Rachael Grant will organize with Courtney Polhemus

Only BJAMS community.

Sign up in advance so we could know numbers (RSVP)

Current state guidelines 150 at one time. We may need a counter before entry to keep within state guidelines.

Outside, 6ft apart, socially distance, cars spaced appropriately so that we stay within guidelines.

No homemade goods

Only prepackaged candy

Only the adult with trunks hand out candy

Rachael and Ian Grant donating pumpkins for the entire school!

Decorate the school with pumpkins.

  • Community outreach – a package with a note to show that we are thinking of them.  — St. Nicholas

Lisette – St. Nicholas’ Feast Day – Write a note, leave a boot outside the class and put a mandarin orange, candy cane and note from St. Nicholas in the boot. Sunday December 6 is feast day will celebrate Wednesday 9th. Father Jon will include in his homily

IF we are not in school at this time then PTO will distribute bags from St. Nicholas to students (145)

  • Next meeting on school calendar- October 12th. 9:00am via Zoom to discuss upcoming events.

Use the same meeting link-

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 964 9161 5691
Passcode: Kz17Zw


Check out the activities and fundraisers we have planned for this year:

PTO and Development Fundraising Calendar

President: Michelle Hines- Tomlinson

Secretary: Melissa Boisvert

Treasurer: Janelle Germaine