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Meetings | Volunteer Opportunities

Attend a Meeting

Our general meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. All parents, guardians, teachers and supporting staff of Gibbs and Ottoson students are always welcome to attend. It is the best way to keep up to speed on what we're up to. Our principals are often present as well.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

    • Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm via Zoom
      Zoom code will be posted in the weekly GO PTO Newsletter

Missed a meeting? Read the minutes here


Join The Board

Serving on the GO PTO board gives you a direct say in the decisions we make to support our staff and students. We also pride ourselves on not asking our board members to do tasks beyond what they signed on for. See the board positions and more about what we do here.


Join or Form a PTO Subcommittee

If you aren't ready to take on a GO PTO leadership role we have subcommittees that allow parents/caregivers to work on specific causes, or perhaps you have a cause in mind that you wish to take the lead on.


Email hello@gibbsottosonpto.org if you wish to get involved with PTO in any way.

Communications

GOPTO Weekly Update Newsletter

Parent volunteers from GO PTO compile and edit a Weekly Update e-newsletter for Gibbs and Ottoson families. It is sent out on Mondays and contains announcements and reminders about upcoming events and activities at the school and in town that are relevant to middle school students.

  • Subscribe to the newsletter HERE. Remember to add news.go.pto@gmail.com to your safe senders list as well so that it doesn't go to junk/spam.

  • See the newsletter archive here. Editions before January 14th, 2019 can be found here.

  • Share news with us! Information about town- or school-sponsored events that you would like to share with the Gibbs and/or Ottoson communities can also be included in the Weekly Update. See the guidelines and how to submit.


PowerSchool

PowerSchool is the district's system used to send communications from principals and administration, create school schedules, manage attendance, and issue grades.

If you are not receiving emails from the principals:

  • Make sure that your profile and contact information in PowerSchool profile is up to date and that spe.schoolmessenger.com and arlington.k12.ma.us are added to your safe senders list so that the messages don't go to junk/spam.

  • Contact the APS Digital Learning Department. For the 2020-2021 school year the Digital Learning Department has created the following form, APS Parent/Guardian Ed Tech Support for you to request help for your student(s) with apps, devices, and digital learning resources (i.e. Zoom, Google apps, etc.). The link can also found on the Digital Learning Page of the Arlington Public Schools website.

Gibbs Website: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/schools/gibbs.asp
Ottoson Website: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/schools/oms.asp
Arlington Public Schools: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/home/default.asp