Welcome back!

With a few days left before the start of school, the Harvard Schools Parent-Teacher Organization would like to welcome you back and hope you are as excited as we are for another year of events and programs sponsored by our organization.

We are kicking off the year with a kindergarten picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 26, for the incoming HES kindergarten families. The PTO brings parents, teachers, administrators and community members together to share ideas, to build friendships and to support both the Hildreth Elementary School and Bromfield School with educational and community-building opportunities and materials that are not otherwise provided for by the town school budget. Stay tuned for upcoming membership information.

We wish your student(s) and every Harvard school family a happy and healthy school year.

-- The PTO Executive Board

PTO Store items for sale Aug. 26

The PTO will have clothing items available for sale during the upcoming Kindergarten Picnic for kindergarten families on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Public Library (or in the HES gym in the event of rain).

HES T-shirts will be available for $12. We will have Bromfield items also available with a range of prices from $12 to $35. We accept cash or checks.

Rowing Team informational meeting Sept. 3

Is your son or daughter interested in Rowing?

The Bromfield Acton Boxborough Rowing Team is holding an informational meeting for athletes interested in participating on Wednesday, Sept.


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3, in the Bromfield Cafeteria starting at 2:45 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend. This will be an informational meeting where you can learn about the program, meet the coaches and ask questions.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like more information, please contact Holly Hatton, program director, at hhatton@barehillrowing.com or 617-999-5723.

Fall 2014 in-town soccer sign-up

The Harvard Soccer Club In-Town Fall season is still accepting registration for levels U6, U7 and U8. This program is for children Pre-K through second grade and is open to boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2010.

The season's first games start on Saturday, Sept. 6. Teams are being formed now so please sign up and join us for the Fall season. It's a great way to meet neighbors, friends and classmates.

For information and to register please visit www.harvardsoccer.org.

PTO general meeting Sept. 10

The PTO will hold its first membership meeting of the school year on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. The location will be announced next week. All families of the Harvard Schools are welcome to attend.

* This is a wonderful way to learn about upcoming PTO activities, hear about ways to get involved and help us vote on PTO items and positions.

* We will be voting on some PTO issues so join us to share your thoughts and vote.

Please plan to attend, and if childcare is an issue, bring your child along with some books to browse during the meeting.