Bolton PTA plans, schedules, staffs, funds, or helps out with many in-school and school-sponsored activities. Some of these are listed below.
Traveling Museum and Author Presentations
Each year, the PTA arranges and funds presentations from STEM organizations like the Connecticut Science Center, Boston Museum of Science, and Project Oceanography, and from published authors such as Barbara McClintock, Nora Baskin, Nicholas Bruel, Suzy Kline, Ron Roy, and Jarrett Krosoczka. This year, we are looking forward to presentations from Timothy Young for the elementary school and Jake Halpern for the middle school!
Career Day is an annual event (usually held the second week of May) for BCS middle school students to explore career options in a fun, low-stakes environment. The Career Day Committee typically meets monthly starting in the late fall and works to arrange all aspects of the event, including presenter recruitment, student career selection, scheduling of sessions, and oversight of the big day. On Career Day, students attend four 30-minute workshops (selected based on an interest questionnaire they complete earlier in the year) where they hear from professionals in a variety of fields. In recent years, presenters have included architects, electricians, engineers, meteorologists, pathologists, physicians, police officers, and social workers. Parents interested in volunteering either to help with the committee or to present during Career Day should contact Chris Davey by filling out this form.
BCS's Robotics Club is only in its third year, but already has had great success! The PTA has funded kits to use for the club, and our robotics teams are more impressive each year!
Spelling Bee and Invention Convention
Bolton PTA has paid for travel costs and entrance fees for students competing in the National Invention Convention, as well as funding for students participating in spelling bees.
French and Spanish Class Enrichment
BCS's foreign language classes schedule special events for the students like trips to bakeries, and presentations to the classes, and the PTA is proud to help defray these costs.