Gearing up for this year’s Walk-a-Thon

Walkathon Fundraising begins on Monday, March 17th. It will take place during PE classes on April 14th and the theme is Animals Around the World. Not only will your child get to help a great cause, he or she will also be rewarded fundraising! This year the MJF PTO is offering prizes for raising $10 or more, as well as a grand prize for the top ten fundraisers: a trip to Skyzone with some special guests!

Grab your passports for Family Fun!

This year’s Family Fun Event will be held on Friday, May 16th from 5:30 to 8pm and features an international theme. Students will be issued a World Passport upon arrival that they can carry with them to various country-themed activities. For each completed activity they will receive a sticker and will be eligible for a raffle once they have six stickers in their passport. There will be an opportunity to pre-order pizza for families that wish to picnic that evening. The PTO is also looking for Sponsorship Families. Learn more here, if you’re interested. If you have any additional questions, or are able to volunteer, please contact the Event Chairpersons: Christine Jackson ( or Deb Hobday (

Next PTO Meeting: NEW TIME

Please join us Tuesday, March 4th at 7pm in the Francis Library for our next PTO Meeting. We will be discussing upcoming March plans, including the Book Fair and the Boys’ Event.
We will also host a special guest from Mathnasium, a center that specializes in math tutoring for students from second grade through high school. Ann Redpath, the Director of the East Providence Mathnasium, will discuss their services and provide a month of free tutoring as a raffle prize.
Please Note: PTO Meetings are now scheduled for the first Tuesday of each Month.

Bingo raises money for Food Pantry

This past January, Myron J. Francis (MJF) participated in its 15th annual Food Bank Bingo. The cost of admission to the event was a non-perishable food item. All proceeds from the bingo including raffle ticket and bake sales, were donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Over $1,000.00 and more than 145 non-perishable food items were donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry. The Bread of Life Food Pantry is located at Newman Congregational Church at 100 Newman Avenue in Rumford and is open every second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7PM.  The pantry serves East Providence and surrounding communities in need. A special “thank you” goes out to Brook Ashley, MJF PTO Community Service Coordinator and all volunteers.

Thank You Sweetheart Dance Volunteers!

Thanks to the leadership of Kimberly Kollie, with committee members Victoria Jessup, Jessica Dalessandro, and Erin Tewskbury for overseeing the planning and execution of the Sweetheart Dance. With 319 people attending, the PTO was able to raise more than $2,000 for extracurricular funding. A special thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time by setting up, breaking down, baking, and serving: Jennifer Mello, Susan Francesconi, Andrea Vastis, Wendy Nyzio, Matt Nyzio, Leslie Fortes, Sarah Bates, Karen Cordischi, Brittany Cicilline Monroe, Tanya Jones, Ana Raposa, Leslie Fortes, Kerry Pires, Yvonne Peal, Jennifer Mello, Meghan Robinson, Tashi Wilson, Meghan Trotter, Kathleen McGuigan, Kelly Ainsworth, Yvonne Peal, Christine Zollos, Dannalee Bossieau, Jean Pacheco, Laura Crowe, and Kristie Danis Ford. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!