PTO meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at various locations & times.  All members are encouraged and welcome to attend! If you cannot attend a meeting, feel free to email any ideas, feedback or concerns to:


Meeting Schedule

for 2017-2018

Tuesday, September 12th at 9:30am – Steward
Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:30am – Proctor
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30pm – Proctor
Tuesday, December 5th at 9:30am – Steward
Tuesday, January 9th at 9:30am – Proctor
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30pm – Proctor
Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30am – Steward
Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30am – Proctor
Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30apm – Proctor
Tuesday, June 5th time and place TBD”

TESPTO's goals 

Topsfield Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization (tesPTO) is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators in topsfield, ma.

Our Mission Is to:

  • ​Maintain quality education and seek new avenues for improving programs offered to the elementary school children of Topsfield. 

  • Raise funds in numerous ways to fund curriculum enrichment programs, field trips, special equipment and services, long range planning initiatives developed in conjunction with our membership and other community groups.

  • Provide the seed money to fast track implementation of strategic initiatives beyond the scope of the elementary school budget.

  • Strive to bring the community together by sponsoring community events open to the general public and participate in other community events.

  • Disseminate information to the elementary school community and other interested parties.

  • Be responsive to requests for cooperation and assistance.


  • Support school improvement plans developed by the site councils and principals.
  • Support additional enrichment initiatives.
  • Affect immediately or seed a program that eventually will affect a great percentage of the elementary school population  The goal would be to demonstrate a program's success and prove its impact so it will be easier to be adapted and sustained by the school budget.
  • Do not wish to support programs on an ongoing basis that should be funded by the school budget.
  • Seed innovative initiatives that may not affect a large number of the elementary school population, but that have the support of the school staffs and are unlikely to receive funding through traditional routes. *Does not exclude scholarship or teacher stipends.

TESPTO Board & Committee Leaders 2017 - 2018

Board Members:

  • Michelle Hagerty  - Co-President

  • Megan Richards - Co-President

  • Leanne Melto - Co-Treasurer

  • Meghan Malloy - Co-Treasurer

  • Nicole Durgan  -  Fundraising

  • Meredith Massaro - Steward Enrichment

  • Elizabeth Riley - Proctor Enrichment

  • Melissa Pike - Co-Hospitality

  • Shannon Chiachiaretta - Co-Hospitality

  • Aly Lull - Secretary

Committee Leaders:

  • School Photos - Lisa O'Brien
  • Membership & Ads - Laurie Creighton & Meredith McCauley
  • Gift Wrap & Pies - Nicole Durgan & Aly Lull
  • Sports Equipment Sale - Melissa Pike & Cheryl Randall
  • Breakfast with Santa - Lynda Theriault
  • Bradford Ski Program - Christy Richards & Nicole Durgan
  • Square 1 Art - Sara Ponikvar
  • Billboards & Signs - Shannon Chiachiaretta & Elisabeth Walsh 
  • Read- a-Thon - Kate Bissell & Kim Ordman
  • Birthday Book Club - Catherine Scarzmozza
  • Book Fair - Aimee Mitchell & Jen Campagna
  • Box Tops - E. Mendonca, L. Denis & A. Finn
  • Communications - S. Ponikvar, C. Erickson & S. Bloxham
  • Year Book - Carrie Fullerton & Diane DeAngelis
  • School Kidz - Heather Denton 
  • Stop & Shop - Darlene Vella
  • 3rd Grade Committee - Lisa O'Brien & Lynda Theriault
  • 6th Grade Committee - Meegan Finn & Christy Richards​​

​Members:  Any parent or guardian of a student at the School, the Principal, or any Teacher currently employed at the School may become a Member at Large.