Heath PTO Meetings

Heath PTO Community Zoom Meetings Heath PTO meetings are open to everyone in the Heath community, including parents and caregivers, and faculty and staff. The meetings often feature presentations from the Principal, Vice-Principal, teachers and teaching specialists, and community members. Our objective is to share and discuss major PTO milestones and plans but also give everyone the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year are now up on our PTO calendar. This year we are going to do a mix of in person meetings on Friday mornings and remote meetings on Tuesday evenings. Hopefully, the mix will make it possible for a wide diversity of community members to attend. We look forward to seeing you.

  • Friday, 10/7/2022 at 8:30 am - In person in the Heath Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, 12/6/2022 at 6:00 pm - Remote on Zoom
  • Tuesday, 1/10/2023 at 6:00 pm - Remote on Zoom
  • Friday, 3/3/2023 at 8:15 am - In person in the Heath Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, 4/11/2023 at 6:00 pm - Remote on Zoom
  • Friday, 6/2/2023 at 8:15 am - In person in the Heath Cafeteria

Past Meetings

  • School Year 2021-2022

    • 10/12/2021 - Presentation - Topics discussed included health and safety, MCAS results, schoolyard cleanup, where the money raised by the PTO goes each year, and more. Presenters included Heath principal Dr. Asa Sevelius, Heath nurse Gail Corcoran. Our guest speaker was Dr. Ben Linas, an infectious disease specialist and Heath parent.
    • 12/14/2021 - Presentation - Our guest speaker, Dr. Susan Parks-Cohen, a licensed psychologist and Heath parent, presented on COVID-19 stress and burnout for students and parents/guardians. Dr. Sevelius discussed the Heath School name and the new School Improvement Plan. And PTO leaders shared about upcoming events, our annual budget, the Heath Hawk Fund, and fall grants.
    • 02/08/2022 - Presentation - We welcomed PSB Superintendent Dr. Linus Guillory as our guest speaker. We also heard updates from Dr. Sevelius on the COVID, the Heath School name, and faculty learning, and from PTO leaders on the Heath Hawk Fund, calls for volunteers, and the upcoming Heath Science Fair and associated Heath Science Fair Spiritwear.
    • 05/10/2022 - Presentation - Lynda Roseman and Dave Gacioch filled us in on how town government works, especially as it relates to the schools. Dr. Sevelius updated us on hiring, professional development, and the Heath School name conversation. And the PTO provided updates on the spring grant cycle, the PTO budget, and some upcoming events (outdoor movie night, used book fair). Finally, we announced the winners of the PTO raffle for tickets to the US Open.
    • 06/17/2022 - In person in the Heath School cafeteria (no slide presentation). We heard from PTO leaders about volunteer needs for next school year, the PTO sprint grant awards, and Alex Gitungano shared about his work with the Justice Health Initiative.
  • School Year 2020-2021

Brookline Superintendent and Parent Leaders Meetings

Parent leaders from across the PSB district are invited to a monthly information-sharing meeting with the PSB Superintendent. Typically, the parent leaders are the PTO leadership at each school as well as the elected parent representatives to each School Site Council. The list of parent leaders is maintained by Betsy Fitzpatrick, Assistant to the Superintendent, who is also responsible for scheduling the meetings and sending out invitations. On occasion, a Heath representative may share notes of the meeting here.

Brookline School Committee Meetings

The Brookline School Committee meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. There are various meetings, including of the full committee, subcommittees, expert advisory panels, and the ad hoc task forces. Community members are also encouraged to provide public comment. All full School Committee meetings are broadcast live by Brookline Interactive (BIG) and recordings are posted online. See the Brookline Town calendar (https://www.brooklinema.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=110) for information about the date, time, and agenda of upcoming meetings.

The 2022-2023 Heath Hawk Fund is open. Please consider making a donation today!

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Why support your PTO?

The Heath Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a parent-run group that organizes and funds dozens of initiatives and enrichment programs for our children at Heath. Join other parents in helping make your child's school an excellent one!