The PTO fundraises for many Enrichment programs throughout the year.
Below are some programs for the 2021-2022 school year
Bright Star Touring Theatre –
Be a Buddy, Not a Bully Program
CONTACT- Dana Wilkens
Kindergarteners - 2nd graders attended a diansaur- themed anti-bullying adventure "Bullysaurus Rex." The show empowers students with the tools to stop someone from bullying them and to help end bullying when they see it.
3rd - 5th graders attended an intergalactic quest to end bullying, "Maximus Mars." The engages the audience to come up with tools to help them resolve conflicts and empowers youth to combat school yard and cyber bullying.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the North Attleborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Bren Bataclan – Mural Residency
“The Rainbow of Possibilities with Buster and BARK”
Local Boston artist, Bren Bataclan joined the Amvet community for a weeklong artist residency in December 2021. Bren held small group assemblies with the classes to introduce his kindness campaign. He invited every student and teacher to learn how they could draw his characters, develop their own characters based on the mural theme, and engage with them in a very dynamic Q&A session. The introductory sessions kicked off a special week with the students. They were able to observe Bren paint in the main hallway and watch as the canvases turned from plain white to a colorful message of “Responsibility, Respect, Safety, and Kindness” aligning under a rainbow theme with the new bulldog mascot, Buster. At the conclusion of the weeklong program, Amvet received the completed 5 life-size murals. These paintings are proudly on display in the auditorium and cafeteria of Amvet.
“Find Your Story!” with children’s book author
On March 7th, 2022, Students participated in an interactive presentation by Jamie which shared how an author turns ideas into books. Jamie also showed and discussed with students the stages of her writing process, offering tips to students on how they can find and write their own stories. Jamie also shared a sneak peek at her not-yet-published books!