Support the PTO

Gift Your Child, the Wayland elementary schools PTO’s annual fundraiser, kicks off in September! The funds raised through Gift Your Child help support our students, teachers and school community in many ways including cultural enrichment visits from authors, illustrators, and musicians; equipment and supplies for classrooms like textbooks, maps, books and theme-related materials; playground equipment both large and small; sponsorship of field trips and grade-level enrichment presentations; as well as many school community events including the Before School Fitness Program, the new Loker Garden, Talent Show, monthly coffees with our principals, and school picnics and ice cream socials.

Orange envelopes were recently sent home with the youngest child in each household. If you did not receive one, please email Tara Gauthier at with your family’s youngest child’s name and we will be sure you receive one. Donations can be returned in the orange envelope to the attention of “PTO Gift Your Child” via your child’s backpack, or can be made easily and securely with a credit card on-line.

The Gift Your Child campaign’s success requires everyone’s participation to their best ability. We understand that the suggested donation of $100 per elementary-aged child may be a stretch. While $100 per child is approximately what the PTO anticipates spending on a fully-funded budget, participation is what is most important to this fundraising campaign. Any contribution you’re comfortable making will have a direct impact on the PTO’s programming and funding in support of the many educational enrichment programs provided for our elementary aged children.

If you have any questions about Gift Your Child, please contact Tara Gauthier at, and keep an eye out in upcoming e-blasts and newsletters, or visit our table at Curriculum Night or the Loker Back to School Picnic to learn more about what the PTO does with your donations.