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October 14, 2019

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Sports and Activities Now Open at Oak

Below you will find any and all sports and activities now open for registration at Oak. For complete information, please click the activity to be directed to that webpage.


Middle School PTO Direct Donation Drive
The Middle Schools’ PTO is pleased to announce our Direct Donation Drive! Each year the SMS PTO, which serves both Sherwood and Oak, works to raise nearly $40,000 to help fund field trips, materials, enrichment programs, etc., not covered by the school budget. Unlike sales drives and other programs that only give a percentage of donations back to the schools, Direct Donation is your chance to ensure that 100% of your donation will go directly to the programs and events that enrich our students experience at school. Donations may be made via Venmo, Paypal, or check. To read our entire Direct Donation letter, and for specifics for donating, please visit the following:    

October SMS PTO Meeting: Tuesday, October 15th, 7PM @ Oak Media Center

Join your fellow Sherwood/Oak parents for a night out at Broken Creek Vineyard in Shrewsbury. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday 10/23.  The cost is $25 per person and includes a sampling of five different wines and light refreshments. We also hope to have a few surprises with some raffle baskets! Interested?  Please contact the PTO at if you would like to attend - the event is limited to only 45 people!  Checks can be made payable to SMS - PTO and may be directed to the PTO via the main office. Payment is due no later than Friday, October 18th

SMS PTO Presents - Oak Middle School’s 1st Annual Spelling Bee
Friday, November 22, 2019 – 6:00 PM  
Attention 7th And 8th Grade Students: Showcase your skill and compete to be Oak’s top speller!

The event is limited to just 50 students, so get your parent’s permission and register today! Follow the link below to get started. You’ll also find more details about the event,
including how to get the study list:

Question about the event? Contact SMS PTO at

Autism And Insurance: What Families Need To Know
The Northborough/Southborough, Shrewsbury, and Westborough Special Education Parent Advisory Councils invite you to: Learn how to navigate the autism insurance world.
Presented by Terri Farrell - Autism Insurance Resource Center of Massachusetts ProjectDirector UMASS Medical School's Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Worcester

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Northborough Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough
Please RSVP no later than Friday, October 11th at

AIRC provides technical assistance to families, providers and agencies in need of information related to both public (Mass Health) and private insurance.     More info on AIRC:

Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education (SCAPE) Presents:

Under Construction! What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teens Brain Development
Dr. Ruth Potee Nationally renowned speaker and expert, Dr. Ruth Potee will discuss brain development and teen risk taking, including alcohol, vaping and substance use.

Free and open to all Community Members, Parents, Middle and High School Students
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Shrewsbury High School Auditorium 64 Holden Street, Shrewsbury
Sponsored by Representative Hannah Kane

Events Calendar

10/15 - PTO Meeting 7:00pm, Oak Media Center
10/23 - Picture Retake Day
11/11 - NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day Holiday
11/12 - NO SCHOOL -Conference Day
11/15 and 16 - Oak Fall Play