Maimonides Elementary School

PTA Information פעילויות ומתנדבים

The PTA has a direct impact on your children at school by sponsoring and running programs that create a happy environment. Join us in making these programs happen!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who are so generous with their time.  Without them many of these wonderful programs would not be possible.  If you too would like to volunteer please contact the PTA at

PTA Programs -- sign up at the beginning of the school year

PTA Events

PTA Fund raising

Other programs PTA supports

  • Class field trips for all grades
  • Shofar factory
  • Matzah factory
  • Chanukah gifts for the teachers
  • End of the year gift for all teachers
  • Principal’s coffees’ throughout the year
  • Gifts for incoming new students
  • 5th grade yearbook
  • Senior night
  • Refreshments for monthly faculty meeting
Chesed Committee

Chairs: Alissa Muzin
Anne Aliphas

The chesed committee aims to provide community wide support to our families during major life cycle events, such as births, deaths and illnesses. Committee members will help organize class-wide meals (when possible), rides and playdates for families experiencing life cycle events.

[Sign up to VOLUNTEER]


Schoola--Help the School While You Clean For Pesach

Chair: Lisa Chiquiar-Rabinovich

The PTA is partnering with Schoola to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects used women's and children's clothes in good condition, sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds to Maimonides to help fund programs for our kids. That's $2 out of every $5 earned!

Click here to visit Maimo's Schoola page, where you can learn more about the program and watch our progress as our earnings increase! 

Contact Lisa Chiquiar-Rabinovich <lrabinovich2006@gmail.comwith any questions.

Sunday Soccer

Chair: Natalie Pomerantz  

Each fall and spring the PTA runs a fun and social Sunday morning soccer program for Pre-K through 8th graders. 

The suggested donation per child participating is $30.  

[Sign up to VOLUNTEER]

WAIVER form (please print, sign and bring to practice on the first day).

Sign up on the Google doc for T-shirts

Subscribe to the Maimo Soccer  listserve to receive announcements.  (If you are not already a member you will need to click on the blue/white "Join" button).

Any questions, please email

Schach Sale

Chair:  Risa Gewurz

Order fresh-cut cedar schach for your Sukkah from the Maimonides PTA. The Schach Sale is a great fundraiser while making it easier for you to fulfill the mitzvah of Leshev Ba Sukkah.

See flyer for more details.

Order form here

Rosh Chodesh Pizza

Chair: Nathalya Mamane

Celebrate Rosh Chodesh while supporting the PTA!  The PTA will deliver pizza slices to your child(ren).  Advance signup is required for this popular Elementary School tradition.  [Flyer with details]

[Sign up to VOLUNTEER]

Teacher Gifts and other Classroom Costs

One of the ways we like to give thanks to the teachers for all their hard work is by giving the teachers a gift as a small token of our appreciation.    

A contribution of $36 per child is suggested.

[Make your contribution to Teacher Gifts online]

NOTE: Once you are on the PayPal page, please click on the text that says:


and be sure to enter the information in the box that will appear. 

  • You can submit one payment for all your children at once.
  • You do not have to have a PayPal account. 
  • You can use any credit card.
Hot Lunch Program


PTA is happy to arrange and facilitate hot lunch from Dushez Catering each Monday - Thursday.  With a variety of both dairy and meat options, our aim is to make parents' lives easier while giving your children a warm meal.

[Sign up to VOLUNTEER]

Hat Shows (Fall and Spring)

Chair: Sarabeth Lefman

A day of shopping and fun will be had by all.  The Hat Show has more than just hats.   We look forward to seeing you at our Fall Hat show on September 11, 2016!

Room Parent Coordinator

Room parents assist the teachers throughout the year.  A great opportunity to get involved with your child's class.

[Volunteer to be Room Parent Coordinator]

Responsibilities of the Room Parent Coordinator:

  • Arrange room parents for every class.
  • Send reminders about class gifts and be there as a support for other room parents.

[Volunteer to be a ROOM PARENT]

Responsibilities of a Room Parent:

  • Work with the classroom teacher on special events.
  • Help coordinate volunteers for Principal’s Coffee twice a year.
  • Send reminders about class gifts.
  • When necessary, help coordinate volunteers for class trips.
Chanukah Activities

A fun, ruach-filled chagigah with music and dancing.  The PTA provides donuts and latkes, and helps run the event.

[Volunteer to be CHAIR]

Responsibilities of the Chanukah Activities chair:

  • Arrange for volunteers to help with:
  • Decorating the lunchroom
  • Ordering sufganiyot and latkes and delivering it to the school.
  • Supervising the event
Teacher Appreciation Week

The PTA provides a week of special gifts and programs for the faculty to thank them and show appreciation for all their hard work.

[Volunteer to be CHAIR]

Responsibilities of the Teacher Appreciation Week chair:

  • Makes mishloach manot for all faculty
  • Orders food, buys paper goods and beverages and delivers to the school for ES, MS and US
  • Arranges volunteers to supervise students during ES lunches
  • Arranges volunteers to set up lunch and say a few words of appreciation to the faculty at each event
  • Coordinates the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

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[sign up to volunteer: MS]

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Family Skate Event

[Volunteer to be CHAIR]

The Family Skate Event chair:

  • arranges date with school to avoid conflicts
  • schedules the arena (Ryan Skating Arena in Watertown)
  • brings water and snacks
  • collects the admission fee at the door
  • distributes snacks at the event
Color War BBQ

The PTA sponsors a BBQ during the Color War festivities.

Chair:  Sharon Shapiro --

[Sign up to VOLUNTEER]

End of Year Bash

On the last day of school, the PTA sponsors a fun-filled day including inflatables and snacks.

Chair:  Claudine Grossman --

 [Sign up to VOLUNTEER]


Treasurer: Anna Itkis --


General Volunteers
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Scrip program Chair:  Tamar Banks --

Support your school through your everyday purchases by purchasing supermarket and gift cards through the Maimo PTA.  A percentage of your purchase will automatically benefit your Maimonides student!

Try to make it your mission to buy at least one month's worth of groceries through the Scrip program! To place your order, please contact Tamar Banks at, or leave order forms and checks (made payable to Maimonides PTA) in one of the PTA mailboxes in the school offices.

MORE INFO about Scrip program (flyer)


Receipts Program


This is one of the PTA's most popular fundraising tools.  The Butcherie contributes up to five percent of the value of your total purchase to Maimonides PTA. All you have to do is get your receipts stamped for Maimonides at the Butcherie.  Please support the PTA by taking part in this program, and ask your friends and extended family members to participate as well!  Stamped receipts can be deposited in the PTA mailboxes located in the school offices on both campuses.  


Box Tops for Education

Save your Box Tops and your Betty Crocker Points from General Mills products and send them into the PTA mailboxes located in the Saval or Brener Administrative Offices. PTA will earn 10 cents for every Box Top and Betty Crocker Points coupon redeemed. Your efforts really add up-PTA typically earns up to $500 a year from these coupons alone! Please ask friends and extended family members for their coupons also. Note that it is important to send in the entire coupon - please no trimming.

MORE INFO about the Box Tops and receipts fundraiser (flyer)

[Volunteer to be CHAIR]

Responsibilities of the Box Tops For Education chair:

  • Collects box tops from the Brener and Saval offices
  • Submits the box tops
Earn by Shopping Online: Schoolpop/OneCause

Buying online? Simply register one time at (formerly; if you previously registered with Schoolpop, your same login information will work on OneCause). Then, each time before you visit your favorite online store, go to first - and Maimonides PTA will earn up to 18% of your total online purchase. Hundreds of familiar merchants participate in this virtual fundraising mall for education, such as Lands' End, Office Depot, Gap, and Timberland. You can even install the OneCause Toolbar in your browser to help make sure every eligible purchase counts, which could result in up to five times the contributions!

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Shop on AMAZON and Support Maimo!

If you shop on Amazon you can support Maimo.  Just click on the icon below to get to and a percentage of your purchase will automatically benefit your Maimonides student!

For your convenience, there is an Amazon icon on the school home page as well.

MORE INFO on the Amazon program (flyer)

[Maimo Shop Amazon link]