The Lunenburg PTO is a system-wide organization comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators and Community members committed to promoting the "best" educational experience for our children in the Lunenburg Public Schools.

PTO meetings are held once a month, and they are informative and interesting. Each meeting has administrators and other guest speakers that highlight their school programs. We also have representatives from each school and from the School Committee attend the meetings to keep everyone informed with any news and information from the respective schools and committees.

Each year the PTO holds fundraisers to help support our schools.   These are a combination of ongoing smaller events and two larger events.  

Each year, the Lunenburg PTO also awards a scholarship to a graduating senior based on the student's dedication to community service and volunteer activities.  The student's family must also have maintained a PTO membership throughout the student's years at Lunenburg High School to qualify.  For more information please check out the Scholarship Policy tab above.


Mission Statement

The objective of the Lunenburg Parent Teacher Organization is to foster and encourage the cooperative link between parents, teachers and students by promoting an environment in which the home-school partnership can be nurtured.




The PTO is run and operated under the following Bylaws which were revised and approved on September 22, 2014.  To view/download the bylaws please use the link at the bottom of this page. 


Board Members

      The Executive board members for the 2021-2022 school year are:

 Name  Position  Email Address
Shaunna Baril  President
Mandy Gilman  Vice President
Katie Donell  Secretary
Alix Lind  Treasurer

 Chairpersons of Standing Committees
 Name  Position  Email Address
Katie Donell, Mandy Gilman Fundraising
Mari Braithwaite Membership
Liz Mason Publicity/Advertising
Carrie Graham Health Awareness
Kristin Salerno School and Community Liaison
Open Position Cultural Enrichment  
Open Position Forums  

 School Building Reps
 Name  Position  Email Address
Open Position Primary School Rep
Open Position Elementary School Rep
Open Position Middle School Rep
Open Position High School Rep

Supporting Roles (not on Executive Board)
 Name  Position  Email Address
Rotating LEA Representative
Liz Mason Webmaster



Scholarship Policy

The Lunenburg Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is an organization whose mission is based upon providing service to the Lunenburg Public Schools and the Lunenburg Community.

The Lunenburg Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) offers and awards a scholarship to graduating seniors from Lunenburg High School who plan to continue their education beyond high school. The scholarship is based upon volunteerism and performance of community service. The amount of the award is voted on annually by the PTO.  For 2021-2022 this award is $1,500.

The Lunenburg PTO has established a PTO Scholarship Committee to review and select a graduating senior for the PTO Scholarship. A new committee is set up each school year and is comprised of PTO members who do not have a graduating senior for that school year.

The PTO Scholarship Committee will anonymously select a graduating senior(s) and award a scholarship based on: The student’s Family’s PTO Membership status, performance of community service by the student, and evaluation of the student’s community service by reviewing a complete student resume and an essay written by the senior. The scholarship will be paid out upon satisfactory completion of one full semester at an institution of higher education. A copy of an official transcript from the institution will be required. 

Δ Membership Status is defined as:

The family of the LHS senior has been a paid member of the Lunenburg PTO for each of the years that the student has been enrolled at Lunenburg High School. Payment must be made each year that the student is enrolled at LHS. Retroactive payments for prior years will not be accepted. This may be waived for extenuating circumstances. Payments in advance will be accepted.   

Δ Community Service is defined as:

The student has performed a minimum of 15 hours of community service and has provided proof to the PTO of their activities. The minimum amount of 15 hours will be pro-rated based upon a student’s length of enrollment in Lunenburg High School if they are enrolled less than the full four years.

Δ Student Resume is defined as:

The student’s complete resume, which details all community service performed during the time that they have been enrolled at Lunenburg High School.

Δ Student Written Essay is defined as:

A one-page essay which describes the community service performed by the student, the importance of the student's volunteer experiences, the benefit of it to the community and to the student, and what the student learned from their experience.

School Advisory Councils

The Lunenburg Primary School, Turkey Hill Elementary School and Middle-High School Advisory Councils are representative, school-based committees composed of principals, parents, teachers, and community members. School Councils were established by the Massachusetts Education Reform Act to improve and provide support for public schools. The School Councils act under the supervision of the Lunenburg School Committee.

The School Council is charged with planning, goal setting, and budgeting for improvements. Specific responsibilities include:

  • adopting educational goals for the schools that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
  • identifying the educational needs of students attending the schools
  • formulating school improvement plans. The SIP is updated every year to manage continuous improvement in the Lunenburg school district.


​​​Meetings are public and all interested members of the Lunenburg community may attend. We welcome visiting members of the school and community who would like to bring their issues/suggestions to the attention of the council.