2021 Check Writing Campaign

Dear Chickering School families,

We are serious about maintaining the superior quality and high standard of education that Chickering School, provides for our children. The Dover PTO’s Total Operating Budget for the 2020-2021 school year is approximately $85,000.00. That allows us to spend about $175.00 per student! Please use this information as a guideline but consider giving whatever amount is appropriate for your family. Any contribution large or small will be gratefully accepted!

Where do your contributions go?

  • Approximately 45% goes to Curriculum Enrichment Programs. These programs bring authors, poets, artists, naturalists, musicians, historians and scientists into each classroom.

  • $200 per year is given to each faculty member at Chickering, to use at his/her discretion to enhance instruction.

  • $5,000 per year is given by the Dover PTO to fund larger scale, specific teacher grants. This allows our school to adapt to advances in curriculum, technology and the arts. We fund iPads, interactive whiteboards, robotics, Chromebooks, electronic spell checkers, musical instruments, sensory items and more!

  • METCO Events

  • Community Outreach - Make a Difference Club

  • The Outdoor Classroom

  • Teacher Hospitality Events

  • Books from The Heart

  • Community Events; Movie Night, Science Fair, International Night, Bike Safety Day, Parents Night Out, Back to School Picnic

  • Fifth Grade Celebration

  • Dover-Sherborn High School Senior Scholarship Program – An essay based scholarship awarded to 2 former Chickering students who are graduating seniors of Dover-Sherborn High School.

100% family participation is our goal!

The Dover PTO has historically enjoyed a strong commitment and generous support from our community.  We hope that you will join in our fundraising efforts and ensure that Chickering School will continue to be a place where children learn, laugh, grow, care, and make a difference!



The Dover PTO Fundraising Team


Lulu Fan

Fundraising Chair

29 Cross Street

Dover, MA 02030


Liz Grossman

Fundraising Vice Chair


We encourage you to ask your company to match your donation to your child’s school.  We are happy to help you follow up or contact your company if the need additional information. 


Please contact   fundraising@doverpto.org with any questions. We thank you in advance for your generous support!

*Please note that a check is preferred for larger donations as there are processing fees associated with PayPal that will significantly reduce the amount for your donation. 

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

The Dover PTO is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. All contributions are 100% tax deductible (in excess of the fair market value of the goods or services received in return). Donation receipts will be provided in circumstances where a tax deduction may be claimed.

Our tax ID number is 043-427-289. 

© 2020 by Dover PTO 

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