Welcome New Families!

Along with our Board and New Family Coordinators, let us be the first to welcome you to Chickering Elementary School! You have chosen a wonderful school for your children filled with amazing teachers and support staff, administrations and of course, kids!

We understand transitioning to a new school and town can be scary. Whether it's having your littlest ones walk through through those big doors for the first time, or having to send your older children to a new middle school or high school, we are here to tell you it's going to be okay. You've made the right decision and you've settled in a wonderful town!

The PTO hosts several events throughout the year that will give you and your family a chance to meet new people and make new friends all the while learning about Chickering school and it's community. Myself, fellow Board members, and our New Family Welcome Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions or or you'd like to get involved with the PTO, please don’t hesitate to contact us at president@doverpto.org. I look forward to meeting you and kicking off what is sure to be a wonderful school year for you and your family!


Jennifer Bender and Martha Holt Castle
Dover PTO Presidents 2019 - 2020

A note from our New Family Welcome Team


Dear New Families:

We are the New Family Welcome Team for The Chickering School and on behalf of the PTO we would like to welcome you to Chickering and to Dover! Please let us know if we can answer any questions you may have about the school or town. We are happy to help coordinate play dates with other children who are your children’s ages if you wish. Our team has children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. Just reach out to one of us! Please see the the important dates below. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Stephanie Kube, Rachel Hwang and Ping Li



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The first day of school for Chickering. Doors open at 8:20AM and classes start at 8:35AM.  Dismissal is at 2:55PM. If you have a kindergartner, you will receive a letter explaining that the first day is a meet and greet only with the teacher. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Back to School Picnic at Chickering: The picnic is a great way to meet the Chickering School community and a fun night for the kids! We have a DJ, games, Captain Mardens Cod Squad food truck and an ice cream truck. Stop by the New Family Welcome Table during the picnic and receive a PTO welcome package containing calendars, contact information and volunteer opportunities at school.   

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 6pm

Chickering Open House Night: A great way to get connected is to visit the Chickering School homepage at www.doversherborn.org and click on Chickering. This is where you can find the school schedule, bus schedule (usually posts the 3rd week of August), and early release days. You may also find the bus schedule in the local paper the 2nd-3rd week of August. Please feel free to contact us over the summer and we would be happy to help in any way!


Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 9am

Dover Days Fair: This annual town event has been a tradition for over 30 years and continues to kick off the fall season with our wonderful community! Meet the owners of many local businesses and representatives from various Town organizations. Bring the whole family along and enjoy food, Dover PTO sponsored carnival games, inflatables and hay-rides together. Dover Days is a great time for all ages!


Friday, October 11, 2019 | 8:30am

Open Board Meeting: Join us in the Chickering cafeteria for coffee, an opportunity to meet other parents at Chickering, and to find out what's happening at your child’s school. You'll also hear about all the exciting events sponsored and funded by the PTO this year. Find out where your dollars are donated and let us know where you think future funds should go.

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