The Gnat PTO is a well-oiled machine with over 50 years of support for Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary. This organization is a joint partnership with the Gnat Staff and the Gnat families. The purpose of the PTO is to:

- advance and promote the education and well-being of children at home, in school, and in the community
- provide a forum for discussion and foster communication between parents, administrators, educators, and the community
- supplement and enhance the educational facilities, supplies, and opportunities for the students of Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary School
- promote volunteer programs and resources for Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary School


The blend of family/community events such as Gnat Family Picnic, Gnat Fall Carnival, and Supper with Santa with two major fundraisers with the Fall Fundraiser Sale and the Spring Walk-A-Thon. As a thank you to the parents for their support, the PTO provides ALL STUDENT SUPPLIES for every Gnat student as well as supplements programs such as the Super Gnat Assemblies, STEM, K-Support, Pre-K Classroom, Field Trip Expenses, and so much more.

“Life’s most persistent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PTO Officers


Mary-Margaret Fisher

1st Vice President

Jessica Wilson

Recording Secretary

Leslie Edwards

Corresponding Secretary

Ashley Avery


Steve Jolley

Committee Chairs are as Follows:

Bylaws and Parliamentarian: PTO Board

Fall Fundraiser: Hannah Taylor and Jill Bentley

Family Day: Mary-Margaret Fisher

Gnat Fall Carnival: Shelli Jacobs and Courtney Boynton

Gnat Fall Carnival Prize Store: Shay Hixenbaugh and Ashley Avery

Holiday Store: Kyrie Hobbs

Homeroom Parent Representative: Shelli Jacobs

PTO Gnat Newsletter: Shelli Jacobs

Publicity: Denise Moss

SAC: Denise Moss

Teacher Appreciation: Addy Willette

Uniforms: Tammy Thompson

Volunteers: Denise Moss

Walk-a-Thon: Stephanie Fitzgerald & Katie Petersen