Early Childhood Parents Organization
E. C. P. O.
ECPO is committed to enriching the educational and social experience of the Merrill Elementary School
students and their families. ECPO exists to raise funds that support the students' educational efforts and
Funds raised are used for enrichment programs, field trips, field days, parent-child first grade social,
Breakfast with Santa, classroom supplies, books, and playground equipment.
It is our intention to create a welcoming atmosphere that encourages families to participate in both
educational and social events that build pride in our school and in our community.
PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM!
If you are a parent or guardian of a child in the Raynham preschool, kindergarten, or first grade class,
we need your help! It takes everyone's abilities, ideas, and time to make the efforts of the group
successful. Your child's parent group will be a success because of the great participation among the
Studies have shown that when families are involved in children's learning at school and at home everyone
benefits. Schools work better, families become closer, and students improve academically. (Source: US
Department of Education)
The small group atmosphere of committees makes it easy to get to know other parents as you work
together to support the school. There are lots of involvement opportunities with many different levels of
time and commitment involved.
"A partnership to enhance the quality of our students' education!" - Kathryn Tripp, Principal