The latest announcements from the Principal, PTO, and NPS...

YOUR PTO Needs You!

Did you enjoy the programs the PTO organized this year like International Fest and Mystery Dinner? Did your children enjoy enrichment programs in their classrooms via CASC, or after school arts through ASCA? None of these would be possible without the work of our amazing PTO volunteers, and we need your help with filling these roles for next year!

Please take a look at the available roles in the SignUpGenius below, and consider volunteering at our amazing school.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a8a822a64-ptovolunteer

(If you have questions about any of the roles, or need more info, just email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org and we’ll set up a time to chat.)

And please join us in saying a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this past year a successful one for our kids – our community is richer because of them, and we hope you’ll consider joining as a volunteer too!

Regards,
Your PTO co-presidents
Marie Yunis, Rebika Shaw Bendayan and Joanna Mitri

Newton South Preschool Openings

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September 2017.The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.
We serve children 2.9-5 years old. The program is open from 7:00am-5:00pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available.
Our teachers hold M.Ed.’s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour.
Contact info: kevin_lenane@newton.k12.ma.us 617-559-6533.

Website: http://newtonsouthpreschoolprogram.weebly.com/

Memorial Spaulding End of School Picnic

All Memorial Spaulding families, faculty and staff are invited to join us to celebrate the end of the school year. Please join us for a picnic on the upper field immediately after early release on Friday June 23rd.

We will have 3 FOOD TRUCKS there, including Trolley Dogs (for hot dogs/burgers), Curbside Caps (for subs and sandwiches) and Ben and Jerry’s (for guess what!) You may purchase a picnic lunch from one of them, or feel free to bring your own.

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP below so the food trucks can bring enough for everyone.
http://evite.me/7ZuD7G44b1

Happy Summer!

Registration open for 17/18 Destination Imagination season

Over 350 Newton Public School students have participated in this life-changing program. Endorsed by Superintendent David Fleishman, Destination Imagination is an all-inclusive STEAM program open to kids in grades K-12

Never heard of it? Watch this short Newton Destination Imagination Webinar HERE.

Registration is now open for the Newton Destination Imagination 2017 – 2018 program. Please click here to register HERE.

For a sneak peak at the 2017 – 2018 challenges listed below, please go to this LINK.

Summer Book Drive

Dear Memorial Spaulding Families,
We are preparing for our first summer reading book swap!
Get ready to relax and read this summer by trading some books you have finished with your Memorial Spaulding friends and bring home some “new to you” books!

To participate: We need used book donations to make our swap successful! Please sort through bookshelves at home for books in good condition that are ready for a new home and drop them off outside the Memorial Spaulding library by Monday June 19.  Books should be appropriate for K-5 readers (no board books or activity books, please).

On Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, each class will have a scheduled time to visit the book swap. Students will have the opportunity to choose some different books to take home for summer reading! Any leftover books will be distributed to classroom libraries or donated!

If you you have questions, please contact our library teacher (rachael_lundquist@newton.k12. ma.us).

Thank you for your support!

Rachael Lundquist (Library Teacher)
Sue Welch (Literacy Specialist)

Host a visiting international student

Dear Families:
This is your chance to host an international student! This is the fourth year the English Language Learning Program of the NPS has administered the Visiting International Student program, and we’ve hosted students from all over the globe. This year, we have students from a variety of countries including Italy, Colombia, China, Brazil, Spain, Thailand, Indonesia, and Germany. These friendly and motivated students have added so much to our Newton South High School community.

The potential students are screened by a company called Educatius International. At this time, we are still in need of several more host families for next fall. Full year and half year options for hosting are available. Families who open their homes and hearts to these students make this intercultural learning experience possible. Past families, with children of all ages, have told us how much they have learned from the experience. Connections are made that last well beyond the duration of the visit.

If you would like to learn more about being a host parent, you can contact Claudette Rowe from Educatius International at claudetterowe.educatius@gmail. com or 508-246-7028. Families earn a monthly stipend. Please consider hosting an international student. You’ll be supporting this great program and past host families will tell you what a wonderful experience hosting an international student can be for everybody involved.

Sincerely,
Sara Hamerla
Assistant Director, ELL Programs
Newton Public Schools
International Visiting Student Administrator
617-559-6141

Newton Community Farm- Kids at the Farm: Summer 2017

School is about to be out for summer, and what better way to spend it than at Newton Community Farm!. Don’t delay and register today! Limited spaces available

Visit www.newtoncommunityfarm.org/education and click on summer.

Feed the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton.

Programs for toddlers through middle school starting in June and running until August 25th. Have a high schooler? Check out our high school intern programs!

Join us, all welcome! Financial assistance available.

Honor Thy Teacher

It’s that time of year! If you want to do something special for your child’s teacher or other staff this year, consider the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program, now in its 20th year. Make a $25 donation (or any amount) to the foundation in the teacher’s name. Teachers, as well as their Principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing the quality of education, including teachers’ professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools.

Your PTO needs you!

Did you enjoy the programs the PTO organized this year like International Fest and Mystery Dinner? Did your children enjoy enrichment programs in their classrooms via CASC, or after school arts through ASCA? None of these would be possible without the work of our amazing PTO volunteers, and we need your help with filling these roles for next year!

Please take a look at the available roles in the SignUpGenius below, and consider volunteering at our amazing school.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go /5080A48A8A822A64-ptovolunteer

(If you have questions about any of the roles, or need more info, just email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org and we’ll set up a time to chat.)

And please join us in saying a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this past year a successful one for our kids – our community is richer because of them, and we hope you’ll consider joining as a volunteer too!

Regards,
Your PTO co-presidents
Marie Yunis, Rebika Shaw Bendayan and Joanna Mitri