Ms. Komow and Ms. Spear would like to invite you to Memorial Spaulding’s Wellness Peek Week. This is a time for families to see what their children are learning in Physical Education and how hard they are working on their wellness through fitness. Come join the fun by participating in a variety of fitness stations during your child’s P.E. time. We encourage families to bring workout gear to exercise with their children. If you are coming from work, no worries!
Throughout the Wellness Unit, students learn about the 5 Components of Fitness, which include; Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Body Composition, Flexibility and Muscular Endurance. This year, grades 3-5 have learned how to use IHT Heart Rate wristbands to measure their cardiovascular endurance and set goals. They have also been learning about other ways to keep their brain, body and heart healthy. Grades K-2 are using a variety of exercise equipment for the first time and learning about eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep and exercising to keep their bodies healthy on a daily basis. The goal is to create awareness around Wellness and developing healthy lifestyles.
We are so proud of the effort and engagement of all our students and we know you will be too!
WHAT: WELLNESS PEEK WEEK
WHEN: January 14th-18th, 2019 (During your child’s PE time)
WHERE: IN THE GYMNASIUM
Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to Sponsor-A-Child For The Holidays!
This year we know how difficult it will be many families. We hope you will share in the joy of the holidays by providing gifts to needy children served by the local Department of Children and Families. We want to make the holidays special for foster families and struggling intact families who are not aligned with established charities. Without our help, these children will not experience the pleasure of receiving a gift at this special time of the year. Memorial Spaulding has been participating in this drive for 15 years and receives over 60 children’s list each year. Think of all those smiling children each year.
How Can You Help?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number.
We will send you a child’s name and his or her wish toy or clothing wish list. All gifts need to be new, wrapped, and clearly labeled with the child’s name. Attaching a card is optional but greatly appreciated.
You will be receiving the child’s information the by the first by the first week of December.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think would like to sponsor a child.
Thank you for helping make this holiday season special for those in need.
Questions? Email Me at email@example.com
Azita Kaffashan and Lindsay Mason
Please consider participating in a drive to collect coats, hats and mittens through Circle of Hope. Collection will run from Monday, Nov. 26th through Friday, December 31st. For more information click HERE
We’d love to invite you to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship that we’re hosting on December 15th at Newton North High School. The competition involves 48 middle-school aged teams who have been challenged to think like scientists and engineers. They have each built an impressive lego robot and have chosen a real-world problem and solved it.
In addition, we’re also hosting a Maker Fair, where local businesses and organizations (like Green Newton, the library, Brandeis University, and Empow Studios) will hold tables and have hands-on STEAM activities.
It’s Saturday the 15th at Newton North High School from 9-3. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are still looking for a Monday (3-4pm) and a Wednesday (3-4pm) volunteer. Your child gets a free ASCA class in return. Please volunteer this is an easy, but important position!
Good Evening Memorial-Spaulding Families,
I hope you are embarking upon a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you are traveling, staying at home this holiday, or working – I wish you a lovely time with your family.
A few short items:
Great news to share! Our outstanding art teacher, Alexandra Etscovitz, has been named 2019 Art Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association! In the award letter, they cite Alexandra’s passion, dedication to the arts and creative learning as reasons for the award. We are incredibly fortunate to have such an amazingly talented and visionary art teacher at our school. Congratulations Alexandra!
One of Alexandra’s initiatives is the school-wide arts integration work – (embedded into academic curriculum). In the coming weeks your child’s teachers will be holding a grade level arts integration event and all families are invited to attend. Please keep an eye out for the day/time of your child’s arts integration showcase! Check out this VIDEO
We invite all families to join us as we embark upon a community service project to collect coats, hats and mittens through Circle of Hope. Collection will run from Monday, Nov. 26th through Friday, December 31st. For more information click HERE
Picture retake day will happen on Monday, December 3rd. More information HERE
Please consider attending the Newton Family Conference on December 1st. This will be an amazingly powerful event that brings together families from every school in Newton. Invitational letter from Superintendent Fleishman and registration link HERE.
REMINDER: 12:00 dismissal on Wednesday!
The PTO has established a Smile.Amazon account. What does this mean? It means, Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases by anyone who shops online on Amazon.com AND who has signed up for an Amazon Smile account AND has designated Memorial-Spaulding Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. as their preferred charity.
A few things to remember; unfortunately you can access Smile.Amazon on your App. It is ONLY accessible via a desktop. Second, please remember to bookmark this link, you must be on the Smile.Amazon webpage (not Amazon.com website) in order to participate.
Greetings Memorial-Spaulding Families!
A big THANKS for the 2161 Box Top$ ($216.10) that we just collected from all of you! Congratulations this first round goes to Ms. Baggs’ class who collected 317 Box Top$ and, the runner up, Mr. Minichiello’s class who collected 232 Box Top$!
Given the success of this program last year which earned $761.50 (7615), the ambitious 2018-2019 Box Top$ goal is $1000 which we are well on our way to achieving.
Thank you for your support of this important fundraising program for our beloved school,
The Box Top$ committee,
Didem, Viki, Natalya and Chrissy
A HUGE thank you to OUR ENTIRE SCHOOL community for making Book Fair 2018 the most successful one ever! Our children’s classrooms are now stocked with many, many new books to read, and our library will get a huge influx of books as well. It takes a village, and we could not have done it without our whole school community.
A very special thank you to the brains behind this event, Erika Guerra Downey, who worked tirelessly and took time off of work to make it all happen. Our appreciation also goes out to our stellar Book Fair Committee, Jill Ostrokolowicz Katsiroubas, Christina LeBedis, Elina Magitsky, Sarah Knoff Konter & Julie Black Gollob.
And to all the parent volunteers, we appreciate your time and effort and hope to have you back next year (Hint, Hint). Marie Maier-Yunis; Maria Yuzaeve; Bella Farber; Janna Sneider; Maggie Granquist; Shefali Jobanputra; Marcela Mahecha; Kate Fowler; Darlene Thebaud; Crystal Soly Case; Lisa Burton; Lori Feinberg; Mike Sylvester; Julia Greifensteiner; Reni Abusch Roni Abusch Edelist; Meltem Birnbaum; Kate Hammerman; Crista Martinez Padua; Michelle Landucci; Katherine Seder Karon; Kathy Moses; Shelly Pearlstein; Nicole Karp; Jessica P. Alpert Silber; Lia Pepe McKay; Michelle Spitzkoff; Joanna Mitri; Heini Kekäläinen; Julia Greifenst