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Sponsor a Child

The Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to sponsor a child.
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.

How Can You Help?

Email dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com. Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number. If you would prefer to donate by check, we will be happy to purchase a gift on your behalf. Make check payable to Memorial Spaulding PTO and mail to Lynda Gordon, 168 Cynthia Road, Newton MA 02459

We will send you a child’s name and his or her 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 week in December.

Please feel free to forward this information 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 dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com

Azita Kaffashan

WANT A FREE ASCA CLASS? SIGN UP TO BE AN ASCA MONITOR!

The days/times for which we need volunteers are:
MONDAY 3-4 PM
TUESDAY 12:30-1:45 PM
TUESDAY 1:55-2:55 PM

Volunteering to be an ASCA monitor is a FUN AND EASY way to help the school. And to thank them for their time, all ASCA monitors receive ONE CLASS, TUITION-FREE!!!

WHAT DOES THE ROLE OF ASCA MONITOR ENTAIL? Monitors sign up for one shift, one day each week. During that shift, monitors help kindergartners find their classrooms, take attendance, and check that all children have been picked up once classes end. ASCA monitors work in pairs, so as a volunteer, you’ll never be on your own.

ARE ONLY PARENTS ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER? Absolutely not! Nannies, grandparents, and other CORI-checked caregivers are also welcome.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, BUT YOU’LL HAVE A CHILD WITH YOU ON THE DAY YOU’RE AVAILABLE? No problem–you may bring your little helper with you!

For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail Kirsten at asca2@memorialspauldingpto.org. As always, monitors receive priority registration. Also, positions are given on a first-come, first served basis, so sign up now!

Winter 2017 ASCA session

The After School Creative Arts program offers a great variety of FUN and UNIQUE afternoon classes that take place right at Memorial Spaulding! Classes are grouped by age and take place once/week. They are a perfect way for kids to explore a favorite activity or discover a new hobby. Course offerings range from basketball to theater to jewelry design and so much more!

ASCA is also the school’s largest fundraiser, and is 100% run by parent volunteers. Please consider supporting our PTO while your child enjoys an amazing after school class with their peers.

The Winter 2017 ASCA session will run from January 9, 2017 – March 31, 2017, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are December 5, 2016 – December 14, 2016. There will be NO late registration so please make sure you do it on time. Registration will be online ONLY at https://ascams.communityroot.com/

A full list of class descriptions is available at: http://memorialspauldingpto.org/course-offerings/

*** After you have completed registration successfully, you may check which classes your children are enrolled in by logging into Community Root and clicking on the Account tab in the upper right hand corner. If a mistake is made at the time of registration, you will need to contact ASCA at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org within 24 hours to ask for a change. Please note that after that time, ASCA will not accept changes, refunds, or add-ons UNLESS your chosen class is cancelled (for example, because of too-low enrollment), in which case you’ll have the opportunity to choose another class. Because of this, please register on time and be sure of your selections. ***

*** As always, there are limited scholarships available for hardship. Please complete this form http://memorialspauldingpto.org/scholarship/ and send it to asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org before December 14 if you would like to apply. ***

Still have questions? Please check the Memorial Spaulding PTO website at http://memorialspauldingpto.org/ which has more information pertaining to ASCA. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact us directly at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org.

Sponsor a Child for the Holiday

The Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to sponsor a child.
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.

How Can You Help?

Email dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com. Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number. If you would prefer to donate by check, we will be happy to purchase a gift on your behalf. Make check payable to Memorial Spaulding PTO and mail to Lynda Gordon, 168 Cynthia Road, Newton MA 02459

We will send you a child’s name and his or her 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 week in December.

Please feel free to forward this information 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 dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com

Azita Kaffashan

Ralph Masiello at CASC

Last week the Creative Arts and Sciences Committee (“CASC”) treated our second graders to an inspiring visit by Ralph Masiello, author illustrator extraordinaire! Ralph explained the basics of creating an illustrated book and stressed the importance of research, reading, and practicing. He then showed the students how they could create original drawings combining basic shapes and simple lines. The students created the most amazing drawings which Ralph autographed. You can check out Ralph’s work at www.ralphmasiello.com. THIS PRESENTATION WAS FUNDED 100% BY THE PTO AND PARENT CONTRIBUTIONS! Thanks parents for your support and if you are interested in volunteering for CASC, please contact CASC Co-Chair Julie Paltrowitz at jpaltro1@yahoo.com.

Winter 2017 ASCA session

The After School Creative Arts program offers a great variety of FUN and UNIQUE afternoon classes that take place right at Memorial Spaulding! Classes are grouped by age and take place once/week. They are a perfect way for kids to explore a favorite activity or discover a new hobby. Course offerings range from basketball to theater to jewelry design and so much more!

ASCA is also the school’s largest fundraiser, and is 100% run by parent volunteers. Please consider supporting our PTO while your child enjoys an amazing after school class with their peers.

The Winter 2017 ASCA session will run from January 9, 2017 – March 31, 2017, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are December 5, 2016 – December 14, 2016. There will be NO late registration so please make sure you do it on time. Registration will be online ONLY at https://ascams.communityroot.com/

A full list of class descriptions is available at: http://memorialspauldingpto.org/course-offerings/

*** After you have completed registration successfully, you may check which classes your children are enrolled in by logging into Community Root and clicking on the Account tab in the upper right hand corner. If a mistake is made at the time of registration, you will need to contact ASCA at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org within 24 hours to ask for a change. Please note that after that time, ASCA will not accept changes, refunds, or add-ons UNLESS your chosen class is cancelled (for example, because of too-low enrollment), in which case you’ll have the opportunity to choose another class. Because of this, please register on time and be sure of your selections. ***

*** As always, there are limited scholarships available for hardship. Please complete this form http://memorialspauldingpto.org/scholarship/ and send it to asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org before December 14 if you would like to apply. ***

Still have questions? Please check the Memorial Spaulding PTO website at http://memorialspauldingpto.org/ which has more information pertaining to ASCA. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact us directly at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org.

Sponsor-A-Child For The Holidays

The Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to sponsor a child.
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.

How Can You Help?

Email dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com. Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number. If you would prefer to donate by check, we will be happy to purchase a gift on your behalf. Make check payable to Memorial Spaulding PTO and mail to Lynda Gordon, 168 Cynthia Road, Newton MA 02459

We will send you a child’s name and his or her 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 week in December.

Please feel free to forward this information 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 dcfholidaydrive@gmail.com

Azita Kaffashan