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

5th Grade Class PJ Drive

The 5th grade graduation class is coordinating the Memorial Spaulding PJ drive. They are collecting new or gently used pajamas for Cradles to Crayons that will be donated to children in need. They will present the donated pajamas to Cradles to Crayons during our community spirit event on March 9th. For more information see this flyer. C2C and PJ Drive K-4 Packet

Memorial Spaulding International Festival, March 9, 2017

Update from the International Festival Committee
The deadline to sign up for a table or a performance is March 3rdhttp://www.signupgenius. com/go/30e094da4a72ca13-2017
We are also looking for volunteers to help out during the festival and/or donate small water bottles. Please sign up at http://www. 30e094da4a72ca13-volunteers
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Lia McKay at

Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education Hosts Leslie Leslie

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education will be hosting Leslie Leslie, MassPAC Project Manager to discuss Best Practices – Running a Parent Advisory Council –  covering legal requirements and ways to improve the PAC, creating by-laws, elections, events, outreach and more.
Date:  February 16, 2017
Location:  100 Walnut Street  Room 210  Newtonville
Time:  7:30 pm – 9 pm
Light refreshments and networking begin at 7:15 pm.
This is a great meeting for anyone who is interested in being more involved in the PAC and helping us reach more families and serve them better.  It is especially recommended for anyone who is considering running for the PAC Board at our next election in May 2017.
Please RSVP to


Fundraiser for American Heart Association

Please join us in the Memorial Spaulding mission to fundraise for the American Heart Association to save the lives of people affected with heart disease. Our school goal is to raise $2,000, so we hope you will take part in our mission! This week all students started the jump rope unit and they will be learning a variety of jump rope skills and heart healthy facts. We sent a letter home via your classroom teachers. Along with this letter was a donation envelope for kids to bring back to school by March 1st. February is National Heart Health Month, so students will have the entire month to raise funds. Please talk to your children about what they have been learning in Physical Education class and if they have a jump rope at home, ask them to show you some skills!

Shannon Komow (Mon-Fri)
Nicole Dudick (Wed/Fri)
Shira Catline (student teacher M-F)

Kindergarten Soccer!

K-Soccer is starting soon and will run from 4/8/17 to 6/3/17. Saturdays 9am-10am (no practice Memorial Day
Current Kindergarten students & those entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 are eligible.
Registration fee $75 due upon sign up and non-refundable after March 18th.
Register here
If you prefer to pay cash or check please leave with room parent.
Sign up deadline March 18th 2017. Sign up here
See the attached file for details. KSoccer2017

International Festival

Our annual International Festival will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, March 9th. What an inspiring way to celebrate the diversity of our school and the world around us! This amazing event teaches all of us to embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity.

To make this year the best year ever, we need YOUR help. Please sign up at

to get involved and represent you country/region/culture by

1. Hosting a Table

2. Performances

We are looking for a HUGE showing of countries this year. If you have a country that you are from, you have family from, or you just have an interest in, please come help us explore the amazing cultures around us! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Lia McKay at

Thank you,

The International Festival Committee

Principal’s Weekly Update


Thanks to our parents and staff members who presented on Inclusion at Memorial-Spaulding back on January 12th. At the end of the evening I felt grateful to be in a school community that is committed to supporting all students. I have included a few slides HERE to give you a brief overview of the evening. Click HERE to access a helpful parent resource called: My child came home talking about difficult moments at school…now what?  I look forward to continuing the conversation.

Please take a look at our Responsive School Bulletin Board in the main hallway. You will find useful information, as well as our article of the month. Check out this month’s article on Logical Consequences by clicking HERE

Upcoming Responsive Home workshops!  This workshop will help you understand the approach we are using at school and how you may be able employ similar strategies at home. Check it out HERE

I am resending the January Health Newsletter.  Of course the most effective way to prevent sickness is to wash hands. Click HERE to read access the newsletter. Stay healthy!

You are invited to a community forum: “Talking to Children about Race: Why and How?” to be held on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Angier School (1697 Beacon St.) Click HERE for the Superintendent’s invitation. You must RSVP for this event.

Stay safe on this snowy evening.

Newton Educational Workshops

NEW brochure 2016-2017 RegistrationslipsinglecopyDear Memorial Spaulding 4th and 5th grade parents,

Hello! We are Newton Educational Workshops (N.E.W.), a club at Newton South that has been collaborating with the South-feeding elementary schools for many years. Students in our club teach classes to your 4th and 5th graders on Saturday mornings in the spring (March 4 – April 8). All proceeds go to charity, and our most important goal is for the kids involved to have fun.

An information pamphlet and registration slip have been sent home to your child, and copies of them are attached in this email in case s/he is missing them. If you are interested in registering your child for N.E.W., please return a completed registration slip and check to your child’s teacher by February 2nd.

Our program gives children of Newton a fun opportunity to bond with their future peers and learn from South students at their future high school. We hope to keep this community interaction going as long as we can (N.E.W. is the longest-running club at Newton South!) and would love to have your cooperation in order to make that happen.

If you have questions, please email us at

Thank you!