- SRTS Lawn Sign Contest
- Mark your calendars and consider participating in our 2019 International Festival
- Superintendent Coffee- March 1st
- Principal Update
- PTO Meeting Thursday Night
- Lunch Monitor Position at Countryside
- How Do Inclusive Classrooms Work?
- Teacher Appreciation Week Co-Chairs Needed!
- Newton SouthEast Little League Spring 2019 Registration Now Open
- Save the Date- Memorial Spaulding Gala
Our annual International Festival will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, March 21st. 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. Pleaseto get involved and represent your country/region/culture by:
1. Hosting a Table: Consider including representative food, customs, research, books, artifacts, pictures, clothing etc.
2. Performances: Entertain us with a sample of your country’s , music, dance, martial arts and other culturally significant arts.
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 Rachel Laskin ator Stacy Traub at .
The International Festival Committee
The yearly Superintendent’s Coffee – including members of the Newton School Committee will be held Friday morning, March 1st @ 8:30am in the Memorial-Spaulding Auditorium. All parents welcome to attend!
Wednesday Early Release Day (12:30 PM) for all students – No ASCA Classes!
During this week’s early release afternoon, all faculty and staff members will be engaging in ongoing training called Courageous Conversations about Race. Through this training series staff members explore implicit bias and how it may be impacting teaching and learning within our school – and, of course, how to ensure we create equity for our students of color.
Please join us for this month’s PTO meeting to be held on Thursday, February 7th at 7pm at the school (Teacher’s Lounge). RSVP if you plan to attend.
The Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser is taking place during the month of February. For more information click HERE.
Now that snow, ice and cold weather is here, please be sure your child is appropriately dressed for recess. Hats, gloves, snow pants and boots for play in the snow – otherwise your child will be asked to stay out of the snow.
The International Festival is on the horizon, March 21st! Click HERE for more information – and learn how to sign up for a table and/or a performance.
Did you know we now have a Friday Morning Concert Series? This is a time for us to showcase the talent of experienced Memorial-Spaulding musicians – and it takes place during the 10 minute arrival window (8:20-8:30). If your child has achieved a high level of performance on his or her instrument – let me know and I will forward your contact information to the FMCS parent coordinator. Parents – are you an accomplished musician who would like to share your talent? You are welcome to play on Friday mornings too! Simply respond to this email and let me know!
Considering travel plans during the 2019-20 school year? Please make every effort to avoid pulling your child out of school. Click HERE to see next year’s school calendar.
Schoolwide PJ Day on Friday, February 15th. All students are welcome to wear school-appropriate sleepwear that day.
MCAS Testing Dates for grades 3-5: Click HERE
K Screening appointments can now be set up by calling Francie @ 617-559-9600. If you have a child coming into K, you may wish to consider coming to the K Parent Orientation Feb 26 @ Brown Middle School @ 7pm – Snow Date: 27th
Registration for all divisions (T-ball through Majors) is now open for students who reside within or attend private or public schools within the public school district boundaries of Memorial-Spaulding, Mason-Rice, Bowen, Angier, Countryside and Zervas. Children who attend one of these schools but live out of district may participate in NSELL’s program under Little League’s 2019 rules without a waiver.
T ball: ages 5-6 (pre-K and K)Farm: ages 7 and 8 (one division for age 7/1st grade and one division for age 8/2nd grade)AA: age 9 (3rd grade)AAA: ages 10-11 (4-5th grade)Majors: ages 10-12 (4th-6th grade) are eligible (selection by draft)
Majors Registration Ends January 15th!!!All other divisions (except T ball) open through Feb 15thT ball accepts registrations through April
We are offering a $30 early bird discount for T-ball for players registered before February 1, 2018.