The PTO is still looking for volunteers for the following events/ committees:


ASCA is a non-profit Memorial-Spaulding PTO fundraiser offering a variety of AFTER-SCHOOL COURSES for our children right here at our school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. We need volunteers to take attendance and to take care of any issues during a class. As a volunteer you earn a Free ASCA Course for the whole semester for your child. CORI background checks are mandatory for all volunteers and teachers. Interested in volunteering? Contact Emily Gordon:

Absent/ Tardy Line

Absent/ Tardy Line volunteers help to make sure all children made it safe into their classrooms! Every morning starting at 8:30AM voicemails on our schools “absent/tardy-line” are checked and compared with the teacher’s attendance sheets. Follow-up is needed on children, who are not accounted for (by checking with the office, their teacher, and/or by calling their parents/ guardians). Time commitment: 1 hour per week? For more information, contact Sandra Luikenhuis:

Mystery Dinner: Saturday, November 3, 2012

This is a dinner for adults, where people move from house to house for each course. Volunteers can help by hosting dinner on the evening of November 3rd and/ or by organizing the raffle. Interested in hosting? Contact Jonathan Kominik:

Understanding our Differences (UOD)

This nationally recognized program is a part of the Newton Public School curriculum in grades 3, 4 and 5. The goal is to provide information and increase understanding of various disabilities (Learning Disabilities, Astma, Blindness, Autism, etc). It is taught entirely by parents. Volunteers attend training meetings and assist with UOD group activities (2 per grade per year). For more information, contact Matt Wilson:

Kindergarten Orientation/ Screening

Assist faculty in running an evening orientation program and an all-day Kindergarten screening for incoming Kindergartners and their parents. Help with back-to-school Kindergarten Orientation for the Fall of 2013. Interested? Contact Mona Wong:


Volunteers are needed that can be approached last minute for any event. If you can make it last minute: GREAT! If not, we will call someone else! Please contact Monica Yancey: