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Box Tops$

Greetings Memorial-Spaulding Families!

Please send in any Box Top$ that you have collected as we plan to stop by each classroom by the end of next week to pick them up. Most importantly, these BoxTop$ earn money for our school. In addition, we will use the tallies to date to determine the winning class in each grade for the fall cycle :)!

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

Wellness Peek Week- Date Change

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!


 WHEN: January 22-25, 2019 (During your child’s PE time)


Wellness Peek Week 2018-2019

Newton SouthEast Little League Spring 2019 Registration Now Open

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.

How Do Inclusive Classrooms Work?

Evening of January 31, 2019 (exact start time TBD)
How Do Inclusive Classrooms Work?
Principal Tom Morris and Memorial Spaulding Special Education Parent Advisory Council invite you to a presentation about inclusive classrooms – why we have them and how they work to support both general and special education students.  This presentation is targeted toward general education parents who have questions about how inclusion is implemented in a general education classroom.  You will hear from Tom Morris, Memorial Spaulding Special Education staff, and some of the parents.
All parents are welcome!
We are working on arranging babysitting at school during presentation hours.

Mark your calendars and consider participating in our 2019 International Festival

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. Please sign up to 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 at or Stacy Traub at

Thank you,

The International Festival Committee

Receive Emergency Text Messages from NPS

The Newton Public Schools has implemented an emergency text messaging system. In the event of an emergency, NPS will alert you via text on your cell phone. Please note that this system will ONLY be used for emergencies, including weather-related school closings or delays. It will not be used to share information about regular school events or operations.

To receive emergency text messages, you MUST opt-in to receive text messages. You can do this by logging into Aspen and selecting “yes” in the drop-down box below your cell phone number in the contact information section.