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3rd Annual Summer Reading Book Swap!

Get ready to relax and read this summer by trading some books you have finished with your Memorial Spaulding friends and bring home some “new to you” books!

To participate: We need used book donations to make our swap successful! Please sort through bookshelves at home for books in good condition that are ready for a new home. Drop them off outside the main office by Friday, May 31. Books should be appropriate for K-5 readers (no board books or activity books, please).

During the week of June 3, each class will have a scheduled time to visit the book swap. Students will have the opportunity to choose some different books to take home for summer reading! Any leftover books will be distributed to classroom libraries or donated. Thank you for your support!

Hosted by the Memorial-Spaulding Literacy and Library Team

If you have any questions, please email Sue Welch, Literacy Specialist (

DEAFinitely Performance

Come watch DEAFinitely perform at FORJ Family Celebration of the Year

Meet the DEAFinitely crew of Deaf & hearing kids between the ages of 9-18 years old, who will perform their routine ‘BRAVE’ & teach a short ASL-hip-hop combination to FORJ families.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30-8:00pm 

WHERE: Angier Elementary School                            1697 Beacon St, Waban, MA

Highlands After School Program

Attention 5th Grade Parents – FINAL OPEN HOUSES FOR HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, has only a few slots open for the fall. We’re hosting 3 Open Houses: Saturday, May 11, Wednesday, May 29 and Monday, June 10 from 5-6 pm. at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please join us and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information or to arrange an alternative time to visit please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit our website:

Honor Thy Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10! If you want to do something special for your child’s teacher or other staff this year, consider the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program. Make a donation to the foundation in the name of one or more teachers. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored, as well as to Principals and the Superintendent. Their names will appear in a special announcement on the Newton Schools Foundation’s website and in the Newton TAB.  Your tax-deductible donation will support NSF-funded projects encompassing: art; civics; math; music; science; social and cultural studies; literature and writing instruction; and social-emotional learning.

Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack, or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. Visit our website to donate online ( and to find out more about the programs NSF funds (

Newton’s First Annual Creativity Quest

May 4th, 2019 At Memorial Spaulding Elementary
Open to all kids grades K-12.  Choose one of two sessions.Kids will be challenged with back-to-back hands-on challenges involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  The event is being hosted by Newton Destination Imagination which is a globally recognized creative problem solving competition.  

Don’t miss out!  Here is the link to sign up!

Teacher Appreciation Week- We need your help!

Dear Memorial-Spaulding Parents,

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!!! Our teachers work hard every day and this is our opportunity to be able to say, “Thank You”!  As in past years, each day we will have different treats in the Teacher’s Lounge for them to enjoy.  In addition, on Tuesday, May 7th, we will be having a luncheon in the Library for the entire staff and on Thursday, May 9th, we will provide a full breakfast for the team.

The teachers and staff help all of our children so it would be great if all parents could help with the week’s activities either by bringing something in or by donating a few dollars to be used for a gift or supplies for the teacher’s lounge.  The monetary donation will be collected the week prior.  Use this link to sign up-

If you have any questions or if you would like to drop off items the day prior, please contact Shefali at, Rebika at, or Cove at

Thank you in advance for your support of our Teachers!


Shefali Jobanputra, Rebika Shaw, and Cove Davis