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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

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.

Sponsor-A-Child For The Holidays

Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to Sponsor-A-Child For The Holidays!

This year we know how difficult it will be many families. We hope you will share in the joy of the holidays by providing gifts to needy children served by the local Department of Children and Families.  We want to make the holidays special for foster families and struggling intact families who are not aligned with established charities. Without our help, these children will not experience the pleasure of receiving a gift at this special time of the year. Memorial Spaulding has been participating in this drive for 15 years and receives over 60 children’s list each year. Think of all those smiling children each year.

How Can You Help?

Email Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number.

We will send you a child’s name and his or her wish toy or clothing wish list. All gifts need to be new, wrapped, and clearly labeled with the child’s name. Attaching a card is optional but greatly appreciated.

You will be receiving the child’s information the by the first by the first week of December.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think would like to sponsor a child.

Thank you for helping make this holiday season special for those in need.

Questions? Email Me at

Azita Kaffashan and Lindsay Mason

Winter 2019 ASCA session

The After School Creative Arts program offers a great variety of FUN and UNIQUE afternoon classes that take place right at Memorial Spaulding! Classes are grouped by age and take place once/week. They are a perfect way for kids to explore a favorite activity or discover a new hobby. Course offerings range from basketball to theater to jewelry design and so much more!

ASCA is also the school’s largest fundraiser, and is 100% run by parent volunteers. Please consider supporting our PTO while your child enjoys an amazing after school class with their peers.

The Winter 2019 ASCA session will run from January 2, 2019 – March 22, 2019, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are December 3, 2018 – December 14, 2018. There will be NO late registration so please make sure you do it on time. Registration will be online ONLY at:

A full list of class descriptions is available at: note that after registration, ASCA will not accept changes, refunds, or add-ons UNLESS your chosen class is cancelled (for example, because of too-low enrollment), in which case you’ll have the opportunity to choose another class. Because of this, please register on time and be sure of your selections.

*** As always, there are limited scholarships available for hardship. Please complete this form and send it to before December 3 if you would like to apply. Upon review you will receive a customized discount code for registration so please do not register without this if you are in need of assistance. ***

Still have questions? Please check the ASCA bulletin board and the Memorial Spaulding PTO website at which has more information pertaining to ASCA. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact us directly at or leave a note in the ASCA mailbox in the front hallway. In your message please include the specific question and contact information.


Janna Sneider and Dmitriy Shtokman

ASCA co-chairs

On behalf of Memorial Spaulding PTO

First Lego League State Championships

We’d love to invite you to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship that we’re hosting on December 15th at Newton North High School. The competition involves 48 middle-school aged teams who have been challenged to think like scientists and engineers. They have each built an impressive lego robot and have chosen a real-world problem and solved it.

In addition, we’re also hosting a Maker Fair, where local businesses and organizations (like Green Newton, the library, Brandeis University, and Empow Studios) will hold tables and have hands-on STEAM activities.

It’s Saturday the 15th at Newton North High School from 9-3. We look forward to seeing you there!