I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying the warmer weather. Thanks to everyone who turned out on Sunday afternoon for the 5th Grade Charity Fair. The children raised $865.00 in total! The money will be donated to UNICEF to support families who are displaced by war. Congratulations to our amazing 5th graders on their successful fundraiser!
Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted in schools, we are encouraging parents to serve as volunteers for various activities and upcoming field trips. However, in order to volunteer in school, you must have an active CORI/SORI form on file. You can find the forms HERE. You must complete the form and bring it to Kim in the Main Office. You will also need to bring a current photo ID (drivers license/passport, etc). It takes approximately two weeks for new forms to be processed by NPS. Parents who do not have an up-to-date/active and clear CORI/SORI on file, will not be permitted to volunteer.
Interested in helping your child have a healthy relationship with technology? You may want to attend an upcoming event (this Thursday, April 14th) with presenter, Katie LeClerc Greer. More information HERE.
Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day here in Newton? Check out an upcoming Earth Day Celebration at Newton City Hall on Sunday, April 24th from 1-4 PM. More info HERE.
SAVE THE DATE! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school April 26-28. Join us on the evening of April 28th for an awesome Pajama Story-Time Party and free treats. Money raised goes right back to our school’s library. This is your chance to pick up books for summer reading!
The Memorial-Spaulding International Festival returns to an “in-person” event this coming May. You will DEFINITELY want to check it out! Please consider setting up a table and joining our diverse community as we share and learn about our wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. More details HERE.
SAVE THE DATE! New Family Evening with the Principal and PTO-Co Presidents – June 1st @ 7 PM. This event is for all incoming families and those who have not yet had the opportunity to visit the school in person. We will offer information about the PTO and it’s many programs and volunteer opportunities, school procedures and routines, open question time and a historical tour of the school facility.
In-person Color Day is coming back this year – June 8th (rain date: June 15th) For those of you who are new to our school, Color Day is similar to “field day” with outdoor games and activities for students. This event happens during the school day and will require several parent volunteers to pull it off. Stay tuned for more information.
The most recent newsletter from our FORJ organization is out. Check it out HERE.
Lastly, we have no cases of Covid-19 last week. This was a relief after having a total of 13 cases the week before. This current week, we have a total of 2 cases that have come to our attention.
If you are traveling for April vacation week, I wish you safe travels.
Tom Morris, Principal