Category: From the PTO

Information Night for Incoming Parents

Do you have a child that will attend Memorial Spaulding for the first time in September 2018? If so..the school and PTO would like to invite you to attend a parents-only information night on Thursday May 17th at 7 p.m. to learn more about Memorial Spaulding and what to expect during your child’s school year. Members of the PTO and Principal Morris will host this information session and answer your questions about scheduling, after-school care, enrichment programs, transportation and much more. We will also include a short tour of the school to familiarize you with the layout. Please RSVP by typing Yes or No in the subject line of an email to: info@memorialspauldingpto.org

Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards

The 9th Annual Newton SEPAC Special Educator Awards will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018  starting at 6:00 pm at Newton North High School Cafeteria (457 Walnut Street)

6:00 – 7:00 pm Mingling, Viewing of nomination slideshows Appetizers, Beverages, Dessert
7:00 – 7:10 pm Introduction of SEPAC Board, NPS Administration,
and School Committee members
7:10 – 7:20 pm Jess Wilson, Newton mom and blogger
7:20 – 8:30 pm Awards Ceremony

The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services. Parents, guardians and students may submit nominations and may nominate any staff member who they believe has done exceptional work. In the past, we’ve had regular education teachers, special education teachers, aides, BT’s, secretaries, principals and custodians receive awards.

Please note that the awards do not identify you or your child by name, to preserve the child’s confidentiality. Only the honoree is given the name of the person who nominated him or her.

Please submit your nomination by May 31 to 2018 SEPAC Awards Nomination

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

• PLEASE only nominate those who have done exceptional work.
• DON’T feel like you must nominate your child’s entire team to avoid hurt feelings.
• PLEASE submit your nomination ASAP! This will enable your honoree to plan to attend the ceremony and invite family/friends, and submitting your nominations early will allow SEPAC to plan the food accordingly
• PLEASE limit your nominations to faculty and staff who have worked with your child during the 2017-2018 school year

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

This is Teacher Appreciation Week! 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 $25.00 donation (or any amount) to the foundation in the teacher’s name. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored, as well as to Principals and the Superintendent. In addition, their names will appear in a special announcement in the Newton TAB. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward programs enhancing educational excellence, including valuable professional development opportunities for teachers, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and a wealth of new curricula and learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students. May 7th – 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week

Last Chance to get tickets for the MS Community Gala!

Don’t forget to secure your ticket to the Memorial Spaulding Community Gala! Tickets sales close Tuesday May 1. There are only a few more days to secure your ticket and support our PTO. 
 
There will be a silent auction at the event (see the link for a list of items) with camps, gift cards, classes, tickets and parties, along with special events for students (pizza party, ice cream party, breakfast with a friend, basketball game, Principal of the day, arts & crafts party, etc.) from the following fabulous teachers: Ms. E,  Mr. Morris, Ms. Youngsman, Ms. Uzzell, Ms. Zampese, Ms. Sacco, Ms. Geagan, Ms. DeKing, Ms. Bowen, Ms. Komow, Mr. Wong and Ms. Lewit. This list keeps growing! Don’t miss this special night!
Please see all event details and purchase information in the link below: