Category: From the PTO

Check the Lost and Found!

Are you coming to the International Festival this Thursday? Parent Conferences? Check the lost and found while you are there. There are lots of coats, sweatshirts, water bottles, boots, etc It is located in the hallway outside of the auditorium.

Memorial Spaulding SEPAC (Special Ed) Parents Night Out

Parents of all kids receiving special education services at Memorial Spaulding are invited to an informal get together at Bertucci’s located at 683 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA, at 6pm on Friday March 29th.  This is a child optional event (for those who can’t secure babysitting). Please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing us at msnewtonpac@gmail.com
Thank you! From the Memorial Spaulding Inclusion Committee

MS Gala- Get your tickets now!

Hello Memorial Spaulding! Tickets are on sale now for the second annual gala. There are only a limited amount due to the venue capacity so get yours early. We won’t be able to sell them last minute! http://bit.ly/MS2019Gala

If you have a business that can donate a service or goods to our silent auction or you have access to tickets or an experience please consider donating. It’s tax deductible and all benefits the purchase of technology in our school. Email ms2019gala@gmail.com with any inquiries. Thank you!

Spring 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 March 25, 2019 – June 14, 2019, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are March 4, 2019 – March 15, 2019. There will be NO late registration so please make sure you do it on time. Registration will be online ONLY at: memorialspauldingpto.org/registration

A full list of class descriptions is available at: http://memorialspauldingpto.org/course-offerings/

Please 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 http://memorialspauldingpto.org/scholarship/ and send it to asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org before March 4 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 http://memorialspauldingpto.org/ which has more information pertaining to ASCA. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact us directly at asca1@memorialspauldingpto.org or leave a note in the ASCA mailbox in the front hallway. In your message please include the specific question and contact information–
Best,Janna Sneider and Dmitriy ShtokmanASCA co-chairs
On behalf of Memorial Spaulding PTO

SPED Parent Night Out- 3/29 at 6pm!

Parents of all kids receiving special education services at Memorial Spaulding are invited to an informal get together at Bertucci’s located at 683 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA, at 6pm on Friday March 29th.  This is a child optional event (for those who can’t secure babysitting). Please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing us at msnewtonpac@gmail.com
Thank you! From the Memorial Spaulding Inclusion Committee

Culture, Food, Talent..do not miss the Memorial Spaulding 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 rlomasky@gmail.com or Stacy Traub at stacyhtraub@gmail.com.

Thank you,

The International Festival Committee

Newton Kindergarten Soccer registration is open!


For 25 years, Kindergarten Soccer has been introducing children to soccer in a fun and non-competitive environment where they develop friendships, learn teamwork and gain confidence. Games are Saturday mornings at Oak Hill Middle School, April 27th-June 15th.

Pre-K League: for Newton children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2019
Kindergarten League: for current Newton kindergartners (2018-2019)

Join in and meet other families in your neighborhood! Kindergarten Soccer is a program of the Zervas Elementary PTO since 1993. For more information and for online registration, please visit www.KindergartenSoccer.org.

Food, culture, and talent… don’t miss the 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 rlomasky@gmail.com or Stacy Traub at stacyhtraub@gmail.com.

Thank you,

The International Festival Committee

SRTS Lawn Sign Contest

The Newton Safe Routes to School Task Force is inviting NPS students to participate in statewide a lawn sign design contest on “anti-idiling” . This year the Newton SRTS is undertaking a campaign to reduce idling at school for student health.  More information on why idling is so bad in school zones is here:  https://sustainableamerica.org/blog/video-how-idling-at-school-affects-kids-health/  Details on the contest can be found on the attached flyer.  All NPS students in 2nd grade to 8th grade qualify.  Please direct questions to Alicia Bowman at NNHSsaferoutes@gmail.com .