Category Archives: From the PTO

Join us in our mission today for alternative outdoor seating!

Let’s come together to raise funds to create alternative outdoor garden seating for our children by the start of the school year, and to support the PTO’s Annual Appeal. What a better time to do that than now to create outdoor garden spaces, when it will help create a safer environment for our students and staff. Using outdoor spaces is a cost-effective way to reduce the burden on indoor spaces & provides fresh air.   We also hope that our distance learning students can enjoy these spaces safely when they aren’t in use.  The spaces that will be created in Kayla’s Garden and in the courtyard behind the school are sure to be enjoyed for many years to come.

We are all in this together.  Whether learning remotely or at school, we are one Memorial Spaulding family. Memorial Spaulding prides itself in being an inclusive community, and the PTO will be working hard this year in finding ways to bring us all together no matter where the learning takes place. 

Your one time or monthly gift will support the alternative outdoor seating project, and the annual development efforts of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), which includes community building events (which will be re-imagined this year!), enriching Creative Arts and Sciences (CASC) programs, mini-grants for teacher programs, and beautification efforts for our school. 

Your gift will be considered your donation to the Annual Appeal and is fully tax deductible.  We appreciate your generosity and support!

 $10 to $1,000 – every donation helps.  

Let’s Get Outside!

Donate today for a safer tomorrow! >

Room Parents Needed

Welcome to the new school year! The MSPTO is dedicated to keeping our Memorial-Spaulding families and teachers connected and supported, especially now. To help achieve this, we need two volunteers per classroom to be “Room Parents” (hybrid and DLA alike). Sign up HERE.

Helpers Needed

Calling all helpers!  Please stop by the school to lend a hand this Saturday morning to help build and paint picnic tables for the courtyard behind the school.  No experience required … it should be pretty simple!  We are looking for volunteers 9 a.m. – 12  p.m. this Saturday – we hope to see you there!

Sign up to volunteer >

Science Classes for Kids

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Let’s Get Outside Fundraiser

Join us in our mission to come together to raise funds to create additional outdoor classrooms for our children. Data has shown that the risk for transmission of Covid-19 is lower outside. Using outdoor spaces is a cost-effective way to reduce the burden on indoor classrooms & provides fresh air.  The city of Newton has committed to providing the school with two tents, and we would like to add on to that.  Let’s work together to help create a safer environment for our students and staff!

Your one time or monthly gift will help provide more outdoor spaces for our children to learn, and support the annual development efforts of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Your gift will be considered your donation to the Annual Appeal. 

 $10 to $1,000 – every donation helps.  

Join us in our mission by donating today!  >

PTO Volunteer Positions 2020-21 School Year

Please consider volunteering with the PTO next year! This upcoming school year will almost certainly be different, but we are excited for the many opportunities to work together on finding creative ways to continue to connect with the community. It is a great way to get involved, and to get to know the school better! Thank you so much for your consideration. We look forward to working with you!

CLICK HERE to sign up! >

Volunteer for the PTO Executive Board

Hello Parents!

Please consider volunteering for a position on next year’s PTO Executive Board.  We are currently looking for a Co-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and a newly created position for this year, Chair of Virtual Engagement.  It is a great way to get involved, get to know the school better, and to set a positive example for your kids.   Sign up Link!

If you have any questions about any of these positions, please email us at We provide training and ongoing support to each volunteer to help make their event and position a success – please join us in making a difference in our school and our community!  

If you are unable to commit to a year long position, there will be plenty of other volunteer opportunities available, which will be sent out in a separate sign up sheet in the near future.  Many of the PTO sponsored events will look much different next year, but we are still excited to find new ways to engage families in a safe manner.  Keep a look out for that sign up sheet in the next week or two!  

Thank you so much for your consideration, we look forward to working with you!

Katy Karon , Michelle Spitzkoff, Erika Guerra Downey, and Brooke Brindley 

* Please note that all adults who volunteer at the school on behalf of the PTO must be caregivers of current Memorial Spaulding students, and must arrange to have a current CORI background check on file at the school. This can be arranged by contacting the school office directly.

Sign up HERE!

5th Grade Parents

Do you have questions for current Oak Hill parents? Want to know practical information about the school?  Would like to know more about your student’s day-to-day in middle school and events planned by the PTO for next year?

Please join our Parent Panel discussion on June 2 at 7 pm and we will take all your questions! We will briefly introduce the PTO work and events and use Zoom Breakout Rooms to help facilitate conversation and give everyone more opportunities to ask questions.

In the meantime, please fill out this form that will help us get to know you better and where you can see all the great ways to get involved in Oak Hill.

Click here to see Mr. Harutunian’s message about the event, including the zoom invite.

Project Driveway

My name is Anat Katz and I am a junior at Newton South High School. I, along with a couple of my friends, started a service called Project Driveway, to help our community during this unprecedented time.
We will deliver groceries to any elderly or immunocompromised with no delivery fee at all.

We deliver to Newton, Needham, Brookline and JP! We also recently expanded to Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown!

If you know someone who may benefit from our service or would like to volunteer to be a driver, please spread the word!
All information about who we are and how to place an order is on our website:

Thank you and stay safe!

PTO/Superintendent Call Tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow, Friday April 24th, for a PTO/Superintendent Coffee @ 8:30am via Zoom!


Meeting ID: 971 4881 6208 Password: Yj7LNL

Should you have questions/comments you wish to be addressed, submit them via this LINK