Category Archives: From the PTO

STEAM Experiment Days

EXPERIMENT DAYS are happening this week at Memorial Spaulding! Our team of awesome parent volunteers will be presenting an interactive experiment in each classroom on Thursday and Friday, and introducing the concept of STEAM Day to our students. Each grade level will experience a different presentation and will be encouraged to “think like a scientist” by formulating questions, making hypotheses, engaging in testing, observing, and making conclusions. In addition to providing the students with an enriching and fun experience, another goal of Experiment Days is to let every student know that they can explore their OWN ideas at STEAM Day, which will be held on May 17, 2020. The Committee will be sending home information in the coming months on how to participate, so stay tuned. For now, check out our new website, which features our generous sponsors (like Empow Studios) as well as scheduled presenters.
For questions, email STEAMDay@memorialspauldingpto.org
-The STEAM Day Committee

Join the Gala Party Committee

Want to help plan a super fun party to raise money for the school we all love?To kick off the planning process, join us for lunch at O’hara’s Food & Spirits:
Date:November 13thTime: 12:00 pm
Location: 1185 Walnut St Newton, MA  02461United Stateshttp://www.oharas.us/
Can’t make it? No problem. Email, elizadanielson@gmail.com OR Sign up here!

No Idling Campaign

You may have noticed the new Blue Zone signs at your school with the red “No Idling Per State Law” addition. This is an ongoing problem at Memorial Spaulding!

 What is idling and why does it matter? Vehicle idling is when a driver leaves a vehicle running while it is parked. Idling increases the amount of harmful emissions a vehicle produces. Vehicle emissions are more concentrated at ground level where kids are standing—and breathing. 

Children breathe more air per pound of body weight than do adults. For this reason, they take in proportionately higher “doses” of any pollutants, which enter their lungs and, in some cases, bloodstream. Children are more biologically vulnerable to pollution from idling vehicles and the child with the highest exposure to pollutants may be your own; in a line of idling vehicles, pollutant levels may also be elevated inside your vehicle as well as outside. 

What can you do to protect your child’s health? For parents and caregivers at arrival and dismissal, it’s simple. If you will be waiting for more than 10 seconds, turn off the engine. Remind other drivers to do the same. 

Brought to you by Newton Safe Routes to SchoolEmail: newtonsaferoutes@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewtonSafeRoutes/

Mystery Dinner November 16th

Get your babysitters ready, it’s Mystery Dinner time! This adult-only evening is a great chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Dress up and show up for cocktails, and on to dinner at your Mystery host’s home.

Sign up here to attend:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4ztY3_4isKZvbFzUeBRum5nPX_kTQOto8LjhVFIngGmm5Rw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Interested in hosting? Welcome 3-5 couples to your home for dinner, dessert and great conversation. Cook your favorite meal or order from your favorite take out restaurant. Contact karlysalim@me.com for more info.

Pajama and Ice Cream Party Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Book Fair PJ and Ice-Cream Party! Kids wear pajamas! Ice-cream for everyone! Listen to the awesome storyteller.

Thursday November 7th from 6 to 8 pm. Shop in the library and party in the gym. (Parents accompany kids please).We can’t wait to see you there!*The Book Fair Committee*

School Directory


We have a new school directory! Membership Toolkit is now live. If you verified your family information in MySchoolAnywhere, it should have imported into our new directory, however, we do recommend that you go in and check. You will need to set up an account to use the new system as well by going to https://memorialspauldingpto.membershiptoolkit.com/. You can also download the Membership Toolkit App on your mobile device. While we think the transition went smoothly, please understand that there may be some features that did not switch over perfectly. If you have any questions, please email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org



Thank you for donating!

Treats for Troops collected over 350 pounds of candy! What a success! Thank you to all who contributed.

Lost and Found

Check the lost and found! Lots of good things in it. The 5th graders are helping to organize it this year and took these pictures!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YaEmEenUkwXtueQ_GJs2w-19kwqONZlw?usp=sharing

Treats for Troops

School Directory Update

We have a new school directory! Membership Toolkit is now live. If you verified your family information in MySchoolAnywhere, it should have imported into our new directory, however, we do recommend that you go in and check. You will need to set up an account to use the new system as well by going to https://memorialspauldingpto.membershiptoolkit.com/. You can also download the Membership Toolkit App on your mobile device. While we think the transition went smoothly, please understand that there may be some features that did not switch over perfectly. If you have any questions, please email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org