Category Archives: From the PTO

Halloween Events

Halloween fun has arrived!

Virtual Monster Mash Halloween Bash:  Friday, October 30th     6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

*Featuring DJ Will Gill, ranked #1 virtual DJ in the world on Google, and featured on the Kelly Clarkson show!  Zoom Link >   Password:  TREAT

Pumpkin Decorating Festival:  Saturday, October 31st     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us on the field at school for a pumpkin decorating festival!  100 pumpkins have been generously donated by Wegmans and paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Steve Chandy from In Home Jams/ The Jam Zone will be performing.  Wear your costume!

Virtual Costume Parade:  Submit a photo of the kids/ family in their costumes to be a part of the virtual costume parade!

Learn more here >

ASCA Pop-ups

Hello, families! Next week we have ASCA Pop -Up Zumba with Ketty on Wednesday, 11/4 from 3:30-4:30 pm under the big tent. Also, we’ve bumped this week’s Fitness Fun-tastic Class with Miss Komow to next Thursday, 11/5, due to rain. It will take place in the lower field. This class is nearly full, but there are two spots left! Masks are required, bring a water bottle, and remember that we won’t have access to the bathrooms.You can sign up for these and future ASCA classes here: http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/

Newton Schools Foundation Transforms Newton Inspires Into Virtual Speaker Series

Newton native Jason Hehir, the director of the 2020 Emmy award-winning Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, will kick off Newton Schools Foundation’s 10th annual Newton Inspires: A Celebration of Ideas and Community, on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. The live talks and presentations in which notable Newtonians share their interests and passions will be delivered via Zoom — once a month through October 2021.

Other monthly presenters include:

  • Denise Drower Swidey, PBS producer, food stylist and writer
  • Sonja Spears, Chief  Equity and Inclusion Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Chair of the Newton Police Reform Task Force
  • Broadway actors and NPS alumni Zachary Baer, Skylar Fox, Tess Primack, and Ryan Vona with special guest, Adam Brown, director of Theatre Ink at Newton North High School
  • Sam Vaghar, executive director and co-founder of Millenium Campus Network, an international nonprofit that trains college students to be leaders in social movements
  • Giovanni Fazio, Harvard astrophysicist
  • Aixa Beauchamp, philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Latino Legacy Fund at the Boston Foundation

Sessions are free, although donations are encouraged and may be made at registration.  All proceeds support Newton Schools Foundation. NSF funds professional development for Newton educators, grants that give teachers the opportunity to try new approaches in the classroom, and programs that address both racial and income inequities and enable all students to achieve their full potential.

This year’s lead sponsors are Northland and The Village Bank. Other supporters include premium sponsor Mark Development and major sponsor Wegmans.  Individuals and businesses wishing to support public education in Newton through a Newton Inspires sponsorship can visit  http://newtonschoolsfoundation.org/newton-inspires-sponsor.

To register click  www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org/newton-inspires.

Book Fair

Of all the things you de-cluttered during the pandemic, we bet it wasn’t children’s books! 
Our Annual Book Fair starts ONLINE on Monday, Nov 2nd and runs until Sunday, Nov 15th! 


All purchases benefit our school: 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/memorialspauldinges

Happy Reading! The Book Fair Committee

Erika, Crista, Michelle, Janna and Chrissy

Save the Date for the Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be ONLINE this year! From Nov. 2nd-15th, discover new books with your kids. Bonus: Every purchase supports our school. 

M-S Book Fair Link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/memorialspauldinges

Book Fair Preview video: https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/default_default/index.html?videoId=6060341625001

Sample catalogue (6000+ more books available online!): https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-custom-booklist/F20-custom-booklist.html#p=1

Stay tuned for TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS!


Happy reading,

The Book Fair Committee

Erika, Crista, Michelle and Chrissy

Halloween Fun

Virtual Monster Mash Halloween Bash:  Friday, October 30th     6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

*Featuring DJ Will Gill, ranked #1 virtual DJ in the world on Google, and featured on the Kelly Clarkson show! 

Pumpkin Decorating Festival:  Saturday, October 31st     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us on the field at school for a pumpkin decorating festival!  100 pumpkins have been generously donated by Wegmans and paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Steve Chandy from In Home Jams/ The Jam Zone will be performing.  Wear your costume!

Virtual Costume Parade:  Submit a photo of the kids/ family in their costumes to be a part of the virtual costume parade!

Learn more here >

ASCA Pop Up Classes

You can now sign up for next week’s Pop Up classes. Fitness Fun-tastic Pop Up class with Ms. Komow, which will be Thursday, 10/29 from 3:30-4:30 in the lower field and the Zumba Pop Up will be on Tuesday 10/27 from 3:30-4:30 under the big tent next to the school. Masks are required, bring a water bottle, and remember that we won’t have access to the bathrooms. Sign up for this and future Pop Ups here!:
http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/

Halloween Updates: Sign up Link Fixed!

We are ghoulishly giddy for the Halloween festivities!  But sorry that the sign up link wasn’t working! Use this instead!

Virtual Halloween Party:  Friday, October 30th     6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Virtual Halloween Party has been moved to Friday, October 30th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  We are excited to announce that DJ Will Gill will be hosting the Monster Mash Halloween Bash event.  He was ranked the top virtual DJ in the world by Google and was featured on the Kelly Clarkson show!  The virtual party will include a game show, dancing, and a costume spotlight – we hope to see you there!  SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE EVENT >

Pumpkin Decorating Festival:  Saturday, October 31st     10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

On Halloween morning from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., please join us on the field at school for a pumpkin decorating festival.  Bring your own pumpkin and decorate to your heart’s content!  Paint and craft supplies will be provided.  Steve Chandy from In Home Jams/ The Jam Zone will be performing.  Wear your costume for the costume parade around the field!

Virtual Costume Parade

Submit a photo of the kids/ family in their costumes here to be a part of the virtual costume parade!   Submit photo >

Halloween Helpers Needed!

Please sign up today to donate craft supplies for the pumpkin decorating events >

Please sign up to volunteer to set up for the pumpkin decorating event on Halloween morning, 10/31 >  

ASCA Pop Ups

Upcoming ASCA Pop Ups! We have another Fitness Fun-tastic Pop Up with Ms Komow Thursday, 10/22 from 3:30-4:30 in the field next to the school and a Zumba Pop Up on Tuesday 10/20 from 3:30-4:30 under the big tent next to the school. Masks are required, bring a water bottle, and remember that we won’t have access to the bathrooms. Registration link for this and future Pop Ups will be found here:
http://memorialspauldingpto.org/registration/

Room Parents Needed!

If you are looking for a way to become more involved in your child’s classroom, please consider volunteering to be a room parent in your child’s classroom! We are still looking for room parents at every grade level. We are dedicated to keeping our families and teachers connected and supported, especially now. Please email us at info@memorialspauldingpto.org if you have any questions.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a8a822a64-room2