Category: From the PTO

HIGHLANDS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Space is limited! Enroll today!

The Highlands After-School Program – just for middle school kids in Newton. It’s different than other programs because it’s geared to meet the needs and likes of middle school kids. It has a home base at Brigham House in Newton Highlands, with regular access to the Hyde Community Gym and other wonderful resources in the Newton Highlands area. Transportation is arranged from the middle schools daily. The program is open from school dismissal time until 6:00 p.m. and offers special programs on early release days. Activities include sports, arts, crafts, cooking, science, homework, field trips, and team building. It’s a place to go and hang with friends, enjoy activities, and get a head start on homework. NEXT OPEN HOUSE is on Wednesday, May 29 from 5-6:00 PM.

For more information contact Rochelle Acker

617.999.4617 or


DEAFinitely Performance

Come watch DEAFinitely perform at FORJ Family Celebration of the Year

Meet the DEAFinitely crew of Deaf & hearing kids between the ages of 9-18 years old, who will perform their routine ‘BRAVE’ & teach a short ASL-hip-hop combination to FORJ families.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30-8:00pm 

WHERE: Angier Elementary School                            1697 Beacon St, Waban, MA

Highlands After School Program

Attention 5th Grade Parents – FINAL OPEN HOUSES FOR HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, has only a few slots open for the fall. We’re hosting 3 Open Houses: Saturday, May 11, Wednesday, May 29 and Monday, June 10 from 5-6 pm. at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please join us and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information or to arrange an alternative time to visit please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit our website:

Honor Thy Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10! 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 donation to the foundation in the name of one or more teachers. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored, as well as to Principals and the Superintendent. Their names will appear in a special announcement on the Newton Schools Foundation’s website and in the Newton TAB.  Your tax-deductible donation will support NSF-funded projects encompassing: art; civics; math; music; science; social and cultural studies; literature and writing instruction; and social-emotional learning.

Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack, or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. Visit our website to donate online ( and to find out more about the programs NSF funds (

Newton’s First Annual Creativity Quest

May 4th, 2019 At Memorial Spaulding Elementary
Open to all kids grades K-12.  Choose one of two sessions.Kids will be challenged with back-to-back hands-on challenges involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  The event is being hosted by Newton Destination Imagination which is a globally recognized creative problem solving competition.  

Don’t miss out!  Here is the link to sign up!

Teacher Appreciation Week- We need your help!

Dear Memorial-Spaulding Parents,

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!!! Our teachers work hard every day and this is our opportunity to be able to say, “Thank You”!  As in past years, each day we will have different treats in the Teacher’s Lounge for them to enjoy.  In addition, on Tuesday, May 7th, we will be having a luncheon in the Library for the entire staff and on Thursday, May 9th, we will provide a full breakfast for the team.

The teachers and staff help all of our children so it would be great if all parents could help with the week’s activities either by bringing something in or by donating a few dollars to be used for a gift or supplies for the teacher’s lounge.  The monetary donation will be collected the week prior.  Use this link to sign up-

If you have any questions or if you would like to drop off items the day prior, please contact Shefali at, Rebika at, or Cove at

Thank you in advance for your support of our Teachers!


Shefali Jobanputra, Rebika Shaw, and Cove Davis