Category: From the PTO

Book Swap

Get ready to relax and read this summer by trading some books you have finished with your Memorial Spaulding friends and bring home some “new to you” books!

To participate: We need used book donations to make our swap successful! Please sort through bookshelves at home for books in good condition that are ready for a new home and drop them off outside the Memorial Spaulding library before Wednesday, June 13. Books should be appropriate for K-5 readers (no board books or activity books, please).

On Monday, June 18, each class will have a scheduled time to visit the book swap. Students will have the opportunity to choose some different books to take home for summer reading! Any leftover books will be distributed to classroom libraries or donated. Thank you for your support!

Hosted by the Memorial-Spaulding Library and Literacy Team

Incoming Kindergarten Playground Meet up

Let’s get together to meet our new kindergarten friends and families! We’ll have some free play and some organized games to break the ice. Snacks too!

We will meet on the Playground at Memorial Spaulding, on Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Raindate will be Sunday, 6/10/18 at 10:00.

Future Meet Ups are planned for 7/14 and 8/11.

International Festival- May 31st

There’s still time to celebrate your families’ diversity by hosting a table and/or performing at Memorial Spaulding’s International Festival next Thursday 5/31 from 6:00-8:00!
The International Festival is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Memorial Spaulding’s amazing diversity. Families have the opportunity to “visit” various countries, learn different languages, make arts and crafts, taste traditional foods from all over the world and be entertained by inspiring performances from across the globe! Most of all, this event teaches us all to celebrate our common humanity.
There are MANY ways to get involved whether it’s helping set up, host a table, organize a performance or help clean up, all while have FUN!  If you want your country represented, please make sure to sign up for a table or performance! Use this link to sign up!

Middle School Speech Team Open House

Oak Hill/Brown/Day Middle School SPEECH TEAM OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, May 30th 3:30 to 5:00

Newton South High School Library Annex Room (enter through Library and there will be guides) come see this year’s team members perform and learn what speech team is all about a great, fun way to give your child the vital life skill of public speaking offered through Newton Community Ed- no rsvp required everyone welcome.

Information Night for Incoming Parents

Do you have a child that will attend Memorial Spaulding for the first time in September 2018? If so..the school and PTO would like to invite you to attend a parents-only information night on Thursday May 17th at 7 p.m. to learn more about Memorial Spaulding and what to expect during your child’s school year. Members of the PTO and Principal Morris will host this information session and answer your questions about scheduling, after-school care, enrichment programs, transportation and much more. We will also include a short tour of the school to familiarize you with the layout. Please RSVP by typing Yes or No in the subject line of an email to:

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

This is Teacher Appreciation Week! 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 $25.00 donation (or any amount) to the foundation in the teacher’s name. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored, as well as to Principals and the Superintendent. In addition, their names will appear in a special announcement in the Newton TAB. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to Donations are tax-deductible and go toward programs enhancing educational excellence, including valuable professional development opportunities for teachers, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and a wealth of new curricula and learning opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students. May 7th – 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week