Presented by: Daniel Heffernan, Esq., Newton parent and Special Education Attorney at Kotin Crabtree and Strong, LLP
will discuss the most current DESE decisions and guidelines affecting
special education students in Massachusetts during the pandemic. Some of
the areas Dan will cover include IEP service delivery, compensatory
services, evaluations, administrative timelines, etc. We will also have
time for Q&A from families.
Please save the date. The link for the presentation will be emailed to the SEPAC listserv. We hope to see you there!
Spread cheer this season by lighting the drive or walkway of
Memorial Spaulding friends. For $25, have luminaries delivered to
a friend, or someone you would like to thank this season. Luminaries will be magically delivered
during the week of December 13th during the hours of 5 and 6
p.m. Sign up here to spread cheer >
You’re invited! Join
Memorial Spaulding parents for an evening of virtual fun & games hosted by
Stump Trivia on Thursday, December 17th at 8 p.m. on Zoom. Tickets are
$15 per household and can be purchased here:
Have a winning team in mind? Sign up and
let us know! Teams of 6 households can be sent to: email@example.com with subject line: Trivia Team. If
not, no worries – just show up & awesome
teams will be formed by the host!
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.
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.
Memorial Spaulding Social Action Committee invites you to Sponsor-A-Child For The Holidays
This year especially we know
how difficult it will be many families. We hope you will share in the joy of
the holidays by providing gifts to needy children served by the local Department of Children and Families. We want to make the holidays special for
foster families and struggling intact families who are not aligned with
established charities. Without our help, these children will not experience the
pleasure of receiving a gift at this special time of the year.
How Can You Help?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many children you would like to
sponsor. Please include your child’s name, teacher and your phone number. If
you would prefer to donate by check, we will be happy to purchase a gift on
your behalf. Make check payable to Lynda Gordon and mail to Lynda Gordon, 168
Cynthia Road, Newton MA 02459
We will send you a child’s
name and his or her wish list. All gifts need to be new, wrapped, and clearly
labeled with the child’s name. Attaching a card is optional but greatly
appreciated. Gifts will need to be dropped off at 168 Cynthia Road by Friday
You will be receiving the
child’s information shortly to allow time for ordering.
Please feel free to forward
this email to anyone you think would like to sponsor a child.
Thank you for helping make
this holiday season special for those in need.
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
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/