Category: From the PTO

Kindergarten playdate this weekend!

We have scheduled the 1st play date for our Kindergarten class so the kids can have a chance to play outside of school!  Here are the details:
When: Sunday October 7th
Time: 1-2pm
Where: Skyline Park, 815 Newton Street, Chestnut Hill, MA (very close to Memorial Spaulding on Newton Street)
Water will be supplied and please feel free to bring whatever treats or snacks you would like!  We will bring some too 😃 We hope many of you can make it and look forward to seeing you then! We will plan more in the coming months but wanted to try to get together before the weather turns soon. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Your Room Parents
Darlene Thebaud (Jackie & Tori’s Mom):
Ilana Vaserman (Zoey’s Mom):
Chrissy LeBedis (Ava’s Mom):

Opportunity for a parent

The Franklin Elementary School is looking for a parent to work in the Early Morning Program. The position requires the person to supervise up to 10 children from 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM and it pays $18.00 per hour. The time frame of 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM is considered one hour for hte purpose of compensation. The parent who is selected from the program may not have children at Franklin and will need to pass a CORI and SORI check successfully. Interested parents may email the school’s Exectuive Assistant, Mrs. Donna McLoughlin directly at or may stop by the office direct at 125 Derby Street, West Newton, MA

Fall 2018 ASCA session- Sign up by September 17th!

The After School Creative Arts program offers a great variety of FUN and UNIQUE afternoon classes that take place right at Memorial Spaulding! Classes are grouped by age and take place once/week. They are a perfect way for kids to explore a favorite activity or discover a new hobby. Course offerings range from basketball to theater to jewelry design and so much more!

ASCA is also the school’s largest fundraiser, and is 100% run by parent volunteers. Please consider supporting our PTO while your child enjoys an amazing after school class with their peers.

The Fall 2018 ASCA session will run from September 24, 2018 – December 21, 2018, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are September 10, 2017 – September 17, 2017. There will be NO late registration so please make sure you do it on time. Registration will be online ONLY at:

A full list of class descriptions is available at:

Please note that after registration, ASCA will not accept changes, refunds, or add-ons UNLESS your chosen class is cancelled (for example, because of too-low enrollment), in which case you’ll have the opportunity to choose another class. Because of this, please register on time and be sure of your selections.

*** As always, there are limited scholarships available for hardship. Please complete this form and send it to before September 17 if you would like to apply. Upon review you will receive a customized discount code for registration so please do not register without this if you are in need of assistance. ***

Still have questions? Please check the ASCA bulletin board and the Memorial Spaulding PTO website at which has more information pertaining to ASCA. If your question still remains unanswered, please contact us directly at or leave a note in the ASCA mailbox in the front hallway. In your message please include the specific question and contact information.


Newton Destination Imagination Registration OPEN

The 2018 – 2019 Season for Newton Destination Imagination (DI) is open!  Click HERE to register
Endorsed by Superintendent David Fleishman, Newton DI is an inclusive STEAM- based creative problem solving competition for students in grades K-12.
Teams of up to 7 kids will choose to work on one of six challenges that will test their teamwork, project management and creativity skills.
To learn more about the program, please go to our Newton DI Website for FAQs and a short intro video.
Questions? Please email

PAC Parent Coffee this Friday

Parent Advisory Council for Special Education is holding a parent coffee with our principal Tom Morris on Friday, September 14th at 8:30 a.m. (right after dropoff, location TBD). If your child is receiving special education services and you have any questions you would like to ask Tom, or you are just curious about how inclusion works at Memorial Spaulding – please join us!


ASCA is still looking for two monitors who can volunteer on Wednesdays (3-4PM) and another for the 2nd session on Tuesdays (1:55-2:55PM).

Volunteering for ASCA is FUN and easy. It’s also a GREAT way to get to know the school, staff, and other parents better.

Responsibilities consist of:
– taking attendance
– standing by to assist instructors in case they need help with a student
– opening the front door for parents at pick-up.

Nannies, grandparents, and other care-givers welcome.

Have a little one you can’t leave at home? No problem! Monitors may volunteer with a child in tow.

The winter session runs from 9/24-12/21.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact