The latest announcements from the Principal and the PTO...

School Directory Update

We have a new school directory! Membership Toolkit is now live. If you verified your family information in MySchoolAnywhere, it should have imported into our new directory, however, we do recommend that you go in and check. You will need to set up an account to use the new system as well by going to You can also download the Membership Toolkit App on your mobile device. While we think the transition went smoothly, please understand that there may be some features that did not switch over perfectly. If you have any questions, please email us at


WHEN: Nov 4th – Nov 7th with a bonus Pajama & ice-cream party the evening of Nov 7th.

WHY:  Because BOOKS TOTALLY ROCK & WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!  AND…. $$$ raised goes right back to our school’s library, which our kids use every day to learn and to be inspired!

PLEASE VOLUNTEER.  There is nothing like seeing a smile on your child’s face when you are pitching in to make their school experience special.  No amount of time volunteering is too short; we welcome all parents to join in, including our busy working parents. We have short time-slots at various times throughout the day and night to accommodate any schedule. Please check out the Sign-Up Genius link below with specific times to volunteer!


The Book Fair Committee

Gloween Party Photos

Thanks to all who attended the Halloween Party on Saturday evening!  A special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make it happen.  See if your child was caught by the Halloween Paparazzi!   Click HERE to view photos >    (Link will be valid for 2 weeks)

Principal’s Update

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 30th) is an all-school early release day – 12:30pm dismissal for all students ~ No ASCA (After School Creative Arts Classes) in session tomorrow.

Today we held our Safety Day at Memorial-Spaulding. We practiced “Shelter in Place”, “Lockdown” and a “Fire Evacuation Drill”. During our practice, the specific protocol of each drill was explained over the intercom and then we took a few minutes to practice the drill. The Newton Fire Department joined us for today’s Safety Event. We will continue to practice our various drills throughout the year.

Announcing CAS AuthorFest 2019!
Newton Public Schools’ Creative Arts & Sciences is dedicating November 6, 2019 to recognize and celebrate
the importance of books in our children’s lives. We know that students are uniquely inspired when they’re given the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators of books they’ve read. A wide range of authors and illustrators will be visiting schools across the district during the day to talk about the writing and illustrating process. For further information click HERE, HERE and HERE

Have you checked Aspen (Student/Family information system) to ensure your families information is correct? If not, please click HERE for information on how to do so.

Have a wonderful evening.

School Directory

Some of you may have noticed that the MySchoolAnywhere directory service will only be available through 10/31. We are currently working on a transition to a new platform: Membership Toolkit. Many PTOs are already successfully using Membership Toolkit and we feel confident that it will meet all of our needs. We are working to make the transition as smooth as possible and we will continue to provide updates as we have them. We appreciate your patience as we work through this transition. Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime

Mystery Dinner- November 16th

Get your babysitters ready, it’s Mystery Dinner time! This adult-only evening is a great chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Dress up and show up for cocktails, and on to dinner at your Mystery host’s home.

Sign up here to attend:

Interested in hosting? Welcome 3-5 couples to your home for dinner, dessert and great conversation. Cook your favorite meal or order from your favorite take out restaurant. Contact for more info.

Gloween Party this Saturday

Please join friends for a glowing good time at this year’s GLOWEEN PARTY on Saturday, October 26 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  There will be dancing, games, and a costume contest. Open to all students and their families.  Look forward to seeing you there!    
We are in need of VOLUNTEERS to make this party a glowing success.  Please sign up here

Newton SEPAC Candidate Forum

Please join the Newton SEPAC for a School Committee Candidate Forum

7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Room 304
100 Walnut Street

Candidates running for Newton School Committee will be sharing their perspective on
questions related to special education in Newton. There will also be time for parents to
meet with the candidates. Please note that elections for School Committee are city-
wide, so Newton voters elect School Committee members in all wards, not just their

The format of the forum will be similar to the one the SEPAC organized two years ago.
A moderator will ask candidates questions that have been submitted by SEPAC
members, and there will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to speak
informally with the candidates. (The presentation date was changed from 10/23 to 10/24 to accommodate scheduling conflicts; please also note that we will be in Room 304.)

Please email your questions for the candidates to by Tuesday,
October 22. We will try to get through as many questions as we can during the forum.

Seeking “Gala” Committee Members

Want to help plan a super fun party to raise money for the school we all love?To kick off the planning process, join us for lunch at O’hara’s Food & Spirits:
Date:November 13thTime: 12:00 pm
Location: 1185 Walnut St Newton, MA  02461United States
Can’t make it? No problem. Email, OR Sign up here!

PTO Annual Appeal

37% participation and growing! Let’s keep it going!
We are still a long way from our goal of 100%. If you have not contributed yet (only ONCE for the year!) please consider giving ANY amount today via this Paypal link.
Every dollar goes to support PTO programs for our kids, run by volunteers who donate their time and effort. It is tax-deductible and the we appreciate any amount you’re comfortable giving. (Please also check if your company has a matching program, a list is available on the PTO’s website.) 
Donate now
Thank you for your support!