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Principal’s Update

Dear Memorial-Spaulding Families,

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather. This is a busy time of year. I have a few quick items for you:

Color Day is coming up soon and we need your help. We need volunteers to assist students with games and activities. We also need fruit for healthy snacks. Please click HERE to sign up!

Are you moving from the Memorial-Spaulding community? If so, please let Francie know (617-559-9600 or This information will help us get a more accurate picture of next year’s class sizes.

Looking for a way to honor a teacher? Consider making a donation to the Newton School’s Foundation. More information HERE.

Do you drop off on Clifton Road in the morning? If so, please adhere to safety rules and obey the crossing guards directions. I have asked for increased police presence in this area to ensure everyone is following the rules and our students are safe.

We are still accepting books for our annual spring book swap. If you have some gently used books at home to donate, send them in! The collection box is in the hallway in front of the main office.


Tom Morris, Principal

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

Principal’s Update

Good Evening M-S Families,

Finally some warm weather! I hope you had a chance to get out in the sun today.

A few short items for your attention:

Field trip season is upon us! All students will be permitted to attend field trips regardless of a parent’s ability to pay. If you find yourself unable to pay the field trip fee due to financial hardship, simply indicate you wish to seek a field trip scholarship on the form and return it to the teacher. Your child’s fee will be covered. Thanks to the PTO for providing additional funding to support all families!

Parent Placement Forms are due THIS Friday, May 10th. You may access the Placement Letter HERE and the Form HERE.

Incoming K and New Family Information Night. Thursday evening, May 16th @ 7pm. If you know of a family who will be experiencing Memorial-Spaulding for the first time in the fall – please encourage them to attend. Agenda: Principal and PTO Presidents present important information for all families to know- then a guided (historical tour) or our wonderful, mid-century modern facility.

Art Show Coming up! May 21st from 5-7pm. Check out the flier HERE

Early Release Day for all students THIS Thursday – 12:30pm. No ASCA, Extended Day will be in session Thursday afternoon.

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 (