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Havana Nights- PTO Fundraiser


Havana Nights

Mark your calendars!  Join fellow Memorial Spaulding parents and community for a festive celebration to raise funds for our beloved school.  Cocktails, tapas, live music, and dancing included.  More details to come.  Tickets on sale soon … We hope to see you there! 

Box Tops

The Box Tops team collected another 95$ in physical box tops at the end of February and many folks have been scanning, bringing our yearly total to $618.50 so far!   

Physical box tops are slowly going away. Please make sure to scan all box tops using the Box Tops 4 Education app. There are many bonuses available in the app and the money adds up fast for our school. 

Even if you have a physical box top, you can still scan using the app to get double credit.  If we hit $1,000 by May, all classes will get extra recess! 

Box Tops team: Natalya Shtokman, Chrissy LeBedis, and Michelle Landucci

International Festival-Postponed

Due to fears about the corona virus, we are rescheduling the International Festival. We’re still looking into when permits will be available, but it will probably be early May. Stay tuned!

International Festival

Hi M-S Families,
The International /Cultural Festival committee is excited to share that we have 23 cultures already signed up to host a table this year. If you want your kids to see their special culture represented as well please go into this link 2020 International Festival Table and Performance Sign up  and sign up. Please sign up by February 28th so we can prepare for the event appropriately. 
2020 International Festival Table and Performance Sign upOur International Festival will be held Thursday, March 19th from 6 pm to 8pm. Please sign up to get involved a…Here are the cultures that already signed up. Feel free to join an existing table to make things easier for everyone as well as host a new culture: Russian, El Salvador, Eskimo, Swiss, UK, Chinese, Brazilian, Canadian, Israeli, Italian, Indian, Palestinian, Lebanoni, Swedish, Turkish, Costa Rican, Irish, Dominicanian, Moldovan, Korean, French, Greek and Cuban. 

Also,There only 10 slots available for the performance potion of the festival. Please go to the link above if your kids would like to perform a piece that represent a culture they are a part of. Preference will be given to group of 3 or more (depending on space available).

We look forward to another fun successful night celebrating our multicultural community.

STEAM Day- Next Steps

So you have an idea for STEAM Day—that’s great! What do you do next? Check out our February Newsletter for details, and go to our website for more information.
-The STEAM Day Committee

Kindergarten Soccer

Kindergarten Soccer registration for the Spring 2020 season is OPEN! 

Pre-K Division – For children in preschool who will enter Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year

Kindergarten Division – For children currently enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Games will be played on Saturday morning with no game May 2nd (due to the state track and field tourney at Oak Hill) and May 23rd due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Games dates are April 18, April 25, May 9, May 16, May 30 and June 6 – No rain date.   

You will be registered for a specific time slot based on your elementary school. Visit our website to see the specific time:

Meet the New Custodial Staff!

Have you met our new custodial staff? This team not only does a great job of keeping Memorial Spaulding clean and safe, but they often greet our children with friendly smiles as the open the doors each morning. We are so lucky to have such a great team! Get to know Yodenny Perez, Jesse Brackett, and Isaiah Aponte.

Spring 2020 ASCA Session

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 Spring 2020 ASCA session will run from March 23, 2020 – June 12, 2020, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and special early release days. Registration dates are March 2, 2020 – March 13, 2020. Registration will be online ONLY 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 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.

Best,ASCA co-chairs
Janna Sneider, Leah Kolidas, and Rachel NovaisOn behalf of Memorial Spaulding PTO

Highlands Afterschool Program

Attention 5th Grade Parents – OPEN HOUSES FOR HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting Open House events for interested families on: Sunday March 1, Monday March 9, and Tuesday March 24 from 5:30-6:30 PM at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands. This is a great 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 please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit our website