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


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

Movie Night-Tomorrow!

Movie Night is Pajama Movie Night!!
When: Friday, Sept. 7th
Time: 7pm sharp
Where: Memorial-Spaulding’s Upper Field

Come in pajamas and bring a picnic dinner! Brings blankets in case it gets cold.
The movie is a surprise ! Popcorn will be served!!

Basketball & Multi-Sports Clinic @ Williams Elementary School with Be Ahead of the Game

This combined series of basketball and multi-sports clinics will introduce a variety of sports and the basic skills needed to play them along with an emphasis on basketball. Sports include soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball, and other traditional and non-traditional games, in addition to basketball. Cooperation and teamwork will be the focus, rather than the competition of the games. Your child will learn proper warm-up games and stretching before introducing new sports, their rules and tactics. This is a great way to get in some late day exercise, have fun, and play many types of games, as well as get ready for the upcoming basketball season.

Oct 4 – Nov 15, 7 Thursdays
6-7 PM for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
7-8 PM for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Register Online by September 15 to get the early bird rate of $135, thereafter $145. Eventbrite registration fees apply. Open to children from ALL schools.

Welcome Back!

Hello all Memorial Spaulding Parents!

We hope you had a restful summer, but are ready to get your kiddos back into the swing of things. This newsletter is a way to be informed of Memorial Spaulding PTO news and events. It will be sent most weeks on Thursday nights. The information is also available on our website Please take a moment to read it each week.

PTO Volunteers for Next Year

Dear Parents,

Please consider volunteering with the PTO next year (2018-2019). It is a great way to get involved, get to know the school better and set a positive example for your children. We have plenty of great volunteer positions available. Please click the following link to sign up:

Please note that all adults who volunteer at the school on behalf of the PTO must be caregivers of current Memorial Spaulding students, and must have a current CORI background check on file at the school. This can be arranged by contacting the school office directly.

If you have any questions about any of the positions, please email us We provide training and ongoing support to each volunteer to help make their event/position a success. Please join us in making a difference in our school community!

On behalf of the Memorial-Spaulding PTO Co-presidents
Rebika Shaw Bendayan, Joanna Mitri, and Crista Martinez Padua

Tomorrow is the day!

Are you ready for Summer? We are! Join us at End-of-Year picnic immediately after the early dismissal on the last day of school – Friday June 22nd at 12 pm, on the upper field.
Bring your own lunch or buy from food trucks (serving hot dogs, burgers, pizza and icecream.)
Please RSVP below so we can get a head count for the food trucks:

Newton South Preschool

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September 2019.
The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.
We serve children 2.9-5 years old. The program is open from 7:00am-5:00pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available.
Our teachers hold M.Ed.’s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).
Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour.
Contact info:


Honor Thy Teacher- Last Chance!

Don’t miss your chance to thank teachers and staff who made a difference to your child this year! Making a donation to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program is a great way to do this. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or if you have children in the upper grades, you will have already received a letter by mail. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing educational excellence, including teachers’ professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools. Teachers, as well as their Principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and if you donate by JULY 31 their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB.

Tuesday Update

Hello Memorial-Spaulding Parents,

Today was a perfect day for Color Day!  The weather was beautiful and it was a great day to be outdoors.  Thanks to Ms. Komow for all her hard work and to our outstanding volunteers!

Books Needed: We need gently used books for our annual summer book swap.  Please send them in tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday at the latest.  The book swap is scheduled for Monday, June 18th.

Gifts to Teachers:  Did you know Massachusetts has a law that speaks to giving gifts to teachers (and all public employees).  Before you spend money on a teacher gift, check out the law HERE.

The Newton Health and Human Services Department has asked that I send out a letter about smartphone use with students.  Letter is available HERE.