Principal’s Weekly Update

My School Bucks: I understand some families believe their school lunch bill inaccurately reflects purchases made by children. I spoke with Rachel Oppenheimer, Newton-Sodexo General Manager, about the situation. Rachel invites to you to contact her directly with any concern about your bill. She asks that you contact her via email. Please be sure to include your child’s name and school. Her email address is:  Here is the link to the Newton-Sodexo website:

Staff List:  Please check out our staff list on the PTO website. You will find teacher names, classroom website and blog links as well as email contact information. Here’s the link:

Superintendent and School Committee Visit: Please join us on Friday, January 6th @ 8:30am for a PTO coffee with Superintendent Fleishman and members of the Newton School Committee.

Mark your calendars:  Memorial-Spaulding staff and parents are working on a special parent presentation about Inclusion – January 12th @ 7pm.

Winter Concert Coming Up: Tuesday, January 24th featuring  5th Grade Chorus, 5th Grade Band, and Orchestra (day only). 9am for the school and 7:30pm for families (Please note the time changes.) Students should report to cafeteria at 7pm  for the evening concert wearing black and/or dark bottoms and a white and/or light top. All students are expect to attend. If your child has a conflict that evening please email Ms. Rapa (

Just a reminder: Friday, December 23rd is a full day of school.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with peace, joy and love.