Support Educational Excellence, PTSO's annual check-writing campaign

Donating to the Educational Excellence campaign in honor of a teacher or staff member is a great way to express appreciation while helping the PTSO create Tiger Talks, a fund to bring scientists, college professors, business people, and artists to Newton North classrooms and assemblies.

To donate in honor of a teacher or staff member, go to you enter your donation amount and choose PayPal or credit card, look for a place to add special instructions to the seller beneath your donation amount. Click to enter the name of your honoree and this person will receive an acknowledgment.

All donations to Educational Excellence are tax-deductible. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Newton North's Anna Ford runs marathon for Newton Schools Foundation

Newton North's own Anna Ford, administrative executive assistant to Principal Turner, jack of all trades, and secret weapon of the PTSO, raised approximately $4,000 for Newton Schools Foundation through her Boston Marathon run on April 17, 2017. This was Anna's fourth Boston Marathon and ninth overall. Special thanks to business donors A&E Fire Protection and McKeown Electric.

Thank you, Anna, for the hours you spent training, fundraising, and running on behalf of Newton Public School students!

Click here to donate post facto.

Click here to read about Anna in the Newton TAB.

College admissions testing program to be held on May 4 at Newton Free Library

College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap for the SAT, ACT and Other College Tests, Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Druker Auditorium
With the redesigned SAT, which was given for the first time last spring, and an increasing number of students taking the ACT, families have many questions about the current state of standardized testing. In this seminar, we will
  • Help dispel some of the anxiety that surrounds these tests
  • Provide families with information to help guide them through their own unique testing plans
  • Explain the role of standardized tests in the college admissions process
  • Explain the differences between the SAT and ACT
  • Examine sample problems from the two tests to highlight the differences
  • Help students understand how to decide between the SAT and ACT, when to take the test and how to prepare
Presented by the Summit Educational Group. For teens and parents. Register online.

Host families needed for summer cultural exchange

CCI Greenheart is currently seeking volunteer host families from Newton, Brookline, Brighton, and Watertown for a group of high-school age French students participating in a 3-week cultural immersion program from July 8th – July 28th. Volunteer host families will be responsible for providing meals and housing for one student for the three week period and will be able to spend time with the student and share aspects of American culture. This 3-week program is a great introduction to hosting for families who have never hosted an exchange student before!

Families interested in hosting or learning more should contact the Local Coordinator, Monique Baumont at or 908-720-0520.

Fourth annual Kindness Day will be held on April 28

The Partners in Kind Club, mentored by faculty advisors Allegra Atkinson and Tracey Stewart, has put the finishing touches on its fourth annual Kindness Day. According to Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Stewart, "Kindness Day is about celebrating the goodness and humanness in all of us." For the fourth year, the PTSO will support this event by paying for doughnuts to be distributed first come, first served, before school. Teachers will have the option of bringing classes to a series of optional assemblies. Here are the offerings for that day.


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