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 http://edex.northptso.org/contribute-nowAfter 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!

School Council elections are open -- Please vote!

VOTING BALLOT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE,  PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO VOTE.

Please read all the statements from the candidates, and vote at the bottom of this page for a maximum of TWO candidates for the Newton North School Council position beginning Fall 2017. Elections close on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

You can vote for one or two candidates. If you click the "Submit" button with more than two candidates checked, the form will display a red box error message at the top of the page. You will need to scroll down again to correct your vote and "Submit" again. A successful vote will show a new page with the message: "Your vote has been recorded."

You're invited: Celebration craft and chat sessions on May 10 and May 23

Help make decorations and assemble tickets for Celebration while you catch up with other Newton North parents/guardians! Here's your chance to be creative and sociable at the same time. ALL are welcome! Invite a friend! Two dates: May 10 and May 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in room 103 at Newton North.

We will provide supplies but if you have any of the following items, please bring them:
- Scissors
- Manual or electric stapler
- Appetizer (non-greasy!) to share :)
 

Fourth annual Kindness Day held on April 28 -- see photos!

The Partners in Kind Club, mentored by faculty advisors Allegra Atkinson and Tracey Stewart, ran its fourth annual Kindness Day on April 28. 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 supported this event by paying for doughnuts and distributing 600 doughnuts before school. For a list of the programs offered, click HERE.

9th grade treats teachers and staff to TGIF breakfast

9th grade class liaisons Kathleen Kusiak, Jane Stackpole, and Vicki Spetter bravely oversaw their first TGIF breakfast on April 28, delighting teachers and staff. Grateful breakfast eater Mark Wadness of the Links Program wrote the following: 

Please pass on to the TGIF Committee how much breakfast was appreciated this morning! I know I felt bad, as did a few other staff members, who ate and ran back to our rooms without even saying thank you! We are very grateful for the spread and the time and effort that volunteers put in to showing their appreciation to the staff. Again, please relay our many thanks. 

Thank you to Kathleen, Jane, and Vicki and to all of the parent/guardians who helped, including 

Jen Abbott, Alicia Bowman, Sandra Bu, Nancy Caulfield, Sandy Connors, Margaret Crook, Sharon Donnelly, Mary Kathryn Fallon, June Ferestien, Gail Fitzgerald, Deborah Gilpin, Selene Gisholt, Jennifer Glenn, Trudy Good, Jen Hyde, Ellen Jawitz, Joanne Kazarian, Rhanna Kidwell, Jeong Ja Kim, Melissa Lerou, Julie Lindstrom, Karen Manning, Kristen Marshall, Linda McLaughlin, Pam McVey-Richard, Selina Pandolfi, Jasna Pecnik. Julie Redmond, Elizabeth Reilly, Lisa Robinson, Deb Rooney, Joanne Simpson, Marcia Tabenken, Laura Woodward, Julie Youdovin, and Cory Zhou.

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