If you are looking for a way to say “Thank You!” as the year comes to a close, or as your child prepares to graduate, please consider Newton Schools Foundation's Honor Thy Teacher campaign. Click here to donate.
This special program, established more than 20 years ago, provides an opportunity for families to thank teachers or other school personnel (such as a special education aide, a coach, or a counselor) by giving a gift to NSF in their honor. This can also be a wonderful way for families of graduating seniors to thank teachers they remember fondly.
NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton's public schools. Your gift supports opportunities for teachers to access professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap and new learning programs for high school students, that range the gamut of content areas, including: science, technology, arts and math; social, civic and cultural understanding; and leadership training. Programs supported by NSF at Newton North include the following:
· AP United States History Summer Academy
· The Calculus Project
· Culturally Proficient Teaching
· Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education
You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring. Or look for a flyer that will be mailed to your home that includes a donation form. After receiving each donation (suggested amount - $25/teacher), NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift; share the honoree names with the superintendent and principals; and list each of those honored in the Newton TAB.