If you are looking for a way to say “Thank you!” during Teacher Appreciation Week, please support Newton Schools Foundation's Honor Thy Teacher campaign. Donate here.
Established more than 20 years ago, this program provides an opportunity for families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to the Newton Schools Foundation in their honor.
Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton's public schools. Your gift supports professional development that gives teachers new tools and strategies, as well as novel curricula for high school students. Click here to see a video or read more about NSF-funded projects. NSF funds support art, civics, math, music, science; social and cultural studies, literature and writing instruction, and social-emotional learning.
After receiving each donation, NSF will
- Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift at the end of the school year;
- Share the honoree names with the superintendent and principals; and
- List each of those honored on the NSF website and in the Newton TAB.
You can make your tax-deductible donation online 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 check your mail in the coming weeks for a letter from NSF.
Honor Thy Teacher funds are making a difference at Newton North
NSF is a catalyst of support for the Newton Public Schools, raising private funds from across the community to support supplemental programs at our schools designed to enrich the student’s learning experience and explore ideas not otherwise possible under the constraints of annual school budgets. Programs supported include professional development that gives teachers valuable tools to create successful classroom environments, new and promising curricula that allow students to go deeper, and programs designed to narrow achievement and opportunity gaps.
At Newton North, in particular, NSF supports Cultural Competence and Cluster Teaching, which trains teachers on the cluster model of grouping students of color in upper-level classes to boost student success, and Teachers as Scholars, multi-day seminars on teacher collaboration and curriculum development. Some of the other initiatives supported by NSF specifically for the high schools are as follows:
- Positivity Training
- The Portal: Gateway to Globalization
- AP US History Summer Academy
- The Calculus Project