Show gratitude by helping with dinner for teachers and staff on November 30

Our annual NNHS PTSO Teacher Appreciation dinner will take place on Thursday, November 30, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. This is the first day of parent-teacher conferences, when many of the faculty will work an especially long day. We will be showing our appreciation for their hard work by providing them with a warm and festive Italian feast.

Here’s how you can help.

Enjoy spending other people's money? Two volunteers needed for Tiger Talks board

Two parent/guardian volunteers are needed to help make decisions about bringing in speakers for Newton North. A small group will meet several times per year to determine how the money raised for Tiger Talks, last year's Educational Excellence fundraiser, will be spent. If you would like to help with this interesting and important effort, please contact co-presidents@northptso.org

Living in a Smartphone World: What does it mean for students, families, and educators? to be held on December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Please save the date for a special superintendent’s forum on December 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Newton South Auditorium. Inspired by the Atlantic Monthly piece entitled “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?,” the forum will provide information and resources on the impact of technology and social media, as well as the opportunity to discuss the role of educators and families in navigating this space.

8th annual Nurturing Minds African Evening set for November 18, 7:00 p.m.

Join Nurturing Minds on November 18, 7;00-10:00 p.m., for a fun evening featuring food and drinks, the NNHS Jubillee singers, a silent auction, an African craft market and much more! Your participation will help SEGA girls school graduates pursue their continuing education. SEGA operates a quality secondary boarding school for over 250 vulnerable Tanzanian girls.

Tickets are $50 and $60 at the door. Please go to www.tiny.cc/NM2017 for more information. Location: The Bryant-Sadick Residence, 16 Fairview Avenue, Newton.

Vice Principal Amy Winston shares information about teacher conference sign ups

Mark Your Calendar

  • Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 4 – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5th from 2 – 5 p.m.

  • The system will accept reservations starting on Monday, November 13th at 6 p.m. until Monday, November 20th at 8 a.m. For new families, please be aware that slots fill up quickly.

  • If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Main Office at 617­559­6200 by 11:00am on Monday, November 13th.

Northside Dining Adventure entertains and engages

About 180 parents/guardians turned out for an energetic evening of friendship and shared dining at the homes of 24 hospitable hosts on Friday, October 27. Guests, hosts, and organizers enjoyed connecting with friends and meeting new people. Participants modeled civic engagement and community building; as Principal Turner stated in his welcome remarks, these are qualities he is emphasizing this year at Newton North.

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