Minutes of Board Meeting
January 17, 2017
Sally Brickell, Co-President
Rex Clark, Co-President
Elizabeth Reilly, Vice President
April Stein, Co-Treasurer
Cathy Lee, Co-Treasurer
Cindy Calloway, Grant & Projects Co-Chair
Joel Bloom, Grants & Projects Co-Chair, Secretary Pro Tempore
Henry Turner, Principal
Volunteers are needed to help with the second annual Newton North Faculty Talent Show (February 9). More than 40 teachers and staff are hard at work preparing for an amazing evening of music, comedy, dance, and drama! All proceeds from the event will go to GELF, the Jennifer Price Global Educational Leadership Fund.
Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to
Newton South High School will host the Annual Teen Summer Program Expo. This event is FREE and open to the public. Find the perfect summer experience for middle and high school students. Meet directors of more than 60 enriching summer and gap year programs in the U.S. & abroad. Programs for every budget and every interest include academic, adventure, teen tours, community service, internships, sport instruction, language immersion, arts/theatre/music, STEM and college prep programs.
The Williams Elementary School PTO is holding a HUGE auction fundraiser with tons of donations from many wonderful organizations, both locally and around the Northeast. You’ll find items for restaurants, camps, gyms, salons, hotels, classes, museums, theaters, and so much more! There is something for all ages, interests and budgets.
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 diverse speakers and inspiring performers, scientists, and business people to Newton North classrooms and assemblies.
Want to learn more about Prague Summer? Students and parents are invited to a short informational meeting on January 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the Film Lecture Hall.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED A PREVIOUS MEETING, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING.
The Newton North business students are working on a new, fundraising project: Newtonopoly. Newtonopoly will be similar to the famous board game, but it will represent many local businesses in and around Newton, such as Wegmans, Legal Sea Food, and The Village Bank. The Newtonopoly team has been hard at work preparing for the release, and I am happy to announce we are ready to take pre-orders! As a special promotion, if you pre-order, we will be offering FREE shipping.
Many thanks to all of the families who have already paid their PTSO dues for this year, If you have not yet paid, please take two minutes to PAY YOUR DUES HERE. Paying dues now will save you time on Back to School Night (September 22).
The PTSO is your direct connection for supporting your student's school. The PTSO funds many Newton North activities and events, both educational and social. Here is a partial list of what your money pays for.
FUNDRAISING The PTSO holds three major fundraisers during the year for parents/guardians. The PTSO also solicits funds from local businesses. See these charts to get a sense of how the funds are raised and how the donations are used at Newton North.
Join the Newton North PTSO for a delightful evening of good food and friendship.
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Want to learn more about the Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo coming up on January 18, 2018?
To learn how you can earn money for the North PTSO click on the logo.
The Center for Civic Engagement and Service (CCES) connects students to city and state officials, non-profit groups, and educational organizations who want to work with Newton high school students. Volunteers act as informal advisors to students exploring opportunities and coach them on how to communicate effectively in the real world. Click here to donate!
New parent coffee, Saturday, October 13, 9:00-10:00 a.m., International Cafe
Northside Dining Adventure, Saturday, October 20, 6:00-11:00 p.m., NNHS and host homes
Just Think: Vaping, Alcohol, Marijuana--Know the risks for your teen, Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., room 103
Principal coffee, Thursday, October 25, 7:30–9:00 a.m., International Cafe
Transitioning Together Mentor Open House, Tuesday, October 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m., cafeteria
School Council meeting, Monday, November 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m., room 103
PTSO program, Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Teacher Appreciation dinner, Thursday, November 29, 3:00-6:00 p.m., International Cafe
Parent-teacher conferences, Thursday, November 29, 4:00-7:00 p.m., classrooms
Parent-teacher conferences, Tuesday, December 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m., classrooms
School Council meeting with SFA, Wednesday, December 5, 7:00-7:45 a.m.
Click on the picture to view or download the 2016-17 Student Handbook (1MB pdf).
NNHS communtiy news is posted in OurNewton.org. OurNewton is also looking for volunteer writers, photographers, editors, and staffers. Can you help?
Click on the poster to link to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.