Special ed parents/guardians: Info session on Back to School Night; join the Parent Advisory Council

Kate McCarthy, chair of the Special Education Department at Newton North, will host an information session for parents/guardians of students who receive special education services on Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-7:00 p.m., in the Film Lecture Hall. The session will include information about special education at Newton North, including the supports available from both general education and special education staff.

Meeting to be held October 10, 7:30 p.m., on NPS work with elementary school families on issues of race, culture, and identity

This year, the Newton Public Schools will provide interested elementary school families with opportunities, information and resources on talking to children about issues of race, culture, and identity. This work will be personalized to individual school communities, based upon needs and interest.

To lead this work, the district is working with Amy Behrens, a parent coach, diversity educator, and NPS parent. She will support parent volunteers from all schools to help them

Volunteers get planners into students' hands

A dedicated team of volunteers sold planners this week to help students track their assignments. Thank you to April Stein and Elizabeth Reilly for managing the sales process and to sales staff Jacquie Arbuckle, Sally Brickell, Sandy Connors, Roni Coughlin, and Faith Witte.

Special thanks to Anna Ford for preparing the NNHS pages for the planners and for making sure the planners made it off the truck even though it was Pizza Night!

Class liaisons support class events and share information

Looking for information about class events? Ask your class liaisons! These PTSO volunteers (three for each grade) maintain a relationship with the class advisors and house offices so they can provide support for class events and associated fundraising. They also share information about class and PTSO needs with parents/guardians, host an annual faculty/staff appreciation breakfast (one per grade), and solicit volunteers and donations as needed.

Please introduce yourself to your class liaisons!


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