The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...

The PTSO Needs You!

Dear South Families:
As the school year starts to wind down, the PTSO is in need of many volunteers to fill spots for the coming school year. We desperately need two people to step up as PTSO co-presidents. If we don’t have any parents to fill this job, the PTSO can not operate even if we have other volunteers because we need leaders to authorize expenditures. I can provide all the information and training you need to successfully take over the job and am available to help next year to smooth the transition. Incoming freshman parents are certainly welcome to take on this leadership role. You do not need any magical knowledge about South as I can teach you everything you need to know.

We are also in need of a new treasurer, as well as chairs for our Hospitality committee and for SouthFest. We have many other volunteer opportunities as well and you can see these by going to the volunteer opportunities link on the website. Please take a look and see how you can help to keep the PTSO up and running. If you are interested in a leadership role or any of the roles you see here, please contact me at info@newtonsouthptso.org and I would be delighted to talk with you.

Best,
Helen

 

2019 Student Directing Festival is April 25-27 in the Lab Theater

South Stage presents the ‘2019 Student Directing Festival’ featuring ‘The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon’ directed by Darby Wilson ’19 and ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ directed by Isaac Chapin ’19, April 25th, 26th and 27th at 7:30PM in the Lab Theater.

In ‘The Brother’s Grimm Spectaculathon’ two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is a supernatural short story in which three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey’s paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.
Tickets are on sale now online at SouthStage.org.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Clean-Up Day – Sun., April 28 from 9:30AM to Noon

We still need lots of volunteers to help with getting the grounds at Newton South ready for spring! This Sunday, April 28th, from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon, rain or shine, we will be cleaning lawns and garden beds, spreading mulch, and planting flowers. Please bring gardening tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, gloves). This activity is part of the annual NewtonServes community event. Please sign up at the NewtonServes website (enter your name, then scroll down and choose the Newton South HS project). We look forward to a great morning!

Please Volunteer for SouthFest – Tues., June 4

SouthFest is coming! SouthFest is the party after the prom and it’s a great event for the seniors, whether they attend the prom or not. We have lots of food and entertainment and we need lots of parent volunteers to make it happen. Senior parents can help with set up or clean up but not at the event itself, so we depend on parents in other classes to help out that night.  If you stay up very late or get up very early, please consider volunteering to clean up since we are always desperate for help at the end of the night. This year, SouthFest will take place on Tuesday, June 4th from 11:30PM to 3:00AM.

The volunteer sign up is now available for SouthFest. There is a very short description of the jobs the first time they are listed. If there is more than one shift for a job, please see the initial shift for a description. If you have questions about any of the volunteer jobs, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.  It’s a late night but very fun! To get to the sign up page, please click here.

We would also appreciate a little bit more financial support for SouthFest. We still need about $1200 to cover the costs of SouthFest, most of which are for the entertainment. We count on support from families in all grades and we thank you for your contribution. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here.

Please Volunteer for SouthFest – Tues., June 4

SouthFest 2019 is coming soon!  Every year the PTSO sponsors this fantastic party for the senior class.  It takes place after the prom, but it is for all seniors whether they go to the prom or not. It provides a safe place for our seniors to come to wind down after the prom and to spend time with their friends at the school one last time before graduation. We decorate the school, and we have food and lots of fun entertainment including a casino, inflatables, tattoo artists and psychics, and a race track. This year, SouthFest will take place on Tuesday, June 4th from 11:30PM to 3:00AM.

We need lots of volunteers to make SouthFest a success. We ask that senior parents not work on the evening of SouthFest, and so we need that much more help from parents from other classes. We do welcome senior parents to help with set up and clean up.  Last year, we had only parent who came out to clean up, and we only managed to get the clean up done because a couple of parents who had been there all night stayed and our fantastic custodians pitched in to help as well. We hope this year to have enough volunteers to help from set up to clean up.

The volunteer sign up is now available for SouthFest. There is a very short description of the jobs the first time they are listed. If there is more than one shift for a job, please see the initial shift for a description. If you have questions about any of the volunteer jobs, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.  It’s a late night but very fun! To get to the sign up page, please click here.

We would also appreciate a little bit more financial support for SouthFest. We still need about $1500 to cover the costs of SouthFest, most of which are for the entertainment. We count on support from families in all grades and we thank you for your contribution. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here.

Please Help to Spruce Up South: Spring Clean-Up Day – Sun., April 28

Bring your family and friends and join us in getting the grounds at Newton South ready for spring! On Sunday, April 28, from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon, rain or shine, we will be cleaning lawns and garden beds, spreading mulch, and planting flowers. Please bring gardening tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, gloves). This activity is part of the annual NewtonServes community event. Please sign up at the NewtonServes website (enter your name, then scroll down and choose the Newton South HS project). We look forward to a great morning!

The PTSO is Seeking New Leadership and New Volunteers to Fill Many Roles

Although we don’t usually publish a newsletter on the first Sunday of vacation, there are some important events coming up and we need volunteers to help out with these. In this week’s newsletter, you will see announcements for our annual NewtonServes event to clean up the grounds at South and we hope to have many volunteers to help out with that.  SouthFest is also coming up very quickly, and we need lots of volunteers to make the after prom party a success.

I have also created a link on our website to a page which lists and describes PTSO volunteer jobs that need to be filled. Right now, there are many, many volunteer jobs that need to be filled in order to keep the PTSO running. The PTSO urgently needs some parents to step up as c0-presidents. I have enjoyed the role as PTSO president very much, but I have held the job for four years now, three of them as a solo president. I have also been covering  many of the jobs you will see listed on the website. Without more parents filling these roles, the PTSO can not continue to do things like raising much needed funds for the school, putting on events like SouthFest, and maintaining the website and newsletter. Please click here to see the list of volunteer openings.

I have two more years at South but am cognizant of the need to pass the job onto new leaders well in advance of that. I have also been a PTO president for six of the years my children have been in the Newton schools, and it’s time for me to move on to do some other things. I can provide all the training that new co-presidents will need, and I will be available to help out in any way that is needed over the next school year. I am very hopeful that some volunteers will step forward, but I will be leaving the job whether or not that happens. If you are interested in a leadership role or any of the roles you see here, please contact me at info@newtonsouthptso.org and I would be delighted to talk with you.

Enjoy the vacation week!

Helen

Please Volunteer for SouthFest – Tues., June 4

SouthFest 2019 is coming soon!  Every year the PTSO sponsors this fantastic party for the senior class.  It takes place after the prom, but it is for all seniors whether they go to the prom or not. It provides a safe place for our seniors to come to wind down after the prom and to spend time with their friends at the school one last time before graduation. We decorate the school, and we have food and lots of fun entertainment including a casino, inflatables, tattoo artists and psychics, and a race track. This year, SouthFest will take place on Tuesday, June 4th from 11:30PM to 3:00AM.

We need lots of volunteers to make SouthFest a success. We ask that senior parents not work on the evening of SouthFest, and so we need that much more help from parents from other classes. We do welcome senior parents to help with set up and clean up.  Last year, we had only parent who came out to clean up, and we only managed to get the clean up done because a couple of parents who had been there all night stayed and our fantastic custodians pitched in to help as well. We hope this year to have enough volunteers to help from set up to clean up.

The volunteer sign up is now available for SouthFest. There is a very short description of the jobs the first time they are listed. If there is more than one shift for a job, please see the initial shift for a description. If you have questions about any of the volunteer jobs, please email info@newtonsouthptso.org.  It’s a late night but very fun! To get to the sign up page, please click here.

We would also appreciate a little bit more financial support for SouthFest. We still need about $1500 to cover the costs of SouthFest, most of which are for the entertainment. We count on support from families in all grades and we thank you for your contribution. To make a donation to SouthFest, please click here.

Please Help to Spruce Up South: Spring clean-up day – Sun., April 28

Bring your family and friends and join us in getting the grounds at Newton South ready for spring! On Sunday, April 28, from 9:30 AM – 12 Noon, rain or shine, we will be cleaning lawns and garden beds, spreading mulch, and planting flowers. Please bring gardening tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, gloves). This activity is part of the annual NewtonServes community event. Please sign up at the NewtonServes website (enter your name, then scroll down and choose the Newton South HS project). We look forward to a great morning!

Fundraiser for Stadium Lights Now Underway

The fundraiser for the stadium lights has been launched! Please visit the Booster Club’s Help Light the Way page to contribute!