PTSO Seeking New Leadership!

In this last newsletter of the 2017-2018 school year, I would like to thank all of the families who have volunteered time and financial resources to support the PTSO. You help to create a vibrant and supportive community at Newton South. Thanks also to the South faculty and staff for your hard work and dedication to our kids.

I am finishing my third year as PTSO president and it’s been wonderful to have the opportunity to meet so many great families and to work with the fantastic staff at South. My son graduated this year, and although I will happily be around for a few more years with my daughter, I am mindful of the need to pass the torch and provide for leadership of the PTSO into the future. In order for the PTSO to continue as a viable organization which supports our students and staff, I need to find people who are interested in taking over leadership positions. I am definitely in need of some people to fill the co-president roles, but also need individuals willing to take over important areas like SouthFest and hospitality. My goal is to gradually transition out of my various PTSO roles over the course of the year as a new crop of PTSO leaders become familiar with these roles. And I can assure you that after three years in this job, two of them as the solo president, I am in a very good position to show you the ropes and I will not abandon you to go it alone. So please think hard about stepping up to take on a leadership role in the PTSO. Questions? Feel free to email me at and I would be delighted to talk with you.

Although I continue to check the PTSO emails throughout the summer, I will at times be blissfully unplugged and out of touch. So please be patient if you do not get a quick reply. I will get back to you as soon as I am able. Enjoy your summer! The PTSO newsletter will return in August.

—Helen Haley