Author Archives: PTSO

Advisory Meeting & Freshman Ice Cream Social – Thursday, August 28, 2:30-3:30

Thursday, August 28, 2:30-3:30PM – Advisory meeting and Ice Cream Social for all students new to South. Students should go directly to the student center (cafeteria) at 2:30PM. It isn’t critical for your child to attend this event, but it is … Continue reading

Summer Class Assignments

This is a short reminder about assignments to prepare for the school year in some classes. One School, One Book: Everyone should read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (who will be joining us on September 19 for the One … Continue reading

Join a Grade-Level Parent Facebook Group

There are grade-level Facebook groups to give parents of students in the same grade a place where they can bounce questions and ideas off one another.  To join, please click one of the links below and request admission. The parent administrators … Continue reading

“Welcome to South” Information Sessions for Incoming Freshman Parents/Guardians with Principal Joel Stembridge

Please RSVP for one of the following evenings with Principal Joel Stembridge. These meetings are for adults only, and parents/guardians need only attend one session as the same information is covered at each. Principal Stembridge will speak for one hour giving … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Directory Confirmation Process

Be on the lookout in the next week for an email from to confirm your family’s information for the PTSO online directory.  We’ll send each family at Newton South a confirmation email after we sort through the information we’ve … Continue reading

Help Needed For Back-To-School Teacher Lunch 8/28

Every year, we welcome our teachers back the week before school begins. To show our appreciation for them, we will host a lunch on August 28. If you are available during the day, please consider signing up to help by … Continue reading

Student Tour Guides Needed for Freshman Parent Tours 8/28

Starting at 2PM on August 28, we need 10 students to lead freshman parents around the school. If students in your family are interested in helping out, please email us at

PTSO Seeks Newsletter Editor(s)

Would you like to provide an essential service to the Newton South community — and have an online audience of thousands — while gaining early access to school announcements?  The PTSO seeks one or two parents to write and/or edit … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time of year, we start to receive questions from families with questions about Newton South. The PTSO publishes a set of answers to frequently asked questions on our website – The direct link to the FAQs is … Continue reading

Senior Apparel Orders Due 8/14

It’s time to buy senior apparel! Students who want to buy their senior apparel can fill out the form below (all clothing is unisex adult sizes). The deadline for the order is Thursday, August 14th, and students will pay when the … Continue reading