Category Archives: From the PTSO

Tickets on Sale Now for the Frosh Play! Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30PM

We hope you can join us for this year’s freshman production: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Scenes In Transit, on November 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30PM in the Lab Theatre. Come cheer on South Stage’s newest actors and techies as they showcase their talents and try out new skills during this evening of quirky and diverse 10-minute plays directed by Jesse Garlick. Tickets cost $10, and can be purchased online at www.southstage.org, or at the door.

Spirit Gear Update

Just in time for the holidays, we have re-stocked our inventory of T-shirts and flannel PJ bottoms. Knit hats and more sweatshirts are on the way! We now have 4 T-shirt colors: last year’s dark gray and royal blue and now orange and heathered royal blue. Also new this year are blue, white, and orange sugarlips tank tops for only $7! We will have re-stocked all apparel before the upcoming parent teacher meetings. Don’t forget to stop by the Spirit Gear table after your meetings to stock up on Spirit Gear for the family. This year we will have a bundled package deal on special holiday items! Please follow us on Instagram at nshsbooster for more details!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Please see the Warning Signs of Diabetes type I and II  for important information.

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast is Tues., Nov. 13 and We Still Need a Little Help

Thank you to all that have volunteered for the Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, November 13th. We are 90% there but could still use a few more coffees (Goodwin and Cutler), fruit and vegetable platters(Goodwin, Cutler and Wheeler), cheese platter (Goodwin) and 1 or 2 more volunteers (Goodwin and Wheeler). Remember, your child does not need to be in the House for you to volunteer as this is a school wide event. You don’t even need to come in the school that morning…just have your child drop off the items that morning.  Worried that you don’t know your way around the school?  No need as we will give you a map and mark your path.  We provide you with everything you need.  You can also look at this as an opportunity to learn how to navigate the school so you will be an expert come next year’s curriculum night:)

To donate or volunteer, just click on the links below to see which houses are still in need of food/drinks or assistance.

Wheeler House 

Goldrick House 

Goodwin House 

Cutler House

Donations can be dropped off directly at Cutler, Wheeler, Goodwin or Goldrick houses between 7:15 and 8:15 AM on Tuesday, November 13th .   Runners and set-up volunteers should meet in the Main Office at 7:15 AM to receive their supplies and instructions.  Volunteers for clean-up are asked to be at the house kitchen at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Laurie Utstein at laurieu@gmail.com should you have any questions.

We thank you for your participation!

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast – Tues., Nov. 13

Thanks for the many that have signed up to help with this important event.  However, we still need many others to volunteer.  Please take a look at what items we still need.  You can sign up for any house as this is a school-wide event.  You don’t even need to come in the school that morning…just have your child drop off the items that morning.

We also still need a few more volunteers that morning.  Worried that you don’t know your way around the school?  No need as we will give you a map and mark your path.  We provide you with everything you need.  You can also look at this as an opportunity to learn how to navigate the school so you will be an expert come next year’s curriculum night:)

Please sign up today!  We appreciate your help.

To donate or volunteer, just click on the links below to see which houses are still in need of food/drinks or assistance.   You can sign up for any house regardless of which house your child is in as this is a school-wide event!

Wheeler House 

Goldrick House 

Goodwin House 

Cutler House

Donations can be dropped off directly at Cutler, Wheeler, Goodwin or Goldrick houses between 7:15 and 8:15 AM on Tuesday, November 13th .   Runners and set-up volunteers should meet in the Main Office at 7:15 AM to receive their supplies and instructions.  Volunteers for clean-up are asked to be at the house kitchen at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Laurie Utstein at laurieu@gmail.com should you have any questions.

We thank you for your participation!

NSHS School Council Meeting – Tue., Nov. 6

The next meeting of the Newton South School Council is on Tuesday, November 6th at 4:30 PM in the Faculty Dining Room. Comprised of administration, faculty, parents, and students, the Council advises Principal Stembridge on budget, school improvement plans, and other issues of interest to the South community. Council meetings are open to all. For more information about the Council, click here.

Music Events: Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Fall Concert — Wed., Nov. 7 and Thurs., Nov. 8

Mark your calendars for two evenings of music and more at South!

Fall Festival I on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7 – 9 PM in the Seasholes Auditorium – featuring the Newton South Orchestra, Madrigals, Vocal Ensemble, Newton South Chorale and Voices of Inspiration

Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 – 7 PM in the NSHS Cafeteria.
Come out for dinner, stay for a show! All for the good cause of fighting hunger in our community. Join us on Thursday, November 8, at 5 pm in the NSHS cafeteria for Newton South’s popular “Empty Bowls” fundraiser to benefit the Centre Street Food Pantry. Bring a $20 donation ($5 for students) to the cafeteria. where you will choose one of the many beautiful hand-thrown ceramic bowls made by our art students, fill it with delicious soup prepared by the Family and Consumer Science Department, and listen to NSHS Improv and Combo jazz ensembles.

Then stay on for the Fall Festival II on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 7 – 9 PM in the Seasholes Auditorium, featuring the Newton South Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Lab Jazz and Improv groups.

Newton South Music Families – Join the NSHS Music Mailing List!

Stay in the loop about music events and notices at South! Click here to sign up to receive emails from the Newton South music department and Music Parents group with important and timely information about concerts and music events at Newton South and off-site.

Flu Clinic at Newton South — Fri., Nov. 9

The Newton South flu vaccine clinic will take place in the morning on Friday, November 9th.  Please see the flu 2018 newsletter and forms which parents/guardians must fill out and return to the school nurse.

Faculty Appreciation Breakfast – Tues., Nov. 13

The first Faculty Appreciation Breakfast of the school year will be held on Tuesday, November 13.   This is your chance to show appreciation to the staff and teachers of Newton South by dropping off food/drinks or volunteering to set up, clean up or serve as a runner for the breakfast.

This event is a great way to meet staff and teachers and to give back to those who support and help our children.

To donate or volunteer, just click on the links below to see which houses are still in need of food/drinks or assistance.   You can sign up for any house regardless of which house your child is in as this is a school-wide event!

Wheeler House 

Goldrick House 

Goodwin House 

Cutler House

Donations can be dropped off directly at Cutler, Wheeler, Goodwin or Goldrick houses between 7:15 and 8:15 AM on Tuesday, November 13th .   Runners and set-up volunteers should meet in the Main Office at 7:15 AM to receive their supplies and instructions.  Volunteers for clean-up are asked to be at the house kitchen at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Laurie Utstein at laurieu@gmail.com should you have any questions.

We thank you for your participation!