Category Archives: From the PTSO

Booster Club Holiday Sales Event at Paddy’s, Sun., Dec. 10, 3-5PM

The Booster Club is hosting a holiday sales event at Paddy’s (95 Elm Street, West Newton) from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, December 10th.  Bring a friend and get some holiday shopping done while you visit with friends!  We will bring some Spirit Gear for purchase, or you can follow the directions to order on our Facebook page at Newton South High School Spirit Store.  We have several new items and more to come, so get your holiday order in for children, spouse, grandparents, and all the other NSHS fans in your life.

Sign Ups for Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin Tomorrow

On Tuesday, December 5th  and Thursday, December 14th, Newton South will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences. These are 10-minute long conversations with your child’s teachers. There are not enough conference slots for every parent to see every teacher and you are limited initially to 3 conference slots. At this time, you can create your account in the conference system so that you are all set to go when the conference sign ups open tomorrow evening, November 27. Here is a link to directions for signing up for conference sign ups. Please read them over carefully to make sure you know what you need to do before sign ups begin.

Benefit for Newton Music Ambassadors — Fri., Dec. 1 at 7PM

Please join us for a benefit to support the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 7 pm at Hibernian Hall at 151 Watertown St., Watertown, MA.

Please join us for a fun-filled evening in support of a great cause. Student ensembles from Newton North and South will provide live music and you’ll enjoy other entertainment, including a raffle and silent auction. There will be light fare and a cash bar.

The benefit will raise funds for the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (MASF) which supports Newton high school student enrichment activities such as

  • Music travel & off-site performances
  • Private music lessons and summer music camps for students with limited means

The mission of MASF is to empower Newton students to positively impact the world around them through music.

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for kids. To purchase tickets, click here. 

 

 

Booster Club Night Out and Holiday Spirit Gear Event on Sun., Dec. 3

The Booster Club is hosting a night out and holiday Spirit Gear sales event on Sunday, December 3, 6–8pm! Get together with friends for a bite to eat at Bertucci’s in Newton (275 Centre Street). Bertucci’s will donate 15% of the total bill back to NSHS, and the Booster Club is also raising money via Spirit Gear sales that night.

If you don’t have time to join us at Bertucci’s, you can pre-order your Spirit Gear and then pick up your purchases any time between 6pm and 8pm. Place an order for your son, daughter, spouse, a grandparent, or any other NSHS fan! We have new merchandise this year, as well as all the classics. To place a Spirit Gear order, go to the Facebook Newton South High School Spirit Store page at https://www.facebook.com/Newton-South-High-School-Spirit-Store-1718101231829785/. You can also send an email with your order details (items, quantities, sizes, colors), and pay via PayPal, to president@nsboosters.com. If you prefer to mail a check, please indicate that in your email.

We need at least 20 RSVPs by Thursday, November 30, in order to reserve a room at the restaurant, so please RSVP as soon as possible at this link: https://www.groupraise.com/events/44081.

We’ll bring some Spirit Gear to the dinner, but we may not have all items and sizes, so try to pre-order on Facebook if you can.

Newton for a Better World, Sat., Dec. 2 at NNHS

Newton for a Better World is an event about Life with Purpose: Taking action and serving others. Please click here to view the flyer: Better World

December 2nd, 7:00 pm
Newton North HS

Early Release: This Wednesday, Nov. 22

This Wednesday, November 22 is an early-release day at Newton South. Classes end at 10:45AM, and buses depart at 11AM. Click here for the full schedule and more information.

Parent/Teacher Conferences — Tues., Dec. 5 and Thurs., Dec. 14

On Tuesday, December 5th  and Thursday, December 14th, Newton South will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences. These are 10-minute long conversations with your child’s teachers. We do not have enough conference slots for every parent to see every teacher and you are limited initially to 3 conference slots. At this time, you can create your account in the conference system so that you are all set to go when the conference sign-up time opens on the evening of November 27. Here is a link to directions for signing up for particular times to meet with teachers. Please read them over carefully to make sure you know what you need to do to sign up for conferences.

Big Thanks to Volunteers and Donors for Last Monday’s Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

A great big thanks from the PTSO to all the parents and families, who generously gave their time to help out and/or donate breakfast food and drinks for this past Mondayy’s Teachers’ Breakfast. Without your participation and generous contributions, this event would not have been possible as well as a great success!  The teachers, guidance counselors, deans, house secretaries, aides, custodians, librarians, nurses, athletic staff and coaches, entire administrative staff are so grateful to be recognized for their efforts. The breakfast goes a long way toward acknowledging the hard work they put in all year for our kids.  Thank you again to everyone who showed their gratitude to the entire NSHS staff by being a part of this event!

Internship Opportunity Starting December 1

Marketing and Event Planning Intern needed to help promote the Annual Teen Summer Program Expo at Newton South High School on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:30-8pm.
Time commitment: flexible; approximately 3 hours/week, starting December 1.

Intern would work in a small group of students and directly with Expo Manager, Laura Marks, on promotion, ad design, and social media. See www.TeenSummerExpos.com for more information about the Expo.

Candidate should have:

  • Genuine interest in social media marketing and event planning.
  • Competence with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Outgoing personality, strong work ethic and willingness to network to spread the word about event.

To apply please email a brief answer to the following questions to Laura@TeenSummerExpos.com:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What skills can you offer that make you a good candidate?
  • What do you hope to get out of this internship?

Candidates may also include a resume, but there is no need to create one for this position.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser/Concert and Fall Festival II Concert — Wed., Nov. 15

We hope you can join us for the following concerts coming up at Newton South:

Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Concert, on Wednesday, November 15,  at 5PM in the Student Center.
Featuring jazz from Newton South’s Improv groups and Combo. $20 admission gets you a beautiful hand-thrown bowl, soup prepared by the Family and Consumer Science department, jazz and community! All funds raised will go to support the Centre Street Food Pantry. Stay for the Fall Festival II concert at 7PM.

Fall Festival II, on Wednesday, November 15, at 7PM in the Seasholes Auditorium.
Featuring the Newton South Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Improv 1-3, and Jazz Combo. We are looking for two parent volunteers to help at the door. Contact Megan Leary Crist if you are available to help.