Category Archives: From the PTSO

Early Release this Thurs., Nov. 1

Thursday, November 1st  will be an early release day for professional development. Buses will depart at 11AM. Click here to view the special schedule.

Senior Class Parent Seeking Volunteers to Decorate Senior Lounge

Senior parent Christina Brooks is looking for some volunteers to help her surprise this year’s seniors with a nicely decorated senior lounge. If you would like to be involved in this effort, please join Christina for a meeting to discuss the project at Starbucks in Waban on Thursday November 1st at 8:00 a.m. If you can’t make it, please feel free to contact Christina at with suggestions or possible donations for the lounge.

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.

Got Extra Storage Bins?

The Booster Club needs new storage bins—mostly large bins with lids or stackable milk crates, but also a few medium-size bins as well. If you happen to have any extra clean storage bins, we could put them to good use. Please leave them on the porch or in the driveway at 347 Central Street in Auburndale or at the side door near the driveway of 1 Rosalie Road.

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 should you have any questions.

We thank you for your participation!

South Stage presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – October 25, 26 & 27, 7:30pm

Tickets are on sale now for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeOctober 25, 26 and 27, at 7:30pm in the Seasholes Auditorium. 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics, but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. His neighbor’s dog, Wellington, has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, but his detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Directed by Becky Price. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night -Time was the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased now online at, or at the door.

Reminder: “Opiods and Our Community” Panel Discussion — Thurs., Oct. 25

Please join us for a panel discussion and workshops entitled “Opioids and Our Community”, in which we’ll discuss the impact of opioids on Newton and focus on prevention and treatment of addiction. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre.

Speakers will include Dr. Deb Youngblood, Commissioner of Health and Human Services for Newton, Mr. Brian DeLeskey, Intervention/Prevention Counselor, Newton South High
School and Dr. Scott Weiner, director of the opioid stewardship program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and president of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians. All are welcome, and food will be served. For registration and more information:

Get the Best Price on the 2019 Yearbook by Ordering Now

The 2019 edition of Regulus, Newton South’s award-winning yearbook, is now on sale!!!! Get the 2019 yearbook now while it is still 25% cheaper than last year! Don’t forget to buy an ad to congratulate your student on all of their achievements and hard work during their time in high school! You can use the same link to order a yearbook and purchase an ad. Simply click on “Create a Senior Ad”at the bottom of the order page. Just go to to place your order. Prices will rise later in the year, so order now!

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.

Photo Retake Day: Wed., Oct. 17

If your student(s) missed having their school photo taken in September, or if they wish to have their photos retaken, Wednesday, October 17th, is photo retake day!  Students may have their photos taken during a free block, directed study, or lunch block.
Students wishing to have their photo retaken must bring in the complete set of photos they’ve already received and turn them in for a free replacement. Payment may be made by check or credit card. To pay by credit card, please go to and follow directions for online payment. Newton South’s picture day ID is: RI087012Q2. Please note: Pictures will not be taken on this day for ID replacements. If you have any questions, please email Terri Bleiler or call 781-789-0778.