Category Archives: From the PTSO

SouthFest 2019 Needs Your Support!

Planning is well underway for SouthFest 2019, Newton South’s after-prom event, organized and run by parent volunteers.  Our goal is to provide a safe and fun post-prom experience for all seniors, whether or not they choose to attend the prom. SouthFest takes place at the school directly after the prom which is on Tuesday, June 4.  We have lots of great activities including a casino, inflatables, tattoo artists and psychics, a green screen photography booth, and a mini race track.  We also have tons of food, everything from pizza and burritos to a chocolate fountain and mounds of candy. Continue reading

Spring clean-up day at Newton South – Sunday, April 28, from 9:30AM to 12 Noon

Bring your family and friends and join us in getting the grounds at Newton South ready for spring! On Sunday, April 28, from 9:30AM-12 Noon, rain or shine, we will be cleaning lawns and garden beds, spreading mulch, and planting flowers. Please bring gardening tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, gloves). This activity is part of the annual NewtonServes community event. Please sign up at the NewtonServes website (enter your name, then scroll down and choose the Newton South HS project). We look forward to a great morning!

2020 UNESCO Portugal Program Information Meeting – Monday, April 8, at 3PM in Room 6160

Students interested in the 2020 UNESCO International Meeting for Young Scientists in Portugal are invited to an information meeting on Monday, April 8, at 3PM in room 6160.

Please click here to download a flyer.

Seniors Collecting Used Clothing for Sustainability Project

A group of Newton South seniors are working on a project for their sustainability class. Their mission is to find a way to repurpose and redistribute clothing to the Newton Community. There will be a drop off bin where students, families, and friends can drop off their unwanted and gently used clothes (no shoes, please) in the Wheeler Commons at Newton South at the following times:
April 8: 9AM to 9:40AM or 10:50AM to 2:50PM
April 9: 9AM to 11:05AM or 1PM to 1:55PM

On April 12, from 1:15PM to 3PM, there will be a clothing swap in Wheeler Commons where members of the community can select any clothing items they would like at no cost.

Support Student Travel Scholarships by Attending or Donating to the May 4th GELF Dinner

Purchase tickets now for the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) dinner. The dinner will be held this year on May 4th. GELF provides financial aid to low income Newton high school students to participate in life changing international travel opportunities through the Newton Public Schools. Our sole GELF fundraiser is the annual dinner which features a five course gourmet meal paired with fine beer and wine, an auction, live band, dancing and table service by the mayor, superintendent and school principals. For more information, please see GELF FLYER

Purchase tickets or donate here!

We Still Need Some Donations and Volunteers for the Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Mon., April 8

We are getting there with our planning for the final Faculty Appreciation Breakfast of the year which will be held on Monday, April 8th. We still need a few more volunteers (Goodwin) and some food donations, especially coffee (Goodwin and Cutler), fruit (Wheeler and Goodwin) and veggies (Goodwin). 

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 Monday, April 8th.   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.   

Many thanks for your participation!

 

Help! We Still Need Lots of Donations and Volunteers for the Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Mon., April 8

Thank you to all who have already signed up to volunteer or provide food for the final Faculty Appreciation Breakfast of the school year which will be held on Monday, April 8th. 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.   

We still  need lots of food donations and some volunteers in order to put on this final breakfast of the school year. Please don’t wait to sign up! 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 Monday, April 8th.   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!

 

Lockdown Drill on Tue., April 2

Please be advised that there will be a lockdown drill on Tuesday. The drill will last approximately 10 minutes and students will remain in their home rooms during the drill.

NSHS School Council Meeting: Tues., April 2 at 4:30PM

The next meeting of the Newton South School Council is this Tuesday, April 2nd at 4:30PM 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.

Superintendent’s Forum on Vaping on Tues., April 2 at 7PM at NSHS

Superintendent David Fleishman will host a forum on the vaping epidemic among youth in the NSHS Auditorium from 7 to 8:30PM on Tuesday, April 2nd. The evening will include a panel of speakers providing health, wellness, and prevention education on the topic of vaping. Attorney General Maura Healey will provide the keynote for the event and medical experts and NPS educators will provide information, insight, and education for families and community members. Mark your calendar and join this very important free event. To RSVP, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/bvNsftl4K2RVAlGc2