The PTSO asks each Newton South family to make a donation to the PTSO and also to consider donations to Newton South and its extracurricular activities and the Newton Public Schools. See below for how to do this — and why it’s important.
The PTSO relies on annual donations from each Newton South family each year. These funds are used for a range of purposes benefiting the school, including:
- Teacher grants for creative curriculum development,
- Printing of the Newton South Directory (an invaluable booklet of contact information for the administration, teachers, and student community)
- Events (including teacher luncheons, One School/One Book, etc.)
- Principal’s Discretionary Fund (to make sure no student at South goes without the basics for education)
- Plus critical equipment and supplies that are not funded by the city.
The recommended annual donation is $60 per family. We are aiming for 100% participation – no matter what the amount. If the suggested amount is a financial challenge, please donate whatever you can.
Every family that contributes to the PTSO will receive one copy of the Newton South Directory at Back to School Night, regardless of dollar amount donated. (Additional copies can be purchased for $10 each.) Families with financial hardship should e-mail the PTSO at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free copy.
To pay in advance and speed up delivery, please pay online here.
Here are some of the ways in which you can give back to honor people who have made a difference in the lives of your children:
Library Donation: Send a check made out to Newton South High School Library. Include a note with your name, student name, contribution and name(s) of those to be honored. For a $10 contribution, the honoree will receive a certificate. For a $25 contribution, a bookplate will be placed in a new book with the name of the honoree and donor. Mail checks to Dorothy McQuillan c/o NSHS Library, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; OR the Library has set up a wish list through Amazon.com for you to choose from titles the library staff has selected. Click here ?? to go to the NSHS Amazon wish list. On the left hand side you will see the lists: DVDs, Fiction, Graphic Novels, History & Social Sciences, and Sciences. Please indicate your name and the name of the honoree in the gift information of your order.
South Stage Donation: Send a check made out to Newton South PTSO with “SouthStage” in the footnote memo. Include a note with the name of the honoree. Mail it to Newton South PTSO, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459. An acknowledgment of the donation will be sent to the honoree.
Use this button to donate to South Stage:
Fine Arts Donation: Send a check made out to Newton South PTSO with “Fine Arts” in the footnote memo. Include a note with the name of the honoree. Mail it to Newton South PTSO, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459. An acknowledgment of the donation will be sent to the honoree.
Use this button to donate to the Fine Arts Department:
Music at South Donation: Send a check made out to Newton South PTSO with “Music at South” in the footnote memo. Include a note with the name of the honoree. Mail it to Newton South PTSO, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459. An acknowledgment of the donation will be sent to the honoree.
Use this button to donate to Music at South via PayPal:
Booster Club Donation: Thank you for honoring someone involved with Wellness or Sports by sending their name, a message and a donation to the Newton South Booster Club. An acknowledgment of their achievement will be sent. Donation information is available here.
The Newton Schools Foundation’s mission is to enhance and broaden community support for public education and to provide private funding for enhancement, innovation and challenging programs across a student’s K – 12 experiences in the Newton Public Schools. NSF is focused supporting 21st century classroom skills, technology and tools. Donations are used equitably across all Newton schools.
Newton Schools Foundation “Honor Thy Teacher”: Great teachers are truly priceless! Join the Newton Schools Foundation in our annual “Honor Thy Teacher” celebration as we honor the inspirational teachers, administrators and educators of the Newton Public Schools. Ask your children who they honor and send your honored teachers’ names with your donation to the Newton Schools Foundation. Your donation will be used to support the Newton Public School strategic plan to invest in classrooms in all 21 schools. Honor Thy Teacher thanks your teacher twice by celebrating their excellence and supporting their creativity. To learn more or to donate, please visit our website at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org or phone (617) 559-6120.