Welcome home to Newton South! Welcome returning and new families! I hope this email finds you and your loved ones doing well!
I am Michelle Wetlaufer and I am so excited for my first year as Newton South’s PTSO’s President. I look so forward to working with all of you to make this school year great.
I am so happy to welcome so many new members to our community including our new Principal, Tamara Stras, and our new Vice Principal, Jason Williams. I am excited for you to meet them as we get the school year started!
The PTSO works with South Administration and staff to communicate information in a timely manner, help support and engage our community for input and ideas, and to stay connected even when we are apart. Please click here to subscribe to the PTSO Newsletter.
As we kick off our 2021-22 school year, the PTSO is launching our School Directory Confirmation process and our Annual Dues Campaign. Look for an email to confirm your families’ directory information. Every family must confirm their information to be included in the online and printed version. When you confirm your information you will have an opportunity to contribute to our annual Dues Campaign. Your annual Dues donation is used 100% to support our school community and enrich the experiences of our students at South. The PTSO relies on annual donations of $70 from each Newton South family. This donation will ensure we meet our 2021-22 budget of $66,000.
As this school year begins, I thank you all for joining me on this journey whatever part you may play. I ask you to keep in mind my personal motto ‘that which does not bend breaks’. Whether it is from an Aesop Fable or Tanzanian Proverb it has especially come in handy these last 18 months. I hope that you can join me in maintaining flexibility as we re-enter the new school year. I know we all are looking forward to creating an amazing (slightly normal?) year for our kids.
If you have questions or you would like to volunteer for one of our committees please don’t hesitate to contact me at info@newtonsouthPTSO.org. Stay tuned for more news as we prepare for the start of the school year on September 9, 2021.
Stay well and enjoy the rest of the summer days!
NSHS PTSO President,