Category Archives: Midweek From the PTSO 2021

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Deadline to confirm your directory entry is September 23rd


The 2021/2022 NSHS Directory is going to print.If you have not already done so, please click here to confirm your information and pay your PTSO dues. We are over half way to our annual goal!

Is your SOUTH high schooler interested in theater arts or joining South Stage? 

Did you know that South Stage has a parent group to support the staff and students in our amazing theater program?

If you are a new parent or returning parent please join us for a “South Stage Parent’s Social Event”  to meet others and hear more about the program.

Please join us on 10/3/21 from 4 PM – 6 PM at the home of Cara Attanucci and James Miner, 87 Winslow Street, Waban, MA.

This get together will be in the back yard and include drinks and snacks.

Please RSVP at

Picture Day Postponed

Picture Day will not be happening tomorrow, September 14, 2021. The photographer has postponed. More information to follow.

Sports Parent Night Canceled – Please see video

Due to weather conditions, the Parent Night scheduled for today, September 2 is canceled. Please see the attached video from the Athletic Department for important information about the fall season. Coaches will communicate with families regarding their individual team meetings. 

Welcome to Fall 2021 – Fall Season Important Information  

South Spirit Wear Sales – Friday ONLY and Volunteers Needed!

Due to weather, today’s spirit wear sale is canceled.

Please find us at one of our two sales on Friday, September 3

Both sales will be held at the traffic circle in front of Winkler Stadium Field

9:00 – 1:00 PM 

6:00 – 8:00 PM (before/during the Varsity Football game vs. Newton North!)

Find hoodies, sweats, t-shirts and other gear including LOTS of clearance items and even some freebies!

Cash, Venmo and credit cards are accepted.

Parents, we need help with setting up, sales and clean up. Please sign up to help out. A member of the Booster Club will be there during all shifts. A great way to help out and meet other parents!

South SpiritWear Flash Sale – Volunteer Sign Up


23 Donations still Needed!

Please Donate to the STAFF LUNCHEON THURSDAY, 9/2

We’re providing lunch for Newton South’s staff on Thursday, 9/2. Please help us show our support by donating to the luncheon. We will serve a great selection of sandwiches, and are asking families to contribute additional items to round out the menu.  In keeping with COVID protocols, we request that all items be individually wrapped.

Items may be dropped off in the cafeteria any time from 8.00 am-11.30 am on Thursday, 9/2.  If you’re unable to deliver items that day, you may drop them at a member of the hospitality committee’s home, prior to the event.

Please use the link below to sign-up to contribute to this event.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: (Tammy  Tsikar)  (Ilana Steel)

Donation Needed Faculty Luncheon on Wed, June 23


The last day of the school year for staff and faculty is Wednesday, 6/23. Please help us show our support of the staff at Newton South by donating to the luncheon. We will be serving a great selection of sandwiches, and are asking families to contribute additional items to round out the menu.

Coffee donations would be greatly appreciated!   In keeping with COVID protocols, we request that all items be commercially purchased and individually wrapped.

Items may be dropped off in the cafeteria any time from 7.45 am-11 am on June 23rd.  Please drop the coffee off by 7.45 am, so the staff members can enjoy a cup of coffee to start their day.  IF YOU’RE UNABLE TO PICK THE COFFEE UP YOURSELF, YOU MAY USE DOORDASH OR ANOTHER SIMILAR DELIVERY SERVICE.  We’re happy to accept delivered donations!

Please use the link below to sign-up to contribute to this event.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!! (Tammy  Tsikar) and (Ilana Steel)

Thank You Volunteers 2021 Senior Celebration

A big shout out to the Class Office, Class Advisor Crosby and Bhattacharya, and all the parent and faculty volunteers who helped make our June 6 2021 Senior Celebration an amazing evening for our Seniors.  The Class of 2021 was celebrated and danced the night away.

Special thanks to Theresa Fitzpatrick, our amazing event planner who coordinated all the pieces to make an amazing night!  And many thanks to Daniel Boschetti, who navigated and coordinated all the Foodtrucks and the process of delivering tasty meals at all our events.

Congratulations to the Class Office for making your Senior Year a terrific journey and celebration for all of our Seniors!  Grateful to David Murphy and his custodial team and Mr. Knoedler for your help, and thank you to all the Newton South Faculty who joined the Seniors to celebrate their year!

Cheers to all the parent and faculty volunteers who made these events possible for our Seniors.  It took a village, whether it’s bathroom duty, set up, registration, check-in, beverage tables or clean up. Thank you!

Maddie Welch, Eleni Firkusny, Heather Friedman, Lou Bonegio, Ed Holson, Wayne Fitzpatrick, Dean Xerras, Sarah de Ferranti Dutton, Aparna Singamsetty, Aruna Vallurupalli, Janna Greenberg, Daniel Greenberg, Stacey Bishop, Kelly Flannery, Yim Wong, Helena Alfonzo, Bob Parlin, Asli Scott, Estelle Ticktin, Jeremia Arell-Tunik, Kerri Bisaga, David Weintraub, Talia Gallagher, Alex Van Buren, Margot Murphy, Tracey Lavey, Dick Lavey, Katani Sumner, Aliona Sara, Barb Bower, Cindy Lam-Yee, Kathy Sillman, Katherine Galvin and Shawna Conaghan Murphy, Lyla Lee, Laura Flat, Rebecca Kramer, Marie Jackson, Jerry Reilly,  Kristin Holson, Eileen Deignan Hsu, Lisa Terrizzi, Debbi Kim, Aliona Sara, Rachel Beaver, Karen Chan, Sandra Kogan, Niki La Camera, Ilona Goldfarb, Ellen Gibson-Kennedy, Roya Salamipour, Elaine Goldberg, Bill Yee, Laurie Ball and Kim Slater.

Cheers to the Class of 2021!  Congratulations!

Volunteer Signup for June 3 Seniors End of School Event

The PTSO has encourages parent volunteers from all grades to support our events.  Thank you for supporting our students and school community.  All volunteers are welcome! 

Every year, the PTSO organizes SouthFest, an after-prom celebration for Seniors and their guests.  Due to the pandemic, we organized an outdoor event this year for Seniors only held at the Hyde Community Baseball Field/Playground.  It’s a casual event filled with fun lawn games including spike ball, mini-golf, giant Jenga, giant Connect4, and pickup basketball. Catering will be provided by The Boston Sausage Guy from Fenway.  This is a Free Event for our Seniors.

Parent volunteers sign-up:  Thank you!

Donate to Sponsor a Faculty Member for our 2021 Senior Celebration

Thank you to all the families who donated to our $4,000 campaign this past month.  We have raised $5,700 which will be used to support our May 18th, June 3 events, and help the Class of 2021 by reducing the cost of their ‘traditional prom’ with all the necessary rentals for an outdoor event on June 6.

Last week, the PTSO became the sponsor for the 2021 Senior Celebration (“alternative to prom”) that will be held on June 6.   Due to this change, some additional expenses are necessary to ensure a safe and festive celebration (breathalyzers, security, decoration, and additional rentals).

We would like to raise an additional $2,000 to help further transform the outdoor tent space and Fieldhouse parking lot for a red carpet evening for our Senior Celebration and also to sponsor our faculty and staff to join the celebration at our June events.  The cost of sponsoring a faculty member is $20 to cover food/beverage expenses.  We expect 40-50 faculty members.   Thank you for considering.  We encourage all families from all grades to contribute as our faculty and staff support all our students at South.