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Safety and the Environment!

One of our challenges last year was traffic and  student safety in and around Newton South. The Newton South School Committee is working with the Newton School Committee and other stake holders to improve the traffic flow around Newton South.

Fewer parent drop-offs are the key to reducing car traffic. Its better for the environment, creates a more independent student and reduces traffic in and around Newton South. Follow this link to learn more

First Day of School Schedule

First Day of School Schedule

Advisory Groups

New Family Meet & Greets

Recording of Zoom Presentation 

August 25, 2022

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/d4XGO4t0TWD6iqefAi6VZMi4i8ewtPSHN4gT79CVvRdgrJvWj6IeqhW6rPb0Mo9x.hpRBEDBz1dO7Xk24

 

VP Newsletter August 23, 2022

Green Students Movement

Green Students Movement

DATE CHANGE !

 

The next clean up is scheduled for this Sunday (Aug 28) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Newton Centre. Meet near the tennis courts in the Newton Centre playground. The date was changed from Saturday because of SAT testing

New Family Night at Newton South

New Family Night is September 8th. At this event the faculty and administration will have a presentation for new families to discuss Newton South and what your child should expect. Because the new family event is one week before our In-Person Back to School Night on September 15th, the administration is asking new families if they would like both events in- person OR if they would like the New Family Night to be on zoom.

 

You can complete the survey here. One question should take 5 seconds to complete.

 

 

Beginning of Year Checklist

Your Beginning of Year Checklist

  1. Sign up for Newsletter
  2. Confirm Directory Listing and Pay PTSO Dues
  3. Check out open Volunteer Positions
  4. Make any extra donation with a credit card or PayPal

August 21, 2022

The official kick off to the school year has begun! Each Sunday evening you will receive a newsletter from the PTSO presidents.  It is organized in three sections:

  • The President’s Letter: This letter will highlight the previous week and call attention to any new events for the week/month ahead. 
  • Announcements: These are announcements that have been sent to newsletter@newtonsouthptso.org. Everyone is welcome to submit. 
  • Upcoming Events: A snapshot of the calendar for the upcoming weeks

This week we will be having our Meet and Greets for Freshman and new families. All sessions are from 6PM-7PM. The usual format is a short introduction, the dean in attendance will give a brief overview of what to expect, then it opens up for questions. Please RSVP here to attend one of the evenings.

Tuesday, August 23rd 83 Agawam Road 
Wednesday August 24th, ZOOM
Thursday, August 25th, 42 McCarthy Road
Monday August 29th, 1446 Beacon Street (SPED director will be available for questions)
Tuesday August 30th 930 Washington Street Dorchester (METCO Families)

We are about 10% to our goal of $66,000 for our Annual Dues Campaign As we kick off our 2022-23 school year, the PTSO is launching our School Directory Confirmation process and our Annual Dues Campaign.   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. Please pay your dues today!

I can’t wait to see many of you at the meet and greets! 
Michelle Wetlaufer & Will Adams
copresidents@newtonsouthptso.org

Welcome Back

Welcome home to Newton South!  Welcome returning and new families! We hope this email finds you and your loved ones doing well! As many of you know Principal Stras is now reporting to a new boss, Isla Stras (born July 20) so we are starting this year with Josepha Blocker as our acting Principal.  We have been working closely with Ms. Blocker since April and can assure you are in VERY capable hands! 

New Families to Newton South are encouraged to attend one of our Meet and Greets held the last weeks of August. You will be able to meet Ms. Blocker, our VP Mr. Williams and a dean at each event. Space is limited so we ask only one parent from each family attend the in-person events. Sign up here All are welcome to the Zoom call:

August 23 TBD Newton, MA 6-7PM Please email copresidents@newtonsouthptso.org if you would be willing to host.

August 24 Zoom 6-7PM

August 25 42 McCarthy Road Newton, MA 6-7PM

August 29 1446 Beacon Street Waban, MA 6-7PM SPED director will be available for questions

August 30 Dorchester, MA 6-7PM METCO Families

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.. Please click here to subscribe to the PTSO Newsletter.

As we kick off our 2022-23 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 2022-23 budget of $66,000.

If you have questions or you would like to volunteer for one of our committees please don’t hesitate to contact me at copresidents@newtonsouthPTSO.org.  Stay tuned for more news as we prepare for the start of the school year on September 6, 2022.

Stay well and enjoy the rest of the summer days!

NSHS PTSO co-Presidents,

Michelle Wetlaufer and Will Adams

 

Mock Trial attorney

Please see the attached flyer – Newton South is looking for a Mock Trial attorney coach for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.

Newton South seeking Mock Trial attorney coach for 2022_23 season_flyer_8.8.22

If you are interested in participating as an attorney coach or would like to learn more about this volunteer commitment, please contact teacher coach Theodore Loynd at loyndt@newton.k12.ma.us or history teacher Talia Gallagher at gallaghert@newton.k12.ma.us.