The 2017 Playground Build is upon us! We are calling on volunteers from Underwood School, Newton, and beyond to help construct the new playground Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15. Please call on your friends, family, and neighbors to sign up for at least one of the nine shifts available.
We need 20-25 volunteers to get this build done in one weekend. Otherwise, the build may be stalled and be extended.
See the list of school supplies, by grade, for the 2017/18 school year by clicking the Read More link below.
Parent involvement is the key to any great school. It’s also a lot of fun as well as a wonderful way to make friends. Many volunteer positions require very little of your time and effort but offer a big payoff to our children and their school. Please consider volunteering for one of the open positions by clicking the Read More link below.
All families who have provided the PTO with their emails will receive login information to update and utilize our new online directory system today. This system is more convenient, more environmentally conscious, and can be updated throughout the school year. It also gives families access to contact info over a month earlier than in past years! Please look for an email from Underwood PTO and MySchoolAnywhere shortly to get started. Click the "Read more" link below for more information.
Clip Boxtops for Education and return to the Underwood Office! They take seconds to clip and are worth 10¢ apiece! Boxtops will be redeemed in October and April.
Thanks to all who helped organize, volunteer at, and participate in the annual spring Carnival, as well as many other activities and fundraisers throughout the year. This year's Carnival was a huge success. While everyone we met seemed to have spectacular fun, Liz and Steve Tabor had a particular blast getting their basket prize into their Mini Cooper! They were the winners of the 4th/5th Grade Gift Cards for Toys & Treats basket.
Liz is a lunch monitor at Underwood, her husband is Steve. “We had fun getting it home and taking it apart. It took us awhile! I love the school and the kids.”
Show your school spirit! We have Underwood merchandise available for children of all ages and sizes: sweatshirts, t-shirts, flannel pants, and water bottles. Fill out the order form below, or print out the PDF and return to the PTO mailbox in the main office. Click the Read More link below for more information.
AmazonSmile is helping to combine your support for the Underwood PTO with your everyday online shopping. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support the PTO every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. Underwood will earn 0.5% on eligible purchases! We invite you to support the Underwood PTO at: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2562184.
Underwood earns cash through the Stop&Shop A+ School Rewards Program. To sign up visit http://stopandshop.com/aplus/register-card/. Enter your Stop&Shop card number and the first three letters of your last name. Our school ID is 09126. Note that the program requires you to register every year. Thank you!
What We Do: Since 1960, each Newton Public School PTO has had a Creative Arts & Sciences Committee that sponsors visiting programs to enhance K-8 education. Presenters typically include award-winning authors, accomplished musicians, artists, and poets, and the Museum of Science Boston and the Discovery Museums of Acton. Programs can be an adjunct to art, English, library, mathematics, music, physical education, science, or social studies curricula.
Donate to the Underwood PTO via FirstGiving.com. View instructions HERE.
Help raise funds for Underwood without spending anything extra!
Learn more about all of our small fundraiser programs.
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Subscribe to the Underwood PTO calendar by following these instructions.
PTO Board for the 2017/18 School Year:
Rachel Stavis, President
Autumn Sarzana, Treasurer
Michelle Bates, VP Fundraising
Jennifer Tsuda, VP Fundraising
Becca Connors, VP Communications
Meredith Andrews, Newsletter Editor
Kate Devagno, Secretary
Christine Vito, Officer at Large
The PTO works with committee chair people to staff and fund Underwood School community events and services. We are currently looking to fill the following positions for the 2017/18 school year: Parent Coordinators for Understanding our Differences (grades 3, 4, and 5). If you want to get involved, please email us.
NPS Out of District Statement: The following press release regarding out of district placement procedures was distributed to Newton Public Schools by the Superintendent's Office. Please CLICK HERE to view the document
The PTO accepts online payments for general donations and school events and fundraisers via firstgiving.com/underwoodpto. To learn more about using this online service, click HERE.
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