Help keep our community garden beautiful this summer!

Dear Underwood School families:
Our community school garden is now in full bloom! Thanks again to all parent helpers who helped us plant!

The water will be on all summer (the hose valve is next to the big composter on the building brick wall). If things look dry give them a little drink and feel free to do some weeding, too.

Many thanks for keeping our garden beautiful.
Mr. Gluck :)

Underwood PTO :: Proposed Slate of Officers for 2018/19

Underwood PTO
Proposed Slate of Officers for 2018-19

The PTO Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its slate of candidates for the PTO Officer elections. The Nominating Committee’s candidates are listed below. Note that the President and VP of Fundraising positions are ideally co-led and open to additional nominations. 

Anne Marie Gravel - President (co-president position is still open)
John Papoutsis - Treasurer
Jen Tsuda - VP of Fundraising (co-vice president position is still open)
Becca Connors - VP of Communications
Kate Leuthy - Secretary
Erika Holmberg - Officer at Large
 
 

Families Organizing for Racial Justice in Newton

Dear Underwood Community,

A small but growing number of Underwood parents has been attending FORJ Newton (Families Organizing for Racial Justice in Newton) meetings since September. We would love to see more people there! FORJ is a coalition of families in and around Newton, MA who believe change starts at home and in our own communities. We are a learning community educating ourselves, our children, our schools, and our communities about race, racism, culture, and identity. We strive to achieve safe and welcoming environments that enhance the well-being of all people. We promote healing and connection between individuals and communities. We speak out against injustice, support our kids to be upstanders, and take action to address bias and inequity. From lectures on race and diversity, to discussion groups, community events, Dynamic Diversity trainings and more, we follow the lead from our communities and help families like ours foster inclusion in our city and schools.

To learn about FORJ and how to educate yourself about racial justice and inclusion, please click the Read More link below...

Underwood Online Directory

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.

Underwood Merchandise

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.

CASC at Underwood

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.

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