2017 Underwood School Playground Build - Call for Volunteers!

​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.

  • No construction or engineering experience required!
  • Spend time with the Underwood community, neighbors, and friends helping to build a fantastic new playground!
  • Participation is NOT limited to Underwood parents.
  • The build will be overseen by an onsite general contractor who will assist and direct volunteers.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No children under the age of 18 will be allowed at the building site, as per state law.
  • We will provide coffee in the morning, pizza for lunch, and water all day!
  • THINGS WE NEED: levels, wheelbarrows, work and/or gardening gloves (be sure to label your items!)

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.

Big Thank You - From the Underwood PTO!

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.”

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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