Letter from the PTO Co-Presidents

Hello Underwood Families,

We hope you are staying healthy and safe. A few PTO updates and announcements below. If you haven’t already, we invite you to like and follow the Underwood PTO Facebook page. We will continue to post updates on Facebook from Mrs. Tartaglino-Fahey + Mr. Gluck's Virtual Corner and Nurse Carrie’s Home Health Room. And don’t forget to check out photos of teachers, staff, and fellow students in our Underwood @ Home slideshows. 

As we navigate the rest of the school year remotely together, please reach out at underwoodpto@gmail.com if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4th-8th
Teacher appreciation week is next week! The Underwood teachers and staff have been working extremely hard in this transition to distance learning. If time allows, please consider one of the following ways to show your appreciation next week:

  • Zoom Meeting: Have your student draw a picture or write a short note to their teacher(s) and hold it up during their whole class Zoom meeting next week.
  • Email (from you and/or your student): Snap a photo of your student holding a drawing or letter by your student and email it to your teacher(s) with a note of appreciation from you or your student. 
  • NPS Social Media: Please join us to say thank you to all NPS teachers by submitting a thank you card, photo or video. Use this form to submit your creation and look for it on our social media channels next week!

COVID-19 Resource Links
Below are a few important links to help navigate this situation locally. 
Underwood PTO's COVID-19 Resource page
Newton Public Schools COVID-19 Webpage
City of Newton COVID-19 Webpage

Underwood Food Gift Card Drive
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generous donations of gift cards to grocery stores (Shaws, Stop and Shop) from so many Underwood families. There is a tremendous need and your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

If you are considering donating grocery store gift cards for our families with food insecurity, we ask that you send e-gifts or mail physical gift cards in increments of $20, $25 or $50. For example, if you are looking to donate $100 please break that in to 2 - $50 gift cards or 4 - $25.00 gift cards. Please know that all donations both large and small make a big difference!

As a reminder you can email your donation as an e-gift to Nurse Carrie at gatelyca@newton.k12.ma.us or send them via mail to:

Underwood Gift Card Drive
Attn: Carrie Gately
316 Franklin St.
Newton, MA 02458

2020-2021 Underwood PTO Board Positions Open
If you are interested in joining the Underwood PTO Board next school year, please contact the PTO at underwoodpto@gmail.com. Although the Underwood PTO events for the remainder of the school year are cancelled, the PTO Board is currently planning the 2020-2021 year. 

Be well,
Anne-Marie Gravel & Jen Tsuda
PTO Co-Presidents / underwoodpto@gmail.com

Look Whooo’s  Cooking! Underwood’s Community Cookbook

Underwood staff have compiled some of their favorite recipes to share with all of you as a way to connect across the distance. We have a wonderful mix of newly discovered recipes, old family favorites, holiday traditions, and more! Take a virtual tour, browse the cookbook, and then add a recipe that your family loves...we can’t wait to see what you cook up!

A Note from the Underwood FORJ Committee + PTO

Please click on the link below to view a note sent to the Underwood Community on June 3rd with racism resources for families.

June 10th - Picking Up Student Belongings

Please see the information at the link below on instructions to pick up your student(s) belongings. 

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Be Informed

View upcoming Underwood events with our Google Calendar