Food Truck Fundraiser: The Chubby Chickpea + Chillwagon on 10/15

Want to support the Underwood community AND not make dinner? Join us on 10/15/21 for two food trucks at Underwood that support the PTO’s initiatives. The Chubby Chickpea and the Chillwagon will be at Underwood from 4-7pm and a portion of proceeds goes directly back to the Underwood PTO. You can pre-order Chubby Chickpea here: https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/shifts/76464-underwoodelementary-on-2021-10-15?r= and Chillwagon ice cream here: https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/shifts/76517-underwoodelementary-on-2021-10-15

Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021

Indigenous People’s Day Newton 2021 will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Albemarle Field, 250 Albemarle Road, Newton.   The event will spotlight and celebrate the music, dance, poetry, and the visual art of Native artists that currently live in the Northeast. It will be an outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration that is open, accessible, and welcoming to all residents of Newton and neighboring towns.  The goal is to make affirm the city’s recent recognition of Indigenous People’s Day as an official city holiday. The intention is for this event to become an annual event on the city’s calendar.  Over 40 artists, performers, speakers, vendors, and community organizations will attend. Refreshments can be purchased from onsite food truck(s). Attendees can spend the afternoon in celebration, ceremony, and support of the rich Indigenous traditions that are READ MORE

iWalk Day – October 6, 2021

Will you walk, roll, bike or bus this year? Choose what works for your family to celebrate International Walk to School Day this year! Held annually, this event joins together students from over 40 countries. Enjoy our walkable neighborhoods and say hello to the friendly crossing guards on your way to school on the 6th and every day. There will be stickers and bookmarks for the first 100 walkers/bikers/bus riders. Visit www.NewtonSafeRoutes for more information about walking, rolling, biking and taking the bus. On Oct. 6 and every day, practice walking safetly with your family: remember that crossing guards are there to keep your family safe on the way to school. Help them by waiting at the curb and only crossing when instructed. cross carefully at intersections without guards use pedestrian signals and crosswalks contact the city, PTO, or Underwood’s READ MORE

Back to School Backyard Socials

Calling all parents and guardians! We are so excited to start a new twist on an old Underwood tradition! In lieu of the old potlucks, we’re hosting grade-level outdoor socials for parents and guardians (yes, no kids allowed – please do not bring children!) These evening events will be held outdoors and hosted by families from your child’s grade(s). Each will feature light refreshments (think cookies and beverages!) The dates for each grade are below, please mark your calendar for your applicable grade(s). Keep an eye out for locations and other details in the coming weeks! Parties will be held 6-8pm: Kindergarten – Saturday 9/18 1st Grade – Friday 9/24 2nd Grade – Saturday 9/25 3rd Grade – Friday 10/1 4th Grade – Friday 9/17 5th Grade – Friday 9/24 Please RSVP to each grown-up party applicable to your student(s) READ MORE

June Social Events!

Hello Underwood Community!! It is hard to believe that June starts next week and summer is around the corner. What a year it has been!  We’re really excited to close out the school year with two great community events. One just for us grown ups, and one for all! Friday, June 4th 7-9pm: We Are “Back” Yard Concert for Adults Grown ups let loose to the live music from Underwood parent and amazing singer/songwriter Will Dailey. Join us in a BYOB back yard bash (come on, we’ve earned this!) hosted by the Goldworms and Luethys in their connected properties. No sitter? No problem! The West Suburban YMCA is offering childcare, $30/child from 6-9 pm. Check out more event and childcare details here.  Friday, June 11th 5-8pm: Spring Fling for Underwood Families Join us to celebrate the end of a roller coaster of a school year with the outdoor READ MORE

Spring Fling – June 11th

Let’s Celebrate the End of the School Year!With our full scale Underwood Spring Carnival on hold for a second year, join us for a Spring Fling outdoors at Underwood Playground on Friday, June 11th from 5-8pm to celebrate the end of the school year with the Underwood community!The PTO will be providing a children’s DJ, Bubble Barge, and lawn games for entertainment. Pizza by the slice and ice cream truck available for dessert!We hope to see you there! Click here to let us know you’re coming!

We Are “Back” Yard Concert – June 4th

Events Are BACK!Join us for a We are “Back”yard Concert featuring award-winning singer/songwriter (and parent of Underwood 3rd grader, Tallulah) Will Dailey.The concert will be hosted by the Goldworms and Luethys from 7-9pm on Friday, June 4th with a suggestion donation to the PTO of $20 per person. We are looking forward to this adult night out and have arranged Kids Night Out childcare with the WSYMCA – see below.Please register as space is limited due to COVID gathering limits! BYOB & masks! Registrants will receive the concert address via email.Suggested PTO DonationThis concert ticket has a suggested donation of $20 per person, with 100% of donations going to the Underwood PTO. Donations can be made via:Venmo – @underwoodpto / John PapoutsisPaypal – https://www.underwoodschoolpto.org/fundraising/donate/Check – https://www.underwoodschoolpto.org/fundraising/donate/WSYMCA Kids Night Out West Suburban YMCA will be running a Kids Night Out in conjunction READ MORE

5th Grade Kickball Fundraiser – May 21st

5th Graders vs. Teachers! This year we will be replacing our Annual 5th Grade Basketball Game with a Kickball Game between the 5th Graders and the Teachers of Underwood. The Kickball Fundraiser will be held at the Underwood Field on Friday, May 21st at 3pm. Students and families from all grades are welcome. Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds benefit the 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony and events. Order your tickets here by Monday, May 17th!  Tickets can be picked up on the Black Top on Tuesday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 19th immediately after school. Snacks and refreshments will be sold during the game and can be paid through Venmo or Cash.   Thank you for supporting our 5th Grade!

Virtual Bingo Night – April 9th!

Join the Underwood community for a Virtual Bingo Night on Friday, April 9th at 6:30pm! Bingo Night is presented by the 5th Grade Graduation Committee and all proceeds will go towards the 5th grade graduation. There will be 6 Bingo rounds and the winner of each round will be awarded a $5 Gift Card from one of these nearby favorites: JP Licks, Learning Express, Yogurt Beach and Target. Each Bingo Sheet has 6 Bingo Playing Cards. You can play one card each round or play all the cards on your sheet in any round you choose. One Bingo Sheet is $5 and each additional Bingo Sheet is $3 each or you can purchase a Bingo Booklet (6 Bingo Sheets=36 Cards) for $15. We will then conclude the night with a few raffles with the potential to win bigger prizes. Your raffle number will be found on your READ MORE

Whoo(Pie) We Love our Teachers!

Hello Underwood Families! We’re so excited for the Whoo(pie) Wagon food truck to visit Underwood on Wednesday 3/24 for Teacher Appreciation Week! Not only are we purchasing the amazing delicious treats for our teachers, we’re also extending the opportunity for families to purchase as well. 10% of all proceeds will support the Underwood community via the PTO.  Orders can be placed anytime before 9am on 3/24 and picked up between 12:45-2:15 that afternoon: https://www.bestfoodtrucks.com/boston-food-trucks/the-whoo-pie-wagon/the-whoo-pie-wagon/61946 Sweet Sixteen Challenge: Word on the street is that the Whoo(pie) Wagon whoopie pies are so good that you might want to order one of each. It is hard to say which is the best, so in the spirit of March Madness, we’re setting up a SWEET SIXTEEN challenge! Challenge participation – first round deadline 3/18: Go the entry form and choose one flavor for each of the 8 brackets in Round 1 (you’ll definitely READ MORE

Underwood PTO Events This Week!

Hello Underwood Families! We’d like to share a couple of timely reminders with you: TONIGHT! Monday, February 1st, 7pm Superintendent Fleishman and a member of the Newton School Committee will meet with our community virtually on Monday, February 1st at 7pm to provide any updates, answer questions, and connect with Underwood parents and guardians. Please submit any questions to underwoodpto@gmail.com ahead of that evening and use the following link to attend: Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: 937 335 2198 Passcode: 956516 One tap mobile: +13126266799,,9373352198#,,,,*956516#  Today through Friday 2/5 – FOUR MORE DAYS TO ORDER! Valentine’s Day Duckies!Send your child’s classmates and teachers some adorable Valentine’s Day Duckies! Order are available through Friday, February 5th! The mini-rubber ducks will be distributed to students and staff at pick up next week!, Don’t miss out and order via this form today! Thursday 2/4 Underwood Night at Bertucci’s! Pizza, pasta, kids meals, desserts and the Big Papi READ MORE

Underwood Community Events – November 29, 2020

We hope you all enjoyed a safe and delicious Thanksgiving! We can’t believe this week is December already. We’re super excited for our upcoming Underwood Community events: 12/3 Pizza and PTO!  This Thursday our virtual PTO meeting falls on the same night as Underwood Day at Bertucci’s. PTO Meeting Featuring Dr. FleishmanWe are excited to announce a special guest for our next Underwood PTO meeting! Dr. Fleishman, Newton Superintendent of Schools, will join us on December 3rd at 7:00pm. Questions need to be submitted in advance to: underwoodpto@gmail.com.  Zoom Meeting LinkMeeting ID: 937 335 2198Passcode: 956516One tap mobile: +13126266799,,9373352198#,,,,,,0#,,956516#  Underwood Day @Bertucci’sOn Thursday 12/3, 15% of proceeds from takeout or dine-in will come back to Underwood. All you need to do is provide code 124-400-170 when ordering online (Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta | Newton) or via phone 617-244-4900. 12/13 – Gingerbread House Party! The Underwood PTO presents a Gingerbread House Making Party (virtual style)! READ MORE