Spring Carnival 2024 Ticket and Food Presale

VOLUNTEER HERE ORDER FOOD HERE ORDER TICKETS + WRISTBANDS HERE You can now preorder tickets, wristbands, and food!  Food presale ends on MONDAY JUNE 3rd  at 11:59PM Ticket presale ends on WEDNESDAY JUNE 5th at 12PM (NOON) We still need over 100 volunteers!Sell tickets, operate a game, make snow-cones,paint faces, help set up and more!  No experience necessary.Just a one hour commitment!  SIGN UP HERE.

Cheers to the Graduates – 5th Grade Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser to support 5th Grade Graduation Activities! Have a great night out with Underwood friends and help the 5th grade reach their fundraising goals! What: Cheers to the Graduates fundraiser! When: Saturday May 11th, 7p.m. Cost: $25/ticket Each Ticket includes: Where: Tommy Doyle’s 349 Watertown Street, Newton This event is 21+ only.  Get tickets here.

Garden Clean Up is May 5th

Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is excited to share that NewtonSERVES 2024 will be on May 5th.This year we are looking to focus volunteer efforts on cleaning and improving our parks, school grounds, open space areas, and conservation lands. These areas are so important and really could use some community TLC! Mr. Gluck is leading our annual Underwood Garden and Playground Cleanup. All ages are welcome and you can sign up here: https://newtonma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30387 – scroll down to Underwood School Garden! Volunteers should come to Underwood anytime from 9am – 12pm and bring their own gloves – a rake or shovel from home would be helpful, too! Registration is NOT required.

Coffee @ UWD with Superintendent Nolin and SC Members

Please join us for coffee in the Multipurpose Room (Cafeteria) at Underwood this Thursday April 11th at 8:30 a.m. Newton Public Schools Superintendent Anna Nolin will be there along with Members of the Newton School Committee to answer your questions. If you are unable to attend but would like to have a question answered, please email underwoodpto@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

2024 Online Auction – NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING

The 2024 Underwood Online Auction opens at 8am on Wednesday, March 20th and closes at 10pm on Tuesday, March 26th.  This year’s auction includes many generous donations by local businesses as well as beloved Underwood-only events! BID NOW: https://new.biddingowl.com/AuctionLanding?QueryAuctionId=5b41225e-78e2-4f62-8b47-a9db2badad1c

UnProm Fundraiser – 2/2/24

Calling all grown-ups – don’t miss the second Annual Un(derwood)Prom fundraising event! Join your fellow Underwood Community adults for a super-fun evening of music, dancing, and optional prom-wear. This year’s theme is “Hollywood” – we can’t wait to see all your interpretations!  Will you go old-Hollywood glam? Pay tribute to iconic stars like Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, or John Travolta? Paint yourself gold come as an Oscar statuette?! All amazing ideas! Prefer casual? You’re in! While themed-dress is encouraged it not necessary! Who: Underwood Community Grown-upsWhat: A very fun night of music, drinks, dancing, a photo booth, and more!Where: Elks Lodge, 429 Centre St (above C&N Pizza)When: Friday, February 2nd 7-11pmCost: $50 per person donation (cash bar) RSVP for the UNPROM HERE.

Family Trivia 1/19/23

Family Trivia is back!!  Join us Friday, January 19th from 6:45-8:30pm for the Underwood Community Family Trivia Night! Our second annual Underwood Family Trivia Night will be hosted by the famous Gillette Stadium Announcer Mike Riley of Titan Trivia! Trivia challenges will be child and family friendly questions and visuals appropriate for the K-5 crowd. Participation of all ages will be encouraged.  Please register your family below with a recommended donation of $20/per family: https://bit.ly/uwd-trivia-11924 How it works: 1) RSVP ASAP: Due to the nature of team trivia we need to limit the number of teams that can participate 2) Doors open at 6:45: Registered families arrive and grab a table to form a team with other participants (max 12 people/team). The PTO will help facilitate forming teams as needed.  3) 7-8:30pm Team trivia will run for 90 minutes with a READ MORE

Spirit Week – 12/18-12/22

Next week, December 18-22 is SPIRIT WEEK at Underwood! Students can take part in one or all days! Also, please note that student participation is optional. 💚💚💚 Monday, 12/18: 🌈Rainbow Day🌈 K- Red, 1-Orange, 2-Yellow, 3-Green, 4-Blue, 5 PurpleTuesday, 12/19: ⚽ 🏈Sports Day🏀⚾ – Wear your favorite sports team jersey or sports colorsWednesday, 12/20: 🎩🎀Hat/Hair Accessory Day👒🧢- Wear your Favorite Hat or Hair AccessoryThursday 12/21: 💚💚Underwood Day💚💚 – Wear Green to Show Your School SpiritFriday, 12/22: 😴Pajama Day💤 – Wear your comfortable pajamas  

District-Wide Standout for Newton Educators

Parents Stand-Out in Support of Our Teachers, Friday 11/3, after Drop-Off What: Parents/Guardians Stand-Out in Support of Our Teachers – Adults & Kids Wear BlueWhen: Friday, November 3rd, right after Drop-Off, will take 10 min.Where: Outside UnderwoodSpecial Instructions: Adults and kids wear blue on Friday! Bring a sign with a message of support to our teachers! Fill out a Postcard here to be delivered to Mayor Fuller! Contact underwoodpto@gmail.com with questions or if you need a postcard!

New England Camp Fair 2023

Did you know summer camps in New England start accepting registrations in October? Don’t miss out on the best camp opportunities for your kids! New England Camp Fair 2024 will take place on November 4, 2023 from 11am-2pm at the Underwood School in Newton, MA (101 Vernon St, Newton, MA 02458).  Join us for this annual event, featuring 35+ day and overnight camps, including traditional sleep-away options and sports-, arts-, and special interest-focused camps! There are also over $20,000 in prizes in the camp fair raffle! Follow us on facebook to learn when new camps are added! CAMP FAIR FAQs If you have done a Google search, you know there is a dizzying array of camps serving kids ages 5–14 in the greater New England area. In addition to traditional day and overnight camps, today you can find themed camps READ MORE

Crocodile River Music

COMING SOON! November 2 – CAS Performance Series Presents Crocodile River Music Underwood’s Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS) committee is excited to welcome Crocodile River Music on November 2 for two performances of Dakar-Bamako Express.  We are pleased to share that this year’s Performance Series is open to parents and caregivers. Performances will be at 8:30am for grades K-2 and at 9:30am for grades 3-5 in the Underwood Gymnasium. Please fill out the following Google form if you wish to attend so that we know how many seats to set. Sign Up Here CAS programming is made possible through PTO funding and coordination among all of the volunteer CAS grade reps – Hai Ly Burk (5th), Melanie Chan (4th), Lana Bilzerian (3rd), Bung Wang (2nd), Brooke Hegarty (1st), Alex Slater (Kindergarten), Caryn Izhar and Lisa Wong (Co-CAS Chairs). Dakar-Bamako Express, named after the railway that connected READ MORE