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3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Don’t miss the 3rd annual (virtual!!) Underwood Gingerbread House party! We invite all Underwood Families to participate in the virtual zoom party! You may provide your own materials or purchase a Gingerbread House Kit from the PTO for $20. This year’s kit includes a special edition Underwood Owl apron. All proceeds go towards holiday gift cards for families in the Underwood community. There is no limit to the candy or imagination when it comes to decorating! All family members are welcome to participate. In addition, Underwood students are invited to enter their completed work for anonymous judging by Dr. Talukdar and Miss Lacey! Categories include Most School Spirit, Most Colorful, and Funniest! Winners will each receive a $20 gift card. Sign up here:

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.

Join the PTO Board – Volunteers Needed!

The Underwood PTO has several open board and volunteer positions for the 2024-25 school year. OPEN PTO BOARD ROLESThese roles meet monthly from Sept. – June:  OPEN CHAIRS These roles are event/activity specific and do not require an ongoing commitment. Note:  These roles cannot take place without dedicated volunteers: Please email us at for more information or if you are interested in any of these roles.

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: – 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.

Join the Underwood PTO Board

The Underwood PTO has several open board and volunteer positions for the 2024-25 school year. OPEN PTO BOARD ROLES These roles meet monthly from Sept. – June:   OPEN CHAIRS These roles are event/activity specific and do not require an ongoing commitment. Note:  These roles cannot take place without dedicated volunteers: Please email us at for more information or if you are interested in any of these roles.

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 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:

Spirit Week – March 2024

Monday, March 11 – Mismatch DayTuesday, March 12 – Accessory DayWednesday, March 13 – GREEN DAYThursday, March 14 – Silly Hair/Hat DayFriday, March 15 – Pajama Day As always, Spirit Week is totally optional for all students!

Underwood Centennial Celebration

We are thrilled to invite you and your family to join us as we commemorate a remarkable milestone – the 100th anniversary of our beloved Underwood School building! Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024 Time: 2pm Location: Underwood School, 101 Vernon Street, Newton, MA Come together with current and former students, dedicated teachers and staff, and members of our community as we celebrate a century of learning, growth, and unforgettable memories. Highlights of the Celebration Include: Whether you’re a longtime Newton Corner resident or new to the neighborhood, this event is an opportunity to connect, reminisce, and share in the spirit of our vibrant community. If you are a former Underwood student/family and have Underwood pictures or memorabilia (event programs, clothing) we’d love to showcase them in our “Underwood @ 100 Museum” – please email to connect with event organizers or fill READ MORE

Save the Date – Spring Carnival is Friday, June 7th

The 2024 Spring Carnival will take place on Friday, June 7th from 3-7pm! The Underwood Spring Carnival is the highlight of the year – and it takes a whole lot of work! Please sign up below to join the Carnival 2024 Committee and indicate if you have a preferred role! We will do our best to accomodate your preferences!  CARNIVAL CAPTAIN SIGN UP Captains are responsible for attending two planning meetings (via zoom) and are the person in charge of that particular carnival area/activity on the day of the Carnival.  Thank you in advance! 

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: 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