The Hoot

Celebrate the Revival of Farlow Park, October 28 @ 1pm

The ‘New’ Farlow Park project is completed and the results are stunning. This project has exceeded our expectations! The  restoration would not have been done without your support of this project.

Please join the Friends of Farlow Park, Newton Corner neighbors, and all restoration supporters as we celebrate the revival of Farlow Park with the new bridge and restored pond on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm. 

Please plan on spending a beautiful (fingers-crossed) autumn early-afternoon with us while we publicly unveil this gem to all Newton residents and visitors.

RSVP on the Friends of Farlow Park Facebook page.

Letter From the Principal: October 2018

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that we turn the calendar to November just next week. As we wrap up the eighth week of school, students have settled into their classrooms and teachers are making the most of each day they have with children. We are excited by the possibilities for academic and social gains for each of our students this year. 

Continue reading “Letter From the Principal: October 2018”

Bertucci’s Dining for Dollars – January 30th

On January 30th, 2019, please come down to Bertucci’s to stay, eat, and build the Underwood community! Up to 25 percent of sales at Bertucci’s all day on January 30th will go to the Underwood School. You can dine-in, take-out, or get delivery from Bertucci’s! All you have to do is present our flyer. Look for it in your child’s folder as the date approaches…

The Underwood PTO Presents: Social @ THE SOCIAL

On Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 PM we are hosting an adult night at Social Restaurant & Bar located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel complex in Newton Corner. Come on out and let’s get together! We will have a semi-private room and appetizers donated by The Social. There will be a cash bar & menu available, as well. Book your babysitter or drop the kids off at the West Suburban YMCA for a Kids Night Out (see below), as you won’t want to miss this night. Oh, and did you know Social offers free validated parking in the hotel garage?!

Cash or check donation of $20 is requested. You can register and pay online below or pay at the door.














Do you need Childcare for the Social @ THE SOCIAL? 

Kids in grades K-5 can join Underwood’s Kids Night Out on December 8, 2018. See the flyer below. Call the YMCA today (617-244-6050) to reserve your spot and download the registration form here.

Mystery Dinner: October 20th

The 2018 Mystery Dinner was a great success and offered the irresistible combination of great company, delicious food and fun! A big thank you to all who attended the event. A giant thanks and much admiration goes to Carolyn Gillespie, who chaired this event. Much appreciation also goes to the hosts and chefs, listed below, who opened their homes and/or cooked wonderful meals for our community.

Mystery Dinner Chair
Carolyn Gillespie

Appetizer Co-Hosts
Laura and Alex Saltonstall
Becca and David Connors

Dinner Hosts/Cooks
Elizabeth and Jim Gagnon
Jessica and Michael Singer
Debra Byer and Chris Macomber
Laura and Daniel Scales
Allison and Dave Penn / Caryn and Amnon Izhar
Susan Pandya and John Slocum
Kara Peterson and Rich DiBona / Katie and Andrew Williams
Pankaj Bhalla and Tejal Nangla
Mariel and Leandro Ortega

Dessert Hosts
Jen and Chris Murphy



Letter from the PTO President

Hi everyone,

We are off to a good start! The Picnic turnout was great and it was awesome to see so many families!

Our next PTO activity will be the Mystery Dinner on October 20th. This is a fun and kid-free event where you get to meet other parents while eating good food. We are still looking for hosts. If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Gillespie.

Also, for the first time, we are teaming up with the West Suburban YMCA for an Underwood Kids Night Out, which is a fun and low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. Lest just say my kids are pretty excited about it!

Our first PTO meeting will be held on October 16th at 8:30 AM in Room 1.  We encourage all to come to learn about what we’re up to and how you can get involved with the Underwood PTO. There are many opportunities to fit your availability, whether you work in or out of the home. It’s a great way to meet other Underwood parents and caregivers while supporting our school. Your involvement is the key to the PTO success!

Please, continue to be on the lookout in your Inbox for our newsletters out every 3–4 weeks, and notifications more frequently.

Anne-Marie Gravel
PTO President

Reserve Your Spot!

The beloved Mystery Dinner is back this year.

PTO Meeting Alert

Join us October 16th from 8:30-9:30am in Room 1.

FORJ Meeting Alert

Join us October 16th from 7:30-8:30am in Room 1.

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Letter From Principal Smith: Welcome Back, Fall 2018

Dear Underwood Families,

I hope you had a wonderful summer. The change of pace that summer brings often allows time for relaxation and fun, and I hope all of our families found time for both. As September approaches, I expect many children are ready to return to school. The beginning of a new school year is always filled with energy, excitement, and optimism. This year is no exception, and we look forward to welcoming students back in the coming weeks. Continue reading “Letter From Principal Smith: Welcome Back, Fall 2018”

Community Garden

Help keep our community garden beautiful this summer!

Dear Underwood School families:
Our community school garden is now in full bloom! Thanks again to all parent helpers who helped us plant!

The water will be on all summer (the hose valve is next to the big composter on the building brick wall). If things look dry give them a little drink and feel free to do some weeding too.

Many thanks for keeping our garden beautiful.
Mr. Gluck 🙂