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Tiger News - April 27, 2021
The PTSO E-Newsletter

TONIGHT: Newton North Virtual College Admissions Panel
The Newton North College and Career Center is hosting a virtual College Admissions Panel on Tuesday, April 27, 6:30-8:00pm. Representatives from UMass Amherst, Syracuse University, American University and Brandeis University will participate in a panel discussion about the college application process. They will provide insights from the college perspective, including information on the impact of COVID-19. The intended audience for this presentation is junior students and their families. However, any student or parent/guardian is welcome to attend! If you have any questions, please contact Newton North College and Career Counselor, Jennifer Geraghty here. The panel zoom link is: https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/87816581517, passcode: 588046.
 
The Whoo(pie) Wagon is Headed to Newton North High School!
Please join us in supporting our Freshman class with their whoopie pie fundraiser taking place this Thursday, April 29, 4:00-6:00pm. Simply pre-order your sweet treats before noon on Thursday and come with your food truck order # between 4:00 & 6:00pm to pick up your food at the Lowell Parking Lot. Place your order by clinking this link and enjoy!
 
School Committee Update
The Newton School Committee is in the midst of budget preparation for the next school year. See the budget presentation here.  Materials from prior School Committee meetings may be found here. You may visit the School Committee website for more information.
 
Walk, Roll, Bike or Take the Bus on #FreshAirFridays!
Do something good for yourself and the environment. Join Newton in celebrating #FreshAirFridays by walking, rolling, biking or taking the bus to school on Fridays this spring. Live too far to walk? Consider driving halfway and walking the rest. Visit www.NewtonSafeRoutes.org for some tips.
 
Get Involved! 2021-22 PTSO Leadership Opportunities
We are seeking the following positions for our 2021-22 PTSO Board:

  • 1 Co-director, Technology: Are you technologically savvy? Are you comfortable navigating various software platforms (WordPress, Mail Chimp, Pay Pal, Gmail, Facebook)? Do you have a few hours per month to volunteer with the PTSO assisting with our tech needs? If so, please consider assisting our PTSO with technology needs as a Co-director, Technology.
  • 1 Co-director, Programming: Do you have ideas for topics about which parents want to hear? Do you have suggestions for parent speakers? Please bring your ideas and energy to our Co-director, Programming position.

Check out our volunteer opportunities page for more information. Get involved now to help shape and re-imagine how we reconnect and move forward as a PTSO community next fall. Contact co-presidents@northptso.org if interested and with questions.
 
Newton North School Council Seeks Two Parent/Guardian Members and One Alternate
Elections are now open! For the candidate statements and voting ballot, click here:  https://web.northptso.org/site/school-council-elections/. Parents and guardians have until May 6 at noon to cast their votes. For more information about the Newton North School Council go to http://nnhsschoolcouncil.weebly.com.
 
More on School Council…
The job of the School Council is to advise the principal on budget, school improvement plans, and other issues of general interest. The term of office is three years. Parents/guardian members must have a child attending Newton North High School and are expected to attend meetings on the first Monday of each month during the school year (October-June). Meetings are in the Principal's Conference Room (room 103) from 6:30-8:00pm or via zoom.
 
Upcoming NNHS Parent Community Events
Parent Wine Club meeting
April 29, 7:00pm
Theme: Wines of Bordeaux with Todd and Lisa Shaefer (Nigel '21 and Julia '23)
RSVP to get the zoom link and wine recs: http://tiny.cc/nnhsparent_wineclub
 
Reminder to Join NNHS Facebook Groups for Parents
Class of 2021 Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/271108273379995
Class of 2022 Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306217957024022
Class of 2023 Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267278741218313
Class of 2024 Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nnhs2024
 
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
College Admissions Panel: April 27, 6:30pm
School Council Meeting: May 3, 6:00pm
PTSO Annual Meeting: May 13, Time tbd
PTSO Board Meeting: May 18, 4:00pm

 

 



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