The latest announcements from the Principal and the PTO...

Znotes Policy

Znotes Policy: Please submit all Zervas announcements by Sunday for distribution on Tuesday. Email zmail@zervaspto.org with your announcement.

Send city-wide Community announcements to all Newton elementary schools by emailing newsletters@newtonptocouncil.org.

Principal Coffee: Fri, Mar 6 @ 8:30

Please join us for the next Principal Coffee on Friday, March 6th at 8:30am.

Join Dr. Beck and Zervas Math Coach Ms. Vaswani for a discussion on the math curriculum at Zervas.

Coffee and nibbles will be provided. And feel free to bring younger siblings.

Upcoming Coffees:

  • Tuesday, April 7: Principal Coffee – Visit with David and School Committee members
  • Tuesday May 5: PTO Parent Coffee
  • Friday, June 5: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Zervas Staff

From the ZCC: New Podcast Club

ZCC (Zervas Community Connections) is starting a podcast club!!  Instead of reading a book, we will be discussing the podcast Seeing White.  Transcripts of episodes are also available as an alternative to listening.  

If you are interested in this podcast club, please share some more information about yourself using this form.

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the ZCC, contact Delia Cheung Hom at ZCC@zervaspto.org.

Save the Date: Family Movie Night, Thurs, Mar 5 @ 6:30pm

Save the date! The third annual Family Movie Night is Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the Zervas Cafetorium, featuring Secret Life of Pets 2!

Please note the movie will start promptly at 6:30 so we don’t run too late.

Kick back and relax with your kids for the evening. Eat dinner before you go or bring a picnic to eat during the movie. Popcorn and Fruit Snacks will be provided by the PTO. Bring your water bottle for filling at the fountains.

Please encourage your student to bring anything that will make movie watching better:  blankets to get cozy under, pillows to block their view during the exciting parts, headphones if the noise will be too loud.  Take breaks as you need and feel free to be moving around the cafetorium. Stay for all or just some if you need to get home early. We want our Zervas family events to feel welcoming to all.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please signup here. Your time is greatly appreciated!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F45A9A92CA1FC1-movie

Spring Fling: Looking for Photo Booth Sponsor

We’re looking for a sponsor for our Spring Fling photo booth!

Would you like a fabulous opportunity to gain visibility for your business among the Zervas community AND help with our school’s fundraising? Sponsoring the photo booth at our April 4th Zervas Spring Fling is a great way to do that!

Contact Ginna Driscoll if you’re interested! ginna_driscoll@yahoo.com

Zervas Heart Health Week: Feb 10-14

February is American Heart Month. Help your child decorate a heart and write something they do to stay healthy, such as walked to school, ate a healthy breakfast, tried a new vegetable, played basketball, danced with friends, ice skated, etc… They can bring hearts to school any or all days this week and the PTO will post the hearts in the lobby.

Heart templates went home in folders this week or print one from the Zervas Walks website: http://zervaswalks.org.

Brought to you by the Zervas Walks committee and Nurse Deana.

Animal Shelter Donation Drive: Feb 10-14

Animal shelter donation drive!  The Zervas third grade Girl Scout troop is collecting donations through this Friday, February 14th for the MSPCA-Angell (Boston) animal shelter.

Please send old towels, old blankets, pet food (opened is ok), pet treats, litter, cheese whiz, and/or pet toys to the zebra striped donation box in the office.

For more info, contact Kim Hokanson at kimberlyhokanson@gmail.com.  And THANKS for your support!

From the ZCC: New Podcast Club

ZCC (Zervas Community Connections) is starting a podcast club!!  Instead of reading a book, we will be discussing the podcast Seeing White.  Transcripts of episodes are also available as an alternative to listening.  

If you are interested in this podcast club, please share some more information about yourself using this form.

If you have questions or wish to learn more about the ZCC, contact Delia Cheung Hom at ZCC@zervaspto.org.

Kindergarten Soccer Registration is Open

Kindergarten Soccer registration for the Spring 2020 season is OPEN! Sign your kids up and spread the word to your friends. Run by Zervas Parent Volunteers, Kindergarten Soccer is our single largest fundraiser at Zervas.

Pre-K Division – For children in preschool who will enter Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year

Kindergarten Division – For children currently enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year

Games will be played on Saturday morning with no game May 2nd (due to the state track and field tourney at Oak Hill) and May 23rd due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Games dates are April 18, April 25, May 9, May 16, May 30 and June 6 – No rain date.   

You will be registered for a specific time slot based on your elementary school. Visit our website to see the specific time: http://kindergartensoccer.org/

March Online Auction: Seeking Donations/Gift Cards

Hey Zervas Parents! Planning for the March Zervas Online Auction (March 9-15) is underway and our hard-working committee is busy soliciting donations.

We would love your help!!!

  • Do you work for or own a business that would donate an item?
  • Do you have sports tickets or concert tickets you can donate?
  • Do you have a restaurant, store or business connection that could lead to the donation of a gift card?
  • Do your kids take lessons or classes at an organization that would donate?

Please reach out to auction@zervaspto.org with any and all ideas or donations and someone will follow up!

Spring Fling Save the Date: Sat, Apr 4

Mark your calendars now for Saturday Night, April 4th. That is the date of our annual Spring Fling Fundraiser Party and we hope to see you there!

Information will start to flow soon, so watch for flyers and emails. It’s always a fun and festive night, a great way to start off the spring and have a good time with your fellow Zervas parents.