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

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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.

Last Day of School “Toast” Today (6/22) at 11:30am

Zervas Parents and Caregivers, join the PTO for a refreshing sparkling juice, water or tea on the last day of school. We’ll be meeting outside the front of the school at 11:30am (pick-up is at noon on the last day of school) to toast this unique school year and enjoy the last 30 minutes before summer vacation begins! We also want to take this time to appreciate all Zervas parents. We hope you will join us.

Congratulations, Zervas 5th Graders!

Congratulations to the Zervas Class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck as you zoom into middle school!

Seeking PTO Volunteers

Please reach out to Dana Fernandez and Jillian Jurilla at pto@zervaspto.org to express interest and/or get more information.

NEW: Zervas After Dark: We are looking for one or more parents to help plan a back to school event called Zervas After Dark (formerly the welcome back picnic). Our plan is to have 2-3 food trucks come to Zervas for families to purchase dinner and then show an outdoor movie. We are looking for one or more parents to help organize this event.

Teacher Appreciation Chair: Organize two teacher appreciation lunches during the year and help with other teacher appreciation initiatives (i.e. cookie swap, teacher appreciation week, and welcome back lawn signs).

Kindergarten Soccer: Kindergarten Soccer is our PTO’s biggest fundraiser but it doesn’t run itself. We are looking for volunteers for the 2021-2022 fall and spring seasons.  Please consider volunteering some of your time towards our PTO’s biggest fundraiser.  Details below.  

Program Coordinator:
-Oversees Coach & Volunteer Coordinator, Team Coordinator, and Equipment Coordinator
-Liaise with PTO Board VP of Marketing Communications on website and general marketing of program
-Renew league insurance and field permit
-Manage finances
-Manage K Soccer email account, answering all inquires and requests
-Attend first and last sessions of each season (fall and spring) 
-Time Commitment:  1-1.5 hours per week in the off season, 2-4 hours per week during the season (fall and spring)

Coach & Volunteer Coordinator
-Primary contact for coaches-maintain open communication throughout the season and send weekly coach email
-Host coaches training meeting at the beginning of each season 
-Manage weekly field volunteer schedule (all K Soccer participants from Zervas will be asked to manage field operations for one session/season)
-Manage Pick-up/Drop-off Schedule for equipment
-Time Commitment:  1-2 hours/week during soccer season (fall and spring)

Team Coordinator
-This role is entirely behind the scenes
-Build team rosters
-Create team schedules and field assignments
-Enter team/schedule data into website and communicate rosters
-Time Commitment:  8-10 hours total per season (fall and spring), all work falls 2 weeks prior to season starting (end of Aug/early September for fall and end of March/early for spring)

Equipment Coordinator
-Order, organize, and distribute team and coach t-shirts and end of season medals/trophies
-Order soccer equipment as needed and requested by Program Coordinator
-Time Commitment:  3-5 hours total per season (fall and spring)

Zervas After School Program-Enrollment for 2021/2022 Now Open

Enrollment for 2021/2022 is now open. All forms are on the ZASP website.

ZASP is back! 

Mondays – Hands-on Science 
Tuesdays – ZFL Flag Football 
Wednesdays – Hockey League 
Thursdays – Dance Group  
Fridays – Acrylics on Canvas 

ZASP is back to offering daily K-5 curriculum. We are still adhering to all health and safety protocols.

Contact Mike Shuley:
zervasasp@gmail.com 
zervasafterschoolprogram.org  
617-965-2655

TASTY Takeout with Stone L’Oven on Wednesday, June 16

TASTY Takeout returns for the last time this school year on Wednesday, June 16th for an all-day event at Stone L’Oven Pizza! No special code or mention needed. Stone L’Oven will donate 15% of the day’s proceeds to the Zervas PTO.

TASTY Takeout is a great way to support our local restaurants, the Zervas PTO (who will receive a portion of the evening’s profits), and take a day/night off of cooking. A Win-Win-Win!

Last Day of School “Toast” on Tuesday, June 22

Zervas Parents and Caregivers, join the PTO for a refreshing sparkling juice, water or tea on the last day of school. We’ll be meeting outside the front of the school at 11:30am (pick-up is at noon on the last day of school) to toast this unique school year and enjoy the last 30 minutes before summer vacation begins! We also want to take this time to appreciate all Zervas parents. We hope you will join us.

Newton’s Juneteenth Weekend Celebration

Join the broader Newton community in celebrating Juneteenth with two events taking place this weekend at the Hyde Playground. 

This is a great opportunity to continue learning about Juneteenth – click here for a children’s book list about Juneteentha read aloud, or a short video explaining the history of Juneteenth.

Seeking PTO Volunteers

This is the time of year when we plan for next year and start to secure volunteers for upcoming PTO events and initiatives. We have several PTO positions open that we’d like to fill before summer, and there will be more roles that we’ll be looking to fill in the fall. There is something for everyone, from one-off tasks to bigger and more involved commitments with our committees and our board.

We, the PTO, do all this work because we believe in our wonderful Zervas school. We believe creating community is important, helping support out students and our Zervas staff is essential, and that these elementary years are a pretty special time in our lives. Want to join in on that??

Please reach out to Dana Fernandez and Suzanne Afergan at pto@zervaspto.org to express interest and/or get more information.

Teacher Appreciation Chair: Organize and manage teacher appreciation efforts throughout the year. This mostly includes organizing teacher appreciation meals. This role has room to be creative in thinking of new ways to appreciate our teachers (i.e. Welcome Back lawn signs from this year).

School Directory Administrator: We are looking for a volunteer to help with some backend data entry and data maintenance for our online school directory.

Kindergarten Soccer: Kindergarten Soccer is our PTO’s biggest fundraiser but it doesn’t run itself. We are looking for volunteers for the 2021-2022 fall and spring seasons.  Please consider volunteering some of your time towards our PTO’s biggest fundraiser.  Details below.  

Program Coordinator:
-Oversees Coach & Volunteer Coordinator, Team Coordinator, and Equipment Coordinator
-Liaise with PTO Board VP of Marketing Communications on website and general marketing of program
-Renew league insurance and field permit
-Manage finances
-Manage K Soccer email account, answering all inquires and requests
-Attend first and last sessions of each season (fall and spring) 
-Time Commitment:  1-1.5 hours per week in the off season, 2-4 hours per week during the season (fall and spring)

Coach & Volunteer Coordinator
-Primary contact for coaches-maintain open communication throughout the season and send weekly coach email
-Host coaches training meeting at the beginning of each season 
-Manage weekly field volunteer schedule (all K Soccer participants from Zervas will be asked to manage field operations for one session/season)
-Manage Pick-up/Drop-off Schedule for equipment
-Time Commitment:  1-2 hours/week during soccer season (fall and spring)

Team Coordinator
-This role is entirely behind the scenes
-Build team rosters
-Create team schedules and field assignments
-Enter team/schedule data into website and communicate rosters
-Time Commitment:  8-10 hours total per season (fall and spring), all work falls 2 weeks prior to season starting (end of Aug/early September for fall and end of March/early for spring)

Equipment Coordinator
-Order, organize, and distribute team and coach t-shirts and end of season medals/trophies
-Order soccer equipment as needed and requested by Program Coordinator
-Time Commitment:  3-5 hours total per season (fall and spring)

Zervas After School Program-Enrollment for 2021/2022 Now Open

Enrollment for 2021/2022 is now open. All forms are on the ZASP website.

ZASP is back! 

Mondays – Hands-on Science 
Tuesdays – ZFL Flag Football 
Wednesdays – Hockey League 
Thursdays – Dance Group  
Fridays – Acrylics on Canvas 

ZASP is back to offering daily K-5 curriculum. We are still adhering to all health and safety protocols.

Contact Mike Shuley:
zervasasp@gmail.com 
zervasafterschoolprogram.org  
617-965-2655

#FreshAirFridays: Walk in Coldspring on Friday, June 11

Join the PTO to walk around the neighborhood every other Friday immediately after morning drop off. Our next date is Friday, June 11th. Bring your coffee, wear comfortable shoes, dress for New England weather and be ready to connect with some other parents. Meet in front of the school at 8:25. If this is your first time joining, please reach out to let us know you will be there!