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.

Color Day Volunteer Slots are Filling Up! Don’t Miss the Fun!!

Zervas Color Day is Tuesday, June 11 and we need a few more volunteers!

Remember how fun field day was when you were a kid? Come join the fun and help to make Color Day, our annual outdoor field day in June, a success. Please sign up to help run one of the Color Day stations from:

9-10:30 am
10:30 am – noon
or stay with us all morning!

Click here to volunteer or go to
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45a9a92ca1fc1-2019

For those who haven’t volunteered at Color Day before:

Color Day is a fun day of silly outdoor activities for the whole school. Each class is split into three teams — red, white, and blue — and the kids participate in activities with their class, like relay races, ball toss and the human knot. Parents help at each of the activity stations. Color Day couldn’t happen without our parents’ help! If you stay till the end, you even get to share in the popsicles.

Any questions? Please email Ken Danila @ ken@kendanila.com

We’re almost a third of the way to our goal. Donate a book to the Zervas Library Gift Book Sale.

The Zervas Library Spring Gift Book Sale is underway and we’re moving towards our goal! We are hoping to have 100 new books donated to our school library before the end of the year!! Donate a book to the Zervas School Library

You can donate in honor of anyone you like: a teacher, in honor of a family member (father’s day is coming up!), or even leave a simple message for the reader, the choice is yours.

Donating is quick and easy! Simply select your book online, choose your donation plate and what you would like it to say, and order.  Books come to the library ready to check out. These books are really sturdy and guaranteed to last for years to come, and students love seeing the names of donors from years past.

Thank you all for a wonderful school year!
~Ms. Kinney kinneyr@newton.k12.ma.us

The Natural Wonders of Cold Spring Park

Zervas Cold Spring Park Week is June 3-7 with Scientist-in-Residence Sam Jaffe, naturalist and founder of the Caterpillar Lab. During the week students will explore Cold Spring Park and learn more about its natural wonders.

Adults can learn about the park, too. Sam Jaffe will present “The Natural Wonders of Cold Spring Park” on MONDAY, JUNE 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zervas cafetorium. The talk is open to the public and will also include information about the trail work planned for Cold Spring Park and preview Zervas Cold Spring Park week.

This event is co-sponsored by the Zervas PTO and Friends of Cold Spring Park.

PTO Reimbursement Requests: Submit by June 14th

Thank you to all our volunteers this year!

All reimbursement requests (click here to find the reimbursement form)  should be sent along with receipts to our treasurer, Kai Shanahan, no later than June 14th.

You can email them to Kai at treasurer@zervaspto.org or leave them in the PTO mailbox in the Zervas School office.

Color Day Volunteers Needed: Tuesday, June 11th

Zervas Color Day: Tuesday, June 11

Come join the fun while helping to make Color Day, our annual outdoor field day in June, a success! Please sign up to help run one of the Color Day stations from:

9-10:30 am
10:30 am – noon
or stay with us all morning!

Click here to volunteer or go to
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45a9a92ca1fc1-2019

For those who haven’t volunteered at Color Day before:

Color Day is a fun day of silly outdoor activities for the whole school. Each class is split into three teams — red, white, and blue — and the kids participate in activities with their class, like relay races, ball toss and the human knot. Parents help at each of the activity stations. Color Day couldn’t happen without our parents’ help! If you stay till the end, you even get to share in the popsicles.

Any questions? Please email Ken Danila @ ken@kendanila.com

Donate a Book to the Zervas Library: Gift Book Sale

The Zervas Library Spring Gift Book Sale is underway! We are hoping to have 100 new books donated to our school library before the end of the year!! Donate a book to the Zervas School Library

You can donate in honor of anyone you like: a teacher, in honor of a family member (for mother’s day or father’s day), or even leave a simple message for the reader, the choice is yours.

Donating is quick and easy! Simply select your book online, choose your donation plate and what you would like it to say, and order.  Books come to the library ready to check out. These books are really sturdy and guaranteed to last for years to come, and students love seeing the names of donors from years past.

Thank you all for a wonderful school year!
~Ms. Kinney kinneyr@newton.k12.ma.us

Newton Schools Foundation: Honor Thy Teacher

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a perfect time to recognize your child’s teacher(s), classroom aides, specialists, and school staff through Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher Program.

Honor Thy Teacher is a great way to say, “Thank you!” to the amazing people who motivate, educate and inspire our kids to be the best they can be. When you recognize teachers and staff through Honor Thy Teacher, you’ll also be supporting the Newton Public Schools. 

NSF celebrates teachers and staff by:

·       Notifying honorees of your gift by the end of the school year 

·       Sharing honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals

·       Listing all honored teachers and staff in an ad in the Newton TAB

Suggested donation is $25 per teacher/staff member, which will help NSF fund programs for students and professional development for staff that advance educational excellence and equity throughout Newton’s schools. Click here to learn about the programs NSF funds.

You can donate online by visiting the NSF website or by check made out to “Newton Schools Foundation,” P.O. Box 590020, Newton, MA, 02459. Be sure to include the name(s) and school(s) of those you wish to honor. 



Donate a Book to the Zervas Library: Gift Book Sale

It hardly seems possible, but the year is almost over!  A perfect way to celebrate this special time of year is to donate a book to the Zervas library. We are hoping to have 100 new books donated to our school library before the end of the year!!

You can donate in honor of anyone you like: a teacher, in honor of a family member (mother’s day or father’s day), or even leave a simple message for the reader, the choice is yours.

Donating is quick and easy! Simply select your book online, choose your donation plate and what you would like it to say, and order.  Books come to the library ready to check out. These books are really sturdy and guaranteed to last for years to come, and students love seeing the names of donors from years past.

Thank you all for a wonderful school year!
~Ms. Kinney kinneyr@newton.k12.ma.us

Last week to shop at Vinodivino to benefit our PTO, Ends May 11th

This is the last week your purchase will benefit the Zervas School. Mention Zervas when you shop in-store and online at Vinodivino (899 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands, also at Brookline, Needham and Boston locations) from April 13th-May 11th.  The more we all continue to purchase – wine, beer, spirits, and more –  the better the we do.  Once we are beyond hitting our sales target to cover our event wine bar, 10% of all sales will go directly to the Zervas PTO. And don’t forget to thank them for sponsoring our Hoedown wine bar!

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale 4/29-5/11

SUMMER ITEMS Are Back! Order Tie Dye shirts and shorts.
Monday April 29- Saturday May 11

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your Zervas School Spirit! (Please note, this is not a fundraiser.) Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton to avoid shipping fees.

https://zervasspiritwearspring.itemorder.com/sale

Online store will only be open for the above dates – don’t miss it!