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Zervas Newsletter Policy

Znotes Policy: Please Note: As of 2018, we have split Znotes into two emails distributing Zervas specific emails every Tuesday morning and Community notes every Thursday morning. Please submit all Zervas announcements by Sunday for distribution on Tuesday and Community announcements by Tuesday for distribution Thursday. Email zmail@zervaspto.org with your announcement.

Crossing Guard & Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Thursday, May 31

Please take a moment on Thursday, May 31 to appreciate your bus driver or the crossing guard. We encourage children to make a card or say a special thank you to their community helper in the morning. The PTO will give each driver and the crossing guard a small gift card in the afternoon. Thank you!

Zervas Color Day is Coming – Tuesday, June 5 – Volunteers Needed!

Zervas Color Day: Tuesday, June 5
Rain Date: Tuesday, June 12

Come join the fun while helping to make Color Day a success once again this year.  Please sign up to 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 register:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49a5a62a1-zervas1

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 hula hooping, the limbo, and a water bucket relay.  Parents help at each of the activity stations – Color Day couldn’t happen without the parents’ help!  If you stay till the end, you even get to share in the popsicles.

Any questions?  Please email Debra Stump at debra.stump@gmail.com.

Zervas Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – June 8

You’re invited to our Annual Zervas Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  This event will take place on Friday, June 8, 8:30-9:15 am in the Library.  Hosted by the Zervas teachers, this tradition allows us to show our appreciation to all the volunteers who have supported our school this year. Please feel free to stop by, even for just a few minutes!

The General PTO Meeting will follow the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and will be held 9:15-10:00 am in the Library.  At this meeting, PTO Board Members for the 2018-2019 school year will be nominated and elected.  We hope to see you there!

Submit all PTO receipts by June 15

Thank you to all our parent volunteers who have purchased items for PTO events and activities this year.  Please don’t forget to seek reimbursement for any expenses that you incurred on behalf of the PTO.

Please send a completed reimbursement form (Word document here: http://zervaspto.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/PTO-Reimbursement-Form.doc) and all receipts in an envelope marked for the PTO mailbox in the main office by June 15.  Contact Kai Shanahan with any questions at treasurer@zervaspto.org. Thank you!

Thank you from the 5th grade!

Zervas families, thank you for honoring your teachers last week by purchasing flowers for the 5th grade social action project! We raised $1,417 for Refugee Protection International, the organization that presented at Dynamic Diversity night this winter.

And a big thank you from the Zervas teachers and staff for the flowers!

Store closes Saturday – Zervas Spirit Wear

Last chance to order Zervas Spirit Wear — online store closes at midnight on Saturday, May 12!

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

SUMMER ITEMS Are Back!
Tie Dye shirts and Shorts
Monday April 29- Saturday May 12

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit (this is not a fundraiser)!

Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner to avoid the shipping fee.

https://zervasspirit2018.itemorder.com/sale

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

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

SUMMER ITEMS Are Back!
Tie Dye shirts and Shorts
Monday April 29- Saturday May 12

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit (this is not a fundraiser)!

Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner to avoid the shipping fee.

https://zervasspirit2018.itemorder.com/sale

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

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

SUMMER ITEMS Are Back!
Tie Dye shirts and Shorts
Monday April 29- Saturday May 12

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit (this is not a fundraiser)!

Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner to avoid the shipping fee.

https://zervasspirit2018.itemorder.com/sale

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

Teacher Appreciation Day – May 8

Reminder that Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 8!  To show your appreciation for Zervas teachers, please consider buying flowers from the Zervas 5th graders.  The 5th graders will deliver flowers to all Zervas teachers and staff on May 8.  All online orders must be submitted by Friday, May 5.

This is a fundraiser for the 5th Grade Social Action Project.  All proceeds from flower sales will be donated to Refugee Protection International, the charity chosen by this year’s 5th graders.  You can order flowers using the link below.

Thanks for showing your appreciation for Zervas teachers and for supporting the 5th Grade Social Action Project!

https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=ZervasElementarySchool12682

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Deeks at Rebecca_Deeks@newton.k12.ma.us

Zervas Walk to School Day: Friday, May 4

This week is Newton’s Walk to School Week, a focus on getting moving, reducing traffic congestion around schools, and enjoying spring.

Zervas Walk to School Day is scheduled for Friday, May 4. The PTO will hand out stickers to every child who wants one, not just those who walked as we know that walking to school is not an option for all children.

If you’d like to volunteer to greet children and help hand out stickers, please email pto@zervaspto.org