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.

Enroll in FREE Covid Pool Testing through NPS

As NPS prepares for a full in-person return to school for students at all levels, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE families to enroll their student (s) in our COVID-19 testing program. Testing is one of the best ways we have to quickly identify infection and reduce the possibility of in school transmission. 

Here are 3 reasons to enroll:

  1. It’s easy! Complete the opt-in in Aspen (here’s the link!)
  2. It’s painless! This is NOT the “touch your brain” swab! This is a sample taken from the front of your nose with a Q-tip like swab. It’s super-fast and painless. 
  3. It makes a difference! The more students who participate, the better data we have on infection rates in our community. This means we can quickly identify infection, reduce the risk of in school transmission, limit quarantines, and keep our schools, athletics and other important activities open for the rest of the year!. 

Bonus reason: This testing program is FREE to all families! We ask you to strongly consider enrolling your student today. Thanks in advance for doing your part to keep our schools safer.

FORJ Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Solidarity Night

Wednesday, April 14th 2021
7-8:30pm, with open discussion until 9pm

RSVP HERE to receive the Zoom Link

Come join parents, students, teachers, and community members to support our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through an evening of learning and connection!

You will learn about:
– The historical and systemic roots of violence and discrimination against AAPI communities
– How AAPI communities are suffering in terms of mental health and how to help
– Ways to support our young people, family members and friends during this difficult time

Special Guest Facilitators: Michele Leong and Charlene Beh from NNHS

We will offer breakout rooms for participants to connect with each other in small groups.

Sponsored by FORJ NSHS (Families Organizing for Racial Justice @ Newton South)

April Virtual Gathering for Zervas Families of Color: Thursday, 4/15 @ 7pm

The Zervas PTO is hosting a Zoom gathering specifically for Zervas Families of Color on Thursday, 4/15 at 7pm.  All parents/caregivers of color, as well as parents/caregivers of students of color are invited to join in this conversation. This space is intentionally created for people of color, people who self identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islander, multiracial, etc., recognizing the ways that racism in our country affects these communities.  Please RSVP here; a Zoom link will be sent prior to the gathering.

#FreshAirFridays: Walk in Coldspring

Join the PTO to walk around the neighborhood every other Friday, starting after April break. 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 on Friday, April 30 at 8:25, after drop off. The first walk (weather permitting) will go through Coldspring Park.

Questions? Email pto@zervaspto.org.

Virtual Principal Coffee with Dr. Beck on Friday, April 9th at 8:30am

The Zervas PTO is hosting a Zoom meeting with Dr. Beck on Friday, April 9 at 8:30am. Dr. Beck will host a Q&A session, followed by a chance for parents to connect in smaller breakout rooms.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/89480896717
Meeting ID: 894 8089 6717
Passcode: 449249

Enroll in FREE Covid Pool Testing through NPS

As NPS prepares for a full in-person return to school for students at all levels, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE families to enroll their student (s) in our COVID-19 testing program. Testing is one of the best ways we have to quickly identify infection and reduce the possibility of in school transmission. 

Here are 3 reasons to enroll:

  1. It’s easy! Complete the opt-in in Aspen (here’s the link!)
  2. It’s painless! This is NOT the “touch your brain” swab! This is a sample taken from the front of your nose with a Q-tip like swab. It’s super-fast and painless. 
  3. It makes a difference! The more students who participate, the better data we have on infection rates in our community. This means we can quickly identify infection, reduce the risk of in school transmission, limit quarantines, and keep our schools, athletics and other important activities open for the rest of the year!. 

Bonus reason: This testing program is FREE to all families! We ask you to strongly consider enrolling your student today. Thanks in advance for doing your part to keep our schools safer.

School Photo Day is Tuesday, April 13th

School Photo day is on Tuesday, April 13th, rain or shine. There will be an option for DLA students to get school photos taken after 3pm. More information coming soon.

FORJ Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Solidarity Night

Wednesday, April 14th 2021
7-8:30pm, with open discussion until 9pm

RSVP HERE to receive the Zoom Link

Come join parents, students, teachers, and community members to support our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through an evening of learning and connection!

You will learn about:
– The historical and systemic roots of violence and discrimination against AAPI communities
– How AAPI communities are suffering in terms of mental health and how to help
– Ways to support our young people, family members and friends during this difficult time

Special Guest Facilitators: Michele Leong and Charlene Beh from NNHS

We will offer breakout rooms for participants to connect with each other in small groups.

Sponsored by FORJ NSHS (Families Organizing for Racial Justice @ Newton South)

April Virtual Gathering for Zervas Families of Color: Thursday, 4/15 @ 7pm

The Zervas PTO is hosting a Zoom gathering specifically for Zervas Families of Color on Thursday, 4/15 at 7pm.  All parents/caregivers of color, as well as parents/caregivers of students of color are invited to join in this conversation. This space is intentionally created for people of color, people who self identify as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islander, multiracial, etc., recognizing the ways that racism in our country affects these communities.  Please RSVP here; a Zoom link will be sent prior to the gathering.

Zervas Virtual Variety Show: This Wednesday, March 31st at 6:30pm

The Virtual Variety Show, hosted online by Mr. Mignone, is scheduled for on Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30pm. Thank you for all of the talented submissions! Join us and support our talented Zervas students – and even a few staff acts!

Zoom information:
https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/84199360589
Meeting ID: 841 9936 0589
Passcode: 364829

Any questions? Please contact Mr. Mignone.