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.

Family event – Dynamic Diversity Night – November 29

Join us in the Zervas cafetorium for Dynamic Diversity Night on Thursday, November 29th from 6:15-8:00 p.m.

Dynamic Diversity Night is a great way to meet new people and feel more connected to the Zervas community.  This event is open to all Zervas families, including grandparents and younger and older siblings. Adults, come prepared to participate as well.

Homework passes for 1 subject will be available for students at Zervas.

Organized by the Zervas Community Connections Committee.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be served at 6:15pm – Pizza $1/slice
followed by our dynamic activity.

The evening will feature a creative activity designed to stimulate sharing and discussion. Come engage in dynamic conversations and have fun with fellow Zervas families! You’ll make new friends and deepen older friendships. 

PLEASE RSVP so we have enough pizza and materials!

RSVP HEREhttps://goo.gl/forms/PNZgfdc2cekxlYvl2

Questions? Email Kim Hermesch at kimberlyhermesch@gmail.com or Amy Behrens at amycbehrens@gmail.com

We look forward to a fun evening with you! 

 

4th/5th Grade Variety Show: November 15

We would like to start off by saying what an amazing job the K-3rd graders did during part one of our Zervas Variety Show. We are excited to see what the 4th and 5th graders have in store for part two of the Variety Show on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 in the cafetorium. We invite all Zervas families to come and enjoy the show!

Parents of participants, please check that you received a confirmation email on Nov 17. If you do not receive an email please reach out to Mr. Mignone to make sure your child is on the program.

Thanksgiving Walk to School Day – Friday, November 16

This Friday, November 16 is the FIFTH annual Thanksgiving Walk to School Day. A feather template should have gone home in home/school folders last week. Children may decorate the feather and bring it with them to decorate the turkey when they arrive at Zervas. Extra feather templates are available on the ZervasWalks website. The event is rain/snow or shine – students are welcome to participate no matter how they arrive at school!

We need a few volunteers to help tape feathers onto the turkey. Email zervaswalks@gmail.com if you can arrive by 8:10 and help tape on feathers. Thanks!

Zervas Toys for Tots Collection

Want to give a gift to a child in need around the holidays?  Donate a toy to Toys for Tots, a holiday toy drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve.  Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys for newborns through age 12.  They are especially in need of for toys for children in the 0-2 and 9-12 range; they prefer not to accept realistic looking toy weapons.  Toys are distributed to families in our community around the holidays.

There will be a donation bin outside the main office from November 16th through December 13th.  Contact Tanya Ianniello tianniello@gmail.com or Jackie Washington jackielee617@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Dynamic Diversity Night – November 29

Join us in the Zervas cafetorium for Dynamic Diversity Night on Thursday, November 29th from 6:15-8:00 p.m.

Dynamic Diversity Night is a great way to meet new people and feel more connected to the Zervas community.  During the evening, we engage in conversations about diversity among our families at Zervas in a fun and dynamic way. You’ll make new friends and deepen older friendships.  This event is open to all Zervas families, including grandparents and younger and older siblings. Adults, come prepared to participate as well.

Homework passes for 1 subject will be available for students at Zervas.

Organized by the Zervas Community Connections Committee.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be served at 6:15pm – Pizza $1/slice
followed by our dynamic activity.

 

Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff – Wednesday December 5th

Mark your calendars!

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Wednesday, December 5th. Every year the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families! If you would like to contribute a batch or two of cookies, please contact Sanskriti Singh (s.singh90@gmail.com).

Please bring the cookies to the Staff Lounge (Room 109) the morning of Wednesday, December 5.

Newton Turkey Trot – register by Monday!

Online registration for the 5th annual Newton Turkey Trot closes on Monday, November 12th! This event kicks off at Zervas on Saturday, November 17th (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) with a 1 mile kids’ fun run at 8:30am followed by the 5K race at 9am.  www.newtonturkeytrot.org

Not a runner? Join the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of our website.

All proceeds benefit the Newton Food Pantry

UNICEF boxes – turn in by Thursday, November 8

Last day to turn in UNICEF boxes is November 8! Thanks to everyone who participated this year.

The Zervas PTO Social Action Committee provides opportunities for the Zervas community to take action to create positive change in the lives of others. If you would like to join the committee, please reach out to pto@zervaspto.org.

Thanksgiving Walk to School Day – Friday, November 16

This Friday, November 16 is the FIFTH annual Thanksgiving Walk to School Day. A feather template should have gone home in home/school folders last week. Children may decorate the feather and bring it with them to decorate the turkey when they arrive at Zervas. Extra feather templates are available on the ZervasWalks website. The event is rain/snow or shine.

We need a few volunteers to help tape feathers onto the turkey. Email zervaswalks@gmail.com if you can arrive by 8:10 and help tape on feathers. Thanks!

Variety Show (K-3rd) on November 8th

We are excited to be hosting part one of the Zervas Variety Show on Thursday, November 8th (Kindergarten-3rd grade) in the cafetorium at 6:30pm!! We invite all families to come and enjoy the show! We look forward to seeing you all there!