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

Updated Zmail/Znotes Policies

Please Note: As of this year, we have split Znotes into two emails distributing Zervas specific emails every Sunday night and Community notes every Thursday night. Please submit all Zervas announcements by Friday for distribution on Sunday night and Community announcements by Tuesday for distribution Thursday night.

Get Excited For Destination Dinner 2017!

Please join us for Destination Dinner 2017 on October 14, 2016.  Cocktails & Hors D’ouevres will begin at 6:00pm at the home of Alicia Collins & Tony Abbiati 128 Avalon Road, Waban MA.   You will receive your dinner invitation at that time.  Dinners will be from 8:00-10:00 at local Zervas parents’ homes, and dessert will follow at a 3rd location to be announced that evening.  It is sure to be an amazing night, so do not miss it!  Please click on the link to purchase your tickets for this event.

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=289558325

We are also still looking for a few more dinner hosts, so if you are interested please contact Wendy Feiner (wfeiner@gmail.com), Ginna Driscoll (ginna_driscoll@yahoo.com), or Noemy Ehrlich (noemy@verdefarms.com). If you volunteer to host or co-host a dinner at your home, your ticket fee will be waived!

Thank you,

Wendy, Noemy and Ginna

Zervas Flu Clinic is October 19

The Zervas Flu Clinic will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, October
19. Return the flu form to Zervas School Nurse Deana Salameh by
Tuesday, October 17. Visit the city website (LINK TO:
http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health/public/h1n1.asp) to print the flu form,
find a calendar of all Newton Public Schools Flu Clinics (in case you miss
the Zervas one) and a sheet with advice on preparing your child for the Flu
shot if they were used to FluMist, which is not offered this year.

5th Grade Girl Scout troop is open to new members!

Join the Zervas 5th grade Girl Scouts and enjoy fun activities like going on awesome trips, exploring science, getting outdoors, earning badges, and doing community service projects!  No prior scouting experience necessary.  Girl Scouts is a volunteer-run activity so we ask that all families help out in some way.  Contact Jennifer Todd (jenniferntodd@gmail.com), Yixian Zhang (yixian.zhang8@gmail.com) or Jessica Savage (jessicahsavage@gmail.com) for more information.

PICTURE DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – SEPTEMBER 28TH

Make Zervas Picture Day (Sep 28th) a success! Join us at school and help to ensure Picture Day runs smoothly. We have three time slots available, with three volunteers needed for each slot.

Please use this link to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45a9a92ca1fc1-picture1

 

PICTURE DAY – FORMS & ORDERING

Order forms have been distributed at school. The easiest way to order pictures is online at www.coffeepond.com. If you order pictures online, please either print out the order confirmation from the website or fill out the order form with your child’s name and homeroom teacher and check the box indicating that you ordered online. You may also order pictures by filling out the order form.

**When ordering online, please click on “order central” – “school portraits” – Select “Waban” and then “Zervas”. 

Please return all forms to your child’s homeroom teacher by the morning of 9/26.  Each child will be photographed although you may choose not to purchase the pictures. There will be a retake day later in the fall for students who are absent on Picture Day.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Annie Ganot annie.ganot@gmail.com or Karen Kipman kkipman@gmail.com

Zervas Fall Family Picnic on Wednesday, September 13th

Please join us for the Zervas fall family picnic from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 13th to celebrate another wonderful school year and our first in our new school!  If the weather is nice, we will picnic outside.  In case of rain, we will move inside to the cafeteria and kids can play in the gym. There will be pizza, juice, fruit & vegetable platters and an ICE CREAM truck, sponsored by the PTO, but feel free to bring your own dinner if you would like.
There will also be a scavenger hunt!

Sign up to be a ROOM or GRADE parent

Now that teacher assignments are out, don’t miss out to be a room or grade parent this year!
Room Parents serve as a link between teacher and families by assisting teachers in communicating with families about upcoming events and recruiting volunteers for field trips, donations and other special activities; and coordinating holiday and year-end gifts for teachers and classroom aides.
Kindergarten and first grade also have Grade Parents, who will coordinate parent and family social events for the grade.
Click here now through Friday, September 15 to sign up. There are two Room Parent slots for each classroom and two Grade Parent slots for Kindergarten and First Grade.
There will be a very brief (optional) orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 8:30 am at the Zervas library. If you are unavailable to attend and have never volunteered as a room parent before or have any questions, please email the PTO at pto@zervaspto.org.

Volunteers needed for the Fall Picnic

Hi Zervas Families!

We still need volunteers to help with the Fall Family Picnic on Wednesday, September 13th ! If you can help, please click on the link and sign up for one or more time slots.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Knapp

Thank you in advance!

Get Excited For Destination Dinner 2017!

Please join us for Destination Dinner 2017 on October 14, 2016.  Cocktails & Hors D’ouevres will begin at 6:00pm at the home of Alicia Collins & Tony Abbiati 128 Avalon Road, Waban MA.   You will receive your dinner invitation at that time.  Dinners will be from 8:00-10:00 at local Zervas parents’ homes, and dessert will follow at a 3rd location to be announced that evening.  It is sure to be an amazing night, so do not miss it!  Please click on the link to purchase your tickets for this event.

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=289558325

We are also still looking for a few more dinner hosts, so if you are interested please contact Wendy Feiner (wfeiner@gmail.com), Ginna Driscoll (ginna_driscoll@yahoo.com), or Noemy Ehrlich (noemy@verdefarms.com). If you volunteer to host or co-host a dinner at your home, your ticket fee will be waived!

Thank you,

Wendy, Noemy and Ginna

Announcing BOKS @Zervas: Before school exercise program for students

The Zervas PTO is excited to launch BOKS @Zervas, a before school physical activity for students. The BOKS pilot will run on Fridays for 6 weeks beginning on October.

The program, inspired by the book Spark written by Dr. John Ratey, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool we have to optimize the function of our brains.” BOKS brings this to life by empowering and training parents, teachers and passionate community members to provide our children with more opportunities for physical activity and nutritional knowledge.

Space is limited to 35 students so register today: http://bit.ly/2x5febO.

Volunteers needed to greet students at the door, take photos of the group and support the lead trainer. Email Aimee Sprung to volunteer or with any questions at azaiger@hotmail.com. Additional information is available here: https://www.bokskids.org/.