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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.

Principal Coffee on Thursday, Oct. 16

Please join Dr. Beck at the Waban Library at 8:30 am on Thursday, Feb. 16 for coffee and discussion.

Teacher and Staff Raffle

Learn to knit with Ms.Kinney! Enjoy a picnic and hike at Cold Spring Park with Ms. Gacicia! Manicures and ice cream with Ms. Bernier sound fun? What about ringing the last bell of school or spending time playing with all Nurse Deana’s cool gadgets? All of these items are part of the 2017 Zervas Auction Staff Raffle.

A complete list of all Raffle items and 6 raffle tickets will be sent home with your child the week of March 6th. The price of each Raffle ticket is $5. This year each Zervas family will receive one complimentary ticket!  Additional tickets will be available at the live auction party on Saturday March 25th starting at 7:00pm or by contacting Marie-Laure Frere at marielaurefrere@gmail.com.

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale LAST CHANCE – STORE CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale

LAST CHANCE – STORE CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

All New Items and Colors This Year

January 30 – February 10

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit!

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

Along with tee shirts and sweatshirts in all new colors, also available this year are PJ pants, fleece vests, and more!

https://zervasschool17.itemorder.com/sale

Friday February 10th is the last day store is open – don’t miss it!

Feb 2017 Co-Presidents Letter

Dear Zervas Parents,

Wow! You all came out in force for Family Game night. Thank you. We could have used a bigger room! A huge thank you goes to Matt Goldstein for organizing the evening. Alas, Matt graduates from Zervas this year, along with his daughter Violet. We would love it if one or more of you would step up and organize next year’s event. It involves a few emails, a couple of Zmail announcements, and a flier to go home in the kids’ folders. A great opportunity for working parents! Feeling tempted? Email us, and we’ll give you more specifics.

And how about those snacks at Family Game night?!? Thank you, Tim D’Souza, for providing all the yummy treats. Tim would like some help with the Hospitality Committee next year as his co-leader, Lyla Goldstein, is also graduating from Zervas along with her husband Matt and their daughter Violet. Although it may seem that we try to keep volunteers in the family, we are not an exclusive group. We would love for all of you to help!

You’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to get through this paragraph without being asked to volunteer. Yes! Sort of… This paragraph asks for donations. The Auction Committee has very few community dinners and parties lined up and would love to hear your donation idea by February 17th, the last day before vacation. They are also looking for more sports, theater, and concert tickets. These types of donations raise the most money at the Auction, which is our biggest fundraiser. Please send a description of any community-related donations to Wendy Feiner and other donations to Craig Kapilow.

Hopefully you all saw the Zervas Spiritwear information that came home in your child’s folder. Go online to https://zervasschool17.itemorder.com/sale by February 10th and order some Zervas swag for you or your student. This is not a fundraiser, just an opportunity to show your Zervas pride. Thank you, Sera Miller, for working with EmbroiderMe-Newton and organizing the sale!

Lastly, if you can make it, please join Diana Beck at the Waban Library Center on Thursday, February 16th at 8:30am for a Principal’s Coffee. This is a great chance to hear what’s going on at Zervas and to ask Diana the questions that have been on your mind.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or a burning desire to volunteer, do not hesitate to contact us at pto@zervaspto.org.

Thank you,

Alicia Collins & Jessica Davis

PTO Co-Presidents

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale

All New Items and Colors This Year

January 30 – February 10

  • Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit!
  • Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner (to avoid shipping fees).
  • Along with tee shirts and sweatshirts in all new colors, also available this year are PJ pants, fleece vests, and more!

Click here for the link to purchase items.

 

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

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale

Zervas Spirit Wear Online Clothing Sale

All New Items and Colors This Year

January 30 – February 10

  • Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit!
  • Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner (to avoid shipping fees).
  • Along with tee shirts and sweatshirts in all new colors, also available this year are PJ pants, fleece vests, and more!

Click here for the link to purchase items.

 

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

Zervas Family Game Night – Tomorrow Wed 25, 6.30-8 pm

Please join us tomorrow night for the Zervas Family Game Night from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Carr School cafeteria sponsored by the PTO. We will have loads of fun games and puzzles brought to Carr from Eureka! in Brookline for students and their families to enjoy together, along with snacks and desserts.

January Co-Presidents Letter

Dear Zervas Families,

Happy New Year! We hope you had time over the holidays to relax with friends and family.

We’d like to thank all the Zervas families who donated books to the Library Book Drive. A total of 75 books were purchased and dedicated to various teacher and staff members! Lou Bonegio and Becky Kinney deserve a huge thank you for organizing the book drive. What a great success!

The teachers were overwhelmed by all the delicious cookies that Zervas families provided for the Holiday Cookie Swap. In a matter of 48 hours, we went from being worried that there weren’t enough donations to receiving a record number of cookies. Thank you. Bindiya Stancampiano does a wonderful job organizing the Cookie Swap, as well as all the other Teacher Appreciation events.

Zervas generosity also showed in the Toys for Tots Toy drive. An impressive number of toys were donated in this first year that Zervas participated. Thanks to Amanda Zurick for her fantastic energy in arranging the Toy Drive.

Try to find some time this Wednesday morning, January 11th to swing by Barbara Talvitie’s house for the first Parent Coffee of 2017. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a pastry, and the opportunity to connect with other parents. It starts at 8:30, and Barbara’s address is 1446 Beacon Street in Waban.

We hope that you will plan to come to the Family Game Night on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30 at the Carr school. Eureka, a toy store in Brookline, will bring a lot of games for parents to play with their kids. They will also have games for purchase if you fall in love with one of the games you try. The PTO will provide dessert. If you have any questions, please reach out to Matt Goldstein.

The Auction Committee is hard at work organizing the big event, which is on Saturday, March 25th. One of the only annual social events for Zervas parents, the Auction will wow you with delicious food and drink and exciting auction items. Come get your Mardi Gras on!

Speaking of the Auction, the committee would love for you to donate items! The items that raise the most money for our school are donated by Zervas families.  Ideas include themed dinners (similar to a Destination Dinner), mom’s/dad’s nights out, cocktail parties, kids’ playdates, sports or theater tickets, use of a ski condo or other vacation property, or gift certificates, especially any that you can secure through work or other connections. Please send a description of any community-related donations to Wendy Feiner and other donations to Craig Kapilow.

If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us at pto@zervaspto.org.

Thank you,

Alicia Collins & Jessica Davis

PTO Co-Presidents

First parent coffee of 2017

Come join us at the first Parent Coffee of 2017! It will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, January, 11th, from 8:30-10am at Barbara Talvitie’s house (1446 Beacon Street). You might want to park around the corner on Upland Road. Please stop by if you’re able and catch up with friends new and old.

And mark your calendars for the upcoming Parent Coffee dates:

Tuesday March 14th hosted by Sandy Sloane

Monday April 10th hosted by Christy Nguyen

Zervas Family Game Night – January 25, 2017

Please save the date for Wednesday, January 25 for our Zervas Family Game Night from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, sponsored by the PTO.

We will have loads of fun games and puzzles brought to Carr from Eureka! in Brookline for our students and their families to enjoy together, along with special desserts.

Mark your calendar now, more details about this very special event will follow after the holiday break.