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.

Shop at Modell’s to Benefit Kindergarten Soccer

You will save 15% off all regular and sale merchandise. And The Zervas PTO will receive 5% back of purchases made during “Kindergarten Soccer Weeks” 9/6-10/3.

Fall Family Picnic is Tomorrow

Join Zervas families for our annual back-to-school Fall Family Picnic on Wednesday, September 11th, 6:15-7:45pm at the Zervas School.   Kids can play, parents can connect, cheese pizza and fresh fruit and veggies will be served.

Bring cash – pizza will be sold for $1/slice. Water, fruit and veggies will be provided by the PTO.

Bring picnic blankets, chairs, and/or your own food, if you prefer. Rain or shine, the picnic will move inside in the event of rain.

Sign up here if you can volunteer, slots are only 30 minutes.

School Photo Day is Monday, Sept. 16th

School Photo day is on Monday, September 16th. Your student will be bringing home a paper order form, watch for it in their backpack. You can also order online. (Choose Newton, MA > Zervas School.)

We are looking for volunteers to help at the school that morning. If you are available, please sign up here.

Save the Date: Destination Dinner

Please save the date for DESTINATION DINNER 2019!  Join us on Saturday night October 19th, 2019 for this favorite Zervas social event. Book your babysitters and mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you there.

Co-chairs,
Amanda Zurick, Kamryn Eddy, Noemy Ehrlich and Brooke Ueberroth

Shop at Modell’s to Benefit Kindergarten Soccer

You will save 15% off all regular and sale merchandise. And The Zervas PTO will receive 5% back of purchases made during “Kindergarten Soccer Weeks” 9/6-10/3.

New PTO Directory: Membership Toolkit

This year we will be using Membership Toolkit for our Directory, PTO Dues, and Volunteer Opportunities. Our old directory platform, My School Anywhere, merged with Membership Toolkit over the summer. All families must set up a new account.

All communications from the PTO and room parents are based on the email address and settings you select within Membership Toolkit.

Look for an email from <notify@membershiptoolkit.com> to set up your specific account. Once you set up your account, download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Questions? Email directory@zervaspto.org

Sign up to be a Room Parent

Sign up to be a room parent. It’s a great way to be connected with your student’s class. 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 activities.
  • Coordinating holiday and year-end gifts for teachers and classroom aides.
  • Organizing refreshments and decorations for the grade’s assigned teacher appreciation month. 
  • Helping create community.

There are two room parents per classroom.

There will be a brief (optional) orientation meeting on Friday, September 20th at 8:30 am in the Zervas cafetorium.  If you are unavailable to attend and have never volunteered as a room parent before or have any questions, please email PTO Room Parent Coordinator Freddy Hinck at RoomParent@zervaspto.org.

Fall Family Picnic

Join Zervas families for our annual back-to-school Fall Family Picnic on Wednesday, September 11th, 6:15-7:45pm at the Zervas School.   Kids can play, parents can connect, cheese pizza and fresh fruit and veggies will be served.

Bring cash – pizza will be sold for $1/slice! Water, fruit and veggies will be provided by the PTO.

Bring picnic blankets, chairs, and/or your own food, if you prefer. Rain or shine, the picnic will move inside in the event of rain.

Sign up here if you can volunteer, slots are only 30 minutes.

PTO Fall Dates

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We hope you had a great summer. Here are some fall dates to note:

Fall Family Picnic will be Wednesday, September 11th, 6:15-7:45pm. Signup up here to help at the picnic.
School Photo Day is Monday, September 16th
Curriculum Night will be Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30-8:30pm
Early Release Day: Thursday, September 26th, 12:30pm dismissal
No School– Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 30th

To make sure you always knows what’s coming, add our PTO Calendar to your calendar.

Kindergarten Soccer is Looking for Volunteers

Kindergarten soccer is looking for some field ambassadors! Extra hands to help with setting up and breaking down the fields each week and to help answer questions and direct coaches at the equipment stand.  If you are able to assist please email kindergartensoccer@gmail.com 

Kindergarten Soccer is the largest fundraiser for the Zervas PTO. This city-wide program is run by Zervas parent volunteers and the proceeds help us fund curriculum-enrichment, teacher appreciation events and community-building fun at the Zervas school. Please help with this Zervas fundraiser by volunteering your time.