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.

2020-2021: Here we go!

We are finally ready to get back to school this week! Be on the lookout for some important emails coming to your inbox from the PTO.

Directory: You will soon receive an email asking you to update your child’s information in Membership Toolkit, the online directory for Zervas families. If you would like your child’s name to be searchable for a class list in the directory, please be sure to update your child’s class/cohort information.

Dues: You will also be able to pay your Zervas PTO Dues through Membership Toolkit this year. More information to come.

Zervas Face Masks: Pickup, Still Time to Order!

It’s not to late to get your Zervas Facemask!

Great news! Our first batch of masks have arrived, and we are ready to begin fulfillment! To help us expedite your order, we will have a table setup near the main front entrance of the school on Thursday and Friday during the  Hybrid In-Person Orientation days from 8:15-10am.

And to our DLA families, fear not! We will still be mailing/delivering your orders shortly. THANK YOU for your orders! 

If you missed ordering your masks, no problem! We still have more Spirit Wear masks available.  We will be selling them in-person on Thursday & Friday at the fulfillment table or you can purchase them online. And, wifi-willing, we will be accepting credit cards on-site as well as Venmo for contact-free transactions. 

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) works to promote walking, biking, and taking the bus to school through encouragement, education, infrastructure improvements, and safety enforcement. Our goal is to create a healthy community for everyone. We organize activities like Walk to School Days, Bike Safety Training and Heart Health Week, and meet on a monthly basis with a representation from the City of Newton, Newton Public Schools, Mayor’s Office, City Council, School Committee, Newton Police Department, and parent representatives from each public school.

Would you like to help us with one of these events or coordinate Walking School Buses or any new initiatives? We can always use more help – please reach out to the Zervas SRTS Coordinator, Hanneke deVlaam.

PTO Fall Events

Are you looking to get involved with the PTO? Do you have creative ideas for how to have fun and build community, while maintaining a safe environment?

We may not be able to hold some of our favorite Zervas events in person this fall, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have the same spirit and fun that we do at our family Halloween Dance and adult Destination Dinner. Zervas PTO is looking for a few good volunteers to help us plan some fun events for kids and adults this fall. Have a good idea or want to help us plan? Please email here.

PTO Volunteer Sign Up

We need your help this year more than ever!

This year may look different in almost every way, but now more than ever, we need help and support from our diverse and multi-talented Zervas parent community. Help us think creatively about our PTO initiatives during this extraordinary year and execute on these plans.  Fill out this volunteer form by September 16.

Starting Today 9/8: Make a Sign to Welcome Back Our Zervas Teachers!

Pick up a blank sign this week and show your creativity to welcome back our Zervas teachers!

We plan to welcome our teachers and staff back to Zervas the first week of school with a lawn full of signs of appreciation (i.e. Thanks for being a great teacher!, etc.).  We’ll provide the blank lawn signs, you provide the creativity!  We will fill up the lawn with your messages on September 15, the night before school starts, and our teachers and staff will arrive on their first day to a huge display of gratitude. Please join us!   

Pick up a blank sign at Zervas between Tues. 9/8-Thurs. 9/10. Signs will be located in designated boxes under the overhang to the left of the main entrance door. Drop off completed signs in the designated box until Sunday, September 13.

PTO Volunteer Sign Up

We need your help this year!

This year may look different in almost every way, but now more than ever, we need help and support from our diverse and multi-talented Zervas parent community. Help us think creatively about our PTO initiatives during this extraordinary year and execute on these plans.  Fill out this volunteer form by September 16.

Spiritwear Fundraiser: Zervas Face Masks

Restock your face mask supply while supporting Zervas! We are selling children- and adult-sized masks in a variety of Zervas-themed designs. We are working with local merchant Rafi Nova to create our unique masks, as we strongly encourage the support of our local businesses during these difficult times. 


Don’t miss your chance to donate a mask to a Zervas staff member, as well! 
Buy four (4) or more masks and receive a 20% discount when you use the code ZEBRA at checkout.  Feel free to share the link to our store with grandparents, Zervas alumni, neighbors, and anyone else who might be interested in a face mask.  


Shop now at https://zervas-pto.myshopify.com/

Let’s Welcome Our Teachers Back to Zervas!

We plan to welcome our teachers and staff back to Zervas the first week of school with a lawn full of signs of appreciation (i.e. Thanks for being a great teacher!, etc.).  We are asking for your help.  We’ll provide the blank lawn signs, you provide the creativity!  We will fill up the lawn with your messages on September 15, the night before school starts, and our teachers and staff will arrive on their first day to a huge display of gratitude. Please join us!   

Pick up a blank sign at Zervas between Tues. 9/8-Thurs. 9/10. Signs will be located in designated boxes under the overhang to the left of the main entrance door. Drop off completed signs in the designated box until Sunday, September 13.

PTO Volunteer Sign Up

We need your help this year!

This year may look different in almost every way, but now more than ever, we need help and support from our diverse and multi-talented Zervas parent community. Help us think creatively about our PTO initiatives during this extraordinary year and execute on these plans.  Fill out this volunteer form by September 16.