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.

Zervas Halloween Dance Helpers Needed

Zervas Halloween Dance: 10/27/2017 (Fri.)

It’s a fiendishly fun night

but we need

DESPERATELY need volunteers to make it right.

Please sign up to decorate, hand out pizzas or scare…

It’s only a half an hour and you’ll already be there!

Thank you!

The Halloween Dance Committee

Zervas Variety Shows

Hello Zervas families,
We are excited to be receiving your responses for the variety show! For those of you who have not sent in the responses, there is still time! Two shows: Kindergarten to 3rd graders on November 8 and 4th and 5th graders on November 15. Both performances will be in the cafetorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Forms are due back to the school by Friday, October 27th with your child’s name, grade and what they will be performing! For more information please see the flyer.

LAST CHANCE – STORE CLOSES SAT 10/21 at Midnight!

Zervas Spirit Wear
Fall/Holiday Online Clothing Sale
NEW ITEMS – GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!
Monday Oct 9 – Saturday Oct 21

Buy Adult and Kids items to show your school spirit (this is not a fundraiser).
Items can be shipped to your home or picked up at the store in Newton Corner to avoid
shipping fee.
https://zervasspirit2017.itemorder.com

Online store will only be open for the above dates- don’t miss it (next sale will be in the spring).

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18th is open!

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on SaturdayNovember 18th is open! (the Saturday before Thanksgiving)

Only 1 week left for early bird registration. Prices will increase after October 26th for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot! Sign up today at www.newtonturkeytrot.com to secure your spot and be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt.

This event kicks off at 8:30am with a kids’ 1 mile fun run followed by the 5K race at 9am. Not a runner? Join in the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of our website.

New this year – bring a nonperishable food item to bib pick up and our partners at Whole Foods Market will donate too; doubling the donation to the Newton Food Pantry!

Sign up soon, this race will sell out!

All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Panty. 

School Health Newsletter

Communicating with the School Nurse

In order for the school nurse to be as well prepared as possible to care for students coming to the health room, it is helpful to have the “big picture” perspective for each child. Parents and guardians should know they have an open invitation to communicate with the school nurse both about physical changes such as significant illness, hospitalization, injury, and medication (even if not taken at school), and about social and emotional changes.

Examples include changes in the family structure such as a new sibling, parental separation, illness/death in the family or a parent traveling. It is also helpful for the nurse to know if a student is having trouble adjusting to school or if a parent is concerned about bullying or classroom issues.

The goal for the school nurse is to keep students in school whenever possible. This “big
picture” kind of information, along with phone calls for parent consultation, is helpful to
achieve this goal.

Additional tips for communicating with the school nurse:

  • For urgent or time-sensitive matters, please call. Occasionally there is a substitute nurse who cannot access the email of the regular school nurse.
  • Parents should drop off medication directly to the school nurse instead of sending it with the student.
  • Keep contact information such as cell phone and work phone numbers updated.

Let’s keep in touch to meet the needs of your child.
To reach the Zervas School Nurse, Deana Salameh, please call her at 617-559- 6866 or email her at deana_salameh@newton.k12.ma.us

DYNAMIC DIVERSITY FAMILY NIGHT RSVPs needed

Come join us for our DYNAMIC DIVERSITY FAMILY NIGHT

 6:15-8:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

in the Cafeteria at Zervas.

FREE pizza, drinks, and dessert will be served. 

“EXCUSE FROM HOMEWORK”PASSES available if you attend!

PLEASE RSVP for Pizza and the evening to

 https://goo.gl/forms/tRXhGOcNiWcgZikq1!

This evening will feature several creative and fun activities designed to stimulate sharing and discussion among the participants about how we identify ourselves and how we experience those identities in the Zervas community and beyond.

You will make new friends and deepen older friendships.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 17th to Amy Behrens here https://goo.gl/forms/tRXhGOcNiWcgZikq1 or at amy@amybehrens.com if you plan to come so that we can have the right number of pizzas and other supplies.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

The Zervas Community Connections Committee 

DYNAMIC DIVERSITY FAMILY NIGHT RSVPs needed

Come join us for our DYNAMIC DIVERSITY FAMILY NIGHT

 6:15-8:00pm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

in the Cafeteria at Zervas.

FREE pizza, drinks, and dessert will be served. 

“EXCUSE FROM HOMEWORK”PASSES available if you attend!

PLEASE RSVP for Pizza and the evening to

 https://goo.gl/forms/tRXhGOcNiWcgZikq1!

This evening will feature several creative and fun activities designed to stimulate sharing and discussion among the participants about how we identify ourselves and how we experience those identities in the Zervas community and beyond.

You will make new friends and deepen older friendships.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 17th to Amy Behrens here https://goo.gl/forms/tRXhGOcNiWcgZikq1 or at amy@amybehrens.com if you plan to come so that we can have the right number of pizzas and other supplies.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

The Zervas Community Connections Committee 

Zervas Halloween Dance Helpers Needed

Zervas Halloween Dance: 10/27/2017 (Fri.)

It’s a fiendishly fun night

but we need volunteers to make it right.

Please sign up to decorate, hand out pizzas or scare…

It’s only a half an hour and you’ll already be there!

Thank you!

The Halloween Dance Committee

Map of Cold Spring Park

Maps of cold spring park may be obtained at:
The “Old” map: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/city/coldO.asp
The “New” map: http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/city/coldN.asp

NEW Zervas library birthday book program

Happy birthday to you!

Zervas has a beautiful new school and new library this year and we want to fill it with new books! From now till our December book drive you can donate a book to the Zervas library in honor of your child’s birthday or other special event. It’s simple and quick, and donations come right to the library, ready to be checked out by our Zervas readers. Click here to check it out.

Thank you for supporting our school library!
Ms. Kinney