Category Archives: From the PTO

Photo Retake Day: Fri, Nov 8

Coffee Pond Photography will be back at Zervas, on Friday, November 8th for photo retakes. 

  • If you’re not satisfied with your child’s portrait and would like to try again, you have the opportunity for a retake. Please return the entire, undamaged portrait package to the photographer on retake day. Please keep the class photos. Write any suggestions for the photographer on a piece of paper so that it shows through the envelope window.
  • If your child was absent during the photo day and you haven’t ordered photos yet, please do so via Coffee Pond website. Select Newton, MA > Zervas School.
  • If you have questions about your order, refunds etc, please contact Coffee Pond directly. 

Destination Dinner is Saturday! TODAY is the Last Day to Buy Tickets!!

Today is your last day to buy your tickets to Destination Dinner 2019. Click here to buy your tickets.

Destination Dinner is THIS Saturday, October 19th. Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:00pm at the home of Monica and Evan Richardson, 4 Bradford Road, Newton. You will receive your dinner invitation and location at the cocktail party. Dinners will be from 8:00-10:00pm at local Zervas parents’ homes, and dessert will follow at a 3rd location to be announced that evening. Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets for this event and/or to make a donation.

Don’t miss out on this fun community-building night! Click here to purchase your tickets. 

To those of you who are attending, we’re so excited to see everyone on Saturday! It will a fun way to see familiar faces and meet some new friends. To help alleviate parking issues, please consider carpooling or Ubering between destinations. Leave those cars at home and let someone else take car of the driving for the night! 

Thank you,
Your Destination Dinner Committee
Amanda, Noemy, Kamryn and Brooke

Zervas PTO General Meeting: Tomorrow, Wed, Oct 16

Please join us tomorrow night for the Zervas PTO General Meeting, Wednesday, October 16th, 7:00pm at Zervas.

This meeting is an opportunity to hear about the goals of the Zervas PTO, to learn how the PTO uses the funds it raises to support our school curriculum, staff and community, and to ask questions. At this meeting, we will vote on the budget for the year. Following the PTO presentation, Dr. Beck will give a presentation on school goals and share information about our safety drills and safety day.

Join us to learn more about your PTO and your child’s school. We hope to see you all at there.

From Zervas ZCC: FORJ Meeting 10/23

Zervas ZCC/FORJ invites you to come to the next all-city FORJ meeting. Come learn with others from Zervas Community Connections (ZCC) and explore how we can bring the work of FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) to Zervas. Details below. Contact Delia Cheung Hom at zcc@zervaspto.org with questions.  

Mark your calendars for our next….FORJ MEETING: OCTOBER 23th 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  @ Angier
Please come attend our next meeting led by Madeline McNeely , an expert coach who conditions leaders for meaningful work. At FORJ we believe in supporting individuals called to initiate racial equity work in their communities. This meeting is open to anyone interested in leading in an authentic way. Please help us bring you the best content by answering some quick questions and RSVPing here.

10/25 Halloween Dance: Volunteers Needed

The Halloween Dance is coming our way
the 25th of October – it’s a Friday

The gym at Zervas will be quite a sight
filled with music, laughter and maybe a fright

$5/family is quite a deal
for 1 slice of pizza (pp), crafts, photo booth and a DJ – keeping it real

Volunteer from 5:30 – 9p we’ll need friends to aid
in bringing happiness and safety to every grade

Please decorate, hand out pizza and spread the fun
we need lots of hands for this event to run

Volunteers please SIGN UP for a helping slot
it’s only half an hour and it will mean a lot

Or you can hide in the corner quiet like a mouse
and then wonder who on earth egged your house. 

Thank you!
The Halloween Dance Committee

Sign up to be a Library Volunteer

The new school year is underway and Zervas readers are happily checking out books! If you would like to volunteer in the Zervas library please click on the link below for a description of volunteer expectations.
http://elemlibraries.newton.k12.ma.us/zervas/home/volunteers

If you volunteered last year, you are all set, feel free to sign up. New volunteers must be trained.  My classes start earlier this year, so Thursday 8:30-9 is the best fit.  If that doesn’t work, parents are welcome to contact me and wee can find another time that works for everyone. Any questions?  Please feel free to email me: Rebecca Kinney kinneyr@newton.k12.ma.us

CAS AuthorFest 2019: Save the Date

OVER 25 AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS WILL VISIT NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Newton Public Schools’ Creative Arts & Sciences* is dedicating Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to recognize and celebrate the importance of books in our children’s lives. We know that students are uniquely inspired when they’re given the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators of books they’ve read. A wide range of authors and illustrators will be visiting schools across the district during the day to talk about the writing and illustrating process – from idea to published work. Julie Berry is coming to Zervas and will be presenting to all grades in the morning.

At the end of the afternoon, all students and parents are invited to the CAS Authorfest Book Sale and Signing Event, held at the Zervas Library from 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM.

No purchase is necessary to attend. It is the intention of Newton Public Schools that no student is denied participation in school-sponsored activities due to inability to pay. Please contact Dr. Beck at beckd@newton.k12.ma.us for financial assistance for the book sale.

*CAS AuthorFest is made possible by a grant from the Newton Schools Foundation, a contribution from The Village Bank in Auburndale, and your generous contributions to our PTO.

Destination Dinner is less than 2 weeks away!

Ready for a night out? Click here to buy your tickets to Destination Dinner 2019, taking place on Saturday, October 19th.  Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres will begin at 6:00pm at the home of Monica and Evan Richardson, 4 Bradford Road, Newton.  You will receive your dinner invitation and location at the cocktail party.  Dinners will be from 8:00-10:00pm at local Zervas parents’ homes, and dessert will follow at a 3rd location to be announced that evening.  This is an adults-only event, so book your babysitters now!

We are still welcoming several more dinner hosts – please consider hosting or co-hosting with another family!  It’s a wonderful way to meet new friends and build community.  If you are interested, please contact Amanda Zurick (azurick@gmail.com).  If you volunteer to host/co-host a dinner at your home, your ticket fee will be waived!

And finally, Destination Dinner is a time for our community of parents to come together and have fun.  Let’s also make it a time to do some good for the Zervas School.  Please consider making a $25 donation towards the purchase of two outdoor tables for the school.  Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets for this event and/or to make a donation.  Suggested minimum donations for dinner attendees are $50 per person; however, please join us even if you cannot contribute right now. The point of the evening is community and fun.  If you would like to come, but cannot contribute the suggested amount, you can use the link to reserve tickets with no fee.  

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Zervas PTO General Meeting: Wed, Oct 16

Please join us for our Zervas PTO General Meeting on Wednesday night, October 16th, 7:00pm at Zervas.

This meeting is an opportunity to hear about the goals of the Zervas PTO, to learn how the PTO uses the funds it raises to support our school curriculum, staff and community, and to ask questions. At this meeting, we will vote on the budget for the year. Following the PTO presentation, Dr. Beck will give a presentation on The Zervas School goals.

Join us to learn more about your PTO and your child’s school. We hope to see you all at there.

CAS AuthorFest 2019: Save the Date

OVER 25 AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS WILL VISIT NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Newton Public Schools’ Creative Arts & Sciences* is dedicating Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to recognize and celebrate the importance of books in our children’s lives. We know that students are uniquely inspired when they’re given the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators of books they’ve read. A wide range of authors and illustrators will be visiting schools across the district during the day to talk about the writing and illustrating process – from idea to published work. Julie Berry is coming to Zervas and will be presenting to all grades in the morning.

At the end of the afternoon, all students and parents are invited to the CAS Authorfest Book Sale and Signing Event, held at the Zervas Library from 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM.

No purchase is necessary to attend. It is the intention of Newton Public Schools that no student is denied participation in school-sponsored activities due to inability to pay. Please contact Dr. Beck at beckd@newton.k12.ma.us for financial assistance for the book sale.

*CAS AuthorFest is made possible by a grant from the Newton Schools Foundation, a contribution from The Village Bank in Auburndale, and your generous contributions to our PTO.