Category Archives: From the PTO

Zervas Toys for Tots Collection

Want to give a gift to a child in need around the holidays? Donate a toy to Toys for Tots, a holiday toy drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve. Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys for newborns though age 12. They are especially in need of for toys for children in the 0-2 and 9-12 range; they prefer not to accept realistic looking toy weapons. Toys are distributed to families around the holidays. There will be a donation bin outside the main office from December 6th through December 15th. Contact Amanda Zurick at azurick@gmail.com or 617-233-3255 with any questions.

Angier Elementary Carnival

Angier Elementary Carnival on December 10, 2017
11AM – 3PM

  • Face Painting
  • Carnival games
  • Food Activities
  • Inflatables

If you were trying to figure out what to do with your kids on a chilly December saturday, look no further.
Pre-purchase tickets at angierpto.org

Zervas Library Winter Gift Book Drive

Support our Zervas Library by donating a book from hundreds of expertly selected (by Ms. Kinney) titles. Each book donated will contain a bookplate with a personal dedication honoring a Zervas staff member of your choice. This is a great idea for the holidays and a way of thanking our dedicated teachers and staff members. Visit the Zervas Library Winter Book Drive Website by the end of the year to choose a book to donate.
For any questions please contact Ms. Kinney(rebecca_kinney@newton.k12.ma.us) or Lou Bonegio (tubons@gmail.com).

More Volunteers Needed for the Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff this Thursday!

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Thursday, December 7th.

Every year, the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families as part of the Staff Holiday Luncheon.  If you would like to contribute a batch or two of cookies, please contact SANSKRITI SINGH (s.singh90@gmail.com). Please bring the cookies to the Staff Lounge (Room 109) on Thursday morning.

Reminder to Buy Your Tickets for the Zervas Raffle!

What could be more fun than being Principal for the day with Dr. Beck? Being chef for a day with Ms. Arkin, Ms. Eakin and Ms. Methven? What about a Harry Potter discussion and culinary adventure with Ms. Deeks, Ms. Hayward, Mr. Raney, Mr. Stern and Ms. Kinney? These are just some of the amazing experiences Zervas teachers and staff have donated for this year’s Zervas Raffle!
A complete list of all raffle items and 6 raffle tickets was sent home with your child last week. The price of each raffle ticket is $5. This year each Zervas family will receive one complimentary ticket! Winning names for each item will be drawn during the week of December 11th. We will email you if your child’s name is drawn.
All raffle materials need to be received by Wednesday, December 6th. If you would like to purchase more tickets, please email Katie Britton (kibritton@hotmail.com) or Alison Kapilow (alison.kapilow@gmail.com).

WABAN LIGHTS – Sunday, December 3rd at 4:45pm

‘Tis the season for celebrating with neighbors!  To help kick-off the holiday season, the Waban Improvement Society invites all neighbors to join us in Waban Square as we count down and flip the switch to light up Waban’s beloved evergreen tree. Newton South’s Newtones will lead a spirited community sing-along while we all enjoy hot chocolate and coffee donated by our local Starbucks.  We are happy to report that local company, Lupien Tree & Landscape, has generously donated their services again this year to professionally string new replacement lights which will allow our tree to keep shining bright throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff – Thursday December 7th

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff

by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Thursday, December 7th.

Every year the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families as part of the Staff Holiday Luncheon.  If you would like to contribute a batch or two of cookies, please contact SANSKRITI SINGH (s.singh90@gmail.com)

Buy Your Tickets for the Zervas Raffle!

What could be more fun than being Principal for the day with Dr. Beck? Being chef for a day with Ms. Arkin, Ms. Eakin and Ms. Methven? What about a Harry Potter discussion and culinary adventure with Ms. Deeks, Ms. Hayward, Mr. Raney, Mr. Stern and Ms. Kinney? These are just some of the amazing experiences Zervas teachers and staff have donated for this year’s Zervas Raffle!

A complete list of all raffle items and 6 raffle tickets will be sent home with your child this week. The price of each raffle ticket is $5. This year each Zervas family will receive one complimentary ticket! Winning names for each item will be drawn during the week of December 11th. We will email you if your child’s name is drawn.

All raffle materials need to be received by Wednesday, December 6th. If you would like to purchase more tickets, please email Katie Britton (kibritton@hotmail.com) or Alison Kapilow (alison.kapilow@gmail.com).

Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff – Thursday December 7th

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff
by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Thursday, December 7th.
Every year the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families as part of the Staff Holiday Luncheon. If you would like to contribute a batch or two of cookies, please contact SANSKRITI SINGH (s.singh90@gmail.com)

Turkey Trot Thank you!

Thank you to all of the Zervas families that came out on Saturday to participate and cheer on the runners in the 4th annual Turkey Trot. We had over 900 registrants this year and had tons of food, music and fun all morning! Congratulations to all of the first time runners! No worries if you missed this years race, we are already starting to plan for next years event. Together we were able to raised $6000 for the Newton Food Pantry and donated 300 food items! Please send along any photos from race day to newtonturkeytrot@gmail.com
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Turkey Trot Team