Category Archives: From the PTO

Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff – Wednesday December 5th

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Wednesday, December 5th. Every year the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families! 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) the morning of Wednesday, December 5.

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 through 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 in our community around the holidays.

There is a donation bin outside the main office through December 13th.  Contact Tanya Ianniello tianniello@gmail.com or Jackie Washington jackielee617@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Photo Retake Day: Tuesday, November 27th

Coffee Pond Photography will be back at Zervas on Tuesday, November 27th for photo retakes.

  1. If you are dissatisfied 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 class photos. Write any suggestions for the photographer on a piece of paper so that it shows through the envelope window.
  2. If your child was absent during photo day and you haven’t ordered photos yet, please do so via the Coffee Pond Website.  Please print the order and send-in with your child.
  3. If you have any questions about your order, refunds etc, please contact Coffee Pond directly: By phone: 1-800-632-2323 ext “0” or by email Lifeguards@coffeepond.com

***We’re looking for 2 volunteers to assist with retakes on Nov. 27th, 8:15 AM-10:30 AM. Please email Karen Kipman if you are interested – kkipman@gmail.com. Thanks!!

 

 

Family event – Dynamic Diversity Night – November 29

Join us in the Zervas cafetorium for Dynamic Diversity Night on Thursday, November 29th from 6:15-8:00 p.m.

Dynamic Diversity Night is a great way to meet new people and feel more connected to the Zervas community.  This event is open to all Zervas families, including grandparents and younger and older siblings. Adults, come prepared to participate as well.

Homework passes for 1 subject will be available for students at Zervas.

Organized by the Zervas Community Connections Committee.
Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be served at 6:15pm – Pizza $1/slice
followed by our dynamic activity.

The evening will feature a creative activity designed to stimulate sharing and discussion. Come engage in dynamic conversations and have fun with fellow Zervas families! You’ll make new friends and deepen older friendships. 

PLEASE RSVP so we have enough pizza and materials!

RSVP HEREhttps://goo.gl/forms/PNZgfdc2cekxlYvl2

Questions? Email Kim Hermesch at kimberlyhermesch@gmail.com or Amy Behrens at amycbehrens@gmail.com

We look forward to a fun evening with you! 

 

Principal Coffee, Friday, November 30. Special Topic: Homework Practices

Join Dr. Beck for a Principal Coffee on November 30 (note the new date) at 8:30 a.m. in the cafetorium. She will discuss elements of Zervas Homework Expectations as well as provide strategies, activities, and tips for helping with your child’s language arts and math homework.

The PTO will provide coffee and treats. We hope to see you there!

Holiday Cookie Swap For the Zervas Staff – Wednesday December 5th

Mark your calendars!

Help show our appreciation for Zervas teachers and staff by participating in the annual Holiday Cookie Swap on Wednesday, December 5th. Every year the staff looks forward to sampling all the delicious cookies brought in by Zervas families! 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) the morning of Wednesday, December 5.

Zervas School spiritwear order update

For those of you who ordered items at the recent spiritwear sale:

The Zervas spiritwear orders have finished and can be picked-up anytime. Our address is: Fully Promoted, 1191 Chestnut Street, Newton. We’re open from 9-5, M-F.

Thank you for your order.
Alex Taggard

Variety Show thank you

Hello Zervas families,

We were so impressed with both Variety Shows that took place the past two weeks! Thank you to the participants, families and staff that made the event possible. There were so many diverse and talented acts. We cannot wait to see what you have in store for next year!

Thanks,
Darlene

From the School Nurse: November is National Diabetes Month

Warning signs of diabetes

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE JORDAN BENNETT WEISS FUND AND THE CITY OF NEWTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Familiarize yourself with the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes. Sometimes the symptoms are very obvious, and sometimes they are not. Early detection and knowledge of the warning signs is your greatest weapon against the disease!*

TYPE I DIABETES MELLITUS: These symptoms occur suddenly and require immediate medical attention.

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination, sometimes exhibited by bedwetting (in large quantities)
  • Sudden vision changes
  • High amounts of sugar in the blood and/or urine (a sweet, fruity odor may be present in urine, on one’s breath/body )
  • Extreme hunger (increased appetite)
  • Rapid or unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue (weak and tired)
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Drowsiness, lethargy
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rapid, hard breathing (heavy, labored)
  •  Stupor, unconsciousness

TYPE II DIABETES MELLITUS: These symptoms occur gradually; however, they are no less important than those associated with TYPE I, and must receive immediate medical attention.

  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling or numbness in the legs, feet or fingers
  • Frequent infections of the skin
  • Recurring skin, gum or urinary tract infections
  • Itching of skin and/or genitals
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow healing of cuts and bruises
  • Any of the symptoms listed under TYPE I Diabetes

*PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS CAN BE RELATED TO ILLNESSES THAT ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETES, INCLUDING THE FLU. THERE SHOULD BE NO FEVER WITH DIABETES. THIS IS A CRITICAL FACTOR IN DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THE FLU! ONLY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CAN PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND TREATMENTS.

For more information, log onto www.diabetes.org , www.defeatdiabetes.org or www.jdrf.org

4th/5th Grade Variety Show: November 15

We would like to start off by saying what an amazing job the K-3rd graders did during part one of our Zervas Variety Show. We are excited to see what the 4th and 5th graders have in store for part two of the Variety Show on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 in the cafetorium. We invite all Zervas families to come and enjoy the show!

Parents of participants, please check that you received a confirmation email on Nov 17. If you do not receive an email please reach out to Mr. Mignone to make sure your child is on the program.