Category Archives: From the PTO

Bus Driver and Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on June 15

Thursday, June 15, is bus driver and crossing guard appreciation day. Please encourage your child to make a card or say a special thank you to their bus driver or the crossing guard, Ms. Dawkins. A list of bus driver names and a simple sample card is going home this week in the folders and is on the Zervas Walks website: The PTO will also present each bus driver and Ms. D with a small gift card after school that day. Questions? Email

Last Parent Coffee/Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, June 9 at the Waban Library

All parents are invited to a special breakfast sponsored by the Zervas teachers and staff to thank the PTO for its support of Zervas.  Please stop by the Waban Library at 8:15 am on Friday, June 9 for coffee and a bite and to nominate and elect PTO Board members for next year.  Hope to see you there!

49th Annual Cabot Fair: This Saturday, June 3, 2017

The 49th Annual Cabot Fair is this Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at Cabot Elementary School and Cabot Park (rain or shine). There’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy: kiddie rides, food vendors, crafts and activities, games and prizes, and a massive yard sale! Don’t miss it!

Save the date for DD 2017

Please save the date for DESTINATION DINNER 2017!  Join us on Saturday night October 14th, 2017 for this favorite Zervas social event! Book your babysitters and mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you there!

Wendy Feiner
Ginna Driscoll
Noemy Ehrlich

Color Day is Coming – Tuesday, June 6th – Volunteers Needed!

Color Day is Coming – Tuesday, June 6th – Volunteers Needed!

Rain date Tuesday, June 13

Come join the fun while helping to make Color Day a success once again this year. Please sign up to run one of the Color Day stations from:

  • 9-10:30 am
  • 10:30 am – noon
  • or stay with us all morning!

Click here to register:

For those who haven’t volunteered at Color Day before:

Color Day is a fun day of silly outdoor activities for the whole school. Each class is split into three teams — red, white, and blue — and the kids participate in activities with their class, like hula hooping, the limbo, and a water bucket relay. Parents help at each of the activity stations – Color Day couldn’t happen without the parents’ help! If you stay till the end, you even get to share in the popsicles.

Any questions? Please email Debra Stump at or Matt Goldstein at

Host an international student

Dear Families:
This is your chance to host an international student! This is the fourth year the English Language Learning Program of the NPS has administered the Visiting International Student program, and we’ve hosted students from all over the globe. This year, we have students from a variety of countries including Italy, Colombia, China, Brazil, Spain, Thailand, Indonesia, and Germany. These friendly and motivated students have added so much to our Newton South High School community.
The potential students are screened by a company called Educatius International. At this time, we are still in need of several more host families for next fall. Full year and half year options for hosting are available. Families who open their homes and hearts to these students make this intercultural learning experience possible.  Past families, with children of all ages, have told us how much they have learned from the experience. Connections are made that last well beyond the duration of the visit.

If you would like to learn more about being a host parent, you can contact Claudette Rowe from Educatius International at or 508-246-7028. Families earn a monthly stipend. Please consider hosting an international student. You’ll be supporting this great program and past host families will tell you what a wonderful experience hosting an international student can be for everybody involved.
Sara Hamerla
Assistant Director, ELL Programs
Newton Public Schools
International Visiting Student Administrator


HIGHLANDS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM is just for middle school kids attending Brown and Oak Hill! The program has a terrific home base space in the Newton Highlands village, with daily use of the Hyde Gym and Playground. Transportation is provided daily. It’s not too late to sign up, but there are only a few spaces left for 2017-18 school year. For more information, and application or to arrange a visit please contact Rochelle Acker at 617.999.4617 or visit our website:

FOR SALE Indoor/Outdoor Table Tennis Ping Pong Table $80

Official tournament sized table that includes all accessories needed to play. Folds up easily for single player action or space saving storage. Includes 2 paddles, balls, net and post. In great condition!
Call Karen at 617-549-3541

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale Closes Soon

Last Chance

Zervas Spirit Wear Spring Online Clothing Sale

Closes Midnight Sunday May 21

In order to get the deals we can only have store open for 2 weeks.

Don’t miss out on tie dye t-shirts for camp this summer!

This is the last chance to buy Zervas gear to wear when the new school opens.

Click this link to go to the online store to buy:

Principal Coffee on May 26 re ABA Program Coming to Zervas Next Year

Please join us for our next Principal Coffee on Friday May 26 to learn more about the ABA Program that will be moving to Zervas next year. Maura Greer, ABA teacher, and Lynn Chachkes, School Psychologist, will join Dr. Beck for this coffee to share information and answer parent questions about the program. This Principal Coffee will meet from 8:15-9:15 AM at the Waban Library. We hope to see you there!