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Principal Coffee on March 2 with Superintendent and School Committee

On Friday, March 2 you are invited to a special Principal Coffee from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the cafetorium.  Dr. David Fleishman, Superintendent of Newton Public Schools, and members of the School Committee will be present for a brief presentation and Q&A.

Dynamic Diversity Night is Thursday, March 1

Join us in the Zervas cafetorium for a special age-appropriate refugee-focused evening with stories, games and songs. The PTO will provide pizza at 6:15 p.m. and the event goes until 7:45 p.m. This event is open to all Zervas families, including grandparents and younger and older siblings.

Save the date for the Kentucky Zerby Spring Fling!

Save the date! Please join us for the Kentucky Zerby Spring Fling

Saturday April 28th
7:00-11:00pm
Zervas Elementary Cafetorium

The Spring Fling is one of our only adult social events of the year, and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new ones. This year’s theme is the Kentucky Zerby! Join us for a Derby-inspired dinner, appetizers, open bar (including 2 specialty cocktails), and a DJ with dancing. Also come ready to bid on some amazing community events hosted by Zervas parents including dinners, parties, mom’s and dad’s nights, and more.  All proceeds from ticket sales and community event bids support our Zervas school curriculum, enrichment activities and community events. Book your babysitters early!

Ticket sales will be available on the Bidding for Good Website in late March, so stay tuned for more information. Giddy Up!

Screening for incoming Zervas Kindergarteners

Do you have a child who will start Kindergarten in Fall 2018? If so, please call the main office at 617-559-6760 to set up your child’s Kindergarten Screening appointment in early March.

Zervas Heart Health Week: Feb 12-16

February is American Heart Month. Help your child decorate a heart and write something they do to stay healthy, such as walked to school, ate a healthy breakfast, tried a new vegetable, played basketball, danced with friends, ice skated, etc… They can bring hearts to school any or all days the week of Feb 12-16 and we will post the hearts in the lobby.

Heart templates went home in folders last week or print one from the Zervas Walks website: http://zervaswalks.org/. Brought to you by the Zervas Walks committee and Nurse Deana.

Dynamic Diversity Night: Date Change!

Date Change: Dynamic Diversity Night has moved to Thursday, March 1! Join us for a special age-appropriate refugee-focused evening with stories, games and songs. The PTO will provide pizza at 6:15 p.m. and the event goes to 7:45 p.m. This event is open to all Zervas families, including grandparents and both younger and older siblings.

Zervas Heart Health Week: Feb 12-16

February is American Heart Month. Help your child decorate a heart and write something they do to stay healthy, such as walked to school, ate a healthy breakfast, tried a new vegetable, played basketball, danced with friends, ice skated, etc… They can bring hearts to school any or all days the week of Feb 12-16 and we will post the hearts in the lobby.

Heart templates will go home in the folders this week or print one from the Zervas Walks website: http://zervaswalks.org/. Brought to you by the Zervas Walks committee and Nurse Deana.

From the School Nurse: Flu Update

Dear Zervas families,

We are writing you update you about the flu in our area.

The latest statewide flu report (Jan. 26, Massachusetts Department of Public Health) indicates flu activity is widespread in the state, which is not unexpected for this time of year. However, the rate of influenza-like illness (ILI), is higher than the past two flu seasons. ILI, which is a fever of 100 degrees or more and cough or sore throat, is how disease trackers measure the flu nationwide.

The Newton school nurses continue to monitor illness in the schools and are available for any questions or concerns.

It remains important for families to keep sick kids at home, in accordance with school policy. Students cannot return to school until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without medication like Tylenol, Advil or Motrin. The checklist below can help families determine when to stay home and when to return.

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/xb/flu-symptom-check-list.pdf

Flu vaccination for all people age 6 months and older continues to be recommended. It’s not too late get a flu shot. Call 617-796-1420 to make a vaccination appointment with the public health nurse in City Hall.

Newton Health and Human Services Department