Category Archives: zervas

CAS Concert Performance: Women in World Jazz

Creative Arts & Sciences is proud to present Women in World Jazz webinar-style virtual concerts* for schools that missed their spring performances. Included during the presentation will be live and pre-recorded performances, and virtual collaborations. Members of the ensemble will share information about the music of the featured composers. DLA students will attend the performance with their neighborhood school hybrid classmates. All performances will take place at 9:15 AM!

  • Wednesday, 11/18 – Grades K-2 Bowen, Ward, Peirce, and Burr
  • Wednesday, 12/2 – Grades 3-5 Angier, Bowen, Ward, and Burr
  • Wednesday, 12/16 – Grades 3-5 Cabot, Peirce, Underwood, Zervas, Horace Mann
  • Wednesday, 1/13 – Grades K-2 Angier, Cabot, Underwood, Zervas, Horace Mann

Creative Arts & Sciences enrichment programming is made possible by generous contributions to each school’s PTO. Thank you for your support!

*Webinar links will be distributed to students by the school’s administration prior to the performance date.

TONIGHT: Richard Rothstein Event on Tuesday, November 17th 6:30pm – 8:00pm

In, The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, national best selling author Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state and federal levels. Join us for a moderated virtual plenary session with Mr. Rothstein. Jared Johnson of Transit Matters will moderate. 

Following the plenary, Newton-native, Richard Evans, will speak about the devastating impact the building of the Mass Pike had on, “The Village”, his family and Newton’s historic African American community. City Councilor, Deb Crossley, who is Chair of the Zoning and Planning Committee, will then give an overview of Newton’s zoning reform planning process. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the systemic issues that contribute current housing inequities, particularly as Newton engages in a comprehensive review of its zoning codes. 

This event is cosposored by FORJ and the League of Women Voters/Newton.

Registration is required. Please register here

In preparation for this event, attendees are encouraged to watch the the 17-minute video, Segregated by Design, which was written and narrated by Richard Rothstein and directed by Mark Lopez.

This program is part of Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton, a city-wide read and series of events and conversations on race and racism and is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters/Newton.

Check out this guide for more anti-racism resources. You can order a copy of The Color of Law from Newtonville Books.

Zervas Tasty Takeout Night on November 23

Mark your calendars! Zervas PTO is partnering with Stone L’Oven Pizza Co. in Waban for a TASTY TAKEOUT night! Take a break from cooking, support a local restaurant, and help the Zervas PTO all at the same time! 

Save The Date: Monday, November 23 from 4:30-8:30pm. Stone L’Oven will donate 15% of its proceeds back to the Zervas PTO!

Simply enter the word ZERVAS in the coupon code field when ordering online or mention the code when ordering over the phone or in person. Please spread the word to friends and neighbors too!

CAS Concert Performance: Women in World Jazz

Creative Arts & Sciences is proud to present Women in World Jazz webinar-style virtual concerts* for schools that missed their spring performances. Included during the presentation will be live and pre-recorded performances, and virtual collaborations. Members of the ensemble will share information about the music of the featured composers. DLA students will attend the performance with their neighborhood school hybrid classmates. All performances will take place at 9:15 AM!

  • Wednesday, 11/18 – Grades K-2 Bowen, Ward, Peirce, and Burr
  • Wednesday, 12/2 – Grades 3-5 Angier, Bowen, Ward, and Burr
  • Wednesday, 12/16 – Grades 3-5 Cabot, Peirce, Underwood, Zervas, Horace Mann
  • Wednesday, 1/13 – Grades K-2 Angier, Cabot, Underwood, Zervas, Horace Mann

Creative Arts & Sciences enrichment programming is made possible by generous contributions to each school’s PTO. Thank you for your support!

*Webinar links will be distributed to students by the school’s administration prior to the performance date.

Upcoming Drives at Zervas: Do Some Good for our Newton Community

Want to learn more how to make an impact in our community?  We will be hosting a food and clothing drive at Zervas that will directly benefit our neighbors in Newton, and beyond.  Stay tuned for more details on a food drive for the Centre Street Food Pantry and a clothing drive for Catie’s Closet.  

Support Zervas PTO While You Shop

As we approach holiday shopping season, please keep these shortcuts in mind for an easy way to give without any extra effort. We also encourage you to check with your workplace about any charitable matching programs. 


Amazon: Please change your Amazon page to Amazon Smile and select Zervas as your charity to donate to Zervas each time you shop. It is easy and free!After following these steps once, Amazon will automatically remember your charity and donate to Zervas each time you shop using the smile.amazon page.
1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/
2. In the “Your Account” drop down on the top right, select “Change Your Charity.”
3. Where it says “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type in “Zervas.”
4. Select “Zervas School Parent-Teacher Organization.”
5. Add https://smile.amazon.com/ to your bookmark or favorites menu and shop there instead of www.amazon.com.  

Shutterfly:  We are unable to set-up a shop with Shutterfly at this time so please move ahead with your holiday card ordering.

Get Involved with Newton Schools Foundation

The Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) Board is looking to work with Newton parents to strengthen the relationship between the schools and the donors who fund these programs.  They are seeking a liaison from Zervas to fulfill this role. If you are interested in learning more about the Liaison position, please contact Marcia Tabenken at mtabenken1@gmail.com or Frieda Dweck at fldweck@verizon.net.

Newton Schools Foundation funds grants in the Newton Public Schools that support professional development for educators, new approaches in the classroom, and programs that address both racial and income inequities and enable all students to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to advance excellence and equity in the Newton Public Schools.  

Moved to Spring: Zervas Family Cookbook Fundraiser

Calling all cooks, young and old! Do you have a family recipe you’d like to share with your Zervas Community?

Be part of the Zervas Family Cookbook Fundraiser!

Do you have a family recipe you’d be willing to share for the cause? If so, please submit your recipe here: 
zervaspto.org/recipes

Save the Date: Virtual Parent Event on January 23rd

Save the date for the virtual version of our popular Destination Dinner the evening of January 23, 2021. Tickets on sale soon.

This year we’ll be gathering virtually on Zoom for a live and interactive cooking class with Create a Cook followed by dinner in smaller groups on Zoom.

You’ll have a choice of one of two cuisine options when buying a ticket. Then, you’ll receive a shopping list a couple of weeks prior to the even,t so you can buy all the ingredients for your main dish, side dish, and dessert.

Get ready to cook, eat, and have a blast with the Zervas community! This is an Adults-Only event.

Zervas Family Cookbook Fundraiser

Calling all cooks, young and old! Do you have a family recipe you’d like to share with your Zervas Community?

Be part of the Zervas Family Cookbook Fundraiser!

Do you have a family recipe you’d be willing to share for the cause? If so, please submit your recipe here until November 23: 
zervaspto.org/recipes