Co-Presidents Letter: March 2019

March 2019

Hello Zervas Families,

It’s already March and today is the first day of our Online Fundraising Auction.  We want to encourage you to log onto the Bidding for Good website to bid on all the gift cards, summer camps, sports tickets, and more.  The online auction committee has worked incredibly hard getting donations and we hope that this fundraiser is successful.  Online bidding is live March 4th–10th. 

Our Teacher Raffle was a great success, we raised over $3400!  Thank you Katie Britton and Alison Kapilow for again organizing this fundraising raffle.  And thank you to the Zervas Teachers and Staff for offering these fun experiences.  All the money raised goes directly to the PTO and we use it to fund both Zervas community-building events and school curriculum enriching programming, like Teacher Mini Grants and the Creative Arts and Sciences program. 

We hosted our 3rd Annual Family Game Night last month.  Eureka! brought in the games and staff so that Zervas families could enjoy a night together playing all kinds of new and unique games. Thank you to Alicia Collins and Ginna Martin for organizing the event.  And thank you to our volunteers that helped with setup, cleanup, and the pizza table:  Pisey Burgess, Eileen Imada, Darlene Nedeljkovic, Daniela Mackinnon and Chris Detjen.

We loved seeing all the hearts that came into school during our Heart Health Week.  Students did a great job thinking up all the things they do to keep active and healthy.  Thank you to the Zervas Walks Committee for organizing this activity.

Lastly, we are inviting all Zervas parents and families to attend the next School Council Meeting onTuesday, March 26th from 6:00-7:00pm at the Zervas Library.  There are changes to the Newton Public School’s Equity Policy that will go into effect next school year.  We will discuss the changes and what effect they will have at Zervas.  Dr. Beck, the PTO Board, and the School Council will all be there to help present and answer questions as we talk about this new policy and the 2019-2020 school year.

We hope the groundhog was right and spring really is right around the corner.

Jenn Martin & Maggie Schmidt
Zervas PTO Co-Presidents

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