Meet Other Oak Hill Parents. Enjoy Drinks. Appetizers. Prizes.
March 8th. Save the Date!
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stay tuned for details….
We Love Our Teachers and Staff
This Wednesday we are showing our heartfelt appreciation to all the Oak Hill teachers and staff by providing some sweet treats in the faculty room.
For decorating the room, we would love to have some valentines from students and families. What a fun way to share your care and appreciation. You can make an old fashioned valentine or write a thoughtful note or poem on the computer to a specific educator or a general subject. You can sign your name or be anonymous. A box to collect the valentines will be left on the table in front of the office on Wednesday.
Please feel free to send in any sweet treats on Wednesday morning. -The PTO
If you have yet to make your annual donation to the Oak Hill PTO, we ask for your support for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to the 40% of our families have made their annual contribution so far this school year. We want to ensure that 100% of our community receives the Oak Hill PTO programs we promised, and we need your help to do so.
Any donation amount ($5, $25, $50, $100 or more) helps us reach our goals of giving your child better funded classrooms, arts & science enrichment programs and exciting and memorable events. Without your help, we can’t support:
A NEW SCOREBOARD: The district is offering us a unique opportunity to change out our scoreboard that is original from 1997 and has problems and limited functionality. With the funding we could receive, we would need an additional $2,500 to replace the scoreboard with a high quality option. Dr. Harutunian is hoping for donations from a few organizations that rent the gym regularly for basketball and is asking if the PTO can help as well. We would hate to lose out on a chance to get the district to support building capital projects like this one. Will you make your annual donation today so we can help with this much-needed improvement?
SPRING ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS: The PTO and parent volunteers bring 6-8 creative arts and science enrichment programs to Oak Hill every year. We have a great Spring line-up ready to go but need to make sure we have the funds to cover these costs. Will you make your annual donation today so we can bring this high-quality programming to our students?
8th GRADE TILE PROJECT: Have you ever wondered about the beautiful student-created tiles that line our school? The PTO manages and supports this lasting legacy and provides the materials and volunteers to complete this project every year. We also support the 8th grade graduation ceremony. Will you make your annual donation today so we can continue this treasured legacy?
FACULTY APPRECIATION EVENTS: Teachers love and look forward to our appreciation events from lunches to Cookie Fest to Valentines Day. Will you make your annual donation today so we can continue these events?
The Oak Hill PTO Depends on Your Annual Contribution The PTO does not receive any funding from NPS or the City of Newton. Direct annual dues from Oak Hill families like you fund the full range of initiatives we have planned for the 2017-2018 school year.
To donate by credit/debit card, go to OakHillPTO.org to Donate or click below. To pay by check, drop off at the Oak Hill school office OR mail to Oak Hill PTO, 130 Wheeler St., Newton MA, 02459
Thank you for your support.
Kirsten von Hassel, Leah Arteaga & Tamar Chamassian
Oak Hill PTO co-Presidents 2017-2018, firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. The Oak Hill PTO is a 501(c) 3 organization and your annual dues and donations are tax-deductible. Our ID number is 202 126 638. Don’t forget to check if your company provides matching funds. It’s a great way to double your donation!
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.
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
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest is Next Week
The annual Oak Hill Faculty and Staff Appreciation Cookie Fest will be held on Thursday, December 21st. It is a long standing December tradition to show our appreciation for the wonderful Oak Hill teachers and staff by contributing cookies, bars, cupcakes or any treat you’d like to bake.
Please be sure to label all items that contain nuts; also label any vegan, non-dairy, and gluten-free treats. Food can be dropped off at the black table outside the main office first thing in the morning and all goods should be in by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21st.
Sign up if you can bring cookies and other sweets or clean up. Or email Kirsten directly at at email@example.com. If you don’t use a disposable platter, please label your container, and it will be left on the table in front of the office.
Thanks so much!
The Oak Hill Guidance department is collecting gift cards and money for
families in need during the holiday season. We have some families with a
very strong need for support this year, and your small donation could make
a huge difference!
We are looking for gift cards from supermarkets (Stop and Shop, Wegmans,
Star Market), drugstores (CVS,Walgreens) , or big box stores (Target,
Amazon) but you can also make a monetary contribution with a check made out
to the Oak Hill PTO. There will be a collection box in the main office
where you (your child) can drop off the cards and checks or you can mail
them to Oak Hill, Holiday Drive, 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton 02459.
We are happy to provide a letter documenting your donation for your taxes.
If you want a letter, just contact us at school, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Please send in your donation by December 15th* so we can ensure our families in need have them in time for the holidays.
Thank you for your help and happy holidays!
Katy, Jennifer, Daniel, Ariel and Amanda
Order a 4 x 6 Oak Hill Car magnet for just $5 plus a $5 donation. This heavy-duty magnet affixes to your car with no damage. Get one for all your cars, and don’t forget Grandma and Cousin Bob! For more information, and to order your magnet, click here and select Donate to PTO on the right hand side. You can enter $5 or $10 for the magnet as well as make your annual donation to the PTO. Just be sure to mention your child’s name and age, and indicate you would like a magnet, as you place your order. Thank you for your support.
Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot for the Newton Food Pantry is now open!
Register early before the prices increase and to be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt! The 5K is on Saturday, November 18th at 9 am. Kids 1 mile fun run at 8:30 am.
Details, registration and volunteer info at www.newtonturkeytrot.com
Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience.
Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sight reading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome.
Have a positive and successful learning experience. Phone: 617.566.9704, email: email@example.com
Newton girls 13-18 are invited to a LigerBots hands-on workshop October 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Newton South High School wood shop, room 9271.
Find out what happens when YOU pick up a screwdriver! Join in the excitement of solving engineering problems along with other girls, in a low-pressure environment! Please wear closed toed shoes. Registration and more info at https://ligerbots.org/2017/ 10/05/girls-who-build-event/