The latest announcements from the Principal and the PTO...

Thank You OHMS Volunteers for Making the Appreciation Lunch a Huge Success

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the families who contributed to the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch! The lunch was a huge success because so many families generously donated their time, cooking, and money. The teachers, aides, administrators, guidance counselors, secretaries, custodians, librarians, nurses, substitutes, athletic staff, and coaches were so appreciative to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Thanks again to everyone who showed their gratitude to the entire Oak Hill staff by contributing to the lunch!

Here’s a note we received from one of our teachers:  I want to thank you and let you know how much our teacher luncheon and breakfast last week was appreciated. The food was absolutely delicious and SUCH a TREAT for us during the school day. Thank you for all of the time you spent on the organization of this and the setting up, cleaning up, etc! It is another reminder of how grateful I am to teach in this community.

Shout-outs go to the following parents:(in no particular order)

Roya Salamipour, John Curran, Christina Kim, Kunling Wu, Sharon Perkulis, Zhenja Iosilevich, You Li, Alicia Collins, Laura Scharf, Leah Arteaga, Sherry Xiao, Jennifer Heberlein, Lisa DePalma, Christina Kim, Sharon Tamir, Emma Peralta, Lisa Weinman, Patricia Mendez, Anat Yosfan, Debbie Whitney, Heejeong Kim, Rosemarie Mitchell, Galina Perlin, Svetlana Sereda, Anat Linden, Jamie Lu, Olga Morgovsky, Heather Knapp, Karen Chow, Lynne Lim, Suzy Peled-Spigelman, Lou Bonegio, Sandy Wilkie, Lisa Sobczak, Anna Chernobaeva, Shara Ertel, Tonia Walker, Lisa Terrizzi, Remi Dansinger, Katharina Elbert, Vita Chudnovsky, Olga Morgovsky, Alison Larkin, Jamie Genser, Aaron Harris, Rachael Rosner, Lisa Terrizzi, Eileen Deignan, Rosemarie Mitchell, Chrysa Bliati, Heini Kekalainen, Darlene Nedeljkovic, Leah Arteaga, Lori Feinberg, Ester Benros, Jessica Berns, Helen Scarr, Megan Cohen, Dongqing(Holly) Peng, Gayathri Natarajan, Helen Scarr, Jessie Xie, Kirsten Von Hassel, Shawna Conaghan Murphy



Field Day, Graduation, & Tile Legacy Project Sign-Ups

The end of the 2017-2018 school year is fast approaching and we are looking for parent volunteers to support our teachers and staff. Please consider signing up to join our school in making these events special for our kids.

6th and 7th grade Parents:
FIELD DAY: Thursday, May 31st, 8:30am-11:30am. We need volunteers to support our PE teachers during this kid-favorite outdoor event. Sign up here:

We also welcome you your help on the Tile Project (see below). It is a very busy year for 8th grade families and we really need parent support on the tile project. If you can, please consider helping us on this fun project. It will give you a jump start on the year your kids will be creating legacy tiles!

7th grade Parents:
GRADUATION: The 8th Grade’s Celebration of Success Ceremony will be Friday, June 22nd starting at 9:00AM. We need 7th grade parent volunteers so 8th grade families can enjoy the graduation. We’ll need parent volunteers June 21st, the day before, to set up a few hundred chairs and put up some decorations. We’ll also need some parents to provide refreshments (lemonade, cookies) for the event. Please help us make our 8th graders graduation day special. Sign up Here:

8th Grade Parents:
GRADUATION: June 22nd. We’ll need parent volunteers June 21st, the day before graduation, to set up a few hundred chairs and put up some decorations. We also welcome some parents to provide refreshments (lemonade, cookies) for the event. If you would like to assist, please sign up here:

8th GRADE THANK YOU BREAKFAST: The 8th grade teachers do so much to ensure our graduating class has a great send off. From the NY trip planning to tile projects and graduation, they regularly go above and beyond for our students. Please help us thank them with a breakfast on June 14th. Sign up here:

TILE PROJECT: Next time you are at Oak Hill, look up and see the rows of tiles completed by past 8th grade classes. This is a wonderful tradition that cannot be completed without help from you. Volunteers are needed to organize and lead this project. Currently we are scheduled for June 8th and planning is underway! There are 194 kids across 9 classrooms, and we would like to have at least 2 parent volunteers for each classroom. Sign up here:  

Please Sign Up Today: PTO Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Oak Hill Middle School PTO is looking for parents for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. No experience is necessary and there are opportunities for all levels of commitment from a few hours a week to once per year. Get involved and have fun!  Please Sign Up today so we can ensure a transition from outgoing volunteers.

Oak Hill PTO 2018-19 Positions

We are also looking for 3 parents to lead the Oak Hill PTO. You will work with the Principal and key educators to create a memorable school experience for our children. At the middle school level, it is a manageable and rewarding commitment, and a great way to be an active part of your child’s middle school experience. If you are interested in learning more, sign up or email us at THANK YOU

Nothing done for children is every wasted. Get involved today!


National Teacher Appreciation Week May 9th Lunch

Don’t Forget National Teacher Appreciation Week is Here!

Thank you to all of the families who have signed up for the Teacher Appreciation Lunch for this coming Wednesday, May 9th. We still have some slots left to fill.

For families who made a monetary contribution, please use this link  and type: “Teacher Appreciation Lunch” in the section for notes about students/grades.

Thank you, your donations have helped to fill in some of the lunch gaps and make the lunch even more special. All of the various contributions will be followed up with a thank you. For any questions about the TA lunch, please contact

Thank you for Newton Serves Volunteers

A BIG Thank You to the Volunteers who Made Newton Serves a Huge Success at Oak Hill Middle School.

We would like to thank all the amazing volunteers who worked hard weeding, raking, mulching, and planting the Oak Hill grounds last Sunday afternoon to make the school look spectacular! Thank you Oak Hill families, Principal Harutunian, local church organizations, and team leaders Katherina Elbert and Shawna Conaghan Murphy.

Volunteers Needed – We are currently looking for volunteers to water the flowers once a week. Please reach out to Katherina or Shawna to sign up at

Open Houses for Highlands After School program

The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting Open House events for interested families. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Space is limited … Sign up today! For more information please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit May 8th, May 23th, and June 4th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

Sign Up for National Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11. The PTO is organizing a final appreciation lunch to show our appreciation and gratitude to the 100+ Oak Hill Middle School Teachers and Staff on:

Wednesday, May 9th, from 11:30 to 12:45 in the school library.


Oak Hill Middle School Beautification Project – Sunday, April 29 from 2pm to 4pm

Join us for a fun afternoon (2pm-4pm) of beautifying the grounds at Oak Hill Middle School! We will be spreading mulch, cleaning and weeding gardens, and planting flowers to guide Oak Hill’s grounds into a beautiful springtime. Please bring gardening tools (rakes, shovels, buckets and gloves), if you have. Thank you!

This activity is part of the NewtonServes Community event, please sign up here:

The Giving Project is Back – We Need Your Nominations

The Giving Project is a special community event that brings families from Brown and Oak Hill together over a delicious meal while raising awareness and funds for some of the many charities supported by our students and faculty.

Students and faculty are invited to nominate a favorite non-profit organization, along with a brief summary of why they support it. Nominations are due Monday April 9. Click here for online form to submit your nomination.

The nominations are then shared with both the Brown and Oak Hill communities, and 5 charitable organizations are selected to be showcased at our fundraising community potluck dinner on Thursday, May 3, 6-8 pm (at Brown Middle School). The funds raised at the dinner are then shared among the 5 charities. We can’t wait to hear about the charity or cause that inspires you! The potluck dinner volunteer sign-up coming soon!

Oak Hill Parents’ Social is This Thursday, March 8th.

Are you an Oak Hill parent? Are you interested in meeting other Oak Hill Parents?  Then join us on March 8th!

Come join us on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 PM for a fun night at Union Street restaurant in Newton Center. Mingle with other Oak Hill parents, eat, drink and win prizes!

It’s not always easy to meet other parents once the kids get to middle school. So come mingle with us and get to know your middle school community!


(A portion of all ticket sales will help support the Oak Hill PTO Spring Arts & Sciences Enrichment programs.)