The latest announcements from the PTO Council and NPS...

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Sign-Up and Celebration

How Many Hours Can You Read This Summer?

It’s not too late to be a part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Come to celebrate reading, learn more about the challenge, and sign up onsite at Antoine’s Pastry Shop
(317 Watertown Street, Nonantum) on August 13th, 5:00-6:00 pm. For a flyer please click here: Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge 2015.

All registered readers who log hours are eligible to win prizes including an iPad mini, a Toshiba laptop, and coupons & discounts from local businesses.

If you cannot attend but want to register for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, go to or pick up a form at the Newton Free Library.

Community Vigil for Charleston, S.C. is Postponed

Dear Resident,

Due to the potential for severe weather this evening, the community-wide vigil for the people of Charleston, South Carolina, originally scheduled for tonight, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. has been postponed. The vigil will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m. on the steps outside the War Memorial at City Hall.

Community Vigil for the People of Charleston, SC

Dear Resident,

Please join me, faith leaders, and the Newton community at a vigil for the people of Charleston, South Carolina on the steps outside the Newton City Hall War Memorial at 1000 Commonwealth Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd.


Setti D. Warren
City of Newton, MA

Student Reassignment Update

For a report of the most recent presentation to School Committee including the recommended Scenario G3, please see this article:

Newton School Committee hears redistricting plan

A public hearing is scheduled for June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Education Center, Room 210 followed by a meeting of the School Committee. Both meetings are open to the public and will be televised on NewTV.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to learn about this process and/or to offer feedback about potential changes, please visit:

New PTO resources: Best Financial Practices

PTOC has compiled a set of suggested financial practices and online resources for PTOs. The documents that have resulted from extensive research and discussions are available here: .

It is strongly recommended that each organization reviews these suggestions along with your current financial practices and procedures and make changes, as needed, to minimize your financial risks.