December Happenings



Campaign for Cabot through Dec. 22nd!

The Cabot PTO is dedicated to enriching the Cabot community through a variety of events and programs: mini-grants for teachers, equipment purchases for classrooms, community-building and social events for families like yours.


We spend approximately $150 per child per year, and we cannot do it without your help, so please donate what you can via Venmo or PayPal or our website!


For more information, click here and thank you!!

Clothing Request from Nurse Fillion

Nurse Fillion is requesting clothing that can be kept in the health room to provide to students when needed. If you have clothing to donate, particularly pants, shirts, socks and unused underwear, it would be so appreciated.


Note from Ms. Foley (Cabot PEHW Teacher)

Ms. Foley, our PE teacher, is going out on medical leave starting on December 14th. We are fortunate to have Liz Baker who will be covering during Ms. Foley's leave.


Liz's background in PE stems from a love of movement and physical activity, sports and wellness. Her most recent role was teaching PE in Brookline. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for movement with students at Cabot!




Grade 5 Student Council Food & Toiletry Donations

The Grade 5 Student Council is sponsoring a food and toiletry drive to help support people in the community. All donations will go to the Newton Food Pantry.


The deadline to collect items will be on December 6th, 2023. Please click here to download a flyer with information regarding the items we are requesting for donations.



Welcome to the Kindergarten Class of 2024!

In order to register for kindergarten in September 2024, your child must turn five years old prior to September 1, 2024. This means that your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2024


Please click here to download a flyer with further information.  

Want to Join the PTO?
Click here to see open slots!

Some of the current needs include:

- Help with Book Fair Planning Committee (email
- Someone to take care of Teacher Appreciation

- Someone to assist with Fundraising Auctions

Ivy Math

  Is Your Child On Track in Math?

  IvyMath is providing all Cabot families with a free online math tutoring session and an in-depth parent conference to discuss your child's strengths and weaknesses and how they compare to grade level.

  IvyMath will also create a custom learning plan that maps out the exact areas your child should be focusing on in math. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and understand what your child needs to feel confident and stay on track in math this year.

  The IvyMath tutoring session, parent conference, and learning plan are free for all Cabot families. Popular times fill up, so please register quickly


Free and Reduced Meal Application

Even though Massachusetts will again provide one free breakfast and one free lunch for students in the 2023-24 school year, it is still important for qualified families to complete the free and reduced priced meal application.  To find out more info, please click here.


Inclement Weather Arrival Plan

Cabot students in grades K-2 are able to enter the Cafeteria and line up to find their teacher starting at 8:10 AM. This routine prevents students from lining up outside and having to wait in the rain for their teachers.

Students in grades 3-5 are able to enter the building and go directly to their classrooms at 8:10 AM. We have Grades 3-5 go straight upstairs rather than line up in the gym as the wet shoes have created a safety issue for PE classes that start at 8:30 AM.

Cabot School Animal/Pet Policy

Due to safety, allergies, and student comfort level with animals especially dogs, dog/pets will not be permitted on school property, this includes the school playground, the front of the building, and other public areas outside of Cabot School or inside the school building. Having dogs on Cabot School property especially near the playground is causing high anxiety for students. This includes dogs on a leash as well.

Please adhere to the school committee policy on student safety in relation to animals in and around schools.  Click here for more info.



Seasonal Events in Newton


Skiing is a great way to bond with the whole family this winter. Now you can earn money for your PTO when you lease seasonal equipment from BST!

Click here to book a seasonal lease appointment.

Enter the code NCE23 when prompted.


Need a House Cleaner?

You can support a Cabot parent! Offering quality, committed, responsible and punctual service! Free quotes available.

Contact: Priscila Martins Da Silva

Newton Lacrosse

Learn to play North America’s oldest team sport and the fastest game on two feet!  Newton Youth Lacrosse 2024 season registration is now open!

  NYL is a town-based program teaching and playing boys' lacrosse. We field teams at Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. NO PRIOR LACROSSE EXPERIENCE is NECESSARY – we welcome new players at EVERY level! Our season runs from April through early June, with practices twice a week with volunteer and professional coaches and games on Sundays against local towns.

  Learn more about our program and the sport of lacrosse on our website and follow us on Instagram at @newtonlax !

  Please contact us with any questions about the program or to be connected with a current NYL parent:



Piano Lessons

Give the Gift of Music: Highly experienced piano teacher has openings for students, ages 4 through senior citizens in Newtonville. References available upon request. To learn more, contact Rachel Adler-Golden at 857-636-8324 or

Newton's All-City Orchestra is Back!

Newton's All-City Orchestra (ACO) is back! Auditions will take place throughout the month of October. The ACO is an afterschool group that rehearses once a week and works on challenging and fun repertoire. Any students in grades 4-8 looking for a higher-level orchestra experience should consider auditioning! See attached flyer to sign up for an audition slot, and for more information, please read the ACO's season announcement.


Newton Cub Scouts Pack 210

Boys and girls grades K-5 are invited to join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210. Scouting is a great opportunity to make new friendships and learn new skills. We have an exciting year planned, with fun activities including camping, hiking, Pinewood Derby, outdoor activities, community service, overnights, and monthly Den/Pack meetings. Our Dens meet monthly on Thursday evenings at the Carroll Center in Newton Centre. 

Please email Tom at ( with questions or if you’re interested in joining. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!





Upcoming Events   


Early Release Day (dismissal at 12:10pm)

Thurs. Dec. 7th


PTO Family Game Night

Fri. Dec. 15th (6:30 - 8:00pm)


Winter Break (no school)

Mon. Dec. 25th - Mon. Jan 1st


MLK Day (no school)

Mon. Jan. 15th





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