February Happenings



Cards/Notes for Ms. Nixon
Effective, Fri. Feb. 9th, Cabot School's administrative assistant, Monika Nixon, had to leave her position due to personal reasons. We are very sorry to see her go and know that she cherished her time with the students and families at Cabot. 

Students interested in expressing their appreciation for Ms. Nixon may do so by writing notes, letters, or creating drawings this week. These items can be dropped off at the main office, and we will ensure they are delivered to her. In the interim, Jan Westman will serve as a temporary replacement while we search for a new administrative assistant.


Progress Reports!

On Thurs. Feb. 15th, progress reports will be accessible in Aspen.



 Want to Join the PTO?

We are currently looking for another co-president and would love to have someone join us for this fun and important position!

If interested, please email cabotpto.copresident@gmail.com and you can also click here to see all open slots!



Upcoming SEPAC Meeting

For Families of 5th Graders with IEPs/504 plans:

The Newton SEPAC is hosting a "Special Education Transition-to-Middle School Presentation” on February 15, 7:30-8:30 PM, zoom info below.


You can find basic information here. For questions, contact SEPAC member Kim Gallaugher via our listserv. No RSVP needed, just come with your questions!

Join our Zoom meeting for fifth grader families here
(Passcode: sepac)





Newton Community Education Classes at Cabot!




Swag Alert!!!



Winter Lacrosse Clinic & Fundraiser


Newton South Varsity Lacrosse is running a budget-friendly lacrosse clinic for 4th–8th graders. Funds raised support the team and South Best Buddies and STRIDE programs. 

Sundays: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Mar. 3, & Mar. 10


Newton South Field House

For more information: briggsm@newton.k12.ma.us

Register here!




Washington Street Improvements 

The city is improving a mile long stretch of Washington between West Newton and Newtonville. Please visit Washington Street Pilot to learn about this long-term pilot project. You can also contact WashingtonStreet@NewtonMA.gov with any comments or questions.



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.  

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.



Newton Neighbors
Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Come volunteer with Newton Neighbors, Newton’s mutual aid network. Volunteering is fun and a great way to connect to a network of thousands of other individuals making a difference in our community. Whether you are looking for school volunteer hours, wanting to make an impact in your community, or looking to fill some time, we want to hear from you. Check out our volunteer opportunities here and sign up for upcoming slots, or email us at neighbors@newtonneighbors.org.
Boston Ski


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.


Newton Girls Softball
Registration for Spring Rec Softball is open! Our Rec program welcomes players, in grades K through 8, of all abilities and experience level playing softball. Sign up your player(s) at our web site. For any questions, please first read our policies and guidelines page on our web site.
Newton Girls Soccer


Girls' soccer is having a moment!

See for yourself why 1200+ girls join NGS each season to play this beautiful game. Register today to guarantee your child a spot on a spring team.

Newton's premier, nonprofit girls' soccer club is now enrolling K - 9th graders in its Junior and City Programs. (Travel and Academy Programs are accepting players to the waitlist only.) These are fun and friendly recreation-focused soccer programs for all skill levels. Players develop soccer skills while enjoying friends, exercising, and embracing values such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

The 10-week spring season kicks off on April 6 and runs through June 6.

Regular fees are $210 for grades K - 1 and $225 for grades 2 - 9. Registration closes February 28.

Financial aid is available.

Visit https://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/register/ for complete details!

NGS strives to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive.  Our programs are open to kids living in or attending school in Newton who identify as female (including cisgender girls, transgender girls, and nonbinary individuals).

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: registrar@newtonyouthlacrosse.com.



ASA Hoops

Since 1997 ASA has been serving the Newton community offering camps, clinics, skills training and AAU basketball.  Our after-school and Saturday skills training takes place at 1337 Centre St, Newton. We hope to see you soon. Register at: asahoops.com / Contact: Coachb@asahoops.com.

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 rachel.adlergolden@gmail.com.

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'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 (tom@tdwright.co.uk) with questions or if you’re interested in joining. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!





Upcoming Events    

Progress Reports on Aspen

Thurs. Feb. 15th 


President's Day (no school)

Mon. Feb. 19th


Cabot Spirit Week 

Feb. 20th thru Feb. 23rd 







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Cabot Spirit Wear


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