June Happenings

Important info about Cabot Fair Tomorrow!

**We still need Volunteers! Sign up here and thank you!

**12pm today is the last day for advanced tickets - buy here (pick up tickets at Volunteer Central booth)

**Drop off items for the yard sale tonight between 5-8pm at the school - see info here (if you unable to make the drop off tonight, you can stop by the cafeteria at 9am tomorrow to drop off items as long as you are able to stay (between 9am-10am) and set up the items you are donating..thank you!)

**To find out how many tickets are needed for different events, click here

**Onsite tickets can be purchased via cash (tent in the field) or CC/Venmo (table near mural)

**The Pet Parade is at 1pm!  Find out more here

**Remember...Games = tickets = prizes! (we have fun prizes at the prize table inside by the mural).

**Hungry? Visit Sweet Tomatoes, Sausage cart, Coffee truck, Frosty Ice Cream truck, cotton candy...yum!

**Fair is Rain or Shine! We have a rain plan if the weather doesn't go our way--inflatables will be in the gym and the games, DJ, face painting, etc. will be moved inside.  So the fun won't stop no matter what!


Cabot Fair & Yard Sale!!!
Saturday, June 3rd (10am-2pm)

Cabot School Plaza & Field


Questions? Contact us at cabotfair@gmail.com


Safety Superhero Appreciation Day! 

Wed. June 7th

**Say "thank you" to the bus/van drivers and crossing guards that help children get to school safely!**

Click here for more info and for a link to a print at home Thank You card!


Sneakers on PE Days

Please be sure to send your student to school in sneakers on days they have PE. Or send them with a pair of sneakers to keep in their locker to change into on PE days.

Thank you!

Click here to view the Cabot PE schedule.


5th Grade Graduation!!

The Grade 5 Graduation ceremony will be held on June 20th at 9am. It will be less than an hour and take place in the cafeteria. Attendees enter through the doors closest to the parking lot. Siblings of 5th graders that attend Cabot will be called to the ceremony a little before 9am.


Parents and Guardians of 5th grade students receiving special education services: 

If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, please click here for information about transition to middle school including upcoming presentations and meetings.

Rising 6th Families:

The Bigelow Middle School PTO is in need of volunteers for the 2023-2024 school year. Would you consider a role in school year 2023-2024?

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your student’s middle school experience and stay connected with our teachers and staff. There are many different ways to contribute. Please review the descriptions in this link and sign up for an open position!

We are also in need of two co-presidents to take over for our outgoing co-presidents. If you are interested in this role or know someone who would be, please email bigelowbulldog@gmail.com.


Join the PTO! 

We have a number of volunteer positions available for the next school year (both on the Executive Committee and sub-committees). We are seeking a co-president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, grade reps, and more.
Join us!

To learn more about the available roles, click here.


Healthy Kids Running Series Spring 2023

Newton Highlands Playground, Newton

Sunday, May 7 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

Registration is OPEN now for the Spring series 2023: Click Here

Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids Pre-K through 8th grade. Each HKRS Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the 1 mile run. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, the boys and girls who accumulate the most points in their respective distances are awarded trophies. All participants receive a medal on Week 5!

The registration fee covers the entire five (5) weeks of the Series, which includes race bibs for each week, a runner shirt, a finisher medal, sponsor giveaways when available, and trophies for top place finishers. Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Online Early Bird registration is $40.00 and then increases to $45.00 three weeks prior to the first race event. 

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at NewtonMA@HealthyKidsRS.org


Gath Pool & Crystal Lake Memberships

Available now for online purchase through Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture.

Visit: https://newtonma.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=memberships

Registration will begin Monday May 15th for swim lessons. Please visit the Newton Parks & Rec website for more information. Schedule will be announced soon. Questions? Please call the Aquatics office at 617-796-1500.


Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Summer Activities 
From golf programs to pickleball classes to summer camp offerings, Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture has tons of activities during the warm months!
Register at

Animal/Pet Policy on Cabot School Grounds

School Principals, in consultation with the Health Service Providers in each building, shall utilize the Department of Public Health publication “Guideline for Animals in Schools or on School Grounds” and review student health records to determine which animals may be allowed in the school building. In the case of the use of the service animal for a disability-related need, the Newton Public Schools will respond in a manner consistent with the applicable regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Due to safety, allergies, and student comfort level with animals, non-approved animals/pets will not be permitted in a school building or on school property; this includes the school playground, and other public areas outside of a school. This includes a pet on a leash.

Please adhere to the school committee policy on student safety in relation to animals in and around schools.

Please see this link for more info


Blue Zone/Bridges Avenue Reminder

Blue Zones are areas designated by the City of Newton for the live drop-off and pick-up of students during restricted times. These areas are marked by blue curbs and signs. Cabot School has two Blue Zones: one is on East Side Parkway and a second along the north side of the building, accessed by Bridges Ave. Consider the following while deciding if the Blue Zone works for your family:

  • The Blue Zone is a “live” drop–off/pick–up line. Drivers must stay in their cars, ready to move forward. Cars may only remain in the Blue Zone long enough for a child to enter/exit the car.

  • Cars must pull as far forward in the Blue Zone as possible.

  • Children must be able to buckle/unbuckle their seatbelts and open/close car doors by themselves in the Blue Zone. If you need to get out of the car to operate the doors or seatbelts, please park on one of the Park and Walk streets (Blake, Withington, & Winchester) and walk your child to the playground plaza.

  • There is no waiting in the Blue Zone - it is only for active loading/unloading.

  • Cars may not be left unattended for any reason. Please observe all posted signage restrictions. Violators will be warned and blue zone privileges may be revoked. Parking a motor vehicle in a blue zone is illegal and is punishable by a fine of $25.



Kindergarten 2023-2024 Registration Information

Welcome to the Kindergarten Class of 2023! In order to join the kindergarten class in September 2023, your child must turn five years old prior to September 1, 2023. This means that your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2023.

For more general and registration information, please see the full Cabot Cubs newsletter here.


School Transfer Requests for 2023-2024

Each year, the Newton Public Schools consider applications for Newton students to transfer to a school outside of their home (assigned) district. School Transfer placements are limited and made on a space available basis.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year can be submitted online between March 1 and May 1, 2023. The online form will be available on our website at www.newton.k12.ma.us in the “Registration” section.

Interested families may contact the Elementary Education Office (grades K-5) at 617-559-6105, the Secondary Education Office (grades 6-12) at 617-559-6115 or via email at registration@newton.k12.ma.us for additional information.

Middle School Feeder Pattern 

On Mon. Dec. 19th, the school committee voted to support the “Cabot-Split” option to address the identified enrollment challenges at both Bigelow and Day Middle Schools.  This decision will change the feeder pattern for Cabot Elementary School students.  Cabot students will now attend either Bigelow Middle School OR Day Middle School for 6th grade, depending upon their address.  For reference, you can see the map that will determine the school your student will attend here:

Cabot-Split Option - Map

Please note: the map shows the current Cabot Elementary District.  Students with addresses within the blue outlined part of the map will feed to Bigelow (this includes addresses on both sides of Harvard Street, Harvard Circle, and both sides of Blake Street).  Cabot students who reside outside of the Cabot district (faculty/staff students, students residing in Boston, and out-of-assigned district students at Cabot) will attend Bigelow.



Upcoming Events 

Cabot Fair & Yard Sale
Sat. June 3rd, 10am - 2pm
Kindergarten CAS Presentation: Wingmasters - Birds of Prey
Fri. June 9th, 9:30am

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