Early Release Day - Thursday, March 23rd
(Dismissal at 12:10pm)
2023 March Book Madness!!
Have you heard?
March Book Madness is coming to Cabot!
Cabot Library and Literacy are teaming up to bring March Book Madness to Cabot. During the month of March and the beginning of April, students will be reading books and voting over several weeks to choose a Cabot picture book winner.
March Book Madness is a nationwide online program (marchbookmadness.weebly.com) that we are adapting to work at Cabot. There are 16 picture books in a basketball style playoff bracket. Students will read as many of the 16 books as they can, and participate in a weekly vote to choose a winner. The final winner will be announced before April vacation. Our youngest readers will have opportunities to listen to many of the books read aloud. Thank you to the PTO for generously providing a complete set of the books!
Attached is the bracket with the 16 titles if you would like to read any of the books at home. You can find them at your local library.
Thanks to everyone for your support as we encourage reading throughout our school!
Jill Leibowitz, Library (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amy Hartford, Literacy (email@example.com)
Cabot Family Dance
with special guest: DJ ATM!!
Sunday, Mar. 26th, 3:30-5:30pm
Join Cabot Families for an afternoon of dancing and fun. Hosted by FORJ@Cabot and funded by your generous contributions to the Campaign for Cabot.
This event is FREE for all Cabot families.
Suggested $10 donation per family
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.
A Capella April!!
Tickets on sale now!
A Cappella April! is coming to Newton South High School on April 1. This one-night only event features pop and R & B a cappella group Ball in the House, with special performances by Newton student groups: Bigelow Beats, Brown Middle School A Cappella, The Northern Lights, and The Melocotones.
Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students. Seating is reserved. Proceeds from this event will be used for future Creative Arts & Sciences programs.
Purchase tickets at Seat Yourself: https://newtonps.seatyourself.biz
Host Families Needed!
The French Exchange program at Newton North High School is looking for two families willing to host a teacher-chaperone traveling from France this April. Our educators are kind and dynamic and are interested in having a full immersion experience - just like their students! They are looking forward to dinners and conversations with their American hosts!
We’re currently in need of one host family from April 2-22 and one host family from April 11-30th. French students will be with their Newton host families during our April vacation, however, the teachers will most likely be traveling during much of that week.
Host families should be able to provide a separate clean bedroom and meals. Ideally, host families will live within walking distance to North.
If you have any questions or think you might be interested, please contact the French Exchange coordinators at NNHS - Kathryn Teissier du Cros and Sarah Bilodeau - at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabot Spring Fling
Saturday, April 29 at 7pm
Spring Fling is an event hosted at Cabot School with auction items, food, and drinks for parents and caregivers that helps raise money for Cabot. We are looking for volunteers to join a fun committee to help get auction items, plan the night of logistics, plan the food and drinks, help with communications. No experience needed; join in and help create a fun night for Cabot parents and caregivers. For more information or if you would like to join, please email: email@example.com
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.
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.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE DROPPED OFF ON BRIDGES AVENUE!
Girls on the Run (GOTR) Spring Season
Cabot is excited to announce another spring season of the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program! GOTR inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced based curriculum. The program enhances girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills, and has reached 2 million girls across the country.
Here are some details:
Registration opens: February 27th
Registration closes: March 7th
Roster announced: March 9th
Season begins: Tuesday, March 28th
Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 PM
BIPOC Walk & Talk: Date Forthcoming
Celebratory 5K: June 3rd or 4th, 2023 (tentative)
Grades: 3, 4 & 5
Girls on the Run Spring 2023 Season - Register HERE! - Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 7. We will not be able to accept registrations after the 3/7 deadline and a lottery will be used to determine participation. Please do not pay the registration fee until after you've received confirmation that your child has fully registered (after the lottery).
If you have any questions please contact Lisa Addleman (Assistant Principal/Interventionist), firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
Inclement Weather Notification
As we approach winter weather, we want to share information related to school closings. As a reminder, the decision to close or delay school is made by the superintendent, in consultation with the Police Department and the Department of Public Works. Safety is our number one priority as we consider the weather forecast, as well as street, sidewalk, and school parking lot conditions. We are very sensitive to the childcare challenges that you face when schools are closed and only do so if our analysis indicates we should.
You will be notified of school closing via email, text, phone, website, television news, and social media. Please make sure your contact information is updated in Aspen so that we are able to reach you in a timely manner (Aspen Login Link) If you do not remember your Aspen login information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit this webpage for additional details:
School Closings Due to Weather Webpage
2023 MCAS Dates
ELA: 3/27 (Grade 3), 3/28 (Grade 3), 4/3 (Grade 4), 4/4 (Grade 4),
4/10 (Grade 5), 4/11 (Grade 5)
Math: 4/27 (Grade 3), 4/28 (Grade 3), 5/4 (Grade 4), 5/5 (Grade 4),
5/11 (Grade 5), 5/12 (Grade 5)
Science: 5/22, 5/23
NPS Lunch Program
Girls on the Run Parent Volunteers Needed!
(GOTR) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program enhances girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills, and has reached 2 million girls across the country.
You can read more here and please email Stacey.Haynes@girlsontherun.
PTO Volunteer Opportunities!
There are a number of ways you can help Cabot!
Click here for more info!
Questions? Email cabotpto.copresident@
Thurs. Mar. 23rd
Mar. 23rd - Apr. 6th
Sun. Mar. 26th, 3:30-5:30pm (Cabot Cafeteria)
Newton South High School Auditorium
Apr. 1st, 7pm
David Zucker - Poetry in Motion
Cabot Community Resources