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Originally delivered on 9/17/2023 6:00 pm

SUBJECT: New News is Good News - Cabot PTO Newsletter

You say potato. I say PTO. Let's call the whole thing off and read the...
Hurricane Edition
No more 'za, brah.

Humpty Dumpty here. Wow, what a great time we had at the Community Supper. I mostly just watched from my little perch near the front entrance, but I could see kids trampling each other in brown sacks, grown-ups talking about how tired they are, and Becky sneaking an extra cookie. I'd call it a success! Shout out to all of the amazing volunteers and the kid with the glasses that brought me some cold pizza with only a little dirt on it.


There are bunches of ways to help keep the Cabot School community a valuable and vibrant part of life in Newton. Here are a few that you may not be aware of yet...

Box Tops for Education: Download an app, scan your grocery purchases, and money goes to our program. So now when your kid gripes at you for eating their sugary cereal, you can say, with your mouth full, "Ish fow yow ebucafin."

Mabel's Labels: Put cute labels on your kid's stuff (and your spouse's and your pet's and your friends' stuff, too). Some of the proceeds make back it to us. Look, I find so many jackets and water bottles at the playground each Friday evening so I am poaching myself with excitement over this one.

Campaign for Cabot: Cut out the middle-person and just make a direct donation. It's better this way than leaving a briefcase of cash on the front steps, Becky.

5th Grade Activities: Your donations help fund the yearbook, graduation, and more. If fifth grade is this awesome, it must only get better in middle school, right?

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YOM KIPPUR - NO SCHOOL: Mon. Sept. 25th


EARLY RELEASE: Thurs. Sept. 28th

COFFEE w/ MR. SPRUNG: Fri. Oct. 13th

BE a PART of the TEAM

The Cabot School PTO has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. Click here to see open slots the you can fill! We're especially looking for a few folks to help out with fifth grade and teacher appreciation.

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Fall Events in Newton

Newton Cultural Development invites families to participate in our two fabulous fall events:

The Harvest Fair comes to Newton Centre on October 14-15. The 14th features a carnival with kiddie rides and carnival food. On the 15th the center fills with crafts people, music, pumpkin decorating, and more. Join us both days for fun and community spirit!

Halloween Window Painting returns for its 24th year in Newton! On Saturday, October 28th, participating merchants across six villages in Newton make their windows available for student painters in grades 3-8 to apply Halloween-themed images. If you're an aspiring artist or just someone who loves to paint, share your ideas with the whole city by painting a window! Registration is now open. High school students can help as volunteers on painting day. Email to find out more.

Blood Drive

  Last December Cabot After School partnered with the American Red Cross to host a very successful blood drive here at Cabot School. On October 28 we’re doing it again with the assistance of the Cabot PTO and this time we are being challenged to support more patients.

  Last year we collected 58 pints of blood which exceeded our goal. It was so heartening to see our community of Cabot/CASP families and staff come together to accomplish so much good. I hope we can go even further this time. We have been assigned a new goal of 58 units but, I’m sure with your help, we can surpass that again!

  Please consider one of three ways to support this blood drive: roll up your sleeve and donate blood, support those who donate by volunteering to help check people in on the day of the drive, or support our efforts by posting to your social networks about this great community initiative. There are many ways you can help but, most importantly, we hope you come out to donate. To schedule an appointment please visit and enter sponsor code CabotASP or Click HERE.

  Thank you in advance for helping us to make this drive a success. Let’s make an impact on October 28 by meeting this new goal. If you would like to help out on the day of the drive, please contact Alice Cunningham at about joining the team.

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ASA Hoops

Since 1997, ASA has been serving the Newton community offering camps, clinics, skills training, and AAU basketball. Our programming this fall includes holiday clinics for boys and girls ages 7-15:  Sept 25 - Yom Kippur; Oct 9 -  Indigenous Peoples Day; and Nov 10 - Veterans Day. 

In addition, after-school and Saturday skills training takes place at 1337 Centre St, Newton. We hope to see you soon! Register here. Contact:

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. Upcoming events include Pack Hike on Sept. 23, and our annual camping trip on Oct. 7--please join us for these or our upcoming Den meetings.

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

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

Healthy Kids Running Series Fall 2023

Registration is OPEN and we are looking forward to the Fall 2023 season.
Location: Newton Highlands Playground
Dates: September 17 – October 15, 2023
Race Time: 4:00PM
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Volunteer and sponsor opportunities are available.


Humpty Dumpty here. Most folks assume I came from a bird. The fact is: I don't know who my parents are. I actually hope I came from a monotreme, which is an egg-laying mammal. There are only two these days: platypus and echidna. Neither flies, but one is venomous and the other has quills, so that sounds fun either way. Wikipedia doesn't mention their eggs spontaneously growing a face and limbs and an unquenchable desire to scale walls; I'm still figuring that one out. -HD

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