Promoting Communication & Excellence at R. J. Grey Junior High & Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Anthony Wolf, November 5, 2013, 7pm at ABRHS: The ABRPTSO invites the community to hear Anthony Wolf, Ph.D., author of
the best selling and critically acclaimed Get Out of My
Life but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to
the Mall, A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager and his most recent book I'd Listen to My Parents if
They'd Just Shut Up.
Dr. Wolf will describe how
teenagers today are different than in the past—more outspoken and
less immediately obedient. Dr. Wolf will discuss how the behavior
at home almost always has another more civilized side that teens
show to the world and how this side is the better indicator
of who they are and who they will become. The talk will include
useful ways of dealing with
today's teens that can make a real difference in day-to-day
living with your teenager. Note: Willow Books in
Acton will offer of a 20% discount for Dr. Wolf's books.
AB District Calendar. Plan your school year with the 2013-2014 AB District Calendar. You'll also find Open House dates and School Times for all schools.
One way the ABRPTSO shares news is via the Weekly Chatter E-Mail, which is distributed each Sunday. The Chatter was created solely for the purpose of communicating school-related events to parents and students and to forward opportunities for parents to attend support groups or forums of school age related issues. To sign up, click:
Donate to the ABRPTSO Online. Funds raised through donations are the PTSO's main source of providing support for programs, such as, Project Wellness, Freshmen Pizza Party Orientation, Project Graduation, the monthly PTSO newsletter, and student directories. In the past, PTSO dues have funded guest speakers in the classrooms, subsidized field trip costs, printed school newspapers and magazines, purchased supplies for special class projects, supported students' community service activities, offered graduation scholarships, and provided grants to the Junior High and the High School. If you have already done so, thank you for paying (either on-line or through the mail) your annual PTSO donation of $35 per family.
Update Your ABRPTSO E-mail Profile. Returning parents, please take a minute to review and update your PTSO E-mail profile, particularly if you have an incoming 7th grader. Updating your profile involves checking off graduation years for all your children. With our E-mail service, Constant Contact, you will not receive duplicate messages for multiple children.
CORI Forms. Because of recent changes in the Criminal Offender Record Information statue, the AB district requires new CORI certification for all volunteers beginning January 1, 2006.
2010 PTSO Forum, The PCR Process. Read the slides from the February 24 PTSO Forum describing the Pupil Course Request (PCR) Process. Information includes: common AB Myths, Graduation Requirements, Schedules, Balance, and a Glossary.
2009 ABRPTSO Survey Results. The goals of the survey were to determine how to improve communication with families in the ABRS community, obtain input about what information and topics interest families, find out when it is convenient for parents to attend forums, and understand more about the contribution process.
The goal of the PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is to help facilitate communication among home, school, school committee, and community. We ask that you please take a few minutes to look over the wealth of information we have provided.
We encourage volunteerism. If not for volunteers, many of our events would not be possible. You might find something interesting on one of the volunteer forms or on the schools' district website at ab.mec.edu. Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to meet the parents and guardians of your children's classmates.
The monthly newsletter will also offer you an inside glimpse of the schools, updates from various departments and upcoming events. Although parents and guardians are not as closely involved in their older children's school experiences, your help and attention are still essential! It is often said that NOW is the time to pay closest attention to your children, as they are becoming more independent and moving into and through their teens.
If you are not currently on the PTSO e-mail list, please sign up here. You may register as many addresses as you like. Some families have added home and work addresses. The list has also been very helpful for parents not living with their children who may miss out on some information. We ask for your child's grade because some messages are only sent to specific groups of students. Privacy is, of course, important to us. We will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone, at any time. Every e-mail we send to you will have a link at the bottom giving you the ability to unsubscribe or change your information.
Welcome, and we hope you have a very successful and rewarding school year!!