If you are looking for a way to say “Thank You!” as the year comes to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, established more than 20 years ago, provides an opportunity for families to thank teachers or other school personnel (such as a special education aide, a fine arts or music teacher, or a coach or counselor) by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.
NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports opportunities for teachers to access professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap and new learning programs for middle school students that encompass: science, technology and math; social, civic and cultural understanding; leadership training; literature; and social-emotional learning. Programs supported by NSF at the Newton middle schools include:
- Generation Citizen
- BIG Talks
- One Book, One Community Celebration
- The Calculus Project
- Middle School Peer Leadership
- Responsive Classroom Training
You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring. Or look for a flyer that will be mailed to your home that includes a donation form. After receiving each donation (a suggested amount is $25 per teacher/staff member), NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift; share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and list each of those honored in the Newton TAB.