Welcome to the PTSO!
The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) includes representatives from both the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and RJ Grey Junior High School. Our mission is to serve the schools in the following ways:

Communication ─ We interact directly with the home, school, school committee and community through email newsletters
  • Sign up for the Junior High & High School Weekly Chatter, that tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming school week with a separate edition for each school
  • Sign up for Grey Matters, Junior High Principal Shen’s weekly newsletter
  • Update your Email Profile
Financial Support ─ We support programs, projects, field trips, Freshmen Orientation, grants to the Jr. High and High Schools, student scholarships and student directories.
Speaker Forums ─ Our annual speaker series provides forums for students, parents, faculty and the community. The ABRPTSO works closely with the school administration and other community organizations to identify topics of most interest and relevance to our community.
INTERFACE Referral Service ─ this mental-health and wellness referral help line connects people of all ages to mental health providers. Due to our contract with INTERFACE, the service is free to Acton and Boxborough residents. More information is available here.

ABRPTSO Co-Chairs
Kavitha Manikandan and Susan He

AB Because You Matter Update

This wellness initiative has a theme for each month of the school year. This month's theme is Mindfulness. Students have been invited to practiced different mindfulness activities in their advisory. There are also activities and quotes related to mindfulness in students' planners to encourage them to practice mindfulness techniques. In addition, we will be hosting our first student learning series workshop related to mindfulness in Room 115N during all lunches on Thursday, September 28Lunch will be provided. Please encourage your students to join us.
--The "AB Because You Matter" Steering Committee

Homework and Assessment Free Dates

The school administration has established a calendar of homework and assessment free dates for 2017-18. The plan takes into account the district policy regarding religious observances and, as part of our wellness efforts, provides students periods during wheich they can spend time with family, relax, rejuvenate and engage in activities other than school work. Follow this link to view the calendar for the year.

Back to School Night Save the Date

A-B's Back to School Night for parents and guardians will be held on Thursday, October 5, beginning at 6:50 p.m. Parents and guardians of freshmen and new students are encouraged to attend this portion of the evening.
Starting at 7:10 pm, parents will follow their child's schedule simulating a school day beginning with first period. Each class will be approximately 10 minutes long giving the teachers the opportunity to introduce themselves and give parents a brief overview of the class.  During a student's free period or lunch, parents are invited to visit the Counseling Center, Library, Cafeteria, and other resource areas of the school.  Student volunteers will be on hand to assist parents in finding their way around the high school. 
Watch for more information in next week's Chatter.

Career Education at ABRHS - Help Wanted!

The Career Education program gets students thinking about and planning for future careers. We offer many opportunities for students to learn about different careers and follow their interests while providing them with tools and resources to succeed. We count on help from the community and are looking for family members who might like to contribute to the ABRHS Career Education program by helping in any of the following ways:
  • Career Speakers
  • Job Shadow Host
  • Senior Internship Host
  • Informational and Mock Interviews
We are interested in all career areas (business, sciences, trades, education, technology and more). If you are interested in helping out (or would like to refer someone), please fill out the form at this link: Career Education Volunteer Form
If you have any questions, please email us at this link: ABRHS Career Education Information.
--Lindsay Rosenman, Genevieve Hammond, Linda Murphy, Melissa Dempsey and Kate Sullivan
ABRHS Career Education Team

2017-18 Family Learning Series

The AB Regional School District will once again present a series of monthly programs for parents and other members of the community. The first presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 12, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium  Rana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. will share information about the essential tools to build resilience and improve health and quality of life in both adults and students. See the attached flyers for a description of the first program and a complete list of the presentations in the Family Learning Series.

PTSO Membership - Get Your Directory Here!

Join the PTSO today and get your Complimentary Directory at Back To School Night!
  • Sign Up Online (preferred) 
For the most efficient processing, please sign up for your annual PTSO Membership online now by clicking here
  • Sign Up by Mail
(It's not as fast, but you can contribute via check if you wish. Just print the form and send your annual donation to ABRPTSO Membership, P.O. Box 912, Acton MA 01720).

2017-18 ABRPTSO Board Open Positions

The AB Parent Teacher Organization has open board positions for the 2017-2018 school year. New members will be trained by current board members.

Membership
(shadow position for 2017-18)
Coordinates online portal for membership dues; Prepares monthly membership reports for ABRPTSO Board; Prepares and sends membership reminders throughout the school year as necessary.

Please contact Padmini Narayan, ABRPTSO Nominations Chair, if you are interested in any of these positions or if you would like to learn more about these positions.

Across the Board

Across the Board: Life at ABRHS is the school's news website containing write-ups and photos of some of the many school activities. Click here to see the latest goings on.


Join the ABRPTSO Now
For just a $40 Contribution

The ABRPTSO will only spend the amount we collect, so our success depends on you! 

One $40 membership contribution per family, per school year. 

This contribution is tax deductible.
The PTSO is a registered 501(c)3.



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Sep 13, 2017
  • Nov 8, 2017
  • Jan 10, 2018
  • Mar 14, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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