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 ─ Your donations provide students with extended afternoon library staffing, Agendas & folders for all 900 RJG students, Wellness Initiatives, Window Seat, Student Leadership Conferences, Career Speakers/Author Visits, Senior Scholarships, Freshman Orientation 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 Deanne O'Sullivan

  • November 06 - Junior Class Raking Day
  • November 12 - No School; Annual Veterans Breakfast
  • November 16 - Science Family Night - 6:30 p.m.
  • November 16 & 17 - Cabaret Night - 7:00 p.m.

Join ABRPTSO Today!

Please sign up for your annual PTSO Membership online now by clicking here. Once you have paid the dues, you may pick up student directory(ies) as follows:
STUDENT DIRECTORY PICK-UP:
ABRHS - Go directly to the School Store
RJG - Go directly to the Main Office

Reminder Regarding Student Dismissals from School

If a student has an appointment requiring that he/she be released early, he/she must bring a note signed by a parent or legal guardian. The student must take the note to the Main Office prior to third period. The student will be dismissed without a note from home only in the case of an emergency. Students returning to school must check in at the Main Office when they arrive. Classes missed due to a student's failure to comply with the dismissal procedures will be considered truancies. Notes from parents dismissing their child after the absence has occurred will not be accepted.
If a student is sick, and the nurse determines that he/she should go home, the nurse will coordinate communication with home and officially dismiss the student. If the student arranges to go home directly with the parent, the parent must come into the main office, or call, to dismiss the student.
Students leaving campus with privileges are expected to return to class on time. In the event that a student is unable to return to a scheduled class, his/her parent must contact the Main Office on that day to excuse the absence.

Free Movie Screening: "The Test and the Art of Thinking" - Nov 7th

The landscape of testing and college admissions is changing, and it's essential that families and educators stay informed. Join us for a free screening of The Test and the Art of Thinking, an important documentary that focuses on the role and impact of the SAT and ACT.
Wednesday, November 7th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Gallery at Acton Villageworks
525 Massachusetts Ave, Acton MA
Attendees are encouraged to make a cash or check donation of $10 at the door to support Danny's Place Youth Services, a local non-profit that provides programming to support healthy youth development in Acton and surrounding towns.
Reserve your spot online www.opendoor.education/event or by calling Open Door Education at 978-263-6387.

Annual Veterans day Breakfast - Nov 12th

The ABRHS National Honor Society is hosting the annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday, November 12th to honor the men and women who have fought for our country. We are also looking for donations to the breakfast. A $50 donation will cover a table of 10 veterans and the donor's name will be placed on the table as a thank you. Checks can be made out to ABRHS and mailed to the high school.

AB Cares: Upcoming QPR Training - Nov 19th, 6:45 - 8:15pm

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday, November 19, 2018 
6:45 - 8:15 PM 
Sargent Memorial Library
427 Mass Avenue, Boxborough
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) teaches three simple steps anyone
can learn to help save a life.
You never know when you may be called upon to help. Please join us in saying YES to saving the life of a friend, colleague, child, sibling, or neighbor.

ABRHS Community Service Program News

Volunteer Hours Report Forms Due Wednesday, December 5 
"Accept the Challenge" Volunteer Hours Reports are due December 5. Students must submit the online form to report their 2018 volunteer hours in order to be considered for recognition. All students have received an email with instructions and they can access the report form at this link:  Online Volunteer Hours Report FormStudents must be logged in to their abschools email to access the link. If your student has questions about their community service hours, please ask them to contact Mrs. Dempsey or Mrs. Chiauzzi. All forms and information volunteering and the recognition are listed on our website at this link: ABRHS Community Service Website 

Seeking Auction Items for our Annual Community Service Fundraiser: 
Our seventh annual online auction to raise funds for the ABRHS Community Service Program will be held January. If you'd like to donate an auction item, or learn more click here: ABRHS Community Service Auction Donation Form Donation.  Ideas include (but are not limited to!):
  • Tickets to a sporting event, concert or play
  • Themed Gift Baskets
  • Meals
  • Desserts
  • Professional Services
  • Handmade items
  • Yard Work, Shoveling
  • Artwork, Photography
  • Gift Certificates and much more!
Community Service Awards Night 
Save the date: Community Service Awards Night will be held the evening of Wednesday, January 23, 2019. 
Send us photo of your student volunteer: One of the highlights at the annual Community Service Awards Night will be a slide show of AB students volunteering during 2018. If you would like a photo of your student included, please email it to Melissa Dempsey. Photos can be of group projects or individuals volunteering, team projects, class projects, local projects, mission trips or other volunteering outside of the area. Please be sure to include the name of any students and the volunteer activity. Please send your photos by the end of November.

Wondering About Access to Mental Health Services?

INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral Helpline that helps children, adults and families, in subscribing communities, become connected with mental health and wellness resources.
INTERFACE Referral Service looks forward to continuing to help residents of Acton & Boxborough find a successful match with an outpatient mental health provider in their area, who is able to see them at a convenient time, takes their insurance or meets their fee requirement, as well as meets their clinical needs.
Please call the William James College INTERFACE Helpline at 617-332-3666 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, for resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional. Please also review the very extensive website at http://interface.williamjames.edu for additional information about the service, as well as resources on mental health and wellness across the lifespan.

NEW Online Payment System - eFunds for Schools

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is pleased to introduce a new payment option called eFunds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments online and is user-friendly. Not only will parents/guardians have the ability to have various school fees electronically withdrawn from a checking account or charged to a credit card, they also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time. This system has already been used for fall athletic fees, select activity fees and PSAT registration. Other uses will follow. Click on this link for detailed information and to set up an account.

High School Store

The School Store is now accepting debit and credit cards!  New Arrivals: sports hoodies, regular sweatshirt hoodies, t-shirts, women's t-shirts.
Come visit the Store, located off the main lobby - open every day from 8:30am- 3:15pm.

The ABRHS Library is on Social Media

Want to stay up to date about what's going on in the library? Follow us on Twitter (@ABRHS_Library) and Instagram (@abrhslibrary) for the latest updates and news!

Counseling Department Communications

Follow the ABRHS Counselnig Department on social media to stay up to date with information, event plans, and news articles of interest.

Free Driver Education Help

A free online driver education service is now available through the library's partnership with driving-tests.org. The program includes practice tests that are based on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor vehicles materials, including 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 12 CDL (commercial driver's license) practice tests and online driver's manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL. In addition, there's a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions.
To access the free program visit: http://actonml.driving-tests.org, or the library's E-Resources page. No registration is required.

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 $50 Contribution

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

One $50 membership contribution per family, per school year. 

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



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • Jan 9, 2019
  • Mar 13, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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