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

  • September 10 - No school - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 12 & 13 - Student ID Photos/School Pictures will be taken during English classes

Join ABRPTSO Today!

Please sign up for your annual PTSO Membership online now by clicking here.

Junior High Back to School Night - September 26th, 7:00pm

For those of you with children who participate in the Band, String Ensemble or Chorus programs, there is an optional meeting at 6:35pm where you can learn more about those programs. Schedules for that evening will be coming home. We will also have a copy of your child's schedule available at the school.

High School Back to School Night - September 27th, 6:50-9:05pm

The high school Back to School Night will be on Thursday, September 27th - save the date

Volunteers Needed Wednesday, September 26th for RJ Grey Back to School Night
Several volunteers (who don't have children at RJ Grey) needed at PTSO table from 7-9pm to help with student directories and refreshments. Please contact Ezili Mayo-Joseph, Junior High Volunteer Coordinator at ezilimj@gmail.com for more information.

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, Kathy Kennedy and Kate Sullivan
ABRHS Career Education Team

ABRHS School Council Parent Reps -- Two Immediate Openings

The ABRHS School Council, comprised of students, parents, teachers, and administrators, meets monthly to provide insight and counsel to the principal. Among the responsibilities of the School Council is developing the annual School Improvement Plan and then overseeing its progress. At every meeting, we also take time to discuss any concerns that committee members may have heard, whether that be students, parents or staff. This information is critical, for it can lead to addressing issues that have been overlooked, improving communication, and fostering a stronger community.
The position has a two-year term limit. Meetings will be held from 5-6:15pm on Sept. 20, Nov. 14, Jan. 16, Mar. 13 and May 29. Attendance and participation at meetings are required of all members.
If you are interested in being a part of School Council, please forward your name and a brief paragraph about yourself and why you should be considered for School Council to Lynn Hurley at lhurley@abschools.org by Thursday, September 13. If we have more than two applicants, we will hold an election for the position. 

Scarecrow Making Contest

Enter the Scarecrow Making Contest to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Middlesex. Our goal is 100 scarecrows and many conversations about mental health! To secure your scarecrow's spot along the fence, bring your $25 donation to Cucurbit Farm at 32 Parker St. in Acton, and pick up your scarecrow starter frame. Then drop off your family friendly scarecrow at the farm stand by the end of the month.  Individuals, organizations, and businesses are invited to participate, and each scarecrow will wear a sign with the name of the donor willing to "Stand Up to Stigma." The scarecrows will be on display for the entire month of October, and the public is invited to cast their vote for the winning scarecrow.
The event includes three days of farm fun family activities at the farm stand during Columbus Day weekend, October 6-8. Representatives from NAMI Central Middlesex will be on hand to provide information and direction on mental health issues. NAMI is a national non-profit organization that offers education, advocacy, and support on behalf of individuals and families living with mental health concerns. Additional information available at www.cucurbitfarm.com or www.namimass.org.

Metrowest Behavioral Health Center Presentation

Dr. Dan Hughes is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma.
Children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect are at high risk for significant difficulties in their neurological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral development. The central place of attachment in enabling an individual to resolve conflicts and traumatic experiences, develop affect regulation and reflective functioning, and establish a coherent narrative will be explored in this one day presentation.

October 15, 2018, 9am - 4:30pm
Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton, MA 01720
Lunch and Snacks included. No outside food is allowed.

CEUs provided for LMHC, LCSW/LICSW, PsyD, and PhD
Early bird registration by September 10th is $125
$150 Space is limited! Register early!
Student rate is $75. Please use discount code "student" when registering.
JRJ employee rate is $25. Please use discount code "employee" when registering.

Learn More or Register Today at JRI.ORG/DANHUGHES

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

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 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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