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 Chair
Deanne O'Sullivan

Calendar of Events

  • Feb 10-14 - Spirit Week
  • Feb 17-21 - February Recess

Course Scheduling for 2020-2021

Students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 will select courses for next school year during March. In preparation for this process, teachers in each department will talk to their students about the course options available. 
The 2020-2021 Program of Studies is currently available on the school website homepage. The Program of Studies contains descriptions of all available courses as well as graduation requirements, frequently asked questions, descriptions of course levels, and other important information. Students and parents are encouraged to review the information to prepare for the course selection process.

PTSO Seeking Gardeners

The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) includes representatives from both the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and RJ Grey Junior High School. 
The PTSO is seeking two volunteers to take on the Gardening Co-Chairs post. If you have a green thumb and want to beautify campus, please consider this opportunity! Contact Nominations Chair Sonal Goel at sonalgoel@gmail.com for more information.

Blanchard Scholarship

Seniors who are Boxborough residents and graduates of the Blanchard Elementary School are eligible to apply for the Blanchard Scholarship. An email was sent to all Blanchard graduates with instructions on how to apply. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Lynn Hurley at lhurley@abschools.org.

Faculty Art Show & Reception - Feb 6 to Mar 18

The Visual Arts teachers from the school district will have their own artwork on display at The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Massachusetts Ave, West Acton through March 18. There will be an artist reception on Thursday, February 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to see the work of our talented art teachers and to meet them on February 6th.

Project Graduation 2020 - Bamboo night is coming! - Feb 27

Announcing the Project Graduation fundraiser at Bamboo! this is one of our most popular--and most successful--fundraising events each year. On Thursday, February 27, the delicious Westford restaurant Bamboo will contribute 20% of its proceeds (including take-out orders!) to Project Graduation.  All customers have to do is mention that you're supporting Project Graduation 2020! 
One more thing: we still have just ONE LEADERSHIP POSITION left to fill: 
  • Logistics Chair: Be the mastermind behind the scenes. You don't have stay up late.  
Parents of students in all grades can, and should, give us a hand! Email us at abprojectgraduation@gmail.com.  Our next committee meeting is Tuesday, February 11 at the ABRHS library at 7pm. Please join us!
Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Visit our website at abprojectgrad.org.

Blood Cancer Fundraising Led by AB Students - till Mar 14

Did you know that every 3 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer and that every 10 minutes someone dies of a blood cancer?
AB Sophomore Kenneth Xu, along with his teammates Dhruv Nadkarni, Michael Cai, Suchir Baradwaj, Stanley Yuan, Balaji Ganapathi, Benjamin Lu, Andrew Jin, and Michael Hu, are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Students of the Year program. This is a student-led blood cancer awareness and fundraising campaign over a 7-week period from January 24th to March 14th. The team is named Team Lanting in honor of a young patient hero, Lanting Ran, who has been battling with acute lymphoblastic leukemia for most of her life. Team Lanting has initiated a letter campaign and will host fundraising events in the AB community. Their goal is to raise $10,000 during the campaign. They've reached 20% of their goal within the first week.
Please join them in making a difference in the fight against blood cancer by making a donation at https://events.lls.org/ma/bostonsoy20/kxuv1m or send a check to the LLS Office at 70 Walnut Street, Suite 301, Wellesley, MA 02481 (including Kenneth Xu in the memo section). Any amount is appreciated, and donations are tax deductible.

Girls Who Code in partnership with IBM

For additional information please visit: Girls Who Code with IBM

College Planning at Danny's Place

Get in the Zone! College Planning for Juniors
In this workshop series, high school juniors will have a chance to dive deep into college planning in a way that best matches a student's skills, personality, and interests. Through this immersive workshop students will discover their personality type, explore college criteria preferences, research colleges, college application process review, discuss college interview tips and essay preparation, determine short term and long term goals and create a timeline for the process to reduce stress.
Dates: Six sessions on Wednesdays: 2/5/20, 2/12/20, 2/26/20, 3/4/20, 3/11/20, 3/18/20 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Danny's Place Youth Services, 525 Mass Ave, Acton MA
College Exploration for Sophomores
In this workshop series, sophomores will have the opportunity to start exploring what types of careers are best suited for them based upon their unique personality and interests.  They will learn ways to continue researching occupations and to identify colleges that have programs the student is interested in.
Dates: Six Sessions on Mondays: 3/9/20, 3/16/20, 3/30/20, 4/6/20, 4/13/20, 4/27/20 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Danny's Place Youth Services, 525 Mass Ave, Acton MA

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.

What's Going on at A-B?

AB Snapshots is a site with photos and descriptions of some of the current events and activities at A-B, month by month. Use the link above to access the site now, or use the link on the ABRHS home page any time.

Counseling Department Communications

What else is going on at A-B?
For photos and news briefs about goings on at Acton-Boxborough, check out AB Snapshots  
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For just a $50 Donation

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Check out how the PTSO benefits our community! The PTSO will only spend the amount we raise, so our success depends on YOU!

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

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



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
  • Monday, Oct 21, 2019 (Rm 126E)
  • Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
  • Monday, Jan 6, 2020 (Rm 126E)
  • Monday, Feb 10, 2020
  • Monday, Mar 16, 2020
  • Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Monday, Jun 8, 2020 (PTSO Social)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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