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

ABRHS Principal's Blog

ABRHS Principal JoAnn Campbell shares her thoughts and information about the high school through her blog, Principal Thoughts.
To be notified when there is a new post by Dr. Campbell, please subscribe in the window to the right.

10th Grade Mathematics MCAS Schedule for May 16 and 17

The Tenth Grade Mathematics MCAS will be administered on May 16 and May 17. All sophomores and those others who have been notified will arrive at the normal start time of 7:23 am. Buses will observe the normal pick-up times.
Room assignments have been sent to students' abschools accounts and will also be posted in the school lobby and counseling.
For those not taking the MCAS, buses will pick up on the Late Arrival Day schedule. All students will attend classes starting at 10:23 am.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

High school graduation is on Friday, June 2nd and the PTSO is looking for ushers to help from 4-7 p.m. that evening. There will be two shifts, 4-5:30 and 4-6:45. We would like to have some dads, too!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stacy Harris.

Make a Difference and Join the PTSO Board!

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

2017-2018 ABRPTSO Board Open Positions

Newcomers Welcome (JH) Works with school principal to provide information to new parents entering the Acton-Boxborough school system.  May facilitate evening meeting for new parents and can act as a resource for the exchange of info to new parents.
HS Volunteer Coordinator Coordinates volunteers for activities and events organized by the High School and the PTSO.
Hospitality
Junior High:  Coordinates refreshments and/or assist with various events, including:  JH Back to School Night, JH teacher "thank you" luncheon (December - typically last conference day before Dec break) , Spring 8th Grade Dance, and JH teacher "thank you" luncheon (June - last day of school)
 
High School:  Coordinates two teacher appreciation breakfasts (one in December and one in June)
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.

Upcoming Classes Offered by Danny's Place

Could your son or daughter use a little more organization in their life? Check out our upcoming workshop "Organizational Skills for Teens" part of our Balanced Living Workshops for Teens. In this free session, teens will learn strategies to organize everything from school papers, to their rooms, and all of their belongings. Join us on Thursday May 11th from 6-8 pm. The program is free but pre-registration is required.  Click here for more information & to sign up.  Note:  This is for students in grades 7-12.
RESIST Self-Defense Training for girls in grades 9-12.  May 16 & 17, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Space is limited so sign up now!  Click here for more information & to sign up.

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.


Current Newsletter

ABRHS Weekly Chatter - May 7, 2017


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