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

  • October 8 - No School - Columbus Day
  • October 13 - PSAT Administered
  • October 15 - ABRHS Picture Re-take Day

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

Information for Students Taking the PSAT - Oct 13th @ 7:30 am

The PSAT will be administered on Saturday, October 13 beginning promptly at 7:30am at the high school. The room assignments will be posted in the Counseling Office on Friday, October 12. On the day of the test, the list will be posted in the main lobby.
Students taking the test should bring a scientific or graphing calculator, two or three #2 pencils and a good eraser that does not smudge. Students are advised to review the registration bulletin and take the practice test to become familiar with the format of the PSAT. We recommend a good night sleep the night before and breakfast.

ABRHS Picture Re-take Day - Oct 15th

Student IDs and picture packages will be distributed during this week. For students who were absent on Picture Day or would like retakes, the photographer will be at A-B on Monday, October 15. ID pictures will not be retaken. Those who want retakes on photo package pictures need to bring the complete original package with them. Retake forms are available in the Main Office. Parents with any questions about ordering photo packages should contact Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch at 800-426-9533.

Career Speakers Event for Juniors and Seniors - Oct 17th

Three times during the year the Counseling Department hosts a Career Speakers event for juniors and seniors. The Career Speakers Program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to listen to invited speakers discuss their fields and career paths. The first event will be held on Wednesday, October 17th, during first period. There will be eleven different speakers, each speaking about a different field, and students may choose one presentation to attend. All juniors and seniors have received an email with a link to the online registration form and have been asked to sign up by October 5. If students miss a class to attend the event, the absence is counted as an in-school field trip. If you have any questions please contact Melissa Dempsey at mdempsey@abschools.org.

AB Cares Coalition Upcoming Program - Oct 24th

We at the Acton-Boxborough United Way want to share our deepest sympathies with all those affected by the recent loss of an Acton-Boxborough student in our community. We walk with the community in sorrow, while renewing our commitment to support the mental health needs of our community members.
We would like to share this AB Cares Resources document that lists many helpful mental health resources: AB Cares Resources Document
Please join us for a community art show and presentation on sources of hope. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24, from 6:30-8:30pm at The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Mass Ave in West Acton.
Seeking art by local artists! If you are interested in submitting artwork, please contact katie@dannys-place.org.
Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. 

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

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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