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

Calendar of Events

  • April 15 - 19 - School Vacation Week
  • April 22 - Term 3 report cards emailed to parents and students

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

ABRPTSO Open Positions

The Acton-Boxborough Regional Parent Teacher Student Organization (ABRPTSO) is looking for Board Members for the upcoming academic year - see position listings below.  Board Members are elected for one year terms each May. Nominations for the 2019-2020 Board are open and will be voted on at the May meeting. Please contact Padmini Narayan, ABRPTSO Nominations Chair, at pnar98@yahoo.com if you are interested in any of these positions, or if you would like to learn more. Come join our great group of parent volunteers!

Senior Internship Placements Still Needed

Senior Internship Placements Needed
The ABRHS Senior Internship Program is STILL seeking supervisors and sites in a few high-interest areas:
  • automotive sales
  • biomedicine
  • engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical)
  • environmental science
  • geology
  • marine science
  • marketing
  • physical therapy
The internship program offers qualified seniors the opportunity to spend the last three weeks of their school year working with a professional in their area of interest. More information about the program can be found at our website here, but in short, the program runs from May 6-24, 2019, and students are expected to work 25-30 hours each week, according to a mutually agreed upon schedule. There is no expectation that they be paid, nor is there any expectation of future employment for the interns. We ask simply that the intern be exposed to the full range of professional activity, within the limits of their age and the demands of the work.
Questions and suggestions can be directed to Genevieve Hammond, Internship Coordinator, at ghammond@abschools.org.

Summer School Registration

Summer School 2019 dates are June 24 - August 2 for six-week classes and June 24 - July 19 for summer physical education classes. Enrichment, review, credit-recovery, and test prep courses will be offered. New classes this year include ACT prep, a 6-week SAT math prep, & a computer science/robotics class!   Course offerings and other information can be viewed at AB Summer School.  Email absummer@abschools.org with questions!

College Planning Night for Students with Disabilities- Friday, April 10

This program, for students and their parents/guardians, will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 184W.
  • Learn about the college application process as it relates to students with IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Learn about support services available
  • Learn strategies to navigate the admissions process
  • Understand how special education testing and SATs/ACTs impact your college planning
  • Students and Parents/Guardians are invited to attend this informative evening
SPECIAL GUEST:: Barbara Ahern, Disability Support Coordinator at Middlesex Community College
Questions?  Contact Shannon Dandridge sdandridge@abschools.org or Kate Sullivan katsullivan@abschools.org

Project Graduation 2019: Volunteer Links are Live!

This year we're celebrating something special: 30 years of Project Graduation! We should all be proud of this long-standing commitment to keep our kids safe with a substance-free party on graduation night. But we can't do it without a ton of help from YOU
The Project Graduation 2019 volunteer links are now live. There are fun ways to help out before, during, and after the big event
Take a look; we're sure you'll find something that suits your schedule and your many talents.  
For before and after (senior parents especially), click here !
For the big event (senior parents, you sit this one out), click here
Stay up to date--and donate!--at our PG'19 Website 

Student Elections Schedule

Elections for class leaders, Student Council Representatives and other offices for 2019-20 will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at assemblies for the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. Students wishing to run for office should pick up a candidate packet at the Main Office and return the nomination papers and drafts of speeches to Mr. Hohn in the administration office by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 3. Offices include Class Leaders, Student Council Representatives, Representatives to the School Committee and Representatives to the Regional Student Advisory Council..

School Store Update

Getting ready for those outside Spring sporting events?  The HS Store has sweatshirts, fleece vests and lots more to keep you cozy and in school colors!  
All winter hats and scarves are now on sale - 20% off. Originally $15, now $12 - come and grab them while they last. Supplies are limited. Sale ends April 12.
Open M - F 8:30 - 3:15 PM.  We take credit, debit, apple pay, checks and of course good old cash. Come visit!  

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.

Counseling Department Communications

The April Counseling Communique is now available.
What else is going on at A-B?
For photos and news briefs about goings on at Acton-Boxborough, check out AB Snapshots  
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 (location TBD)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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