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

Ally Week November 13 through 17

Ally Week, which A-B observes each year, is a national event that raises awareness about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning) issues with the goal of increasing the visibility of those who are allies against the bullying and harassment of young people. Students and staff will have the opportunity to wear the color of the day for each day of the week, sign the Ally Week board explaining why they are allies, and discuss the issues with others in advisory, class or other meetings. Ally Week at A-B is coordinated by Common Ground, the school's gay-straight alliance. For more information, please contact faculty advisor Alec Lewis at alewis@abschools.org.

Family Learning Series Continues

The 2017-2018 ABRSD Family Learning Series for PreK-12 parents/caregivers and community members presents REBOUND: The Chris Herren Story on Monday, November 20th in the ABRHS Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 pm. Chris Herren is a former Celtics player who will be addressing the scourge of substance abuse. This program is supported by ABRSD, ABRSD PTOs, PTF, and PTSOs, AB Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Danny's Place and the Acton-Boxborough United Way. The target audience for this presentation is high school students, as well as parents/caregivers and community members. See attached flyer for more information.

Electronic Report Cards

Beginning with Term 1 this fall, the high school is moving to electronic report cards. Hard copies of report cards, which were previously distributed to students during their Advisory periods, will now be sent by email to students and to the parent/guardian contacts listed on your student's Emergency Card on the Parent Portal. We urge parents to check the portal to verify that all parent/guardian email addresses are accurate. Click here for directions on how to verify parent/guardian email addresses.
Term 1 report cards will be emailed to parents/guardians and students on Monday, November 20th.

School Building Forums

You are encouraged to attend one or more of the informational sessions in preparation for the special Town Meeting on Monday, December 4, 7pm. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on a feasibility study for a proposed new Pre-K to 6 twin elementary school in Acton-Boxborough. The Acton meeting will be held at ABRHS, and the Boxborough meeting will be held at Blanchard Memorial. You can find more information and the full schedule of informational sessions online.

2017-18 ABRPTSO Board Open Positions

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

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.

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.



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Sep 13, 2017
  • Nov 8, 2017
  • Jan 10, 2018
  • Mar 14, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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