Welcome from the ABRPTSO

From the PTSO Chairs

We are excited to share our news with you and the incoming freshmen at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and seventh graders at R.J. Grey Junior High.

The goal of the PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) is to help facilitate communication among home, school, school committee, and community. We ask that you please take a few minutes to look over the wealth of information we have provided. 

Although parents and guardians are not as closely involved in their older children's school experiences, your help and attention are still essential! It is often said that NOW is the time to pay closest attention to your children, as they are becoming more independent and moving into and through their teens.

In addition to facilitating communication, the PTSO provides financial support for programs such as Project Wellness, Freshmen Pizza Party Orientation, Project Graduation, and student directories. The PTSO also funds classroom-wide and school-wide guest speakers, printed school newspapers and magazines, subsidizes field trip costs, purchases supplies for special class projects, supports students' community service activities, offers graduation scholarships, and provides grants to the Junior High and the High School. Funds raised through annual membership dues of $40 per family are the PTSO's main source of providing support for all the above mentioned programs. Please take a moment to pay your annual dues here.

We encourage volunteerism. If not for volunteers, many of our events would not be possible. You might find something interesting on one of the volunteer forms or on the schools' district website at abschools.org. Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to meet the parents and guardians of your children's classmates.

If you are not currently on the PTSO e-mail list, please sign up here. You may register as many addresses as you like. Some families have added home and work addresses. The list has also been very helpful for parents not living with their children who may miss out on some information. We ask for your child's grade because some messages are only sent to specific groups of students. Privacy is, of course, important to us. We will not sell, rent, or give your name or address to anyone, at any time. Every e-mail we send to you will have a link at the bottom giving you the ability to unsubscribe or change your information.

Welcome, and we hope you have a very successful and rewarding school year!! 

ABRPTSO Co-Chairs Kavitha Manikandan and Susan He


Communication
  • Weekly Chatter. One way the ABRPTSO shares news is via the Weekly Chatter E-Mail, which is sent out each Sunday. The Chatter was created solely for the purpose of communicating school-related events to parents and students and to forward opportunities for parents to attend support groups or forums of school age related issues. To sign up, click here.
  • Update Your ABRPTSO E-mail Profile. Returning parents, please take a minute to review and update your PTSO E-mail profile, particularly if you have an incoming 7th grader. Updating your profile involves checking off graduation years for all your children. With our E-mail service, Constant Contact, you will not receive duplicate messages for multiple children. 


Getting Involved

Volunteers Needed! We need help with activities and events organized by the High School and the PTSO. Please fill out this form with your volunteer preferences. Questions? Email Stacy Harris at askquixote@verizon.net.


MSPP Interface Introduction

In collaboration with the AB Regional District Schools, Town of Acton, Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions (TADS), AB United Way, and Danny's Place Youth Services, the PTSO is pleased to help provide a new service to parents, students and educators.

MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service is an initiative of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP)'s Richard and Joan Freedman Center. The service collects, categorizes and makes available a wide range of critical resources related to mental health and wellness for the benefit of the general public - children, adults and families - as well as educators and mental health professionals.

In addition to maintaining an extensive, frequently updated website listing of available mental health resources by geography and type, MSPP INTERFACE provides a free, confidential mental health and wellness help line Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 617-332-3666 x1411 or 888-244-6843 x1411. This is a free, confidential referral service for the Acton/Boxborough communities. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers that meet the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. Each referral is provided with follow-up assistance.

Please find below helpful information about the service.

MSPP Interface English
MSPP Interface Espanol
What to Expect When You Call the Helpline
Lo Que Puede Esperar Cuando Llame La Línea de Ayuda

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Donate to the ABRPTSO

The ABRPTSO appreciates your help; our success depends on the support from every family. Only one $40 contribution per family is requested per school year, regardless of the number of children you have in grades 7–12. Donations are tax deductible. The PTSO is a registered 501(c)3.  

Your membership dues support:  

  • Scholarships for Seniors and Project Graduation
  • Grants to the Junior High and High School
  • Freshman Orientation Ice Cream Social
  • William James College INTERFACE Referral Service (Mental Health & Wellness)
  • Speaker Forums (e.g. Chris Heron, Kevin Breel, "The Happiness Project" & "The Pressured Child")
  • 8th Grade Graduation Dance
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheons
  • and more…………

Joining is easy! Just click here to pay your dues.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING TODAY!!


Calendars

  • AB District Calendars. Plan your school years with the 2016-2017 AB District Calendars. You'll also find Open House dates and School Times for all schools.
  • View the R.J. Grey calendar and see the ABRHS calendar below.