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

Revised Final Exam Schedule for Grades 9 - 11

Because of snow days, the end of the year schedule, including the schedule for final exams, has been updated and can be found on the calendar on the school website.

2018-2019 ABRPTSO Board Open Positions

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 about these positions.
Membership Chairs (2 positions)
  • Coordinates online portal for membership dues
  • Prepares monthly membership reports for ABRPTSO Board
  • Prepares and sends membership reminders throughout the school year as necessary
Communications Chair
  • Oversees Weekly Chatter Newsletter
  • Reviews and edits information to ensure all information is present in appropriate Chatter
  • Organizes Chatter publication schedule 
  • Trains new Chatter publishers as needed
High School Volunteer Coordinator
  • Coordinates volunteers for activities and events organized by the High School and the PTSO

Project Graduation 2018: FOUR WEEKS TO GO!

Can you believe it?! In just four weeks the Class of 2018 will march in cap and gown. Now we are down to the wire. We need your help to run, and fund, the all-night, substance-free party that all grads will enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives. Here's how we're going to make it happen:
  • We can't run Project Graduation without  VOLUNTEERS! Senior parents can't volunteer at the big event, so it's time for the parents of students in all other grades to pay it forward. We need you! Here's a link to the PG2018 SignUpGenius.
  • On Thursday, May 10, from 4:30 to 7:30pm, shop at Roche Bros., turn in your receipt to PG volunteers at the exit, and we get 5% back!
  • Every Tuesday in May, Not Your Average Joe's will donate a whopping 15% of your food order. Just remember to mention that you're there to support Project Graduation. This week's theme: Mothers Day and Prom prize drawings!
Stay up to date - and donate! - on Facebook 
Want more details about the event? check out "Top 10 Things to Know About ABRHS Project Graduation."  

Graduation Volunteers Needed

High school graduation is on Friday, June 1 and the PTSO is looking for ushers to help that evening.  We need coverage for the following shifts:
  • 4:00 to 5:30pm: 4 volunteers
  • 4:00 to 7:00pm: 6 volunteers
All parents are welcome to volunteer, but the high school would especially appreciate it there were at least a couple of fathers in the group (or anyone big and strong enough to keep enthusiastic photographers behind the designated lines).
If you are willing to help out, please use the SignUpGenius link or contact Lori Fassman by Friday, May 25.

Summer School Registration

Summer School 2018 dates are June 28 - August 8 for six-week classes and July 2 - July 27 for summer physical education classes. Enrichment, review and credit-recovery courses will be offered. Course offerings and other information can be viewed at AB Summer School

Seeking Host Family for High School Aged Foreign Exchange Student

STS Foundation invites you to join others in your community in promoting peace and understanding by welcoming an international high school student into your home for the upcoming academic high school year. When you host a high school exchange student you open the world to your family. To learn about how you can apply to be a host family and participate in this important citizen diplomacy effort contact your Local Coordinator Jackie Young at 1-508-320-0678 or by email at

Parent Group for Caregivers of Children who have Experienced Trauma 

Metrowest Behavioral Health Center presents a six-week, free parent group for eligible caregivers of children who have experienced trauma. For more information, see the flyer

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 $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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