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 Chair
Deanne O'Sullivan

Calendar of Events

  • August 28 - First day of School

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 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!

High School Cafeteria Summer Schedule

The High School Cafeteria will be open again this summer from Monday, June 24 - Friday, August 2 (closed on July 4th). Breakfast and Lunch will be sold daily from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. If your child currently receives free or reduced lunch, their eligibility will continue through the summer. Click here for more details.

Lost and Found

Students or families should check the Lost and Found for any missing items. There are many items to be claimed, including clothing, bags, and notebooks. Anything left after July 5th will be donated or discarded.

Fitness Center Fundraiser

Acton Boxborough Monday Night Quarterbacks (ABMNQ), the booster organization for the high school football team, is leading an effort to upgrade the A-B fitness center. This will benefit every student in the high school as all of the PE classes use the fitness center for training. The current fitness center has long been in need of a facelift and is currently overcrowded and lacks new equipment. The plan is to upgrade the facility with state of the art equipment on both the weights and cardio sides of the center as well as add a functional fitness space. Organizers are very excited about the planned upgrades and hope the community at large will help raise money to improve this much needed space. There is currently $50,000 committed to the project and another $50,000 is needed. Any help with this fundraising effort would be greatly appreciated. The fitness center impacts every kid in the high school, not just athletes or specific sport groups.
To contribute, click here to access the "Go Fund Me" page for this project. ABMNQ is a 501c3 organization and therefore your donation is tax deductible. If you give, you will receive an email receipt which you should keep for tax purposes.
Instructions: Once you click on the link you'll be directed to the fitness center page. Click the Donate Now tab, which will redirect you to the "Go Fund Me" page. Make sure you enter your donation at the top and then change the "tip" section from 15% to "other" and then enter $0 for the tip amount. This way you will only be charged for your donation amount and nothing extra. Thanks so much for helping with this very exciting project!

Summer School at A-B

It's not too late to register for courses through Acton-Boxborough's Summer School which will run from June 24 through August 2 (no classes on July 4). See the Summer School website for all the details.

A-B Community Ed Summer Registration

As the school year winds down, A-B Community Ed is gearing up for a very busy summer. We have many programs to keep your teens busy with everything from theater, art, cooking, and sports. More information can be found on the AB Community Ed Website.  

Looking Ahead to 2019-2020

To see the district calendar for next school year, click here: 2019-2020 School Calendar. Details about the start of the school year, course schedules and the new "Seven Drop One Rotating Schedule" will be sent to parents and students at the beginning of August.

Participation in Fall Athletics at ABRHS

For students who want to participate in fall athletics, the process is detailed online. The information will be sent in an email and is also available on the Athletics Website.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities available to high school students this summer. Some are one-time opportunities, and others offer the chance for a longer involvement. If your son or daughter missed signing up at the recent Summer Volunteer Opportunities Fair, it's not too late. The sign up sheets will be in the Counseling office all this week, and students and parents can always check out the ABRHS Volunteer Website for all the volunteer positions available.

Summer Reading Lists Now Available

ABRHS has put together two lists of recommended titles if you or your student are looking for something good to read over the summer. The first is our YA Summer Reading List, full of excellent books published for teens. Be sure to check out the titles by A.S. King, who will be visiting ABRHS in October 2019!
We've also asked faculty and staff for suggestions so we could put together our Staff Picks Summer Reading List featuring titles with appeal to teens and adults.
These lists have been provided to Acton Memorial Library, Sargent Memorial Library, and The Silver Unicorn Bookstore to make access easy. Happy Reading!

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
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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