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

  • Jan 6 - PTSO Meeting, High School Room 126E - 7 p.m.
  • Jan 10 - Early Release Day for Students (dismissal at 11:22 a.m.)
  • Jan 15 - Alumni Connections (see article below)
  • Jan 20 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Jan 22 - School Council Meeting - 5 p.m.
  • Jan 22 - Community Service Awards Night - 7 p.m. (snow date - Jan 23)
  • Jan 24 - Term 2 Ends

Join the PTSO at its Jan 6 Meeting - 7 p.m.

The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) includes representatives from both the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and RJ Grey Junior High School.  We will be meeting tomorrow, Monday, January 6th in High School Room 126E beginning at 7 p.m.  All are welcome to join!
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 such as The Chatter.
Financial Support ─ Your donations provide students with extended afternoon library staffing, Agendas for all RJG students, Wellness Initiatives, Window Seat, Student Leadership Conferences, Career Speakers/Author Visits, Senior Scholarships, and Freshman Orientation. 
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.

Auction Items for A-B's Annual Community Service Fundraiser needed by Jan 7

Our eighth annual online auction to raise funds for the ABRHS Community Service Program will be held in January.  If you'd like to donate an auction item, or learn more, click here: ABRHS Community Service Auction Donation Form. Donations needed by January 7th.

Project Graduation: It's 2020 - Time to Bounce!

We watched the ball drop. Now the countdown to graduation begins!  
Project Graduation 2020 is ON.  Our first committee meeting of the year is at 7pm this Thursday, January 9 at the ABRHS library.  Please join us!  We are still looking for a few LEADERSHIP volunteers.  Parents of students in all grades can, and should, give us a hand! 
  • Breakdown Chair: Are you a morning person? You could be our breakdown hero the day after the big event!
  • Food Co-Chairs: Love to nosh? We do too! Help us out during those snacky late-night hours.
  • Logistics Chair: Be the mastermind behind the scenes. You don't have stay up late.
  • Senior Parent Night Coordinator: Easy-peasy-it's a restaurant night for 2020 parents in March. 
Keep your eye on the ball: Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Visit our website at abprojectgrad.org.  Email us with any questions at abprojectgraduation@gmail.com.

Alumni Connections Program - Jan 15

On Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm in the auditorium, the ABRHS Counseling Department is sponsoring a panel of AB alumni who will speak about their paths to choosing majors and careers.  Information about ways to explore career interests through clubs at the high school will also be available. The Alumni Connections program is aimed at students in grades 10 - 12 and their families.  Questions? Please contact Lindsay Rosenman in the Counseling Department at lrosenman@abschools.org.

Community Service Awards Night - Wednesday, Jan 22

Everyone is invited to attend A-B's annual celebration of student volunteering on Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 pm, in the ABRHS Auditorium. Students eligible for an award and their families have received an email notification. Community Service Awards Night will feature students speaking about their community service experiences, a slide show of volunteer activities and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program is approximately one hour long. Any questions about the event and requests for accessible seating should be directed to Melissa Dempsey or Bobbie Chiauzzi.

College Planning at Danny's Place

Get in the Zone! College Planning for Juniors
In this workshop series, high school juniors will have a chance to dive deep into college planning in a way that best matches a student's skills, personality, and interests. Through this immersive workshop students will discover their personality type, explore college criteria preferences, research colleges, college application process review, discuss college interview tips and essay preparation, determine short term and long term goals and create a timeline for the process to reduce stress.
Dates: Six sessions on Mondays: 1/6/20, 1/13/20, 1/27/20, 2/3/20, 2/10/20, 2/24/20 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Danny's Place Youth Services, 525 Mass Ave, Acton MA
Undecided: Guidance for Seniors
Seniors: This is your year! With studying for college entrance exams, touring and applying to colleges, perhaps you have not had the time to explore career options to the extent you wanted. Start 2020 off by spending time at Danny's Place in a relaxed environment away from distractions with other peers in your situation. Work towards narrowing down your career interests with the goal of identifying the career clusters that are uniquely YOU and one or two occupational titles within it to explore before you graduate. Topics include: vocational assessments, college fit, how to research occupations, alternative plans, and career action planning.
Dates: Four Sessions on Tuesdays: 1/7/20, 1/14/20, 1/21/20, 1/28/20, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Danny's Place Youth Services, 525 Mass Ave, Acton MA

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.

What's Going on at A-B?

AB Snapshots is a site with photos and descriptions of some of the current events and activities at A-B, month by month. Use the link above to access the site now, or use the link on the ABRHS home page any time.

Counseling Department Communications

What else is going on at A-B?
For photos and news briefs about goings on at Acton-Boxborough, check out AB Snapshots  
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Check out how the PTSO benefits our community! The PTSO will only spend the amount we raise, so our success depends on YOU!

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per family,
per school year. 

This donation is tax deductible.
The PTSO is a registered 501(c)3.



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
  • Monday, Oct 21, 2019 (Rm 126E)
  • Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
  • Monday, Jan 6, 2020 (Rm 126E)
  • Monday, Feb 10, 2020
  • Monday, Mar 16, 2020
  • Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Monday, Jun 8, 2020 (PTSO Social)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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