Welcome to the Neary School list of services, events, fundraisers, etc. Please click on the titles to view more details. For information about school lunches, teachers and school activities, please go to the Neary school website.

Neary Chairs

Nikki Morrissey, Chair          
Rachel Lipkin, Co-Chair          
Amy Deschaine, Treasurer
Laurie Bouzan, Co-Treasurer


Gift Wrap

One of the biggest SOS fundraisers to benefit PreK to 5th grade students.  Order forms for gift wrap and a variety of other items are distributed to the oldest child.

Order Septemeber, Pick-Up in November

Barnes & Noble Book Fair  

A selection of books is on sale in the library throughout Author/Illustrator Week including books signed by the visiting authors and illustrators.  A variety of other books are on sale as well.  A portion of sales helps to defray the cost of Author/Illustrator Week. 

Mar 4-7

Box Tops


Send in boxtops from specially marked General Mills products. Clip them and send them in to school. Our volunteers will redeem them for 10 cents each. It all adds up. Encourage your relatives to save their boxtops too.


Inkjet & Laser Cartridges, and Cell Phones

Send in your old used inkjet & laser cartridges and cell phones and the school will trade them in for cash. They may be dropped in the box in the Neary lobby. Check with your workplace – maybe it could adopt your child’s school to help in this way!


Noodle Night                    

A fun, annual pasta dinner and themed basket raffle for the whole family.  Games for children are also hosted in the gym by our beloved Mr. LaChance and other Neary staff.          


Feb 1


A must for all families. Purchase a notepad or two to write up notes to school. Great for pick-up slips and communicating other after school plans.



Gift card program where a portion of the sales is given back to the schools.



Purchase a T-shirt to show your school spirit. A portion of sales profits the school.


Want Ads /Classifieds

Place your advertisement to sell furniture, sports equipment or even your car. Use it to rent out your vacation home. Distributed to Southborough School families.


Winter Ice Cream Social Families may purchase and enjoy a sweet treat after viewing their children's art work and following a visit to the Barnes & Noble Book Fair. Mar 6


Arts Night

A night to focus on the arts at Neary. Original artwork for each student is matted and displayed within Neary. Band, Orchestra and Chorus all perform.  Family and friends are invited to attend this special evening held in conjunction with the Winter Ice Cream Social and Barnes & Noble Book Fair. 

March 6

Author/Illustrator Week    

A week set aside to recognize authors, illustrators and storytellers selected by the school each year.

These men and women share their stories in special sessions with the students.  The Barnes & Noble Book Fair runs throughout this week, and students may purchase books signed by the special guests. 

March 4-7

Colonial Day

Highlight of the colonial period curriculum for 5th graders. A day for students to participate in craft workshops, enjoy special foods and dress up in colonial outfits. Parents are invited to a parade and open house.

April 12

Community Awareness

Each month classrooms collect items for donation to the Southborough Food Pantry.  During the holidays, families are encouraged to purchase gift cards to benefit families supported by Southborough Youth and Family Services.


Community Read Day

Guest Readers from the community are invited to participate in a special day celebrating literacy. Each class welcomes its own surprise guest.

Oct 5

Cultural Arts

Presentations are brought in house to expose students to Art, Music and Literature.



Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Taught to fifth grade students by the Southborough police department. SOS makes a contribution toward the program.


Drama Club
 Both 4th & 5th grade students are invited to participate in a yearly, fun musical performance.       Oct-Feb (performances Feb 7-10)

Driveway Signs

Provides current information regarding upcoming events on the sign at the driveway entrance to the school.


Enrichment Programs

Each grade is treated to a special program that correlates to its curriculum.


Fifth Grade Farewell

A party/picnic held at the end of the year to celebrate the achievements and memories of the fifth grade class. A highlight event before moving on to middle school. Refreshments, DJ, speakers and more!

June 24 (tentative)

Fifth Grade Fundraiser / Ice Cream Social

Come join us on Wednesday, March 12th from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the Neary School Cafeteria for a sweet treat followed by a trip to the Barnes & Noble Book Fair in the school library. Proceeds from the Ice Cream Social will be used for the fifth grade class gift.

We are in need of volunteers to help scoop ice cream, if you would like to help, please contact Suzy Green. Thanks for your support!

March 6

Field Trips

Each grade has the opportunity to experience learning outside the classroom.


Field Day

SOS helps to coordinate volunteers and water stations for this event. The gym teachers design relays and other games for a fun day of outside activity for each grade

june 6


Providing refreshments for various school functions.


Step Up Day

Third grade class visits Neary for a tour of the school.

June 24 (tentative)

Summer Reading Program

A program designed to keep kids reading all summer long.  Prospective 4th and 5th grade students earn one raffle ticket for every 2 hours of reading and become eligible for a drawing held in September. 


Teacher Appreciation

Each school plans a special way to say thanks to all of its teachers and specialists.


Thursday Announcements    

Available on-line on the Neary website each week.


Welcome Back Ice Cream Social

A wonderful Neary community event. All Neary families are encouraged to enjoy ice cream while visiting with each other - a great way to kickoff the school year.


Understanding Our Differences

Parent volunteers help to facilitate different experiential exercises to help 4th grade students understand what it might feel like to have a learning difference.  Jan 23-25

 Jan 23-25

Use Your Noodle Night           

A math and science family fun night.    
October 18


Includes individual and class photos of the 5th grade students, and class photos of the 4th grade students. Also includes memorable events such as Colonial Day, DARE Graduation, Invention Convention, etc.