Every day, your child benefits from the exceptional Newton teachers and staff who motivate, educate, and inspire them to be the best they can be. Please support their efforts and honor their dedication to our children by donating to the 16th Annual “Honor Thy Teacher” Campaign of the Newton Schools Foundation. The Newton Schools Foundation supports teaching, learning and innovation in the Newton Public Schools.
The suggested donation is $25 per teacher or staff member. Donations are tax-deductible. There are several ways to donate:
· By check – Made out to “Newton Schools Foundation” and mailed, along with a note containing the name and school of the teacher(s) to be honored, to:
Newton Schools Foundation, 100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460
· By credit card – Phone the NSF office at 617-559-6120
· Online – Go to the NSF website, click the “Honor Thy Teacher” button and follow the instructions
We will notify staff and teachers of donations in their honor and publish their names in the Newton Tab in the fall. Donating to Honor Thy Teacher is the perfect way recognize Newton’s wonderful educators while supporting our schools.
The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club will host its 16th Annual Fashion Show,
BOLD and Beautiful, on Wednesday, May 22, at Karoun Restaurant in Newton.
Featuring fashions and accessories from some of Newton’s most original shops, including Brussels Sprouts, Folklorica, Stash and CERI|COMO, this stylish affair will focus on individual style, with a particular eye toward wear-ability for women of many different shapes, sizes, ages and tastes.
This year, we are asking guests to, “Find yourself on the runway,” – whether by seeing a new look or possibly modeling one! Guests will also enjoy the colorful décor and sizzling Middle Eastern cuisine at Karoun. Once again, there will be an array of must-have baskets for raffle, an exciting BLING prize, and all that swag!
Tickets are $75 each and include dinner and table seating. Table sizes will vary and can be reserved by contacting the club’s Events Coordinator by phone at (617) 630-2066 or by email.
Too Busy to Cook is a one-woman personal chef service based in Newton. Hiring a personal chef is so much easier than you think!
Learn more at the Too Busy to Cook website or contact owner Eileen Rielly for more information.
If you plan to send your child to Newton Sewing Studio this summer, why not get a great deal by buying camp days in advance?! Act now because this 50% off sale ends May 31.
Full Day 9am – 5pm Regular price $100 — on sale now $50
Full Week (morning) 9am – 1pm Regular price $250 — on sale now $125
Full Week (afternoon) 1pm – 5pm Regular price $250 — on sale now $125
Full Week 9am – 5pm Regular price $425 — on sale now $212
All discount camp days must be purchased before May 31. Camp days purchased after May 31st will be at regular prices.
Call 617-213-0344 or email Newton Sewing Studio with any questions. Feel free to pass this invitation along.
Announcing the grand opening of the Maestro Musicians Academy at the Young Israel of Brookline in Coolidge Corner. Expert lessons in violin, viola, and cello. Perfect for children ages 4 and up.
Stellar faculty with emphasis on developing the potential of every unique student. Sign up for one week of our introductory sessions from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on June 24th-30th, July 22nd-28th, and August 19th- 25th.
Contact Artistic Director Daniel Broniatowski, D.M.A. at 857-756-5230 or view the website. Parent tested, child approved!
The Newton Partnership and Understanding Our Differences are honored to be hosting best-selling author Andrew Solomon in Newton on June 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton North High School.
Solomon’s book Far From the Tree is a magnificent work about extraordinary families of individuals affected by cognitive, physical or psychological differences. Its focus is on parents who not only learn to cope with their exceptional children, but also find profound meaning in doing so. This thought-provoking book affirms the values of empathy and acceptance and is relevant for all kinds of parents and families. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the event.
Registration is required at http://understandingourdifferences.org/far-from-the-tree/.
Suggested donation is $5 at the door. For a preview, view this YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bWH0DD800I.
Get your tickets now for the tour on Sunday, May 19, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Featuring private homes that highlight interior design, architecture, and historic renovation throughout Newton, the House Tour benefits Historic Newton’s programming.
Advance sale tickets: $25 for Historic Newton members/$35 for nonmembers. Ticket prices increase $5 the day before the tour.
Buy your tickets now online or call 617-796-1450.
Fiction Writing for Children Workshop (Adults only)
Over the last 20 years, the market for children’s novels has exploded. Yet writing for these age groups is challenging and more complicated than it may seem. In this workshop, local children’s book author Karen Day will introduce you to the world of novel writing for children. This will include an overview of the industry as well as tips on how to get started.
Participants will write, share and discuss their work. No experience is necessary.This workshop will meet on Thursdays from 7:30-9pm and run for four consecutive weeks: May 30th, June 6th, June 13th and June 20th. The fee for this four week workshop is $150. Karen Day has published middle grade novels TALL TALES, NO CREAM PUFFS and A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON. . You may read more about her at www.klday.com. To register, please go to the http://www.wabanlibrarycenter.org/and print out the registration form. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Rock Boston, an after-school young musicians’ collaborative whose enrollment is comprised of 42% Newton residents, is hosting their first annual Best of Season Bash on Sunday, June 2nd from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Boston (22-24 Clinton Street).
Enjoy bands, vendors, brunch, prizes in a family-friendly yet edgy rock ‘n roll atmosphere. Tickets are $15 per person. More event info is available online.
Give your child an incredible experience at Zoo Camp this summer. Campers learn about a new theme every day through hands-on-activities designed to engage youth and get them excited about the natural world. At Zoo Camp, located nearby in the Franklin Park Zoo, your child will meet animals up close, tour behind the scenes, make new friends, and grow — all under the leadership of our diverse, enthusiastic, caring staff.
Junior ZooKeeper for ages 12-13 with even more behind the scenes.
Monday-Friday 9-3, extended care available
July 29-August 9
Flexible pricing structure as low as $220 per week.
Register online or call 617-745-4150 for more information.