Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Join NFP’s Walk for Hunger Team!

The Newton Food Pantry is proud to be participating in Project Bread’s 51st Walk for Hunger & 5K Run on May 5th. The pantry team’s fundraising efforts will directly support the Newton Food Pantry. Any adults and teens (ages 13+) are welcome to join the team.

The money raised by Walk participants like the Newton Food Pantry will provide grants to hundreds of community-based programs that rely on support—food pantries, hot meal programs, summer meals for kids, farm and garden initiatives, health center programs and more. Last year, the Walk supported 315 local programs in nearly 100 Massachusetts communities.

Please visit NFP’s Walk for Hunger Team page to join the team, make a donation, and for more information about how the Newton Food Pantry supports our community.

FORJ Meeting (Families Organizing for Racial Justice)

Join in an interactive evening with Madeline McNeely, founder of Conditioning Leaders. She is a facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant who will share practices gleaned from her most popular trainings on good group leadership practices in order to help you to ensure your FORJ team is operating at its best. This is a special opportunity for your FORJ team to reflect on your experiences and learn helpful tools for sustainability and success!

Please register here for the February 12th Meeting https://goo.gl/forms/T8j6TXkyN0OCOOkz1

February 12th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (with optional school group time at 6:30 pm or 9:00pm)
Angier Elementary School

Newton CPA Program: Upcoming Funding Deadline and February 12th Meeting

Newton’s next CPA funding deadline is sooner than you think!

If your project is aiming for the fall 2019 funding round, contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144 by March 29th to request an in-person orientation meeting. This meeting is required as the first step in the funding process.

The agenda and pre-meeting packet for the next CPC meeting on February 12th are now online from www.newtonma.gov/cpa. All items on this agenda are committee business; no proposal or project decisions are scheduled.

Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents

Teach children to manage their time, space and materials ….and keep their emotions in check!

This presentation sponsored by Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools, will cover powerful strategies to help your child develop independent executive function; teach students to internally sense the sweep of time, self-monitor in order to sustain concentration, manage pace, and complete tasks in allocated time frames; improve students’ motivation and task initiation, help them to plan homework and long-term projects/papers, and coach students to think in an organized way; and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.

The presenter is Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP, a trained speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice.

February 13th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School Auditorium,  457 Walnut Street

Beijing Bound: Information Session and Alumni Panel Discussion

Interested teachers, students, and parents, come learn about the Newton-Beijing Jingshan School China Exchange Program. Samantha Mandel, NPS Global Education Programs Manager, will lead an information session and the panel discussion which follows will feature alumni teacher and students reflecting on the impact of this four-month long culture and language immersion experience.

March 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm
Newton South High School Library and Lecture Hall

For further information, contact Samantha Mandel at Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us

Call Y3K in your home today

When schoolwork goes the wrong way!

Their many years of experience in teaching and educational consulting have developed the right way to motivate, the right way to teach, be understood, and be remembered. Y3K tutors special education such as ADD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, executive function, and gifted. They also tutor regular education and test preparation and in addition to academic subjects, teach children organizational skills, homework coaching, study skills, and time management. All subjects and ages are taught.

Parents can now receive 25% off the first lesson. Call 781-492-8700 or log on to https://www.Y3KTutorInYourHome.com

SAT and ACT prep

Former English teacher with 30 years experience in Brookline, Concord and Lexington schools will tutor students for the Verbal portion of SAT or ACT tests. This includes Reading Comprehension, Writing / Grammar, and the Essay. Practice for test structure and test-taking skills and strategies.

She is also available to help kids with their personal college essays.
Resume and excellent parent and professional references available upon request.

Please contact Cynthia at cscarp@gmail.com or 978-952-8871

Vaping webinar for parents

Worried about e-cigarettes and your teens? Want to prevent use? Sign up for this FREE webinar hosted by FCD Prevention Works.

Please click to REGISTER

You will learn:

  • What is vaping
  • Use trends among youth
  • Effects on young bodies and minds
  • How to talk to your kids about vaping
  • And much more!

February 7th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Yoga & Torah in Conversation: The Hidden Aspect of a Spiritual Journey in Preparation for Purim

This is the third program of The Body in Yoga and Torah in Conversation – a unique integrative and interactive program exploring Jewish and yoga intersections with the body. In both traditions, the body is a vehicle to access the divine, inner world and to connect to a broader understanding. The program explores Jewish traditional texts and relevant yoga philosophy Sutras of Patanjali.

Registration Fee: $18 per person. Register here: Register

Program led by Rabba Claudia Marbach and Rahel Wasserfall, PhD and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT)

February 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Save the future Yoga & Torah in Conversation program date – Sunday, March 31 -Freeing Ourselves of our Narrowness – Preparation for Passover

Riverside Visioning Meeting

Your opinion matters – if you are looking to have input into the culture, community and smart growth of Newton, then join the Riverside Visioning Plan process.

Riverside T Station is at the end of the Green Line and by both 128/95 and the Mass Pike. A private developer is bringing in a proposal to redevelop it with over 600 apartments and a new retail area. It will be in the middle of Auburndale and Lower Falls and will be a part of the Williams School district. The Vision Plan is to find out what you want and what makes sense for Newton. Come participate in a range of work stations and let us know what you would like to see at the site. Refreshments and children’s activities provided!

Find out more about the Riverside vision plan process and sign up for email updates here. February 10th, 4:00 pm

Williams School gymnasium, 114 Grove Street