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Ride for the Centre Street Food Pantry! Cyclists needed!

Want a fun way to motivate yourself to workout AND do something meaningful for your neighbors? Join this year’s Ride for Food on October 6th!

Register today to meet your team and begin recruiting sponsors.  To learn more visit or contact CSFP Team Captain Katherine Ballas at You can learn more about the Centre Street Food Pantry at

Newton Mustangs Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers, get your foursome ready! Sign up today for the Newton Mustangs Charity Golf Tournament. Go to

June 17th
Sandy Burr Country Club

Run the Village Day 5K

Calling all runners, joggers and walkers! Join other Newton students and parents, friends and neighbors at the Newton Highlands Village Day 5K. It’s a low-key, family-friendly, all abilities run starting and ending at the Hyde Center in Newton Highlands. Many kids run their first 5K at this event which is such a great accomplishment. (It’s also fun to watch kids trying to out sprint their parents at the finish!)

Village Day in the Highlands follows at 11:00 am with all sorts of great activities — from bands to food to free inflatables and more. Registration is $30.oo per adult, $15.00 per child.

Register online here: Online registrations before May 26th are guaranteed a t-shirt in their size. Contact Maureen Oates at if you have any questions! Happy running!

June 9th, 10:00 am

“The Best Night At North” to help bring Science equipment to underprivileged students

North student Julia Davis is organizing a fundraiser called “The Best Night At North” to help bring Science equipment to underprivileged students in Boston. The evening will include the artistic musical and dance talents of students who have volunteered their time to help raise funds to support the budding Robotics program at Excel Charter School in Boston.

Come enjoy a world-class violinist, classically trained dancers from Boston Ballet, and All That Jazz, as well as guitarists and acapella groups. It promises to be an amazing night of great talent and good works and 100% of all money collected will be donated directly to Excel in Boston. $20 suggested donation per ticket or $15 student ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets visit 

May 17th,  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton North Little Theater

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6th – 10th

This week is Teacher Appreciation week. For all of the information, see

Final Open Houses for Highlands After School Program

The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, has only a few slots open for the fall. They’re hosting 3 last open houses which are a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information or to arrange an alternative time to visit please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit

Open Houses: May 11th, May 29th, and June 10th, 5 – 6:00 pm
Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting – May 14th

The Community Preservation Program website now includes the pre-meeting packet for the CPC meeting and a link to a new, 8-question community survey.

The May 14th agenda includes a final report on the Farlow Park Pond & Bridge project in Newton Corner, plus committee business. Please take the survey and share your ideas about how Newton should use its CPA funds! For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at 617-796-1144 or

10th Annual SEPAC Special Educator Awards!

The SEPAC Special Educator Awards are presented to Newton faculty and staff members who have done exceptional work with students receiving special education services.

Parents, guardians and students may nominate any NPS staff member who they believe has gone above and beyond in their work with special education students (ie: special ed staff, regular ed staff, principals, aides, BT’s, administrative staff, custodians, crossing guards, etc).

Please note that the awards do not identify you or your child by name; only the honoree is given the name of the person who nominated him/her.

Click on the link to submit your nomination!

May 30th, 6:00 pm
Newton South High School Cafeteria*
140 Brandeis Road

*please note new location

Newton PorchFest 2019 – June 1st

Come enjoy PorchFest! Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performances on porches, front lawns and driveways around the city on Saturday, June 1st. PorchFest 2019 will include the villages of Auburndale, Lower Falls and Waban where over 100 musical acts will be performing from 12 Noon to 6:00 pm.

Gather family and friends, grab a blanket or chair and stroll the neighborhoods enjoying a wide variety of musical styles. There will be Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B, Classical, Barbershop and more!

Check out the schedule at  to plan your route – maybe ride a bike to cover more ground! To make planning easier the schedule is arranged by village.

Don’t miss this free event – fun for all the family!

June 1st, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (Raindate June 2nd)

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

#thankateacher and support Newton Schools Foundation

If you are looking for another way to say “Thank You!” during Teacher Appreciation Week, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, established more than 20 years ago, provides an opportunity for families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will support professional development that gives teachers new tools and strategies, as well as new and promising curricula for middle school students. Click here to see a video or read more about the grants that NSF has funded in our schools, including programs in art, civics, math, music, science, social and cultural studies, literature and writing instruction, and social-emotional learning.

After receiving your donation, NSF will:
· Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift at the end of the school year
· Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals
· List each of those honored on the NSF website and in the Newton TAB

You can make your tax-deductible donation online at, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring. If you have children in NECP or elementary school, check your student backpacks for a flyer in the coming weeks, or the U.S. Mail at home if you have middle or high school students.