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Need transportation to the Boys & Girls Club?
Oct 28, 2018 10:05 am | Newton PTO Council

Don’t let transportation hinder a child’s educational, artistic, and athletic experiences at the Boys & Girls Club of Newton! The Boys & Girls Club of Newton is offering transportation to the Club from Underwood, Burr, Cabot, Franklin, and Lincoln Eliot schools for grades 1-5.

For more information please contact Dawn Proia at 617-630-2066 or or visit the website at

Help Green Our Schools – learn about Green Newton’s Schools Connections
Oct 27, 2018 02:13 pm | Newton PTO Council

All (including kids!) are welcome to join the Green Newton’s Schools Connections group’s next meeting in November. At the October meeting, parents and school staff met with Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Director of Sustainable Materials Management; School Committee member, Diana Fisher Gomberg; and David Stickney, Director of Facilities.

The group’s goal is to establish “green standards” for Newton schools.  If you would like to participate, please contact

November 14th, 3:30 pm
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Spooky Music Showcase
Oct 27, 2018 02:12 pm | Newton PTO Council

Remember those eerie tunes you hear every Halloween? Learn how they are made and try your hand at playing a Theramin – a spooky electronic instrument used everywhere from horror movies to Scooby Doo cartoons.

Join New England Sci-Tech, a new non-profit STEM education facility for students of all ages. Free admission. Learn more at

October 30th,  7:00 – 9:00 pm
16 Tech Circle, Natick

Fabulous Multi-Household Yard Sale
Oct 27, 2018 02:08 pm | Newton PTO Council

Come browse an amazing selection of lightly and never-used toys, games and books and sports equipment plus a curated selection of small furniture and household essentials. With plenty of easy parking, why not take a quick look.  Event hosted by Angier’s fifth-grade events committee.

November 4th,  9:00 am – 1:00 pm in front of Angier School

Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures
Oct 27, 2018 02:06 pm | Newton PTO Council

Wheelock Family Theatre’s performance of Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures features Brown 8th grader Ava Lyons.  Ava will perform as Felicia Ann, a classmate of Gooney Bird, and the show runs approximately 90 minutes.

Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures is an adaptation by Kent R. Brown of the Lois Lowry book that charts the quirky course of Gooney Bird, a new student at Watertower Elementary with a flair for the theatrical. Gooney Bird inspires her classmates to maximize their own self-expression through wearing brightly-colored mismatched ensembles and telling wildly imaginative stories that are 100% true.

There will be 16 performances between October 26th and November 18th, with shows available to the public mostly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tickets can be ordered from Wheelock Family Theatre’s website at or  Additionally, tickets for the Saturday 10:30 am shows are discounted at $15.

Winter Basketball League needs volunteer coaches and refs
Oct 27, 2018 01:41 pm | Newton PTO Council

As the winter season is upon us, the Newton Boys & Girls Club annual Winter Basketball League will be starting in late November. Coming off of a strong season last year when the league consisted of 20 teams with high competition, they look to continue the streak.

The Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers who can commit to:

  • 2 hours weekly of coaching, 1 hour on a week night and 1 hour Saturday morning/afternoon
  • 2-7 hours of refereeing between Friday nights 5:00 – 8:00 pm or Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Commitment would be needed through mid-March

These leagues success relies on our amazing volunteers and community sponsors. Please consider donating your time as a coach or referee and help the Winter Basketball program grow.  Click here for a link for our volunteer application.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or call Jordan at 617-630-2066 ext 121.

Each team is designated one practice and one game per week. Practices and games are about an hour long. Games are Saturday mornings/afternoon depending on which age group is playing. This league consists of three divisions.

  • Development League (Grades K-2) The Development League will focus on player development both on and off the court. There will be a skills and drills segment along with team-building and discipline. The season ends with a tournament in which all teams compete. All games will be played on Fridays.
  • Premier League (Grades 3-5)  The foundation of the Premier League is built on learning the basic fundamentals of the game. All games will be played on Saturdays.
  • Junior League (Grades 6-8) The Junior League is designed to help players prepare for a higher level of competition. They’ll be introduced to team concepts such as zone defense, team defense, motion offense and proper floor spacing. All games will be played on Saturdays.

Summer camp registration opening soon
Oct 27, 2018 11:31 am | Newton PTO Council

Whether you love to sing and dance at Camp Kaleidoscope, learn important swimming skills at Camp Grossman or hone your skills at Specialty Camps an exciting summer awaits.

Enjoy an unforgettable summer with JCC Greater Boston filled with land & water sports, outdoor adventures, visual arts, performing arts and Jewish culture. Save $75.00 on your day camp registration when you sign up on November 18th! Learn more at

Early bird registrati0n on November 18th,  2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center at JCC Greater Boston.


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