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Teens Making Smart Choices – January 8th
Jan 06, 2019 04:03 pm | Newton PTO Council

Teens and adults are invited to the FREE Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices expo for participative, informative exhibits; live music; free refreshments; and fun.

Meet 30 community exhibitors who help teens navigate life’s pressures in order to stay safe and healthy. Get information about everything from e-cigarettes and personal safety to healthy eating and body confidence to stress reduction and mental health support.

See expo FAQs here.

See the current exhibitor list here.

Watch a short video about the expo here.

The Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices Expo is the place to be for parents/guardians and their teens.

Sponsored by the Newton North PTSO.

January 8th, 5:00-7:30 pm
Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street

Boomerang Bags
Jan 04, 2019 08:19 pm | Newton PTO Council

Boomerang Bags is part of a global effort (860 participating communities) to reduce waste and incorporate re-usable shopping bags into daily living.

The Newton Boomerang Bag community was started this fall by Lisa Monahan (Newton resident/business owner), and Olivia Scheff (NSHS student). BB bags began in Australia when two women who were interested in doing something to help the environment created a model that could be used all over the world. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Here is a link to the BB website for more info

Click here for information about the next event coming up soon: January 26th.

Chemistry tutor available
Jan 04, 2019 08:14 pm | Newton PTO Council

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course. Prepare yourself for SAT 2 Chemistry exam. Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher, is offering tutoring in Chemistry courses and SAT 2 Chemistry test. Lida has taught Chemistry for 25 years and has dozens of references.

Walking distance to Newton South high school. Please call or text at 617-780-5461 or email

New Year, New Savings
Jan 04, 2019 05:24 pm | Newton PTO Council

Chyten offers their January specials.



Summer Camp Opportunity for 11 Year Olds
Jan 04, 2019 04:36 pm | Newton PTO Council

CISV (Children’s International Summer Village) is a UNESCO partner with chapters in 200 cities among 69 countries around the world. CISV Villages, which started in 1951, bring children from many countries together to learn from each other about the world around them while taking part in a variety of educational, cultural and fun activities.

CISV Boston chapter is forming a delegation of two boys and two girls who, along with an adult leader, will join the Village in Waterloo, Canada to represent the nation and culture of USA and the city of Boston. Children will meet, live with, learn and play with other delegations from 10-12 different countries. This is a truly unique experience open only to 11 year old children, the impact of which will last their lifetime as global citizens.
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