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TEC Spring College Fair
Mar 24, 2018 01:23 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Annual Fair will take place March 28th at Westwood High School with reps from 150 colleges and universities. This event is FREE and open to the public.

List of attending schools and more info may be found here: http://www.tec-coop.org/student-programs/college-fairs/spring-college-fair-westwood-high-school.


Cleaning out your pantry for Passover?
Mar 24, 2018 01:22 pm | Newton PTO Council

Cleaning out your pantry for Passover? Donate it to the Centre Street Food Pantry!

The Centre Street Food Pantry is happy to take your unopened food that has not expired.  They’re located at 11 Homer Street (entrance is on Furber Lane). You can leave it inside the vestibule in front of the door from 9:00 am – 12 noon Monday-Friday and on Tuesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm. Any questions, email info@centrestfoodpantry.org. Thanks!


Newton CPA Program Public Hearing
Mar 24, 2018 01:15 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Newton Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed revisions to its current funding guidelines, available on the program website at www.newtonma.gov/cpa. If you would like to comment but cannot attend the hearing, please contact Alice Ingerson before March 29th at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

April 3rd, 7:00 pm,
City Hall, Room 204


Small Choices- Big Impact
Mar 24, 2018 01:11 pm | Newton PTO Council

Join a presentation by former New England Patriot Chris Sullivan and his wife Kathi Sullivan. Listen as they share their own personal stories about addiction, mental health and making good choices. This talk is geared to parents and teens. For more information and to RSVP (requested, not required) visit www.newtonma.gov/newtonpath .

April 10th,  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton South


Newton Community Farm Hiring Executive Director
Mar 24, 2018 01:08 pm | Newton PTO Council

Do you have a passion for engaging children and adults in the joys of community farming and outdoor education? Do you love to buy and eat local produce? Are you a gifted communicator, manager, and leader? Then you might be the new Executive Director of the Newton Community Farm!

In this newly-created position, the Executive Director will drive the mission and provide oversight and implementation of the programs of the Farm. NCF provides locally grown produce through a variety of distribution channels, educates the public about the sustainable use of land and other natural resources, offers community events throughout the year, and has volunteer opportunities for children and adults. The new leader will manage a dedicated staff, drive fundraising and represent the organization to the community at large. The ideal candidate is an accomplished manager with a passion and skill-set for community outreach.

Key duties include administration and operations, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, community outreach and events. The position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

This is a full-time position with some flexibility on hours and days. Please send a cover letter and resume to president@newtoncommunityfarm.org. More information and a full job description can be found on the Job Openings Page. http://newtoncommunityfarm.org/about/people/staff/job-openings/

Priority will be given to applicants who submit materials by April 18th.


April School Vacation Programs
Mar 24, 2018 01:06 pm | Newton PTO Council

Join Newton Parks and Recreation for an April School Vacation Program. All programs run April 17th – 20th. Register online at activityreg.com, check out the website at www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks or call 617-796-1500 for more information.

Programs include:

Burr Park Vacation Camp for grades K – 3. Enjoy a fun field trip each day including Dave and Busters, Wooden Toys and Crafts, One Stop Fun and Launch. Standard day from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm or extended day from 8:15 am – 5:30 pm are available. Register by day or for all 4 days.

Lower Falls Community Center special event camp for grades K – 6 and field trip camp for grades 3 – 6. Special event camp features activity choices during the day and a fun special event each day. Events include a Game Show Day, Lego Party, New England Aquarium Touch Tank, and Freestyle Frisbee Show. Field trip camp features a field trip each day including Fun World, Lil Folk Farm, Mystic Aquarium and Launch. Standard day from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm or extended day from 8:15 am – 5:30 pm are available. Register by day or for all 4 days.

Thundercat Sports at Pellegrini Park for ages 6 – 12. Play a variety of sports throughout the day. Camp runs 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Register by day or for all 4 days.


Upcoming Nature Walks and Invasive Plant Pulls with the Newton Conservators
Mar 24, 2018 01:03 pm | Newton PTO Council

Join the Newton Conservators for walks and/or invasive plant pulls in Newton’s parks and conservation areas. All walks and invasive pulls last about an hour or two, are free and open to the public, and are led by knowledgeable leaders. Invasive plant pulls are a great way to get involved with community service and give back to your community. For more detailed information about the walks and invasive pulls, visit www.newtonconservators.org/walks.htm.

March/April Walks:

March 31st, 1:00 pm, and April 1st,  1:00 pm: The Hidden Life of Vernal Pools: Forest and Vernal Pool Exploration at Webster Woods; meet at the end of Warren Street on the western edge of Webster Conservation Area (rain or shine)

April 21st, 10:30 am: A Walk Around Hammond Pond and Nearby Plant Communities; meet at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center parking lot at Hammond Pond by the informational kiosk (cancelled if raining at 9:30 am)

April Invasive Plant Pulls:

April 15th, 9:30 am – noon: Buckthorn Demonstration Project, Cold Spring Park; 1200 Beacon Street, Newton

April 29th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Garlic Mustard Pull at Dolan Pond (Newton SERVES project); 76 Webster Park, Newton

April 29th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Cold Spring Park Invasives Pull (Newton SERVES project); 1200 Beacon Street, Newton

April 29th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Invasives Pull at Blue Heron Bridge (Newton SERVES project); near Super Stop & Shop, 700 Pleasant Street, Watertown

The Newton Conservators is Newton’s land trust, working to preserve open space since 1961. Get to know them! Visit www.newtonconservators.org.


April vacation and Summer learning opportunities
Mar 24, 2018 12:44 pm | Newton PTO Council

Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop. Lumos is running a 2-day Debate Workshop during April Vacation Break. Your child will study public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership with experienced instructors. The class is lots of fun and very active – a good class even for shy or quiet kids. The class is open to students Grades 6-9. Register at camp.lumosdebate.com/workshop/

Lumos also offers a 2-week summer program that teaches all these skills and more! Get summer info at lumosdebate.com. Email info@lumosdebate.com or call 617-901-4564.


10th anniversary GELF dinner
Mar 24, 2018 12:40 pm | Newton PTO Council

Help support our students by coming to the GELF dinner on May 5th!

GELF (Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund) enables low-income Newton high school students to participate in Newton Public Schools’ life-changing educational travel opportunities. This not-to-be-missed community event features a 5-course gourmet meal paired with fine beer and wine, as well as an auction, live band, dancing, and table service by Newton administrators.

Click here for tickets.

The annual GELF dinner raises more than $30,000, which allows 20-25 low-income students to participate in the dozen different international programs offered every year through Newton Public Schools–providing learning opportunities they could not otherwise have.

Whether or not you are coming, please consider donating to support a teacher to attend the event ($100/person) or making a tax-deductible donation here. For questions or more information, please email Samantha Mandel at Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us.

Payment by check: Make checks ($150/per person for dinner tickets) payable to Newton Schools Foundation with GELF dinner in the memo line, and mail to Newton Schools Foundation, 100 Walnut Street, Newton MA 02460.

Thank you for your support!

May 5th, 6:30 – 11:30 pm
Newton North High School


New Summer Program!
Mar 24, 2018 11:52 am | Newton PTO Council

Service Stars Newton is running fun community-service based projects for kids entering grades K-5. The goal is to introduce children to local charities, show them how they can be involved, and develop empathy for others.

This program runs the weeks of August 13th and 20th. Sign up for full weeks, individual days, or half days! Email with any questions at servicestarsnewton@gmail.com. See the website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/service-stars/home.


Math tutor available
Mar 24, 2018 11:48 am | Newton PTO Council

Do you know a student having difficulty with math class? Or one who wants to try to improve a math ACT/SAT score? Barbara Wolke, a retired math teacher who has been tutoring all levels of math for over 25 years and tutoring for the ACT/SAT for over 15 years, has two slots open to help students in these areas.

Contact her by email at barbarawolke1@gmail.com or call 617-645- 7122.


Call Y3K tutor in your home today,
Mar 24, 2018 11:42 am | Newton PTO Council

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 ed. such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Executive Function, and gifted, regular ed. and test preparation. In addition to academic subjects, they 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 visit http://www.Y3KTutorInYourHome.com.


Einstein’s Workshop: Newton Summer Camp Discounts / Vacation Week Programs
Mar 23, 2018 09:19 am | Newton PTO Council

Einstein’s Workshop Summer Camps provide a wide range of STEM programming for children in grades K-9 at their Newton (Zervas) and Burlington locations.

Register for the Newton camp by April 1st to take advantage of a 10% early bird discount and refer a friend by May 1st for an additional 10%. For more information or to register, please see www.einsteinsworkshop.com/summer-camp.

Einstein’s Workshop also offers Good Friday and April Vacation Week programming at its Burlington location. Learn more at https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/holidays-vacations/holidays-vacations.


Einstein’s Workshop: Newton Summer Camp Discounts / Vacation Week Programs
Mar 23, 2018 09:19 am | Newton PTO Council

Einstein’s Workshop Summer Camps provide a wide range of STEM programming for children in grades K-9 at their Newton (Zervas) and Burlington locations.

Register for the Newton camp by April 1st to take advantage of a 10% early bird discount and refer a friend by May 1st for an additional 10%. For more information or to register, please see www.einsteinsworkshop.com/summer-camp.

Einstein’s Workshop also offers Good Friday and April Vacation Week programming at its Burlington location. Learn more at https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/holidays-vacations/holidays-vacations.


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