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Spots Open in First Grade Brownie Troop!
Sep 09, 2018 10:54 am | Newton PTO Council

Parents of first grade girls, Troop 82115 is looking for Girl Scouts! They meet every other Monday during the school year starting October 1st from 3:30 – 4:45 pm at the Auburndale Community Library.

As a Brownie your girl will earn badges, do a project that helps others, explore nature and the outdoors, and most of all have fun and make new friends along the way.

Some parent or guardian involvement is required from each family, since the troop is entirely volunteer run. To sign up go to For questions feel free to reach out to co-leaders Julie & Meghan at or

Music Lessons and More
Sep 09, 2018 10:51 am | Newton PTO Council

Registration at The Conservatory is now open! Sign up for the best music lessons with the kindest, most patient teachers around.

The Conservatory offers private music lessons on many instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for rock bands, which meet weekly; or try out our state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!

The Conservatory at Highlands is locally owned and operated and offers a 21st-century music education that is equally inclusive and challenging taught by the best musicians in Boston. The Conservatory is your community music school, where we can all learn and develop the craft of music together. Stop in and check them out at 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands.

For more information visit or e-mail with any questions.

Sign Up Here (no commitment necessary)  or call 617-903-0944

Basketball & Multi-Sports Clinic
Sep 09, 2018 10:45 am | Newton PTO Council

Basketball & Multi-Sports Clinic @ Williams Elementary School with Be Ahead of the Game.

This combined series of basketball and multi-sports clinics will introduce a variety of sports and the basic skills needed to play them along with an emphasis on basketball. Sports include soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball, and other traditional and non-traditional games, in addition to basketball. Cooperation and teamwork will be the focus, rather than the competition of the games. Your child will learn proper warm-up games and stretching before introducing new sports, their rules and tactics. This is a great way to get in some late day exercise, have fun, and play many types of games, as well as get ready for the upcoming basketball season.

Thursdays, October 4th – November 15th
6:00 – 7:00 pm, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
7:00 – 8:00 pm,  3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Register Online by September 15th to get the early bird rate of $135.00, thereafter $145.00. Eventbrite registration fees apply.

Open to children from ALL schools.

Worried about the high cost of college?
Sep 09, 2018 10:31 am | Newton PTO Council

Want to hear about options for obtaining quality education for lower cost? Come learn about Study Abroad opportunities at Lund University, Sweden!

Megan Grindlay of Lund University, Sweden will present study opportunities (taught in English) and the application process towards the University. If you are interested in looking into obtaining a higher degree at a lower cost compared to American universities, please sign up at

September 15th, 10:00 am
Collegewise Greater Boston
1185 Washington Street, Newton

Discounted massage
Sep 09, 2018 10:23 am | Newton PTO Council

Dionysia Massage Studio is offering $25.00 off a one-hour massage now through October 19th. Open to teachers, students, and parents. Email or call 617-888-1780 for an appointment.

For more information, visit

Call Y3K Tutor in your home today
Sep 09, 2018 10:16 am | Newton PTO Council

When schoolwork goes the wrong way!

With many years of experience in teaching and educational consulting they 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 as well as regular education and test preparation.   In addition to academic subjects, we 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

In-home Academic Coaching
Sep 09, 2018 10:12 am | Newton PTO Council

Next Level Up is celebrating their 10th year of motivating students in Newton to become the best version of themselves. The experienced academic coaches can help with subjects ranging from all levels of Math, to Writing and Reading, to Physics or Chemistry. With an eye on the future, their processed based, individualized approach will also improve students’ organizational, time management, and study skills. Additionally, Next Level Up provides the undervalued sense of perspective to all of their students.

Email for call 781-540-1123 for a free initial meeting. Visit​ for more information.

Common App essay coaching
Sep 09, 2018 10:04 am | Newton PTO Council

Recently graduated from Harvard College, Isabel Alexander is available to coach high school seniors in writing their Common App essays this fall. She loves stories — not just those in books, but those we keep inside us; ones that inform the way we make connections and experience the world.

Putting these stories on paper, though, can be daunting — especially when you have to fit your life story into 650 words that aren’t too simple, too pretentious, or (worse yet) cliché.  To boot, the Common App essay seems to beg for a single life narrative.  What if you don’t have one?

Whether you have a solid draft of your college essay or no clue where to begin, she’ll help you brainstorm ways to tell your personal story — the unconventional way.

Credentials include:

  • Highest score (5) on AP English Language and Composition test
  • Perfect score (800) on SAT Writing section

For more about Isabel, visit or email

Singers K-8th grade invited to join VOICES Boston!
Sep 09, 2018 09:55 am | Newton PTO Council

Do you have a child that loves to sing? Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for the 2018-2019 season! With singing at its core and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

They offer ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse at the William H. Lincoln School in Brookline. VOICES singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music and present an opera every year.

To sign-up or just learn more about the program, visit or contact Kalee Burrows at or 617-735-0012.


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