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Donor Will Match $25,000 for Calculus Project in March!
Mar 12, 2017 02:56 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Newton Schools Foundation is honored for the second consecutive year to have a
very generous donor who will match up to $25,000 in contributions from the community
to the Calculus Project during the month of March.

Double your impact and donate today:

The Calculus Project has been transformational for Newton students. Since its 2013
launch, enrollment growth in high-level mathematics among traditionally
underrepresented student groups is significant:

• Hispanic student enrollment has increased 70 percent.
• African-American student enrollment has tripled.
• Low-income student enrollment has increased nine-fold!

Here’s how the program works: Calculus Project students attend intensive small-group
summer classes to preview upcoming curriculum, boost their math skills, foster
attitudes that support academic risk-taking and perseverance, and cultivate relationships among peers in the program. During the school year, students receive mentoring and after-school academic support. The program also uses lessons and activities designed to improve self-perceptions about academic accomplishment.

Your support this year will help deepen and extend the Calculus Project’s reach.
Currently serving 109 students in grades 7-10, the program will welcome a new cohort
of 30 incoming 7th graders this summer. If we successfully complete this match challenge,
the resulting $50,000 will support nearly half of the students in the Calculus Program for
this coming year—including the entire new 7th grade cohort.

At a cost of $1,000 per student for a full year of programming, the Calculus Project’s
success depends on a public-private partnership between the Newton Public Schools,
private foundations and corporate donors, and generous individuals like you.
Please help us meet the donor match challenge. Please Donate today!

Support Zervas At The Most Extensive Online Auction!
Mar 12, 2017 12:16 pm | Newton PTO Council

Now through  March 19th, bid on amazing deals such as certificates to many of Boston’s premier restaurants, including En Boca, Grill 23, Doretta Tavern, Mamelah’s, Smoke Shop, Craigie On Main, Alden & Harlow and many more! There are also spaces for dozens of day and sleepaway camps, memberships and passes to the best fitness and health clubs, including Equinox, Soul Cycle, Barry’s bootcamp​ and Pure Barre.

Check out these great offers, and support your local Newton Zervas Elementary School!

Community Concussion Education Program
Mar 12, 2017 12:12 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Day PTO is sponsoring a concussion education program for parents. The program will cover issues related to the care and management of concussions, including:

(1) recognition and management,
(2) treatment and rehabilitation options, and
(3) concussion safety and preparation.

Leading the program will be two speakers from the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital, along with local NNHS student, Lily Winton, who suffered a serious post-concussive syndrome that required medical leave from her junior year of high school. This program is offered free of charge through a grant from the Oak Foundation. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

March 21st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
FA Day Auditorium

Now Is The Time To Plan For a Summer Internship!
Mar 12, 2017 12:10 pm | Newton PTO Council

An internship is an important step in college and career preparation. So how can you
find one? Let InternBoston do the work and provide your students with internships that are a perfect fit with their career interests and skills.

Summer60, a comprehensive program designed for high school students and graduates,  creates custom-tailored internships that allow students to work with mentors while developing business and life skills in a real-world setting.

For more information, visit or email

Interested in traveling with Newton Community Ed?
Mar 11, 2017 03:43 pm | Newton PTO Council

Have you ever considered traveling internationally with like-minded Newton adults?
Newton Community Ed is considering offering international summer travel to some
spectacular destinations, and would like your feedback!

This interest survey will only take 5 minutes and may make you eligible for a travel discount:

Opportunity at the Centre Street Food Pantry
Mar 11, 2017 03:40 pm | Newton PTO Council

Seeking candidates for a new Volunteer Coordinator position. Be a vital part of the Centre Street Food Pantry!  Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, good planners, kind and have experience in volunteer management or training.

Send resume to:

Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education meeting on March 14th
Mar 11, 2017 03:36 pm | Newton PTO Council

“Everything you always wanted to know about Student Services and Special Education
in Newton and were afraid to ask”. The NewtonSEPAC Board Officers invite you to join in an open conversation and Q & A session at the next meeting of the Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education. This is an open conversation, no topic is too small or too insignificant. This meeting location is accessible.

March 14th,  7:30 pm (Light refreshments and networking begin at 7:15 pm)
Room 210 of The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street

Weather cancellations will be posted on our website

Ukuleles to borrow! Newton Free Library
Mar 11, 2017 03:31 pm | Newton PTO Council

Want to learn to play the ukulele? Now you can borrow a ukulele from the Newton Free
Library! There’s also a “Learn” collection in the Music Center with self-instruction books and DVDs to help you learn to play many musical instruments including ukulele, banjo, flute, guitar, piano,  tuba and many others.

For more information call the Newton Free Library at 617-796-1360.

Nomad Story Slam
Mar 11, 2017 03:26 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Nomad Story Slam is back for another great night of story-telling, inspired by the
Moth Radio Hour. Anyone can throw their name in the hat and tell a five minute, true
story connected to the theme of the night. The theme this time is “appetite”, appetite
for risk, appetite for love, for food, for danger, …

March 19th, 7:30 pm
Gregorian Rugs, 2284 Washington St, Lower Falls

Rummage & Boutique Sale – March 19th
Mar 11, 2017 02:42 pm | Newton PTO Council

Temple Shalom Newton Sisterhood Rummage & Boutique Sale features bargains on all
sorts of useful items and unique treasures: kids & adult clothing, shoes, accessories,
housewares and decor, books, toys and baby equipment. The Designer Boutique offers
premium upscale couture and collectibles. Everything priced to sell. Admission $1.00/person.

March 19th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Preview hour 9:00 – 10:00 am for $20.00/person admission.
March 20th is Bag Day – $10.00 per bag for everything you can stuff inside.

Temple Shalom
175 Temple Street, West Newton

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