In this issue:

Destination Imagination
Aug 17, 2017 12:32 pm | Newton PTO Council

Does your child like to engineer, draw, act or build? If so, your kids are going to LOVE Destination Imagination. Over 350 Newton students have participated in this life changing program and this year is going to be the biggest yet!!

Registration is now open!

What is DI? (watch an intro video for parents)

This year’s 2017 – 2018 Challenges!!! (Show your kids these videos)
Technical Challenge
Scientific Challenge
Engineering Challenge
Fine Arts Challenge
Improvisational Challenge
Social Action Challenge

Please email any questions to:

Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Aug 17, 2017 12:05 pm | Newton PTO Council

On September 6th, Newton Cares will be climbing Wilson Mountain as part of the Climb to Conquer Suicide which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Please consider joining the team and climbing for this worthy cause! Registration fee of $25.00 includes a T-shirt and sticker. To register, visit the Newton Cares webpage:

See flyer here: Climb to Conquer Suicide

Middle School Resources updated page
Aug 17, 2017 11:54 am | Newton PTO Council

The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are working on promoting out-of-school time for middle schoolers. While all young people benefit from out of school time activities that help them grow and learn, middle school tends to be an age when student participation decreases.

We have updated the middle school resources webpage that we created this spring and have added resources for parents like: do-it-yourself tips and guidelines for helping children find productive ways to use their out of school time in a home-based setting and some information on seeking financial aid. We welcome any feedback and ideas you have for this page.

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42 Vernon St.
Newton, MA 02458

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