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Vaping webinar for parents
Feb 03, 2019 10:23 am | Newton PTO Council

Worried about e-cigarettes and your teens? Want to prevent use? Sign up for this FREE webinar hosted by FCD Prevention Works.

Please click to REGISTER

You will learn:

  • What is vaping
  • Use trends among youth
  • Effects on young bodies and minds
  • How to talk to your kids about vaping
  • And much more!

February 7th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm


 
Yoga & Torah in Conversation: The Hidden Aspect of a Spiritual Journey in Preparation for Purim
Feb 03, 2019 10:17 am | Newton PTO Council

This is the third program of The Body in Yoga and Torah in Conversation – a unique integrative and interactive program exploring Jewish and yoga intersections with the body. In both traditions, the body is a vehicle to access the divine, inner world and to connect to a broader understanding. The program explores Jewish traditional texts and relevant yoga philosophy Sutras of Patanjali.

Registration Fee: $18 per person. Register here: Register

Program led by Rabba Claudia Marbach and Rahel Wasserfall, PhD and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT)

February 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Save the future Yoga & Torah in Conversation program date – Sunday, March 31 -Freeing Ourselves of our Narrowness – Preparation for Passover


 
Riverside Visioning Meeting
Feb 03, 2019 10:11 am | Newton PTO Council

Your opinion matters – if you are looking to have input into the culture, community and smart growth of Newton, then join the Riverside Visioning Plan process.

Riverside T Station is at the end of the Green Line and by both 128/95 and the Mass Pike. A private developer is bringing in a proposal to redevelop it with over 600 apartments and a new retail area. It will be in the middle of Auburndale and Lower Falls and will be a part of the Williams School district. The Vision Plan is to find out what you want and what makes sense for Newton. Come participate in a range of work stations and let us know what you would like to see at the site. Refreshments and children’s activities provided!

Find out more about the Riverside vision plan process and sign up for email updates here. February 10th, 4:00 pm

Williams School gymnasium, 114 Grove Street


 
Vacation Week fun with HIstory
Feb 03, 2019 10:07 am | Newton PTO Council

February vacation week programs at Historic Newton. Bring your family to Historic Newton for a full day of historic fun. With Historic Newton educators, try out colonial-era games, explore the museum exhibits, make a diorama, roll your own candles, and more.

Activities run from 11:30 to 1:30 and from 2:00 to 4:00 with a break for lunch. Come for one activity or stay all day! Recommended for elementary-age children; siblings welcome.
Information: 617-641-9142 .


February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton


 
Free arts workshop February break
Feb 03, 2019 10:00 am | Newton PTO Council

You are invited to a free arts workshop for grades 6 – 9 during February vacation. You will work on a moving panorama, or “crankie,” which is a long continuous scroll illustrated with mixed media, and once put into a box can be cranked to show a moving story. A free public performance of the crankie will take place on February 22nd at 5:00 pm for parents and anyone interested from the local communities. Visit this website for more details about moving panoramas: http://www.thecrankiefactory.com/

Please email marisacalise@goreplace.org to enroll in the workshop.

February 18th – 22nd, 1:00 -4:00 pm

Gore Place, Waltham


 
Spring session ensemble band classes
Feb 03, 2019 09:42 am | Newton PTO Council

Spring session ensemble band classes for ages 8-18 of all levels begins the week of February 25th. Band classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours and are offered seven days per week.

Plugged In‘s newest program, After Dark, is for already formed bands comprised of high school students that want to take the next step. After Dark offers bands rehearsal space on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to clinics on topics such as How to Book Gigs, Promote Your Band and Music as a Career. A Plugged In teacher will be onsite to consult during rehearsal time and will present clinic. The Plugged In After Dark program begins the week of February 25th.

For more information on all Plugged In programs and to register, please email info@pluggedinband.org, call 781-444-1879 or visit www.pluggedinband.org.

The Plugged In Band Program is a non-profit rock band program in Needham teaching kids about using music to help others. In addition to ensemble band classes, private lessons, songwriting workshops, summer camp and community performances, five times a year students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians of all levels and needs feel a sense of belonging, have an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. In the loving and non-competitive environment at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun.


 
What’s Happening at the Y
Feb 03, 2019 09:33 am | Newton PTO Council

West Suburban YMCA’s Super Bowl Raffle! The West Suburban YMCA raffled off a Super Bowl trip package, and Newton resident Assunta (Sue) Calcagni was selected as the winner! Sue received 2 tickets to Super Bowl LIII along with airfare, lodging and ground transportation provided by New England Sports Tours. The raffle netted over $20,000 for the Y’s annual fund, which provides financial assistance for programs, services and scholarships at the Y.

Try the Y: Fridays in February are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and use the facilities for the day.

Early Spring Program Registration: Registration is open for early spring session programs. Early spring session runs February 25th – April 14th. Sign up for swim lessons, youth basketball, floor hockey, fitness classes, kids yoga, tai chi, tumbling, music lessons and more.

Pickle Ball – Tuesdays & Thursdays: The West Suburban YMCA hosts drop-in pickle ball on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the gymnasium. Pickle ball is free for West Suburban YMCA members and $5.00 drop-in fee for non-members.

Guided Meditation: Take a moment out of your day for this short, guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated. Free for West Suburban YMCA members. Led by Jenni Plym in Studio A. February 9th, 9:00 – 9:30 am

Lifeguard Training and Certification Course:Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard this February. Learn the practical skills necessary to recognize a critical situation and provide lifesaving care to individuals in the water. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications are included in the course.

Weekend course: February 9th, 16th, 17th and 23rd, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm each day.
School vacation week course: February 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. Students must be present for ALL days of their chosen course. Visit wsymca.org to register or call 617-244-6050.

Family Fun Night: Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, games and more! FREE and open to all. Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation and occur on the second Tuesday of every month. February 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

February Vacation Programs: Do your kids need something to do while they are off from school for February vacation? The West Suburban YMCA is offering full day and half day program options February 19th – February 22nd. Call 617-244-6050 for more information or visit www.wsymca.org.

Spring YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League: Registration is open for the Y’s spring YBA league which runs March 2nd – April 14th. YBA is a fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). All leagues are co-ed, and volunteer coaches are encouraged. For more information and to register visit www.wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.

Summer Camp Registration is Open! The West Suburban YMCA offers three summer camps: Camp Pikati at the Y, Camp Chickami in Wayland, MA and Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, MA. Each camp offers children a unique and engaging summer experience. Attend one of the Y’s upcoming camp info sessions to learn more about summer camp.

Upcoming Camp Info Sessions at the Y:

February 6th, 9:00 – 11:00 am
February 11th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

February 20th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions. Great benefits, FREE membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org or visit wsymca.org/careers.


 
All Newton Music School Music and Theater Summer Camp
Feb 03, 2019 09:01 am | Newton PTO Council

Do you know… that All Newton Music School has a Music and Theater Summer Camp?

Music Explorers Summer Camp is a performing arts summer camp for children from 5 to 9 years old. They offer courses in theater, dance, music, and visual arts. Younger campers have more guidance and supervision, while older campers are able to take on some responsibility and have a chance to dive deeper into music study and take on more significant roles in the musical theater performance.

During theater class, campers will rehearse the songs, acting, and choreography of a musical where they will learn to let their star shine at the Festival Evening performances!

You may register your child for individual sessions or sign up for both!

Session one: $500.00
July 1st – July 12th (camp closed on July 4th), 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Musical: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

Session two: $550.00
July 15th – July 26th, 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Musical: Getting to Know: Oklahoma!

Learn more and Online Registration: allnewton.org/summer-camp. For other questions, please email or call the Registrar at naomi@allnewton.org or 617-527-4553.


 

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