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Important information for voters
Aug 24, 2018 11:14 pm | Newton PTO Council

Here is some important information for voters from the League of Women Voters of Newton:

• The State Primary Election is on Tuesday, September 4th, which is the day after Labor Day

• If you need an absentee ballot (because there is no early voting in this September election), the deadline to file an application is on Friday, August 31st. This is the Friday before Labor Day.

• The League of Women Voters has worked with partner organizations to create several Candidates’ Forums for voters to learn more about the candidates and their positions:
o 4th Congressional District: Kennedy and Rucinski
o District 3 Governor’s Council (Carter-Devaney) and Middlesex County DA (Patalano-Ryan)

• Click here for the Online Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts to read the responses from candidates for statewide office or go to www.informedvoterma.org

For other questions you might have, go to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ or to the Elections Office for the City of Newton at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp.​


 
NCE Kids classes at Oak Hill this Fall
Aug 24, 2018 10:57 pm | Newton PTO Council

Looking for an affordable, conveniently located, after-school activity for your child? Newton Community Education is offering the following classes at Oak Hill this fall:

Archery (Tuesdays grades 3-8)
Chess for Middle Schoolers (Tuesdays grades 6-8)

Click Here for more information about classes being offered at Oak Hill this fall.

NCE offers many other weekday afternoon classes like Fencing, Archery, Flag Football, Babysitting Safety/CPR and more at other nearby Newton Schools, as well as classes for middle and high schoolers. And don’t forget about the adult classes!!

Visit newtoncommunityed.org for a complete listing of the kids and adult fall classes. You can register for classes online or by calling 617-559-6999.


 
Invitation to the 9/11 commemoration
Aug 24, 2018 10:46 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee City of Newton cordially invites you to their
annual 9-11 commemoration.

September 12th , 6:00 pm
Newton 9-11 Memorial on the front lawn of the Newton Centre Fire Department Headquarters, 1164 Centre Street


 
Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ)
Aug 24, 2018 10:45 pm | Newton PTO Council

Dear Newton Public School Families,

As part of our district’s commitment to creating welcoming, supportive, and safe communities for all, we have worked together over the past year with Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ), a parent-led group in Newton. It is our hope to provide interested families with opportunities, information, and resources to become better equipped to address issues of race, culture, and identity with their children. Last year, the work was focused in our elementary schools and this year will expand to our middle and high schools.

To facilitate this effort, we are working with Amy Behrens, a FORJ Leader, diversity educator, and parent coach and Gloria Pascual, a seasoned community leader in Boston and Framingham, who will be the FORJ Co-Coordinators for 2018-2019. They, and a diverse set of parent leaders, will continue supporting parent volunteers from all Newton schools to help them:

  • Identify needs and action plans specific to their schools
  • Create opportunities, through events and activities, for face-to-face conversations and dialogue
  • Provide families with valuable information, tools, and resources

Amy and Gloria will work in concert with PTOs and existing school groups to develop personalized programs for each school community. The work will rely on volunteers interested in engaging their schools on issues of race, culture, and identity. Please sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/ZBa8uQTcKkUeLXHC2 OR email Amy at amy@amybehrens.com to be placed on the mailing list for information about upcoming meetings.

The first FORJ meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, October 2nd 7:30-9pm at the Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468, accessible by the Waban T stop on the Green D Line.

We are eager to continue expanding this partnership with families this school year. I hope that you will consider getting involved.

Sincerely,

David Fleishman
Superintendent


 
All That Jazz Dance Studio registration now open
Aug 24, 2018 10:44 pm | Newton PTO Council

All That Jazz Dance Studio is still accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year. They specialize in building self-esteem and creating a warm, supportive and nurturing environment for all children as they learn the art of dance. The studio is excited to be entering their 21st year of operations and Director Miss Deb Lifson Vogel is a Newton native and currently has children in the Newton Public Schools.

Please call 617-641-0784 today to find out more information or to register or email  missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com.  Visit the website www.allthatjazznewton.com

Open House Dates:  August 30th, 5:30-7:00 pm,  September 5th, 6:00-7:30 pm,  September 6th,  4:30-6:00 pm, and September 9th, 1:00-2:30 pm


 
Newton Destination Imagination registration now open
Aug 24, 2018 10:36 pm | Newton PTO Council

Registration for Newton Destination Imagination (DI) is open! Click HERE to register.

Newton DI is an inclusive STEAM- based creative problem solving competition for students in grades K-12. Teams of up to 7 kids will choose to work on one of six challenges that will test their teamwork, project management and creativity skills.

To learn more about the program, please go to the website for FAQs and a short intro video. Questions? Please email matthew@newtondi.org.


 
Free youth boxing program
Aug 24, 2018 10:32 pm | Newton PTO Council

Nonantum Boxing Club is excited to announce their new FREE Youth after school program for youth ages 10-17.

Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for 90 minutes. If a student expresses interest in furthering their boxing journey, there is an opportunity to train with the elite team on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays as well. For more information including the registration form, visit http://ilovenewton.com/free-boxing-after-school-program-for-kids/


 
Voice Lessons – Get the Best from Your Voice!
Aug 24, 2018 10:29 pm | Newton PTO Council

Will your teen be participating in choir or theater this school year? Your teen can strengthen her voice and performance skills. With a focus on healthy singing and versatility, lessons with Jacqueline Novikov improve pitch, range, coordination and confidence. Sunday lesson availability, two performances per semester, and flexible scheduling for busy students and families

Contact Jacqueline Novikov at jn@forma-music.com and learn more at jacquelinenovikov.com.


 
Coming in October: Webinar on Teen Stress and Depression
Aug 24, 2018 10:24 pm | Newton PTO Council

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar. Presenter Amy Saltzman, M.D. will discuss how caring adults can encourage teens to manage stress. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and personnel, youth workers, and anyone interested in teen mental health. Register to join a live webinar discussion. Informational flyer available here: webinar

After the webinar, complete the online evaluation and they’ll send you a free set of Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, in English or Spanish.

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register today to submit your questions and watch the recorded webinar after it airs.

Webinar will be on October 11th, 7:00 pm


 
Morning Childcare Needed – Perfect for Newton SPED Aides or Interns!
Aug 24, 2018 10:15 pm | Newton PTO Council

Newton parent looking for morning help getting 2 tweens up and onto their door-to-door transportation. Her daughter is 12 & has social-emotional special needs. Often she can get ready in the morning with no issues, but she’ll be going to an earlier school and she’s a moody tween. She will likely be out the door by 7:30 am.

Her son is 11 and also has social-emotional special needs. He can struggle getting through morning routines. His van likely won’t arrive until 8 am, so they’ll need someone who can stay with him after she leaves around 7:45.

Required:
*professional childcare experience
*sense of humor
*transportation
*LGBT friendly

Preferred:
*experience w/ social-emotional special needs
*background in trauma (PTSD, Developmental Trauma Disorder)
*experience with conduct disorders and/or mood disorders
*background in social work and/or special ed
*experience in residential care/residential settings
*experience with foster care/adoption

Email Lradack@gmail.com


 
Math tutor
Aug 24, 2018 10:05 pm | Newton PTO Council

Experienced math teacher is offering personal tutoring that is tailored to your child. Lessons will be based on mathematical concepts from the school curriculum that challenge the child or need clarification, so your child can be successful in math.

Barbara Wolke moved to the area from the northern suburbs of Chicago where she taught in the public schools and was a high school math tutor for more than 25 years. She has tutored in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus and for the past 11 years, has focused on preparing students for the math portion of the ACT/SAT.

For more information or references, contact Barbara Wolke at 617-645-7122 or barbarawolke1@gmail.com.


 
Important information for voters
Aug 24, 2018 12:23 pm | Newton PTO Council

Here is some important information for voters from the League of Women Voters of Newton:

• The State Primary Election is on Tuesday, September 4th, which is the day after Labor Day

• If you need an absentee ballot (because there is no early voting in this September election), the last date to file an application is on Friday, August 31st.  This is the Friday before Labor Day.

• The League of Women Voters has worked with partner organizations to create several Candidates’ Forums for voters to learn more about the candidates and their positions:
4th Congressional District:  Kennedy and Rucinski
District 3 Governor’s Council (Carter-Devaney) and Middlesex County DA (Patalano-Ryan)

• Click here for the Online Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts  to read the responses from candidates for statewide office or go to www.informedvoterma.org

For other questions you might have, go to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ or to the Elections Office for the City of Newton at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp.


 

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