In this issue:

One Can Help annual benefit
Apr 14, 2017 06:12 pm | Newton PTO Council

Looking for a way to make a difference? Please join One Can Help at its annual fundraiser. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here or at Founded by Waban attorney Anne Bader-Martin, One Can Help provides timely, targeted assistance (in the form of small grants) to court-involved families and foster children, when no other funds are available.

With great food and drink, live music and engaging speakers including Josh Kraft, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the One Can Help benefit is a fun way to spend an evening and support a worthy cause. 95% of all funds raised will go directly to program expenses, and will also help One Can Help attain a $10,000 matching grant from a local foundation.

May 2nd, 6:30-9:00 pm
Windsor Club
1601 Beacon St, Waban

Seeking host families for cultural exchange
Apr 14, 2017 06:07 pm | Newton PTO Council

CCI Greenheart is currently seeking volunteer host families from Newton, Brookline, Brighton, and Watertown for a group of high-school age French students participating in a 3-week cultural immersion program from July 8th – July 28th. Volunteer host families will be responsible for providing meals and housing for one student for the three week period and will be able to spend time with the student and share aspects of American culture. This 3-week program is a great introduction to hosting for families who have never hosted an exchange student before! See flyer here: Host a student

Families interested in hosting or learning more should contact the Local Coordinator, Monique Baumont at or 908-720-0520.

From the City of Newton and Newton Public Schools
Apr 14, 2017 05:59 pm | Newton PTO Council

The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are currently 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. While we are still in the early stages of this work, we have created a webpage on the City website to help families find summer options for their middle schooler, as well as provide other valuable information like financial aid tips, helpful links and more. We will be continually adding more to the webpage in the coming months but with summer coming up we want to share what we have now to help with planning. We welcome any feedback and ideas.

Click here for a link to the Middle School resources webpage

Kids at the Farm: Summer 2017
Apr 14, 2017 05:54 pm | Newton PTO Council

“ Your program was my daughters favorite last summer, needless to say we are back this year, and for additional weeks!!” Little Digger Family (Entering Grades 1 -2)

Feed the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton. Indulge your senses, feed your curiosity and enjoy nature’s wonders.
Programs for toddlers through High School at Newton Community Farm starting in June and running until August 25th. Join in, all welcome! Weeks are filling up, register today!

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Newton, MA 02458

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