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Nutrition for kids seminar
Apr 09, 2017 10:43 am | Newton PTO Council

KidsWell Pediatrics & Urgent Care is offering a seminar regarding nutrition and healthy diets for kids. For more information, please see Seminar Flyer  and for tips on nutrition, click here Immune System Nutrition.

April 11th,  6:00 -7:00 pm
West Suburban YMCA



Annual Youth Services Award
Apr 09, 2017 10:33 am | Newton PTO Council

The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission and the Newton Health and Human Services Youth Commission are asking your help in seeking nominations for the 29th Annual Youth Services Awards. These awards recognize the hard work and dedicated efforts Newton citizens so generously contribute to youth work and community service.

There is a full description of all the awards and nomination forms at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks/youthawards.asp.

Nominations must be received before May 19, 2017.



Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk
Apr 09, 2017 10:29 am | Newton PTO Council

Don’t forget the Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk. Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

April 15th, 11:30am – 3:00 pm



Drop-In Vacation Week PlaySpace
Apr 09, 2017 10:24 am | Newton PTO Council

Looking for something fun to do with the kids over school vacation week? Come to Art & Music with Paula Gannon, with time for Play & Snack too! No registration needed, just drop in! For children ages 18 months – 5 years with a caregiver. $10.00 per child or $25.00 per family. Call 617-796-1540 for more information.

April 19th and April 21st,  9:30 – 11:00 am
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue



Boston March for Science – Kids’s Rally
Apr 09, 2017 10:21 am | Newton PTO Council

Come to the Kid’s Rally at the Boston March for Science at the Boston Common. The event is non-partisan and pro-science. Bring the kids by for an opportunity to get interested in science and recognize that everyone is and can be a scientist. For more information, visit https://www.marchforscienceboston.com/kids-march.

April 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common



Highs and Lows: Teens and Adults Talking about Drugs, Alcohol
Apr 09, 2017 10:03 am | Newton PTO Council

Highs and Lows: Teens and Adults Talking about Drugs, Alcohol and more.
Judgement free conversations among teens and adults (but not your own parent/child!) about the risks and realities of drug and alcohol use.

All Newton families – parents and teens at North and South and anywhere else – are welcome. This facilitated event is sure to open your eyes and give you the words to face those unexpected realities when they appear in your life. Visit the website www.newtonma.gov/newtonpath for more information.

April 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton South cafeteria



Volunteer opportunities
Apr 09, 2017 09:58 am | Newton PTO Council

There are THREE volunteer opportunities coming up with the Rotary Club of Newton and friends. Please join in helping others – membership in Rotary is NOT required~

1. Sunday, April 30th, 9:00 am: Newton At Home: As part of NewtonServes, Rotary will help with an outdoor spring cleanup at the home of an older adult living independently in Newton. Will include light leaf raking, picking up twigs, sweeping, and possibly moving lawn furniture from the garage outside. Your donation of time and effort will make a big, positive difference to the well-being of an older adult. Suitable for anyone 8 and up and persons with disabilities To participate, please contact Maureen by CLICKING HERE.

2. Thursday, May 18th: Help pack bags at the Center Street Food Pantry. Time to be determined, but if you’re interested please contact Rae by CLICKING HERE. Suitable for adults.

3. The Southborough Rotary Club is holding a food packaging event on Sunday, April 23rd at 1:00 pm at St. Mark’s School in Southborough. This is a fast, fun and important project that helps get emergency food into the hands of those in crisis. Please contact Dave Vachris at St. Mark’s by CLICKING HERE. Suitable for adults and kids 10 and up.

Sign up for one or for all – you’re always welcome at Rotary!



Summer School is Now Part of Newton Community Education
Apr 09, 2017 09:52 am | Newton PTO Council

Newton Summer School is now part of NCE. Students entering grades 9-12 can take elective classes like Marine Biology and Critical Writing for credit, as well as for-credit academic classes in Biology, Chemistry and US History. Pre-Calculus is also available (no credit) to prepare kids for high school calculus.

For more information, or to register, visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.



Prepare for the SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology
Apr 09, 2017 09:50 am | Newton PTO Council

Newton Community Education offers test prep classes for the SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology. Both classes will run on 4 Tuesdays, May 2nd – May 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The Chemistry review class will be held at Newton North High School. The Biology review class will be held at Newton South High School. For more information, or to register, visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.



Sidekick: A new local Business
Apr 09, 2017 09:49 am | Newton PTO Council

Need a TV mounted? A shower re-grouted? A crack in your ceiling fixed? Meet Sidekick Home, your personal home project concierge. They’ve got your back! They connect homeowners with a pre-qualified list of skilled and vetted tradesmen and handymen to handle all of your service needs. As your single point of contact for all your home service needs, Sidekick Home will manage the bids, schedule the job, ensure it’s complete to your satisfaction and handle payment.  For more information visit http://www.sidekickhome.com or call 877- 949-7845.




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