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Vote on Tuesday
Nov 05, 2017 12:29 pm | Newton PTO Council

Election day is this Tuesday, November 7th.

Your voice counts, please take a few minutes to vote!  Participate in the decision to elect your School Committee members, Mayor, and City Councillors and on the City Charter ballot question.

For information on polling locations and to view a sample of your ballot visit newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp


Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky” program supports Community Servings
Nov 03, 2017 02:51 pm | Newton PTO Council

The Rotary Club of Newton is proud to be supporting the Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky”
program which supports Community Servings.

With each pie you buy (or sell to a client, associate, friend or family member) you are helping to end hunger for the critically ill and housebound in Massachusetts. And a little goes a long way! Each pie you buy or sell allows one person in need to eat for a whole week. And these pies are DELICIOUS!
Make this the best year yet and help Community Servings sell 25,000 pies for their 25th anniversary. Please FORWARD this message and encourage others to support this wonderful organization!
Click here to: ORDER A PIE
For questions please email Marie at marie@theprestigroup.com


Newton Mothers’ Forum
Nov 03, 2017 02:39 pm | Newton PTO Council

Please join the NMF monthly Moms’ Night Out where the Keynote Speaker will be Roslyn Weiner, a psychologist practicing in Newton who specializes in late childhood/early adolescent eating disorders and mindfulness. As families get ready to gather together for Thanksgiving dinner, Roslyn will discuss how to talk to children and teens about food and body image.

The Community Spotlight speaker will be a representative of the Newton Food Pantry. Please bring nonperishable foods and toiletry items for a collection for the pantry. There’ll be a delicious catered buffet meal from a local restaurant so come hungry!

  • As always, MNOs are free for members.
  • During the Membership Drive: Guests are welcome at the November MNO at no charge. Please feel free to join us and learn more about the Newton Mothers’ Forum.
  • If you or someone you know would like to attend as a guest, please RSVP by emailing newtonmothers@gmail.com. Members, please RSVP on BigTent.

November 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, in the Technology Center


Veteran’s Day ceremony
Nov 03, 2017 02:40 pm | Newton PTO Council

The City’s Veterans Day observance will be held on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11th at the American Legion Post 400, 295 California St.

Please bring used cell phones, non-perishable healthy snacks and food, drink mixes, and coffee for our troops. The donation drive will begin at 10:00 am and the ceremony at 11:00 am.


Families Organizing for Racial Justice
Nov 03, 2017 12:02 pm | Newton PTO Council

The school-wide group FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) will hold its second meeting of a new district initiative for Newton families interested in advancing discussions around race, culture and identity in our schools.
Everyone is welcome, even if you were not able to come to the first meeting in October. This meeting will offer parents and guardians an opportunity to meet with others from their children’s schools who want to work on strengthening our communities and increasing conversations about race and racism in our society.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/mBywU1jHcSyCW8PE2

If you have questions, please email Amy Behrens, the parent coach and diversity educator who is coordinating these efforts, at amy@amybehrens.com.

November 9th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban


Veterans Day Basketball Clinic
Nov 03, 2017 11:54 am | Newton PTO Council

ASA Hoops is hosting a Veterans Day Clinic for boys & girls, ages 7-14. These clinics emphasize a healthy balance of fun, skill development and competitive play.

In addition they are offering after school and Saturday skills classes for ages 7-13. Check out all of the classes and clinics here: www.asahoops.com. For questions please email Coachb@asahoops.com.

Veteran’s Day Clinic November 10th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mackenzie Center, 1337 Centre Street, Newton


Parent/Child Fashion Club
Nov 03, 2017 09:48 am | Newton PTO Council

Designed for adults and beginner-intermediate level sewing students ages 6-11, Parent & Child Fashion Club is a perfect fit for the adult/child duo who:

  • are looking for an expressive, creative activity to explore together
  • exhibit unique and interesting fashion sense
  • have a passion for design
  • enjoy adding their personal flair to clothing and accessories

In this five week club, members will try their hand at designing, constructing, and embellishing their own garments. This will include sketching ideas, learning garment construction techniques (including taking measurements, cutting their own pieces, putting together basic skirts and shirts, etc.), and exploring embellishment concepts to give their creations some self-expression. The culmination of Fashion Club will leave each student with several garments and accessories, regardless of their sewing skills at the beginning!

This club is intended for parents and students to spend time together learning, growing, and creating! You can register at the following link: https://www.hipstitchers.com/ products/parent-child-fashion- club

November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 16th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm


Multi-Sports, Basketball & Futsal Evening Clinics for Kids
Nov 03, 2017 09:38 am | Newton PTO Council

Come play sports inside at the Williams Gym when the weather gets cold outside. Run by Be Ahead of the Game, these evening clinics are designed to be skill-building with loads of FUN!

Open to all Kindergarten – 7th grade students, Williams alumni, friends and neighbors! So grab a friend or sibling and join the fun!

Session 1 starts the week of November 13th. Sign up by grade level, times vary between 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Don’t miss out, spots are filling up fast!

Open this FLYER for more information and to register!
Mon – Multi-Sports → soccer, basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball
Tues – Basketball
Wed – Futsal (soccer) training
Thurs – Futsal (soccer) training


Green Newton School Connections
Nov 03, 2017 09:10 am | Newton PTO Council

Green Newton has a forum for Newton parents and teachers interested in promoting sustainability in the classroom and beyond. The group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas as well as support in facing challenges in implementing green initiatives in schools. This is an opportunity for parents and staff to connect on issues of recycling, composting and school garden projects.

You are invited to the next meeting to learn more. Please contact Marcia at info@greennewton.org if you are interested.

November 15th, 3:45 pm
Peirce School, 170 Temple Street


Newton Community Preservation Committee next meeting
Nov 03, 2017 09:07 am | Newton PTO Council

The agenda for the CPC’s next meeting includes a public hearing on funding requested by the Newton Cemetery and updates on the Crescent Street project in Auburndale/West Newton (affordable housing and playground) and on proposed changes to the Newton Homebuyer Assistance Program.

For additional information, go to www.newtonma.gov/gov/planning/cpa or contact Alice Ingerson, Program Manager, at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

November 16th,  7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204


Historic Newton presents the Jug Band Giants
Nov 03, 2017 09:05 am | Newton PTO Council

Historic Newton presents the Jug Band Giants with iconic musicians Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, and Jim Kweskin. This rare joint appearance brings to life the classic jug band music, a fun and innovative genre steeped in American folk and blues musical traditions. Using a variety of instruments, these talented musicians also perform traditional folk music. Don’t miss what promises to be an incredible evening!

Tickets available at www.newtonma.gov/jugbandgiants for $85 and $55. Sponsor tickets starting at $175 include a post-concert artist reception. For more information, call 617-796-1450.

November 18th, 7:30 p.m.
Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton


JCC All Camp Sign Up Day
Nov 03, 2017 09:04 am | Newton PTO Council

Meet the day and overnight camp directors and register for Summer 2018 at the Leventhal-Sidman Center. No charge for this event,  everyone is welcome.

JCC camp options are for children in grades preschool to high school, with transportation from many locations in Greater Boston. Register for Camp Grossman, Camp Kaleidoscope or Camp Kingswood and receive special discounts for the 2018 season!  For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/camp or contact camp@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

November 19th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
333 Nahanton Street, Newton


Spanish Language Tutor
Nov 03, 2017 09:00 am | Newton PTO Council

Grammar, literature, conversation, writing—all levels. Fluent, experienced teacher. Certified & licensed grades 5-12. Newton resident.
Contact Libby Sands at libby@libbysands.com or  617-256-4780.


Youth Fitness Program
Nov 03, 2017 08:54 am | Newton PTO Council

As children start to play sports at increasingly competitive levels, the game changes and becomes more physical. Flight Performance & Fitness has put together a program specially designed for youths ages 10 and up. With proper strength training and conditioning, kids learn how to move properly and safely, which in turn helps reduce the risk that comes from overuse injuries.  Every session is open to all kids age 10 and over.

Learn more at https://www.flightperformanceandfitness.com/ or email owners/coaches, Jared Collinson jared@flightperformanceandfitness.com and Dylan Gutheil at Dylan@flightperformanceandfitness.com

Cost per Session: $60 / month for 1 x weekly classes; $110 / month for 2 x weekly classes.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Flight Performance & Fitness
225 Riverview Avenue, Newton


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