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Zervas 5th Grade Families: Upcoming Open Houses for Highlands After-School Program

OPEN HOUSES FOR HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting Open House events for interested families on: Monday, March 26Tuesday, April 3 and Sunday, April 8 all from 5:30-6:30 PM. at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please join us and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or visit our website highlandsafterschool.org

Thinking about your spring re-awakening?

Join Newton moms Jen Riff and Michelle Hubbard for these new, exciting classes! Each 1 hour class includes a 30 minute lecture and a 30 minute yoga/pilates movement portion. Bring a mat, a friend, and your wonderful energy! Children are welcome.

Choose one, or do all four:
1. Stress Management: Education and practice of understanding what stress is and reducing it in ways that work for the individual and family. April 5th, 11:30 am

2. Resiliency: Education about the definition of resiliency and how to increase factors that help you bounce back faster from negative events. April 29th, 4:00 pm

3. Anxiety: Education on what anxiety is — positive and negative anxiety, and how to manage it. May 4th, 11:30 am

4. Sleep: Education around why we sleep, the parts of sleep, and what we CAN do to sleep better. May 20th, 4:00 pm

RSVP to MSHEL267@aol.com to reserve a spot or express interest. Each class will cost $30.00 per person.

Dr. Jennifer Riff, Ph.D. in clinical psychology, uses evidence based approaches while focusing on outcomes and results. Specialties include coping with divorce, building resiliency to disease, managing depression and anxiety, building social skills, and strengthening family systems. She strives to support individuals while challenging them to increase their coping strategies and resiliency to risk factors. With her experience and advanced training in a range of treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, and play therapy, Dr. Riff takes an integrative and collaborative approach to her work. Dr. Riff has a private practice in Newton Highlands.

Michelle Silberman Hubbard, founder of Posture for Performance, is a Stott Certified Pilates instructor and yoga instructor for the past 20 years. Posture for Performance has designed yoga and Pilates based workshops at such companies as Harvard Business School, Stern School of Business, Faulkner Hospital, Roger Williams Law School, Suffolk Law School, and Tufts medical school, in addition to working with hundreds of individuals over the past two decades. A dancer all her life, Michelle studied Theater and Dance and Duke and holds an MFA in Theater from Brandeis. Michelle has a strong daily yoga practice and is passionate about creating daily wellness and joy. A class with Michelle includes core posture work and alignment awareness, with a gentle yoga/pilates combination that will stretch, tone and strengthen you all over. You can contact Michelle at MSHEL267@aol.com for additional information.

Register now for 2018-19 at Bowen Cooperative School

Does your child have September – December birthday or do you feel they could benefit from another year of preschool? Register now for 2018-19 classes at the Bowen Cooperative Nursery School!

Founded in 1955 in Newton, Bowen is one of the longest-running cooperative nursery schools in the country: not just a school for children, but a school for families. At Bowen, everyone has a chance to learn and grow, make life-long connections and become deeply involved in the preschool experience.

Visit the website for more information and to register: http://www.bowencoop.org/ or contact Nina Tebaldi at 617-332-3923 or director@bowencoop.org.

Newton Girls Softball

There are still a few spots open in the Grade 1/2 and the Pre-K/Kindergarten T-Ball divisions. Newton Girls Softball welcomes players of all skill levels and will provide your daughter with an experience that fosters positive self-esteem, team spirit, and individual growth through personal achievement and as a team member.

For information and to register, visit www.newtongirlssoftball.org.

Kindergarten Soccer

Register by April 7th for Newton Kindergarten Soccer www.KindergartenSoccer.org
Games are Saturday mornings at Oak Hill Middle School, April 28 – June 16.
The Pre-K Division is for Newton children who will enter kindergarten in Fall 2018 and the Kindergarten Division is for current Newton kindergartners.

Players are grouped with other children in their Division who will attend the same school for kindergarten, so that incoming kindergartners can meet future classmates. For 25 years, Kindergarten Soccer has been introducing children to soccer in a fun and non-competitive environment where girls and boys develop friendships, learn teamwork and gain confidence. Kindergarten Soccer is a program of the Zervas Elementary PTO.

For more information and for online registration, please visit the website www.KindergartenSoccer.org.

Children who attend Burr, Franklin, Lincoln-Eliot and Horace Mann tend to enroll in Garden City Soccer, and Memorial Spaulding has its own program.

Baseball players in grades pre-K to 2nd grade

Youth baseball players pre-K to 2nd grade can still register on Newton Little League’s website www.newtonllbaseball.org Newton Little League serves players who reside within or attend private or public schools within the boundaries of Ward, Underwood, Lincoln-Eliot, Horace Mann, Peirce, Cabot, Burr, Franklin, Williams elementary schools, and provides programs for players ages 4 through 12.

The spring baseball season begins on April 25th and the opening day parade is scheduled for April 29th. Programs for younger players are based on school grade, and teams are put together based on elementary school and friend requests: T-Ball (Pre- K), Rookie  (Kindergarten), Farm (grade 1) and Single A (grade 2). There is also a Challenger division for students with special needs who wish to enjoy the game of baseball.

Please contact info@newtonllbaseball.org with any questions.

CAP: Party for a Purpose

Join in supporting Family ACCESS’ Child Assault Prevention Program at their 5th Annual Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Party for a Purpose. Purchase Tickets:  2018partyforapurpose.eventbrite.com April 27th, 7:00pm Crowne Plaza in Newton Corner

Spring Tree Tour

Newton Cemetery arborist Robert Reardon will guide his popular tree tour showcasing the interesting variety of trees in Newton Cemetery’s arboretum. The tour will take place rain or shine and last approximately 90 minutes. Comfortable walking shoes, water and plenty of questions are recommended.

Meet just inside the main gate in front of the office. Parking is available in the chapel parking lot or along the cemetery roads. Suggested donation: $10.00/person. For more information, call 617-332-0047 or visit https://www.newcemcorp.org/news-events/spring-tree-tour.

May 19th, 1:00 pm
Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton

From Conflict to Collaboration: The Parenting Framework You’ve Been Searching For

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child/teenager? Find yourself shouting and imposing consequences in reaction to challenging behavior? Imagine having a simple framework that guides you in every parenting challenge and brings out the best in both you and your child.

The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach gives parents concrete tools to relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior, and build their kids’ skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. See BeTheParentBoston.com for more information on CPS coaching, and upcoming morning and evening CPS workshops in Newton, Brookline, Weston and Natick.

Zervas 5th Grade Families: Upcoming Open Houses for Highlands After-School Program

OPEN HOUSES FOR HIGHLANDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting Open House events for interested families on: Monday, March 26Tuesday, April 3 and Sunday, April 8 all from 5:30-6:30 PM. at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please join us and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or visit our website highlandsafterschool.org