Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Tickets for Newton’s Community Table on sale soon

Newton’s Community Table, a fundraiser to benefit the Newton Food Pantry, is back October 17th!  The event will once again be held at the Windsor Club from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale September 9th and will sell out quickly.

Get both dates on your calendar today and stay tuned for updates in September.

Destination Imagination

Registration is open for the Destination Imagination 2019 – 2020 Season Destination Imagination (DI) is a creative problem solving competition that blends Science and Technology with the Arts. For the past 10 years, over 500 Newton students have participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) program. Hear from alumni about how DI changed their lives: Destination Imagination Alumni Video  Watch a tutorial to find out how DI works: What is Destination Imagination? Ready to have fun?! Click HERE to register your child Newton DI is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and is a non-profiting fully inclusive program.

Do you have a child that loves to sing?

Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for the 2019-2020 season! With singing at its core and training in dance and drama, VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

The ensembles are for singers in grades K-8 who rehearse in Brookline. VOICES Boston singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music and present an opera every year.

To sign up or just learn more about the program, visit or email

All Newton Music School

Do you know… that All Newton Music School is the second oldest community music school in the entire nation? All Newton Music School is currently enrolling students for private lessons and group classes for the Fall semester.

Since every child is unique, the faculty, with degrees from top universities and conservatories, welcome each individual student and designs curriculum around their musical goals.

Submit a private lesson request today, it only takes 20 seconds, and you’ll be one step closer to more music in your life. Private lesson time-slots fill quickly, contact online at or call 617-527-4553.

Instruments offered: Piano, Voice, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Saxophone, Euphonium, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Cello, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Percussion,Voice, Guitar (electric, acoustic, classical), Bass Guitar, Ukulele

What’s Happening at the Y

Free Summer Saturdays – Try the Y for free every Saturday this summer! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and your guest fee will be waived.

Summer Membership at the Y – Perfect for college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership that automatically expires on August 31st. $150 for an individual or $275 for a family (1 or 2 adults plus all children under age 26). Cost is prorated for anyone signing up after June 1st. For more information about summer memberships, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050.

Summer Food Service Program – June 24th – August 16th – The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 pm at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for All Ages – It is never too early or too late to learn to swim. Swimming is a lifelong skill that is crucial for both kids and adults. Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes. The Y offers options and session dates for every schedule, including lessons once per week, twice per week, or daily Monday-Friday. Learn more by calling 617-244-6050 ext. 3650 or email Amanda Pierce at

Summer Creative Arts Programs – Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts programs at the Y, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist. Get a little messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in our Summer Rock Band program for ages 8+ or sing out loud with our Vocal Workshop for ages 11+. More info at

Summer Sports Programs – Sign up for basketball, soccer, football or ultimate frisbee at the Y! Programs run Monday-Thursday evenings for two-week sessions. View the schedule online at or contact Chris Ellison for more information at

Adult Fitness Programs – Sign up for one of the Y’s summer fitness classes. Classes run for seven weeks and begin the week of July 8th. Options include TRX suspension training, Boxcon boxing conditioning class, and Metcon functional fitness and strength class. Get motivated by training with a small, dedicated group!

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at or visit

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and their mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Summer Art Teacher

Art teacher available this summer for ages 3-16. Private or semi-private instruction. Alla Lazebnik (MFA from Boston University) is an instructor at Lasell College who teaches painting, printmaking, drawing, and more.

Please email Alla at or call 617-650-8518.

References available.

Community Survey from Equity Working Group

This letter is translated into seven languages.
Этот документ переведен на семь языков. Ниже приведен русский перевод.
Este documento está traduzido em sete idiomas. Você encontrará informações em Português abaixo.
Este documento está traducido a siete idiomas. A continuación encontrarás información en español.
이 문서는 7 개 언어로 번역되었습니다. 한국어 정보는 아래에서 찾을 수 있습니다.
מסמך זה מתורגם לשבע שפות. המסמך מתורגם לעברית בהמשך.


Dear Newton Public School Families,
The Newton Public Schools Equity Working Group is looking for community feedback on questions relating to equity in PTO spending. We have developed a survey that will provide us with important information to continue our work. We would very much appreciate your assistance by answering our survey. The survey is available in amny languages. Please click here for the options:

Please click on this link to answer the survey in English.
Please respond to the survey only once. It is due on June 28, 2019. Thank you for your time and effort on this project.
The Equity Working Group

区反馈。 为更好地为社区服务,我们正进行一项调查以收集信息作为下一步工作的重要
参考。 您的意见对我们来说非常重要。如果你能于百忙之中,抽出几分钟时间来填写下

ミュニティからのフィードバックを探しています。 私達は私達の仕事を続けるために重要な情報を私達
に提供する調査を開発しました。 アンケートに回答していただきありがとうございます。
調査には一度だけ回答してください。 このプロジェクトにあなたの時間と努力をありがとう。

친애하는 Newton Public School Families,
Newton Public Schools Equity Working Group은 PTO 지출에 대한 형평성과 관련된 질문에 대한 커뮤니티
피드백을 찾고 있습니다. 우리는 작업을 계속하기 위해 중요한 정보를 제공 할 수있는 설문 조사를
개발했습니다. 설문 조사에 응 해주셔서 감사드립니다.
한국어로 설문에 응답하려면이 링크를 클릭하십시오.
주식 워킹 그룹
Уважаемые семьи Ньютона,
Рабочая группа по вопросам справедливости в государственных школах Ньютона ищет отзывы
сообщества по вопросам, касающимся справедливости расходов на ВОМ. Мы разработали опрос,
который предоставит нам важную информацию для продолжения нашей работы. Мы будем очень
признательны за вашу помощь, ответив на наш опрос.
Пожалуйста, нажмите на эту ссылку, чтобы ответить на опрос на русском языке.
Пожалуйста, ответьте на опрос только один раз. Он должен состояться 28 июня 2019 года.
Спасибо за ваше время и усилия по этому проекту.
С уважением,
Рабочая группа по акциям
Estimadas familias de Newton Public School,
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad de las Escuelas Públicas de Newton está buscando comentarios de la comunidad sobre cuestiones relacionadas con la equidad en el gasto de la PTO. Hemos desarrollado una encuesta que nos proporcionará información importante para continuar nuestro trabajo.
Agradeceríamos mucho su ayuda al responder nuestra encuesta.
Por favor haga clic en este enlace para responder la encuesta en español.
Por favor responde a la encuesta una sola vez. Se debe entregar el 28 de junio de 2019. Gracias por su tiempo y esfuerzo en este proyecto.
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad
Caro Newton Public School Families,
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade de Escolas Públicas de Newton está procurando por feedback da comunidade sobre questões relacionadas à equidade nos gastos com PTO. Desenvolvemos uma pesquisa que nos fornecerá informações importantes para continuar nosso trabalho. Agradeceríamos muito sua ajuda respondendo nossa pesquisa.
Por favor, clique neste link para responder a pesquisa em Português.
Responda à pesquisa apenas uma vez. É devido em 28 de junho de 2019. Obrigado pelo seu tempo e esforço neste projeto.
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade

America Meditates in Newton

America Meditates is a nationwide peace initiative to help create a stress free and violent free society. Studies have shown that group meditation can lead to a less violent and healthier society overall. This is a very good opportunity to come meditate, feel rejuvenated and inspired to stand together for the wellbeing of all.

The attached flyer contains additional information and registration information: America Meditates.

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys Summer Kickoff Concert at City Hall!

All are invited to the War Memorial at City Hall as we blast into summer with Newton Free Library’s annual kickoff. Learn about the wonderful programs and reading opportunities revolving around the theme of space!

Vanessa Trien and her band the Jumping Monkeys will be performing a highly interactive and energetic show, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. For all ages. View the flyer here: Summer Kickoff.

June 18th, 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys Summer Kickoff Concert at City Hall!

All are invited to the War Memorial at City Hall as we blast into summer with Newton Free Library’s annual kickoff. Learn about the wonderful programs and reading opportunities revolving around the theme of space!

Vanessa Trien and her band the Jumping Monkeys will be performing a highly interactive and energetic show, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. For all ages. View the flyer here: Summer Kickoff.

June 18th, 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall