Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting – May 14th

The Community Preservation Program website now includes the pre-meeting packet for the CPC meeting and a link to a new, 8-question community survey.

The May 14th agenda includes a final report on the Farlow Park Pond & Bridge project in Newton Corner, plus committee business. Please take the survey and share your ideas about how Newton should use its CPA funds! For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at 617-796-1144 or aingerson@newtonma.gov.

Newton PorchFest 2019 – June 1st

Come enjoy PorchFest! Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performances on porches, front lawns and driveways around the city on Saturday, June 1st. PorchFest 2019 will include the villages of Auburndale, Lower Falls and Waban where over 100 musical acts will be performing from 12 Noon to 6:00 pm.

Gather family and friends, grab a blanket or chair and stroll the neighborhoods enjoying a wide variety of musical styles. There will be Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B, Classical, Barbershop and more!

Check out the schedule at https://newton.porchfest.info/  to plan your route – maybe ride a bike to cover more ground! To make planning easier the schedule is arranged by village.

Don’t miss this free event – fun for all the family!

June 1st, 12:00 – 6:00 pm (Raindate June 2nd)

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

#thankateacher and support Newton Schools Foundation

If you are looking for another way to say “Thank You!” during Teacher Appreciation Week, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, established more than 20 years ago, provides an opportunity for families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance educational excellence throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will support professional development that gives teachers new tools and strategies, as well as new and promising curricula for middle school students. Click here to see a video or read more about the grants that NSF has funded in our schools, including programs in art, civics, math, music, science, social and cultural studies, literature and writing instruction, and social-emotional learning.

After receiving your donation, NSF will:
· Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift at the end of the school year
· Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals
· List each of those honored on the NSF website and in the Newton TAB

You can make your tax-deductible donation online at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring. If you have children in NECP or elementary school, check your student backpacks for a flyer in the coming weeks, or the U.S. Mail at home if you have middle or high school students.

Support equity in student travel at the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) Dinner!

The Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) provides financial aid to low-income Newton high school students to participate in life-changing educational travel opportunities through the Newton Public Schools. Join the GELF dinner and help make educational travel a reality for students at Newton North who would not otherwise be able to participate. The annual dinner features a 5-course gourmet meal paired with fine beer and wine, an auction, live band, dancing, and table service by the Newton mayor, superintendent of schools and school principals.

The annual GELF dinner raises more than $50,000. This allows 20-30 low-income students to participate in the 15-20 different international programs offered every year through Newton Public Schools. The educational travel opportunities open doors that would otherwise be out of reach and help students to become more engaged, global citizens.

This school year, GELF has already awarded nearly $60,000 in scholarships to support
students on nearly every international program offered by the schools. Help make sure we can continue this level of financial aid!

Do join for dinner and a night of events! If you cannot join, please consider
donating to support a teacher to attend the event or make a tax-deductible donation here. For questions, please email Samantha Mandel at Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us.

Payment by check: Make checks ($150/per person for dinner tickets) payable to Newton
Schools Foundation with GELF dinner in the memo line, and mail to Newton Schools
Foundation, 100 Walnut Street, Newton MA 02460.

Click here for tickets https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2289

Thank you for your support!

Join Families Organizing for Racial Justice for a panel discussion

Join FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice for a panel discussion on “Exploring the Experiences of Asian American students in Newton”

FORJ’s May workshop will focus on learning more about the history and demographics of the Asian American community, and exploring the experiences of Asian American students in Newton. This event will include a panel of students, a Q&A, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the history of the Asian American community. This workshop is for parents/adults only.

RSVP here: May panel discussion

May 8th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Angier Elementary School

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Food Recovery in Schools: Why is it important?

Join Green Newton for the Earth Day presentation ‘Food Recovery: Why is it important?’

Americans waste as much as 40% of the food produced each day – enough to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium. Yet, one in seven Americans are food insecure. Wasted food expends precious resources and contributes to climate change. The Town of Wellesley is developing partnerships and programs to address the food waste problem.

Ellen Korpi, previously the Chair, and then Vice Chair, of the Sustainable Energy Committee in the town of Wellesley, and Marybeth Martello, Wellesley’s Sustainable Energy Administrator, will present on food waste diversion and food rescue programs involving Wellesley residents and schools, area colleges, the Wellesley Food Pantry, and the Cambridge-based non-profit, Food For Free.

Former Newton City Councilor, Amy Mah Sangiolo, will also present, and describe exploratory efforts to develop a similar program in Newton. The goal is to work with the Newton Public Schools and its food service vendor, and other non-profits, to expand food recovery networks throughout the Greater Boston Area.

April 22nd,  7:00 pm
Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

Trial Classes for Incoming Kindergartners

Studio of Engaging Math is scheduling trial classes for rising kindergartners. The kindergarten program is a fun and playful program that introduces important abstract concepts to your youngest learners. Many children think of math as boring and dry, and they start developing math anxiety as early as first grade. This class captures children’s interest now while they don’t have any preconceptions about the subject.

Learning through play captivates children’s attention like nothing else. They’ll be  to spatial reasoning, number sense, geometry, critical thinking through engaging activities and games.

These trial classes are specifically designed for you and you child to have an opportunity to try out the program. They are FREE OF CHARGE. Please register HERE to reserve a place.

For more information please visit the website www.engagingmath.com.