Category Archives: Events

Forum on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Newton Schools

Join a forum on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in the Newton Schools. School Committee candidates will participate in a moderated discussion on:
• Recognizing and valuing differences
• Teaching and learning about differences
• Embracing cultural diversity
• Inclusion

Organized by the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee of the Newton Democratic City Committee. This event is free and open to the public.

October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newton

Halloween Math Hunt and Open House

The Magic of Math

– Play Math Hunt and win prizes!
– Solve challenging and unusual problems and riddles, play logical and strategy games, 3D modeling and engineering.
– For kids 4 – 14
– Meet the directors and teachers and learn about the engaging curriculum.
– more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1737587396544073/ 617-903-3168 or www.engagingmath.com

October 29th,  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Studio of Engaging Math
320 Washington St, Brighton

Family ACCESS “Giving Thanks Brunch!”

Family Access of Newton will be honoring longtime Rotarian Tony Bibbo as he receives their Lifetime Achievement Award. For more information please see the flyer: Tony Bibbo. Open to all,  for tickets click HERE.

Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newton and The Village Bank!

November 5th, 11:00 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newton

12th annual Bill’s 5K registration is open

Please join the 12th annual Bill’s 5K. This fun, family event benefits the Travis Roy Foundation. TRF provides equipment to people with spinal cord injuries to support their independence.

The 5K is on October 30th, 9:00 am at Mason Rice Elementary School following the Free spooky sprint for little kids at 8:30 am.

Halloween costumes welcome! Register at bills5k.com or on day of the run.

4th annual Newton Turkey Trot’s registration is open

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18th is open!

Only 1 week left for early bird registration. Prices will increase after October 26th for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot! Sign up today at www.newtonturkeytrot.com to secure your spot and be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt.

This event kicks off at 8:30 am with a kids’ 1 mile fun run followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am. Not a runner? Join in the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of our website.

New this year – bring a nonperishable food item to bib pick up and our partners at Whole Foods Market will donate too; doubling the donation to the Newton Food Pantry!

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Panty.

FREE Preschool Fair

Don’t forget…the Newton Health and Human Services Department is hosting a FREE Preschool Fair.

For more information, please click here: Preschool.

Newton Mothers’ Forum: Rocking Kids’ Halloween Party

Newton Mothers’ Forum is pleased to invite you to our Rockin’ Kids’ Halloween Party! Featuring The Stacey Peasley Band, plus kids crafts, face painting and balloon animals – this party is sure to delight even the most discerning ghosts and goblins. Kid-friendly snacks and coffee for the grown ups.

  • Who? Kids 7 and under (costumes optional) and their parents or caregivers.
  • Where? The Boys and Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street – plenty of parking! (NOTE: Parking at the Boys and Girls Club itself is limited, but there is parking around the corner at Horace Mann and along Ablemarle Street.)
  • When? Sunday, October 22nd from 3:30-5:30 PM.
  • How Much? FREE for NMF members and $20 per family (cash only) for non-members. All proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Newton.

Questions? Email newtonmothers@gmail.com

For more information about the Newton Mothers’ Forum go to www.newtonmoms.com

“Newton Parents Behaving Badly”

The Newton Nomadic Theater’s uproarious production of the Tony award winning God of Carnage is set here in Newton. An 11 year old boy got his tooth knocked out by another boy at Mason-Rice playground. The four parents get together to sort it out and it all goes horribly wrong.

Acclaimed director Paula Plum and her fabulous cast of Linda Goetz, Billy Meleady, Noni Lewis, and Conor Moroney will have you roaring with laughter in this black suburban comedy.

For tickets and info go to http://newtonnomadictheater.org. This week’s shows October 20th and 21st at Newton Community Barn

“Brilliant show, truly gripping – the quality you would expect in a major city theatre on your doorstep!”

Greetings from the Newton SEPAC

Greetings from the Newton SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)!

Whether you are new to Newton, or have a returning student, we would like to introduce you to the Newton SEPAC!

The Newton SEPAC….

  • Advises the School Committee on the education and safety of students with disabilities
  • Hosts a “Basic Rights” presentation annually, to discuss the rights of students and their parents/guardians under state and federal special education laws (Wednesday, November 8th at the Education Center; presented by Ruth Diaz of the Federation for Children with Special Needs)
  • Serves as a liaison between parents of students receiving special education services and Newton Public School administrators
  • Meets monthly with Karen Shmukler, the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
    Coordinates the Annual SEPAC Awards Ceremony in June, so that parents can recognize exceptional Newton Public School Staff
  • Hosts the Newton SEPAC Yahoo Group; an online discussion group which serves as a forum for parents and guardians to exchange information and share community resources
  • Coordinates monthly presentations. For the 2017-2018 school year, we are working on:
    Transition (from Pre-School to Elementary School, Elementary School to Middle School, and from Middle School to High School),  Anxiety in School Children,  Executive Functioning, Personal Safety

All meetings are posted on https://newtonpac.org, and are open to everyone. If you would like to become a member of the yahoo group, send a request to info@newtonpac.org

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warmly,
The Newton SEPAC Board

Newton Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program Seeking Volunteers

Join the dynamic task force of trained volunteer CAP Prevention Specialists committed to
teaching children in the Newton Elementary Schools the skills that they would need to stand up for themselves if faced with verbal, physical or sexual assault.

Still accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. CORI and SORI screenings required. 19 Continuing Education Credits available for licensed MSW’s.

Multi-session training begins on October 29th, the application deadline is October 20th

For more information please visit http://familyaccess.org/family-support/child-
assault-prevention/ or email Gail Sommer at gsommer@familyaccess.org.