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Yoga & Torah in Conversation: The Hidden Aspect of a Spiritual Journey in Preparation for Purim

This is the third program of The Body in Yoga and Torah in Conversation – a unique integrative and interactive program exploring Jewish and yoga intersections with the body. In both traditions, the body is a vehicle to access the divine, inner world and to connect to a broader understanding. The program explores Jewish traditional texts and relevant yoga philosophy Sutras of Patanjali.

Registration Fee: $18 per person. Register here: Register

Program led by Rabba Claudia Marbach and Rahel Wasserfall, PhD and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT)

February 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Save the future Yoga & Torah in Conversation program date – Sunday, March 31 -Freeing Ourselves of our Narrowness – Preparation for Passover

Riverside Visioning Meeting

Your opinion matters – if you are looking to have input into the culture, community and smart growth of Newton, then join the Riverside Visioning Plan process.

Riverside T Station is at the end of the Green Line and by both 128/95 and the Mass Pike. A private developer is bringing in a proposal to redevelop it with over 600 apartments and a new retail area. It will be in the middle of Auburndale and Lower Falls and will be a part of the Williams School district. The Vision Plan is to find out what you want and what makes sense for Newton. Come participate in a range of work stations and let us know what you would like to see at the site. Refreshments and children’s activities provided!

Find out more about the Riverside vision plan process and sign up for email updates here. February 10th, 4:00 pm

Williams School gymnasium, 114 Grove Street

Vacation Week fun with HIstory

February vacation week programs at Historic Newton. Bring your family to Historic Newton for a full day of historic fun. With Historic Newton educators, try out colonial-era games, explore the museum exhibits, make a diorama, roll your own candles, and more.

Activities run from 11:30 to 1:30 and from 2:00 to 4:00 with a break for lunch. Come for one activity or stay all day! Recommended for elementary-age children; siblings welcome.
Information: 617-641-9142 .


February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

February 20th and February 22nd, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton

Ward PTO online auction

Please visit the Ward Elementary School PTO Auction and get ready to be wow’ed by:

  • Fantastic Sports Tickets and Memorabilia
  • Luxurious Gold Outings
  • Relaxing Beauty and Spa Services
  • Exciting adventures and hotel stays
  • Stimulating lessons and activities for kids including many camps
  • Gift cards to all your favorite restaurants
  • and much more!!

Bidding is open January 24th – 31st
BID Here EARLY AND OFTEN!

Future Chefs Challenge

Once again, the Newton Public Schools food service partner Sodexo, is hosting the Future Chefs culinary competition! This year, the theme is Mexican. Just fill out the entry form with your favorite Mexican recipe. One winner from each school will be chosen to participate in a cooking contest at Newton North High School on March 26th. We can’t wait to see your creative recipes and taste those amazing dishes!

Entries are due February 8th. Forms can be picked up in the main office or the cafeteria at each elementary school and then returned to either location by the deadline. For more information, please visit the NPS website.

Executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents

Teach children to manage their time, space and materials and keep their emotions in check!

This presentation will cover powerful strategies to help your child develop independent executive function; teach students to internally sense the sweep of time, self-monitor in order to sustain concentration, manage pace, and complete tasks in allocated time frames; improve students’ motivation and task initiation, help them to plan homework and long-term projects/papers, and coach students to think in an organized way; and encourage self-initiative to manage homework and personal belongings.

Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP is a trained speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice. She is currently working with Newton Public Schools to develop an Executive Function program for middle school students. She provides training and coaching for teachers and professionals, parent consultations, as well as student coaching services. Ms. Jacobsen has worked as an educational consultant and speech-language pathologist in public education, private schools and hospital settings, and has provided teacher training seminars and school consultations nationally.

Sponsored by Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools

February 13th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School Auditorium
457 Walnut Street, Newton

Maine Arts Camp!

Maine Arts Camp! Find out what makes it so special at the Teen Summer Program Expo.

If you are looking for a great overnight summer experience for your creative 9-16 year-old, come and check out Maine Arts Camp at the Teen Summer Program Expo on Monday, January 28th.

Located on the campus of Colby College, MAC is a small, friendly camp community that is big on empathy and personal growth – and embracing creative opportunity! With an extensive program of activities covering visual arts, theatre, music, dance, culinary arts, robotics and rocketry, film-making, individual sports and more, and with access to Colby’s state-of-the-art facilities, Maine Arts Camp offers exceptionally high quality instruction across a wide range of interests.

Visit www.maineartscamp.com to find out more.

Summer Program Expo
January 28th, 5:30-8:00 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Burr Online Auction

The Burr Elementary School online auction runs from January 19th at 9:00 pm to  January 26th at 9:00 pm.

Check out the auction to bid on great camps, restaurants, gift certificates, an African Safari, Disney parkhopper tickets, and many, many more amazing items! Thank you for your support of Burr School!

https://www.32auctions.com/burrschool

Chinese New Year Celebration Festival

January 26th, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Newton North

Check out JCC Summer camps

Spend the summer with JCC Greater Boston! Whether you love to sing and dance at Camp Kaleidoscope, learn important swimming skills at Camp Grossman, sleep under the stars at Camp Kingswood or hone your skills at Specialty Camps – an exciting summer awaits. Enjoy an unforgettable summer with JCC Greater Boston filled with land & water sports, outdoor adventures, visual arts, performing arts and Jewish culture. Can’t make it? Register online using the brand new portal. Learn more at bostonjcc.org/camps.

Open House on February 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center to meet senior staff from all of the camps.