Category Archives: Community Notes

Register for Newton SouthEast Little League (pre-K-2nd grade)

Don’t let the recent snow fool you–baseball season is almost here!  Registration is still open for Newton SouthEast Little League T-ball and Farm divisions (pre-K to 2nd grade).  Opening day parade is April 22nd.  Farm teams are being organized now.  T-ball teams are organized by school and friend requests–practices start April 29.  Don’t miss out!

Sign up here!  www.newtonsoutheastll.org

Newton After School Association Art Exhibition

The Newton After School Association, in celebration of National After School Week, will display a collection of posters showcasing the wonderful work that school aged childcare programs are doing in Newton.

The exhibition is in the main lobby area of Newton City Hall from April 23rd – May 2nd. There will be an open reception on Monday, April 23rd from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please stop by!

Opportunity for Public Comment on scenarios for adjusting school boundary lines

The Newton Public School district wants to make sure that all community members know that the final opportunity for public input on changes to student school assignments (adjustment of boundary lines) is on Wednesday, April 25th.

The schools that may be impacted by these changes are Cabot, Horace Mann, Franklin, Peirce, Burr, and Underwood. Changes to student school assignments only impact students entering the Newton Public Schools for the first time. Students currently enrolled and siblings of those currently enrolled are not impacted.

More information can be found here: https://goo.gl/4r6QNx

April 25th, 6:30 pm
The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton

Needham Street Area Vision Plan – Open House

Come learn about the Needham Street Area Vision, a plan by the City of Newton to envision the future of the area. Provide your input on the draft vision and meet with City Staff and members of the Community Engagement Group who have been involved in the development of the plan over several months. More information is available online: www.newtonma.gov/needhamstreet and via email needhamstreet@newtonma.gov

April 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
27 Christina Street, Newton

Healthy Kids Day

The West Suburban YMCA is inspiring kids to live up to their potential by being healthy, active and engaged! Join this FREE family event, featuring healthy games and activities including:

-Family exercise classes
-Obstacle course and punt/kick/throw contest
-Curious Creatures exhibition
-Bouncy house
-Face painting
-Bike decorating and parade!
-And more!

There will also be a bike helmet giveaway (whiles supplies last) thanks to the generous support of the Newton Elks, Farina’s of Watertown and the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

April 28th, 2:30-4:30 pm

Is there someone in your life that struggles with clutter?

Join the Health and Human Services Department for a presentation by experts Bec Belofsky Shuer and Lee Shuer of Mutual Support Consulting. The presentation will include personal insights and tools to help people create a less cluttered life. RSVP (requested, not required: www.surveymonkey.com/r/thestuff).

April 28th, 10:00 – 11:30 am
City Hall War Memorial Auditorium
Newton City Hall

Never Worry Alone

Please join Newton Cares at their spring event, ‘Never Worry Alone’. Come listen to a panel of local mental health experts discuss the issues and challenges that can arise for our loved ones at any time across the lifespan. The emphasis will be placed on recognizing when and how to get help. Resource tables staffed by local mental health organizations will share information with attendees.

RSVP (requested, not required): surveymonkey.com/r/NeverWorryAlone For questions, please email newtoncares@newtonma.gov

May 7th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Be Zen Through the Chaos: A CPS & Mindfulness Workshop

Do you get emotionally hijacked when your child is disrespectful or pushes your buttons? Do you find yourself too angry or upset to use your parenting skills? This workshop will give you an overview of the life-changing Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach and specific mindfulness practices to enhance your self-regulation and coping skills in those frustrating moments.

Register at http://www.betheparentboston.com/workshops.html

May 19th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Brookline

Newton Kids PMC Ride

The Newton Kids PMC Ride is back and better than ever! Get your bike ready to roll for this fantastic event. Rider and volunteer check-in begins at 8:00 am. Two-wheeled riders will zoom around a one-mile loop on Wells Avenue in Newton as many times as they can from 9:00 – 10:00 am. The 3-wheeled and balance bike crowd will tear it up on a separate tot course.

Be sure to stick around for the POST-RIDE PARTY starting at 10:00 am. There will be food, face painting, bike decorating, raffles, and more. This is a great way to get kids involved in raising money for an amazing cause. All proceeds go towards cancer research and patient support at the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber.

May 20th, 8:00 – 11:00 am
Click here to register: http://www.kids.pmc.org/newton.aspx

Too old to ride but want to support the event? Please VOLUNTEER:
http://www.kids.pmc.org/newton/register-to-volunteer.aspx

From Conflict to Collaboration

A Parenting Framework That Brings Out The Best in You and Your Child

Do you ever feel frustrated with your child? 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/services to register for an upcoming morning or evening CPS workshop in Newton, Brookline or Natick that starts in May or for private coaching in CPS.