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Dance Class Options

Looking for Summer and Fall dance class options? All That Jazz Dance Studio in Nonantum is still accepting registration for their award winning dance classes! It is not too late to sign up for summer week-long dance intensives or an 8-week class session. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is ongoing as well.

Please contact Miss Deb Lifson Vogel, Studio Director and also a fellow Newton Parent, at missdeb@allthatjazznewton.com or 617-641-0784 for more information about this wonderful dance community. Register online at www.allthatjazznewton.com!

Kids at the Farm: Summer 2018

School is about to be out for summer, and what better way to spend it than at Newton Community Farm!. Don’t delay and register today! Limited spaces available

Visit https://newtoncommunityfarm.org/education/summer-summer-programs/.
See the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton.

Programs for toddlers through middle school start in June and run until August 24th. Have a high schooler? Check out the high school intern programs!

Financial assistance available. See flyer here.

Summer Music Programs at The Conservatory

Students are immersed in:

  • Playing together in Rock Bands/String Ensembles
  • Trying New Instruments
  • Recording
  • Composition/Song Writing
  • Music Theory
  • Music Games

For Ages 6 and up. All instruments and skill levels welcome! Students bring their own lunch and snacks. No nuts please!

The Conservatory at Highlands
51 Winchester Street, #203, Newton Highlands
617-903-0944

www.highlandsconservatory.com

A Typical Camp Day:
9:00 am Arival9:15 am Warm up
10:00 am Music Game/Theory/Ear Training
11:00 am Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
12:00 Lunch
1:15 pm Recording/Songwriting/Music projects
2:30 pm Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
4:00 pm Pick up (after-care option available)

Join a music filled summer!

Kid’s Yoga Creativity Camp

Parents! Have your elementary school aged child or children join Kid’s Yoga Creativity Camp with Tracy Affonso. Tracy is a former Newton Public Schools teacher and an experienced yoga instructor. Kids love her classes so please join in!

Register at http://www.artemisyoga.com/classes/kids-teen-classes/

Each class begins with breathing/mindfulness exercises designed to help you focus on the present moment. Following warm-up, you’ll have a fun-filled, active yoga class culminating with a guided relaxation.

After the yoga session, you’ll make a different art project each day—from mandalas out of rocks, shells, and feathers; to gratitude rocks; to worry dolls—projects will be linked to the theme of the day that’s introduced through your mindfulness exercises.

August 6th – 10th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon $275.00 Siblings – 20% off
Artemis Yoga in Watertown

Get a head start on college essays this summer

Summer is a great time for rising seniors to begin work on their college essays. Jane Hirschhorn is a writing coach with more than 20 years of experience, and she guides students toward crafting compelling, authentic essays.

Her students have been accepted to a wide range of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, including those that are the most selective.

For more information, please contact Jane at jane@jbhtutoring.com. For a complete list of the schools where Jane’s students have been accepted and to learn more about Jane,
please visit her website jbhtutoring.com.

SAT/ACT Tutor available

Sam Frank, Yale graduate and a resident of Newton, is available to tutor high school students in their homes for the SAT and ACT.

Please call or email either to arrange a preview session (free of charge for all prospective clients) or to ask questions about test prep, the college application process, SAT subject tests, differences between the SAT and ACT, etc.

Sam’s tutoring rate is $150.00 per hour. Until September 1st, pay the reduced rate of $100.00 per hour for Newton residents. For families in need, he’s happy to discuss your circumstances for possible additional discounts.

Contact Sam at 413- 717-7466 or samuel.e.frank@gmail.com

Newton Girls Soccer

Did you know that more than 1300 girls and 250 volunteers participate in Newton Girls Soccer each season?!?! For 40 years, they have occupied a special place not only in our city but in the world of youth soccer, as one of the only programs focusing exclusively on the needs of girls. NGS strives to give each player the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, individual skills development, teamwork and sportsmanship, all at a level that fits her interest and ability.

Registration is now open for the Newton Girls Soccer Fall 2018 Juniors and City Soccer Programs. The NGS Juniors and City programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise. Programs are open to girls entering Kindergarten through 9th grade who live in or attend school in Newton. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register.

For additional details and registration instructions, please click to review the Fall 2018 Juniors/City Program Overview or visit http://newtongirlssoccer.org/home/register/.

The 10-week fall season starts on September 8th and ends November 10th. Games are played on Saturdays; players in Grade 2 and up also have one practice per week. The
registration fee is $180.00 for the season. If you register before August 1st, you’ll receive a $50.00 early registration discount. Late registrations are accepted, but players must be registered by August 1st to be guaranteed a spot on a team.

As a community-based program, each team includes a mix of girls from multiple neighboring schools. However, we honor one mutual friend request per player for girls registered by August 1st and make every effort to place players on a team with at least one schoolmate.

Newton Firefighters want to help extinguish hunger in Newton!

From June 8th to June 22nd, Newton Firefighters will be holding a food drive on behalf of the three food pantries in Newton; the Centre Street Food Pantry, the Newton Food Pantry and the Arabic Baptist Church, which together serve more than 1,000 families a month in our community.

Please donate canned or packaged non-perishable food items (that are not opened or expired) and toiletries (standard size) to your local fire station. Let’s support the Newton Firefighters in their fight to end hunger in our neighborhoods!

Be part of the SOLUTION for opioid epidemic – Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Misuse of prescription drugs is a common way for teens and adults to start down the road of addiction. The most typical place young people get access to prescription drugs is their home medicine cabinet. A few simple steps can have a significant impact on limiting unsafe access to these powerful drugs:

  1. Immediately and safely dispose of any unused medication (for more information on disposing of medication, see www.newtonma.gov/newtonpath)
  2. Secure all prescription drugs that are currently being used in a lock box or other inaccessible location.
  3. Track all prescriptions, including counting pills to ensure they are not being taken inappropriately.
  4. Talk to your kids about never taking any drugs that are not prescribed specifically for them by their health care provider.
  5. Talk to your health care provider about limiting prescriptions of opioids and seeking alternative strategies for pain management when possible.

Honor Thy Teacher Campaign

Don’t miss your chance to thank teachers and staff who made a difference to your child this year! Making a donation to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program is a great way to do this. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or if you have children in the upper grades, you will have already received a letter by mail.

To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing educational excellence, including teachers’ professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools. Teachers, as well as their Principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and if you donate by July 31st their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB.