Category Archives: Community Notes

February Vacation math camp

There are still a few more spots for Next Week’s February Vacation Math Camp at Mathnasium. Choose any 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option during Vacation Week, February 20th – 24th.

Programs are individualized to student needs: Addition Mastery, Multiplication Hero, Fabulous Fractions, Decimals, Percents, MCAS practice. Maximum 4 students per Instructor. Cost: $49.00 – $65.00/day. 100% money-back guarantee. If it’s not fun, it’s not Mathnasium.

Details at: www.mathsense.com/boost

Unlocking your personal and professional transformation

Are you ready for more clarity, confidence and direction in your job search? If so, join in a free workshop Three Keys to Unlocking Personal and Professional Transformation featuring a panel discussion with three contributing authors to Coaching for Powerful Change. They will share valuable exercises to help you navigate your professional transition, recognize your significant professional accomplishments, connect with your purpose and learn how to promote your value in negotiations. Speakers are Deb Elbaum, MD, CPCC, ACC, Heidi Werther, CPCC, and Mamak Charepoo.

For additional information, please cntact Deb Elbaum at 617-213-0858. See her upcoming events here: Events

February 21st, 7:00 pm
Newton Free Library

Cabin Fever

Worried about Cabin Fever this school break? Get the kids to a free event at the Microsoft Store. Check out the fun-filled week below.

Minecraft Build Challenge
February 21st, 3:00-4:00 pm
Looking for a fun way to experience Minecraft? Visit your local Microsoft Store for a Minecraft Build Challenge workshops! Players will work in teams to create something epic before the clock runs out. Register today and put your skills to the test!  Only 5 spots left.

Create Digital Art with FreshPaint
February 21st, 5:00-7:00 pm
In this free, hands-on, 2 hour camp, students 8–12 will learn to create and share their own digital art with the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint, using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own creations. They’ll also get a sneak peek of advanced digital art skills like mixing paint and layering media. Activities will focus on learning through experience and peer-to-peer learning, and themes may be based on upcoming seasons and special events.

At the end of the camp, participants will:
· Be familiar with the creative possibilities of digital drawing and painting
· Have experience with the Fresh Paint layout and tools
· Create original artwork and share it with peers

Register Today! Only 7 spots left.

Minecraft Hour of Code – Designer
February 23rd, 3:00-4:00 pm
Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use kid-friendly programming to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own.

During Minecraft Hour of Code: Designer you’ll program animals and other Minecraft creatures in your own version of Minecraft. The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant must remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event. Register Today! Only 4 spots left

Forza Friday
February 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Come test drive the new Forza Horizon 3 in the gaming lounge. Challenge a Microsoft Employee to a best lap time competition and win free swag. Register today! Space is unlimited

Minecraft Build Challenge
Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Looking for a fun way to experience Minecraft? Visit your local Microsoft Store for a Minecraft Build Challenge workshops! Players will work in teams to create something epic before the clock runs out. Register today and put your skills to the test!
Register today! Only 6 spots left.

Hoops & Homework Party
February 25th, 1:00-4:00 pm
Join a free party to support Hoops & Homework at the Microsoft Store. Explore one of the many fun stations—get creative with Fresh Paint, play games with Xbox, and even try out virtual reality—all in the name of a good cause.

Hoops and Homework was chosen as one of the six local organizations to participate in the Team Framingham fundraising for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Runners will be expected to raise a minimum of $1,500 for one of six organizations, with a fundraising target of $3,000. Help spread the word and show the runners your support! Register today!  Space is unlimited.

Minecraft Hour of Code- Adventurer
February 26th, 11:30 am –  12:30 pm
Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use kid-friendly programming to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own. During Minecraft Hour of Code: Adventurer you’ll use code to take Alex or Steve on an adventure.

The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant must remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event.
Register today! Only 6 spots left.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer — registration now open

Registration is now open for Newton Kindergarten Soccer. The spring program has two divisions: the Kindergarten Division is for those children currently in kindergarten. The Pre-K Division is for children who will enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2017. This year games are at Oak Hill Middle School beginning April 1st. To be eligible, children must live or attend school in Newton, including private schools. Register by March 17th.

To find out more or to register, please visit the website: http://kindergartensoccer.org/.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer, run by the Zervas PTO, is an introduction to soccer with a focus on making friends, learning teamwork, and developing confidence. Each spring, over 250 incoming kindergarteners and 200 current kindergarteners throughout Newton play in the league. Players are grouped with other children who either live in the same neighborhood or will attend the same school for kindergarten, so that incoming kindergartners can meet future classmates.

Note that Lincoln-Eliot and Burr families generally participate in Garden City Soccer, and that Memorial Spaulding usually has its own program.

Spring Activities in Newton – Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

It’s time to start dusting off those running (or walking) shoes! The 25th annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Family Walk is a perfect way to shake off some of that cabin fever! Just one mile, up and down famed Heartbreak Hill!

Every runner receives an official digital-clock time, a race medallion, goody bag and a free ticket to the pre-race pasta party at Newton City Hall on Friday, April 14th. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each category win a trophy! The first 500 registrations receive a free t-shirt.

There are fun free activities for kids organized by the Lasell College Special Events students. Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10 child/$12 adult.

April 15th, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Newton City Hall