Category Archives: Community Notes

Honor Thy Teacher 2021

If you’re looking for a way to say “Thank You!” to your child’s teacher or other school staff as this extremely unusual school year comes to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. It’s an opportunity for families to thank school personnel by giving a gift to Newton Schools Foundation in their honor, while also complying with the Newton Public Schools’ teacher gift policy.

Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to advance educational excellence and equity throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will fund NSF grants for promising educational initiatives, professional development, and programs that address racial and income inequities. To learn more about the programs NSF funds, visit our website. NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift, share the honoree names with the Superintendent and principals, and list all honorees on the NSF website.

It’s easy to donate online, or you can mail your donation to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the names of the teachers and/or staff you are honoring.

THANK YOU for your donation!

Newton grades 6-8 Ultimate – Summer 2021

What: Summer league for players entering grades 6-8
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 7 to August 18, 6pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McGrath Field, Newton

For the third year, BUDA will offer an informal, 5v5 middle school summer ultimate league in Newton. Games will be held twice a week and players will be placed on a team for the entire summer. BUDA coaches will facilitate games, help players understand and apply the rules of ultimate, and teach basic offensive and defensive concepts. Previous experience with ultimate is not a prerequisite for joining this league.

Please contact burt.granofsky@buda.org with any questions, ideas, or concerns. More information HERE.