A conversation about teens, parents and media use featuring: Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and David Luis Ortega, Private Practice, Cambridge, MA, moderated by Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research New England.
This event will bring experts and the community together to discuss many of the concerns parents and teens have about media use. Discussions will bring research evidence and practical advice to bear on understanding questions like: What realistic risks may teens face with their media use? How can teens benefit most from digital media? How can parents create and enforce appropriate boundaries for their teens’ media use to best balance risks and opportunities?
The session will conclude with a half hour for parents to mix and mingle and compare strategies and experiences. Parents from all of the Newton middle schools are welcome.
Wednesday. December 11th, 7:00 pm
Auditorium, F.A. Day Middle School
NCA’s Arts Stroll & Shop is back for its third year and they’ve expanded to three villages over three days. Enjoy spontaneous performances and pop-up galleries while you shop and dine in Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre and West Newton this December 13th – 15th.
December 13th from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm: Kickoff Event at THE STREET (Chestnut Hill)
December 14th from Noon-6:00 pm THE STREET at WEST NEWTON SQUARE
December 15th from Noon-6:00 pm NEWTON CENTRE at THE STREET
Don’t miss the special discounts, giveaways, exclusive items, and, of course, the arts and culture that the Stroll brings to town! You’ll feel great after you Shop Local. Eat Local. Art Local. Click here http://www.artsstrollandshop.com/ to access the new Stroll website with detailed participant and schedule information.
Down Under Yoga provides an environment in which children learn to exercise their minds as they move their bodies. Winter class offerings include yoga for ages 3-6, 5-7, 8-11, families, tween, and teens. Young yogis are taught practices to calm and strengthen their bodies, balance stress, and respect the needs of themselves and others. These are skills to last a lifetime which can be applied to any aspect of their daily lives. Series classes offered throughout the year. Drop-ins are welcome!
For more information see the website: www.downunderyoga.com or call 617-244-9642.
The NewtonPAC will hold an evening presentation on December 10th on the topic of Stepping Up: What Parents Need to Know to Prepare for the Transition from Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School.
Representatives from Bigelow and Brown Middle Schools and Newton North and Newton South High Schools will present on the issues involved in transitions, from the first planning IEP meetings to navigating the new social environment. The meeting is free and open to all, and will be held in room 210 of the Education Center at 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville. If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Sandberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking and refreshments will begin at 7:15 pm., and the meeting will begin with the Elementary to Middle School portion from 7:30-8:15 pm. The Middle to High School portion will follow from 8:15-9:00 pm .
The first NewtonPAC open board meeting of the school year with Judy Levin-Charns, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, will be this Thursday, December 5th, 9:00 am -10:00 am.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. The topic on the agenda is the role of the new Team Specialists at the elementary schools. If you have any questions. please contact Eileen Sandberg at email@example.com.
Room 216, Education Center
100 Walnut Street, Newtonville