Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

29th Annual Youth Services Awards (for youth and adults)

Each year, Mayor Setti D. Warren gives awards to individuals who have contributed service to the Newton Community. The Newton Parks and Recreation Commission and the Newton Health and Human Services Youth Commission are asking your help in seeking nominations for the 29th Annual Youth Services Awards.
Learn about the awards and nominate at

Please submit nominations of deserving Newton residents and students before May 19th. Thank you for your help in recognizing the efforts of individuals who have contributed extensively to the Newton Community.

Adult awards will be judged on the basis of a person’s contribution and involvement in youth programs in Newton.

Youth awards will be judged on the basis of demonstrated good citizenship and service to their fellow youth or community.

NSF Boston Marathon Team raises nearly $10,000 to Support Newton Schools

Anna Ford, administration staffer at Newton North, and Holly Kee, Southside aide
and Dreamfar mentor at Newton South, teamed up to run the Boston Marathon
for Newton Schools Foundation. In total they raised nearly $10,000 for NSF to
support excellence and innovation in the Newton Public Schools. Thank you,
Anna and Holly, for your dedication and commitment to the students of Newton!

For more information on Newton Schools Foundation, go to

Join us for Healthy Kids Day!

Come to one of the Y’s premier annual events, Healthy Kids Day, which is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy the bouncy house and obstacle courses! Get the whole crew moving with family fitness classes and GaGa ball. Observe a showing of a selection of surprise critters from Curious Creatures as well as musical performances from the talented YCCA students.

Bring your bicycle to decorate and show off in the parade afterward. There will be a free bike helmet giveaway courtesy of the Newton Elks Club and Farina’s in Watertown. First come, first serve.

All events will take place outside on the Y’s New Balance Track & Field barring poor weather, in which case activities will be moved to the gym. Healthy Kids Day is generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

Face Painting: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Decorating: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Family Fitness Classes: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Curious Creatures: 2:30-3:30 pm
Bouncy House, GaGa Ball and Obstacle Courses: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Parade: 3:30 pm

April 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton

A Road map for College Admissions Tests

Come to learn at College Admissions Testing: A Roadmap for the SAT, ACT and Other College Tests.  With the redesigned SAT, which was given for the first time last spring, and an increasing number of students taking the ACT, families have many questions about the current state of standardized testing. In this seminar, they will:

  • Help dispel some of the anxiety that surrounds these tests
  • Provide families with information to help guide them through their own unique testing plans
  • Explain the role of standardized tests in the college admissions process
  • Explain the differences between the SAT and ACT
  • Examine sample problems from the two tests to highlight the differences
  • Help students understand how to decide between the SAT and ACT, when to take the test and how to prepare

Presented by the Summit Educational Group. For teens and parents. Register online.

May 4th, 7:00 pm
Newton Free Libraery, Druker Auditorium