Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Summer Camp Open House

The Chestnut Hill School Summer Day Camp is accredited with The American Camping Association, and provides enriching art, swimming, sport, drama, science and music experiences for children ages 3-14; trip options available for older campers.
Registration for 2018 (June 25th – August 17th) is now open.

Come to the Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp Open House on December 16th, 12:00 –  to 2:00 pm for food, face painting, activities, tours and more…Can’t make the Open House? Contact mnickerson@tchs.org or 617-264-1346 for an individual tour.

In-home Academic Coaching

Next Level Up has been helping Newton families and their students improve and succeed since 2009. They assist in subjects ranging from Reading & Writing, to all levels of Math, to Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. With a big picture, processed based approach they also help all students establish solid organizational, time management, and study skills.

Additionally, they provide the often underestimated, but highly important aspect of perspective to all their students. Contact info@nextleveluptutoring.com or 781-540-1123 for a free initial meeting . For more information visit www.nextleveluptutoring.com.

High School Singers Looking for Performance Experience?

Voice lessons with Jacqueline Novikov focus on uncovering your best singing voice and getting comfortable singing in front of an audience. 3+ performance opportunities per year for Newton senior citizens. Grow your voice, give to others, and be confident at your next audition!

In home lessons offered on Sundays. Contact Jacqueline Novikov at jn@forma-music.com and learn more at jacquelinenovikov.com.

Upcoming Events for Teens at the Newton Free Library

Teen Crafterhours, December 4th, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Meet once a month a Monday night to make crafts and eat snacks. This week, make mittens out of felted wool and eat snacks! Grades 7-12.

Anime/Manga Club, December 6th, 4:00 pm, Computer Center: Come meet on the first Wednesday of every month and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings, to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more!  Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12.

Typewriter Poetry,  December 11, 7:00 pm, second floor Teen Area: Get creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. Get together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12.

Upcoming talk: how parents can help their students with writing assignments

Do you find it challenging to help your upper elementary or middle school student with writing assignments without conflict or tears? Jane Hirschhorn, a professional writing tutor, will offer 10 easy, practical tips parents can use to help their students with writing assignments.

This free talk is geared toward parents of students in grades 4 through 7. It will be held on December 6th at 7:30 pm in Room B of the Newton Free Library.

Sign up for Boys & Girls Club Winter Programs Starting Now

Winter Basketball League for grades K-8 began Saturday (December 2nd ) with late sign ups still open and Boston Fencing returns for weekly practices beginning December 5th.
In addition to the Power Hour study times, this season there will be many new programs for making learning fun: including visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Russian School of Math, Card Game Club, Story Time (for grades 1-3), Lego Civics with Right Brain Curriculum, 3-D Printing, Chess Club, and more!

The Newton BGC provides academic, athletic, and social activities that enable young people to grow as caring, responsible members of the community. All students are welcome here.

To sign up or explore the  programming, please visit: http://newtonbgc.com/.

PARENTING-Let’s Discuss!

Join Cindy Kaplan MA, Family/Parent Coach for some great discussions right in Newton Center! Thursday evenings, once a month. Either sign up for individual discussions or for all!

December 14th: What is Mindful Parenting and Why Does it Matter?
January 18th: When Your Kid Pushes Your Buttons and What You Can Do About it?
February 15th: Does Your Child’s Anxiety Make You Anxious?
March 15th: Step Out of Power Struggles and into Problem Solving
April 12th: What If You Are Not on the Same Child Rearing Page as Your Partner?
May 17th: Mastering the Art of Setting Clear Boundaries

Click Here: http://cindykcoaching.com/product/parenting-discussions/ or go to www.cindykcoaching.com to register.  Space is limited to 10 participants per evening.
Questions? e-mail cindy@cindykcoaching.com.

December events at Historic Newton

HOLIDAY SALE AT HISTORIC NEWTON MUSEUM SHOPS
Find distinctive gifts – all on sale – at Historic Newton’s two museum shops. Choose among cards made with fabric hand-woven by children at our fall Hayfest, as well as reproductions of watercolors painted by 19th century Jackson Homestead resident Ellen Jackson, and 3D images. Pick up a candle or a jar of our custom-made pear jam for a hostess gift or stocking stuffer. From picture books about the Underground Railroad to Newton memorabilia, our selection targets all ages.

Everyone receives a 10% discount; Historic Newton members take 25% off.
Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington Street and the Durant Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue
Ongoing through December 31st,  Wednesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Information: 617-796-1450 or 617-641-9142


HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF DURANT-KENRICK HOUSE
Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create winter crafts, too. Space is limited. Advanced registration is recommended through historicnewton.org

December 17th, 5:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue
Admission: $10 for non-members, $5 for Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over. Children under 10, free.
Registration: www.newtonma.gov/candletour
Information: 617-641-9142

Chemistry tutor

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course. Prepare yourself for SAT2 Chemistry exam. Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher is offering tutoring in Chemistry courses and SAT2 Chemistry test. Lida has taught Chemistry for 25 years and has dozens of references. Walking distance to Newton South high school. Please call or text at 617-780-5461 or email lidafamili@gmail.com.