Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Summer tutoring and enrichment

Former Horace Mann parent and experienced tutor is available this SUMMER! Haralie has worked in the Wellesley Public Schools and currently works in the Winchester Public Schools and at MassBay Community College and tutors K-5th grade students in Reading, Writing and Math. Each visit is a positive and fun learning experience! Please contact Haralie Alpert, M.Ed., MS at haralie@gmail.com or 617-630-0608.

Smart Kid Looking for a Challenge?

This summer, the Lumos Young Speakers Program is running a public speaking and debate program for students in grade 4-6.  Your child will love Lumos’s friendly instructors and fun activities as they learn about:

  • Speaking Confidence
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Debate Basics
  • Argumentation and Reasoning

Right now you can use the code COMMUNITY to get $125.00 off. To register, go to lumosdebate.com/1-week-public-speaking-program/.

Email zephchang@lumosdebate.com or call 617-901-4564 with any questions.

July 23rd – 27th or July 30th – August 3rd,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lexington, MA

Piano instruction available

Flexible summer scheduling makes now an ideal time to try piano lessons. Berklee and New England Conservatory graduate with 30+ years teaching experience. Beginners welcome. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring teacher. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or piano566@comcast.net.

Kids Day July 7th

Newton Theatre Company is thrilled to present its first ever Kids Day! On July 7th, stop by the Hyde Bandstand between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to enjoy readings from three Junie B.
Jones stories, live music, crafts, and other activities.

This event is free, with a bake sale and optional donations to benefit Newton Theatre Company. Appropriate for children ages 3-12. Any teens or adults looking to volunteer at the event can email Abby Lass at abbylass@gmail.com.

Don’t miss your chance

As the school year comes to a close, don’t miss your chance to thank teachers and staff who made a difference to your child this year! Making a donation to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program is a great way to do this.

Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or if you have children in the upper grades, you will have already received a letter by mail. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing educational excellence, including teachers’ professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools.

Teachers, as well as their principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and if you donate by July 31st their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB.

Affordable College options

A local parent group is looking into options for studying abroad as a way to reduce the cost of college as well as provide kids with an expanded worldview.

They’re in the process of inviting international colleges and universities to provide the membership with information on degree programs and costs and if possible, present in person. In addition, they are looking for venues and parents to join the group. Contact the group here https://www.meetup.com/College-Abroad/

Kids at the Farm: Summer 2018

School is about to be out for summer, and what better way to spend it than at Newton Community Farm!. Don’t delay and register today! Limited spaces available

Visit https://newtoncommunityfarm.org/education/summer-summer-programs/.
See the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton.

Programs for toddlers through middle school start in June and run until August 24th. Have a high schooler? Check out the high school intern programs!

Financial assistance available. See flyer here.

Summer Music Programs at The Conservatory

Students are immersed in:

  • Playing together in Rock Bands/String Ensembles
  • Trying New Instruments
  • Recording
  • Composition/Song Writing
  • Music Theory
  • Music Games

For Ages 6 and up. All instruments and skill levels welcome! Students bring their own lunch and snacks. No nuts please!

The Conservatory at Highlands
51 Winchester Street, #203, Newton Highlands
617-903-0944

www.highlandsconservatory.com

A Typical Camp Day:
9:00 am Arival9:15 am Warm up
10:00 am Music Game/Theory/Ear Training
11:00 am Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
12:00 Lunch
1:15 pm Recording/Songwriting/Music projects
2:30 pm Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
4:00 pm Pick up (after-care option available)

Join a music filled summer!

Get a head start on college essays this summer

Summer is a great time for rising seniors to begin work on their college essays. Jane Hirschhorn is a writing coach with more than 20 years of experience, and she guides students toward crafting compelling, authentic essays.

Her students have been accepted to a wide range of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, including those that are the most selective.

For more information, please contact Jane at jane@jbhtutoring.com. For a complete list of the schools where Jane’s students have been accepted and to learn more about Jane,
please visit her website jbhtutoring.com.