Category Archives: Events

After School program Open Houses

The Newton Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children is hosting 3 Open House events for interested families. This is a terrific opportunity for parents of 5th graders to learn more about the program as they plan for the next school year. Please join them and see the wonderful space that is the home base of this terrific program. For more information please contact: Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or or visit our website

March 27th,  April 6th,  April 9th, 5:30-6:30 pm
Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

Presentation on Assistive Technology

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education will host a presentation on Assistive Technology. Kayla McAlister, Assistive Technology Specialist for the Newton Public Schools will speak on the technology available in the district. She will cover the definition of an AT consultation vs. an AT assessment in grades K-12.

Kayla determines which device and/or strategy is the best fit for the student by following the SETT Framework. Looking at the student, their environment, and the tasks they need in their educational setting in choosing the appropriate tool. Kayla has a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College and a M.S. Ed in Assistive Technology from Simmons College.

April 5th, 7:15 pm light refreshments and networking
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation
Room 210, The Education Center, Newtonville

Conscious Parenting

Learn to nurture your children while establishing the boundaries they need. Conscious Parenting, based on the work of Dr. Shefali Tsabary, helps you build awareness of your values and societal pressures, and the impact they can have on your ability to see what is best for your family. Learn to accept your kids as unique individuals and support them in becoming their most authentic selves. Through in-class exercises and presentations, you’ll gain tools to set boundaries from a calm and centered place, and you’ll learn to recognize your triggers, understand your child’s behavior, and foster a greater connection between you and your child. $89.00/person. To register, visit

Four Wednesdays, April 5th – May 3rd (no class April 19), 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Is Your High School Grad Ready for College?

Is my son or daughter even ready for college…and how will I know? How do students with learning differences and mental health disorders fare on college campuses, and what may
maximize their chances for success? Join us for an interactive talk about higher education and the myriad of pitfalls a student may encounter in college. Parents will learn about issues relating to mental health, executive functioning, and emotional development in the college student population. The talk will be led by Dr. Ilan Goldberg, a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in executive functioning and emotional development in the college student population. $20.00/person. Register at

April 6th, 7:00 pm
Newton South High School

Newton Community Preservation Committee

The agenda for the Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting includes discussions of general program issues and two potential projects: a pre-proposal for historic preservation and affordable housing on Auburn Street in Auburndale and updated plans for the Jackson Road New Senior Housing project in Newton Corner.

CPC pre-proposal discussions are advisory and do not include funding votes. For details, see or contact Program Manager Alice Ingerson at 617.796.1144 or

April 6th, 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204