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Newton Youth Players Now on Mondays too!

Due to overwhelming demand, Newton Youth Players is delighted to announce a fourth day! Starting on March 26th, “Bye Bye Birdie” will have another cast: Monday!

The location is the same: Newton City Hall, the time is a little different: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Enroll now at www.newtonyouthplayers.com

The exciting new addition to the Newton Youth Players family is the exceptionally
talented team of Co-Directors: Hannah Rosenberg and Linda Goetz.

Hannah Rosenberg is thrilled to join Newton Youth Players as a director for” Bye Bye
Birdie”! Hannah has been involved in theatre since a young child and recently
became a part of Newton Theatre Company as an actor and Development Director.

Linda Goetz is a professional actress, writer and director; and one of the founders of
the Newton Nomadic Theater. In recent years she was nominated for Best Actress
by the Independent Reviewers of New England for her role as Lady Macbeth with the
FUDGE Theatre.

Free Workshop on Body Confidence

Free workshop on building body confidence in our children:

Are you a parent or caregiver? In our image-driven world it may seem hard to foster
body confidence in our children. Join this FREE MEDA event to learn how to help your child have a happy & healthy relationship with their body. Come learn strategies for success. Children who feel good about their bodies are: LESS likely to develop eating issues, MORE likely to participate in sports and extra curricular activities, LESS likely to use drugs and alcohol, MORE likely to develop a healthy relationship with exercise.

For more information and to RSVP go to https://tinyurl.com/y8zdmoq8

MEDA (Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association) is a Newton based nonprofit
located at 288 Walnut Street, Suite 130, Newton.

Sign up for the 2018 MEDA conference today!

Celebrate Girls Day!

Join Debbi Michiko Florence in a celebration of the Japanese holiday, Girls’ Day. She will talk about about Girls’ Day, do an origami activity and read from (and sign) Jasmine Toguchi Super Sleuth.

AND there will be mochi!

For more information, please visit http://ilovenewton.com/debbi-michiko-florence-childrens-book-event-girls-day/

March 3rd, 11:00 am
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd, Newton

Get involved in working for connected communities and racial justice!

Calling all parents who want to get involved in working for connected school communities and racial justice!

Join FORJ – Families Organizing for Racial Justice – to learn what several Newton Public Schools are doing to bring their communities together while working to reduce racism and injustice on many levels.

After the presentations, you will have time to meet and talk with other parents at your child’s or teen’s school. This is a great opportunity to get inspired and meet people across Newton who care about racial justice and want to develop their cultural competence.

February 8th, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Angier Elementary School

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/B75q1Qyfsx5ZG4m93

To learn more, visit https://forjnewton.com/. Want to join the mailing list to learn about future opportunities? Please email the FORJ Coordinator at amy@amybehrens.com and put “JOIN FORJ” in the subject. Be sure to include your name and what schools your children attend.

The next meeting on February 28th,  6:30 – 8:30 pm is “Talking to Children about Race and Racism: Why and How?” Come to learn effective ways to talk with your children about race and racism next week in Boston at the beautiful Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St. Dorchester, MA 02125. There is ample parking around this community center, but you can also carpool or take the T to Dudley Station and walk over easily.
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newton-metco-parent-meeting-tickets-41384289524

 

Youth Rowing Open House

Come to the Open House and learn about rowing and how it can make a positive change in your life. All middle and high school athletes or want to be athletes welcome!

For more information visit https://www.communityrowing.org/ or contact Sean Crowley at sean.crowley@communityrowing.org

Here are some reasons why the youth athletes row…

  • “CRI is cool because I can challenge myself.”
  • “It’s a place where I can work hard, and better myself.”
  • “It’s a place I find friendship & camaraderie.”
  • “The coaches are supportive and approachable, and the facility and resources are awesome!”
  • “The workouts are hard, but I feel stronger afterward.”
  • “It’s cool to be a part of a real (i.e. strong) team.”
  • “I meet unique and different people here, different than my school mates.”
  • “CRI teaches me what it’s like to be an athlete, and it’s helped me in other parts of life.”
  • “I get inspired at CRI, and I feel excited and energized here.”
  • “I am motivated to do more, and I am learning how to be independent.”

Februrary 11th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Community Rowing, Inc
20 Nonantum Road, Brighton

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Info Session

Are you a current 10th or 11th grade girl looking for a meaningful summer experience honing your coding skills and learning new ones? If so, join this information session about the Girls Who Code (GWC) Summer Immersion Program, a free, 7-week experience for girls to learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their communities and be competitive in the job market of the future.

No prior experience or participation with GWC necessary to apply for the summer program. Stipends are available based on need. Early decision applications are due Feb. 16th; all applications are due March 16th.

GWC is a national nonprofit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. The information session is for current 10th and 11th graders and their adults or anyone who would like to know more about the GWC Summer Immersion Program. No registration necessary.

February 12th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Hello Middle School Parents and Teachers!

BioBuilder is hosting a February Break Workshop for 10-14 year-old students interested in synthetic biology and getting hands-on time in a biology lab with a trained scientist.

Please see the attached flyer for information and feel free to contact Kelley Klor at biobuilder.kelley@gmail.com if you have any questions.

February 20th – 22nd, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lab Central, 700 Main Street, Cambridge

Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools present “Reducing Anxiety in Kids”

Newton SEPAC and Newton Public Schools present: Jessica Minahan, M.Ed, BCBA who will speak on Reducing Anxiety in Kids.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behavior methods and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. Easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring will be discussed. This event is free of charge.

Bio: Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).

February 28th, 7:00 pm
Newton North High School Auditorium

Newton Little League Youth Baseball Evaluations

Newton Little League will be holding AA evaluations on February 10th at the S.O.A. at Newton North High School. The AA division is made up primarily of players who are league age 9. This will also be the makeup date for AAA evaluations for players that could not attend on January 20th. The AAA division is made up mostly of players who are league age 11 and 10.

This event will be broken into two sessions:

  • Session 1 (6:00 – 7:30pm) will include the following participants:
    All players interested in playing AAA who couldn’t attend the evaluation on January 20th
    All players interested in playing AA with last name starting A-K
  • Session 2 (7:30 – 9:00 pm) will include the following participants:
    All players interested in playing AA with last name starting L-Z

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the session start time to register.

Newton Little League serves players who reside within or attend private or public schools within the boundaries of Ward, Underwood, Lincoln-Eliot, Horace Mann, Peirce, Cabot, Burr, Franklin, Williams elementary schools.

Little League Age Ranges for 2018
Little League 11 – born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007
Little League 10 – born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008
Little League 9 – born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009

Please register your child prior to the evaluation on the league website:
www.newtonllbaseball.org

Newton Theatre Company presents “Ethan Frome”

Directed by Melissa Bernstein, Edith Wharton’s  “Ethan Frome” gets a reboot in this tender, fluid production that finally gives these well-known characters a chance to speak their minds.

Ethan’s struggle between his obligation to his wife, Zeena, and his love for another has never been more poignant; nor have the voices of the female characters or of the townsfolk ever been as vibrant.

Tickets available online at www.newtontheatrecompany.com $18.00 adults/$12.00 Seniors/$8.00 Students or at the Door: $20.00 Adults/$15.00 Seniors/$10.0 Students

February 1st and 2nd and 3rd, 7:30 pm
February 4th, 2:00 pm

Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue