Category Archives: Community Notes

Ride for Food! Centre Street Food Pantry is looking for riders!

Be part of the Centre Street Food Pantry team and help raise funds to provide good nutritious food to your neighbors.  Register NOW to ride on September 24th or donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry team at the organizer’s website: or contact CSFP’s Team Captain:

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Join thousands and kids and families at aquatic facilities around the globe for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. We’re making a splash to spread the word that Swimming Lessons Save Lives!

The West Suburban YMCA is providing free swim lessons to children of all ages on June 22nd at the following times:
9:15 – 10:00 am
11:15 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 12:45 pm
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome. Please call the Y’s Welcome Center at 617-244-6050 to pre-register for one of the swim lessons.

Elementary Meet and Greet with the Newton Mustangs Football and Cheer Organization

Come to a fun evening of football and cheer drills! Have any questions about the league? NMYFC Board Members will be there to answer any of your questions. Stop by the sign-up station for any registration concerns.

Special Appearances from: Boston College Football Coach and Players, Scott Lennon, 98.5, The Gronk Party bus

June 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Newton North Field

Newton Kindergarten Soccer registration now open

Registration is now open for Newton Kindergarten Soccer. The fall program is for those children currently in kindergarten in 2017-2018. The games will be at Oak Hill Middle School beginning in September. To be eligible, children must live or attend school in Newton, including private schools. To find out more or to register, please visit

Newton Kindergarten Soccer, run by the Zervas PTO, is an introduction to soccer with a focus on making friends, learning teamwork, and developing confidence. Each spring, over 250 incoming kindergarteners and 200 current kindergarteners throughout Newton play in the league.

Players are grouped with other children who either live in the same neighborhood or who attend the same school for kindergarten, so that incoming kindergartners can meet future classmates.

Note that Lincoln-Eliot and Burr families generally participate in Garden City Soccer, and that Memorial Spaulding usually has its own program.

Newton Girls Soccer

Registration is open for Newton Girls Soccer Fall 2017 Juniors and City Programs

Newton Girls Soccer (NGS), the largest girls soccer club in New England, is now accepting registrations for their Juniors and City programs.

The NGS Juniors Program is for girls in grades K-2. The NGS City Program is for girls in grades 3-9. Both programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise, skills development, and teamwork. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register. For detailed descriptions of our programs, visit our website and check out this handy summary.

The fall registration fee is $130.00. Juniors and City Registration is ongoing until August 1st. While you can still register after August 1, but we cannot guarantee placement on a team or friend requests and a $25 late fee will apply. For more details, go to 2017 Fall City Registration.

REGISTER TODAY Questions? Email

Nanny share

Are you still trying to sort out after school childcare for the next school year? Family with a wonderful nanny who looks after the children (3 and 1 yo) full time would love to welcome your little ones in their Franklin Elementary School area home in the afternoons.

If interested, please contact Christina Broja at

Highlands Afterschool Program

The Highlands Afterschool Program, located in the heart of Newton Highlands Village, has openings next year. It offers a safe, supervised enriching after school environment that meets the needs of middle school children attending Oak Hill and Brown. Activities include sports, arts, cooking, science, homework, field trips, team building and community service.

The program’s home base is at the Brigham House and they also use the Hyde Gym. Transportation is arranged from the middle schools on school buses. Please visit, call 617-999-4617 or email

Free Talk: How to Kick Start your College Essay

Summer is a great time for rising high school seniors to begin work on their college essay. Jane Hirschhorn, an expert writing coach with more than 20 years of experience, will offer tips for students to get started on this critical part of the college application.

Her talk will take place at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, on June 29th at 7:30 pm. All are welcome. For more information or to sign up in advance, contact

Newton Community Education Summer SAT, ACT & College Essay Classes

Summer is the perfect time to prepare for the college application process. Sign up now for our affordable summer ACT, SAT, and College Essay classes:

Write Successful Essays for Your College Application: 4 Wednesdays, June 28th – July 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Newton South OR 4 Thursdays, June 29th – July 27th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Newton North

ACT Prep: July 31st – August 1st (Mon, Wed, Fri only), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Newton North
SAT Math Review:  August 21st – 24th (Monday – Thursday), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Newton South
SAT Verbal Review: August 21st – 24th (Monday-Thursday), 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Newton South

For more information, or to register, visit or call 617-559-6999

Writing tutor for students of all ages

Writing tutor for students of all ages: college essays, summer reading and enrichment. Summer is the perfect time to relax and write! If your son or daughter could benefit from some structured writing hours over the summer to work on college essays, summer assignments or the writing process, please contact Susan Gedrick. She loves working with student writers of all ages and has over fifteen years of experience as a professional writer, teacher and tutor.

Contact Susan Gedrick at 617-460-6619 or For more information, see