Category Archives: Community Notes

After school babysitter needed

A Newton family with 3 children is looking for an after school babysitter to join their
family. The children are 13, 10, and 6 years-old respectively.

Duties are mainly to pick up the children from school and drive them to and from their activities. Must have own car. Reference required. Please contact Sophie at sophie48us@yahoo.com.

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

Local couple seeks 6 month rental

Working couple w/2 cars seek 3 bedroom, 1½-2bth rental for 6 months starting March 1st or April 1st in Newton, Brookline, Brighton, Chestnut Hill, W. Roxbury, JP; near T.

They are Newton homeowners with an adult daughter who seek a 6 month rental (house or apartment, furnished or unfurnished) while their house undergoes renovation, starting on March 1st or April 1st. Preferences include walking proximity to basic shopping and public transportation for downtown commute. They are non-smokers, make active use of a kitchen and their only pet is a well-behaved rabbit who spends most of her time in a cage. They will need access to 24/7 parking for two cars.

The location preferences are Newton, Brookline, Brighton, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, but would consider other very close-by areas if they provide walking proximity to the T and/or commuter rail.

Please contact Amy and Jim at 617-861-7358 or 617-698-2252, x1.

NCE Kids February Vacation Programs

NCE Kids is offering a variety of vacation programs for kids of all ages during February Break.

Kids, spend vacation with NCE! Learn more at newtoncommunityed.org.

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