Category Archives: Summer

Spanish Tutor available for summer catch-up or advancement!

• Fluent in Spanish
• Massachusetts licensed/certified
• 6 years teaching experience
• BA Latin American Studies: Brown University
• MA Teaching: Boston College
• CAES School Leadership/Administration: Boston College
• Newton Highlands resident
• Available Services:

o Spanish language and literature (all levels)
o Organizational skills
o Study skills

Contact Libby Sands at libby@libbysands.com or 617-256-4780

Student-Run Cookie Business – $5 Half Batch!

Newton Cookie Service is a local subscription business owned and operated by three high school students from Newton South: Greg Umansky, Charlie Mirabile, and Cameron Gilchrist. Newton Cookie Service delivers fresh baked cookies directly to its customers every Sunday, or biweekly.

Try out a half batch for one week, for just $5! The normal cost of a half batch is $6 dollars per week. To try it out, email newtoncookieservice@gmail.com with your name and address! There is no commitment or minimum number of weeks.

Summer Yoga for kids

Summer kids yoga with Tracy Affonso is being held on Thursdays at 4:30 pm at Artemis Yoga in Watertown. Tracy is a former NPS teacher who is a popular kids’ yoga and mindfulness instructor.

Drop-in (as your schedule permits) if you are looking for something after camp or in the late afternoon. Classes will run for the next 8 weeks. Ages: 5 to 12. Sign up for all classes or just a few, please register online by clicking here.

Thursdays, July 6th to August 24th,  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown

Affordable SAT Private Tutoring for Summer 2017!

Looking to get a head-start on SAT preparation for your child? Winston Tutors is here for you!

Founded by a recent Newton South graduate and UC Berkeley student who has developed a unique approach to tackle the SAT, Winston Tutors promises RESULTS for your child at a competitive price. Students who have initially struggled with the SAT have seen their score increase by 300 points from just a few sessions.

With over three years of experience helping high-school students achieve their full potentials, Winston Tutors will guide your child to success through an individualized study plan. For inquiries, please contact Winston Jiang at 617-309-7910 or at wtjiang7788@yahoo.com.

References from past and current students are available upon request.

Meals for kids

Free summer meals for kids are available throughout the summer at various locations, please see the flyer attached for more details, visit www.meals4kids.org or call 1-800-645-8333.

Also this summer, the Newton Farmer’s markets are accepting SNAP benefits and the food pantries in Newton are offering extra food for kids. See the Newton Health and Human Services webpage for more details.

Music Camp

Plugged In’s Music That Matters (MTM) summer day camp helps young musicians ages 11 to 18 build their musical skills, self-confidence, and self-esteem by removing the kind of academic, athletic, and social competition they often encounter during the school year. This summer day camp, located in Needham, offers a relaxed, non-competitive environment with opportunity for both musical and personal growth. MTM includes all the most popular parts of Plugged In’s Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, music video production, offsite events, performance opportunities, and more.

Music That Matters Summer Day Camp
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (late pick up available)
Session 1 – July 10th – July 21st
Session 2 – July 24th – August 4th

For registration or more information visit www.pluggedinband.org.

Founded in 2002, Plugged In now has over 170 students from all over Massachusetts. Some students experience emotional and learning difficulties, such as ADD, depression, and low-self-esteem and/or have special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In the loving and non-competitive atmosphere at Plugged In, all differences are transcended through a shared passion for music, the teamwork involved with using music to help others and an atmosphere of compassion and fun. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests, and a chance to use their music to help others around the world.

Volleyball Camp

Learn essential skills in a fun and safe environment. Work on forearm and overhead passing, setting, attacking, blocking, serving, positional play, and offensive and defensive strategies, integrating games, competitions, and recreational activities. Enjoy a recreational swim period each day. For Grades 3-12.

Garden City Volleyball Camp @ NNHS starts June 26th. See flyer here.
Sign up here: https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=8669.

Free Sunday Concert

Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, singer Ras Michael I, Jah Spirit blends an African-Reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues and rock. Ras Michael, a native of Trinidad, captivates his audiences with spellbinding lyrics and a stage presence that has been described as charismatic, highly energetic and spirited. Bring your family, a picnic, a chair/blanket to sit on, and your dancin’ shoes to the first of four terrific free summer concerts on Sunday evenings in July! Check www.newtoncommunitypride.org for the full summer schedule. Outdoor concerts are cancelled in the event of rain.

July 9th , 6:30 pm
Newton Center Green, Centre and Beacon Streets

Free Summer Concert for Kids

Launching her music career as a member of the New York-based girl group “The Chiclettes,” Stacey Peasley developed a deep love and appreciation for the innocent, yet catchy songs of the girl-group era. A teacher for ten years and a professional singer for twenty-five, Peasley combines her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. All outdoor concerts are cancelled in the event of rain. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for a full schedule of the free outdoor concerts.

July 11th, 1:00 pm
Newton Centre Green, Centre and Beacon Streets

July 4th Celebration in Newton

Kids’ Morning
July 4th, 10:00 am – 12 Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace.
Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream, candy and drinks complete the morning celebration – courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.

Afternoon/Evening Events
July 4th, 12 Noon – 10:00 pm – Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex
The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, face painting, craft vendor booths and food trucks. The free entertainment at the Gazebo is provided by Constantine the Magician, the YCCA Band and Caribbean music by D’Allegro Band from DESFOB, Inc. Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band for more music and dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9:00 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! The concert and fireworks take place on July 5th in the event of rain. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for details.