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A few more days to get matching donations

The Newton Schools Foundation is honored for the second consecutive year to have a
very generous donor who will match up to $25,000 in contributions from the community
to the Calculus Project during the month of March.

Double your impact and donate today: www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org

The Calculus Project has been transformational for Newton students. Since its 2013
launch, enrollment growth in high-level mathematics among traditionally
underrepresented student groups is significant:

• Hispanic student enrollment has increased 70 percent.
• African-American student enrollment has tripled.
• Low-income student enrollment has increased nine-fold!

Here’s how the program works:Calculus Project students attend intensive small-group
summer classes to preview upcoming curriculum, boost their math skills, foster
attitudes that support academic risk-taking and perseverance, and cultivate relationships among peers in the program. During the school year, students receive mentoring and after-school academic support. The program also uses lessons and activities designed to improve self-perceptions about academic accomplishment.

Your support this year will help deepen and extend the Calculus Project’s reach.
Currently serving 109 students in grades 7-10, the program will welcome a new cohort
of 30 incoming 7th graders this summer. If we successfully complete this match challenge,
the resulting $50,000 will support nearly half of the students in the Calculus Program for
this coming year—including the entire new 7th grade cohort.

At a cost of $1,000 per student for a full year of programming, the Calculus Project’s
success depends on a public-private partnership between the Newton Public Schools,
private foundations and corporate donors, and generous individuals like you.
Please help us meet the donor match challenge. Please Donate today!


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 highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or visit our website highlandsafterschool.org

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 newtoncommunityed.org.

Four Wednesdays, April 5th – May 3rd (no class April 19), 7:00 – 8:30 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 www.newtonma.gov/cpa or contact Program Manager Alice Ingerson at 617.796.1144 or aingerson@newtonma.gov.

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