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Green Newton School Connection’s Eco-Friendly Tips for Events

Green Newton School Connections (GNSC) is a collaborative group of Newton Public School (NPS) students, families, educators and community members who aim to build a just, healthy, sustainable, and climate-resilient community. School Connections aspires to help our schools educate students and empower them to be climate advocates and sustainability leaders.

The group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30-5:30pm.

For more information on School Connections, email:

Summer with our Friends at Newton Community Education

Calling all rising 8th & 9th graders for summer fun!

Learn how to become the best camp counselor ever with Newton Community Education’s CIT (Counselor in Training) program. You will get experience working with campers and counselors to develop the skills and confidence to become effective leaders in a supportive environment.

For more information on becoming a CIT this summer, Check out Newton Community Education here and enroll today!


Call for Youth Artists!

At Newton Cultural Development, we believe we have talented shining stars among our youth in Newton and have created this project to give them an opportunity to SHINE.

All Newton students in grades 6-12 are invited to apply to participate in SHINE, a temporary art installation that will last from May through October 2023. It will consist of six 4’x8’ horizontal murals painted onto plywood and grouped in small clusters in a few parks and playgrounds throughout the city.

Proposals and accompanying materials should be submitted by 5:00 PM on March 28, 2023. Artists who are selected will receive a stipend of $250 per mural, which will cover the cost of supplies and an artist honorarium. For a detailed explanation of the project and information on how to apply click here.

Questions can be sent to culture@newtonma.

SEPAC Transition Services for 8th Grade Students, Monday 3/20 @ 7:30pm

Parents and Guardians of 8th-grade students receiving special education services

SEPAC Newton South High School Liaisons Kim Gallaugher and Karina Simonian and Newton North High School Liaison Lori Melchionno invite all 8th-grade parents and guardians of students with special needs to a Q&A Zoom about the transition to high school.

Since parents will be asking personal questions, it will not be recorded. As always, you can reach out to us or your current school’s liaison through

SEPAC Transition to High School Q&A: March 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

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TOMORROW! Bigelow FORJ Movie Night: Friday 3/10 @ 6:30pm


Please join Principal Coston, Bigelow FORJ, and our Boston and Newton families tomorrow for a fun movie night in Bigelow’s auditorium featuring Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!

Join us at 6:30 pm for pizza in the cafeteria followed by the movie at 7 pm.

Pizza, popcorn, and water will be available. ($1 each)

Please RSVP HERE to let us know you are coming!