Author Archives: Newton PTO Council

Newton Families Organizing for Racial Justice Book Group

December 16th, Brown Middle School library (parents and teens- 13 +)
The Hate You Give (movie)
Angie Thomas

February 25th,  Newton Free Public Library, Room B (adults)
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
Beverly Daniel Tatum

April 29th, Newton Free Public Library, Room B (adults)
White Fragility
Robin Diangelo

June 22nd, location TBA (parents and teens 13+)
Born A Crime
Trevor Noah

Newton’s Park and Recreation Department’s Open House

Join for coffee and conversation and live music from 10:00 – 11:00 am, and then an animal show from Curious Critters from 11:00 – 12:00 noon. There will be class demonstrations and information about this historic building. This event is free and children of all ages, young and old, will enjoy it.

January 4th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

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For more information about Newton Parks and Rec visit Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture

Looking for a flu vaccine?

Looking for a flu vaccine? Both regular dose (age 6 months and up) and high-dose vaccines (for people age 65 and older) are available at the Health and Human Services Department free flu clinic.

Find forms and more information at www.newtonma.gov/flu

December 10th,  5:00 – 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 107B, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Green Newton’s Schools Connections meeting December 12th

Come to the next GN School Connections Group Meeting. The group provides a forum for parents, students and educators to promote sustainability in Newton’s schools. All are welcome to participate and share experiences and ideas.

Representatives of the group participate in discussions to improve food quality and sustainability in school cafeterias and are also advocating for more in-depth climate science to be taught in our schools, as well as setting up textile recycling collection containers outside of each school building.

To learn more, contact schoolconnections@greennewton.org or visit https://schools.greennewton.org/.

December 12th, 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Newton Free Library, in the third-floor arc area, 330 Homer Street

Tickets on sale now! Swing’n Holidays Concert

Calling all music lovers for a fabulous festive treat – your most-loved holiday classics with a twist! Enjoy the incomparable Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and other big band favorites at the Swing’n Holidays Concert, featuring Essentially Ellington award-winning Newton South Jazz Ensemble students and alumni. Bring the family!

They’ll be serving hot chocolate, mulled cider and delicious snacks to spread a little extra seasonal cheer. Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 students, kids 8 and under come in free.

All proceeds will benefit the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund!

Click here to buy tickets online.

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December 19th, 7:00 pm
Seasholes Auditorium, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Save this date for the 16th annual Teen Summer Expo

Meet with directors of meaningful summer enrichment programs for kids ages 12-18. Explore options for every interest and budget from local day programs to worldwide adventure. This event is FREE and open to everyone.

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January 27th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Newton South High School cafeteria

Do you have a child that loves to sing and perform?

Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for the 2019-2020 season! VOICES Boston focuses primarily on singing and music literacy, with an added emphasis on dance technique and drama performance. VOICES Boston changes the lives of children, building confidence, discipline, leadership and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

They have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse in Brookline. VOICES Boston singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, gospel to new music, and even present an opera each year.

If you would like to sign up your singer for VOICES Boston or have any questions please contact Jojo Davila at programmanager@voicesboston.org or 617-735-0012. For more detailed information about past performances, staff, curriculum and more visit www.voicesboston.org.

Newton Community Preservation Committee’s next meeting December 10th

The full agenda and packet for the Community Preservation Committee’s meeting on  is now online from the program website, www.newtonma.gov/cpa. The only item other than committee business on this agenda is an informal discussion with outgoing staff about continuing program issues and “lessons learned.” For assistance, contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144

December 10th, 7:00 pm
Newton City Hall, Room 204

Raising Resilient Teens

Teens are reporting higher levels of stress and anxiety, and with so many ever-changing adolescent stressors ranging from school, sports/activities, and college applications, to relationships, technology, and social media, knowing how to best support our tweens and teens through the often turbulent teen years can be a challenge.

Please join a discussion and Q&A with Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D. and Juliana Chen, M.D., co-directors of NWH: The Resilience Project Parents Program, on how to build resilience and support the overall emotional wellness of our teens and tweens.

To learn more about The Resilience Project Parents Program please call 617-243-5497 or email NWHResilienceproject@partners.org. This is a FREE Event. Please register here: buildingresilienceseries-raisingresilientteens.eventbrite.com

December 11th, 6:45 – 8:00 pm
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street

To learn more about supporting the emotional wellness of kids and teens, and for information about future Resilience Project events including their new Building Resilience series, please follow on Facebook.

Come to the 2019 Newton SEPAC Social

Join your fellow parents and guardians for the 2019 Newton SEPAC Social!  Come reconnect with old friends and meet other Newton parents and guardians. Share your stories from the first half of the school year and raise a glass to the holidays! There will be a cash bar.

Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/xz6EWaoG2sgcvYda9 so they can ensure there’s enough space reserved for the group. Contact info@newtonpac.org with any questions.

December 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Paddy’s
95 Elm Street, West Newton