Category Archives: Community Notes

City of Newton – HHS Domestic Violence Program

How to Help & Be Helped: Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships and Finding Support

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we are partnering with REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Jewish Families and Children Services to learn about different kinds of abuse, how to safely assist someone in a controlling relationship and where to find support resources in Newton.

Thursday, September 30th, 6:30-8:00pm
Register for this webinar at:

PIANO LESSONS: Gloria Jasinski

Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music, Master of Music in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory. 30+ years teaching experience. Learn Jazz/Blues/Classical, theory, sightreading. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring instructor. Beginners especially welcome. Have a positive and successful learning experience. Phone: 617.566.9704, email:

VOICES Boston – Come Sing With Us!

Do you have a child that loves to sing and perform? Join VOICES Boston children’s chorus for our 2021-2022 season! VOICES Boston focuses primarily on singing and music literacy, with an added emphasis on dance technique and drama performance. VOICES Boston empowers the youth of the Boston area with a performing arts education that develops confidence, discipline, leadership, and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

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

If you would like to sign up your singer for VOICES Boston or have any questions please contact Emily Vincent at For more detailed information about our past performances, staff, curriculum and more visit our website at

Thank you,

Emily Vincent
Emily Vincent 
Program and Operations Coordinator

Chemistry Tutor short walk to NSHS

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course.   To learn concepts in chemistry quickly and thoroughly and to become a quick problem-solver, please contact Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher.  Lida has taught Chemistry for over 25 years and has dozens of references.  Walking distance to Newton South high school.  Please call or text at 617-780-5461.  Email
Thank you.

Reza Khorshidi

Cell: 617-559-0462

Informational Session on Boy Scouts

Join Boy Scouts of America Troop 205! Calling all boys ages 11 to 17 who are in the outdoors, community service, and making new friends! Please join us on Monday, September 20th from 7 – 8:30pm at the Carroll Center for the Blind Technology Center, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA to learn more about the Scouts BSA and Troop 205.    Check us out at: For more information about scouting overall or our 9/20 membership event, contact Scoutmaster Jim Janosky at or (617) 290-5098. Come see why Scouting is the adventure of a lifetime!

Join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210

Boys and girls grades 1-5 are invited to join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210. Scouting is a great opportunity to make new friendships, and is also really fun, especially for new 1st grade Tigers, to experience with friends. We have an exciting year planned, with fun activities including camping, hiking, outdoor activities, community service, and monthly Den/Pack meetings. All meetings will be outdoors with modifications for COVID safety. Our kickoff meeting is on Thursday Sept. 23 at 5:30 pm, at the Arsenal Park in Watertown. We are also looking for leaders for the Tiger (1st grade) and Wolf (2nd grade) Dens. Please email Chris to join and with questions. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!

Contact Chris with questions.

Academic & Musical Tutoring for Newton Public School Students

The school year is about to begin under very unusual circumstances. In these times, many families may wish to supplement their children’s schooling through individual or small group tutoring sessions.

I am an experienced tutor and a graduate of Yale University. I’m also a proud Brookline High School grad. I can tutor students of all ages and levels in a range of subjects including Math, Science, Foreign Languages [Spanish, French], Music, and English.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to be able to help the Newton Public Schools’ communities thrive during this unusual school year!
Gabriel Mininberg

Youth choir currently welcoming new members, ages 12+

Does your child love to sing? Find your community at Youth pro Musica! This fall we welcome vaccinated singers, age 12-18, to enroll. YPM provides high quality instruction in classical choral music as well as performance opportunities and was recently recognized by Mayor Fuller for 50 years of excellence.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays 7-8:30 in West Newton. To learn more, please visit or email


Do you like to SING or BEATBOX? Audition for Newtones Acapella! We are Newton South’s student-run Acapella group, and auditions are right around the corner! Informational meetings are scheduled for this week so don’t miss out! Go to an info meeting and then sign up for an audition here:!/showSignUp/10c0d44aead2aa0ffc61-newtones1

Music Lessons at The Conservatory at Highlands!

Welcome back to school everyone! If you’re starting a new instrument, or looking to develop your skills as a musician, The Conservatory is here to help. Locally owned and operated in Newton Highlands. 
Our teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive. We help musicians of any age reach their goals. 
Try learning an instrument along with your child in our parent/student lessons. It is an amazing educational activity for the family. 
Book time in our state-of-the-art recording studio for audition tapes or other projects!

Sign Up/Inquire Here (no commitment necessary)   

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or call/text/e-mail: 617-903-0944

The Conservatory offers music lessons on almost all instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for rock bands, which meet weekly; or record in our state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!

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