Category Archives: Community Notes

Newton’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Soccer Fall Registration Is Open

Registration is now open for our Fall season. The program is available to all Newton students entering Kindergarten this Fall or, for our Pre-K league, who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2024. This program is a unique opportunity for children and families to become acquainted with others who attend or will attend the same Newton school as other children in the neighborhood. Visit now!

CLICK HERE to view our flyer.

Metco Scholarship Fund

As a society, we face the challenge of defining who we become next.
Will we continue to build opportunity and hope for everyone, especially
those most in need of our support?
At the Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund, we are inspired by
following words of Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell
Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at
Princeton University:
We have to become better people by fundamentally transforming
the conditions of our living together.

(Democracy in Black, 2016).
Please join us in helping to transform the conditions of learning and
living for our Newton METCO graduates by donating to the scholarship
Fund today.

Please make your check payable to: Newton METCO Community
Scholarship Fund, Inc., and mail your contribution to:
Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 600053
Newtonville, MA 02460

We are not accepting online donations at this time. Thank you.

Celebration of Queer Culture

Saturday, June 17, 10:00-2:30 p.m.

City Hall, War Memorial

The mission of the “Celebration of Queer Culture,” is to highlight and provide education for parts of queer culture that are usually erased or taken out of the spotlight.  In partnership with the City of Newton HHS, the Human Rights Commission, the Newton Youth Commission, Lasell University, and the New Art Center, we will highlight queer history, queer art and the intersectionality within the queer community. This will be achieved by celebrating with a queer art display, a community art project, a queer history presentation, a resource fair, a panel highlighting queer high schoolers of color, music, and more! This is an event created by young queer people that creates an informative and welcoming space where queerness is not just tolerated, but celebrated.

In addition to the event promotion, we are seeking young queer artists to showcase their talent as part of the event.   We want to include as many perspectives and as much artwork as possible.  If you could share this flyer as well, that would be great!

Artist Application Google Form:

Green School Connections

June 8, 4:30-5:30

The Countryside Green Team is hosting School Connections for our final meeting of the school year, next Thursday, June 8, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Countryside is located at 191 Dedham St in Newton Highlands. We will meet at the raised garden bed to the left of the front entrance.

Click HERE for our Agenda.*** Important: Countryside does not have an indoor option. Please check your email if there is potential for inclement weather, as we may need to switch to a Zoom meeting. ***

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Line Leaders Camp

Wellesley, MA: August 14 – August 18, 9am – 12 noon  Week 1 Registration

Wellesley, MA: August 21 – August 25, 9am – 12 noon Week 2 Registration

It can be hard to imagine that one kid can change the world but at Line Leaders Summer Camp we dream big! In one-week half-day sessions we keep kids engaged in our socially conscious framework through a revolutionary combination of open conversations, process art, and collaborative games. We help kids feel empowered to make a difference in their communities by breaking down some common invisible barriers that stand in their way: having the language to discuss tough topics, the agency to question them, and the space to creatively explore what it means to be a changemaker in an oft unjust world. Each day of Line Leaders is full of crafts, active play, friendship-building, and fun!

Teen Study Nights at the Newton Free Library

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14

The library will be open late — until 11pm — during finals. We’ll have extra supplies on hand, and even more stuff in the Teen Area. There will be snacks!

Here are a list of activities each day:

  • On Monday, 6/12 at 3pm Officer Leo will greet students in the Teen Area.
  • On Tuesday, 6/13 at 4pm our typewriter poetry group will write motivational poems for teens studying on old-school typewriters.
  • On Wednesday, 6/14 at 5pm Officer Leo will be back in action in the Teen Area.

Charles River Aquatics Beginning Swim Lessons and Basic Water SafetyCharles River Aquatics 

Join CRA for Beginning Swim Lessons & Basic Water Safety!

Charles River Aquatics (CRA) has partnered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as a site for the 2023 Water Safety Initiative.  CRA will provide beginner swimming lessons with the goal of creating a safer environment for all patrons at public beaches and pools across the Commonwealth. 

At CRA, we believe that knowing how to swim is a basic life skill– one that everyone should have for safety and for fun.  CRA is offering 4 day crash courses* in Basic Water Safety June 5-29, 2023 to prepare for the summer season ahead.

The Water Safety Initiative lessons offered by CRA are funded with a grant from the DCR.  There is no cost to participants

This program is open to anyone age 4 and up.

Located at the Boston Sports Institute, 900 Worcester St., Wellesley

Dates:  June 5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29

To Register:


*Note—This program is not designed as part of regular CRA Instructional Swim Programming and is not intended for those already enrolled in CRA lessons.  

Newton Community Education Summer Camps


With over 200 camp offerings, we’ve got something for everyone!  CLICK HERE for more information about and to register your child.  

SUMMER THEATER CAMP!  Join our 5-week Musical Theater Camp for an unforgettable experience, filled with music, dance, acting, and more! Campers will experience the joy of performing Disney’s Newsies, Jr., and building sets for the production. This musical extravaganza will include talent shows, weekly workshops with theater professionals, and the creation of new camp traditions. We’ll rehearse group numbers and scenes, and finish camp with a bang with three performances of a full-length musical. Join us and meet like-minded friends in a fun-packed experience!

Grades 6-9 Register Here

Grades 3-5 Register Here

Visit the NCE website for the most updated descriptions, locations, and pricing.

Questions about any of our camps?  Email us:

Our classes are for everyone.  We encourage you to apply here for our needs-based scholarship program by June 15th.  Please reach out if you’re not sure if you qualify or have questions about the process and someone will be in touch!