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EveryBody Sign: ASL Classes for All!

EveryBody Signs will offer three classes this fall. Their mission is to teach language to help build a bridge between the Deaf and hearing communities. For details, please email

Mondays 5:45 – 6:45 pm teen/adult class, 6:45 – 7:45 pm children’s class, Sundays 10:00 – 11:00 am younger children and family class.
Auburndale Community Library

Connecting kids with MentorBuddies

Check out MentorBuddies, a tutoring business which enables parents of young children (typically ages 5-13) to browse, contact and book lessons with Newton teens in academics, sports, music, coding, and more! The website has over 100 highly qualified mentors in 36 skill areas for parents to choose from, primarily from Newton North and Newton South.

At $25.00/hour, Newton parents can have their children mentored by varsity and state-ranked athletes, talented musicians, and honors/AP students. Kids who use MentorBuddies benefit from having an older successful teenage “buddy” as a role model.

MentorBuddies was started last year by a Newton North student to connect local talented teens with younger students in the Newton public school system for fun, educational, and affordable at-home lessons. Since then hundreds lessons have been provided.

To learn more, see or contact

PSAT Bootcamp

High school students preparing for the PSAT and SAT are invited to attend a PSAT Bootcamp being offered by expert tutors and Newton parents, college math professor Neil Hatem and ELA/SAT teacher Erin Giesser. During these sessions, students will receive strategies for taking the Reading, Writing and Math sections of this timed test. Students will build skills and increase confidence so that they enter take tests with knowledge and self-assurance.

Sessions are offered September 22nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, October 6th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and October 14th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm in Auburndale. Fee is $150/session. Classes limited to 15 students. Students make take one or several sessions. Please contact Erin at for more information or to register.

Middle School Racecar Crash Course

Beaver Works will be running a Racecar Crash Course on Saturdays on the MIT campus and they are looking for students who must live local and be able to attend all sessions.

Specifically, they’re looking for girls in grades 6-8 who are interested in learning about robotics and programming. The program is completely free! No prior experience is necessary and lunch is provided.

See attached flyer or go to for more information. The link to sign up for the program is

They we will also run another program in the spring that will be open to both males and females.

Newton Youth Hockey – Learn to Play Program

The Learn to Play program is an introduction to hockey designed for boys and girls aged 4 through 11. Participants follow a progression of drills designed to teach them the core hockey skills of skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. There’s a strong emphasis on having fun, using a variety of games, challenges, and scrimmages as key components of the program.

Participants skate twice per week. One day is structured around skills progression while the other day is dedicated to scrimmages. This is a 16-week program that begins in mid-November and ends in mid-March. Cost: $550.

Registration link:

Saturdays at Ryan Arena, Watertown, Grades K-2 9:20 – 10:10 am and Grades 3+ 10:20 – 11:10 am and Sundays at Daly Rink, Newton, 8:00 am.

Newton Metrowest Travel Basketball Registration

Join over 350 Newton youth basketball players in the competitive Metrowest Travel Basketball program. The program stresses basketball skills and sportsmanship in a fun, competitive environment where players compete on behalf of Newton against neighboring town teams.

Girls and boys in 4th-8th grades who live in Newton or attend Newton schools through the METCO program are eligible. New players are welcome, and volunteer coaches are needed. Tryouts are conducted October 16th through October 28th.

Pre-registration is free and required to tryout. Full details and on-line registration is available at

A great music school in Newton Highlands!

Now that fall is underway a lot of students are trying instruments for the first time. It can be a tricky process but the amazing faculty at The Conservatory at Highlands is here to help! Their teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive and have many years of experience helping students turn those “squeeks” and “squacks” into the sweet sounds of Hot Cross Buns, Star Wars and beyond.

Try learning an instrument along with your child in our parent/student lessons. It is an amazing and educational activity for the family. They help musicians of any age and offer guitar, bass, drums and rock bands as well as classical strings and piano and voice!

Trumpets, trombones, saxophones, flutes and clarinet players? They have the best, most patient and inspiring teachers. If you’re already experienced, their pros can help take you to the next level of playing.

Music helps students build their identity and learn a gift of a lifetime. For miore info, visit,  Sign Up Here (no commitment necessary) or call/or text  617-903-0944 or e-mail

The Conservatory offers music lessons on many 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!

The Conservatory at Highlands is locally owned and operated and offers a 21st-century music education that is equally inclusive and challenging taught by the best musicians in Boston and Greater Boston. “Cultivating Musicianship Through Community” The Conservatory is your community music school, where we can all learn and develop the craft of music together. Stop in and check it out at 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands.

Newton’s Top Chefs Cook for a Great Cause: Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Newton Food Pantry ‘s Newton’s Community Table (NCT) fundraiser. NCT is a unique event where guests can experience the tastes of some of Newton’s best restaurants and feel good knowing that all proceeds will go to benefit our community.

Please visit for details and tickets. This event will sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket today!

October 17th, 6:30-9:30 pm
The Windsor Club

For additional information see Newton’s Community Table

Yoga and Meditation for Children

Nurturing the body, mind, and heart in 8 Tuesday sessions. For ages 7-10.

This class will offer children a joyful yoga and meditation experience. Children will develop a practice that engages the body through yoga poses, balance, strength, and flexibility. Partner and group activities, movement, and games will encourage awareness of the body, cooperation, and support for one another. Breath work  and short meditations will invite children to experience a sense of calm and connection. Confidence, self-esteem, concentration, a strong mind/body connection, and a sense of freedom and joy are just a few of the many benefits of yoga meditation practice.

This class is taught by Michelle Bissanti.* To register, visit or contact Michelle directly at

Cost $136.00
September 17th – November 12th (excluding November 5th)
The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice
796 Beacon Street, Newton Centre



Michellehasbeenanelementaryeducatorandayogaandmeditationteacherinbothpublicandprivateelementary schoolsforover20years. You can learn more about Michelle and her work at

Openings for September 2020 preschool

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September of 2020.

The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.

The program serves children 2.9-5 years old from 7:00 am-5:00 pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available.

The teachers hold M.Ed.’s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of and Secondary Education. The program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour at or 617-559-6533. For more information, visit the website