Category Archives: Elementary Schools

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.

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. ***

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!

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.  

All That Jazz Dance Studio is now accepting registration for our summer and 2023-2024 school year classes

Register before June 2nd and take advantage of our Early Bird Promo- huge savings!  

Interested in learning more?  Attend our Spring Open House on Thursday, June 1st from 4:30-6:00, with Free Trial Classes for ages 2-7:

Or, feel free to contact Miss Deb Vogel, a local Newton parent, for more info:  617-641-0784 or

Join our thriving, supportive, all inclusive, non-competitive dance community today!

Bike Rodeo for grades K-6, May 7th

Sunday, May 7th at Newton South High School

Celebrate biking at the 3rd Annual Bike Rodeo in Newton! MA Safe Routes to Schools instructors will teach and review bike riding skills.  Volunteers from Bike Newton and the Newton Safe Routes to Schools Task Force will share information about making sure your body and bicycle are ready to ride, road signs, hand signals, and more. 

Register here:

This program is for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade at Newton Schools who are comfortable riding a bike independently.  Each participant:
-needs to bring their own bike.  Please make sure the bike fits the child and is in usable condition (chain is intact, brakes work, tires are not flat, etc)
-needs to bring and wear a properly fitting helmet.
-must have a parent or adult present for the duration of the program.  Adults, we want you to learn with your child to encourage the skills learned when you go home.

Parents/adults will have an opportunity to meet with volunteers from Bike Newton and Newton Safe Routes to Schools to learn more about biking opportunities in Newton.

Community DPW Day in celebration of National Public Works Week, Saturday, May 20, 2023

The City of Newton Public Works Department is excited to host a Community DPW Day in celebration of National Public Works Week. We invite you to join us for an exciting event at the War Memorial at Newton City Hall on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday May 21st.

It is great day for families to enjoy games, prizes, music, a touch-a-truck event, food for purchase from a local restaurant, and learn about how Newton is “Connecting the World Through Public Works”. Did you know that Newton’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is comprised of eight divisions including Streets, Sustainable Materials Management, Fleet, Engineering, Transportation, and Utilities? DPW divisions will be sharing project success stories and fielding your questions.

You can also support local families dealing with food insecurity by donating non-perishable items that will help DPW Fill a Truck. All non-perishable items will be given to the Newton Food Pantry.

Newton Family Singers: “Land of Hope and Dreams: The Music of Bruce Springsteen” on May 7

Join the Newton Family Singers on May 7th as we perform our favorite, family-friendly songs from throughout Springsteen’s career at our next concert: “Land of Hope and Dreams: The Music of Bruce Springsteen”.

The concert is at 4:00pm May 7th at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Ln, Newton, MA. Tickets on sale now at the NFS website.

There are several kids from our Newton schools that will be performing at this event, singing songs from Bruce Springsteen.

This season, we’re partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast,
a Newton based nonprofit providing donor milk to medically fragile infants
in hospital NICUs. The milk bank also provides donor milk to families in
our community who need a safe short-term feeding supplement for their
newborn. Show your support for premature and medically fragile babies by
donating to Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, and learn more about them at the show.

Celebrating Jewish Composers

Sat, May 6, 3-4:30, JCC

At this challenging time of escalating antisemitism, join us to celebrate the enduring power of Jewish composers.

Delight in the music of the Jewish composers Felix Mendelssohn, Ernest Bloch, and George Gershwin. Performing the works are Border Colleagues, a collaboration of three virtuosic musicians from Canada, Spain, and US who connect across geographic boundaries to celebrate music-making together.