Category Archives: Grade Levels

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.


The Zervas Online Auction Has Begun!

It’s Back! And it’s happening from March 25th thru April 2nd.

Our Zervas PTO annual online auction has returned! Please visit now and BID!

This auction is open to EVERYONE. Share it with your family, friends, neighbors, Facebook groups, schools, and clubs.

This is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers of the year. Any bid helps!

Over150 items to choose from, including sporting events, fitness clubs, spas, restaurants, summer camps, shops, and activities for the entire family.

Green School Connections Meeting: Thursday, 3/9 @4:30 pm

Here is the 3/9/23 Agenda & Zoom link for next week’s GNSC meeting. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. We hope to see you then – spread the word! We are expecting a good number of students at next week’s meeting (yay!), and we look forward to hearing about one hope, concern, or green initiative from each new student that wishes to share. Then, we plan to spend the rest of our time in working groups.

Helping Teens Heal From Trauma

    Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free webinar — Helping Teens Heal From Trauma — on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:30 PM PT. Please help us share this resource with caring adults. 

    In this webinar, Deborah Vinall, LMFT, Psy-D, defines trauma and discusses its impact on long-term wellness. She will also cove the signs of trauma in teens, effective treatment approaches, and practical strategies that caring adults can use to encourage teen mental wellness. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs. 

    After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a complimentary copy of Deborah Vinall’s book, “Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens: Exercises to Process Emotions, Manage Symptoms and Promote Healing.”

    f you are new to the topic of teen depression or in need of a refresher, please watch our Understanding Teen Depression as a foundation to this upcoming webinar. 


    Art as Therapy- New Art Center

    We at the New Art Center believe that the visual arts are an important tool for self-expression and emotional wellbeing. This program, developed with and facilitated by a registered art therapist, seeks to provide a space for middle school students to express their feelings through artistic mediums.

    We have run this program for two terms now and have seen great results among our students, heard positive feedback from their parents and families, and seen students return for subsequent terms.  

    Additionally, this program operates on a sliding scale tuition rate. The cost to families is as low as $0 per session for those who qualify. 

    An information session will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and ask questions. The link to register can be found here.

    Newton On The Map: School Vacation Week Activities

    Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

    Find your way to the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds for our activities! Our theme is all things map-related. Step into the role of cartographer, explore our museum galleries with a scavenger hunt, examine how Newton has changed over time, and share your favorite local landmarks. All activities are free with museum admission. Suggested ages 4-12; all are welcome to drop in. The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is located at 286 Waverley Avenue. For information, please call 617-796-1450 or go to

    MBTA Youth Pass

    The MBTA and the City of Newton’s Youth Pass program helps provide affordable transit access for young people with low-income. The Youth Pass is a card that can be used by eligible young adults with low incomes to purchase roughly 50% reduced one-way fares for Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry.  For additional details CLICK HERE.