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School Committee Update

Dear Friends, This update is for the 2/10/2020 Newton School Committee meeting: Superintendent Update School teams used the early release on Thursday, February 6th for Professional Development in the following areas: Elementary worked on Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Classrooms. Middle worked on departmental … Continue reading Continue reading

Tech time impacts development

Come to a viewing of the documentary “Screenagers” followed by a discussion on technology and our children. Learn more at From the website, “Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, … Continue reading Continue reading

Provide your input on the Open Space & Recreation Plan

Newton is required to update its Open Space & Recreation Plan every five years. The City is in the midst of updating it now. To learn more about the Open Space Plan visit The on-line community survey will allow … Continue reading Continue reading

Do you want to improve sustainability in Newton schools?

Join parents, educators and students who are working together to promote sustainability in Newton schools. If your school does not yet have a Green Team, they can help you to establish one. Representatives of the group participate in discussions to … Continue reading Continue reading

Comedy for a Cause ????!

Jesse Appell 艾杰西 Newton Fundraiser for Wuhan Help a good cause and learn about life and comedy in China! Jesse is a comedy star in China, performing for millions on TV. Jesse’s one-man-show about life in China and the situation … Continue reading Continue reading

You’re Invited to a Northland Project Forum presented by the League of Women Voters

Yes or No – Proposed Northland Development Project on Needham and Oak Streets Newton voters will have a chance to decide the future of the Northland Development Project in a binding referendum election to take place on March 3rd, 2020 … Continue reading Continue reading

Have Fun Dancing Over February Break

Stay active over February break and learn some new dance moves! Students will enjoy a mix of dance styles along with fun games and arts and crafts! Open to boys and girls of all levels ages 3-6 years and 7-12 … Continue reading Continue reading

Peter and the Wolf Family Concert

Share the joy of the symphony with your family at New Philharmonia’s production of Peter and the Wolf. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller will join the orchestra in guiding children through the magical musical fairy tale as each character is represented by … Continue reading Continue reading

You’re invited to the Help Light the Way Gala

The Help Light the Way Gala will raise funds to purchase and install permanent lights for the outdoor sports stadium at Newton South High School. The night will include a silent and live auction, as well as lots of raffles and … Continue reading Continue reading

Nursery School spots available

Second Church Nursery School, the #1-rated preschool in Newton, is still accepting applications for a limited number of spaces for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more at
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