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Community Survey from Equity Working Group

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Dear Newton Public School Families,
The Newton Public Schools Equity Working Group is looking for community feedback on questions relating to equity in PTO spending. We have developed a survey that will provide us with important information to continue our work. We would very much appreciate your assistance by answering our survey. The survey is available in amny languages. Please click here for the options:

Please click on this link to answer the survey in English.
Please respond to the survey only once. It is due on June 28, 2019. Thank you for your time and effort on this project.
The Equity Working Group

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Estimadas familias de Newton Public School,
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad de las Escuelas Públicas de Newton está buscando comentarios de la comunidad sobre cuestiones relacionadas con la equidad en el gasto de la PTO. Hemos desarrollado una encuesta que nos proporcionará información importante para continuar nuestro trabajo.
Agradeceríamos mucho su ayuda al responder nuestra encuesta.
Por favor haga clic en este enlace para responder la encuesta en español.
Por favor responde a la encuesta una sola vez. Se debe entregar el 28 de junio de 2019. Gracias por su tiempo y esfuerzo en este proyecto.
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad
Caro Newton Public School Families,
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade de Escolas Públicas de Newton está procurando por feedback da comunidade sobre questões relacionadas à equidade nos gastos com PTO. Desenvolvemos uma pesquisa que nos fornecerá informações importantes para continuar nosso trabalho. Agradeceríamos muito sua ajuda respondendo nossa pesquisa.
Por favor, clique neste link para responder a pesquisa em Português.
Responda à pesquisa apenas uma vez. É devido em 28 de junho de 2019. Obrigado pelo seu tempo e esforço neste projeto.
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade

Free ice cream social with your Newton fire fighters

Meet Newton firefighters, enjoy free ice cream and strengthen our community. Please click here to see the flyer: Ice Cream social.

June 17th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Station 3, 31 Willow Street, Newton Centre

America Meditates in Newton

America Meditates is a nationwide peace initiative to help create a stress free and violent free society. Studies have shown that group meditation can lead to a less violent and healthier society overall. This is a very good opportunity to come meditate, feel rejuvenated and inspired to stand together for the wellbeing of all.

The attached flyer contains additional information and registration information: America Meditates.

Boston Athletic Training Open House

The upcoming open house will include free group training, prize giveaways and information about summer programming. BAT offers training for all athletes in both Speed + Agility and Strength & Conditioning. They also offer high quality skills training for both football and basketball players!

All athletes ages 8+

June 22nd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys Summer Kickoff Concert at City Hall!

All are invited to the War Memorial at City Hall as we blast into summer with Newton Free Library’s annual kickoff. Learn about the wonderful programs and reading opportunities revolving around the theme of space!

Vanessa Trien and her band the Jumping Monkeys will be performing a highly interactive and energetic show, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. For all ages. View the flyer here: Summer Kickoff.

June 18th, 5:30 pm
Newton City Hall

Summer Reading Lists

Summer is a wonderful time for students to relax and read books they enjoy!

The district has created a webpage with recommendations for summer reading for elementary schools. For middle and high schools, you will find summer reading assignments, as well as suggestions for books in a whole variety of genres.

Here is the link:

There is something for everyone! Enjoy your summer and happy reading!

Dinner on the Farm July 22nd

Join the annual Dinner on the Farm,  an evening of great food with friends of the Farm. Enjoy one-of-a kind outdoor dining experience and connect with other community farm supporters.

As the sun sets on the 2.5-acre farm, you will be treated to a seasonal, produce-forward menu prepared by Gourmet Catering. Live old-time string music will be provided by local favorites, the Dixie Butterhounds.

Proceeds from the evening will support Newton Community Farm’s mission to promote a sustainable, agricultural community. For tickets, please visit

July 22nd, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Newton Community Fram
303 Nahanton Street, Newton

In-Home Tutoring for Test-Prep and High-School Courses

Matt Siff, currently a junior at Brown University majoring in Computer Science and Economics, has long had a passion for helping students with a wide-range of math tutoring needs including algebra, calculus and linear algebra.  He recently started a tutoring company called Next Door Tutors which  specializes in tutoring for the ACT and SAT as well as nearly any high-school subject. All of their tutors have recently gone through the college-process with an average ACT score of a 35 and offer a structured tutoring program based on students’ individual needs.

For more information, please call Matt at 617-610-8444, email, or visit the website

¡Aprendamos español!

Experienced, certified, licensed Spanish teacher will provide private, tailored tutoring/support in grammar, literature, writing, and conversation at all levels during the summer months and/or academic year. Please contact Libby at or 617-256-4780.

Paddles and Picnics

The Crystal Lake Conservancy and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department invite you to come to a Sunday afternoon of activities on Crystal Lake.

Participants may sign up for half hour slots between 1:00 – 4:30 pm to enjoy the pleasures of canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding. A lifeguard will be on duty and all participants will be required to wear life jackets and sign a waiver. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the water.

A $15 donation per canoe/kayak/paddleboard supports the Crystal Lake Conservancy’s efforts to keep Crystal Lake healthy. To learn more, visit or call Janice Bourque at 617-967-0797.

June 16th (rain date June 23rd), 1:00 – 5:00 pm
20 Rogers Street, Newton Highlands