Category Archives: Events

Newton Community Education Fall SAT & College Readiness Classes

Sign up now for NCE’s fall SAT Prep classes:

  • SAT Math Review – Mondays, October 22nd – November 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Newton North High School
  • SAT Verbal Review – Wednesdays, October 17th – November 28th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Newton North High School

Additional college readiness programs geared towards parents and students:

  • Postsecondary & College Success for Students with Learning Differences – October 25th  at Newton North, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Parents and students welcome.
  • You Can Afford College If…  October 4th at Newton North or November 5th at Newton South, 6:30 – 8:30pm, for adults.
  • Navigating the Student-Athlete College Search and Recruiting Process – a 2 session program, October 30th and November 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Newton North. Parents and students welcome.
  • Getting Divorced? How are You Paying for College? – October 23rd, 6:30-8:30 pm at Newton North, for adults.

For more information about these programs, or to register, visit newtoncommuityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Juuling and Schooling: Navigating the New Reality

Come to a free community lecture and open discussion on the juuling, vaping, nicotine, and marijuana trends in our schools. Registration requested, see this flyer Navigating for details. September 26th, 7:00 pm Newton Wellesley Hospital and

Worried about the high cost of college?

Want to hear about options for obtaining quality education for lower cost? Come learn about Study Abroad opportunities at Lund University, Sweden!

Megan Grindlay  of Lund University, Sweden will present study opportunities (taught in English) and the application process towards the University. If you are interested in looking into obtaining a higher degree at a lower cost compared to American universities, please sign up at

Hear about Study Abroad opportunities at Lund University, Sweden!

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018, 10:00 AM

Collegewise – Greater Boston
1185 Washington Street Newton, ma

2 Members Attending

Megan Grindlay of Lund University, Sweden will present study opportunities (taught in English) and the application process towards the University. Megan is International Marketing Manager, International Marketing & Recruitment, Division of External Relations for Lund University

Check out this Meetup →

There is limited availability for seating at the venue! Sign up at https://www.meetup.com/College-Abroad/events/254469566/

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Mayor Fuller will be hosting the 3rd annual ceremonial flag raising at Newton City Hall on September 5th at 5:30 pm. See the flyer here: Flag Raising Ceremony

The event often brings forth a great deal of emotion and sense of purpose. You will hear from families, physicians, non-profits and other neighbors who are part of the childhood cancer community. This beautiful and heartfelt event will help elevate all of the efforts to rid the world of this evil disease.

Newton CPC New Art Center Report and 300 Hammond Pond Parkway/Webster Woods Public Hearing

The Newton Community Preservation Committee will meet to hear a report on the New Art Center’s historic preservation plan and hold a public hearing and potential funding vote on $100,000 for professional services related to the preservation of open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway/Webster Woods.

The full agenda and pre-meeting materials are online from www.newtonma.gov/cpa. For assistance contact Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1144.

September 13th, 7:00 pm, City Hall, Room 204
Please note the unusual day of the week

Boy Scouts

Troop 182 invites all youth ages 10 to 17 to their annual Open House.

Troop 182, founded in 1913, has a proud heritage and is one of the longest serving troops in the country. They are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club in Wellesley and serve youth from Wellesley and surrounding communities including Newton.

Troop 182 is a very welcoming boy-led troop that is proud of its more than 120 Eagle Scouts.  They’ll have snacks and beverages, as well as a Q&A session, an introduction to the Troop and its members, and an overview of the activities they participate in at the Open House.

Attendees should RSVP to Paul Hurney at paulmhurney@gmail.com or Nicholas Hurney at nick.hurney@gmail.com.

September 23rd, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street in Wellesley Hills, conveniently located near the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 16.

Juuling and Schooling: navigating the New Reality

Come to a free community lecture and open discussion on the juuling, vaping, ncotine, and marijuana trends in our schools. Registration requested, see this flyer Navigating for details.

September 26th, 7:00 pm
Newton Wellesley Hospital and

Important information for voters

Here is some important information for voters from the League of Women Voters of Newton:

• The State Primary Election is on Tuesday, September 4th, which is the day after Labor Day

• If you need an absentee ballot (because there is no early voting in this September election), the deadline to file an application is on Friday, August 31st. This is the Friday before Labor Day.

• The League of Women Voters has worked with partner organizations to create several Candidates’ Forums for voters to learn more about the candidates and their positions:
o 4th Congressional District: Kennedy and Rucinski
o District 3 Governor’s Council (Carter-Devaney) and Middlesex County DA (Patalano-Ryan)

• Click here for the Online Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts to read the responses from candidates for statewide office or go to www.informedvoterma.org

For other questions you might have, go to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ or to the Elections Office for the City of Newton at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/elections/default.asp.?

Invitation to the 9/11 commemoration

The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee City of Newton cordially invites you to their
annual 9-11 commemoration.

September 12th , 6:00 pm
Newton 9-11 Memorial on the front lawn of the Newton Centre Fire Department Headquarters, 1164 Centre Street

Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ)

Dear Newton Public School Families,

As part of our district’s commitment to creating welcoming, supportive, and safe communities for all, we have worked together over the past year with Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ), a parent-led group in Newton. It is our hope to provide interested families with opportunities, information, and resources to become better equipped to address issues of race, culture, and identity with their children. Last year, the work was focused in our elementary schools and this year will expand to our middle and high schools.

To facilitate this effort, we are working with Amy Behrens, a FORJ Leader, diversity educator, and parent coach and Gloria Pascual, a seasoned community leader in Boston and Framingham, who will be the FORJ Co-Coordinators for 2018-2019. They, and a diverse set of parent leaders, will continue supporting parent volunteers from all Newton schools to help them:

  • Identify needs and action plans specific to their schools
  • Create opportunities, through events and activities, for face-to-face conversations and dialogue
  • Provide families with valuable information, tools, and resources

Amy and Gloria will work in concert with PTOs and existing school groups to develop personalized programs for each school community. The work will rely on volunteers interested in engaging their schools on issues of race, culture, and identity. Please sign up here https://goo.gl/forms/ZBa8uQTcKkUeLXHC2 OR email Amy at amy@amybehrens.com to be placed on the mailing list for information about upcoming meetings.

The first FORJ meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, October 2nd 7:30-9pm at the Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468, accessible by the Waban T stop on the Green D Line.

We are eager to continue expanding this partnership with families this school year. I hope that you will consider getting involved.

Sincerely,

David Fleishman
Superintendent