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Adaptive Dance Program – Dance Academy in Newton

The Dance Academy in Newton has recently launched an amazing new adaptive dance program for kids with developmental delays, ASD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning disabilities. We have a class for ages 1.5-5 and a class for ages 6-10 starting this January! Attached is a flyer about the program and there is more info on our websitehere. Contact holly@siagel.com to learn more.

Adaptive Dance Program – Dance Academy in Newton

The Dance Academy in Newton has recently launched an amazing new adaptive dance program for kids with developmental delays, ASD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning disabilities. We have a class for ages 1.5-5 and a class for ages 6-10 starting this January! Attached is a flyer about the program and there is more info on our websitehere. Contact holly@siagel.com to learn more.

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport

Ski Vermont is a program provided by the Vermont Ski Areas Association that enables 5th graders to get free lift tickets to Vermont ski resorts is being expanded this year to 6th graders, as well.

Ski Vermont 5th Grade Passport for the 21/22 season is now available for purchase. Ski Vermont will be extending the Fifth Grade Passport for the 2021-2022 season to Sixth Graders since we were unable to offer the program last winter due to COVID restrictions. Proof of grade is required for all participants. 

Starting this year all Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passports will be issued digitally and sold through Ski Vermont’s Pass Portal. No physical product will be mailed. All applications will be reviewed and approved before a passport can be issued. Approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F).

Purchase online https://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport   or at skivermont.com under our programs.

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport

Ski Vermont is a program provided by the Vermont Ski Areas Association that enables 5th graders to get free lift tickets to Vermont ski resorts is being expanded this year to 6th graders, as well.

Ski Vermont 5th Grade Passport for the 21/22 season is now available for purchase. Ski Vermont will be extending the Fifth Grade Passport for the 2021-2022 season to Sixth Graders since we were unable to offer the program last winter due to COVID restrictions. Proof of grade is required for all participants. 

Starting this year all Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passports will be issued digitally and sold through Ski Vermont’s Pass Portal. No physical product will be mailed. All applications will be reviewed and approved before a passport can be issued. Approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F).

Purchase online https://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport   or at skivermont.com under our programs.

Newton Youth Lacrosse 2022 Spring Registration is Open

Newton Girls Lacrosse 2022 season registration is now open and closes on 1/15/2022. CLICK HERE [http://www.newtonyouthlacrosse.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=37305&org=newtonyouthlacrosse.com] to register.

Newton Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to providing Newton boys and their families a community based developmental lacrosse program.  We encourage boys at all ages, regardless of experience, to join the program and learn lacrosse while meeting new friends, being active and competing.  

The program delivers a fun, safe and inclusive youth sport environment.

Please visit the website at NewtonYouthLacrosse.com to register and learn more.

TEAMS

Our program offers ‘Classic’ teams for grades 1-8 that will play against surrounding towns.  As the season gets a bit closer to starting, we will also offer additional select team opportunities for boys in grades 5-8.

PRACTICES and GAMES

Practices start in March and end in June.

Games are played on Sundays typically beginning in early April for grades 3-8 (grades 1-2 typically start games a 2-3 weeks later)

Newton Youth Lacrosse 2022 Spring Registration is Open

Newton Girls Lacrosse 2022 season registration is now open and closes on 1/15/2022. CLICK HERE [http://www.newtonyouthlacrosse.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=37305&org=newtonyouthlacrosse.com] to register.

Newton Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to providing Newton boys and their families a community based developmental lacrosse program.  We encourage boys at all ages, regardless of experience, to join the program and learn lacrosse while meeting new friends, being active and competing.  

The program delivers a fun, safe and inclusive youth sport environment.

Please visit the website at NewtonYouthLacrosse.com to register and learn more.

TEAMS

Our program offers ‘Classic’ teams for grades 1-8 that will play against surrounding towns.  As the season gets a bit closer to starting, we will also offer additional select team opportunities for boys in grades 5-8.

PRACTICES and GAMES

Practices start in March and end in June.

Games are played on Sundays typically beginning in early April for grades 3-8 (grades 1-2 typically start games a 2-3 weeks later)

Meet & Greet with Camp Kaleidoscope

Meet the Camp Kaleidoscope team at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, December 5 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Learn about performing arts, visual arts, science, sports and games and swim activities. Explore a typical day at camp, including extended day, hot lunches, transportation, financial assistance and more! Also, enjoy a guided private tour of our spaces including art rooms, rehearsal studios, gyms and pools. RSVP is required for all attendees at bostonjcc.org/meet-greet-camp-kaleidoscope. If the morning session doesn’t work for your schedule and you’d prefer to come for a private half-hour tour between 12:30 and 2:30pm, please email kaleidoscope@jccgb.org.

Deadline Extended! Newton Community Needs Assessment Survey

The community needs assessment survey deadline has been extended to December 15th 2021! Please continue to share this opportunity with your network.

The Community Needs Survey will gather data that will inform the City on how best to assist lower-resourced residents who have been impacted by the pandemic. American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides money to local communities to help with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Newton will be directing a portion of ARPA funds to programs addressing the needs of lower-income residents impacted by the pandemic. There is also an option to fill out the survey using your knowledge of resident needs based on providing direct services to these populations. We look forward to hearing from as many people as possible!

English: www.research.net/r/NewtonNeedsSurvey

Translations (Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, & Brazilian Portuguese): www.research.net/r/NewtonNeedsSurveyTranslated

The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses will remain confidential. By completing the survey, you qualify to win one of four $50 VISA gift cards! We expect the assessment to be completed during the winter of 2021, with a final report and recommendations in early 2022. Please see attached for a revised flyer to distribute or post at your organization. Feel free to share our social media posts as well (@NewtonHealth)!

VOICES Boston – Children’s Choir – 2021-2022 Season

Do you have a child that loves to sing and perform? Join VOICES Boston children’s choir for our 2021-2022 season! VOICES Boston focuses primarily on singing and music literacy, with an added emphasis on dance technique and drama performance. VOICES Boston empowers the youth of the Boston area with a performing arts education that develops confidence, discipline, leadership, and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

We have ensembles for singers grades K-8 and rehearse at First Parish in Brookline, MA. VOICES Boston singers perform a wide range of repertoire, from classical to world music, musical theatre to pop, and even present an opera/musical each year.

If you would like to sign up your singer for VOICES Boston or have any questions please contact Emily Vincent at office@voicesboston.org. For more detailed information about our past performances, staff, curriculum and more visit our website at www.voicesboston.org.

Newton Girls Lacrosse – registration now open!

Register at www.newtongirlslacrosse.com by 1/4/22 for grades 3-8 and 3/1/22 for grades 1-2. A quick summary of important details. More details can be found through the registration process.


Spring 2022 Season:

Grades 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

  • Practices: plan on practicing on Mondays and Wednesdays at Weeks Field from 6-7 pm April 4 through April 20; then from 6-7:15pm from April 25 through June 8
  • Optional practices during April break and no practice on Memorial Day
  • Indoor March practices at the Edge in Bedford (for grades 3/4: 3/23, 3/27 and 3/28; for grades 5/6: 3/21, 3/28, 3/29; for grades 7/8: 3/21, 3/28, 3/29
  • Games will be on Sundays from mid-morning through late afternoon (dates include: 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12)
  • Registration deadline: 1/4/22
  • Cost (grades 3/4: $200; grades 5/6 and 7/8: $220; financial assistance is available)

Grades 1/2

  • Practices: plan on practicing on Wednesdays at Weeks Field from 6-7 pm and on Sunday mornings from April 6 through June 8
  • Optional practices during April break and no practice on Memorial Day
  • Indoor March practices at the Edge in Bedford on 3/27 and 3/28
  • Registration deadline: 3/1/22
  • Cost: $100 (financial assistance is available)

Winter Clinic:WInter clinic will be offered on Sundays (1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, and 2/27) at the Edge in Bedford; grades 1-4 from 10-11am; grades 5-8 from 11-12pm; cost $120 (financial assistance is available)