We wanted to let you know that we have rescheduled the Albemarle Parking Party to take place Thursday 4/21 from 7:00-10:00 AM on Albemarle Road near Gath Pool. (Rain date is Friday 4/22).
This will be an opportunity to learn more about the head out angled parking proposed in the Albemarle Traffic Calming and Bike Lane Project, and try it out in your own car! . Please note we cannot provide a car for you to use, so please bring your own, or come with a friend!
Celebrate Earth Day with a festival on Sunday, April 24 from 1-4pm outside of City Hall! With electric vehicles and entertaining performances, bike rides and bees, ice cream and info on home energy improvements, we’ll have something for everyone to mark the day.
Celebrate safe biking in Newton at the Bike Rodeo hosted by Newton Parks and Recreation. MA Safe Routes to Schools instructors will teach and review bike riding skills. Volunteers from Bike Newton will help teach fun stations including knowing signs and hand signals, how to care for your bike, and more.
The Bike Rodeo event will be on Sunday May 1st at Newton South High School and space is currently available for children in grades 2 – 6. The Bike Rodeo is for children who live in Newton or attend Newton Public Schools, have their own bike, and are comfortable riding independently. Helmets must be worn and an adult must attend.
For questions, please contact Channon Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org When responding, please be aware that the Massachusetts Secretary of State has determined that most email is public record and therefore cannot be kept confidential.
On Sunday, May 1st, the Becca Schmill Foundation will present “Social Media and Our Youth: A VIRTUAL Mental Health Forum,” at 2:00 pm EDT. Please join us for this free event which includes two consecutive and informative panels featuring nationally recognized and esteemed researchers, child/adolescent mental health professionals, teachers, and youth advocates. Panelists will discuss the significant evidence linking social media use to the skyrocketing increases in rates of clinical level depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and eating disorder cases among adolescents, the impact screen overuse is having on children’s ability to focus, and what changes are needed to reverse these trends. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at each session.
This mental health forum follows on the heels of President Biden’s State of the Union statement, in which he acknowledged the harms of social media. Furthermore, in the pre-speech Fact Sheet, the White House states “..[T]here is mounting evidence that social media is harmful to many kids’ and teens’ mental health, well-being, and development. As the Surgeon-General has said, ‘…[T]hese tools can pit us against each other, reinforce negative behaviors like bullying and exclusion, and undermine the safe and supportive environments young people need and deserve.’“
Tuesday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm at Angier Elementary School
Newton Public Schools teachers and staff will be the center of attention at the 2022 Newton Inspires event presented by Newton Schools Foundation. On Tuesday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm at Angier Elementary School, our emcee former WGBH host Barbara Howard will lead a live conversation with NPS teachers, who will discuss their work in the classroom and what keeps them inspiring our students to learn and achieve. Tuesday, May 3rd is also Teacher Appreciation Day.
Join other community members for lite fare, musical performances, testimonials and a short film highlighting some of the NSF grants that are being implemented in all of our schools. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased here. NPS teachers and staff are invited as NSF’s guests.
This year’s lead sponsors are Northland and The Village Bank. Individuals and businesses wishing to support public education in Newton through a Newton Inspires sponsorship can visit https://newtonschoolsfoundation.org/sponsor-newton-inspires/. All proceeds go to Newton Schools Foundation, which funds grants to allow teachers to try new approaches in the classroom, professional development for educators, and programs that address inequities associated with race, income and social identity.
Newton Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advance excellence and equity in the Newton Public Schools. www.newtonschoolsfoundaiton.org
I’m a Physical Education teacher at F. A. Day Middle School and I would like to get the word out about an exciting 2 day clinic I’m offering during April vacation. It’s for grades 4-8 on April 21 and 22 from 9:00-12:00 at Day Middle School.
Pickleball is a combination of ping-pong, badminton and tennis and it’s the fastest growing sport in America with 4.5 million people playing it. It is easy to learn and multi-generational. Many older people play and now it’s moving to the youth population!
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 email@example.com.
Learn all about GREENing your school! Help make your school more Earth-friendly!
NPS educators, students, and families from all Newton elementary and middle schools are welcome. Please dress warm and join us in the front of Underwood on December 1st at 3:30. For more information, contact Underwood Green Team Advisor, Andy Gluck: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 1, 3:30-4:00pm Underwood Elementary School 101 Vernon St – Newton Corner
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