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One to One Mentoring, accepting applications

Newton’s One-to-One Program, our very own “big brother/sister program” has been matching wonderful high schoolers with children in grades one through five for over 40 years.  If you think your elementary-aged child would benefit from a mentor in their life and you can commit 2 hours each week to have your child meet with a high school mentor from November to May – you should contact us. 

Here is a link to the program information and application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUJsVEX4rEVbyJZkzSgZ8hH-CUttDSGNuhjBlK0BZWc/edit?usp=sharing

For questions or more information, please contact Rebecca Young, Program Coordinator, at youngr@newton.k12.ma.us or 617-315-8733

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Rebecca Young, LICSW
School Social Worker, Newton Public Schools
Countryside Elementary & One to One Mentoring
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210

Boys and girls grades 1-5 are invited to join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210 (http://pack210newton.scoutlander.com). Scouting is a great opportunity to make new friendships and learn new skills. We have an exciting year planned, with fun activities including camping, hiking, outdoor activities, community service, and monthly Den/Pack meetings. Our next Pack meeting is our annual camping trip on 10/23/21 at the Blue Hills. We are also starting our grade-specific Den meetings. Please reach out, and we can let you know when the meeting for your child’s grade is. Most of the initial Den meetings will be held at the Carroll Center (770 Centre Street, Newton Center) on Thursday evenings (with masking for the indoor portion of the event), where we will talk more about the Den-level calendar and planned events for the upcoming year. The next Den meetings are the Bears/3rd graders this Thursday, October 7 at 6pm, and Tigers/Wolves (1st and 2nd grade) on Thursday, October 14 – please email for info on when the other grades are meeting. Please join us or email Chris (cadunham0901@gmail.com) to join and with questions. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!

Art Classes for Kids by local Mom & Preschool Teacher

Fall art classes for kids ages 3-9 are now available in Newton. Creation Station is a creative art program created for our children to engage in experiences that inspire imagination, spark curiosity, celebrate play, and promote art exploration.

https://linktr.ee/creationstationcs

Emily D’Amour

ejdamour@gmail.com

617-797-7337

Mental Health Workshop – Youth Services – October 26, 2021

 “Addressing Family Stress,” offered in partnership with Families for Depression Awareness on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.   

The program will be facilitated by Families for Depression Awareness and delivered by a licensed mental health professional. 

Families and caregivers will learn how to identify symptoms of stress in themselves and family members, manage stress as a family, respond when symptoms become “more than stress,” and get help for themselves or a family member.

Newton Wellesley Hospital Healthcare Career Exploration Series – Free & Virtual

Newton Wellesley Hospital is offering a FREE virtual Healthcare Career Exploration Series this upcoming fall/winter for the young people of Newton and surrounding communities!!  This is a four-part series that explores the various careers in the healthcare industry, as well as the education required for these careers.   

Please see attached flyer and details below: 

  • Professional Clinical Roles, Part 1
    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to include Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist and Psychologist
  • Professional Clinical Roles, Part 2
    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to include Mental Health Specialist, Child Life Specialist, Social Worker, Community Health Worker and Occupational Therapist
  • Roles for Requiring 2 Year Degree or Less
    • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 to include Patient Care Assistant, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory Assistant (Phlebotomy), Support Services (Environmental Services, Nutrition services, Transport and Materials Management
  • Tech Roles
    • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to include Radiology Tech, Central Sterile Tech, Medical Tech in the Lab, Pharmacy Tech, Surgical Tech and Physical Therapy Assistant

Young people interested in learning more are encouraged to register for the series by clicking the following link or the link on the flyer below:   https://partners.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KTaUBxj5RG-DWcOji1mMmQ.  

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Newton Wellesley Hospital, NWHcollaborative@partners.org.

Newton SEPAC’s SC Candidate Forum (virtual)

The Newton SEPAC is hosting a Newton School Committee Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 14, 7-9PM. All candidates have been invited and anyone is welcome to attend (virtually).

Submit questions to info@newtonsepac.org.

https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/84407204340

Passcode: 795956

Indigenous Peoples Day Newton!

Newton’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremonial Celebration will take place on Monday, October 11 from noon-5pm, at Albemarle Park. Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021 will spotlight and celebrate the music, dance, poetry, and the visual art of diverse Native artists who currently live in the Northeast. It will be an outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration that is open, accessible, and welcoming to all residents of Newton and neighboring towns. Organized by the Indigenous- led, volunteer IPD Newton Committee, this ceremonial celebration is made possible through the support of Newton Community Pride.

The goal is to make concrete our city’s recent recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day as an official city holiday. The intention is for this event to become a beloved annual event on our city’s calendar.

Over 40 artists, performers, speakers, vendors, and community organizations will attend. Refreshments can be purchased from onsite food truck(s).  Spend the afternoon in celebration, ceremony, and support of the rich Indigenous traditions that are an enduring and vibrant facet of our community!

“Understanding Depression: An interactive program for parents and teens” Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm

Understanding Depression: An Interactive Program for Parents and Teens sponsored by The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and Teen Health Comics.

Guest speakers  Susan Tellone, RN  Clinical Director of SPTS and Giuliana Pandolfi, BS  Crisis Counselor at Call2Talk
Wednesday  October 13, 2021 7:00 PM


Learn about signs and symptoms of depression, warning signs for suicide risk and how to start a conversation and get help if you are concerned about a friend or loved one.   This program introducesPromise Me, a comic designed to help teens learn about depression and suicide prevention.  https://teenhealthcomics.org/

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.  Registration Link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-6opj0iE9yx-_AjGWav5ek7RsMN31wU

8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Register here by October, 27th to receive a free Turkey Trot T-Shirt


We hope that the 2021 race will have something for everyone; a traditional in-person race day on Saturday, November 20th, and an option to run a virtual race.  

As always, we’ll be raising much needed funds for the Newton Food Pantry, and new this year, Journey Forward.

Visit https://www.newtonturkeytrot.org for more information.

Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021

Join your friends and neighbors on Monday, October 11 from 12-5pm at Albemarle Field in Newton for a family-oriented celebration of Indigenous culture, art, and history! Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021 will spotlight and celebrate the music, dance, poetry, and visual art of diverse Native artists that currently live in the Northeast. It will be an outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration that is open, accessible and welcoming to all residents of Newton and neighboring towns.

The goal is to make concrete our city’s recent recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day as an official city holiday. The intention is for this event to become a beloved annual event on our city’s calendar.

Over 40 artists, performers, speakers, vendors, and community organizations will attend. Refreshments can be purchased from an onsite food truck(s).  Spend the afternoon in celebration, ceremony, and support of the rich Indigenous traditions that are an enduring and vibrant facet of our community!