YOU are invited: Northside Dining hosts are fine-tuning their menus; guests needed!

Take part in the PTSO's annual adult social event on Friday, October 27. Gather at Newton North for appetizers and music, enjoy a small-group dinner at an assigned home, and reconvene for dessert at another host home in Newton Corner. Come solo or with a friend. Get in on the fun before space runs out! Register to attend this fun evening here.

Educational Excellence money funds books for teachers

Newton North has used money raised in the 2014 Educational Excellence campaign (focused on social and emotional learning and mental health) to purchase 20 books by Jessica Minahan. Ms. Minahan provided training this fall for teachers and staff on working with students who experience anxiety. The books include book plates acknowledging support from Educational Excellence. Here are some comments from appreciative teachers and staff. 

  • Many Thank Yous!!
  • This is awesome!!
  • It'll be so helpful!!
  • I can't wait to read it!

City of Newton seeks residents for boards and commissions

Newton residents participate in local government as members of more than fifty boards, commissions, committees, and advisory councils serving the City. Such broad citizen involvement helps our government remain open and responsive. Residents play a critical role in the work required to address the wide variety of needs in our city.

Appointments to the City’s boards and commissions are made most frequently by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, but some are made directly by the City Council or the School Committee.

“Newton Parents Behaving Badly” runs October 20-21

The Newton Nomadic Theater’s uproarious production of the Tony award-winning God of Carnage is set here in Newton. An 11-year-old boy gets his tooth knocked out by another boy at Mason-Rice playground. The four parents get together to sort it out and it all goes horribly wrong. Acclaimed director Paula Plum and her fabulous cast of Linda Goetz, Billy Meleady, Noni Lewis, and Conor Moroney will have you roaring with laughter in this black suburban comedy.

Basic Rights in Special Education: A Workshop for Parents and Professionals to be presented on November 8, 7:00 p.m.

The Newton SEPAC presents a two-hour workshop that will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures.

Presenter: Ruth Diaz of the Federation for Children with Special Needs

November 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Room 210, Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton

Newton Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program seeks volunteers; deadline October 20

Join the dynamic task force of trained volunteer CAP Prevention Specialists committed to teaching children in the Newton elementary schools the skills that they need to stand up for themselves if faced with verbal, physical or sexual assault. CAP is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year until October 20. CORI and SORI screenings are required. Nineteen continuing education credits are available for licensed MSWs. Multi-session training for volunteers begins on October 29.

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