Beijing Bound: Information Session and Alumni Panel Discussion set for March 12, 6:00 p.m.

Interested teachers, students, and parents are invited to learn about the Newton-Beijing Jingshan School China Exchange Program on Tuesday, March 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m., in the Newton South library and lecture hall. Samantha Mandel, NPS Global Education Programs Manager, will lead an information session. The panel discussion that follows will feature alumni teachers and students reflecting on the impact of this four-month long cultural and language-immersion experience.

PTSO funds annual Mountain Classroom trip

Each year, the PTSO allocates $1000 of parent/guardian donations to help pay for an overnight trip to the White Mountains for a group of students in small learning programs. This year's trip will take place March 13-15. The students spend two nights and three days at the Appalachian Mountain Club's “Mountain Classroom,” where they learn about the outdoor environment, energy conservation, and animal adaptations.

Girls in grades 6-8 invited to enter tech competition by March 1

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of four themes - global health, a safer world, bridging inequalities, and intelligent technology. Judges will select semifinalists, finalists, and national winners.

West Suburban Y offers programs for all ages in February

West Suburban YMCA’s Super Bowl Raffle! The West Suburban YMCA raffled off a Super Bowl trip package, and Newton resident Assunta (Sue) Calcagni was selected as the winner! Sue received 2 tickets to Super Bowl LIII along with airfare, lodging and ground transportation provided by New England Sports Tours. The raffle netted over $20,000 for the Y’s annual fund, which provides financial assistance for programs, services and scholarships at the Y.

All Newton Music School offers summer camp for 5-9 year olds

Music Explorers Summer Camp is a performing arts summer camp for children from 5 to 9 years old, with courses in theater, dance, music, and visual arts. Younger campers have more guidance and supervision, while older campers are able to take on some responsibility and have a chance to dive deeper into music study and take on more significant roles in the musical theater performance.

Free arts workshop for grades 6-9 to be held February 18-22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Students in grades 6 – 9 are invited to a free arts workshop during February vacation. Students will work on a moving panorama, or “crankie,” which is a long continuous scroll illustrated with mixed media that can be put into a box and cranked to show a moving story. A free public performance of the crankie will take place on February 22 at 5:00 p.m. for parents and anyone interested from the local communities.

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