Newton Community Preservation Committee public hearing to be held November 16

A new proposal from Newton Cemetery is now online in preparation for a November 16 hearing. Written comments on the proposal that are received by October 27 can be forwarded to the CPC before the hearing. For additional information, go to or contact Alice Ingerson at or 617-796-1144.

Early bird registration for Turkey Trot 5K ends October 26

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving), is open--only 1 week left for early bird registration! Prices will increase after October 26. Sign up today at to secure your spot and be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt.

This event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a kids’ one-mile fun run followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m. Not a runner? Join in the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of the website.

Post-secondary transition being refined by Special Education Department

Some students can struggle once they reach their post-secondary options due to a variety of factors. As a department we continue to focus on supporting this transition and instilling the skills necessary for positive outcomes. This year, our staff will hear from experts from local colleges, adult agencies, workplaces, and the military. We will also be inviting students to come speak about their experiences.

Take part in Bill's 5K on October 30, 9:00 a.m.

Register now for the 12th annual Bill's 5K! This fun, family-friendly event benefits the Travis Roy Foundation, which provides equipment to people with spinal cord injuries to support their independence. Join the fun on Sunday, October 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Mason Rice Elementary School. Free spooky sprint for little kids at 8:30 a.m. Halloween costumes welcome! Sign up at

Mentors needed for first-generation students! Learn how you can help at the Transitioning Together Open House on November 2

Do you want to give back to the Newton North community? Have your children gone through the post-high school planning process, turning you into a veteran of college applications and more?

Your expertise is needed! Help a family inexperienced with the post-high-school planning process stay on track during junior and senior year. You are invited to attend an informational open house on Thursday, November 2, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Newton North cafeteria to learn more.

Dr. Susan Swick explores parenting skills in talk on resiliency

About 200 parents/guardians joined the Newton North PTSO for a presentation by Dr. Susan Swick on managing vulnerability and fostering resilience in teens on October 11. Special thanks to Dr. Swick for a great session and to all those who attended! Thank you also to teacher Michael Barrington-Haber for setting up the PowerPoint, student Caitlin Agnew for videotaping the talk, and volunteers Elizabeth Reilly and Sally Brickell for arranging the event. For details, see the flyer at

Fundraiser for Puerto Rico runs through October 26

Students are collecting donations during all lunch blocks until October 26 to support Puerto Rico. Collections to date total $1003. The kindness club is also collecting donations. The money collected during this schoolwide fundraiser will be sent to the Boston Foundation; they will channel the funds to different humanitarian organizations supporting Puerto Rican hurricane victims both on the island and in the U.S. Find more information at


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