Newton Cares Coalition presents "13 Reasons Why Newton Cares" on May 24, 6:30 p.m.

The Newton Cares Coalition presents "13 Reasons Why Newton Cares," for parents/guardians and other interested adults on Wednesday, May 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Newton City Hall War Memorial Hall.

This program will discuss the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and will provide information to the trusted adults in our community about how to navigate conversations with the young adults in their lives using safe messaging. There will be a panel discussion and time for Q&A.

Please contact Linda Walsh at Newton City Hall for additional information--617.796.1420.

Thank teachers and staff with a donation to Newton Schools Foundation

Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated, and inspired your students all year? Please participate in the Honor Thy Teacher campaign sponsored by Newton Schools Foundation (NSF). This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers and other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

Fifth annual Tour de Newton coming up on June 18

Register NOW for the 5th annual BIKE NEWTON Tour de Newton on June 18 from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly, guided bike ride that goes through all 13 villages of Newton. Riders can start from any village, and stop at the next village, where they will be greeted with history, water, and treats. Have fun, learn new routes around Newton, and meet other great people! The event will include a contra route for faster riders and a petite tour for younger riders. Find more information at www.bikenewton.org. Registration closes on June 14.

Superintendent Fleishman writes about social and emotional needs of students

Dear Newton Families:

Addressing the social and emotional needs of our students is an important system goal. It is essential that we work in partnership with families on important issues that impact our students. I am writing because we have become aware that many of our students are watching and discussing a new Netflix series entitled 13 Reasons Why, the content of which is challenging and difficult. 

Help tag gas leaks on May 13, 1:30 p.m., beginning at Newton Free Library

Did you know that Newton has over 400 natural gas leaks from aging, underground pipes? These leaks release methane, contribute to climate change, harm our future, waste energy, and damage human health and trees. Consumers pay the cost.

Join Newton Mothers Out Front and other allies to tag the gas leaks in our town and help spread the word about this invisible hazard! Come to a rally at the Newton Free Library to hear a few words about the campaign and then head out to tag the leaks. They’ll give you the materials you need to tag.

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