Keep our seniors safe: Celebration planning meeting on March 8

How does the PTSO keep graduating seniors safely entertained after their June prom? Creative and organized adults join forces to provide seniors with a cool post-prom party at Newton North. Parents/guardians of students in ALL grades are needed in order for Celebration to take place this year. Join the fun at a planning meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the International Cafe. 

New England Camp Fair set for March 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The New England Camp Fair will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon Street, Newton Corner. The Camp Fair is free and open to the public and brings together camps serving kids ages 5-14.

Meet staff from 35 premier day camps and sleepaway camps from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut. Participating camps run the gamut from traditional day and overnight camps, sports camps, theater camps, computer camps, fencing camps, arts camps, as well as many other themed camps.

Learn about a semester abroad in China with Newton on March 6 (students) and March 14 (students and adults)

Newton's student exchange with the prestigious Jingshan School in Beijing, China, is currently accepting applications for the spring semester of 2018. This is an amazing opportunity to spend four months abroad while living with a host family, attending school in China, and traveling with Newton teachers to see spectacular Chinese sights. Students who travel in the spring usually host a student in the fall prior to travel.

Teens and adults invited to White Ribbon Day, March 8, 6:00 p.m.

The Second Step in Newton invites adults and teens to join city and community leaders at White Ribbon Day on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m., at Newton City Hall War Memorial. Learn what we can all do to change norms around gender-based violence and find out how men and boys can help end violence against women. The Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign is part of an international human rights effort.

The Second Step is also looking for male youth volunteers to read aloud at the event. Please contact Elise Babigian to volunteer.

Charter Commission public hearing to be held March 15, 7:00 p.m.

The Charter Commission, which has been reviewing the City of Newton's charter since last year, will hold a public hearing about its preliminary report on March 15, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, second floor, Newton City Hall. Click here to see the complete charter and the Commission's preliminary report.  http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/81018

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