Asian Culture Night set for April 8, 7:00 p.m.--join the fun!

The Asian Culture Club is hosting its annual Asian Culture Night on Saturday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., in the Newton North auditorium. In the words of Sheil Mehta, one of the club officers, "This year will be the best one yet, so we are hoping to get as many people there as possible."

The night is split into two acts filled with dances from different Asian ethnic groups, and the event showcases modern Asian- American aspects along with traditional. It will also include singers, musicians, and even a fashion show. The evening will begin and end with free Asian food for attendees to sample. Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun event that will be the culmination of a a lot of hard work.

Volunteers needed for GELF benefit dinner: Help out or donate an item!

The April 1st GELF benefit dinner needs help so GELF can continue to support low-income students participating in NPS travel abroad programs! Volunteer projects include the following:
 
  • Soliciting items for the raffle from local businesses before April 1
  • Donating artwork or other decorative items for the raffle by April 1
  • Setting up and decorating on April 1

To volunteer, please email samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us. Thank you for your support!

Newtonopoly sales will help fund new school store and increase entrepreneurial opportunities for students

Newton North business students, including members of the Future Business Leaders of America Club, are hard at work selling Newtonopoly, a fun, customized version of the famous board game featuring many businesses in and around Newton, including Cabot's Ice Cream & Restaurant, Legal Sea Foods, The Paint Bar, The Village Bank, and Wegmans. Money raised by sales of Newtonopoly will be used to build a new space for Newton North's school store (currently being run out of a closet) across from the cafeteria. With a new space, business teacher Robert Kane and his entrepreneurial students are planning to expand the number and variety of items sold in the store and the store hours. They also expect to increase online sales. 

Over the past three years, students have been working on selling advertisements and designing the game layout. They have learned many valuable business skills in the areas of negotiating, contractual agreements, trademarks, ecommerce, and more. One student in particular helped raise over $6,000.

Read the Boston Globe West's story about the Newtonopoly project here.

Click here to order Newtonopoly. Questions about Newtonopoly? Email fblannhs@gmail.com.

High and Lows, community session on substance use, to be held April 25, 7:00 p.m., at Newton South

Teens and parents/guardians are invited to a non-judgmental conversation about the risks and realities of alcohol and other drug use on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Newton South cafeteria. This event will be facilitated by FCD Prevention Works, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; Newton South and North's prevention/intervention social workers, Brian DeLeskey and Ali Malkin; Newton's DPH commissioner Deborah Youngblood;and other members of PATH (Prevention, Intervention, Awareness, & Hope), Mayor Warren's opioid task force.

Act submissions being accepted for Newton Has Talent through April 9 at 12 midnight

Newton Has Talent, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newton, is accepting submissions through April 9. Performers may enter in the Youth Division (ages 19 and under) or the Adult Division (ages 20 and over). Anyone over the age of 13 who lives, works or goes to school in Newton may enter! The final event will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center in Newton. Get more information at newtonhastalent.com

Enjoy a fact-filled evening with the Newton PAC for Special Education on March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Everything you always wanted to know about Student Services and Special Education but were afraid to ask

Monday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 210

(Rescheduled from March 14)

Don't miss out on this fun night! Come share stories with and ask questions of your Board Officers and other parents. No topic is too small or insignificant!

Agenda

7:15 pm Light refreshments and networking

7:30 pm Business topic - Proposed draft of new by-laws

Help Newton Schools Foundation by supporting NNHS marathon runner Anna Ford

Newton North's own Anna Ford, administrative executive assistant to Principal Turner, jack of all trades, and secret weapon of the PTSO, is generously raising money for Newton Schools Foundation by running in the Boston Marathon this spring. Incredibly, this is Anna's fourth Boston Marathon and ninth overall. See a photo of Anna running and make a donation here.

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