Newton Community Preservation Committee hosts survey; meeting to be held May 14, 7:00 p.m.

The next Newton Community Preservation Committee meeting will take place on May 14, 7:00 p.m., in room 204 at City Hall. The Newton Community Preservation Program website at newtonma.gov/gov/planning/cpa/default.asp now includes the pre-meeting packet for the CPC meeting and a link to a new, 8-question community survey. The May 14 agenda includes a final report on the Farlow Park Pond & Bridge project in Newton Corner, plus committee business.

GELF dinner on May 4 raises $53,000 to support equity in student travel

Thanks to generous community support, the GELF (Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund) dinner on May 4, 2019, raised more than $53,000 to support equity in student travel in Newton Public Schools. GELF will therefore be able to support more than 26 students with scholarships in 2019-20. This year, GELF sent more than 30 students abroad on educational NPS trips with more than $60,000 in scholarships. 

Students write thank you notes for Teacher Appreciation Week

Students were invited to write notes of gratitude to teachers and staff in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-11, 2019). The note-writing drive was the brainchild of science teacher Sangeet Srikanth. PTSO Teacher Appreciation co-chair Maria Sullivan worked with Graphic Communications to produce postcards, and students staffed a note-writing table during lunch blocks on Wednesday and Thursday. About 400 notes arrived in teacher mailboxes on Friday.

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