Historic Newton presents the Jug Band Giants on November 18, 7:30 p.m.

Historic Newton presents the Jug Band Giants with iconic musicians Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, and Jim Kweskin on November 18, 7:30 p.m., in the NNHS auditorium. This rare joint appearance brings to life the classic jug band music, a fun and innovative genre steeped in American folk and blues musical traditions. Using a variety of instruments, these talented musicians also perform traditional folk music. Don’t miss what promises to be an incredible evening!

Four days left to order a pie and support Community Servings

The Rotary Club of Newton is proud to be supporting the Thanksgiving “Pie in the Sky” program, which supports Community Servings.

With each pie you buy (or sell to a client, associate, friend or family member), you are helping end hunger for the critically ill and housebound in Massachusetts. A little goes a long way! Each pie you buy or sell allows one person in need to eat for a whole week. And these pies are DELICIOUS! Make this the best year yet and help Community Servings sell 25,000 pies for their 25th anniversary. Last day to order: November 14.

LigerBots host FLL regional qualifying tournament and maker fair on November 18, 9:00 a.m.

The LigerBots, Newton's all-city high school FIRST Robotics team, are hosting a FIRST LEGO League competition, the Newton Qualifier, on the theme of Hydro Dynamics, at Newton North High School (457 Walnut Street), on Saturday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. About 300 Massachusetts students in grades 4-8 will compete using LEGO robots they designed, built, and programmed to perform complex tasks.

From the school nurse: November is National Diabetes Month

On January 19, 2003, Jordan Weiss, a fourth grade student at Mason-Rice School in Newton, passed away in his sleep from complications of undiagnosed diabetes.

To honor Jordan's memory, the JBW Fund was established by his family, friends, and community to foster awareness of and education about the warning signs of diabetes. Sometimes the signs are obvious and sometimes the signs are subtle, limited, and attributed to another illness. The latter was the case for Jordan.

Show gratitude by helping with dinner for teachers and staff on November 30

Our annual NNHS PTSO Teacher Appreciation dinner will take place on Thursday, November 30, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. This is the first day of parent-teacher conferences, when many of the faculty will work an especially long day. We will be showing our appreciation for their hard work by providing them with a warm and festive Italian feast.

Here’s how you can help.

Enjoy spending other people's money? Two volunteers needed for Tiger Talks board

Two parent/guardian volunteers are needed to help make decisions about bringing in speakers for Newton North. A small group will meet several times per year to determine how the money raised for Tiger Talks, last year's Educational Excellence fundraiser, will be spent. If you would like to help with this interesting and important effort, please contact co-presidents@northptso.org

Living in a Smartphone World: What does it mean for students, families, and educators? to be held on December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Please save the date for a special superintendent’s forum on December 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Newton South Auditorium. Inspired by the Atlantic Monthly piece entitled “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?,” the forum will provide information and resources on the impact of technology and social media, as well as the opportunity to discuss the role of educators and families in navigating this space.

8th annual Nurturing Minds African Evening set for November 18, 7:00 p.m.

Join Nurturing Minds on November 18, 7;00-10:00 p.m., for a fun evening featuring food and drinks, the NNHS Jubillee singers, a silent auction, an African craft market and much more! Your participation will help SEGA girls school graduates pursue their continuing education. SEGA operates a quality secondary boarding school for over 250 vulnerable Tanzanian girls.

Tickets are $50 and $60 at the door. Please go to www.tiny.cc/NM2017 for more information. Location: The Bryant-Sadick Residence, 16 Fairview Avenue, Newton.


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