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PTOs and Political Involvement

Since PTOs are, at heart, groups of parents and teachers who are interested in supporting education, many situations arise in which the group, or members of the group, may wish to use the organization in support of a particular purpose. Because PTOs are also non-profit organizations and represent all the parents and staff of a particular school, however, it is very important to observe certain distinctions between allowable activities that generally “support education,” and activities that are just plain political, and therefore unallowable.

For more information about how to navigate this complicated subject, please go to PTOs and Political Involvement.

Municipal Elections 2015

Voter Registration Deadline for the November 3, 2015 Election is
October 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you are not already registered to vote and would like to vote in November, please keep in mind that the last day to register to vote is Wednesday, October 14, 2015. You can register to vote or change your address at the City Clerk’s Office at Newton City Hall or go on-line to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s web page to register at this link:

  • The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
  • The question of forming a Charter Commission and electing its members will be on the November 3, 2015 municipal ballot (A Charter Commission, if approved by the voters, will review Newton’s City Charter and suggest changes that will be presented to Newton voters for approval at the Municipal Election in 2017.)
  • Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015
  • Newton Upper Falls Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015.
  • Waban Neighborhood Area Council Election will be held on November 3, 2015.

Don’t know where your polling place is? Click here to view Precinct locations

Newton’s One to One Program

Could your first through sixth grade child benefit from the consistent, caring friendship of a Newton teenager? Newton’s One to One Program has an enthusiastic and responsible new group of high school juniors & seniors from Newton North and Newton South High Schools.

If you would like the opportunity to have your child matched this academic year with a “Big Brother/Sister”, please call or email Nancy Holczer, Program Director by the end of October for more information. Sooner is better through. Please leave a message when calling 617-559-9460 with your name, address, and phone number or email info to Nancy at .

A program of the Newton Public Schools since 1972.

Upcoming Municipal Elections – Informational Links

The following links should be helpful to share as school communities look to become more informed about Newton’s upcoming municipal elections:

1. A Preliminary Election will be held September 17th (due to the large number of candidates running for Alderman at Large, Ward 2).

2. General Municipal Elections will be held November 3rd.

From City of Newton:

Ward 2 Alderman Forum on NewTV:

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Sign-Up and Celebration

How Many Hours Can You Read This Summer?

It’s not too late to be a part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. Come to celebrate reading, learn more about the challenge, and sign up onsite at Antoine’s Pastry Shop
(317 Watertown Street, Nonantum) on August 13th, 5:00-6:00 pm. For a flyer please click here: Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge 2015.

All registered readers who log hours are eligible to win prizes including an iPad mini, a Toshiba laptop, and coupons & discounts from local businesses.

If you cannot attend but want to register for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, go to or pick up a form at the Newton Free Library.