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Student Assignment

As many of you are aware, this is an exciting time of elementary school facilities renovation and expansion in the Newton Public Schools. Because the new schools will have expanded capacity to address our enrollment growth, and we currently have elementary schools that are overcrowded, we have formed a Student Assignment Working Group that is examining elementary school boundary lines.

Over the past few months, the Student Assignment Working Group has developed a process to evaluate various student assignment scenarios. At the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 beginning at 7:00PM and held in the Education Center (room 210), the Student Assignment Working Group will present its latest scenarios and thinking as work continues. Additionally, there will be a Public Forum on May 11, 2015 beginning at 5:45PM and held in the Education Center (room 210), for community members to ask questions and offer comments.

The public is invited to attend both meetings as we are committed to engaging the community on this important decision. We will continue to keep you informed as the Student Assignment Working Group proceeds with its work. Please visit our Student Assignment webpage at http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/ district-initiatives/expandingcapacity/studentassignment.

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Stay Informed!

Please visit the following website to review the latest on the Student Assignment process. The list of criteria the working group are considering is also available on this site. It’s a good one to bookmark to stay abreast of the Student Assignment process. Please feel free to share with your school community as well.

http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/district-initiatives/expandingcapacity/studentassignment

Spring into Swing

Swing into Spring CASCJazz concert and reception featuring jazz vocalist Semenya McCord  to benefit NPS Creative Arts & Sciences 2015–2016 programs.

Newton Public Schools’ Creative Arts & Sciences Concert Series performer, Semenya McCord, has been invited to present a very special concert for Newton parents, faculty, and friends. Limited tickets for this 21+ event go on sale February 23rd.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website at
http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/CASC  or contact Stacey Moriarty at stacey_moriarty@newton.k12.ma.us. Flyer for the event can be downloaded here: Flyer

April 10th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Newton South High School

“Newton Leads: Ideas and Action”

Neighbors, Family and Friends Budget Meet-up

Neighbors, family and friends, please join Mayor Setti Warren for a special budget edition “Newton Leads: Ideas and Action” meet-up on Friday, March 27th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Mason-Rice Elementary School.

Mayor Warren, Superintendent of Schools David Fleishman, and City Department Heads will be available to answer questions on the City’s budget for next year and listen to feedback in a casual drop-in format. There will also be food and kid-friendly games and activities. For questions, please contact Meaghan Maher, Community Engagement Director, at 617-796-1101 or mmaher@newtonma.gov.

Mason-Rice Elementary School
149 Pleasant Street, Newton Centre
March 27th, 5:30-7:00 pm