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Are you a parent of a Mason-Rice Alum?

Please join in celebrating the retirement of Maureen Cahoon, beloved crossing guard of 40+ years! On June 9th at the Newton Marriott, the community will honor Maureen’s service with an evening of music, dancing and great food and drink.

For tickets, additional event details and information on how to lend your support, please visit the Mason-Rice page by clicking here. If you have been lucky enough to know Maureen during the last 40 years, then you know it will mean the world to her to see you there!

Newton Highlands Village Day 5k Run June 11th

Parents and children alike can start the morning off great by participating in this family-oriented Village Day 5K sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

$30.00 per adult, $10.00 per child. Runners registered by May 29th are guaranteed a race t-shirt. Register online today: If you have any questions, email Maureen Oates at

Can’t or don’t like to run? Then help out the Village Day 5K team by volunteering for the event. Volunteers are needed to help with registration,  at the water stop at Cold Spring Park and as race monitors on the course. It’s fun and you get a free t-shirt. Click this link to volunteer.

Summer Programs at the Y

Summer Programs

· Learn to swim – swimming lessons for all ages including Parent & Child classes
· Lifeguard Training Certification Classes
· Sports Leagues – NEW! SUMMER YBA Basketball
· Adult Sports Leagues
· Personal Training and Small Group Training

Registration for Summer Programs opens on May 30th for WSYMCA members and June 2nd for non-members. Visit to download a copy of the Summer Program Catalog.

Kids Night Out (Ages 7-13), June 9th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Parents: This is the last Kids Night Out until the fall! Drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with qualified staff members. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for members and $30 for non-members. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. Everyone wins!

Annual Golf Tournament, June 19th, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Y staff and volunteers at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord for one of the premier yearly events. The tournament benefits the Y’s Annual Fund – providing financial assistance to local families in need. Registration includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch, dinner, player gifts and prizes for the winners of fun competitions like longest drive, closest to the pin, etc. For more information please visit, or contact Rosie Carey at 617-244-6050 x 3099.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs.

YMCA Summer Camp Open Houses

Camp Pikati – May 31st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Stop by the West Suburban Y and learn more about Camp Pikati. Campers between the ages of 3-15 enjoy themed-weeks throughout the summer. Traditional camp and a sports camp are available.

Camp Chickami – June 1st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Meet the staff and take a tour of the beautiful 22 acre day camp located on Route 20 in Wayland. Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp that welcomes kids between ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.

Camp Frank A. Day – June 4th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Join a tour of the overnight campground in East Brookfield. Spanning 52 acres, Camp Frank A. Day has direct lake access with a beachfront, athletic fields, modern cabins, basketball courts, climbing towers and all the facilities needed to run a fun and safe summer camp. For kids from 7-15. Sessions vary in length.

For more information, please contact or call 617-244-6050 x 3008.

Reading/Writing Tutor Available

Does your child need more support in the areas of reading and writing? If you are looking for someone to provide your son or daughter support for completing essays or enhancing your child’s reading abilities, Amy McMahon would be delighted to hear from you. She’s an experienced reading specialist with a background in English and ELL who teaches on the north side of Newton. As one Brown parent shared, “You made school a joy for my son!”

Contact Amy McMahon 617-777-3531 or (References available).