Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Not quite ready for kindergarten?

Begin your child’s journey to school and lifelong learning at Bowen. Enrollment in Bowen’s Pre-K Program is now open for Fall 2017.  Bowen’s Pre-K program offers a unique opportunity for a third year of pre-school. Pre-K combines an exciting mix of academics and social skills, taught by a dedicated team of educators. Older 4’s and young 5’s work toward goals comparable to those in kindergarten, but at a modified pace in a much smaller community with a 7:1 child teacher ratio. This class of 14 quickly becomes a cohesive group working and playing together with enthusiasm. The program runs Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-1:00 pm.

Parents are welcome to visit the school to observe firsthand how their child will benefit from Bowen’s Pre-K program. For more information about Bowen’s Pre-K program, please contact Bowen’s Director Nina Tebaldi at 617-332-3923 or visit for more details and our online application form.

For questions, please contact Nina Tebaldi at 617-332-3923 or

Reschuled Meeting of the Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education

The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education is having its next meeting on March 20th. This meeting is a rescheduling of the March 14th meeting which was canceled due to snow.

“Everything you always wanted to know about Student Services and Special Education in Newton and were afraid to ask” The NewtonSEPAC Board Officers invite you to join an open conversation and Q & A session. No topic is too small or insignificant. The agenda will include a presentation of proposed amendments to the by-laws, and then an open conversation with questions and answers. All NewtonSEPAC meetings are free and open to the public.

Please rsvp to and include a topic of interest, if possible.

March 20th
7:15 pm Light refreshments and networking
7: 30 –  9:00 pm General Meeting
The Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Room 210

Studio of Engaging Math & STEAM summer program!

Come learn about the math classes & STEAM summer program. Play games, solve puzzles, and win prizes! STEAM is a summer program in July and August for children ages 6 – 12. Broaden your child’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The fun and intimate, hands-on activities of the classes strive to excite and inspire participants about STEAM, creating enthusiasm that will spill over to schoolwork and school choices in future years. Classes include introduction to programming, building and modeling, arts and crafts, logic puzzles and board games.

March 26th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
320 Washington Street, Suite 301, Brighton

JCC All Camps Fair

Meet the day, overnight, and specialty (arts, sports, technology, science) camp directors and register for Summer 2017 at the All Camps Fair.  No charge for camp fair. Everyone is welcome. JCC camp options for boys and girls from preschool to high school, with transportation from many locations in Greater Boston:

Day Camps/Programs
Camp Grossman
Camp Kaleidoscope
JCC Specialty Camps
Empow Camps
JCC Early Learning Center preschool summer programs
JCC Kids’ Choice School Vacation Programs
Overnight Camp
Camp Kingswood
Camp Kingswood Zohar Special Needs Inclusion and Vocational programs

Register on March 26th and receive a $36 credit, per camper, for 2017 camp tuition with your deposit — $50 if your child enrolls in two camps! For more information, visit or contact or 617-244-5124.

March 26th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street,  Newton

Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP) Open House

Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP) located on the Brandeis University campus, an independent and vibrant Jewish learning community from pre-K to Grade 7, invites the community to join the April 2017 Open House.

Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills in their students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language. BJEP celebrates its 50th anniversary during 2017-2018, and looks forward to meeting new families at the upcoming Open House:

April 2nd, 10:00 -11:30 am
Brandeis University, Waltham

For more information, please email or call 781-386- 7278 or visit