Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Learn more about anxiety disorders

Minding Your Mind and the Newton After School Association present the original movie documentary Angst, a film created to open up the conversation about anxiety and provide tools, resources and hope. Appropriate for all adults and children ages 10 and up. Some scenes may trigger those who have anxiety.  Additional information is available here: Angst.

Admission $15.00 per person. Registration in advance at: mindingyourmind.org/events/angst-newton/.

October 15th, 6:30 pm
Newton Free Library

Empowerment Self-Defense for girls in grades 6-8

Girls, get the tools you need to stand up to harassment, bullying, and violence, and discover your power in this supportive environment. You’ll engage in skill-building activities, and group discussion on assertiveness, boundary-setting, and verbal and physical defense and learn strategies like how to speak up, state your needs, and advocate for yourself in a variety of situations.

Fee is $149.00 Register online at newtoncommunityed.org or by phone at 617-559-6999.

Five Tuesdays, October 16th – November 13th, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Day Middle School

ActiveMinds Tutoring

Let ActiveMinds Tutoring help your child get off to a strong start. They’ve provided effective, personalized, convenient tutoring services in the Greater Boston area for 12 years. Offerings include all academic subjects and standardized test prep (ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT).

Email or call  to learn more about their expert tutors. Reserve your tutor today at
617-227-2225 or info@activemindstutoring.com or visit www.activemindstutoring.com!

Correction: Spots Open in 2nd (not 1st) Grade Brownie Troop!

Parents of second grade girls, Troop 82115 is looking for Girl Scouts to meet every other Monday during the school year starting October 1st, 3:30-4:45 pm at the Auburndale Community Library.

As a Brownie your girl will earn badges, do projects that helps others, explore nature & the outdoors, and most of all have fun and make new friends along the way. Some parent or guardian involvement is required from each family, since the troop is entirely volunteer run.

To sign up go to https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html. For questions feel free to reach out to co-leaders Julie and Meghan at julie.swersey@gmail.com & megmmurphy@hotmail.com.

Help wanted

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with Newton’s beloved Halloween Window Painting Contest.  Volunteers will collect vendor/store release forms for a few hours during September and October, and also tape up banners on October 25th & 26th on store windows so students know where to paint.

This is a very easy, fun and flexible way to get in your steps and make Halloween spook-tacular for all Newton kids!  Email Lori Lass at lorilass@gmail.com or call 617-332-9694 if you can help.