Category Archives: Community Notes

Safe, Small group and 1-1 Sport Training for athletes 8+

Throughout the summer, Boston Athletic Training is offering training sessions at Newton  North HS and Cabot Park in everything from basketball and football skills to speed and strength training. They offer 1-1 training and small groups for athletes 8+ at all levels!

Group sessions are run with good social distancing (6+ feet apart from each other and coaches) and athletes sanitizing hands between breaks. The current special offer allows new athletes to try out a group session for $30.00 or a 1-1 at the trial price of $60.00.

Read more on the website https://bostonathletictraining.com/

Ride for Food

Want to help your Newton neighbors put food on their table?

Join the Newton Food Pantry Ride for Food team! Bike, swim, walk, run or hike for hunger. This event is virtual between May 9th and October 4th. Teens ages 14-18 years old may join with an adult.

Please contact team captain Ron Joseph at treasurer@newtonfoodpantry.org if you are interested in joining the team. For more information please visit https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/290205

Upcoming Newton Free Library Teen Events

Explore a Gap Year. Are you wondering about the benefits of a Gap Year, and realistic options amidst COVID? Join Katherine Stievater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions for a presentation and Q&A about the many available domestic programs, local activities, and new options offering social connection and mentoring to students. For teens and their adults.  June 23rd, 7:00 pm

Online ACT Practice Exam. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Please complete registration on Revolution Prep’s website.  June 27th, 9:00 am

Check, Please Author Ngozi Ukazu. Celebrated author/illustrator Ngozi Ukazu takes us behind the scenes of her bestselling webcomic/graphic novel series Check, Please! Join on Zoom as Ngozi gives teens a look into her drawing and writing process. A question and answer session will follow! Grades 7 and up. This event is co-sponsored by OUTMetrowest. June 30th, 4:00 pm

Online SAT Practice Exam. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Please complete registration on Revolution Prep’s website. July 11th, 9:00 am

Pop Up Art Presents: Coffee with Chewbacca  Draw Chewbacca step-by-step, with the instructor, then paint your portrait of everyone’s favorite galactic furry with brewed coffee or paint. Bonus: Pixel Puzzle PDF of “Wash Your Hans” to color at home! Grades 6-12.  July 14th, 7:00 pm

Free half-day Zoom camp for elementary students

The LigerBots, Newton’s award-winning FIRST high school robotics team, is starting a virtual summer camp for elementary students! Classes will include dance, computer programming, art, creative writing, and so much more!

The camp will be running on Zoom from 9:00-12:30 every weekday for two-week sessions starting on July 6th. The camp is completely free and materials will be provided. If interested, please visit https://tinyurl.com/AMPSCParent. Email cso@ligerbots.com with any questions!

NewtonHACKS to promote gender equality in the tech industry

NewtonHACKS is hosting an online hackathon on August 29th for middle and high school students who are beginner programmers. Hackathons are all-day programming events where participants get to collaborate, code, and create awesome projects!

This one is directed towards beginners!! Check out the website to register http://newtonhacks.com/ .

They also plan to host a series of webinars before the event to help brand new coders gain some experience! If you are interested, register asap because spots are limited!  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email newtonhacks@gmail.com.