Category Archives: Summer

Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) – Back to School Edition!

Artemis Girls – Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) – Back to School Edition!

This online “Back to School” edition is based on the popular Girls Empowerment Program for middle school girls!  This special Back to School Edition of Artemis Girls will prepare girls for the upcoming school year which will surely look and feel different for so many. It will be more important than ever to build strength, stamina and self-confidence in order to navigate the challenges this school year will bring. This innovative program helps girls to seek their own true voice with yoga, mindfulness, breath work, creative expression and self-reflection.

For girls grades 5 to 8 (approx ages 10 to 14), the program will be held online via Zoom. Please register by August 28th so that they know you are interested. This class requires a minimum of 8 students to be held. This program will be led by Tracy Affonso, an experienced school educator and youth yoga and mindfulness instructor.

Register at

Questions? Reach out to Liz Padula at

August 31st –  September 4th, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Registration Fee: $85

At its core, Artemis Girls Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) creates a safe space for girls to build strength of body, mind and spirit Continue reading

ELL Summer Enrichment

Check out online ELL enrichment this summer. There are Story Times and Conversation Groups being offered over 8 weeks of the summer at the elementary level. These groups are meant to be a fun and engaging way for your child to practice their English and meet other students their age. Additionally, there will be Spanish and Portuguese Story Hours for students who speak these languages as their home language.

There is no need to pre register. This is a drop in activity. Just click on the zoom links in this page to join the group on the day of the class.

If you need help or more information, please contact Allison Levit at

Science Mentoring Program

The Newton South Science Team is starting a middle school mentorship program to give interested students an introduction to high school science. COVID-19 unfortunately has cut the middle school science curriculum short, and it would be beneficial to rising freshmen (and younger students) to not only regain some of that lost time over the summer, but also interact with high schoolers.

They’ll be going over the basics of physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as other topics like engineering. Science Team members would love to mentor anyone with an interest in learning about science. For more information simply fill out this survey!

Children’s Summer Drawing Challenge

Join a community of people coming together online during the pandemic this summer with Schools for Children’s Summer Drawing Challenge, #SFCDrawingChallenge.

Sign up for free and get a new drawing prompt daily from July 1st – August 31st. Draw as often or as little as you like, and gain new skills. For more information click here

Mother’s Helper Available!

Are you looking for some help this summer with the kids at home? Need someone to take kids to the playground, kick a ball around, get some sprinkler fun going, read stories and play games?

Fun, responsible Newton South boy would love to help you out. Jesse, a rising sophomore, studied child development at NS at the preschool program. Working with one regular family, he would love to find another. Jesse lives in Newton Highlands and is really mobile by bike or T.  Affordable and flexible, he can’t wait to get to know your kids. Please email