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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

College Essay Workshop

Write your college essay in a fun, interactive summer workshop! Led by master educator and writing coach Vered Strapp, this four-day workshop will walk you through the process of brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and revising a college essay that puts your best self forward. Using Vered’s detailed feedback and individualized approach, you will leave the workshop feeling confident in your completed Common App essay.

Vered Strapp has served on the faculty at Gann Academy for fourteen years teaching English to grades 9-12. She is a graduate of Newton North High School. She holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Teaching writing is Vered’s passion. She enjoys making a personal connection with students and families who work with her.

The workshop will take place online on July 14th, 16th, 21st, and 23rd from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. For more information, please email

Summer writing camp

Summer Ink, a Boston-based writing camp for rising 5th-9th graders, is moving online this summer. Their series of four one-week sessions will start on July 6th. See the  flyer here. Financial aid may be available for qualified applicants.

Summer Volleyball Camp/Clinics

Tuesday and Thursday Night Doubles at Oak Hill Fields
Highly recommended for those interested in Newton South volleyball. Starting June 30th, a top program is happening right in our backyard at the Oak Hill/Brown fields. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, participate in a doubles clinic that will involve a lot of learning and even more playing. This program lasts for six weeks, ending August 6th.

Nothing accelerates your learning like playing lots of doubles! They’ll meet or exceed all state and city guidelines for Covid-safety in sport camps to ensure this is the safest possible.

Sign up soon while spaces are available (8 player limit per court). Learn more about the clinic and sign up here:

Owls Volleyball Sand Doubles Camp
This is a full day doubles camp running at the indoor sand courts at Joust Volleyball in Norwood. There is a six week camp and a three week camp.

All safety guidelines will be followed, including screening and disinfectant stations. This is an opportunity to play a ton of sand doubles in a camp + tournament setting, and really accelerate your game. Spots are very limited. Learn more and sign up here:

If you have any questions about the Owls Volleyball Camps, send an email to

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