Category Archives: Education/Enrichment

Basic Rights under Special Education Laws presentation and discussion

Please join Newton SEPAC for a presentation and discussion about student and family basic rights under special education laws and regulations.

Whether you’re new to the world of special education or a seasoned special education parent, there are always new and helpful insights from each Basic Rights presentation!

Welcoming Leslie Lockhart as presenter, Leslie is the Mass Advocates for Children’s Helpline Coordinator and was also a founding member and driving force of the original Newton SEPAC.

March 2nd 7:30 – 9:00 pm via Zoom

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Next CPC Meeting on March 9th

The March 9th CPC Meeting Agenda – including a New Proposal for West Newton Armory Affordable Housing Development and a Pre-Proposal for Gath Memorial Pool Renovation Feasibility Study – is now available online for review.

This will be a virtual meeting. To view and participate on your phone, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app in any app store or at Click on “Join a Meeting” and enter  Meeting ID: 88010126719. To view and participate on your computer, go to, click “Join a Meeting” and enter Meeting ID: 88010126719

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Private tutor offering sessions for academic support and ACT/SAT prep

Are you looking for someone who can help your son or daughter? Chris Orr has worked with students of a wide age range, specializing in preparing high school students for the ACT, SAT and tutoring Math, English and History. Most of his SAT prep students enjoy a score improvement of over 150 points, which exceeds the results of any national or regional tutoring company.

His approach relies on a 3 pronged focus on Strategy, Content, and Practice with the material to maximize his students’ results. With over 10 years of experience as an interviewer of college applicants, Chris also offers students and their parents college admissions consulting.

Families hire Chris to help students with English, writing, Algebra, Geometry, History, and the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and AP exams. He works with students in their homes if the family prefers, or via Skype or Zoom. Find out more information about his services, including testimonials, at or contact him at 781-304-8805 or

Mental Health: Starting the Conversation

Join Mayor Fuller, NAMI Newton-Wellesley, and Riverside Emergency Services to learn more about mental health, mental illness and the work of community organizations improving education and awareness.

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For additional information, please contact Aimee Sullivan at or 617-796-1420.

March 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, via Zoom

Family friendly outdoor art projects

Clay Soap Dishes Workshop – The Trustees of Reservations
This workshop is suitable for ages 5 and up, children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by at least one registered adult in their group. A safe, creative, festive, outdoor clay art project event that encourages clean hands and makes soap more fun!

February 27th, click below for details and registration

Clay Soap Dishes Workshop

Clay Garden Signs Workshop at deCordova – The Trustees of Reservations
This workshop is suitable for ages 5 and up, children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by at least one registered adult in their group. Build, carve and decorate with ceramic colors fun clay signs for around your garden this spring! Creations will be fired and ready for signs in your garden before the snow melts!

March 6th, click below for more information and registration

Clay Garden Signs Workshop at deCordova