Category Archives: Events

Open Houses for Highlands After School Program

The Highlands After-School Program, just for middle school children, is hosting Zoom Open Houses for interested families weekly in July. Here’s the link for information on how to join: https://www.highlandsafter-schoolprogram.org/announcements.

This is a terrific opportunity for parents to learn more about the program as they plan for the upcoming school year. There’s a lot of uncertainty in school schedules and HASP is planning for all possible school day scenarios.

If you can’t make a Zoom meeting or would like more information contact Rochelle Acker at 617-999-4617 or highlandsafterschool@gmail.com or visit https://www.highlandsafter-schoolprogram.org

July 10th, 16th, 21st and 29th. via Zoom

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 levita@newton.k12.ma.us

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!

https://forms.gle/SusqYfoMfxryFdMe8

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