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Destination Imagination registration is open

Registration is open for the Destination Imagination 2019 – 2020 Season

Destination Imagination (DI) is a creative problem solving competition that blends Science and Technology with the Arts. For the past 10 years, over 500 Newton students have participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) program.

Hear from alumni about how DI changed their lives: Destination Imagination Alumni Video 

Watch a tutorial to find out how DI works: What is Destination Imagination?

Ready to have fun?! Click HERE to register your child

Newton DI is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and is a non-profiting fully inclusive program.

MGH Study for Female Athletes

Study participation is a unique opportunity for students to assist with research. This 12-week research study aims to establish if replacing estrogen will improve mental flexibility and reward responsiveness. The study comprises 4 visits for which participants are compensated up to $500. Additionally, they will receive reimbursement for parking/public transportation costs.

In this study, females who are not getting regular periods will receive replacement doses of estrogen via a patch or receive a placebo patch. Participants will complete MRI scans, interviews about mental health and eating behaviors, simple computer tasks, and questionnaires.

Eligibility criteria include the following:

  • Female between the ages of 16 and 26 years
  • Exhibits restrictive eating patterns (i.e. skips meals, limits calorie intake, avoids certain foods) and/or is an athlete
  • Has missed more than 2 menstrual periods in the last 6 months
  • Is of low or normal weight.

REACT ELIGIBILITY SURVEY Any interested athletes can contact Meghan Slattery, FNP at 617-643-0267 or

What’s Happening at the Y

Free Summer Saturdays – Try the Y for free every Saturday this summer! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and your guest fee will be waived.

Summer Membership at the Y – Perfect for college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership that automatically expires on August 31st. $150 for an individual or $275 for a family (1 or 2 adults plus all children under age 26). Cost is prorated for anyone signing up after June 1st. For more information about summer memberships, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050.

Summer Food Service Program – June 24th – August 16th – The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 pm at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for All Ages – It is never too early or too late to learn to swim. Swimming is a lifelong skill that is crucial for both kids and adults. Sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes. The Y offers options and session dates for every schedule, including lessons once per week, twice per week, or daily Monday-Friday. Learn more by calling 617-244-6050 ext. 3650 or email Amanda Pierce at

Summer Creative Arts Programs – Fill this summer with singing, dancing, painting, and more! With Creative Arts programs at the Y, youth can explore their creative side through group lessons, unique projects, and exploring what it means to be an artist. Get a little messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in our Summer Rock Band program for ages 8+ or sing out loud with our Vocal Workshop for ages 11+. More info at

Summer Sports Programs – Sign up for basketball, soccer, football or ultimate frisbee at the Y! Programs run Monday-Thursday evenings for two-week sessions. View the schedule online at or contact Chris Ellison for more information at

Adult Fitness Programs – Sign up for one of the Y’s summer fitness classes. Classes run for seven weeks and begin the week of July 8th. Options include TRX suspension training, Boxcon boxing conditioning class, and Metcon functional fitness and strength class. Get motivated by training with a small, dedicated group!

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at or visit

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and their mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Personal Chef service

Too Busy to Cook is a one-woman personal chef service based in Newton, provididng customized meals cooked in your home. She caters to busy families, friends who want to share home cooked meals and seniors. Custom meals are tailored to your tastes, schedule and dietary needs. Too Busy to Cook takes care of menu planning, shopping, cooking, packaging, labeling and reheating instructions, and leaves your kitchen at least as clean as she found it!

Bringing Families Back to the dinner table, eat healthier this year! Contact Eileen at , 617-309-0454, or visit

Community Survey from Equity Working Group

This letter is translated into seven languages.
Этот документ переведен на семь языков. Ниже приведен русский перевод.
Este documento está traduzido em sete idiomas. Você encontrará informações em Português abaixo.
Este documento está traducido a siete idiomas. A continuación encontrarás información en español.
이 문서는 7 개 언어로 번역되었습니다. 한국어 정보는 아래에서 찾을 수 있습니다.
מסמך זה מתורגם לשבע שפות. המסמך מתורגם לעברית בהמשך.


Dear Newton Public School Families,
The Newton Public Schools Equity Working Group is looking for community feedback on questions relating to equity in PTO spending. We have developed a survey that will provide us with important information to continue our work. We would very much appreciate your assistance by answering our survey. The survey is available in amny languages. Please click here for the options:

Please click on this link to answer the survey in English: Survey
Please respond to the survey only once. It is due on June 28, 2019. Thank you for your time and effort on this project.
The Equity Working Group

区反馈。 为更好地为社区服务,我们正进行一项调查以收集信息作为下一步工作的重要
参考。 您的意见对我们来说非常重要。如果你能于百忙之中,抽出几分钟时间来填写下
请点击此链接以中文回答调查。: Survey

ミュニティからのフィードバックを探しています。 私達は私達の仕事を続けるために重要な情報を私達
に提供する調査を開発しました。 アンケートに回答していただきありがとうございます。
このリンクをクリックして日本語でアンケートに答えてください。: Survey
調査には一度だけ回答してください。 このプロジェクトにあなたの時間と努力をありがとう。

친애하는 Newton Public School Families,
Newton Public Schools Equity Working Group은 PTO 지출에 대한 형평성과 관련된 질문에 대한 커뮤니티
피드백을 찾고 있습니다. 우리는 작업을 계속하기 위해 중요한 정보를 제공 할 수있는 설문 조사를
개발했습니다. 설문 조사에 응 해주셔서 감사드립니다.
한국어로 설문에 응답하려면이 링크를 클릭하십시오. : Survey
주식 워킹 그룹
Уважаемые семьи Ньютона,
Рабочая группа по вопросам справедливости в государственных школах Ньютона ищет отзывы
сообщества по вопросам, касающимся справедливости расходов на ВОМ. Мы разработали опрос,
который предоставит нам важную информацию для продолжения нашей работы. Мы будем очень
признательны за вашу помощь, ответив на наш опрос.
Пожалуйста, нажмите на эту ссылку, чтобы ответить на опрос на русском языке.
Пожалуйста, ответьте на опрос только один раз. Он должен состояться 28 июня 2019 года.
Спасибо за ваше время и усилия по этому проекту.
С уважением,
Рабочая группа по акциям
Estimadas familias de Newton Public School,
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad de las Escuelas Públicas de Newton está buscando comentarios de la comunidad sobre cuestiones relacionadas con la equidad en el gasto de la PTO. Hemos desarrollado una encuesta que nos proporcionará información importante para continuar nuestro trabajo.
Agradeceríamos mucho su ayuda al responder nuestra encuesta.
Por favor haga clic en este enlace para responder la encuesta en español.
Por favor responde a la encuesta una sola vez. Se debe entregar el 28 de junio de 2019. Gracias por su tiempo y esfuerzo en este proyecto.
El Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad
Caro Newton Public School Families,
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade de Escolas Públicas de Newton está procurando por feedback da comunidade sobre questões relacionadas à equidade nos gastos com PTO. Desenvolvemos uma pesquisa que nos fornecerá informações importantes para continuar nosso trabalho. Agradeceríamos muito sua ajuda respondendo nossa pesquisa.
Por favor, clique neste link para responder a pesquisa em Português.
Responda à pesquisa apenas uma vez. É devido em 28 de junho de 2019. Obrigado pelo seu tempo e esforço neste projeto.
O Grupo de Trabalho de Equidade