Category Archives: Community Notes

Newton Destination Imagination Registration OPEN

The 2018 – 2019 Season for Newton Destination Imagination (DI) is open!  Click HERE to register.

Endorsed by Superintendent David Fleishman, Newton DI is an inclusive STEAM- based creative problem solving competition for students in grades K-12. Teams of up to 7 kids will choose to work on one of six challenges that will test their teamwork, project management and creativity skills.

To learn more about the program, please go to the website for FAQs and a short intro video. Questions? Please email matthew@newtondi.org.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer

Register now for the fall season of Newton Kindergarten Soccer. The fall program is for those children currently in kindergarten in 2018-2019. The games will be at Oak Hill Middle School Saturday mornings beginning in September. To be eligible, children must live or attend school in Newton, including private schools. The cost is $80 through August 25th.

To find out more or to register, please visit http://kindergartensoccer.org/.

Note that Lincoln-Eliot, Franklin, and Burr families generally participate in Garden City Soccer, and that Memorial Spaulding usually has its own program.

Newton Kindergarten Soccer, run by the Zervas PTO, is an introduction to soccer with a focus on making friends, learning teamwork, and developing confidence. Each spring, over 200 incoming kindergarteners throughout Newton play in the league. Players are grouped with other children who either live in the same neighborhood or who attend the same school for kindergarten, so that incoming kindergartners can meet future classmates.

Newton Area Flag Football League (NAFFL)

The NAFFL season begins on September 2nd with pre-season scrimmages and then regular season games starting September 9th at the recently renovated Daly Field on Nonantum Road. Games take less than one hour and are held on Sundays between 4:00 and 9:00 pm. All games are coached, professionally refereed and scored. Registration guarantees each player 8 games, including playoffs. Divisions are available for kids ages 5 – 14.

NAFFL is dedicated to giving back to the community, and so when players register with the coupon code SCHOOL,  they will donate $10 to the school where players are enrolled, and they will receive $10 off their registration. More information can be found on their website https://www.newtonareaflagfootball.com/ and on the attached flyer here: Flag Football.

NAFFL offers the following:

  • a safe environment and sport
  • respect for rules
  • fun while still being competitive
  • boosts confidence
  • perseverance
  • builds community
  • weekly exercise
  • an understanding of the importance of playing/working together as a team
  • good sportsmanship

Newton Area Flag Football League (NAFFL)

The NAFFL season begins on September 2nd with pre-season scrimmages and then regular season games starting September 9th at the recently renovated Daly Field on Nonantum Road. Games take less than one hour and are held on Sundays between 4:00 and 9:00 pm. All games are coached, professionally refereed and scored. Registration guarantees each player 8 games, including playoffs. Divisions are available for kids ages 5 – 14.

NAFFL is dedicated to giving back to the community, and so when players register with the coupon code SCHOOL,  they will donate $10 to the school where players are enrolled, and they will receive $10 off their registration. More information can be found on their website https://www.newtonareaflagfootball.com/ and on the attached flyer here: Flag Football.

NAFFL offers the following:

  • a safe environment and sport
  • respect for rules
  • fun while still being competitive
  • boosts confidence
  • perseverance
  • builds community
  • weekly exercise
  • an understanding of the importance of playing/working together as a team
  • good sportsmanship

A New STEAM-Focused Middle School After School Program

Announcing the Makers’ Corner. Is your middle schooler a creative engineer? Analytic artist? Comedic cinematographer? Above all, do they love to MAKE things and learn new ways to build, program, and design the world around them? They are all invited to come join a community of makers at the Makers’ Corner!

A brand new branch of programming presented by the established Underwood After School Program,  the Makers’ Corner makerspace, will enable access to a wide variety of sophisticated STEAM skills and materials in a free-flow, high-choice environment. With flexible scheduling options, students can enroll for one to five days a week, for full or half afternoons, and even club-only options for limited 6- to 8-week runs.

Skills and activities offered in the Makers’ Corner will include 3-D design and printing, stop-motion animation, sewing by hand and machine, electronics and robotics, engineering and construction challenges, Scratch computer programming, a variety of arts programming including printmaking, painting, kinetic sculpture, and much more. The Makers’ Corner environment will allow participants to join a pre-planned activity or learn a new skill each day, or work at their own pace on their own projects, either individually or collaboratively with peers. For students attending the full afternoon, time and resources will also be available for homework completion and physical recreation.

For more information, email Kate Finnan at kate@underwoodafterschool.org, or call 617-244-1810. To register, visit www.underwoodafterschool.org, and scroll down to click, “Click here to apply today!”

Check out the flyer: Maker’s Corner