Category Archives: Community Notes

Newton Schools Foundation grants $85,500 to NPS for student access to online learning

Newton Schools Foundation this week approved a grant of up to $85,500 for the Newton Public Schools to purchase 300 Chromebooks for students who need access to online learning during school closures. NSF is committed to closing gaps in achievement and opportunity as part of its mission to advance educational excellence and equity in the Newton Public Schools. When the schools closed unexpectedly, NSF committed to working with school administrators to make available the balance of unrestricted NSF grant funds for this year for emerging system needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district has already distributed more than 400 Chromebooks to families. As additional requests for Chromebooks continue to come in, this NSF grant will help the Newton Public Schools fulfill the need to support remote learning for students who otherwise wouldn’t have access to educational opportunities online. For more information or to donate click www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org.

Student Volunteer Group for COVID-19

Learn about the Greater Boston hub of Students Against Corona, a worldwide student volunteer organization. This organization works to connect low-risk volunteers to at-risk people to help them with everyday tasks such as grocery shopping, walking the dog, etc.

Recently, the worldwide organization has been getting media attention such as the Oxford branch appearing on a BBC News article. Let’s help to spread awareness to better help our community during this crisis. Please click here to see the flyer with additional information.

Feedthefight

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Newton, FeedthefightBoston was founded to support local restaurants by feeding healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. Within the first week of operation, FeedthefightBoston raised enough to feed more than 1,000 healthcare workers in 4 major hospitals with healthy meals purchased from local Newton restaurants.

Donations of $500.00 or greater allow donors to select a favorite restaurant for a meal delivery donation.

Please visit www.feedthefightbos.com  or Facebook at FeedthefightBoston or Instagram at FeedthefightBoston

Virtual Guitar Teacher for Beginners

Check out a great opportunity for kids/parents sheltering at home. You just need a guitar and desire to have fun and learn some chords and songs. Half hour lessons. Max Greenberg can get you started and advance your level.

It’s lots of fun. Mandolin beginners too. Please contact him at Max_Greenberg@yahoo.com for more information.

Virtual Guitar Teacher for Beginners

Check out a great opportunity for kids/parents sheltering at home. You just need a guitar and desire to have fun and learn some chords and songs. Half hour lessons. Max Greenberg can get you started and advance your level.

It’s lots of fun. Mandolin beginners too. Please contact him at Max_Greenberg@yahoo.com for more information.