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Honor Thy Teacher Campaign

Don’t miss your chance to thank teachers and staff who made a difference to your child this year! Making a donation to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program is a great way to do this. Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or if you have children in the upper grades, you will have already received a letter by mail.

To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing educational excellence, including teachers’ professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools. Teachers, as well as their Principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and if you donate by July 31st their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB.

First Lego League Info night

The Newton LigerBots are hosting a First Lego League (FLL) and Jr. FLL Info Night for elementary and middle school aged students and parents.  FLL is the FIRST LEGO robotics competition for fourth through eighth graders. Junior FLL is a project-based FIRST program for children in grades K – 3.

In addition to building and programming LEGO robots, each year’s themed FLL challenge a project for which team members brainstorm and present creative solutions to real life problems. This year, all the FIRST competitions will be space themed and the FLL game is titled “Into Orbit”. The presentation is aimed primarily at parents, but kids are also welcome to come and learn more about the FLL program and participate in STEM related activities. Eastern MA Champion FLL team The Day Dragons will join current LigerBots students and coaches who have participated in FLL in the past will lead a presentation with general information on FLL as well as on how to start your own team. There will be demonstrations of EV3 robots, STEM activities, and people to answer any questions you may have. Email fll@ligerbots.com for more information.

June 20th, 7:00  – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School, Film Lecture Hall (just off the front entrance at Tiger Drive)
457 Walnut Street

July 4th Celebration in Newton

Kids’ Morning on July 4th, 10:00 am – 12 Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace. Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream, candy and drinks complete the morning celebration – courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.

Afternoon/Evening Events on July 4th, Noon – 10:00 pm – Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex

The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, face painting, craft vendor booths and food trucks. Look for the Circus Arts performances from students and staff of Gravity Alternative Movement! Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band (courtesy of the Village Bank) for music and dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9:00 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! In the event of rain, the concert and fireworks will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for details.

Attention Angier, Bowen, Franklin, Horace Mann, Memorial Spaulding and Ward Schools

Volunteers from Angier, Bowen, Franklin, Horace Mann, Memorial Spaulding and Ward Schools are needed for a School Survey.

Green Newton’s Schools Connections Group in collaboration with Newton’s Department of Environmental Affairs, needs volunteers to conduct a recycling survey on “waste, recycling and composting practices” in the schools listed above.

Volunteers from other Newton schools have offered to conduct the survey, which involves documenting observations by doing a walk-through of the school. Some questions may require communication with custodial staff, administrative staff, or faculty. We ask that volunteers read through the assessment BEFORE starting it, and please plan for a few hours or so to complete it in the next few weeks if possible.

Here’s the survey: Sustainable Materials Management Survey.

The data to be collected will help to better focus city resources on significantly improving the sustainability of our schools. Please contact info@greennewton.org to let us know if you are interested in volunteering for this project.

Dog Licenses and Off-Leash permits

Dogs residing in Newton must be licensed by April 1st every year. Persons with dogs, please see this important information.