Category Archives: From Newton Public Schools

Emergency Text Messages

A note from the Newton Public Schools:

The Newton Public Schools has implemented an emergency text messaging system. In the event of an emergency, NPS will alert you via text on your cell phone. Please note that this system will ONLY be used for emergencies, including weather-related school closings or delays. It will not be used to share information about regular school events or operations.

To receive emergency text messages, you MUST opt-in to receive text messages. You can do this by logging into Aspen and selecting “yes” in the drop-down box below your cell phone number in the contact information section.

Newton Public Schools Job openings

NPS is actively interviewing for the following job openings:


See the flier here and apply online at

NPS Responsive Home Workshops – Tuesday, March 15 and Thursday, April 7, 6:30-8:30pm

The tools of Responsive Classroom can be used to create a calm, supportive and encouraging environment at home, too! Parents and guardians are invited to join a workshop to learn practical  strategies to creating positive behavior at home, including:

  • Family Meeting
  • House Rules
  • Interactive Modeling
  • Positive Language
  • Logical Consequences
  • Choice
  • Quiet Time

The workshops will take place in Room 210 at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton, and are open to the public, no registration needed. They will be taught by Amy Kelly, District Leader of Social and Emotional Learning, Newton Public Schools. For more information, please contact Kathy Marchi, SEL Dept., at or 617-559-6139.

2015-2016 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Newton Public Schools offers healthy free and reduced breakfast and lunch meals every school day to all children if their parent or caretaker applies via a Massachusetts Free and Reduced Price Schools Meals Household Application and is approved.  Continue reading

Brown Middle School Report Card 2014

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Please click here to view a 2-page overview of our school’s 2014 “report card”. Report cards answer important questions about a school’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

The 2014 complete school report card can be accessed at

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:  Continue reading