Category Archives: Community Notes

Newton’s Bill’s Pizza is seeking Community Support

The Brown PTO is grateful for Bill’s Pizza’s generosity over the years. They are quick to donate gift cards and food to the PTO when asked and also donate a percentage of sales through our Take-Out Tuesdays fundraisers.   If you would like to make a donation, you can CLICK HERE.

2022 Newton Schools Foundation Honor Thy Teacher

Our Newton Public School teachers and staff have done an amazing job this year under challenging conditions.  If you’re looking for a way to say “Thank You!” to your child’s teacher or other school staff as this school year comes to a close, please consider Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher campaign. It’s an opportunity for families to thank school personnel by giving a gift to Newton Schools Foundation in their honor, while also complying with the Newton Public Schools’ teacher gift policy.

Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization that raises funds to advance educational excellence and equity throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift will fund NSF grants for promising educational initiatives, professional development, and programs that address inequities.  To learn more about the programs NSF funds, visit our website.

NSF will notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift, share the honoree names with the Superintendent and principals, list all honorees on the NSF website, and gift them with a Certificate of Honor and a “2022 Honor Thy Teacher Honoree” magnet that they can proudly display.

It’s easy to donate online, or you can mail your donation to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the names of the teachers and/or staff you are honoring.

THANK YOU for your donation!

Newton PTO Council Community Announcements

Please click on the  Community Notes Page for listings of events going on in Newton.


We are thrilled to bring back our fireworks spectacular as well as the other beloved activities that are a part of our community celebration!

Newton Food Pantry

The Newton Food Pantry is now serving over 1,800 Newton residents experiencing food insecurity at the renovated City Hall basement location, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue. Clients are able to shop for items, selecting from a variety of dry goods, fresh produce, dairy, proteins, personal care items and culturally-relevant foods.

Walk-in shopping hours are every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm.

Our shoppers must be Newton residents (with the exception of Newton-based college students and staff), provide proof of residency and complete a New Client Registration Form, found here. The form is translated in four languages, as is our Get Help page.

In addition to our pantry, the Newton Food Pantry, in collaboration with other local businesses and organizations, opened the Newton Community freedge in March of 2021. The freedge is a free refrigerator and pantry open all day, every day to anyone. No forms or Newton residency required. The freedge is located at 420 Watertown Street, in the Central Drapery and Dry Cleaning parking lot.

Details and QR codes can be found on the attached flyers. These are ready for printing and handing out, or for electronic distribution. If you would like copies of these flyers, let us know, and we can provide.

Families can reach out to Sindy Wayne, our Newton Food Pantry Vice President and Community Partner & Client Liaison with any questions.