Category: Community Notes

Metrowest Travel Basketball registration is open

Join over 350 Newton youth basketball players in the Metrowest Basketball program. The program stresses basketball skills and sportsmanship in a fun, competitive environment.  Girls and boys in 4th-8th grades who live in Newton or attend Newton schools through the METCO program are eligible.

New players are welcome.  Volunteer coaches are needed.  Tryouts begin on October 15th and continue through October 24th.  Pre-registration is required.  Full details and on-line registration is available at www.newtonbball.com.

Learn more about anxiety disorders

Minding Your Mind and the Newton After School Association present the original movie documentary Angst, a film created to open up the conversation about anxiety and provide tools, resources and hope. Appropriate for all adults and children ages 10 and up. Some scenes may trigger those who have anxiety.  Additional information is available here: Angst.

Admission $15.00 per person. Registration in advance at: mindingyourmind.org/events/angst-newton/.

October 15th, 6:30 pm
Newton Free Library

Earn Dollars for Newton Schools

Enter a Fall competition to earn donations to five local schools. Earn points for your team by attending sessions, burning calories, and bringing new friends to Cardio High. Each school will receive a donation and the top team will earn a bonus donation.

You can also win free classes, sweatshirts, and gift cards through special challenges.

Not associated with any school? No problem. They’ll assign you to a team, so you can compete and be eligible for the challenges.

The five schools eligible to win donations include:
1.Williams Elementary School
2.Burr Elementary School
3.Angier Elementary School
4.Newton North High School
5.Newton South High School

Ready to join the competition?
Reply to this email with “IN” and name the team you wish to join. If you don’t have a team preference, reply with “IN + assign me” and we will assign you to a team.

Ways to earn points:

  • Check-in to Cardio High on Facebook = 10 points per check-in
  • Tag Cardio High in a post on Facebook or Instagram = 10 points per post
  • Attend a session = 20 points for men/40 points for women
  • Burn calories = points equal to 10% of calories burned during a Cardio High session
  • Refer a new friend to Cardio High = 100 points per friend referred
  • Run in the Paddy’s 5k Road Race wearing a Cardio High t-shirt. T-shirt provided = 100 points

Performance class for 5th-12 graders

The perfect program for players of any sport looking to improve their game outside of their weekly team practices. At Chestnut Hill Soccer Club’s Performance program, players will improve their strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, power and speed so they can attain their highest potential and prevent injuries.

Classes held during weekday afternoons at HealthWorks in Chestnut Hill.  Visit https://www.chestnuthillsc.com/performance for more information.

ActiveMinds Tutoring

Let ActiveMinds Tutoring help your child get off to a strong start. They’ve provided effective, personalized, convenient tutoring services in the Greater Boston area for 12 years. Offerings include all academic subjects and standardized test prep (ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT).

Email or call  to learn more about their expert tutors. Reserve your tutor today at
617-227-2225 or info@activemindstutoring.com or visit www.activemindstutoring.com!

Correction: Spots Open in 2nd (not 1st) Grade Brownie Troop!

Parents of second grade girls, Troop 82115 is looking for Girl Scouts to meet every other Monday during the school year starting October 1st, 3:30-4:45 pm at the Auburndale Community Library.

As a Brownie your girl will earn badges, do projects that helps others, explore nature & the outdoors, and most of all have fun and make new friends along the way. Some parent or guardian involvement is required from each family, since the troop is entirely volunteer run.

To sign up go to https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html. For questions feel free to reach out to co-leaders Julie and Meghan at julie.swersey@gmail.com & megmmurphy@hotmail.com.

Help wanted

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with Newton’s beloved Halloween Window Painting Contest.  Volunteers will collect vendor/store release forms for a few hours during September and October, and also tape up banners on October 25th & 26th on store windows so students know where to paint.

This is a very easy, fun and flexible way to get in your steps and make Halloween spook-tacular for all Newton kids!  Email Lori Lass at lorilass@gmail.com or call 617-332-9694 if you can help.

Donate to the Centre Street Food Pantry and help them reach the goal!

On September 23rd, the Centre Street Food Pantry will participate in The Ride for Food.  It is their biggest community fundraiser, and the money raised allows them to provide hundreds of families in Newton and  surrounding communities with food and other basic necessities.

Please consider donating to the CSFP team to support the riders and help them reach their goal of $25,000.

Here’s the link https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/166463 m  or donate at www.centrestfoodpantry.org