Former Horace Mann parent and experienced tutor is available this SUMMER! Haralie has worked in the Wellesley Public Schools and currently works in the Winchester Public Schools and at MassBay Community College and tutors K-5th grade students in Reading, Writing and Math. Each visit is a positive and fun learning experience! Please contact Haralie Alpert, M.Ed., MS at email@example.com or 617-630-0608.
This summer, the Lumos Young Speakers Program is running a public speaking and debate program for students in grade 4-6. Your child will love Lumos’s friendly instructors and fun activities as they learn about:
- Speaking Confidence
- Impromptu Speaking
- Debate Basics
- Argumentation and Reasoning
Right now you can use the code COMMUNITY to get $125.00 off. To register, go to lumosdebate.com/1-week-public-speaking-program/.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-901-4564 with any questions.
July 23rd – 27th or July 30th – August 3rd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Flexible summer scheduling makes now an ideal time to try piano lessons. Berklee and New England Conservatory graduate with 30+ years teaching experience. Beginners welcome. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring teacher. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or email@example.com.
Help shoot down cancer at Basketball Together, a new basketball camp for 5th – 8th graders whose family members are battling or have battled cancer. Basketball Together was founded by two Newton North High School rising seniors, Christian Hahm and Ezra Pemstein, who have personal experiences with family members facing cancer
treatments. Christian and Ezra have found solace in basketball and now want to help others like them better cope with the challenges they face.
Basketball Together focuses both on improving basketball skills (drills, shooting, passing) as well as developing coping skills to enhance emotional well-being. Faculty from Boston
University’s School of Social Work will be leading small group activities to explore the healing process.
Basketball Together is hosted by Newton Community Education and made possible by the generous support of the Newton North Athletic Department (Director Tom Giusti and basketball coaches Paul Connolly and Tom Donnellan), Newton Community Education (Program Director, Lisa Rucinski) and Newton North High School (Principal, Henry Turner).
For Grades 5 – 8, boys and girls. Open to all who have a close family member who is battling or has had to battle cancer. Fee: based on a sliding scale ($25 to $195). Code: cancercamp. Register here https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=11852 –
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-559-6995.
August 6th – 10th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newton Community Education, 457 Walnut St, Newton
This camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Newton Health Department.
Looking for Summer and Fall dance class options? All That Jazz Dance Studio in Nonantum is still accepting registration for their award winning dance classes! It is not too late to sign up for summer week-long dance intensives or an 8-week class session. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is ongoing as well.
Please contact Miss Deb Lifson Vogel, Studio Director and also a fellow Newton Parent, at email@example.com or 617-641-0784 for more information about this wonderful dance community. Register online at www.allthatjazznewton.com!
School is about to be out for summer, and what better way to spend it than at Newton Community Farm!. Don’t delay and register today! Limited spaces available
See the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton.
Programs for toddlers through middle school start in June and run until August 24th. Have a high schooler? Check out the high school intern programs!
Financial assistance available. See flyer here.
Students are immersed in:
- Playing together in Rock Bands/String Ensembles
- Trying New Instruments
- Composition/Song Writing
- Music Theory
- Music Games
For Ages 6 and up. All instruments and skill levels welcome! Students bring their own lunch and snacks. No nuts please!
The Conservatory at Highlands
51 Winchester Street, #203, Newton Highlands
A Typical Camp Day:
9:00 am Arival9:15 am Warm up
10:00 am Music Game/Theory/Ear Training
11:00 am Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
1:15 pm Recording/Songwriting/Music projects
2:30 pm Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
4:00 pm Pick up (after-care option available)
Join a music filled summer!
Parents! Have your elementary school aged child or children join Kid’s Yoga Creativity Camp with Tracy Affonso. Tracy is a former Newton Public Schools teacher and an experienced yoga instructor. Kids love her classes so please join in!
Each class begins with breathing/mindfulness exercises designed to help you focus on the present moment. Following warm-up, you’ll have a fun-filled, active yoga class culminating with a guided relaxation.
After the yoga session, you’ll make a different art project each day—from mandalas out of rocks, shells, and feathers; to gratitude rocks; to worry dolls—projects will be linked to the theme of the day that’s introduced through your mindfulness exercises.
August 6th – 10th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon $275.00 Siblings – 20% off
Artemis Yoga in Watertown
Did you know that more than 1300 girls and 250 volunteers participate in Newton Girls Soccer each season?!?! For 40 years, they have occupied a special place not only in our city but in the world of youth soccer, as one of the only programs focusing exclusively on the needs of girls. NGS strives to give each player the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a supportive and rewarding environment that emphasizes fun, individual skills development, teamwork and sportsmanship, all at a level that fits her interest and ability.
Registration is now open for the Newton Girls Soccer Fall 2018 Juniors and City Soccer Programs. The NGS Juniors and City programs offer a recreation-focused soccer experience that emphasizes fun, health and exercise. Programs are open to girls entering Kindergarten through 9th grade who live in or attend school in Newton. Players of all skill levels are welcome to register.
The 10-week fall season starts on September 8th and ends November 10th. Games are played on Saturdays; players in Grade 2 and up also have one practice per week. The
registration fee is $180.00 for the season. If you register before August 1st, you’ll receive a $50.00 early registration discount. Late registrations are accepted, but players must be registered by August 1st to be guaranteed a spot on a team.
As a community-based program, each team includes a mix of girls from multiple neighboring schools. However, we honor one mutual friend request per player for girls registered by August 1st and make every effort to place players on a team with at least one schoolmate.
Saturdays are free all summer long! Guests must present a valid ID at the front desk. Summer Programs begin the week of June 18th. Keep your mind and body active all summer long with programs to keep you and your children busy.
Summer program highlights:
• Swim lessons for all ages, with day and time options to fit every schedule!
• TRX suspension training for ages 55+
• Youth basketball league
• Summer Session, a youth music writing and recording program for ages 12+
• And more!
View all summer programs and register online at wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.
Pick-Up Ultimate Frisbee for Adults
The West Suburban YMCA is offering Wednesday night pick-up ultimate frisbee on the New Balance Track & Field. Meet on the turf field at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays, June 27th through August 8th (no frisbee on July 4). Cost is $10 to drop-in. Please contact Chris Ellison, Sports and Recreation Director, at 617-244-6050 x3806 for more information.
Pickleball is Back!
Join us Tuesdays from 9:30 am-11:30 am and take up a new sport: Pickleball! What’s Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. All are welcome. $5 drop-in fee.
Summer is upon us, and there’s a camp experience to fit every child’s needs!
• Camp Pikati is a summer day camp at the West Suburban YMCA, offering a traditional camp option or sports camp option, for children ages 3-15.
• Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor summer day camp in Wayland, MA for ages 6-15.
• Camp Frank A. Day is an overnight camp in East Brookfield, MA for ages 7-15.
Registration for summer camp is ongoing, but sessions are beginning to fill. For more information, visit wsymca.org or contact Camping Services at 617-244-6050 x3008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Suburban YMCA Center for Creative Arts Outdoor Concert & BBQ – June 16th
Join the Y’s Center for Creative Arts (YCCA) for their final concert of the school year hosted at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre! There will be food, games and music all day long for friends and family. Music starts at 10:00 am. For more information, contact Kevin O’Connell at email@example.com.
Annual Golf Tournament – June 18th
Join Y Staff and Volunteers on Monday, June 18th for our Annual Golf Tournament being held at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord. The golf tournament is a fun day on the course and supports the Y’s Annual Campaign, providing financial assistance to local families in need. For more information or to register as an individual, contact Sara Pollock DeMedeiros at 617-244-6050 x3099.
World’s Largest Swim Lesson – June 21st
The West Suburban YMCA is participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, a global event designed to build awareness and generate attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. The Y is offering several time options throughout the day on June 21st for children and families to access a free swim lesson. Visit wsymca.org for more information and to register.
Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs
The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.