Category: Education/Enrichment

Learn about a proposed health regulation at the Public Listening session


A public health regulation is proposed to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes to adult-only (21+) stores.

A public listening session regarding this draft regulation will be held in early October. Learn more here: www.tinyurl.com/NewtonEcigs

October 3rd, 7:00 – 9:000 pm
City Council Chambers, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

Outbreak of Serious Vaping Related Lung Illness

Public health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette and marijuana vaping devices.

Newton Health and Human Services strongly urges residents to consider not using any e-cigarette or vaping products until more information has been determined. And we continue to encourage parents to speak with your children about never using any vape products.

Please click here for more information and to read the entire advisory. http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health_n_human_services/public/tobacco_and_e_cigarettes.asp

Newton’s Top Chefs Cook for a Great Cause: Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Newton Food Pantry ‘s Newton’s Community Table (NCT) fundraiser. NCT is a unique event where guests can experience the tastes of some of Newton’s best restaurants and feel good knowing that all proceeds will go to benefit our community.

Please visit www.foodfornewton.com for details and tickets. This event will sell out quickly, so purchase your ticket today!

October 17th, 6:30-9:30 pm
The Windsor Club

For additional information see Newton’s Community Table

Sign up for the NewtonSTEM newsletter

NewtonSTEM.org publishes a weekly newsletter of announcements about Science/Tech/Engineering/Math relevant to Newton students, parents, teachers, and community volunteers.

Sign up for the weekly email here http://newtonstem.org/email-list/, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Now in its ninth year, NewtonSTEM is a clearinghouse for information about STEM achievements, events, opportunities, and resources, both in and outside of school, specifically relevant to Newton.

For more information — or to submit announcements — email info@newtonstem.org.

Free webinar about navigating insurance for mental health treatments

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing their free “What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance” webinar  In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert presenters will discuss important considerations for choosing a health insurance plan, ways to overcome insurers’ barriers to care like prior authorization and inadequate networks, and what is need to appeal insurance decisions.

This program is designed for family caregivers and adults concerned about paying for a loved one’s treatment. Please share this email with anyone who may find the information helpful. Register today to receive the recorded webinar to be released October 23rd, 12:00 pm. After the webinar, complete an online evaluation to receive a copy of the “Coping with Stress” brochure!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Arielle Cohen at 781-890-0220 or
ari@familyaware.org if you have any questions about this upcoming program.

 

Free webinar about navigating insurance for mental health treatments

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing their free “What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance” webinar  In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert presenters will discuss important considerations for choosing a health insurance plan, ways to overcome insurers’ barriers to care like prior authorization and inadequate networks, and what is need to appeal insurance decisions.

This program is designed for family caregivers and adults concerned about paying for a loved one’s treatment. Please share this email with anyone who may find the information helpful. Register today to receive the recorded webinar to be released October 23rd, 12:00 pm. After the webinar, complete an online evaluation to receive a copy of the “Coping with Stress” brochure!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Arielle Cohen at 781-890-0220 or
ari@familyaware.org if you have any questions about this upcoming program.

 

Yoga and Meditation for Children

Nurturing the body, mind, and heart in 8 Tuesday sessions. For ages 7-10.

This class will offer children a joyful yoga and meditation experience. Children will develop a practice that engages the body through yoga poses, balance, strength, and flexibility. Partner and group activities, movement, and games will encourage awareness of the body, cooperation, and support for one another. Breath work  and short meditations will invite children to experience a sense of calm and connection. Confidence, self-esteem, concentration, a strong mind/body connection, and a sense of freedom and joy are just a few of the many benefits of yoga meditation practice.

This class is taught by Michelle Bissanti.* To register, visit thebcccp.com or contact Michelle directly at michelle@heartseedwisdompractices.com

Cost $136.00
September 17th – November 12th (excluding November 5th)
The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice
796 Beacon Street, Newton Centre

 

 

Michellehasbeenanelementaryeducatorandayogaandmeditationteacherinbothpublicandprivateelementary schoolsforover20years. You can learn more about Michelle and her work at https://www.heartseedwisdompractices.com

Openings for September 2020 preschool

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September of 2020.

The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.

The program serves children 2.9-5 years old from 7:00 am-5:00 pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available.

The teachers hold M.Ed.’s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of and Secondary Education. The program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour at  kevin_lenane@newton.k12.ma.us or 617-559-6533. For more information, visit the website http://newtonsouthpreschoolprogram.weebly.com/

Openings for September 2020 preschool

Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September of 2020.

The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.

The program serves children 2.9-5 years old from 7:00 am-5:00 pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available.

The teachers hold M.Ed.’s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of and Secondary Education. The program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour at  kevin_lenane@newton.k12.ma.us or 617-559-6533. For more information, visit the website http://newtonsouthpreschoolprogram.weebly.com/