January Happenings

Newton Public School Committee Meeting

On Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Newton Public School Committee meeting, the district will provide information on the 2023-24 school year budget. The presentation will include specific information on the proposed override and its impact on the district budget. The superintendent will describe how override funding will be utilized if approved, as well as the impact to students if the override is not approved and funding is not available. Please consider attending the School Committee Meeting on Monday to learn more. Details for logging in and listening virtually are below:

Newton School Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/390017072

Call-in information: 1-646-558-8656

Call-in meeting ID: 390 017 072

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important budget discussion.

Kindergarten 2023-2024 Registration Information

Welcome to the Kindergarten Class of 2023! In order to join the kindergarten class in September 2023, your child must turn five years old prior to September 1, 2023. This means that your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2023.

For more general and registration information, please see the full Cabot Cubs newsletter here.


School Transfer Requests for 2023-2024

Each year, the Newton Public Schools consider applications for Newton students to transfer to a school outside of their home (assigned) district. School Transfer placements are limited and made on a space available basis.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year can be submitted online between March 1 and May 1, 2023. The online form will be available on our website at www.newton.k12.ma.us in the “Registration” section.

Interested families may contact the Elementary Education Office (grades K-5) at 617-559-6105, the Secondary Education Office (grades 6-12) at 617-559-6115 or via email at registration@newton.k12.ma.us for additional information.

Middle School Feeder Pattern 

On Mon. Dec. 19th, the school committee voted to support the “Cabot-Split” option to address the identified enrollment challenges at both Bigelow and Day Middle Schools.  This decision will change the feeder pattern for Cabot Elementary School students.  Cabot students will now attend either Bigelow Middle School OR Day Middle School for 6th grade, depending upon their address.  For reference, you can see the map that will determine the school your student will attend here:

Cabot-Split Option - Map

Please note: the map shows the current Cabot Elementary District.  Students with addresses within the blue outlined part of the map will feed to Bigelow (this includes addresses on both sides of Harvard Street, Harvard Circle, and both sides of Blake Street).  Cabot students who reside outside of the Cabot district (faculty/staff students, students residing in Boston, and out-of-assigned district students at Cabot) will attend Bigelow.


Inclement Weather Notification 

As we approach winter weather, we want to share information related to school closings. As a reminder, the decision to close or delay school is made by the superintendent, in consultation with the Police Department and the Department of Public Works. Safety is our number one priority as we consider the weather forecast, as well as street, sidewalk, and school parking lot conditions. We are very sensitive to the childcare challenges that you face when schools are closed and only do so if our analysis indicates we should. 

You will be notified of school closing via email, text, phone, website, television news, and social media. Please make sure your contact information is updated in Aspen so that we are able to reach you in a timely manner (Aspen Login Link) If you do not remember your Aspen login information, please email: aspen@newton.k12.ma.us 

Please visit this webpage for additional details:

School Closings Due to Weather Webpage


2023 MCAS Dates

ELA: 3/27 (Grade 3), 3/28 (Grade 3), 4/3 (Grade 4), 4/4 (Grade 4),
4/10 (Grade 5), 4/11 (Grade 5)

Math: 4/27 (Grade 3), 4/28 (Grade 3), 5/4 (Grade 4), 5/5 (Grade 4),
5/11 (Grade 5), 5/12 (Grade 5)

Science: 5/22, 5/23

Cabot Spring Fling 
Saturday, April 29 at 7pm

Spring Fling is an event hosted at Cabot School with auction items, food, and drinks for parents and caregivers that helps raise money for Cabot. We are looking for volunteers to join a fun committee to help get auction items, plan the night of logistics, plan the food and drinks, help with communications. No experience needed; join in and help create a fun night for Cabot parents and caregivers. For more information or if you would like to join, please email: cabotpto.springfling@gmail.com


Newton Youth Lacrosse Spring 2023 Registration

Learn to play North America’s oldest team sport and the fastest game on two feet! Newton Youth Lacrosse 2023 season registration is now open for boys in 1st through 8th grades, and beginners of any age are welcome!

NYL is dedicated to providing Newton boys and their families with a community-based developmental lacrosse program. Boys will have an opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse while being placed on evenly balanced teams to play against neighboring towns. We focus on equal playing time for all, and emphasize learning, mentorship, sportsmanship, and above all, fun! We welcome NEW players at any age or grade (we typically have many new middle school players each year). Financial aid is available for qualifying families. 

Practices start in March and end in June, and games are played on Sundays starting in April. Learn more about the program at http://newtonyouthlacrosse.com/ and register at http://newtonyouthlacrosse.com/registration

Please contact Jason Boggs with any questions about the program or to be connected with a current NYL parent: jboggs15@gmail.com


Newton Parks & Rec Winter Classes / Summer Camps Fair

From ice skating lessons to indoor pickleball to fused glass classes, Newton Parks & Rec is hosting a range of classes this winter! Don’t miss the Summer Camps and Programs Fair on Sunday, January 29 from 12:00 - 3:00 in Newton North High School’s cafeteria to check out the programs Parks, Recreation & Culture, Newton Public Schools, Health and Human Services, and Historic Newton are offering in Newton this summer. 

For details, visit https://newtonma.myrec.com/


Join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210!

Boys and girls grades 1-5 are invited to join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210. Scouting is a great opportunity to make new friendships and learn new skills. We have an exciting year planned, with fun activities including camping, hiking, Pinewood Derby, outdoor activities, community service, and monthly Den/Pack meetings.

Email Colin at (c.elliott.murphy@gmail.com) with questions or if you’re interested in joining. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!

NPS Lunch Program

Once again this year, Massachusetts will provide free meals in schools. However, the program this year is different from the last two years. First meals are free for all students.  However, second meals must be paid for with cash or the MySchool Bucks account.  Please click HERE to access the Cabot Cubs Newsletter for further explanation.


Girls on the Run Parent Volunteers Needed!

(GOTR) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program enhances girls’ social, emotional, and physical skills, and has reached 2 million girls across the country. 

You can read more here and please email Stacey.Haynes@girlsontherun.org with questions or to express interest.


PTO Volunteer Opportunities!
There are a number of ways you can help Cabot!

Click here for more info!

Questions? Email cabotpto.copresident@gmail.com

ASA Hoops Holiday Clinics

ASA Hoops is offering School Holiday Clinics throughout the winter for boys and girls ages 7-15 in Newton: December, MLK Day & February break. In addition, after-school and Saturday skills training takes place at 1337 Centre St. 

Since 1997, ASA has been serving the Newton community offering camps, clinics, skills trainin,g and AAU basketball. We hope to see you soon! Register at asahoops.com / Contact: Coachb@asahoops.com

Spring Softball Registration Now Open!

Registration for Spring Rec 2023 Softball is open! Sign up your player(s) in the appropriate grade level division HERE. Sign up now and check it off your to-do list! For any questions, please contact info@newtongirlssoftball.org


Upcoming Events

NPS Committee Meeting
Mon. Jan. 23rd, 6:30pm (via Zoom) 
5th Grade Concert 
Wed. Jan. 25th, 7pm
Early Release Day (Dismissal at 12:10pm)
Thurs. Feb. 2nd
School Spirit Day
Fri. Feb. 3rd
School Comm. Meeting
Thurs. Feb. 9th, 8:30-9:30am
Winter Recess (No School)
Feb. 20th - Feb. 24th

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