June Happenings

  

Cabot Fair & Yard Sale is Saturday, June 15th!!

Cabot Fair Volunteers Needed!  

Please sign up today.  We need your help to make this event happen!  Cabot 5th graders & Cabot alums are welcome to sign up for a slot!
 
Sign up Here!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cabot Spirit Days for the Month of June!

 

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Bus Registration for 2024-25 School Year is OPEN!

Bus Registration for 2024-25 School Year is OPEN!

Bus registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open. All students who wish to ride the bus MUST register for a bus pass.

 

Register and pay via MySchoolBucks. Follow these instructions once logged into MySchoolBucks. Installment payment plans are available. More information on bus registration can be found on our NPS Bus Registration webpage.

 

A reminder about changes implemented last year:

 

  1. The bus fee is $400 with a family cap of two passes ($800.)

  2. All elementary students who reside LESS than 2 miles from their elementary school and wish to ride the bus must pay a bus fee.

  3. Students in Grades K-6 who reside MORE than 2 miles from their school and wish to ride the bus DO NOT pay a bus fee.

 

All students in grades 7-12 pay the bus fee if they wish to ride the bus. Please visit our NPS Bus Fee webpage for details.

 

Please use this link to determine your distance from your school.

 

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Cabot After School Enrollment for 2024-2025!

CASP is accepting applications for new students in all grades for the 2024-25 CASP year, beginning April 8th. Additional Information Here. To join our mailing list, provide your contact information Here.

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**Field Trip Season**
We would love Volunteers!

All adult volunteers at Cabot need to submit a CORI/SORI form and show their government-issued ID at the Cabot School main office. It is valid for two years, so if it has been a while, you may need a refresher.

 

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Grade 5 Graduation Date

Grade 5 graduation will take place on June 20th! The event will begin at 9:00 AM. Details about graduation and all future grade 5 celebrations will be sent out as the date gets closer. Family members and siblings are invited to attend.

 

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Welcome to the Kindergarten Class of 2024!

In order to register for kindergarten in September 2024, your child must turn five years old prior to September 1, 2024. This means that your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2024

  

You can download the Kindergarten 24-25 info flyer here and see the K-8 curriculum here

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Learn about First Lego League

Come to an information session about FIRST LEGO League (FLL), robotics for kids in grades K - 8, hosted by the LigerBots, Newton’s high school robotics team. There will be hands-on STEAM activities for kids while their parents are learning about FLL. There is no need for any prior experience in robotics or FIRST programs, and all are welcome!

 

The event will be at WPS Learning Lab, 160 Herrick Rd, Newton, MA, 02459, on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

 

If you would like to attend — or cannot attend but are interested — please fill out this form. For more info, please email fll@ligerbots.org or check out the LigerBots FLL website page and the FIRST website page describing this year’s FLL challenge.

 

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 Late arrival for students procedures

Students arriving after 8:20 need to check into the office to make sure they are not marked absent. We ask that parents please come in with their child to sign them in if they arrive late.

 

 

Snack time reminder

We have seen an increase in the number of students requesting snack from the office. Please try and remind your child to bring snack each day.

 

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Swag Alert!!!

 
 
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Want to Join the PTO?


We are currently looking for another co-president and would love to have someone join us for this fun and important position!

If interested, please email cabotpto.copresident@gmail.com and you can also click here to see all open slots! 

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Newton Celebration of Queer Culture

Celebration of Queer Culture (CQC) is a city-wide, youth-focused Pride event focused on education for parts of queer culture that are usually erased or taken out of the spotlight. Created by Rhiannon Esposito and Julia Dun Rappaport, two queer high-school students, we achieve this through a queer history segment, panel highlighting the intersectionality of local queer high schoolers, queer art display, an art activity, live music, and more!


If you are a queer artist, click on the poster graphic for
information about displaying your art at the event.


We will also have a separate space with an art activity for younger kids, as well as a resource fair with queer-centered community organizations. This year, CQC will take place on June 15, 2024 at Newton City Hall


For more information and the event layout, check out our
website, Instagram (@cqc_newton), or contact us at rhiespo@gmail.com and julia.elizabeth.dun.rappaport@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

 
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Newton's S.P.A.C.E Program

Newton’s S.P.A.C.E. (Summer Program for Academic and Creative Endeavors) is a four-week summer enrichment program run by the Newton Public Schools from July 1st through July 25th. Students entering kindergarten through 9th grade in the Fall 2024 are eligible to attend. We offer two programs - an upper camp (entering grade 5-entering grade 9 in the Fall of 2024) and a lower camp (entering kindergarten-entering grade 4).

 
Check out the S.P.A.C.E. Website for more info or Register Now!
Questions? space@newton.k12.ma.us

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Newton Neighbors
 
Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Come volunteer with Newton Neighbors, Newton’s mutual aid network. Volunteering is fun and a great way to connect to a network of thousands of other individuals making a difference in our community. Whether you are looking for school volunteer hours, wanting to make an impact in your community, or looking to fill some time, we want to hear from you. Check out our volunteer opportunities here and sign up for upcoming slots, or email us at neighbors@newtonneighbors.org.

 

 

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Goldfish Needham

For the month of May, all Goldfish across the country and in Canada compete to collect SAFER SWIMMER PLEDGES. The Safer Swimmer Pledge is a promise that the kiddos take with their family that they will have a safe summer around water. 


Goldfish is donating $1 for every pledge received to the US Swimming Foundation who help people get access to swim lessons even if they can’t afford it.  


Here's the link! https://goldfishswimschool.com/safer-swimmer-pledge

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Club Book & Joy

Check out the Newton-based online debating book club: Club Book & Joy designed for grades 1-6. All of our book club teachers are the current public school teachers in Massachusetts.

We provide a special coupon for students from Newton schools ($50 off).

 
 
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Newton Girls Softball
 
Registration for Spring Rec Softball is open! Our Rec program welcomes players, in grades K through 8, of all abilities and experience level playing softball. Sign up your player(s) at our web site. For any questions, please first read our policies and guidelines page on our web site.
 
 
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Newton Rec Tennis
 
Tennis Programs:

  Spring Tennis Programs for Kids and Adult are now online! Sign up fast as spots are going fast!! 

 

JXS Tennis Shirts will be given out to all registered players in the Spring.
We also have kids and adult Dunlop racquets you can purchase through JXS Tennis Academy. Start the season with great new equipment!

 

Private Lessons are in full swing with our amazing tennis pros.
Sign up online!
 

Spring Tennis Classes are online now for Adult Evening and Morning Classes as well as our amazing kids clinics.  The Spring Programs run May 6th through June 23rd. New Classes for kids are now opened at Stearns Park on Saturdays and Sundays!

 

Tennis Camps:
  Camp weeks of June 10th and June 17th are at Newton Lower Falls and are usually for private school children since they get done earlier than public schools.
 

Camp weeks (Full and Half Days) at Newton North and Newton South run from June 24th until August 23rd. Some weeks are close to full so don't miss out on the week you would like to join!


Clay Court Memberships:

  Registration is online now! The Clay Court season runs from the beginning of May and runs until the end of October.  Don't miss out on playing on our fantastic clay courts in Newton Centre. These are the only courts in Newton where you can sign up for a court online once you become a member.


To sign up for any of these programs go to: 
Newtonma.myrec.com

 
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Newton Youth Hockey

Newton Youth Hockey is accepting registrations for the girls ice hockey program for the 2024-25 season. NYH’s girls teams are for girls between 8 and 14 years old, born anytime in 2010 through 2015.

 

  If we get enough interest, we’ll hold a free skate for new players to try skating with some of the girls and coaches that are currently in the program. If you don’t already own hockey gear, but are interested in trying it, we will have some gear that you can borrow.

  Please go here to register or to find more information about the upcoming free skate and about the program as a whole.

  If you are unsure about what program would be right for your daughter, please reach out to our Registrar, Joe Haggerty at registrar@newtonyouthhockey.com, to discuss the options available.

  If you have any other questions, please reach out to us directly at president@newtonyouthhockey.com.

 
 
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Newton Lacrosse

Learn to play North America’s oldest team sport and the fastest game on two feet!  Newton Youth Lacrosse 2024 season registration is now open!

  NYL is a town-based program teaching and playing boys' lacrosse. We field teams at Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. NO PRIOR LACROSSE EXPERIENCE is NECESSARY – we welcome new players at EVERY level! Our season runs from April through early June, with practices twice a week with volunteer and professional coaches and games on Sundays against local towns.

  Learn more about our program and the sport of lacrosse on our website and follow us on Instagram at @newtonlax !

  Please contact us with any questions about the program or to be connected with a current NYL parent: registrar@newtonyouthlacrosse.com.

 
 

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Kids Soccer!

 

Garden City Kindergarten Soccer is a non-profit program that offers co-ed soccer programs in the Spring and Fall for PreK and kindergarten kiddos at Burr Elementary School in Auburndale.

 

Proceeds go to Newton Public School PTOs of the participants.

  Spring 2024 season runs Saturdays, April 20th - June 8th

 

9:00am-10:00am for the Pre-K Soccer League

  10:15am-11:15am for the K Soccer League

 

Please see the program details page for more details.

  Financial assistance is available. Please reach out by email to gcksnewton@gmail.com

  This program is run entirely by volunteers, and we have many opportunities for you to help!

 
 
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ASA Hoops

Since 1997 ASA has been serving the Newton community offering camps, clinics, skills training, and AAU basketball. This summer starting the week of 6/17 we will offer camps for boys and girls ages 7-15 in Newton.  Our camps will provide a positive yet competitive atmosphere where players can improve their game. Register at: asahoops.com / Contact: Coachb@asahoops.com.

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Newton Cub Scouts Pack 210

Boys and girls grades K-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, overnights, and monthly Den/Pack meetings. Our Dens meet monthly on Thursday evenings at the Carroll Center in Newton Centre. 

Please email Tom at (tom@tdwright.co.uk) with questions or if you’re interested in joining. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!

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Tennis Lessons

Looking to up your tennis game? You've come to the right place. Hi, my name is Powers Anderson. I'm 14 years old, attend Day Middle School and live in Newtonville. With tennis being one of my main focuses in life, I am constantly looking for new ways to improve so I decided, why not teach tennis lessons! I am looking to teach beginner/intermediate kids and am free most weekday afternoons. Text me at #917.969.6552

 
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Piano Lessons

Give the Gift of Music: Highly experienced piano teacher has openings for students, ages 4 through senior citizens in Newtonville. References available upon request. To learn more, contact Rachel Adler-Golden at 857-636-8324 or rachel.adlergolden@gmail.com.

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Need a House Cleaner?

You can support a Cabot parent! Offering quality, committed, responsible and punctual service! Free quotes available.

Contact: Priscila Martins Da Silva
(857)991-0952
cleaningladypriscila@gmail.com

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Cabot School Animal/Pet Policy
 

Due to safety, allergies, and student comfort level with animals especially dogs, dog/pets will not be permitted on school property, this includes the school playground, the front of the building, and other public areas outside of Cabot School or inside the school building. Having dogs on Cabot School property especially near the playground is causing high anxiety for students. This includes dogs on a leash as well.

Please adhere to the school committee policy on student safety in relation to animals in and around schools.  Click here for more info.

 

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Upcoming Events   

Cabot Fair & Yard Sale
Sat. June 15th, 10am-2pm

  

Final PTO Mtg. of the Year
Mon. June 17th, 8:20am at Cabot

Grade 4 Concert for Parents

Mon. June 17th, 9am

Grade 2 Picnic

Mon. June 17th

 Grade 5 Concert for Parents
Mon. June 17th, 7pm

 

Grades K & 1 Field Trip
Tues. June 18th

Juneteenth (No School)

Wed. June 19th

Grade 5 Graduation (cafe)

Thurs. June 20th, 9am (doors open at 8:30)

Grade 3 Picnic

Thurs. June 20th

 

Kindergarten Picnic

Fri. June 21st

 

Progress Reports available to Families
Tues. June 25th

Last Day of School! (12:10 dismissal)

Wed. June 26th 

 

 

 

 

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