Community Notes

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Steve Matthews Basketball Clinic

Steve Matthews current Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach for the Newton South Lions, and one of college basketball’s all-time great shooters, will run a four day shooting clinic this July 22nd through July 25th, 2019.
Newton South High School Field House 140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
Attendees will learn how to shoot with perfect form. The clinic will include all aspects of the game of basketball. There will be lectures, drills, contests, and games.
Dates: Monday, July 22nd – Thursday, July 25th
Boys (Newton Residents only) entering grades 4-9 (Fall 2019)
Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm
Cost: $299 per attendee
Please complete and submit application online at:
Steve Matthews finished his college playing career fifth all-time in the history of the NCAA basketball in three point field goal percentage and three point field goals made. He made well over 100 three point field goals per season. Steve Matthews played at Northeastern University and Emerson College. In his only two seasons at Emerson College, Steve scored 1,139 points. Steve is currently the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Newton South High School. Steve has worked individually with countless grade school, middle school, high school and college basketball players on improving their basketball skills. If you want to improve your shooting ability, this is the clinic for you.
Thank you

Newton Area Flag Football League Registration Is Open for the Fall Season

The upcoming fall 2019 season begins on September 8th at the recently renovated Daly Field on Nonantum Road. Games take less than one hour and are held on Sundays between 12 and 3 pm. All games are coached, professionally refereed and scored. Registration guarantees each player 8 games, including playoffs. Divisions are available for kids grades K – 10. 
Also, as an organization we are dedicated to giving back to the community, and so when players register with the coupon code SCHOOL, we will donate $10 to the school where players are enrolled, and they will receive $10 off their registration.

As parents ourselves and active community members we believe the NAFFL offers the following:
  • a safe environment and sport
  • respect for rules
  • fun while still being competitive
  • boosts confidence
  • perseverance
  • builds community
  • weekly exercise
  • an understanding of the importance of playing and working together as a team
  • good sportsmanship
Please let us know if you have questions. 
Many thanks. We look forward to hearing from you.
Jacob and Megan Groshek
Newton Area Flag Football League

Newton Mustangs Charity Golf Tournament

Golfers, get your foursome ready! Sign up today for the Newton Mustangs Charity Golf Tournament. Go to

June 17th
Sandy Burr Country Club

Upcoming Programs with Newton Parks and Recreation

Click here for Parks and Rec Spring Programs.

Kicks and Tricks Soccer Clinic

My name is Sophie Abou-Rizk and I am a recent graduate of Newton North High School who played soccer there for all four years. Every summer, three of my varsity teammates and I run and coach a girls soccer clinic: Kicks and Tricks. The past years have been incredible; we’ve met amazing girls, who are motivated and interested in working hard and developing their technical and tactical soccer skills.

Kicks and Tricks runs from June 24-28, and July 29-August 2 from 9am to 12pm on the Newton North High School fields and the cost for each week is $180. For more info and to sign up e-mail

We currently are registering for our monthly service programs which are run on Saturday and Sundays and our April vacation Camp.  Our summer program will be open for registration this weekend.
Each day of our program focuses on a different service theme and we work together on a service project, play games and have small group discussions about the different service organizations.
Our winter and spring programs are for grades k-5 and our summer camp will have two age group offerings k-3 and 4-8.
Parents can learn more about our program offerings and register on our website and see our program in action on our facebook page

Schools Out. Rock Out.

From 4 year old air guitarists to 14 year-old Fender shredders, these music camps will have your cool kids rockin’ the summer away! Weekly Sessions start in June and run through August!

Kidzrock Camp for ages 4-7, Half-Day Camp. Kidzrock is a nationally recognized “jam-focused” program that has young kids living out their rock‘n’roll fantasy and playing together quickly! Band members rotate on drums, electric guitar, and keyboards, and each camp week culminates with a concert by the bands!

Jr Rockerz Camp for ages 8-11, Full-Day Camp.  Jr. Rockerz Camp is all about rockin’ out, writing songs, and playing tons of musical games! Instruments offered are: guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, and vocals. Each week long session ends with a concert performance for your friends and family!

Teen Bandz Camp for ages 12-16, Full-Day Camp. Teenbandz Camp is where teens come to play, meet others, join a band, write a song, and get comfortable making music in a group. A great respite from a busy summer or sleep-away camps. Now offering DJ/production classes, and uke groups too! Each band also gets to perform at a concert at the end of their session!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until March 15th – Sign Up

Learn More or call 857-234-1935.

The 2nd location of the flagship downtown Boston restaurant – BONAPITA (, located about 10-12 minutes drive from Bowen school, at 75 Spring St. West Roxbury (maybe you got a chance to try our fresh Pita bread we donated recently to BASCP’s Kindness Club Craft & Bake Sale? :))
The new restaurant location has been featured in the Boston Globe  ( and the restaurant is continuously featured at the Phantom Gourmet TV show (
The West Roxbury BONAPITA is open 6 days a week (Tue-Sun, closed Mondays), from 11am till 9pm, providing a beautiful sit down option, delivery (via UberEats), catering, and private events at the space.

Math tutor Grades 3-7

Experience 5th grade teacher and math tutor with 25+ years of experience working with students in the classroom setting and as a private tutor of Bowen and Oak Hill students. Skilled in working with students needing math review/enrichment, confidence building, test prep including ISEE.  Conveniently located across from Bowen School.  Some weekday openings available Please e-mail Maureen Parsons at

Centre Street Food Pantry

Centre Street Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help staff the pantry on Tuesdays and the first Saturday of each month.  Volunteer shifts are available in two hour increments and sign up is flexible.  Tasks include stocking shelves, helping clients shop, clean up and more.

Volunteers must be 16 and older to volunteer without an adult and 12 is the minimum age with an adult. For more information, please visit the Get Involved tab here:

Sign up for the NewtonSTEM newsletter: Science/Tech/Engineering/Math 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, and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Now in its eighth year, NewtonSTEM is a clearinghouse for information about STEM achievements, events, opportunities, and resources, both in and outside of school, specifically relevant to Newton.

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