Vote: Vitamin Water Project Hustle

Vitamin Water Project Hustle

In March, vitaminwater launched Project Hustle, a crowdfunding-inspired program that called on aspiring entrepreneurs, artists-in-training, dreamers and future film directors to prepare their elevator pitch for the opportunity to see their dreams become a reality and the chance to win up to $500,000 (across ten finalists) to bring them to life. The top ten best […]

Helicopter Challenge for Kids

Helicopter Challenge for Kids

Sikorsky Announces 5th Year of Helicopter 2050 Challenge Kids to Create the Helicopter of the Future in Scholarship Competition Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has launched the 5th annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which asks children, ages 9-16, to create an eco-friendly helicopter of the future that addresses potential challenges of […]

Boston ranked #49 in Beer Price Index

2015 GoEuro Beer Price Index:

2015 GoEuro Beer Price Index: Boston ranked #49 worldwide 2015 GoEuro Beer Price Index: GoEuro, the bus, train and flight comparison site for travel across Europe, has launched its 2015 Beer Price Index, which compares several beers in stores and bars to rank 75 world cities in terms of price. Coming in as Europe’s most […]

New Online Suicide Prevention Program

There is a new online training program for educators that addresses behaviors in children as young as elementary school that could eventually lead to suicidal thoughts. “Signs Matter” teaches school personnel not only how to recognize the signs, but also the actions to take. The program – which was developed by the American Foundation for […]

FREE Sunscreen for Boston’s Public Parks

FREE Sunscreen for Boston's Public Parks

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today a joint partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) and Make Big Change (MBC) to provide free sunscreen dispensers in public parks in the City of Boston.   This initiative is in response to the Surgeon General’s 2014 Call to Action to address skin cancer as a […]

Win $5000 from Duck Tape for Cupcake Design

Win $5000 from Duck Tape for Cupcake Design

The Kids In Need Foundation (@KidsInNeed), a not for profit that provides free school supplies to kids who need them nationwide, and we are celebrating the 20th birthday of The Kids In Need Foundation with something sweet! The Kids in Need Foundation is working with Duck Tape–and one lucky crafter will win $5,000! Submit your original cupcake-themed […]

Newtonville Books Reading Challenge

Newtonville Books Reading Challenge

Newtonville Books 2015 Reading Challenge Or: Something Fun to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone o A book that became a movie _______________________________________ o A book with non-human characters _______________________________________ o A book with a one-word title _______________________________________ o A book of short stories _______________________________________ o A book from a small press _______________________________________ o […]

Carol Dweck’s MINDSET

Carol Dweck, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Mindset”, offers insight on an interesting exercise she uses to help her Stanford students develop a growth mindset: she has them write letters to themselves “from the future,” focusing on all the challenges, heartaches, and failures they’ll face along the way. Mindset is the book chosen by […]

Ninja Boot Camp at Giroux Brothers

Boot Camp at Giroux Brothers Martial Arts

Dear Parents, I am excited to announce a new boot camp starting at Giroux Brothers by the name of “GB Ninja Boot Camp” Everyone is entitled to one free trial class. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:45AM. We will focus on high intensity interval training using body weight exercises and studio […]

Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge Setti Warren Newton MA

Last year, as part of our first annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, over 1,000 Newton students from preschool to high school read over 8,000 hours. We are looking to improve on that record this year. Online registration here. The Mayor’s Reading Challenge has a loftier goal: preparing our students for success in the classroom and […]