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NSF Kicks off 2016-17 Annual Appeal

Whole Foods Hosts Giving Grill August 11.

Don't pack your lunch next Friday.  Whole Foods in Newton at 916 Walnut Stret and Newtonville, 647 Washington Street is hosting Giving Grill from 11 am-2pm. For $5 shoppers can get a burger, chips and drink and all proceeds will be donated to NSF. Whole Foods will also match up tp $1000.  

NSF Kicks off 20th Honor Thy Teacher

For 20 years Newton Schools Foundation has played an important role in recognizing the invaluable dedication of our City's teachers and school staff. Every day your child benefits from the teachers and staff who motivate, educate and inspire them to be the best they can be.  Please honor them by donating in their name.  They will be recognized in the Newton Tab in the Fall and each principal and the superintendent will get a list of the honored teachers and staff.  Read more.

Boston Marathon Team Raises Nearly $10,000 for NSF

Anna Ford, adminstration at NNHS and Holly Kee, Southside Aide at NSHS teamed up to run the Boston Marathon for NSF.  Each had committed to raise $2500 and they exceeded their goals and raised almost $10,000.  The money will go to programs that NSF supports in the Newton Public Schools.  NSF would like to thank Anna and Holly for their dedication and commitment to training for the marathon and to the students in the Newton Public Schools.

Anna Ford                                       Holly Kee

NSF Raises $35,000 in March for the Calculus Project

A generous donor once again donated $25,000 to the Calculus Project in the month of March.  The community responded and a total of $35,000 was raised as part of a match challenge. Since the project started in 2013, the Newton Public Schools has seen significant enrollment growth in high-level math among traditionally under-represented student groups:

  • Hispanic student enrollment has increased 70%
  • African-Americas student enrollment hsa tripled
  • Low-income student enrollment has increased nine-fold

However to continue this success the program needs funds to increase student participation and sustainability.  Read more about the program here




At the October 24, 2016 School Committee Meeting, Newton Schools Foundation presented Dr. David Fleishman, superintendent of the Newton Public Schools, with a check for $140,000. The funds will be used to seed and roll out new curricula and instruction that enhance academic achievement, improve social/emotional wellness, and help close the achievement gap among students in the Newton Public Schools.


GELF Dinner A Success

The 8th Annual Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund Dinner Raised $58,600

Thanks to all who came to the eighth annual GELF benefit dinner on April 2nd, 2016! Through the generosity of our donors, the night was a huge success, well surpassing its fundraising goal of $50,000 for a grand total of more than $58,600!

NSF Funds New Elementary Music Program

NSF is funding a pilot program in elementary music modeled after El Sistema, established in Venezuela, to introduce low-income children to instrumental music. Read more