The Programming Committee plans events throughout the year.

PTSO Parent Program

Join us on October 14th 7:30-8:30pmNEW DATE

Supporting Your Teen’s Civic Engagement Please join a virtual panel discussion with your fellow NNHS parents – high schoolers are encouraged to join, too! – and learn about the value of civic engagement and the many ways Newton North students can get involved in their community.  A panel of students, community leaders and faculty will discuss current opportunities and the impact students can make. The conversation will be led by NNHS Center for Civic Engagement and Service Co-Directors, Claudia Wu and Terry Yoffie.

These events were held in 2019-2020:

Virtual Program with Newton Food Pantry – The Newton North PTSO hosted our last program of 2019-2020 on May 14, 2020, with Carol Berlin of the Newton Food Pantry. We thank her for facilitating a discussion with over 50 parents, guardians and students. We learned about the 250 percent jump in people served by the Newton Food Pantry. The pantry is asking for donations of double-bagged paper grocery bags and for individually bagged homemade cloth face masks. Also, applications remain open for the Pantry’s Teen Ambassador Program. Thank you, Carol!

Navigating an Uncertain Future: Applying the New Science of Purpose in School, Career and Life – This webinar was presented by Dr. Belle Liang, PhD, Professor, Boston College and Tim Klein, LICSW, Project Lead, True North, Boston College on April 2, 2020. Parents learned how to support their teens in the face of adversity and also how to make meaningful decisions in a rapidly changing educational landscape.

Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version – Prominent child development and parenting expert Joani Geltman, the author of “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens,” offered insights and advice about adolescent behavior on November 19, 2019.

Screenagers The Next Chapter – On October 10, 2019, this film was shown in the NN Auditorium and was followed by a panel discussion with Newton Wellesley Hospital experts in mental health and resiliency, along with Matthew Ford, Newton North School Guidance Counselor.

Stay tuned for more events in 2020-2021

Contact Shawna Slack at for more information.