Community News

Broadmeadow PTC shares:
  1. Needham Public school-sponsored events that are relevant to the Broadmeadow community
  2. Needham-area non-profit-sponsored events that are relevant to the Broadmeadow community and are free 
  3. News or information about fundraisers for specific organizations that are school-related and meant to benefit Broadmeadow students: NEF, SEPAC, CNS, School Council
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SEPAC Educational Program: Recent Trends in the Interpretation of Special Education Law

posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:21 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Jan 14, 2021, 11:21 AM ]

Are you curious about the types of cases that end up in front of the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) and what the outcomes are? Join SEPAC's free workshop on Wednesday, January 20, 7:30pm via Zoom. No registration required.

Needham SEPAC committee member, parent of two boys, and local attorney Pamela Greenfield will be sharing what she learned about the trends in 2020 case law from a recent presentation she attended.

See the SEPAC website for more details and Zoom link to join the meeting.

Greater Boston PFLAG Trans Family & Youth Day

posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 AM ]

Greater Boston PFLAG will be hosting a series of workshops and presentations focused on information, resources and social activities for both trans youth and their families throughout the day on Saturday, January 23rd from 9:00am - 3:30pm!

Sign up at our registration link to stay informed about updates and to attend any or all of the workshops.

Donate Books and Home Learning Supplies for Our Neighbors in Roxbury

posted Dec 3, 2020, 2:09 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Dec 3, 2020, 2:09 PM ]

Our neighbors at the Nathan Hale School in Roxbury are learning from home and need your support! Friends of Nathan Hale organization is working to distribute books and at-home school supply kits to 200 students.

You can support this effort by donating like-new books for grades preschool - 6th grade. Books can be dropped off at 141 Hawthorn Avenue in Needham. The population of the school is predominantly children of color so books that are multicultural are especially needed.

Friends of Nathan Hale is also accepting monetary donations to support this effort. Donations can be made at the Friends of Nathan Hale website.

Please email Donna Vello with questions at

Lasagna Love!

posted Nov 19, 2020, 6:27 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 19, 2020, 6:27 AM ]

Need help with feeding your family during this difficult year? Please visit Lasagna Love, an organization set up to match families looking to help other families with contactless meal deliveries.

NCE Launches Parent University

posted Oct 15, 2020, 7:43 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Oct 15, 2020, 7:43 AM ]

During this unprecedented time of remote learning, Needham parents, caregivers, and guardians are seeking guidance and resources to assist their students. In response, Needham Community Education has launched the NCE Parent University, with some upcoming workshops that provide parents with tips and strategies for helping their children keep focused, improve their executive function skills, set up their learning spaces, and more.

You can register online for "How To Support Your Elementary or Middle School Student in Remote Learning" and "Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress and Creating Successful Students" at this link.

If you have questions about the Parent University or suggestions for future workshops, please contact Amy Goldman, Director of NCE Adult Programs at

Free Virtual Tutoring Service: Assistance from a Distance

posted Sep 17, 2020, 9:49 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 17, 2020, 9:49 AM ]

We are Assistance From a Distance, a free virtual tutoring service for kids in grades K-6. During these unprecedented times, my fellow Assistance From a Distance members and I wanted to provide a free, fun, and practical tutoring experience for students around Needham. Our goal is to help our fellow community members and families during times in which students are experiencing a new and unusual learning experience. Whether your child needs help in a specific subject or just guidance we are here to help!

If you are interested please fill out this form!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at

METCO Needham Parent Council

posted Oct 10, 2019, 8:29 AM by Alyssa Stern

Please see the attached flyer regarding the METCO Needham Parent Council and reach out to Sinceree Diego at for more information.

Needham Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program Seeking Volunteers

posted Jun 12, 2017, 1:21 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Jan 6, 2019, 5:18 AM ]

Do you have two free mornings a month during the school year? Are you looking for a meaningful and fun way to make a difference in children’s lives? If so, then join our dynamic team of trained CAP volunteers who are committed to using guided discussions and role plays to teach children in the Needham Elementary Schools that they have the right to be Safe, Strong and Free with their friends and peers, when they meet adult strangers, and with those who are trusted to take care of them. For more information or an application, please visit our website at or contact Caren Nemtzow, Director, at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120 or

Follow CNS to Stay Informed About Needham Public Schools

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:00 AM by Sarah Winig   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 4:05 PM by Alyssa Stern ]

Citizens for Needham Schools (CNS) is a great source of information for what’s happening in the district, including School Committee meetings, budget updates, and district-wide initiatives. We believe that communication and collaboration between educators and community members is essential to providing high-quality, innovative education to Needham students.

Website & newsletter:
Facebook: CNSNeedham
Twitter: @cnsneedham

Consider Joining the CNS Board
CNS is also seeking board members who are civically engaged with an interest in issues related to education and Needham Public Schools. The board engages in robust conversation and welcomes diverse viewpoints. CNS Board members serve a three-year term and responsibilities include attending 5-6 CNS Board meetings, watching and writing summaries of 2-3 school committee meetings, and engaging with and providing NPS-related information to the community on an ongoing basis via social media, school meetings, and your personal network.

Learn more and apply at

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