Community News

Community News announcements are posted as a service to parents, not as an endorsement from the PTC.  We will post announcements from any Town of Needham non-profit organization that might be of interest to the Broadmeadow community.  To request inclusion of your announcement, please send the information to

SEPAC Educational Presentation: "Friends Matter: Promoting Authentic Social Opportunities for All"

posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:54 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Jan 31, 2019, 9:54 AM ]

Friendships are valuable and important for all people, yet friendships between individuals with and without disabilities can be rare. While we often focus on improving the social skills of students with disabilities, providing more opportunities and direct support for these friendships to develop is just as crucial. Dr. Zach Rossetti will share stories of successes and challenges, as well as research-based strategies for parents and educators to promote authentic friendships between individuals with and without disabilities.

Zach Rossetti, Ph.D., a former special education teacher and inclusion facilitator, is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research focuses on social interactions and friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities in inclusive settings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00pm – Networking & Refreshments
7:30pm – Program Begins
Broadmeadow School Media Center

Save the Date Fifth Annual Diabetes Fundraiser April 5th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

posted Jan 13, 2019, 2:46 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 3:50 AM ]

Join us for the 5th Annual Dance Party Fundraiser benefiting a cure for Type 1 Diabetes through supporting Dr. Faustman at Mass General Hospital.

We are pleased to announce our MC for the evening, Scott Zolak, as our theme is all things New England Sports! Pizza, Dessert bar, Airbrush Artist, DJ Xcel from Siagel Productions, Lil' Phunk of the Boston Celtics, and many more surprises!

Ticket price includes pizza, drink (for kids), dessert, face-painting, photo booth and Airbrush Artist gift. Dress in your favorite New England Sports Team gear or colors!

Please click on this website to buy tickets:

NEF Grant Deadline!

posted Dec 20, 2018, 3:37 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Dec 20, 2018, 3:37 PM ]

This Fall the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) awarded $67,553 in grants across 16 recipients within the Needham Public School District! Broadmeadow had the honor of receiving 3 of those grants which included: A Global Citizens of Broadmeadow display in the main lobby which will honor and celebrate all students, families and staff at our school; The funding of visually-based math puzzles and games for students in grades 3-5 that will lead to a deeper understanding of concepts across a wide range of learners; And the purchase of 30 ukeleles & storage rack which will bring an entirely new way for students to experience the music curriculum.

If you have any ideas for grants to help develop innovation in education in the Needham Public Schools, please check out for information about how to apply for a grant, or you can reach out to me directly, Lindsay Gravin at Parents, educators, students and community members are all encouraged to apply! The next grant deadline is January 22, 2019!

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

Sign Up for Citizens for Needham Schools(CNS) Email Newsletter!

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:00 AM by Sarah Winig   [ updated Jan 8, 2016, 7:03 PM by Alyssa Stern ]

Be informed about Needham's schools -­- subscribe to the Citizens for Needham Schools (CNS) email newsletter at CNS advocates for strong public schools in Needham and educates the community on district-­-wide issues such as school department funding and capital projects. The CNS newsletter provides busy families with relevant, factual and timely information on key school initiatives, and with building projects on the horizon for Hillside, Mitchell and Needham High, now is the time to get informed!

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