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

Gender Identity and What it Means to Our Children - Wednesday,10/17 @ 7:00 PM, Mitchell Elementary

posted Sep 30, 2018, 4:56 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 30, 2018, 4:56 AM ]

Gender identity, the gender spectrum, gender variance and gender expression may be a few terms you’ve heard or read about lately. This is a current and important topic of relevance to all parents and educators. Attendees will gain familiarity with gender based terminology and concepts as well as to understand how to approach the topic at home or in the classroom. Please join us for an informative and interactive evening with experts in the field of gender identity, including Jeff Perotti, founding director of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Students. Free and open to the community! 

Please register at:

PTC Bring Your ideas! NEF Accepting Fall ’18 Grant Applications

posted Sep 30, 2018, 4:54 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 30, 2018, 4:56 AM ]

The Needham Education Foundation is now accepting applications for small, large, and multi-school grants. All applications are due by Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Small grants fund projects up to $5,000 (or $3,000 per school for multi-school grants) and large grants fund projects up to $15,000. This is the first year the NEF is accepting all types of grant applications throughout the year. The next deadlines will be January 22, 2019 and March 19, 2019. 

The NEF continues to offer two additional options to ease the small grant application process: Express Grants allow applicants to apply for a program already funded by the NEF at another school; Multi-School Grants allow schools to apply together without the constraints of the small grant funding limit. 

Any Needham Public School educator, administrator or community member — including students and parents — is eligible to apply. Contact your NEF school rep (found on our website) if you have any questions or would like guidance. To see what the NEF has funded in the past and to apply online, please visit

Needham Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program Seeking Volunteers

posted Jun 12, 2017, 1:21 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 6, 2018, 8:52 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. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The next training begins on October 28th. 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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