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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Virtual SEPAC Parent Roundtable: Talking with Your Child About Their Disability

Interested families are invited to participate in the upcoming SEPAC Parent Roundtable: Talking With Your Child About Their Disability on Monday, January 24th, 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held via Zoom.


Zoom • Meeting ID: 818 0567 8651 • Passcode: 703538


Your child's disability may be emotional, physical, intellectual, sensory, or a combination, but one thing we all have in common is the need to talk with them about their disability. While we know it is important to be age-appropriate and open to revisiting the conversation as they mature, it is also very typical for parents to avoid the conversation for fear of making their child feel like they can't succeed or to infuse too much of their own emotion into the dialogue.


Wherever you are on the comfort scale, we invite you to join our upcoming parent roundtable. Moderated by Needham parent Mira Tamir Spiegel, the panel will be made up of parents with kids of different ages, genders, and disabilities, as well as a student who will discuss their experience.

Vaccine Clinic for Children With Sensory or Accommodation Needs

For families with children who have sensory needs or accommodation needs, there is a vaccine clinic specifically for you. Interested families can visit the VaxAbilities website to sign up for the next local clinic of this type on Friday, 1/21 at the Museum of Science or other local vaccination events. https://vaxabilities.com/

Join Free Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) Meeting

The Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) is a coalition consisting of community members, including parents, whose focus is on supporting youth and their families in making healthy and safe choices. Please see the attached letter from SPAN regarding ways to join.

NEF to Collaborate with Needham Public Schools on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

Needham Education Foundation (NEF) is excited to announce our newest Collaborative Initiative with the Needham Public Schools (NPS). Through Collaborative Initiatives (CI), NEF works closely with the NPS administration to fund large, potentially multi-year initiatives that will have a major strategic impact on education and would not be possible within the confines of the current school operating budget. This newest CI will produce a coordinated and thoughtful plan for the district to address issues on diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students and will align with the Portrait of a Needham Graduate.

The CI will be a multi-year partnership with multiple phases. This vital first phase involves the hiring of a consultant tasked with assessing the district’s progress towards achieving equity goals since the Equity Audit report was published in 2018. The consultant will be asked to report on that progress with an eye towards policies, practices, and programs that will accelerate antiracist, anti-bias work. In addition, the consultant will provide the foundation upon which to consider potential next steps, including the expansion of the REAL Coalition, building staff capacity, and further integrating work with the Portrait of a Needham Graduate Five-year Strategic Plan.

This exciting collaboration between NPS and NEF promises to build momentum in ongoing equity efforts across the district.

To learn more about this and other NEF Collaborative Initiatives, and how you can help the NEF support innovative and enriching programs in the Needham Public Schools, please visit nefneedham.org.

Citizens for Needham Schools

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.

METCO Needham Parent Council

Please see the flyer below regarding the METCO Needham Parent Council and reach out to Sinceree Diego at needhammpc@gmail.com for more information.

METCONeedhamParentCouncil

Follow CNS to Stay Informed About Needham Public Schools

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: CitizensForNeedhamSchools.com

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 CitizensForNeedhamSchools.com