March 19, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
We believe it will be well worth not engaging in social media for a day even though it may be difficult. Plus, it will be easier if your friends are unplugged too! Social media may even have an unfavorable effect on our levels of happiness. Taking a break from these sites might allow you time to interact in person with people you care about and possibly even increase your happiness. So spread the news, invite others, and on Sunday, March 19th, spend the day away from social media.
Needham Unplugged is a month long awareness campaign and a reminder that there is more to life than what is on the other side of the plug. During this month Needham students and residents are asked to emphasize person-to-person interaction. There are activities suggested for each day of the month, as well as special "Unplugged" days such as the No-Homework and No-Meeting Night, Text-Free Thursday, Phone-Free Friday, Social Media Free Sunday, and others.
March 19, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music, and in their performances seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music; ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene. Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
March 20, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 20, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Storytime RoomChildren's LibraryNeedham Public Library
Join Cici Hunt in this fun-filled music and movement class for children 2-5 years of age and their caretakers. Registration is required, with a maximum of 20 children and caregiver, and starts approximately two weeks before this event. Please sign up for only one session a month so that others may have an opportunity to participate in this program.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
March 20, 4:00 PM @ Media Center
March 20, 5:30 PM @ Director of HR office
March 20, 7:00 PM @ Great Plain Room
March 20, 7:00 PM
1. Minuteman Total Enrollment and Needham Minuteman Enrollment
2. Capital Project Update
3. Guidance Issues
4. Operating Budget Issues, FY17 and FY18
5. Town Meeting Planning
6. Other Business
7. Next Meeting
Date and Time Posted
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
March 21, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 21, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Terrific Toddlers, for children 1-2 years old and their caregivers uses stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, rhythm and sensory activities to help young walkers learn vocabulary and develop gross motor skills.
March 21, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and Books for Children up to one year and their caregivers,will focus on a baby’s understanding of spatial relationships, language, communication and body movement. The program will consist of songs, lap games, rhythm and sensory activities and simple picture books. The program will also teach some baby sign language.
March 21, 4:30 PM @ HR Director Office
Unit C Negotiations
March 21, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Community Room
March 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Valuable Interactions among Peers Program (VIP) trains and then matches high school students (Big VIPs) with elementary school age youth (Little VIPs) who may have a need for additional support in their life. VIP was created by a generous donation from the Congregational Church of Needham.
March 21, 7:00 PM @ School Committee Room
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
March 21, 2017
Broadmeadow School: School Committee Room
Next School Committee Meeting:
April 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. Public Comments
7:05 p.m. School Committee Chair and Subcommittee Updates
7:10 p.m. Superintendent’s Comments
Own Your Peace/Piece Student Presentation
7:25 p.m. Consent Agenda
Approve Minutes of the Meetings of January 24, 2017 and February 7, 2017\
Approve FY17 Grants
7:30 p.m. Broadmeadow School Improvement Plan
8:10 p.m. Needham High School Student Advisory Report to School Committee
8:40.m. Needham High School Classroom Expansion Feasibility Presentation
9:40 p.m. Action Items
Appoint AHERA Designated Person for the Needham Public Schools
Approve Allocation of Student Activity Accounts Undesignated Earning
9:45 p.m. School Committee Comments
March 21, 7:00 PM @ Great Plain Room
March 21, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Almost every problem in American history has found its way to the Supreme Court. The Court always makes news and, on occasion, it makes big news. Come and learn how the Court, over the years, has interpreted the broadly worded language of the Constitution to protect and promote the “blessings of liberty,” “due process” and “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. This is the second of five lectures and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
March 22, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 22, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
March 22, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
March 22, 11:00 AM @ Highland Room
This is the 3/15/2017 Rescheduled Meeting: Agenda is attached
RETIREMENT BOARD MEETING
March 22, 2017
1. Review minutes of the February 8, 2017 meeting
2. Approve the membership of 3 new members
3. Approve the retirement of 1 member
4. Approve payment of the March 2017 Expense Warrant
5. Approve payment of the February 2017 Payroll Warrant
6. Administrator’s Report
7. Financial Statements
• Operating Statement, including Trial Balance, for January 2017
• Bank reconciliations for December 2016 and January 2017
8. Old Business
9. New Business
Next scheduled meeting:
April 12, 2017
March 22, 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM @ High Rock School --- Art Room
Training #4 consists of three dates, and participants must attend all three ---- March 8th, 15th, 22nd (snow date of March 29th). Classes regularly sell out...so please register early
March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft Room - Children's LibraryNeedham Free Public Library
Nick Tartar from OLIN College will offer a series of 4 workshops on robotics. Children ages 8 & 9 will learn programing and complete challenges using Dot and Dash robots. Children ages 10 and
up will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot. **Registration is required and is limited. To register, call or visit the Children’s Desk.** Part of a year long series of STEM programs, sponsored by a federal LSTA grant.
March 22, 4:00 PM @ Selectmen’s Chambers, Town Hall
T O W N O F N E E D H A M
Needham, MA 02492-2669
TEL: (781) 455-7500
Office of the
FAX: (781) 449-4569
TDD: (781) 455-7558
Employee Insurance Advisory Committee
March 22, 4:00 p.m.,
Selectmen’s Chambers, Town Hall
1. Rates for FY2018
2. Discussion of Future Health Insurance Options
3. Other Benefits
4. Other Business
March 22, 4:30 PM @ Great Plain Room
March 22, 7:30 PM
March 23, 7:15 AM
March 23, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 23, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Did you get an iPad for the holidays and have no clue how to use it? Do you want to learn how to download and use apps? Learn that and much more at the library’s 4-lesson iPad class that will help you become comfortable using your iPad everyday.Level 2- Mail, Facetime, Calendar, Safari. **Registration begins February 27th. Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. Please sign up at Adult Reference. Must bring own iPad.**
March 23, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Craft Room - Children's LibraryNeedham Free Public Library
Children ages 6 and up are invited to stop by and create
March 23, 4:00 PM
* Added Fund Raising Ideas
* Project Updates
* Wall Mural Projects Updates
* Do Calendar for Year
Date and Time Posted:
Monday, March 13, 2017
March 23, 6:45 PM
March 23, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Wear your pjs, bring a teddy and enjoy bedtime stories. Brought to you by Knowledge Begins Preschool teachers, and sponsored by the Children’s Department of the Needham Free Public Library
March 24, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 24, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
March 24, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
Join Sarah Gardner and bring your little ones to play instruments, sing & dance along. Become part of our little library band! Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
March 24, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
March 25, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 25, 9:00 AM @ Da Vinci Workshop Room 101
March 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Young Adult RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Come and meet people who are interested in the Pokémon Card Game. Exchange cards and build up your decks! This will occur in the Young Adult Room on the second floor, and is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
March 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room
For children ages 5-9 years old with Lyn Jekowsky.. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.
March 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Author/Artist Ruth Sanderson will talk about her latest project, an illustrated edition of George MacDonald’s The Golden Key. The illustrations from the book will be on display this March in the Friends Gallery. Books will be available for purchase following the event.Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
March 25, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room
Join us for the monthly meeting of Bookventurers, a book club for 3rd-5th grade children! This month's Book will be The Golden Key by George MacDonald, with Artist/Illustrator Ruth Sanderson talking about how she illustrated this new addition of a classic Victorian fairy tale.
**Registration is required, one month in advance, in person or call 781-455-7559, ext.204.
• Read the book • Discuss it with other kids
• Participate in book themed activities • Make new friends!
• Enjoy book themed snacks!