Setti Warren

The Mayor’s STEM Nights – Newton, MA

On Tuesday, October 21st, Mayor Warren will launch “The Mayor’s STEM Nights” series, a new initiative designed to spark Newton students’ interest in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Each month, a different local STEM industry business will provide an exciting, hands-on experience for students to generate excitement in STEM, building on a larger city effort to engage students outside of the classroom.

“The Mayor’s STEM Nights” will kick-off on Tuesday, October 21st at 345 Walnut Street with free pizza at 6:00 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Congressman Joe Kennedy III and local software company PTC will join Mayor Warren for the inaugural event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Residents,

Please join me this month as we launch the “Mayor’s STEM Nights” a new series designed to spark Newton students’ interest in the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  By partnering with one STEM industry business each month, this series will provide students with an exciting, hands-on experience that will demonstrate the practical application of STEM beyond the classroom while building on a larger city effort to engage students outside of school.

The first of the “Mayor’s STEM Nights” will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 345 Walnut Street in Newton.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with free pizza and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Mayor Warren and special guest, U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III will kick-off the evening followed by an interactive presentation by PTC, a local software company.  PTC employees will also be available to share their own stories and answer students’ questions.  All are welcome to attend.

I hope to see you on October 21st.  If you have any questions about the Mayor’s STEM Nights initiative or to RSVP to the first event, please contact Meaghan Maher, Director of Community Engagement, at mmaher@newtonma.gov or 617-796-1101.

Sincerely,

E-Signature
Setti D. Warren
Mayor

Celebrating Our Differences: 35th Anniversary Gala – Honoring Team Hoyt and Linda Hiller

Celebrating Our Differences:

35th Anniversary Gala

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Please join Understanding Our Differences
for our special 35th Anniversary Gala fundraiser to benefit our nonprofit organization

 

Honoring

Team Hoyt – the inspirational father-son duo, Dick and Rick Hoyt, who compete together in marathons and triathlons across the country

And

 Linda Hiller – UOD Past President, School Coordinator, Board Member, Resource Specialist and Speaker for the Physical Disabilities Unit

Sunday, May 4, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Community Rowing
20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135

Team Hoyt and Linda Hiller share Understanding Our Differences’ mission to educate communities to value and respect people of all abilities through school-based, interactive disability awareness programs. 

To learn more about Team Hoyt,  please visit their website at http://www.teamhoyt.com

Linda Hiller  shares her story about the rewards of speaking for the Physical Disabilities Unit. Watch now

Ellen Cohen-Kaplan  and Barb Day – Event Co-Chairs

Mayor Setti and Tassy Warren – Honorary Co-Chair

Here is a second video clip from the same show. http://t.co/rIMuwsrE6g

Understanding Our Differences

Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is a nationally recognized, award-winning program that uses a hands-on, participatory curriculum to foster respect, acceptance, and compassion for people of all abilities in elementary schools and communities at large.

The UOD approach is grounded in the belief that children are naturally curious about differences, and that accurate information can be the difference between acceptance and discrimination.

The program consists of seven different units covering a range of physical, sensory and developmental disabilities and is designed to seamlessly fit into a typical 3rd to 5th grade curriculum. The UOD program is usually taught by trained, volunteer instructors.

Understanding Our Differences is a model, interactive disability awareness curriculum that teaches children to “see the person and not the disability.” Since 1978, the program has been successfully disseminated to more than 200 schools nationwide.

The curriculum covers Blindness and Low Vision, Deafness and Hard of Hearing, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Chronic Medical Conditions such as Allergic Conditions, Asthma, Diabetes, and Epilepsy.

Understanding Our Differences is a nonprofit organization and a national leader in disability awareness education.

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