About Us

School Connections is a Green Newton group created in September 2017.

We are a forum for parents, students, educators –  with representatives from 11 Newton schools – and the broader Newton community interested in promoting sustainability in the classrooms and beyond. The group offers a setting for sharing experiences and ideas, as well as support in facing challenges in implementing green initiatives at their schools and in the broader Newton public school system.

Some of our initiatives include:

Parents, students, educators, and Newton citizens and friends, all are invited to be part of our group. Just come to one of our meetings or events, or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Together we are building a more sustainable school community in Newton.


About this website

Joana Canedo, Co-Chair of GN School Connections, manages the School Connections website and edits its newsletter. Joana is a Newton North parent. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Deanna Hoffman is the other Co-Chair of Green Newton School Connections. Deanna is a parent of two children at Burr School as well as an experienced science educator and the founder of Meet Me on Planet 3. She  can also be reached at [email protected]

Newsletter Archive

Periodic updates about our activities, featuring what the group is working on, related news and events, plus resources and green tips to help you get involved in our work to build a healthier, more sustainable future for Newton schools.