Click on the links below to check out community events and activities that are relevant to families of middle school students or scroll down to view details for these events & classes.
Social Communication Strategies with Beverly Montgomery
Do you know a child or teen who struggles with knowing what to say, whom to say it to, and when to say it? Are their reactions too big or emotions out of control? Is getting out the door a constant struggle? If so, join us for this seminar where you will learn practical strategies for building these skills and more. Participants will gain a better understanding of the role of executive functioning in social-emotional learning. More information...
parents/caregivers of lgbtq+ kids monthly meet-up
A warm, welcoming group where everyone can engage, share, laugh and groan. If you a parent/caregiver of an LGBTQ+ person of any age, come on by! We meet every second Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30, at First Parish in Lexington. For additional resources and opportunities, see LexPride's website at www.lexpridema.org/resources.
March 14, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington
friday recreation & social hangout
Start the day afterschool with a fun trip to Xtremecraze where we will play 2 games of lasertag with your friends. Then we will head back to the Community Center for some billiards, corn hole, air hockey, video games and more! A pizza dinner and transportation is included. Sign up soon as spots are limited to 20 students!
January 11, 3-7:30 pm
February 8, 3-7:30 pm
March 15, 3-7:30 pm
Lexington Community Center
Fee: $65 (all three Fridays)
Special Education & 504 Update for Parents
LexSEPAC/SEPTA invite you to an evening presentation with the Director of Special Education, Ellen Sugita, and the Director of K-12 Guidance and 504s, Valerie Viscosi. The presentation will provide parents in the district an update on the current status of Special Education and 504s. A Q & A session will be moderated by Dr. Julie Hackett, Superintendent. This event is free. but requires registration.
Fifth Annual Lexington Parent Academy
Designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to manage the changing demands of parenting in today’s world, this is a free event for all interested parents and community members. A list of presenters will available soon. Please contact Julie Fenn, Assistant Coordinator of PE, Health and Wellness with any questions.
March 23, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Lexington Community Center
monthly welcome coffees
Please join us for the next Welcome Coffee hosted by the Lexington Community Coalition. Come learn what you need to know to make the most of living in a unique historic community. For your convenience, we have a morning and an evening option. Whether you are new to Lexington or have been here for a while, you are very welcome to join us. These informal gatherings will provide you an overview of town, school and community resources. Bring your questions and meet some friendly people. All ages welcome. Read More...
April 3, 9:30-10:30 am
April 3, 7:30-8:30 pm
Lexington Community Center, Room 242
Social Justice Book Group
All are welcome to join a new book group starting November 7th, 2018 and meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Large Meeting Room of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting (Nov. 7th) with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 3, 7-8:30 am
Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room
Various times & locations
Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey
Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey (LBYH) is a non-profit recreational youth hockey program. LBYH offers boys and girls the opportunity to participate and play hockey in a manner that fosters sportsmanship and fair play through skill development and competition, which builds character and encourages players to become good citizens and ambassadors of the sport. For available programs and registration information go to LBYH.net.
Boys & Girls programs
Lexington Youth Lacrosse
Lexington Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse to the Lexington and nearby communities. Through our integrated and age based programs, we provide a fun and instructional environment for young lacrosse players. New players at all levels welcome!
artspan teen classes
Registration is open for ArtSpan classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts. There are many traditional classes on offer as well as new ones, such as photojournalism, making electronic music, and silkscreening. Weekend and evening workshops are also open to teens. Check out the options at www.munroecenter.org/artspan.
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY (YIP)
YIP Lexington is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good! As a participant of YIP, students will learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant money to nonprofits benefitting youth. YIP puts the power of decision making in students’ hands and empowers youth to be change-makers.
Does your middle schooler sometimes need a ride home from school due to after-school activities?
Consider Lexpress! Lexpress operates 6 routes Monday-Friday. Read More...
Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club
Whether you're new to Lexington or looking for a fun way to connect with other Lexingtonians, don't forget to check out and join the Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club. Please visit our website at http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/ to learn more.