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.
LEXINGTON SKI CLUB - SEEKING NEW FAMILIES!
For over fifty years the Lexington Ski Club has provided lodging, food, and fun to avid snow sport families. Our members come not only from Lexington, but any contiguous town (Woburn, Burlington, Waltham, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Lincoln and Concord). Members enjoy comfortable accommodations at our lodge located in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, prepared hot breakfasts and dinners during ski season, and after ski activities such as board games and ping pong. We also hold local Club activities such as our annual Oktoberfest, holiday parties and wine tasting. If your family likes to ski or snowboard and appreciates cooperative living, the Lexington Ski Club might be for you. Currently, we are accepting applications for new members. For additional information, please email Lorelle Yee or visit our website.
School Health Advisory Council Meeting
Please join the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for their first meeting of the school year. The Lexington SHAC is an advisory group appointed by the school district which addresses the health and academic success of all students through a coordinated, comprehensive school and community approach. The results of the 2019 Lexington Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) will be presented.
ADHD Awareness Month Activities
October is ADHD Awareness Month, and the Lexington SEPAC/SEPTA will be hosting the following events:
- October 21, 7:00—8:30 pm: Jon Cunha, LMHC, Cunha Counseling, "ADHD as a Superpower", Lexington High School, Science Lecture Hall
- October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm: Federation for Children with Special Needs, “Basic Rights, Understanding the IEP”, Lexington Community Center, Room 232
For more information about ADHD, we invite you to view this short three-minute video. Keep your eyes out for more information about ADHD throughout October!
Film Screening & Parent Discussion - The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
As part of October Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Dyslexia Parents Group of Lexington and the Lexington Special Education Parent Teacher Association (LexSEPTA/LexSEPAC) will show a screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. This HBO documentary provides accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders at the top of their fields to help us understand the scientific origins of dyslexia and explain that, while often associated with problems with reading, dyslexia is also associated with a superior ability to think out of the box, create original ideas, and see the big picture.
The film screening will be followed by a group discussion in a supportive environment. Please note, this is a parent/Guardian only event. We will have another film screening and discussion with kids at another date. Space is limited, please register early.
Saturday Flu Clinic
Influenza Vaccine will be available for Lexington residents at the Lexington Public Schools Administrative Offices Building gymnasium (enter at 328 Lowell Street and follow the signs). The influenza vaccine will be available as an injection (shot) to all that are age 5 and over. Intranasal Influenza vaccine, or “Flumist” will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those between 5 and 18 years, who are medically eligible. For further information, please contact the Office of Public Health by phone at 781-698-4533 or by email at email@example.com.
October 26, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
LPS Central Office Building, Gym
PLAY TO WIN: Improving the Lives of LGBTQ Youth in Sports
Historically, sports and athletics have been hostile places for LGBTQ+ people, who sometimes avoid traditional school and community teams for this reason. Join us for a conversation about including all kinds of people to produce better experiences for all. Sponsored by the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and LexPride. Certified service dogs allowed. Assisted listening devices available.
October 29, 7:15-8:30 pm
Lexington High School, Room 149
No Hate November
During No Hate November, the Lexington Human Rights Committee will be hosting the following events:
- November 2, 1:00—4:00 pm: screening of the movie "Wonder" followed by a short kindness activity, Lexington Community Center, Family friendly
- November 18, 7:00—8:30 pm: presentation and panel discussion "The Impact of Hate and How to Combat It", Cary Library
Various Time & Location
Deeper Than the Skin: A Musical Presentation on Race
Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are singers and storytellers with a long history of friendship across race. In their acclaimed Deeper Than the Skin presentation, they will intersperse musical performance with personal stories about race and privilege. The performance is free; donations are encouraged. Doors will open at 7pm. The next morning, Sunday, November 3, Reggie and Greg will lead the multi-generational service at Follen Church at 10:30am. All are welcome.
Celebrate Seasons, Celebrate Life!
Join the Cary Library Foundation and Chinese-American Association of Lexington for this After Dark Event, with light snacks and cash bar. Learn how people in China guide their daily lives through 24 solar periods and experience Chinese culture with all of your senses. Enjoy performances of Peking Opera and folk music and dance. Taste delicious Dim Sum and sample the best Chinese Tea. Tickets $10. Children 12 and under are free.
LEF Trivia Bee
You could BEE on-stage and have a chance to win the Masters of Trivia trophy at this year's LEF Trivia Bee! The LEF Trivia Bee is a fun battle of wits where the public is invited to cheer for 40 3-member teams of educators, parents and community members as they answer questions in pursuit of the Masters of Trivia title and trophy!
- Make a BEE Team TODAY: 3 people (ages 15+), $375/team until Oct. 1, then $400/team.
- Sponsor a BEE Team: Show support for your school's team(s), plus businesses get great benefits!
Donations from team sponsorship go directly towards funding educator-initiated grants for innovative teaching and learning and to inspire lifelong learning.
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? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6, 7-8:30 pm
Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room
ADHD Parent Support Group
We are parents who have a student (or students!) with an ADHD diagnosis in Lexington Public Schools, or think that they may have one and need to talk with and learn from other parents. We meet periodically throughout the school year. For more information about this group, please contact Jennifer Yaar.
The Lexington ADHD Parent Support Group is a sub-group of the Lexington Special Education Parent Teacher Association (LexSEPTA) and Lexington SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council (www.lexsepta.org).
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.
November 14, 7-9 pm
Lexington First Parish Church
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. 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...
November 21, 9:30-10:30 am
Lexington Community Center, Room 242
Lexington Destination Imagination (DI)
Originally identified as Odyssey of the Mind, Lexington DI is an extra-curricular club that has been active for almost 20 years and we are proud to be part of the Lexington community, inspiring students, teaching creativity and problem solving. For the past couple of years, we have had 10+ teams who completed projects and skits including STEM, fine arts, improv, and social service. Students take full ownership, with no assistance allowed from parents or siblings.
We’ll be creating our DI teams (5-7 students each) for the school year soon. Students from K-12 are welcome. There are 70+ students already registered, but we’d love more!
Go to www.LexDI.org for more information and registration. Or simply follow this link to register your child. We also welcome volunteers to help out the DI community. Please contact us at LexingtonMADI@gmail.com.
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!
Lexington United Soccer Club
The Lexington United Soccer Club (LUSC) offers many opportunities for kids to get outside and play soccer in fall, spring, and summer. Don’t have plans for April vacation? LUSC offers a camp that your K-8th grader is sure to enjoy. And if you are a planner, check out the three summer camps taking place in June, July, and August. More information...
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 makerspace, fashion class, and theater class. Weekend and evening workshops are also open to teens. Check out the options at www.munroecenter.org/artspan. For questions or more information, contact the Autumn, the ArtSpan director, at 781-862-6040 or email@example.com
SUGART Spring and Summer Music and Art Camp
Our art studio is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) arts education studio based in Lexington, MA. We would like to reach out to Lexington Public Schools and the children regarding an exciting spring and summer break program offered by our studio. Sugart will combine a music curriculum with a visual arts curriculum in a holistic way that will help children develop their artistic sense in a thorough manner.
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.