Community Announcements
October
Girls Who Code - for girls in Grades 5 and up. Meets on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm in the library's STEAM station through the school year, except for holidays.  Girls will work together in groups to create a webpage that also contains an online game.  Girls who join the club should attend each session. Register by visiting the Children's Desk or calling 781-455-7559 x 204.

The Gymnastics Varsity Workshop Returns!   Fun, pressure free gymnastics classes for boys and girls from preschool (age 4) through 6th grade. The classes are taught on Saturday mornings in December and January for only $70 by the gymnasts of the Needham High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics team.  Registration opens Friday, November 3!  Register Early, classes fill quickly.  Learn more and register on-line at 

Needham High School Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Silent Auction - Saturday, October 21, 9:30am to 4 pm Get an early start on holiday shopping! More than 100 juried artisans and vendors will be selling unique gifts and crafts, plus a fantastic Silent Auction and our famous Bake Sale! Check out the the vendors ahead of time by visiting www.needhamcraftfair.com or facebook.com/needhamcraftfair. Admission: $8/$6 seniors/kids 18 and under FREE.

Join BID Hospital Needham for our 19th Annual Gala, "Havana Nights," on¬†Saturday, October 28, 2017¬†at the Westin Copley Place, Boston from¬†6 p.m. to midnight. Festivities will include live entertainment by EYE2EYE, open bar, dinner, dancing, raffle prizes, silent auction, live auction and¬†Maria Stephanos, WCVB Channel 5 Evening Anchor, as the evenings emcee. Proceeds from the event will support the new Clinical Center at BID‚ÄďNeedham. The direct link and partnership BID Needham has to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center gives you the advantage of receiving world-class medical care in the comfort of our own community. Visit¬†www.bidneedham.org/Gala¬†for full details.

Request for Nominations of Adults Who Have Supported Youth and Families
Needham Youth & Family Services¬†is now accepting nominations for the Patrick C. Forde Good Person Memorial Award.¬† This award is designed to recognize a Needham adult who helps make the community a better place for youth and families through his/her volunteer work.  The award is recognition that through volunteerism and caring, each person in the community is able to enhance Needham. Nominations will be accepted until¬†October 28, 2017¬†and a nomination form and additional information can be found at¬†www.needhamma.gov/youth/fordeaward.
For more information or to nominate a person, please contact Maria Papantoniou at 781-455-7500 x267, email Maria at

The Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP) is seeking volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year to teach children to protect themselves from verbal, physical and sexual assault.  Applications are now being accepted for the training that begins on October 29.  For more information and an application, please contact Caren Nemtzow, Director, at cnemtzow@needhamcommunitycouncil.org or visit our website at

Circle of Hope, a Needham-based nonprofit, is looking for new volunteers!
The mission of Circle of Hope is to provide clothing and other necessities to 21 Boston-area homeless shelters and programs in order to preserve the health and dignity of homeless individuals and families. Volunteers can sign up for one or more 2-3 hour shifts per week, and right now we are specifically looking for people to fill morning shifts¬†Monday¬†‚ÄstThursday¬†between¬†9 am - noon.¬† To learn more about volunteering and how to apply, visit our website at¬†www.circleofhopeonline.org/volunteer¬†or contact Jody Barnet at¬†jody@circleofhopeonline.org.

¬†Needham Parents Care Brings You Another:  Parent Tip-of-the-Month: FRIENDSHIPS

 















































High Rock School
77 Ferndale Road
Needham, MA 02492

Jessica R. Downey, Principal
Kerry Agashe, Assistant Principal
Judith Murphy, Special Ed Coordinator
Kathy Carell, Lead Secretary

tel (781) 455-0455
fax (781) 455-0411

School Hours
7:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Early Release
7:40 - 11:30 a.m.
Delayed Opening
9:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Drop Off
7:25 - 7:35 a.m.
Pick Up
2:10 p.m.
(2:40 p.m. if seeking help from a teacher)
Drop-Off/Pick-Up Map