Newton School

Picture of Newton School

*Photography by Paul Franz.

Greetings from Newton School

It has been a very long winter and Newton School is looking forward to the warmth of spring. We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2028! Kindergarten registration is open to all families and we look forward to meeting the newest members of our family. It was recently decided that grade four would remain at elementary schools. Third grade families still have the option of applying to The Math and Science Academy for fourth grade. At Newton School our two modular classrooms have to be removed and this may impact our grade four. We are hopeful that the town will approve funding to replace our classrooms. Please let your local town councilor know how important it is to keep fourth grade at Newton School.

We finish our third grade PARCC testing on April 6th and to celebrate we have the Tanglewood Marionettes coming on April 7th to present Cinderella. This is something special we look forward to every year. Children get to see a story brought to life in an amazing way. On April 9th the third grade will be attending the Pioneer Valley Symphony at GMS. Our children are excited about music and enjoy experiencing different types of music. Thank you to the Pioneer Valley Symphony for performing for the third and fourth grade students of Greenfield. Bravo! The Greenfield Public Schools Film Festival will take place on April 10. Please join us for a fun night of watching films and paying tribute to our film stars! Our students have made amazing films that will be shared at the festival. On April 10th and 17th, students will be dismissed early at 11:55 for parent conferences. April vacation is from April 20th-24th. On April 30th Newton School will join the other elementary schools on a Walk to School Event. This is a fun and healthy event to promote pedestrian safety and walking in our community.

On April 8th at 5:30 in the Town Hall Conference Room there will be a public hearing requesting funding for the Newton Playground. Please join us in telling the town how important a new playground is to Newton School. Your voice counts!