Greetings from Newton School!
We will kick-off our Penny War on Monday, February 8th and end our Penny War on February 12th. A Penny War is a way to teach children about the value of a penny and giving back to the community. During our Penny War we will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and learn important information about our sixteenth president. We will also look closely at the penny and discuss the symbols and words on the penny. Each grade level will choose a charity to raise pennies for. The grade level that wins the Penny War will donate all the pennies to their charity. Children need to earn the pennies to help with our goal of teaching children the value of money. Please think of ways your child can earn pennies.
Our students and teachers are very excited about a new computer program called Fasstmath. Fasstmath is a web-based math program for grades 1-4 that provides targeted practice and instruction that children need to develop math fluency skills. Our students can use Fasstmath at home. Teachers will be sending home parent letters with detailed information about logging on from home. If you have not received this information by vacation please contact your child’s teacher. Ask your child about this new program.
On Thursday, February 10, 2016 we will celebrate the 100th Day of School. As a school we are celebrating our 100th year as a learning community so the 100th day of school during the 100th year will be filled with fun celebrations of 100. Join us and make 100 special on February 10th.
Please read to your child every day.
Click here for info on our 2016 Penny War
Remember to save those Box Tops! Each one represents ten cents towards a field trip for our children.
*Photography by Paul Franz.