Newton School

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Newton School Hours

Drop off: 7:30am-7:50am

School Day Begins at 7:50 with Breakfast in the Classroom

Dismissal: 3:45pm

Early Release Days Dismissal: 11:55am

          

Newton School January 2017 Calendar

 

 Composting at Newton School

On Dec. 13, Newton School started composting all the food and paper waste from its cafeteria and kitchen. All of the materials are collected in bright yellow barrels lined with compostable bags and put in a special 2-cubic yard compost dumpster. The dumpster is emptied weekly and the contents are taken to Martin's Farm in Greenfield. Here are the results from weighing the waste for the first 5 days of the compost program:
 
386 pounds of compostables
and only 97 pounds of trash!
 
That's 80% compost, and only 20% trash!
Thank you to the 4th Grade Green Team for helping monitor the compost at lunch, and for helping me weigh the bags after lunch every day. We're now done weighing the wastes: great job! We'll keep recording the number of bags of each type each day.

Students pushing barrels of compost

Students standing next to compost 

 

WHAI Newton School

We are excited to announce the arrival of Kidsfit furniture in second grade. The mission of Kidsfit is to change the future for all children, by increasing their health, wellness and education through movement.  Grants from the EOS Foundation, Links to Libraries, Action for Healthy Kids and Expanded Learning Time made this innovative approach to learning possible.

 

          Newton students in WHAI radio station

 

 

Remember to save those Box Tops!  Box Tops logoEach one represents ten cents towards a field trip for our children.

*Photography by Paul Franz.