Newton School

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Newton School Hours

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

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

Dismissal: 3:45pm

Early Release Days Dismissal: 11:55am

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Greetings from Newton School,

As we finish the school year many parents start thinking about next year. We hope you will join us for our Open House on August 27th from 5- 6 p.m. to meet our staff and tour the building. The first day of school for students in grades 1-4 is on August 29th. Students start school at 7:50 a.m. Parents may still drop off starting at 7:30. It is important that parents realize that children need to be picked up by 3:45p.m. If you need childcare after 3:45p.m., please make arrangements with an after school program. We have a variety of vans that pick up children from Newton School for local afterschool programs. We have vans from The Girls Club, the YMCA and the Afterschool Program that pick up children every day.

I want to extend a special warm welcome to our Kindergarten families. Our Kindergarten teachers will be contacting you to arrange a parent meeting to help your family experience a successful start to Kindergarten. If you have a new phone number, please contact our office at 772-1370 to update your information. Kindergarten Students will start school on Friday August 31st and their first day will be a half day with students dismissed at 11:55 a.m.

Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are free for all students who attend Newton School. We do ask that families provide a healthy snack for your child to have midmorning. Your child will need a morning snack starting the first day of school.

Back to School shopping has become a theme that starts earlier and earlier every year. We understand that parents want to know what their children need for school. Each classroom has community supplies that are shared by everyone. We accept donations to our classrooms with gratitude and appreciation. Teachers never have enough: Kleenex, Clorox wipes pencils, glue sticks or Crayola Markers. Your child may want their own supplies but it can also be powerful to start talking with your child about community. In our classrooms students use pencils, crayons, markers, single subject notebooks and two pocket folders. As students get older teachers use binders to teach organization skills.

Many adults have something that reminds them of the excitement of planning for the first day of school. The smell of a box of new crayons, the squeak of new sneakers on the freshly waxed floors, a new backpack, and my favorite, the memory of a special note put where you would find it by your mom. I recommend families find something fun to associate with Back to School. It isn’t about the stuff. It’s about the excitement of learning new things and making new friends. Our wish for every child is the love of reading so as you prepare for the start of a new school year start with the adventure of a new book to share as a family. Every child at Newton School has the same homework every day…read or listens to someone read to you for thirty minutes.

Many parents ask us how to help their child find a good book and we always recommend a visit to our Greenfield Public Library as well as a visit to the website readkiddoread.com. This website can help you and your child explore new books by age, topic and areas of interest.

Welcome to the Newton School family!

Melodie Goodwin

 

Upcoming Events

September 28th All School Meeting in the Newton Gym at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Zoey-Burton King at WHAI

Zoey Burton-King Drawing

My Ideal School Contest

      Congratulations Zoey for being an Ideal School Nominee! 

 

March 14th a Day of Kindness

New Day of Kindness White Board

Mrs. Encarnacao's "Bee Kind" Posters

Newton Bee Kind posters

Newton students singing 

Mrs Thurston's First Grade singing "I Will Be Your Friend"

  Newton student Jack poster    Newton student Jaelyn poster 

Ms. Witherell's class Friendship Posters

 Newton students coloring    Newton friendship hands posters   

Ms. Warren's class with Ms. Witherell's class "Friendship Hands"

 Newton friendship rocks    Newton students holding friendship rocks 

Mrs. Palermo and Ms. Witherell's classes make "Friendship Rocks"

  Newton Be Kind Rock    Newton Be the good rock

WHAI Tweet about Newton

Read Across America  

Newton students holding Dr. Seuss books      Newton students reading Dr. Suess books

Newton student doing classwork      Newton students doing classwork

Drumming Alive @ WHAI

Newton students drumming on WHAI Newton students at WHAI

 

UMASS Basketball Game

Newton students at UMASS

 

4th Grade Reads Essays on the Radio 

Newton students reading essay at WHAI

Newton Pajama Night with Community Readers & Wild Thing

Newton 2017 pajama night   Newton 2017 pajama night photo 2   Newton 2017 pajama night photo 3   Newton 2017 pajama night photo 4Newton 2017 pajama night photo 5

 

Fire Prevention Week    

fire prevention week photo  

 

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

*Photography by Paul Franz.