"My Ideal School" Contest
2,500 essays were sent in and Newton School's Savannah Glenn was 1 of ten First Grade winners.
Celebrating Older American Month at the Greenfield Senior Center
April All School Meeting
Congratulations Grinspoon Winner Ms. Witherell!
Ms. Goodwin, Mrs. Palermo and Ms. Weissman
Newton Spirit Week
Greetings from Newton School,
It has been a very special year at Newton School. We celebrated turning one hundred and met Newton Alumni that we carry in our hearts every day. The stories and feelings shared have made us appreciate our role as a neighborhood and community school. We have had many changes that wouldn’t have been possible without our community.
Our amazing new playground is loved and used every day with excitement and laughter. The dreams of wheelbarrows of mulch and shoveling mud with the incredible Penny Rickets and Christy Moore have faded but the playground stands as a monument to our community.
We have new sidewalks in front of Newton School. We learned about orange fences and that the color orange is used to signal the word caution. We enjoy walking on our new sidewalks when we Walk to School.
Fourth Grade stayed in the family. We loved having you stay.
We started Breakfast in the Classroom and love the sharing and calm this brings to our day. Many thanks to the EOS Foundation and Madison Walker for making breakfast an important part of our day. Some day we are taking our rolling carts on an adventure beyond the Newton walls.
We had a 100th Birthday party in the backyard. It was wonderful to share this special day with everyone. Members of our community came together and donated food, music and games. Our state representative Paul Mark joined us for our special event and we received a proclamation!
We honored veterans with cards, music, poems and a special day. We continue to thank the men and women who have served and are serving our country.
The roof happened again and again. A winter without buckets is a nice thing!
The modular classrooms arrived in the middle of an evening family event and today they house our students with central air and new Smart Boards.
Wireless came to Newton School courtesy of a grant along with twenty – four chrome books. The chrome book cart is always on the move!
Our teachers had children. The excitement of a two new babies in our Newton family brought joy and excitement. Welcome Jax and Brenden!
We read lots of great books. We met authors and some came to visit because they just had to meet us.
We learned about teeth and had a Dental Fair. Thanks to our friends from Community Health.
One class learned to cook thanks to Chef Molly and her volunteers from the Food Bank. Next year every fourth grade class will learn to cook.
We swam at the YMCA. Thank you for teaching us to enjoy the water and be safe during our adventures on the water.
We wrote books and became authors.
We celebrated Older American Month at the Senior Center with High Hopes and Sunshine. Thank you to our friends at the Senior Center!
We won awards for our hard work and celebrated our family.
We sang, hooped, sang, played instruments, created amazing art and had parades that celebrated life and community.
As we enter the final days of the school year we experience the excitement and sadness of an ending and a new beginning. Wishing everyone a healthy, happy and fun summer!
“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.” --Dr. Seuss
Remember to save those Box Tops! Each one represents ten cents towards a field trip for our children.
*Photography by Paul Franz.