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

 

 

Click here for a Summer Reading Book List

 

        DATES TO REMEMBER                   

Monday August 28th Meet & Greet 6:00- 7:00

Wednesday August 30th First Day of School Grades 1- 4

August 30th & 31st Kindergarten Screenings

September 1st First Day for Kindergarten 

(Half day for Kindergarten ONLY out at 11:55)

      September 4th No School Labor Day       

   

Summer Planning

Summer is a time for adventure and fun. We need to maintain and extend your child’s learning over the summer. It is critical that your child spend thirty minutes daily either reading or listening to you read to them. Your child is a new reader and needs daily practice of reading and talking about stories.

If you struggle knowing what books your child should be reading or your child isn’t interested in reading I recommend a visit to ReadKiddoRead.com. This is a wonderful website for parents and teachers. The Greenfield Public Library welcomes families and is happy to help children and adults find a book to read. The library offers wonderful summer programs.

School Supplies-What does my child need for school next year?

Summer planning involves collecting school supplies for the new school year. Our classrooms are community classrooms filled with supplies to share. We recognize that many children like to have their own school supplies and suggest the following: a backpack, three one inch binders, wide ruled paper for the binders, three pocket folders, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks and a wide ruled composition book.

All clothing, boots, backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles and supplies need to be marked with your child’s name. In Kindergarten we recommend that your child have spare clothes at school for accidents that may happen during the day. These also need to be marked or packaged so your child’s name is attached to the clothing.

Every teacher at Newton School welcomes donations of Kleenex tissues and Clorox wipes throughout the school year.

Meals at Newton School-What does my child need for meals next year?

Newton School has a universal free breakfast and lunch program for all students. Families are still welcome to send a lunch from home but need to know that breakfast and lunch are available at no cost. We have an afternoon snack that is also free as part of our longer day. Teachers ask that parents send a healthy snack every day for mid-morning.

The School Day-When is the first day of school? When does school start?

The school day starts at 7:50 and dismissal is at 3:45. On half days school is dismissed at 11:55. Our buses arrive at different times and we load buses as they arrive. We have paraprofessionals who provide supervision on the playground starting at 7:30. School officially starts at 7:50. The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, August 30th for grades 1-12. The first day of school for Kindergarten is Friday, September 1. Welcome the Class of 2030!

       

 

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

*Photography by Paul Franz.