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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.

In a classroom with KidsFit furniture children have the ability for movement 100% of the time while learning.  Instructional time is not cut short for physical activity it happens while the instruction is happening.  Research findings suggest that classrooms that use this type of approach run more smoothly, students mood/mental health improves, student grades improve and the child’s physical health improves.



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Newton School Hours

Drop off: 7:30- 7:50

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

Dismissal 3:45

Early Release Days Dismissal is 11:55




September 30th  

Newton All School Meeting 8:30

Please join us in the Newton Gym for our first All School Meeting of the school year 



October at Newton School


October 6th- Picture Day

October 6th- Open House 5- 6:30

October 26th- Pajama Night 5- 6:30

October 27th- Early dismissal 11:55

Parent/ Teacher Conferences

October 28th- Early Dismissal 11:55

Parent / Teacher Conferences

October 28th All School Meeting 8:30


Greetings from Newton School,

Teachers are returning from summer adventures and classrooms are beginning to sparkle with the excitement of a new school year.  We have said farewell to some much loved members of our Newton family and are welcoming new members.

Farewell to Our Newton Family Members

Mrs. Iacuessa retired in June.  She will be missed and has promised to visit during her adventures.

Mrs. Pecoy resigned to take a teaching position ten minutes from home.  Mrs. Pecoy was driving over an hour to work every day. She and her son are very excited to have more time together!

Dr. Strader resigned and is off to the Philippines to teach.  We wish him safe travels and the joy of a new adventure!  

Welcome to Our New Newton Family Members

We welcome Shelly Thurston to First Grade.  She is joining us with twenty years of experience from Athol.  The First Grade Team is excited to have their third member back.

We welcome Meaghan Power to Second Grade. Ms. Power comes to us from Bernardston and has experience in fourth and second grade.  The Second Grade Team is enjoying getting to know their new team member.

We welcome Norm Proulx to Fourth Grade.  Mr. Proulx was a long - term substitute in Third Grade last year.  Mr. Proulx will be teaching Fourth Grade with Mr. Stone.  We are very happy to have him join our family on a permanent basis!

We welcome Jessica Evans as our new Music Teacher.  Ms. Evans is excited to be part of a school that celebrates music!

We welcome Jessica Brown back to Newton School.  Mrs. Brown will be coming back to provide help to students in mathematics.  We’ve missed her and are very happy to have her back.

We welcome Kelly Liimatainen and Nicole Glabach as new paraprofessionals to our Newton family.  We look forward to getting to know them!


Newton Teams


Eileen Brown

Jeanne Encarnacao

Jackie Swist


First Grade

Jennifer Hayes

Shelley Thurston

Mickey Warren


Second Grade

Taylor Lively

Alison Palermo

Meaghan Power


Third Grade

Rebecca Gutierrez

Britney Skiff

Jami Witherell



Fourth Grade

Norman Proulx

Erik Stone



Jessica Evans, Music

Stacy Quinn, Art

Christine Russell, P.E.








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

*Photography by Paul Franz.