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Greetings from Newton School

The 2019-20 school year has started off with an exciting event. Newton School was contacted by Good Morning America to be part of a surprise for Jami Witherell. Jami Witherell worked at Newton School for six years. During her time at Newton School she used a website called Donors Choose to help fund projects for her classroom. She also taught other teachers about the website. Teachers at Newton School had over $70,000 worth of projects funded by Donors Choose. Donors Choose has recognized Jami Witherell as a premiere teacher and asked her to talk about Donors Choose on Good Morning America. Jami took a job in West Springfield this summer. When she started talking to Good Morning America they realized the work she did happened at Newton School. Good Morning America filmed Newton staff and students who had Jami Witherell on September 4th. It was an exciting day filled with cameras, lights, memories and conversation about an amazing teacher and all she brought to our school. Our memories of Jami Witherell are filled with kindness, sparkle, glitter, love and adventure. Only Jami could Donors Choose to bring a Yoga teacher from England to teach yoga at Newton School for a day!

Good Morning America @ Newton School

Next, we were asked by Good Morning America to be part of the secret reveal to surprise Jami on Friday, September 13th at 8 a.m. live on television. We invited our whole third grade class to participate and planned a fun morning event visiting Jami at her new school in West Springfield. What was wonderful about the surprise was the story went from one about Donors Choose to one about an amazing teacher who touched the hearts of her students and the people she worked with. Jami will always be a member of the Newton family and we are excited to see what she does next.

Special teachers are held close in the hearts of children and adults. Please reach out to the teachers who have touched your life and thank them for what they brought to your life.

Visit DonorsChoose.org to see projects the teachers of  Newton School have submitted for funding. Visit https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/inspiring-teacher-raised-money-students-surprised-30k-fund-65576474 to watch the Good Morning America clip, or view below:


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

 

 



Newton is UNAFRAID

Jay presenting the i AM UNAFRAID anti-bullying presentation

Dr. Jay Banks came to show Newton how to be UNAFRAID when it comes to bullying

 

Last Day of School 2018-19 Celebration

Newton School created this fun video to celebrate the last day of school (June 18, 2019)    

 

Drumming Alive @ WHAI

Newton students drumming on WHAI Newton students at WHAI

 

UMASS Basketball Game

Newton students at UMASS

 

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

*Photography by Paul Franz.