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  • Dr. Reed's Request To Parents: Do Not Show Up, Call During 'Lock-Ins'

    "ALL CHILDREN ARE SAFE," was both a direct message and the overarching theme of an extensive memo sent to parents late last week by Interim School Superintendent Dr. John Reed. The letter was also posted on social networks and provided to The Newtown Bee on August 24. After welcoming remarks and revealing his own excitement as the new school year begins, Dr. Reed quickly moves into several major points - all involving the safety of students.

  • Harvest Feast Finalizes Waldorf School Summer Camp

    After weeks of preparation, a harvest feast was held Friday, August 16, to mark the end of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School summer camp. The summer camp at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School was offered for students between the ages of 3 and 12.

  • Two Students Presented VFW Scholarships

    Newtown VFW Post 308 Senior Vice Commander Brendan Dlouhy announced Newtown High School 2013 graduates Kate Rebman and Mark Todd as recipients of $500 scholarships during a short ceremony on Monday, August 19.  “We’re very proud of the ess...

  • French Students Visit Newtown For Summer Vacation

    Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them. After participating in a study tour ...

  • Premiere Event To Be Hosted At Library For ‘City Of Bones’

    Fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series and those anxiously awaiting the book series’ first installment, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to hit the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, are welcome to stop by C.H. B...

  • Kidologie Goes Back To School Event Set For August 18 In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL — The second Annual Kidologie Goes Back to School event is set for August 18 from 11 am until 4 pm in the Lord & Taylor Court at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The free event will be held on the first day of Connecticut’s Tax Free Sh...

  • Newtown Hears A Who, ‘Seussical’ Successfully Staged

    The 12.14 Foundation’s production of Seussical: The Musical had audiences singing along with the cast of Newtown’s children during their four productions in the Newtown High School auditorium that ran over the course of August 9, 10, and 11.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Back-To-School Ice Cream Social

    Ben’s Lighthouse, an organization dedicated to supporting and uplifting the children of Newtown in the wake of 12/14, will host an ice cream social on Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Church. It will feature local dignitaries and celebrities scooping ice cream from Ferris Acres Creamery. In addition, Newtown Acts of Kindness will be providing free lemonade and lemonade stand kits, there will be activities and information booths sponsored by A Bead of Roses, Connecticut Music Therapy, Emerald Sketch Art Therapists, Ben’s Bells and the REACH program. Comfort pets and members of Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club are also expected to be on hand.

  • Newtown Public Schools Free And Reduced Meals Available

    The Newtown Public Schools offer a choice of healthy meals each school day. Children may buy reduced price lunches at all of the town's public school; reduced rate breakfast is also available at Newtown Middle School and Newtown High School. The program runs from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014. Applications will be sent home with students during the first week of school.

  • Local Readers Rise To Library’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge

    With the summer coming to a close, Kim Weber of C.H. Booth Library’s Young Adult section is pleased with the level of participation in this summer’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge. “There are so many books that are just flying off the shel...