• Veterans Day Celebrated By Newtown Schools

    Across the school district on Monday, November 11, students marked Veterans Day in different ways. Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Middle Gate Elementary School held breakfast events for visiting veterans, while Newtown High School offered a luncheon. Head O’ Meadow, Sandy Hook School, Middle Gate, and Newtown High School also held assemblies for students to learn more about Veterans Day from veterans and to honor those in attendance who have served the country. Hawley Elementary School, Reed Intermediate School, and Newtown Middle School left the choice of how to mark the day up to individual classes or clusters...

  • NHS Staging ‘Noises Off’ This Weekend

    The Newtown High School Drama Club will present Noises Off, Thursday, November 14, through Sunday, November 17. By Tuesday, November 12, both student directors for the play, Kylie Gallagher and Brittany Pearson, had everything under control as the first full dress rehearsal of the play began. Noises Off, Brittany explained, “is about a director and his troupe of actors who are putting on a show called Nothing On, so it is a play within a play...

  • Newtown Middle School Student Council Collecting For WIN

    Food items have already started piling up for the Newtown Middle School Student Council’s food drive to collect for the Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) yearly Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. According to Nadia Papalia, one of the advisors for the Student Council, the middle school’s collection will be open until November 22. Along with middle school students being encouraged to bring in donations to their homerooms, Ms Papalia said members of the community can also drop donations off at the school’s main office with a note for the donation to go to her...

  • Kids Walk For Dogs Saturday, November 16

    The 3rd Annual Kids Lend a Paw (KLAP) dog walk has been set for Saturday, November 16, at Fairfield Hills. Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Maddie Stites began Kids Lend a Paw three years ago to raise money to support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Through bake sales and the two past dog walks, Maddie said she has raised roughly $2,000. This year Maddie hopes to raise $1,000 at the November 16 KLAP kids dog walk.

  • Annual Grandparents Day At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Fraser Woods Montessori School held its annual Grandparents Day on Friday, October 25, to celebrate the family and friends of the school’s students. Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed all in attendance during an opening reception in the school’s gymnasium, which followed refreshments being offered in the school’s commons...

  • Ocean Day At Trinity Day School

    Trinity Day School celebrated Ocean Day on Friday, October 25. The event consisted of different play centers specialized for the 4-year-old children, with a parent volunteer or teacher at each station to help oversee the activity. Trinity Day School Director Kathryn Cornelio explained to the students how the event would go throughout the day and how they would participate...

  • Children’s Adventure Center To Begin Storytelling Series

    The Children’s Adventure Center is opening its new library of children’s books, known as “The Joy of Books,” to all area preschool children. The Rotary Club of Newtown donated the new library, which is intended for preschool students, parents, and preschool teachers, to the center, at 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The library will be open for a series of free storytelling events for the public. The events are called “Sandy Hook Bookworms” and will be held in the new Sunshine Room at the center. The first storyteller for the series will be Ray Sipherd of Newtown, and the first event is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, from 10 to 11:30 am.

  • Middle Gate’s First Community Circle Of The School Year

    For Middle Gate Elementary School’s first Community Circle all-school assembly of the 2013-14 school year, fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class has something special prepared: A rap. First grade teacher Melissa DiPaola welcomed all in attendance for the Community Circle, held on October 25, and explained, “The fourth graders have worked hard to teach us something today.”

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Open House

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 1 Jacklin Road, has scheduled an open house event for Tuesday, November 19, starting at 7 pm. The event will include a “walk through” of the first through eighth grades conducted by faculty and alumni.

  • NMS Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

    The top three winning student groups from this year’s Newtown Middle School My Favorite Scarecrow Contest have been announced. Created by Teresa Forlenzo and Rachel O’Grady, the “Scrat” scarecrow portraying a character from the movie Ice Age took first place. The “One Direction Minions” scarecrow — created by Priya Deraney, Izzy Kaiser, and Caroline Viselli — took second place, and the “Kevin” scarecrow — created by Olivia Mubarek, Amanda Berry, Hana Rosenthal, Tess Mubarek, and Jessica Stolfi — took third place...