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  • Sandy Hook School Students Skype With Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola

    Sandy Hook School students spoke with author and illustrator Tomie dePaola during two sessions on Friday, May 16, using Skype, an online communication program.

    Mr dePaola spoke with the students from the comfort of his studio, where he said he completes all of his illustrations. Mr dePaola, according to his website tomie.com, has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered.

  • Boards Preview SHS Renderings

    Ahead of an expected June 5 town presentation on the plans for Sandy Hook Elementary School, representatives of Svigals + Partners unveiled some of the first renderings of the new building during a Public Building & Site and Board of Education joint meeting Wednesday, May 14.

  • Sandy Hook School Students Launch Space Talk

    Astronauts Rick Mastracchio, left, and Steve Swanson shared a Sandy Hook School t-shirt that was brought to the International Space Station through a video conference held on Tuesday, April 8, with students at the school.

  • ‘One School One Read’ Book Announced At Sandy Hook School

    Around Sandy Hook School on Friday, March 14, were clues to this year’s One School One Read book.

    During multiple presentations for different grade levels, Sandy Hook School library/media specialist Yvonne Cech and reading consultant Cynthia McArthur unveiled this year’s One School One Read title.

    As Ms Cech explained to one group on Friday, the program has the entire school community — including students, staff, and parents — read the same book at once.

  • Sandy Hook Cub Scout Ventures To DC To Report To The Nation

    Edwin Tout, a fourth grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a Pack 170 Webelos Den 5 member, was one of nine scouts chosen from across the country that represented the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, DC, February 22 to 27, to present the Boy Scouts of America’s annual Report to the Nation to top US officials.

    The report is designated in the Boy Scouts of America’s congressional charter and highlighted the organization’s achievements in 2013, according to the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Design For Sandy Hook School Continues To Unfold

    A week after presenting the first designs for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School to members of the Public Building and Site Commission and the Board of Education, representatives of Svigals + Partners were back with more concepts on Wednesday, February 19.

  • Valentines For Troops Effort Sending Local Love Overseas

    Prepared with love from Sandy Hook School students were 44 boxes of Valentine wishes and goods going to service men and women overseas.

    With the help of Newtown’s Post Master Cathy Zieff, Supervisor Richard Crowther, and postal carrier David Link, students, parents, and school staff on Friday, February 7, readied packages in an annual Valentines For Troops effort at Sandy Hook School, currently housed at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School.

  • School Board, Building Panel Review Sandy Hook Building Designs

    Public Building and Site Commission and Board of Education members described one of three design schemes for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School as elegant, efficient, and simple. The plans were presented by Svigals + Partners Tuesday, February 11, at a joint meeting of the two boards.

  • Company Apologizes For Using 12/14 Crime Scene Photo To Market Window Treatment

    A South Carolina company that has installed protective window coverings at the US Capitol and other buildings around the world is apologizing for an email advertisement that used a photo of the shot-out entrance to Sandy Hook School.

    The Associated Press reported January 31 that Commercial Window Shield of Taylors, S.C., sent an email Tuesday to school officials across Connecticut. The email said the window coverings can stop bullets and keep out intruders.

  • Snowflakes Fall Author And Illustrator Visit Sandy Hook School

    Former resident and renowned children’s book illustrator and author Steven Kellogg and award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan visited Sandy Hook Elementary School on Thursday, January 16.

    Mr Kellogg and Ms MacLachlan worked together to create Snowflakes Fall in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. According to a description of the book, it portrays the beauty, joy, and sorrow of life’s natural cycle.