- Thursday, July 10, 2014
A very traditional field day event, scooter races had pairs of students rolling across a section of playground, racing against three other teams.
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
As students arrived at Middle Gate Elementary School on Wednesday, June 18, for the final day of the 2013-14 school year, music teacher Tina Jones stood waiting to greet students who were dropped off by parents.
With her arms wide open, as if ready to hug each of the students, Ms Jones sang, “Happy last day of school.”
For some students she had a cheer at the ready.
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Middle Gate Elementary School’s PTA hosted a “Middle Gate Madness” event Friday evening, May 23.
Although the rainy weather affected a number of planned outdoor activities, many of the attractions were moved inside and the event, from there, reportedly went off without a hitch.
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Middle Gate Elementary School fourth grader Owen Reinhart presented Noah Webster during the school’s Living Biographies project on Friday, April 25.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
As part of its Middle Gate Loves To Read Week, celebrated April 7 to 11, students at the school heard a presentation and met author Sara Pennypacker on Monday, April 7.
“It’s still amazing that Sara Pennypacker is here,” said Middle Gate language arts consultant Mary Blair before the presentation began.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Students in the Newtown Public School’s Music Department are preparing for upcoming spring concerts scheduled for each school.
The following is a recent listing released by the school district of the 2013 Spring Concert dates. Note some concerts are set to be presented at locations other than the school that will be performing.
The Newtown High School Composers’ Concert will kick off the spring concert season Wednesday, April 23, beginning at 7 pm at NHS.
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
During two assemblies on Tuesday, April 1, Middle Gate Elementary School students learned what to expect when the school celebrates its “Middle Gate Loves To Read Week” April 7 to 11.
As Middle Gate Language Arts Consultant Mary Blair explained during both assemblies, a number of activities are planned for Middle Gate Loves To Read Week.
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, which will take place at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Middle Gate Elementary School.
The Sandy Hook School Parent Forums, “Helping Manage Challenging Behaviors and Discussions with Your Child” and “Informational Session for Sandy Hook Parents with Connecticut Office of Victim Services,” are set for Monday, February 24.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
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.”
- Friday, May 17, 2013
As parents and student visitors arrived inside Middle Gate Elementary School fourth grade classrooms on Friday, May 3, students were posed, in costume, and waiting to be tapped on the shoulder — an action that sparked the start of many speeches for the school’s Living Biographies project.