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  • Veterans Day Celebrated In The Elementary Schools

    Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.

    Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.

  • ‘Unidentified Man’ Near Middle Gate School Prompts Security Measures

    Middle Gate Elementary School entered “lock-in” mode for about 45 minutes on Wednesday, October 22, while police investigated the circumstances surrounding the presence of an unidentified man who was spotted on the school grounds.

    There were no injuries in the incident, police said.

    Through their probe, police determined that situation amounted to “a misunderstanding,” said police Sergeant David Kullgren.

  • A Beautiful Day In The Field

    A very traditional field day event, scooter races had pairs of students rolling across a section of playground, racing against three other teams.

  • 2013-14 School Year Ends With Smiles

    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.

  • Middle Gate Madness

    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.

  • Middle Gate’s Fourth Graders Transform Into Connecticut Historical Figures

    Middle Gate Elementary School fourth grader Owen Reinhart presented Noah Webster during the school’s Living Biographies project on Friday, April 25.

  • Author Sara Pennypacker Helps Celebrate Middle Gate Loves To Read Week

    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.

  • Newtown School Concert Dates

    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.

  • Middle Gate Preparing For A Week Of Reading

    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.

  • Newtown Recovery Project Slates Parent Forums At Sandy Hook, Middle Gate Schools

    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.