- Friday, April 17, 2015
With students reading to one another, Middle Gate Loves To Read Week came to a close on Friday, April 10.
The week began on Monday, April 6, with a presentation shared by third grade students in teacher Clair DeSisto’s class with the entire school, during to assemblies.
As Middle Gate reading specialist Lina Silveira explained before the presentation, the week is a celebration of all the reading activities students do daily and promotes a continued love of literacy.
- Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:52 am
In preparation for a week of reading and ahead of an author’s visit in May, third grade students in teacher Claire DeSisto’s class gave a presentation on Monday, April 6, to kick-off Middle Gate Loves To Read Week.
Two assemblies were held during the day for Ms DeSisto’s students to share their presentation with the full school.
“We hope you enjoy Middle Gate Loves To Read Week,” the students all said together at the end of their first presentation.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:20 am
Middle Gate Elementary School students navigated one course in the school’s gymnasium using a wheelchair on Wednesday, February 25, while in another corner students wearing blindfolds used canes to navigate their way around cones.
This year’s Differences Day, which is an annual event at the school, offered a range of activities and lessons to highlight differences people may have from one another. Fourth grade students at Middle Gate participated in the event.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:19 am
State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.
According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:51 am
A group of Middle Gate Elementary School students huddled inside a classroom on Tuesday, February 24, to participate in one session of the “EverWonder on the Road” after-school program.
Pam Fagan, Middle Gate Elementary School’s retired math/science specialist, has been returning to work with Middle Gate students and EverWonder Children’s Museum Program Coordinator Janis Hubina for the program.
- Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:57 am
Susan Rosano, an artist with Arts for Learning Connecticut who recently moved to Vermont, worked to prepare paints and one of what will be nine murals for Middle Gate Elementary School’s cafeteria during the evening of Tuesday, February 10.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:35 am
Middle Gate Elementary School students and their family members were huddled in line in Edmond Town Hall’s lobby last Friday night, just before a special private showing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
The event was the school’s Middle Gate Family Movie Night, as a handout from the Movie Night Committee for the event explained, but it was the first showing at Edmond Town Hall for the program.
- Friday, January 2, 2015
For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.
The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones was ready in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, December 23, when students walked in for an assembly.
“This is our Middle Gate musical winter sing-a-long!” Ms Jones announced, wearing a festive hat and outfit.
After introducing students to the assembly, Ms Jones seated herself at a piano and led students and faculty through singing a Winter Fantasy and Jingle Bells combination.
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Middle Gate Elementary School students were offered a challenge during two school assemblies on Wednesday, December 10: to conduct at least 1,000 acts of kindness by the end of the school year.
“We’re here to talk about kindness,” said Middle Gate third grade teacher Claire DeSisto, who welcomed students to the first Community Circle assembly last Wednesday.
Kindness, as Ms DeSisto pointed out to the students, is something the school community has discussed and focused on before.