- 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.
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Across the district, students received blue spruce saplings last week, thanks to volunteer work and donations.
Now in its 26th year, the program began with an anonymous donor known as the Tree Lady. Through the October Hill Foundation grant, many trees have been distributed to students throughout the years. This year Middle Gate Elementary School math/science specialist Pam Fagan said roughly 1,300 trees were sent home with Newtown students.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
“Good morning and happy Earth Week,” said Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) Director Cheryl Reedy, greeting students at Middle Gate Elementary School on April 22.
Ms Reedy and HRRA Assistant Director Jen Iannucci visited with students in math/science specialist Pam Fagan’s classroom on Monday to share ways the students can “reduce, reuse, recycle” and, by doing so, cut down the amount of trash thrown away each year.