Head O' Meadow

  • Head O’ Meadow Named National PTA School Of Excellence

    Head O’ Meadow Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2015-17 school years, as announced by the school this week.

    The National PTA’s School of Excellence is a program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students, according to the National PTA.

  • Ready For Lift-Off, 2015-16 School Year Begins

    Head O’ Meadow students were led off their buses to the school on Thursday, August 27, for the first day of the 2015-16 school year.

    Inside the school teachers and staff waited to greet the students, and near the entrance physical education teachers Steve Dreger and Alex Amaru shared high-fives with students.

    Mr Amaru, who is new to the school, welcomed the students with a special, “It’s my first day, too!”

    “Welcome back everybody!” Principal Barbara Gasparine said, smiling as students stepped off a bus.

  • Continuing Education SMART Camp Program Begins

    Newtown Continuing Education has launched the 24th year of its SMART camp.

    The Summer, Music, and Art camp is held at Head O’Meadow School and offers a variety of different classes for children from kindergarten to sixth grade.

    “A program with that kind of longevity tells you that the children are having a good time, and the parents are happy. So here we are, 24 years later,” said Stephanie Schwartz, the program's site supervisor.

  • Head O' Meadow Holds Annual Awards Assembly

    Head O' Meadow Elementary School student Emily Jackson received a hug from math/science specialist Gail Maletz during the Awards Assembly on June 16. Emily earned the highest score in the school's Math Superstar program.

  • Sportsmanship The Theme For Head O’ Meadow Spirit Day

    Head O’ Meadow fourth grader Ellie Meyer shows her Yellow Team spirit with a sunny boa, yellow hair, and face paint, as she contemplates tossing her water balloon, Friday, May 29, at HOM Spirit Day.

  • Head O’ Meadow Participates In Project ACES

    Head O’ Meadow Elementary School physical education teacher Steven “Coach” Dreger welcomed the entire student body and educators inside the school’s cafetorium on Wednesday, May 6.

    “We are doing Project ACES [All Children Exercise Simultaneously],” Coach Dreger said. Later he said, “That means that children across our great nation are standing up and exercising with us.”

  • Spring Concert Assembly At Head O’ Meadow

    As Head O’ Meadow Principal Barbara Gasparine told her assembled students on Thursday, April 30, the fourth grade students had worked had for their Spring Concert.

    Ms Gasparine continued to welcome the students to the assembly and explained it was being held ahead of the school’s Spring Concert on Monday, May 4, for family and friends.

    Head O’ Meadow music teacher Cynthia Holberg led her students through playing songs on recorders and singing.

  • Connecticut Audubon Society Visits Head O’ Meadow

    Connecticut Audubon Society Education Manager and teacher Tricia Kevalis visited with Head O’ Meadow Elementary School students on Monday, March 9, with a number of other “visitors.”

    Ms Kevalis explained to first grade students in Carol Howard’s class she was there to speak with the students about animals that live in Connecticut forests.

    “We are going to start at the top of the forest,” said Ms Kevalis, who spoke in a number of classrooms during her visit to Head O’ Meadow.

  • Head O’ Meadow Holds STEM Night

    Head O’ Meadow third and fourth grade students and their family members participated in an evening event that highlighted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities on Thursday, February 5.

    The STEM night was a joint effort between the school, the Head O’ Meadow PTA, and the EverWonder Children’s Museum, which had staff members and volunteers attend the event.

  • Head O’ Meadow Winter Concert Assembly Held

    Before Head O’ Meadow fourth grade chorus students performed their Winter Concert during the evening of January 7, the students also sang their prepared songs for their fellow students during as assembly on Tuesday, January 6.

    Members of the fourth grade Singers group introduced each song sung on Tuesday, and Head O’ Meadow music teacher Cynthia Holberg led her students through each song.