- Thursday, October 2, 2014
Before entering school at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School on Tuesday, September 30, students first had to make their way through a protest.
Head O’ Meadow Library/Media Specialist Bev Bjorklund explained that before the event, students at the Boggs Hill Road school had read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt in class, and the staged protest was held as a celebration of that reading experience.
- Friday, September 12, 2014
Head O’ Meadow Elementary School had a visitor on Monday, September 8, who helped unveil the school’s Friendship Bench.
Acacia “Tiny” Woodley of Palm Bay, Fla.,, was introduced during a morning assembly by school Principal Barbara Gasparine, and before Acacia explained why she was at the school, she shared a story.
Acacia told a story about a baby hippopotamus who befriends an old tortoise, despite having very little in common with each other at the start of their friendship.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm
It was Spirit Day at Head O’ Meadow School, Friday, June 6, and school pride was evident, from hair dyed to match class T-shirts, to painted faces and colorful wigs, and a hillside painted to read “There’s No Place Like HOM!”
- Friday, May 30, 2014
For the first year, said Head O’ Meadow Elementary School art teacher Donna Perugini, her school’s annual art show included works created by kindergarten students, thanks to the addition of full-day kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Head O’ Meadow Elementary School joined other schools and organizations around the world on Wednesday, May 7, when staff, students, and administrators at the school gathered in the school’s cafetorium to exercise.
“Is everybody ready to move today?” asked physical education teacher Steve “Coach” Dreger before leading the gathered school community, with the help of a few chosen students, through exercises.
- Monday, April 21, 2014
Head O’ Meadow students cast their votes Monday, April 21, on which category of books they would like purchased for the school’s library.
The event is a yearly one at the school, and library/media specialist Bev Bjorklund said she prepared the students to cast their ballots by speaking to them about the importance of voting.
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Letters from Sandy Hook — Newtown to the World, compiled and edited by Sandy Hook resident Suzanne Davenport, has been released. The book is available at The Newtown Bee office, C.H. Booth Library, and Everything Newtown. The cost of the book is $30 and when purchased at any of the abovementioned locations, all of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Newtown Memorial Fund. The book is available on Amazon, but the foundation gets only three percent of the proceeds in that case.
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
For Head O’ Meadow’s Holiday Shop this year, PTA members set up something different.
Every item offered in the Holiday Shop, which was set up on the cafetorium’s stage behind closed curtains December 12 and 13, was $4. The items ranged from candies to candles. For each item the student purchased, $1 was given to a charity.
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Dance China New York performers presented two shows on Monday, November 25, during an assembly for Head O’ Meadow students.
Amy Fralley, co-chair of the PTA Cultural Arts Committee and mother of a third grade student, explained she had been researching different assemblies to come to the school. Her goal for bringing Dance China New York to the students was, “to offer diversity to their learning.”
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
A group of Lions Club and VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) volunteers along with optometrist Dr Joseph Young, of Village Eye Care on Church Hill Road, provided pediatric eye screenings throughout the week of Monday, November 4, for preschool students.
Following the event, Dr Young said it was “wildly successful.”