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Earth Week

  • Environmental Lessons Take Root

    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.

  • HRRA Representatives Visit Middle Gate

    “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.