• Local Girl Scouts Collecting For ‘Bedtime Bundles’

    Newtown Girl Scout Troop 50859 members Maria Ringes and Diana Kirkman, both students at Immaculate High School, are hoping to provide “Bedtime Bundles” for children who stay overnight at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. The collection ...

  • Newtown Kids Are Welcomed Back To The District's Schools

    Students across the district stepped onto buses for the first time of the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, August 27, while teachers and school staff waited to welcome them. At Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, school faculty and staff waited inside the school’s main entrance, at the ready to offer greetings and assistance to classrooms. “Welcome back to school,” one staff member said as students stepped off the first round of buses at the school. Transportation Manager and Co-Owner of All-Star Transportation Richard Dufour reported a “great morning” by 10:30 am. Mr Dufour said there was a slight delay at the high school at the start of the morning, but overall the first day of the 2013-14 school year was much better than the previous school year.

  • Dr. Reed's Request To Parents: Do Not Show Up, Call During 'Lock-Ins'

    "ALL CHILDREN ARE SAFE," was both a direct message and the overarching theme of an extensive memo sent to parents late last week by Interim School Superintendent Dr. John Reed. The letter was also posted on social networks and provided to The Newtown Bee on August 24. After welcoming remarks and revealing his own excitement as the new school year begins, Dr. Reed quickly moves into several major points - all involving the safety of students.

  • Harvest Feast Finalizes Waldorf School Summer Camp

    After weeks of preparation, a harvest feast was held Friday, August 16, to mark the end of Housatonic Valley Waldorf School summer camp. The summer camp at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School was offered for students between the ages of 3 and 12.

  • Two Students Presented VFW Scholarships

    Newtown VFW Post 308 Senior Vice Commander Brendan Dlouhy announced Newtown High School 2013 graduates Kate Rebman and Mark Todd as recipients of $500 scholarships during a short ceremony on Monday, August 19.  “We’re very proud of the ess...

  • French Students Visit Newtown For Summer Vacation

    Reflecting on their summer vacation with The Bee recently, Newtown High School rising senior Jordan Trager and rising junior Kristina Tollkuci both smiled when describing what made this summer special for them. After participating in a study tour ...

  • Premiere Event To Be Hosted At Library For ‘City Of Bones’

    Fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series and those anxiously awaiting the book series’ first installment, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to hit the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, are welcome to stop by C.H. B...

  • Kidologie Goes Back To School Event Set For August 18 In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL — The second Annual Kidologie Goes Back to School event is set for August 18 from 11 am until 4 pm in the Lord & Taylor Court at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The free event will be held on the first day of Connecticut’s Tax Free Sh...

  • Newtown Hears A Who, ‘Seussical’ Successfully Staged

    The 12.14 Foundation’s production of Seussical: The Musical had audiences singing along with the cast of Newtown’s children during their four productions in the Newtown High School auditorium that ran over the course of August 9, 10, and 11.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse To Host Back-To-School Ice Cream Social

    Ben’s Lighthouse, an organization dedicated to supporting and uplifting the children of Newtown in the wake of 12/14, will host an ice cream social on Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Church. It will feature local dignitaries and celebrities scooping ice cream from Ferris Acres Creamery. In addition, Newtown Acts of Kindness will be providing free lemonade and lemonade stand kits, there will be activities and information booths sponsored by A Bead of Roses, Connecticut Music Therapy, Emerald Sketch Art Therapists, Ben’s Bells and the REACH program. Comfort pets and members of Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club are also expected to be on hand.