• Michaelmas Festival At The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School hosted its annual Michaelmas on Friday, September 27. This year marked the school’s 20th anniversary of celebrating its play. According to the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, the Michaelmas Festival is done every September to honor St Michael, an iron sword-bearing mythical dragon-slayer. The school explains that Michael’s legend symbolizes autumn resurgence and striving to overcome inner dragons like doubt, greed, laziness, and fears for the future...

  • Facing Parenting With Faith And Courage

    Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. invites all parents and caregivers to attend what organizers say will be an unforgettable new program: "Facing Parenting with Faith and Courage," by Norm Bossio. Insight and wisdom come with years of experience, and Mr Bossio has a remarkable way of sharing his while enlightening and motivating parents and caregivers who face parenting with the challenges of today’s world. On Tuesday, October 8, at 7 pm, Mr Bossio will speak at Newtown Middle School.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Classes Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program. Further information is also available at www.newtowncontinuinged.org...

  • Singing Peace Around The World

    Fraser Woods Montessori School students gathered outside the school on Friday, September 20, to sing, continuing a worldwide acknowledgement of this year’s International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21. Fraser-Woods Montessori School student sang “Light a Candle for Peace” at 11 am, as students, faculty, staff, and school family members joined hands in a circle on the school’s back field...

  • Students Learn Lobbying Skills

    When Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) scheduled a trip to Washington, D.C., along with gun violence victims and family members, for September 17 to 19, the Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) group at Newtown High School also planned to go. Newtown Action Alliance is a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reduce gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change. Jr NAA is led by teens. Looking back on the trip this week...

  • Remo Donates To NHS Bands

    Remo — a California-based company that produces drumsets, world percussion instruments, and drumheads, according to its website — recently donated $2,500 worth of drum/percussion heads and supplies to Newtown High School for use by the school’s bands.

  • NHS Band & Guard Preparing For Annual Grasso Festival

    Since midsummer, Newtown High School Marching Band and Color Guard members have been busy preparing for this year’s competitions and shows, including the upcoming annual home show, set for Saturday, October 5. Looking at the season, with rehearsals and competitions already scheduled, NHS Band Director Kurt Eckhardt said this week that he is “looking forward to seeing this band continue to grow.” The strongest senior class he has ever seen in his years of teaching graduated last year, Mr Eckhardt said. That left 40 open spots, but Mr Eckhardt said new band members filled the spaces perfectly...

  • NHS Counseling Office Schedules ‘Financing College’ Presentation

    The School Counseling Office at Newtown High School is sponsoring an evening presentation titled “Financing College,” on Wednesday, October 8, at 7 pm, in the lecture hall of the high school, 12 Berkshire Road. The program will be conducted by Charles Wareham, a financial advisor for LPL Financial in Hartford. The event is not a sales presentation, but will provide information that will benefit students and parents.

  • Victorinox Donates To Reader’s Workshop

    After the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School, Victorinox Swiss Army Director of Marketing Renee Hourigan said the Monroe-based company wanted to help the Newtown Public Schools somehow. “There was an overall desire to make a gesture of some kind,” said Ms Hourigan, who explained, at first, multiple options were presented to the school district...

  • Open House At The Little Red School House

    Newtown Historical Society will host its Annual Children’s Day at The Little Red School House on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, October 6, from noon until 2 pm. Costumed docents will conduct “class” inside the schoolhouse for ages 5-10, and then recess activities will take place outside. Docents will teach and organize colonial games, such as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races, and Tug of War. In the event of rain, class will still be held, but outside events will be cancelled.