High School TAP Earns Grant For Mindfulness Program

Published: August 27, 2018 at 07:00 am
The Board of Education learned at its meeting on August 14 about a new grant earned by the The Afterschool Program (TAP) at Newtown High School. TAP Co-Directors Cathy Ostar and Tim DeJulio explained that the $5,000 SEL (Social/Emotional Learning) Innovation Award For Teachers grant will support a new mindfulness program.

Newtown Continuing Education Fall Course Registration Open

Published: August 27, 2018 at 06:00 am
Newtown Continuing Education announced registration for its fall courses is open. Classes are scheduled to begin as early as September 12.

School District Welcomes New Staff During Orientation

Published: August 26, 2018 at 07:00 am
New school district staff hired ahead of the 2018-19 school year attended a week-long orientation at Reed Intermediate School August 13 to 17. The week included presentations, activities, and a bus tour of the town.

Local College Counselor Offers Advice For High School Seniors This Fall

Published: August 26, 2018 at 07:00 am
Following the release of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)’s ranking of “What Colleges Look for in High School Students” in May, Certified College Counselor and Newtown resident Dana Roth shared her perspective in August to help students applying to colleges this fall.

Reminder To Submit First Day Of School Photos

Published: August 24, 2018 at 05:00 am
Parents can take photos on the first day of school in Newtown, August 27, of their children to submit to The Newtown Bee for possible publication in the August 31 print edition of the paper or online at

Educators Assemble Ahead Of 2018-19 School Year

Published: August 24, 2018 at 12:00 am
The auditorium at Newtown High School was nearly full August 22 as district faculty and staff were welcomed back for the 2018-19 school year. This year’s convocation included welcoming new staff members, honoring educators for accomplishments, and highlighting ways teachers support students.

Tuning Up For The Season At Band Camp

Published: August 22, 2018 at 07:00 am
The Newtown Marching Band & Color Guard fall season is underway following the unit’s August 13 to 24 band camp. Band and color guard students, in seventh to twelfth grade, found their rhythm during the two-week band camp, which had

Slip, Slidin’ Away: Summer Ends For Day Campers

Published: August 18, 2018 at 07:00 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation’s day camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Memorial Park came to a close on August 10, following two days of celebratory fun and a “great summer,” according to Parks & Recreation Assistant Director of The

Schools To Dismiss Three Hours Early August 29

Published: August 28, 2018 at 04:33 pm
The Newtown Public School district announced there will be a three hour early dismissal on Wednesday, August 29.

September 2018


This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4