The Newton News
March 8, 2019
The Newton School's mission is t o develop each child’s potential for academic success, engagement and overall well-being. Through this process, we will enrich each child’s education with community involvement, collaboration and outreach.
School Notes & Athletics
Mr. Bagnato
I hope everyone had a fantastic break. I was able to stay in the area and get a lot of work done. A lot is happening at school, so please read the following announcements carefully:

  1. The board approved a change to this year's calendar. This change decreases the number of student days from 177 to 175, which is the same as last year. This makes our planned last day of school Tuesday, June 18th.
  2. Thank you for supporting the school at our Town Meeting. Reminder for people interested in serving on the School Board's Grade 7/8 Task Force: students, teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to apply by sending a letter/e-mail to a school board member. Please see the school's website for the appropriate contact information.
  3. Consider volunteering at school. If you are interested, please call Eleni Howe 765-4351 who can give you the volunteer form and we can identify the best place for you to help out.
Athletics and School Activities

  • The Strafford Lion's Club will be organizing baseball again. Please go to this registration form if you are interested.

  • Meeting Monday, March 11 6:00 pm in the Library.

School Board:
  • Regular meeting date (3/12) will be changed, but not sure when yet.

3/4 News
Ms. Coté & Mrs. Marzot
We started off the week with a new friend in our cluster. It has been a great opportunity to review grade expectations and cluster norms. We had a chance to play “The Best Game”, where teams compete for the different superlatives. We had some amazing crab walkers and very strong weight lifters! 

In Ms. Cot é’s reading class, students have begun to read their scripts for Tacky Goes to Camp. Mrs. Marzot’s class has been working diligently on their biographies. We hope to have our Biography Museum next Friday. More to come!

In science, we are collecting evidence to support our thesis about how the Earth changes and the plates move to cause earthquakes and volcanoes, and form mountains. Next Monday, we will be going outside to learn more about wind with Michelle Amato from VINS. Have a healthy weekend! Wash those hands!  
Lunch Room News
Gret Hewes

I found this easy and delicious recipe and thought you might like to try it one night for lunch or dinner.

Easy Sweet & Sour Sauce

2 tbsp. honey
2tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp red wine vinegar ( I use rice wine vinegar)
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp turbinado sugar (I use plain old sugar)

1. Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and heated through, about 5 minutes.

Serve over chicken, fish or pork with a side of rice and veggies – absolutely delicious.
Farm to School News
Alyssa Marzot
Farm to School had a successful dinner and lunch during Winter Carnival. Thank you to all who donated food and paper goods, as well as those who came by for a bite of the the delicious food!  

We will have our next taste test Tuesday, March 26th. Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 4th at 3:10. We will be talking about planting and spring projects. We hope to see you there!
PTA News
Shannon Varley
Thank you to all the parent, family, and community member volunteers that helped to make the 2019 Winter Carnival a success. A special shout out to Amy Huyffer who stepped up after the reschedule to take over the day. Thanks for making it an awesome day for our kids! 

Thanks also to all that helped to make the Town Meeting Luncheon delicious and wonderful; from donating, cooking, calling, to organizing, staffing, to set-up and clean-up, all of those tiny details are critical to bringing it all together, making it happen, and keeping a small town tradition alive. We made over $1300! THANK YOU!
A special shout out here to Christa Wurm who organized childcare and made it possible for families with children to attend the meeting. Thank you, Christa! 

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