The Newton News
September 13, 2019
K-2 News
K-2 went to Barrett Hall and sang to the seniors for the first time this year! We sang "This Land is Your Land" by Woodie Guthrie, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", and "I Love the Mountains." 

We love this tradition that we share with the senior citizens of our community.
3/4 News
Children at the Tunbridge Fair
We were so pleased to see the joy of the students as they went around the Tunbridge Fair yesterday. The students saw many familiar items, but also found interesting new objects in the antique store and home. We are always happy to have a project to focus on, and this year the 3/4 cluster is making A-Z books about what they saw at the Tunbridge Fair. Our hope is to publish them by reading them to our reading buddies. This year the 3rd graders will be paired with the Kindergarteners and the 4th grade will meet with the Preschoolers. Yay!! 

Thank you for continuing to keep the communication lines open. We so appreciate all your notes when there are changes in dismissal plans or just anything you want to let us know. We are a team working together to educate your children. Our third week ended with students becoming more familiar with the routines and expectations. We look forward to starting with a more regular schedule next week since our Hopes and Dreams, as well as our cluster rules, have been set.  

Have a great weekend everyone!
5/6 News
Our 5/6 cluster is working on understanding each other. We worked on an activity where our peers wrote four kind attributes they had discovered about each student. See all of them in our hall! 
Library & Technology News
The library catalog is open 24/7!

You and your student can look up books in the catalog, see the latest titles that have been added, and even put a hold on books, all through our online catalog!

Visit the OPAC and use the library name NewtonRWML--leave the password blank--and start browsing!
Farm to School News
Farm to School will have their first meeting next Thursday, September 19th in Narwhal Nook from 3:15 - 4:00. We will be planning our taste test for the month, and talking about our goals for the year. 

If you are interested in being a part of our team, please join us or email Alyssa. We hope to see you there!
Lunch Room News

I’m sure it’s no surprise to you all that my favorite part of a fair is the food! Whether it is a turkey leg as big as my head or one of the best maple creamies I have ever had …the varieties of delicious fair food goodness abounds at the Tunbridge Fair.

The fair is full of some of the most amazing sights too. Sunflowers as tall as sky scrapers, zucchinis as big as Buicks, pumpkins you could live in and being able to see where the saying “as strong as an ox” actually comes from.

If you can make it to the fair have a blast, take in the sights and please share some of your memories and especially what your favorite fair food is.
Health News
Health HUB
Newton School Student Flu Clinic 

No HHUB enrollment is required to participate!

Where: Newton School – Nurse’s Office

When: October- exact date TBA - watch for date(s) in Newsletter and ListServ. All parents of Newton students are getting vaccination consent forms sent home.

Who: Contact Kerri Rainville, RN at Newton School for more information/questions 765-4351 x2003. 
Athletic News
Soccer Updates

K-2 Had their first practice this week and continues practices on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 throughout the season. 

3/4 Celebrated their first win against South Royalton this week, 2-0! The team's first home game is at the Field of Dreams on Tuesday, Sept. 17 against Sharon at 5:30 p.m. Practice Thurs., Sept. 19 from 3:15-4:45 p.m.. On Friday, Sept. 20, 3/4 is on the road for their second game of the week at 5 p.m. at Tunbridge Elementary School. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to games for warm up.

5/6 Begins their season on Monday., Sept. 16 at Murray Field against Sharon at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Thetford on Wednesday, Sept 18 for a 5 p.m. game. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to games for warm up

Good Luck Roadrunners!
PTA News

We have two weeks left in our fall bulb fundraiser, and we'd love your support! The PTA get 50% from each order of fall bulbs and flowers, so it's a good way to support our school and beautify your gardens as well. There are two ways to place an order:

Place an order online (which will be sent directly to your address for a $6 shipping fee). The website address is: (Friends and family can order too, so feel free to share the link.)

Submit a paper order (the order form came home with the catalog) by turning that in to the school, along with a check made payable to the Newton School PTA. You must include full payment with your order, but there is no shipping charge. All paper orders will come as one big shipment. PTA volunteers will sort the shipment into the separate orders and will be in touch with you regarding your order.

Both online and paper orders are due by Friday, September 27th. If you have questions, contact Deanna Race by email or by phone at 765-4169.

Thanks to everyone who has already joined the PTA, stepped up to coordinate or volunteer for an event, or attended our September meeting. If you haven't already, please consider joining the PTA and/or signing up to help with one of our events. Even if you only have a half hour to give, we can use you! You can find the form here.

Next meeting is Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 at the Newton School Library. Please join us if you can!