News from Ms. Ryan
Hello Newton Families,
I want to tell you about our new, FREE program in Greenfield. The program is designed for 4-year-old children (and other children who might come with them) and it is called the Story Hour program. Families with young children are invited to join others at the Newton School library at 9 a.m. every Monday. Please see the information below for times and other locations for the Story Hour program in Greenfield.
The children entering kindergarten will benefit greatly from this program by having books at home, being read to by adults, learning vocabulary, and learning to listen. We have wanted to expand our preschool services to families in our community and this is a good place to start. Please tell your neighbors and friends!
Every family takes home a free book every week!
9:00 Newton School
10:15 Four Corners School
9:30 Leyden Woods
11:00 Greenfield Gardens Community Center
9:30 Oak Courts Learning Center
11:00 Federal Street School
1:30 Leyden Woods Community Center
Drop off is at 7:30. Children should remain in their cars until 7:30. We are unable to care for children before 7:30
Please remember to send a note or call before 3:00 if there is a change in your child's dismissal.
No left turn into the parking lot at dismissal . Please enter the traffic circle via Miner Street (Applebees
Newton School PTO
Yay for nice weather (finally)! Earlier this month PTO members and their families spent an afternoon cleaning up the grounds around the circle. It was a lot of work cleaning out all those leaves that wintered over in our shrubs and flower beds! Thanks to everyone who helped out!
On May 17th please come to our Spring Dance and Bookfair!
We hope you’ll take advantage of the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer on all books so you’ll be prepared for reading over the summer to help prevent the Summer Slump. We will be offering time during the school day for children to shop if they are unable to attend after school.
The dance this year will be hosted by Tammy Thompson of Mountain View Dance.
Ms. Tammy provides Fun & Fitness classes to our students during the ELT enrichment blocks. It will be a BLAST and hope that you can join us!
On June 1st we will be doing a fundraiser at the Garden Cinemas showing “EPIC.” We hope that you can enjoy this movie with us. More information and fliers will be sent home soon.
On June 14th, we will have our annual Field & Fun Day, and need volunteers! Please consider helping us during this fun event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our final PTO meeting will be June 5th @ 6:00pm. We hope to see you there!!
As always find us online www.newtonpto.weebly.com or call 413-376-8666 to listen to our announcements/leave us a message.
Please turn in your Boxtops by the end of May. The end of the year is coming quickly. Don't forget to continue to clip over the summer! Thanks for your help!
Kindergarten–Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Encarnacao & Ms. Swist
This spring, many of our classroom discussions will focus on seeds, plant growth and how our world changes during this season of rebirth. In an attempt to observe nature more closely, and to appreciate its wonder, all three of our kindergarten classes will be taking field trips to Northfield Mountain. The program called “Where the Sidewalk Ends” provides hands-on activities and sensory exploration using the outdoors as a classroom. Please see the calendar for trip dates.
We are very excited and most grateful to the Newton School PTO for funding these trips!
Grade 1– Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Hayes & Ms. Warren
Happy Spring! Did your child do the vacation math challenge and read every day over April vacation? We hope so. We are in the last push approaching the end of the school year. Please remind your child that he/she needs to come to school every day ready to look, listen, and learn! We have so many exciting things planned for a fabulous first grade finish!
In language arts, we continue to learn new vowel team patterns, three-letter blending, and increasing reading fluency. In math, we are identifying and learning the values of coins. Coins are an easy and fun thing to practice at home. Looking at and identifying coins while noting their value will support our work at school. All first graders are beginning to work on their end of the year special presentation. We are planning this for May 30th. Details soon...
Grade 2- Ms. Horton & Ms. Weissman
Second grade students are so excited for our upcoming field trip to beautiful Northfield Mountain. We are having fun learning as much as we can about frogs and pond insects to prepare for this trip. If you pass by a pond this spring, explore it with your child! Your son/daughter will be happy to show you around.
In math, we are studying clocks and telling time. Students enjoy the satisfaction of learning how to read a clock and are usually willing to show off their new skills. So, instead of checking your watch or phone for the time, ask your child! Ms. Horton's class is in need of materials for an art center. If you have egg cartons, boxes, paper towel tubes, or any interesting and clean materials in your recycling bin at home, please send them in to school.
Grade 3– Mrs. Iacuessa & Mr. Stone
Recently, the third graders took a trip to meet up with their pen pals and to spend a morning at the Greenfield Middle School. Upon returning to Newton School, students were asked what they liked about the trip. Most students said they liked that they had many choices for lunch!! Many students liked meeting their pen pals and now have a connection to the GMS!
Currently in math, the third graders are working on fractions and measurement skills preparing for the district test on Chapter 1 – 9. Third graders are sharpening their math skills preparing for Math MCAS on Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th. Remember please…get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast, take your time and do your best!!!
Congratulations to tutors in
Mrs. Iacuessa’s class who tutor Ms. Cloutier’s class in math skills….Samra, Lilly, Emmy,
Leira and Daniel!!
Mr. Stone’s third graders who received Student of the Week from Tai Kwon Do…Emma, Shadaiah, Tashanique, and Tyler! Students from Mrs. Iacuessa’s class…Felicia and Samra!
Grade 2/3– Ms. Cloutier
I am so pleased to be a member of the Newton School community.
I have been the Learning Specialist, serving special needs students in a therapeutic boarding school.
Before that, my husband and I were the founding faculty for the International School Ponte-Noire, in Ponte-Noire, Congo in Africa.
I have also taught in Shutesbury and for Hampshire Educational Collaborative.
I have two sons, who are 2nd and 3rd graders in Deerfield.
I love to spend my time travelling, swimming, boating, hiking and especially cooking.
This summer I am going to the Canadian Rockies to hike and swim.
I am thrilled to be the new 2/3 teacher here at Newton School!
A Note from the Nurse:
It is a wonderful thing to donate your old clothes to help others. Please consider donating old, gently used pants, socks, and underwear to the nurse’s office.
Also, if you have a student missing any clothing, our lost and found is full of lost items needing to be found. Stop by and check for lost items before they are donated to the nurse.
End of Year Update
June 10th through June 14th. We have a full week of school
June 17th is an Early Release day 11:55 dismissal
June 18th is the last day of school it is an Early Release day 11:55 dismissal
Kindergarten Ms. Swist
Northfield Mountain 8:45-11:15
Kindergarten Mrs. Encarnacao
Northfield Mountain 8:45-11:15
Northfield Mountain 8:45-2:00
Kindergarten Mrs. Brown
Northfield Mountain 8:45-11:15
Historic Deerfield 9:15-1:50
Holyoke Children’s Museum 9:15-1:15
First in Math
School total: 99,381
We almost have 100,000 stickers
Accelerated Reader Awards!!
5 Points: Makena, Samra, Heather
10 Points: Emma, Abbey, Joey, Dinu,
15 Points: Trevor, Makiah, Zachary
20 Points: Trevor
25 Points: Tyler P.
45 Points: Daniel
40, 45, 50, 55, 60 65 Points: Emmanline
55, 60, 65, 70 Points: Phoebe
85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110 Points: Talia
As of April 1,268 Accelerated Reader books read
Great Job to the following students who completed their Vacation Math
Kindergarten Mrs. Brown:
Laura, Nataliah, Sabrina, Corbin, Levi, Zachary, Joshua, Jenna, Lillian, Mason
Kindergarten Mrs. Encarnacao: Liam, Jazmine, Kyra, Alexandria, Henry, Noah, Mackenzie, Kiarah, Allannis, Laura, Patrick
Kindergarten Ms. Swist:
Reneishaly, Xavier, Ronan, Mykaylah, Madeline, Heaven, Savannah, Wilfredo, Jonathan, Jerry, Tyler
1st Grade Mrs. Brown:
Jordan, Madeline, Juel, Sabrina, Lily, Madison, Aaron, Kaleb, Tessa, Jaimee
1st Grade Mrs. Hayes:
Cameren, Mikaylah, Emy-Elis, Jessica, Christopher, Michelle, Gage, Gabriel, Phoebe, Angelina
1st Grade Ms. Warren:
Emani, Neldy, Samara, Julia, Serghei, Dylan, Kayley, Sunelis, Virginia, Sovann, Lydia, Brooklynne, Jackie,
Kevyn, Haylee, Samantha
2nd Grade Ms. Horton:
Jayson, Heaven, Destiny, Isabella, Kameryn, Eric, Alison, Emma, Riley, Maggy, Julian, Latayvion, Joel
2nd Grade Ms. Weissman:
Joseph, Leah, Cassidy, Josephine, Ryan, Brandom, Zaday, Ava, Matthew, Dragos, Karisma
2nd and 3rd Grade Mrs. Cloutier:
Anna, Abigail, Angelina, Maverick, Noah, Joseph, Kaylah, Kayla, Alex, Arianna
3rd Grade Mrs. Iacuessa:
Eliza, Daniel, Dinu, Heather, Alexandria, Felicia, Leira, Emmaline
3rd Grade Mr. Stone:
Talia, Trevor, Gabriel, Billy, Liviu, Tashanique, Marcus, Tyler, Emanuel, Samantha, Jonathan, Brandie,