March 19, 2018

Mrs. Knight’s reading class has been reading White Fang by Jack London. When they read the part about White Fang being forced to participate in dogfights they were mortified. So, they started researching and discovered that the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty of Animals) saves approximately 16,000 dogs a year from dog fighting incidents. This enraged the group, so a plan was started. After brainstorming, they came up with the idea for “Change for no Chains”. Each student made posters, money collection boxes, and as a group they created a PowerPoint that was shared with the middle school students about their fundraiser.  We collected $282.84! Mrs. Knight’s reading class would like to thank everyone who contributed and helped them reach their goal. They are writing letters and Mrs. Abraham is sending a check to the ASPCA.

Pi Day!

March 14, 2018

The Newton School celebrated Pi Day on March 14th, 3.14! To celebrate the irrational number and it’s multiple uses, students brought in a variety of circular foods and snacks. While working chowing down, students learned about diameter, circumference, and radius using Pi to formulate and pie to visualize! Many thanks to everyone for their contributions to the exciting day at The Newton School!

Growth Mindset

March 13, 2018

Our students continued learning about Growth Mindset in Social class over the last few weeks by building Peep Towers! Students worked in small groups to build the tallest tower to support one Peep. Each group was given twenty 3 x 5 cards and tape. They could only use the tape to tape a card to itself. Cards could not be taped to each other, the floor, or any other object. The tallest tower was 21 1/2 inches tall! Through this activity, students worked on skills pertaining to growth mindset such as collaboration and dealing with failure by changing strategy rather than by giving up. Students used a variety of strategies to build their towers.

Capitol Tour

March 11, 2018

Our students in grades 5-8 had the awesome opportunity to tour the Capitol in DC for this week’s field trip! We loaded on our specially rented charter bus and departed for Washington DC where history and politics awaited our arrival.

100th Day of School!

February 26, 2018

The Kindergarten class had a blast celebrating the 100th day of school! We made hats, necklaces, cup towers and some delicious snacks!

Under The Sea

January 17, 2018

The Newton School had the honor of hosting a variety of special aquatic guests this week for our “stay-at-school” field trip! Mr. Andrew WIlson came from the Glen Echo Aquarium in Maryland and included a horseshoe crab, a variety of beach dwelling shellfish, and an adorable shark! Students of all grades had an awesome hands-on experience as they were able to touch certain animals as they learned about the water creatures’ biological skills and traits. In addition to learning about the vast variety of aquatic life, students were also given important strategies for being responsible beach visitors! Overall it was a fantastic visit and we would like to thank the awesome Mr. Wilson and aquatic critters for such a fun learning experience!

Save The Date! Kirk Martin Parenting Workshop

January 10, 2018

Kirk Martin is coming back to The Newton School for a parenting workshop on 1/23/2018 at 8:45 AM.

This event is free to the public.  RSVP to Allison Abraham at if you plan to attend.

You can learn more about Kirk Martin at his website,

Kindness Boomerang At The Newton School

December 13, 2017

Our heartfelt thanks go to Orly Wahba for her inspiring talk and lesson in kindness!  The students were thrilled to have met her, and we hope her words continue to inspire them throughout their lives.

Orly Wahba Visits The Newton School

December 1, 2017

Save the date!  Orly Wahba will visit The Newton School for a free parenting seminar on 12/11/17 at 8:45 AM!

Check out her TED Talk to find out more about her project The Life Vest Inside and book, The Kindness Boomberang!

Bingo Night

November 27, 2017

Big wins, awesome prizes, and an extraordinary variety of desserts were abound as the Newton School celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with BINGO, a mini-raffle and desserts for all! Newton School families filed into the Middle School lobby, decorated to resemble an extravagant Bingo hall, where they played many rousing games of BINGO!

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

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