2018 Summer Program

June 27, 2018

The Newton School Summer Program began on Monday June 25th and runs 8 weeks though August 17th! The program offers an opportunity for students to enrich reading, writing, and mathematics skills while getting lots of movement time in our 10,000 square feet of gym space including our trampolines, a foam pit, a ball pit, a basketball court and sports court! In addition to the classroom and gym activities, students enjoy special cooking, art and yoga classes, weekly swimming at Volcano Island Water Park and a field trip to exciting places like NOVA Ninja Training, the Fairfax Children’s Science Museum and the Herndon Farmers Market! It is a great way to have some fun while learning, and make some great friends for the summer!

Field Day!

June 14, 2018

As part of our annual end of year celebration, Newton School students celebrated Field Day at Northern Virginia’s Volcano Island Waterpark! Students enjoyed lots of swimming, daring water slides, and the massive dunk bucket at the park! It was a fun and fantastic sunny day to reward our student’s hard work this school year!

Congratulations to the Newton School Graduating Classes!

June 13, 2018

The Newton School would like to congratulate our graduating Kindergarten and Eighth grade classes! Completing their first year at The Newton School in Ms. Timmerick’s Kindergarten class were Ainsley, Amelia Beth, Kavish, and Lenah. We tearfully wish our older students, Aidan, Bryce, Sophia, and Cameron, the best as they move to the next phase of their educational journey – onto high school! In addition to the graduation ceremonies for these special students, parents and staff enjoyed the Science Fair awards, and a fantastic performance full of music and dancing from the entire school. Following the performance, students and families enjoyed desserts and toured science fair projects and artwork on display around the school. Many thanks to our Newton School families, students, and teachers for delivering another fantastic school year! Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

May 7, 2018

Over the past week all of our Newton School students worked together to clean up our community! Our Middle school worked with Reston Association to clean up the South Gate community center and surrounding neighborhoods, the 3rd and 4th grade picked up trash and recyclables all along a creek in North Reston, while Kindergarten through Second grade picked up litter along the Sugarland Run trail! Our students took great pride in helping their community and learned the value of volunteering! Students were surprised by the amount of litter that existed in these areas and recognized the importance of cleaning and protecting our community and environment! Overall students filled 9 entire bags of trash and 7 full bags of recyclables! Many thanks to the Reston Association for aiding us on this valuable service project!

Walk-A-Thon Pledge Collection

May 3, 2018

Click the button below to donate or pay pledges for the Walk-A-Thon by credit card via Paypal.  Remember to include the name of the student you’re sponsoring!

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!

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