Art Show

June 1, 2017

In addition to our Spring performance on May 19th, Newton families also had the honor of viewing the stunningly beautiful artwork our students have created during the past few months. Guided by the talented Mrs. Sonja Lopez, our Art teacher, our students worked diligently each week on paintings, sculptures, and various other masterpieces. Parents were able to purchase items with images of the art imprinted on them –  which make wonderful gifts and keepsakes. A percentage of the proceeds is contributed to The Newton School and we are pleased to let you know that this effort raised over $1,200!  We are so proud of the amazing artwork of our students and would like to thank all our families for their support!

The Newton School’s Newest Enrollments

June 1, 2017

As the school year comes to a close the Newton School has welcomed a few fresh additions.  Over the last few weeks our students have learned first hand about the life cycle through our Chicks Hatching!  The first two to arrive the students affectionately named “Chuck”, a large, golden chick, and “Black Wing”, a skinnier, black feathered, big beaked Chicken!  Students have excitedly checked on eggs since they arrived and witnessed first hand the emergence of new babies this past Tuesday!  Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and videos of the eggs hatching.

Salsa Garden

May 22, 2017

Mrs. Rader and Ms. Hodge’s Third Grade planted a Salsa Garden for the summer!  Check out more pictures on our Facebook Page.

Spring Performance

May 19, 2017

After hours, days, and weeks of hard work by our students, families of the Newton School were finally able to see the amazing musical theater performance – An Afternoon on Broadway! All of the students and our performing arts teacher, Mrs. Sigety, put in immense time and care so the audience would be dazzled and entertained through song , dance and introductions. The Production was a love letter to many famous shows, offering a taste of the fantastic music and theatrics presented on Broadway!  Check out our Facebook page for more pictures!

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2017

Many thanks to the students and families of The Newton School who made our Teacher Appreciation Week so special! Our staff most certainly felt appreciated by the ample gifts, letters, and presentations that received throughout the week. Teachers received a fantastic lunch from PF Changs on Tuesday – Many thanks to Harrison’s mom Sheri – and an outstanding breakfast at the end of the week featuring a mix of panera souffles, homemade baked goods, delicious muffins and donuts and lots of healthy fruit – plus generous gift cards for our 22 faculty members! Our teachers and staff at The Newton School work very hard throughout the School year, going above and beyond to deliver the best educational experience possible every day. We are extremely grateful at the show of appreciation from students and parents and would like to once again thank everyone for making Teacher Appreciation Week so fantastic!

X-STEM Symposium

May 3, 2017

On Friday, the 7th and 8th graders joined over 30,000 students to be inspired to learn about and LOVE science! Each speaker left us with an inspiring thoughts.  Visit our Facebook page to see our reflections and more pictures.

Community Service Field Trip

April 24, 2017

67 glass bottles, 673 cigarette butts and 42 plastic bags. These items were just a portion of the multitude of litter our Middle School students properly disposed of along one of many beautiful paths and streams in Reston.  We met professionals from Reston Association just outside of Hunters Woods shopping center to create a plan of action, then we geared up with gloves and grabbers to get down to business, cleaning up a part of our greater community.

See more pictures on our Facebook page!

Kirk Martin Parent Workshop

March 27, 2017

Parents and students of the Newton School had the awesome opportunity of learning from Kirk Martin and his son Casey through their Celebrate Calm workshop! Kirk Martin founded Celebrate Calm in 1996, having learned through his experience raising his own child as well as neuroscience research and personal mentoring with over 1,000 students across the U.S. Kirk shared his knowledge with parents in an engaging, humorous and relevant manner – applying his expertise for their specific situations and offering hope when things can seem impossible! In addition to Kirk’s insight, his son Casey offered his own perspective of how to deal with difficult situations with parents, peers, and teachers. Our Middle School students asked a variety of personal questions and shared anecdotes to search for a good way to balance their emotions and responses to difficult situations that they face. Both our students and parents learned a lot from the Martins and look forward to applying what they learned into their everyday lives. Stay calm!!

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still In Class

March 23, 2017

New York Times article referencing studies supporting The Newton School philosophy and emphasis on movement based learning.

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class


Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom.  But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. […]


Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

March 9, 2017

The Newton School welcomed a very hardworking guest this week, Gerry, the guide dog in training!  Gerry, a yellow lab, was joined by his trainer, Bridget Compton, who displayed Gerry’s intensive workload and talents to the students and staff.  Gerry, who is 11 months old, is in the first part of his training through The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, and in a few more months will be sent off to New York for further study before he becomes a companion and aide to a person who is blind or disabled.  Gerry spent most of his visit in his working vest, so we knew he wasn’t here to play or snuggle but our students admired his intense concentration, and calm, friendly demeanor!  It was a pleasure getting to meet Gerry and learn all about this important service!

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