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Egg Drop Challenge

February 5, 2021

Students in grades 5-8 used their science learning as well as creative skills to work in pairs on the Egg Drop Challenge. Students were provided with a variety of materials to prepare – straws, popsicle sticks, yarn, balloons, tape, felt and more – but could not use more than 15 items. After a video introduction, the pairs had less than 30 minutes to plan and construct something that safely held the raw egg. Once complete, the groups move to the second floor library where the contraptions were thrown over the wall into the middle school lobby below. Only 5 out of 30 eggs broke – which was a remarkable result. It was a great lesson in science and team building!

Sandwich Service Project

February 5, 2021

Our students in grades K-4 helped our community with a wonderful service project to support the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston. The group worked on their organization, math and food preparation skills by making 70 lunches for people in need. We first made 140 sandwiches – turkey, ham and cheese, labeled them, and then added sides and utensils. We ended with decorating our lunch bags with positive messages and pictures. It was a great way to serve our community and learn some new skills at the same time!

“Stay at School” Field Trips

January 13, 2021

The Newton School returned from winter break for continued 5 days a week in person classes. Field trips are different this year but all students were able to show their creativity by tie-dying t-shirts this week while at school. Check out our spectacular students enjoying a “stay at school” field trip!

Loudoun County Sheriff Visit

November 24, 2020

Last Thursday, Deputy Atchison and Deputy Beach arrived at The Newton School in their patrol cards and full gear to help our students in grade K-5 learn more about the services that the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office provides and the activities that they can practice to keep everyone safe. We learned about how police are different from sheriffs, how to use seat belts and what to do in case of an emergency – CALL 911! The students then got to see all the items on the deputy’s belts and explore the patrol cars. We ended with a demonstration of the sirens and lights. Many thanks to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for taking time out from their busy day to help our community!

BINGO

November 23, 2020

Last Friday afternoon, students in all grades took part in our favorite pre-Thanksgiving game, BINGO! Social distancing was in place and amazing prizes were won by many. Students walked away with everything from cookie decorating kits, Amazon gift cards, free lunches at CafeSano, Gingerbread mansions, and even the ever coveted homework pass. Several rounds of BINGO were followed by enjoyable desserts including cookies, pumpkin pie and delicious chocolate cake from Costco.
The event also was a great opportunity for our 8th grade mentors to help out the students in grades K-2, making sure their Bingo boards were correct and the games went smoothly. It was a wonderful celebration although we did miss all our parents. Hopefully, next year everyone will be able to join us!

Thanksgiving – At School!

November 20, 2020

This week in Social Class led by Ms. Parks, all students practiced having a holiday meal including turkey, cranberry, salad, rolls & butter and pumpkin pie. We worked on “best practices” with eating gracefully, table manners and social conversation at holiday meals – even setting the table so you can see if they can do that at home! We hoped this helped a little with your holiday meals this season!

Community Service Project!

November 15, 2020

The students in grades 5-8 participated in a community service project this week in support of the Cornerstones Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston. The group worked hard to make 120 lunches – including 240 delicious looking sandwiches – to provide to the families in the shelter. We also decorated the lunch bags with positive messages and packed them with applesauce, granola bars, napkins, spoons and water. We watched a video on the impact of doing kind deeds for others, and each student wrote out on a note card what they were going to do for others that day. Hopefully, a little practice goes a long way towards helping others in need.

Election Day

November 3, 2020

In an attempt to instill citizenship responsibilities early, all Newton School students voted today in as realistic a setting as possible. First, students were required to register which they did last week to prepare for today’s election. Today, they went to the polls, following “VOTE” signs around the school to direct them to the voting booths. They followed directions to first vote for the Presidential candidates and then turned their attention to two special Referendums:
1) Should Newton School students have a free dress day on the last Friday of the month?
2) Should Newton School students not be allowed to have any more field trips so they can spend more time in class?
Polls were supervised to prevent any voter fraud and were hand counted at the end of the day – and checked many times for accuracy.. All students received a custom-made “I VOTED” sticker for their efforts.
Many thanks to Ms. Swarns, our US History teacher, with support from our Civic’s teachers, Ms. Agans and Mr. Wait, for an amazing day of election learning at The Newton School!!

Halloween Costume Contest

October 31, 2020

While things have been different this year, students at The Newton School were able to participate in a Halloween costume contest and a socially distanced trick-or-treat exchange with our middle school classrooms.  Check out the amazing costumes from some of our winners.

Amazing School Artists!

October 29, 2020

Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Billingslea have been hard at work helping your student create amazing artwork – all in our new art studio with its own garage doors to the outside. Paintings have been coming home and then the students are on to the planter boxes with their own fresh flowers. It is an exciting time to be an artist here at The Newton School and we are seeing lots of creativity! Check them out!

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