Responsible Social Media Use

October 23, 2020

On Wednesday, Officer John Miller from the Crime Prevention Unit of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrived to speak to students in grades 5-8 about “Responsible Social Media Use’. He did an excellent job covering important topics such as oversharing of information, where information goes on the Internet (it never goes away!), cyberbullying, what someone can learn from what you post, and fake information and how to spot that. The overall messages were 1) Think before you share 2) Tell a trusted adult if you see something that is not right 3) Be responsible since the information never goes away.  It was an education, relevant and greatly appreciated presentation. Thank you so much to the Loudoun County Sheriff Department and Officer Miller!!

Great Country Farms Trip!

October 19, 2020

Students in grades K-4 traveled to Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA to have a wonderful day of Fall Fun! During our trip on a beautiful 75 degree day, we explored the many play areas, saw pigs, turkeys, goats and many chickens, got our energy out on the huge jumping pillow, and rode the wagon to the pumpkin patch to pick our special pumpkins to take home – all while social distancing and keeping safe. It was a wonderful break from school and a perfect way to spend a fall afternoon in October! Check out the cute pics of our students!

Calleva Trips!

October 14, 2020

Getting outside and working better together – in a safe and socially distanced way!! The last two weeks students in grades 5-8 at The Newton School worked together in small groups to hone their team building skills – all while outside participating in Calleva’s Challenge Course in the woods of Northern Virginia! Students did everything from testing their climbing skills in the “Rage Cage”, solving seemingly impossible puzzles at “Think Tank”, ziplining through the 40 foot tall trees, navigating the human “Wrecking Ball”, and learning the basics of starting and maintaining a fire (with s’mores of course)! Enjoy our pictures from these challenging, and engaging days – all while working together!

Kindergarten Pollinators

October 9, 2020

The Kindergarteners have been learning about various types of pollinators and life cycles since the start of school. Today, they got to take on the adult stage role by dressing up as the pollinator of their choice and fly all around the school to share with their friends and teachers about what they are and why they are so important to our world! Our student pollinators were so excited to earn and spread their wings and pollen, they made everyone smile even bigger as they flew and flitted around!

Mini golf!

September 9, 2020

Our 7th and 8th grade students took their first field trip of the year to the Dulles Golf and Sportsplex for an afternoon of mini golf! All socially distanced while in teams of 4, putting our way around the outdoor course. We followed-up with some popsicles to celebrate the end of the first week of in-person school on a hot and humid day. We made it through four days!

Frying Pan Park

September 9, 2020

Our Kindergartners, first graders and second graders traveled to Frying Pan Park for an afternoon of beautiful farm animals – including the pigs wallowing in 8 inches of mud! We saw goats, horse, cows, sheep, turkeys and peacocks – all while spending some enjoyable, socially distanced, time outside. Check out the cute pictures of our fabulous students!

Welcome to the First Day Back!

September 2, 2020

We had a fantastic first day back at school today! The students enjoyed seeing their friends, the teachers loved seeing the students, and all went smoothly – although it was a tiny bit chaotic at times! We were able to spend quite a bit of time outside today – on our yoga mats reading, playing games and exercising behind the school, having lunch under the canopies, and just taking a mask break from class. The students were very flexible and just went with the flow of the “new normal”. Check out the pictures of our students learning on the first day here!!

See you on Monday!

August 27, 2020

Our teachers have arrived back at school and are excitedly preparing for your child’s arrival on Monday! We have new space, new vans, new chromebooks, beautiful flowers – and lots of new safety measures! Check out our socially distanced classrooms and lunchroom, our “dots” that help students with lining up 6 feet apart, our signs for separate entrances, and our abundance of soap, sanitizer and Lysol! We have two Newton School masks and “mask lanyards” for everyone upon arrival as well. Can’t wait to see everyone in this new normal!!

Summer Program Begins

July 7, 2020

The Newton School Summer Program opened today to cheers from parents and teachers – and our students! With social distancing, masks and all the health guidelines in place, the students were able to read, write and do math along with plenty of movement time (some outside), art and games. It was wonderful to see everyone and we can’t wait for the activities in the coming weeks! We will be here until July 31st and then break until August 31st when our in-person, 5 days a week school starts

Kindergarten Graduation

June 5, 2020

Our youngest students celebrated their next step to first grade on Thursday, June 4th. Each received a diploma recognizing their accomplishments while Mrs. Bender and Mrs. Abraham highlighted their wonderful student characteristics and favorite memories from kindergarten. We ended with delicious cupcakes! We are so proud of our students – and welcome to first grade!

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