The Newton School held its first virtual 8th grade graduation on Friday, June 5th, to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our oldest group of students. We heard about their favorite memories, congratulated each student with their diploma, and watched a video of each of them growing up. We even had a surprise guest – our former teacher Ms. Knight, who moved to Tennessee last year after teaching almost all of these students for many years! The students will be attending wonderful high schools next fall including Bishop O’Connell, Paul VI, Franklin Academy, The McLean School, The New School, Loudoun School for Advanced Studies, Virginia Academy and Stone Bridge High School. We are so proud of our students, particularly after rising to the occasion of Distance Learning since mid-March. Way to go and congrats to all!
What better way to celebrate the beginning of a holiday weekend than…CRAZY HAT DAY! Our students rocked everything from sharks to Mickey & Minnie Mouse to helmets from their favorite team to a really big eyeball. They were super creative with beach hats, minions, sea and land animals and many more!
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at The Newton School!
This week, our students worked hard on their online art project to celebrate their mothers! Once complete, the beautiful works were printed, framed and wrapped at The Newton School by a large group of helpers. Once the packages were ready to go, many elves delivered over 90 gifts to student’s homes – from Purcellville to Potomac, MD – to ensure the gifts were delivered to the doorsteps of the special people who make it all happen – the moms!
Celebrate a day of “normalcy” in the new era we live in. Take care!
We are in week 6 of the Distance Learning Program, and the students and teachers of The Newton School are doing a fantastic job! Students are reading new books, writing stories, sharpening their math abilities, learning about Current Events from around the world, enjoying their their social sessions with Mrs. Parks, and enjoying Movement each day. Many have been taking after school Spanish lessons, enhancing their Public Speaking skills, and learning to play the piano. It’s been an exciting – and unusual – time here at The Newton School! Way to go everyone! Check out the picture of our “new normal”!
For Multicultural Day this year, our 8th Grade students helped to organize a service project benefiting children and families impacted by the hurricane in the Bahamas. Students collected, organized and packaged every day needs such as soap, shampoos, dental hygiene products, and washcloths to be delivered directly to families in need. We coordinated with North County Charter School in Florida on this effort and we received word that our donations were successfully delivered this week! Thank you to all of the parents and students that made this wonderful project happen!
Our students in grades 2-8 have spent the last few weeks in Social class making puppets and creating a puppet show in order to practice their collaboration skills and growth mindset . Their hard work culminated in a puppet show for the entire school last Thursday. In Academy Award fashion, “Newtons” were awarded to the puppet shows deemed best in class.