The Tiger Times
A Note from your Principal
Dear West Newton families,
The students and staff of West Newton welcome the warmer weather and the time it offers to have fun during outdoor recess and after school! The beginning of April means many things at West Newton:
· The Decatur Art Show on April 11 at 6pm at the public library
· ILEARN testing in grades 3-6 April 22-May 3
· Music Program preparation for our 5th and 6th graders for May 16
· Visiting Artists in the art room – opportunities for families to visit
· The Decatur Technology Showcase on April 16 at DELC from 5-7pm
· Movie Night at West Newton on April 26 from 6-8pm
· The Grade 6 High Ability Showcase at DMS on April 30 from 5-6:30pm
Our West Newton Tigers are hard workers and our teachers truly enjoy teaching them each day. 3rd – 6th graders are well-prepared for ILEARN and please know how much the staff appreciates how you support and reinforce your children’s learning. I look forward to seeing you at school this month as well as around Decatur Township. Thank you for sharing your children with the staff of West Newton!
With Tiger Pride,
West Newton PTO ~ Events at a Glance
Monday, 1st - - - School Reconvenes
Tuesday, 2nd @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting
Friday, 26th / 6:00 - 8:00 - - - Movie Night
Week of May 6th - Staff Appreciation Week
Tuesday, 7th @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting
Wednesday, 15th and 16th - - - BOGO Book Fair
Wednesday, 15th @ 5:30pm - - - Tiger Pride Showcase
Thursday, 16th @ 7pm - - - 5th & 6th Grade Program
Thursday, 23rd / 12:00-2:00 - - - 6th Grade Celebration
Go to www.decaturproud.org
Click on the tab 'Families', then 'Volunteer' to submit an electronic form.
Don't have a computer, not a problem. Volunteer forms are available in the school office.
For more information contact:
Bev O'Toole 317-241-0183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice equals mastery ~ students will gain confidence and show success in the classroom. If you need help with ideas and/or strategies, contact your child's teacher.
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE
Letters will be sent home tomorrow for all 5th graders regarding 6th grade immunization requirements. If your child has already received these vaccines then you may disregard this letter. These added vaccinations will be required upon 6th grade enrollment, so please take the time to review and make necessary arrangements before the next school year. If you have any questions or you are not sure if your child has received these, please feel free to contact nurse Paige! Thank you!
Mrs. Paige Ison, RN
AYS SUMMER CAMP
Ready for summer adventures? Join Camp AYS as we try new activities, make discoveries, and learn through our experiences! Each week will focus on a different activity theme. Throughout the summer, campers will go on field trips to local attractions and, of course, the pool! Expect active games, hands-on projects, and lots of fun with friends.
Camp AYS in Decatur Township will be located at Stephen Decatur Elementary. Camp AYS is available for children entering grades K-6. Campers must be 5 years or older on their first day of camp attendance.
Dates: May 28 – July 19
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 6:30am – 6pm
Weekly Price: $125 per child
Register today at www.ayskids.org/camp-ays-registration!
BOX TOPS for EDUCATION
Clipping Box Tops for Education is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school. Your child can earn personal rewards and rewards for their class or grade level when they bring in Box Tops! For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers. You can also download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more money for our school.
Thank you for your support!