The List

Newtown Elementary PTO's Weekly Listserve Announcements

Week of April 20th!

A big thank you to those who volunteered to fill NES PTO board positions for the 2018-19 school year. We would like to welcome Christine Varani as the new treasurer and Melissa Hawthorne as a new Vice President! Next year's PTO board members will be:

Co President: Kari Lazaro

Co President: Janet Miller

Vice President #1: Britt Perry

Vice President #2: Melissa Hawthorne

Treasurer: Christine Varani

Secretary: Cara Calderone

We are all super excited for the many fun events in store for next year!

Spring Fling: our annual carnival and raffles, coming soon on Saturday, 5/19, 4-7 PM. Stay tuned for more information.


xoxo The NES PTO

Upcoming Dates:

4/27: Last Day for Field Day Shirt sale

5/1: Yearbook order Deadline

5/2: Pretzel Sale

5/7-5/11: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/8: Pretzel Sale

5/15: No School

5/19: Spring Fling (4-7pm)

5/22: PTO Meeting (7 pm NES Library)




2. Select your grade and teacher and you will be directed to the correct team color for your class.

Proceed to checkout accordingly.

Big picture

Wild West Teacher Appreciation Week

Coming up on May 7-11

Wild West Teacher Appreciation Week: Coming soon (May 7-11)

Howdy Partners! The NES PTO is invitin’ ya’ll to buckle up yer spurs, saddle up yer horse, hitch up yer wagon and mosey on over to support our old fashioned, high steppin’, rootin’ tootin’ celebration of the best darn teachers and staff this side of the Mississippi! National Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching.

-This year, we have two opportunities for your family to get involved and to show off your love and appreciation. During the week of May 7-11, we need help with...


The Wild West Luncheon

We’re hosting a soup and salad bar and are rounding up some fixins! This has become a staple of teacher appreciation week at NES and we can’t pull it off without your help and donations. All information and sign ups can be found at:


The Wild West Teacher Raffles/Giveaway

Every year, for as long as we can remember, the finale of Teacher Appreciation Week has been a raffle basket bonanza. This year instead of soliciting donations from local businesses, we are asking NES families to help us purchase and donate gift cards from local stores and restaurants for our first ever NES Gift Card giveaway! Information and signup can be found at:


Thanks, pardners! Have questions or want to get more involved? Contact Carolyn Lavelle at or

Big picture

Newtown Elementary School Yearbook Sale!

Wow-it’s that time again!

Don’t miss out, be sure to order your child’s full color yearbook today!

Cost per book (including tax): $15.00

Yearbooks may be ordered through: Tuesday, May 1st.

New this year…we are offering ONLINE ORDERING ONLY!

Use the following link to access the NES sale page:

You can order using a credit card or PayPal.

*The only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook is by placing an online order. We will have a small number of extra books that will be sold cash only and first come, first served in June.*

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kaleck ( or Mrs. Galanti (

What an amazing night for NES girls and their special someone! Special memories were surely made! Thank you to all everyone who attended the event. Thank you to all of the amazing people who volunteered their time and energy to insure the night went smoothly and was amazingly fun! The food was super yummy and the entertainment was a blast!

We would like to thank:

Committee Members:

Yolande Zietsman, Kari Lazaro, Janet Miller, Robin Duchnowski, Cara Calderone, Rocio Suayfeta, Britt Perry

Event volunteers:

Melissa Hawthorne, Beth Teitelman, Janaki Saraiya, Aubree Funk, Jenn Kuttner, Pam Leifer, Heather Gottleib, Andrea Sweeney, Amy Blacker, Erin’s Sternberg and her mother, Sara Cullison, Marsha Neyman, Ashok and Ashwini Dongre, Jamie Daddario for her generosity and photography, Kim Forsyth for help with T-shirts, Donna Scibona for her amazing dessert tower, Leyla Capitelli, Christy Hardy, DJ Tommy Josephs, Adriana's catering, Cris Torrisi

Everyone who made food donations: Susan Harrell

Amy Blacker, Tatyana Michnik, Stacey McLaughlin, Rocio Suayfeta, Erin Patschke, Sarah Haimowitz, Jane Larkin, Tatyana Michnik, Nancy Gunn Horan, Taneise Marshall, Keisha Raghunandanan, Melissa Grushka, Carolyn Lavelle, Lauren Alexander, Susan Oleary

Erika Becker, Beth Teitelman, Janet Miller, Andrea Sweeney, Michelle Krysko, Kristin O'Keefe, Cara Calderone, Erika Becker, Tatyana Michnik, Jonathan Seamans, Melissa Hawthorne, Liz Wiener, Ellen Caruso, Danielle Boland, Lisa Witkosky, Rachael Smolen, Jamie Valeriano, Kristin O'Keefe, Kelly Mccafferty, Jennifer Gaynor, Christina Palsky, Megan Rotolo, Lauren Alexander, Melissa Hawthorne, Debbie Bond, Stellmach, Cathy Killian.


Girl Scout 5th grade Junior troop #2555 will continue with their bag collection until May 31, 2018!

Any questions, please contact