The Tiger Times

August 2017


The MSD of Decatur Township is Student Invested, Community Connected. We prioritize Student learning, Safety and Customer Service, fostering a support system for our families.

A Note from Your Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome you back to another wonderful school year at West Newton Elementary School! The teachers and staff join me in saying we are happy to have you as part of our school community. We know this will be a successful and significant year of growth for your child. One of our biggest goals for the year is to help your child feel successful and for them to achieve academic excellence as we focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessments. By working together as parents and educators, we can build a foundation for lifelong learning. Our current student enrollment is 656 stupendous students! At West Newton Elementary we take pride in our relationships with parents and guardians; the staff of West Newton sees you as a partner in the important job of educating the children of this community. We welcome your participation and support during the school year; there are many opportunities to volunteer at West Newton so please check with your child’s teacher. Our PTO meets the 1st Tuesday of each month and everyone is welcome. We look forward to celebrating with you the achievements of our students.


Mrs. Susan Strube



VACCINATION 1st Notice ~ August 14, 2017

READING BENCHMARKS ~ August 1, 2017-August 25, 2017

NWEA ~ August 7, 2017-August 25, 2017

INDIANA READING ASSESSMENTS Grade 1 & 2 ~ August 7-August 25, 2017

POPCORN FRIDAY ~ August 18, 2017

Popcorn is $.50 per bag. Popcorn money will be collected all week and the popcorn will be distributed during the students' lunch time.

PICTURE DAY ~ August 30, 2017

Watch for order forms to come home with your student.

Save time and Order Online:

School Smiles ~ October 3, 2017

Applications will be sent home with students prior to October 3.

Online Application:


All Decatur Township School volunteers must register and be approved before volunteering for the 2017-2018 school year.

Go to

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

West Newton PTO ~ Events at a Glance


Thursday, 17th / 6:00-8:00 - - - Skating Party

Friday, 25th - - - Trash Bag Fundraiser Kickoff

Friday, 25th / 6:00-8:00 - - - Movie Night


Tuesday, 5th @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting

Monday, 11th - - - Trash Bag Orders are DUE

Friday, 15th / 6:00-8:00 - - - Movie Night

Tuesday, 21st / 6:00-8:00 - - -Skating Party

Wednesday, 27th - Oct. 4th - - - Book Fair

(Lunch with Someone You Love)


Support Decatur Township by purchasing a metal "Decatur Proud" license plate. The cost is $10 (cash only) and the profits help the students in our school.


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 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!

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