Newton News

March 2023

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From the Principal's Desk

Top o' the month to you, Newton Families!

Don't look now, but spring is around the corner! This month our students will get almost 5 weeks of uninterrupted learning time. Please make sure that your students are attending school every day to make the most of this stretch of time.

This month we are excited to hold our Family Math Night and the end of the month you will find two early release days for Parent Conferences. Please keep an eye out for conference scheduling information from your child's teacher.

Thank you for taking time to read this issue of the Newton News.

In this edition you will also find information about:

  • Family Math Night
  • MCAS Testing
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Spring Conferences
  • All School Meeting
  • Nurse's Nook
  • Dates to Remember
  • March Lunch Menu
  • Superintendent's Update
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Family Math Night

Please join us for Newton School's Family Math Night on March 9 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Families will engage in fun math activities and every child will win a prize!

Please contact the office at 772-1370 if you need transportation to this fun event!

MCAS Testing

Each Spring, students across Massachusetts participate in MCAS testing (Massachusetts

Comprehensive Assessment System). These state assessments measure individual student

growth and progress on state learning standards. Below are the dates for Newton's Spring

MCAS testing:

Grade 3:

ELA - 4/3 and 4/4

Math - 5/11 and 5/12

Grade 4:

ELA - 4/5 and 4/6

Math - 5/18 and 5/19

Attendance is always important but please plan accordingly to ensure students are present on these days.

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year has begun!

You can register by:

  • Visiting the Central Office at 195 Federal Street, Suite 100, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Attending one of the special evening registration events below
  • Scheduling an evening registration appointment by calling Andrea DiTullio at 413-772-1323.

Evening registration opportunities:

  • March 14, 4-5 PM at Greenfield Gardens
  • March 16, 4-5 PM at Leyden Woods
  • March 16, 5-6 PM at Oak Courts

For more information, please call 413-772-1300 or email

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Spring Conferences

Our spring parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Please keep an eye out for conference scheduling information from your child's teacher. This is an excellent opportunity to find out about your child's progress!

Please be aware that both Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 are early release days with dismissal at 11:55 a.m.

All School Meeting

Our next All School Meeting will be held on Friday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. in the Newton Gym. First Grade will be hosting this month's meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Nurse's Nook: Hello from Nurse Ellis Taylor!

Hello Newton families!

My name is Ellis Taylor and I would like to say hello as I am new to Newton School. I am coming to Newton from one of the other elementary schools here in Greenfield. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns about your child's health.

Thank you for all of your donations. At this time, we have enough winter gear but we are in need of extra clothing. Mud season upon us!

Thank you for your support!

Nurse Ellis Taylor

413-772-1370 x 107

Dates to Remember

March 9: Family Math Night, Newton Gym, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

March 14: Kindergarten Registration, Greenfield Gardens, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

March 15: PTO Meeting, Newton Library, 5:00 p.m.

March 16: Kindergarten Registration, Oak Courts, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

March 17: St. Patrick's Spirit Day ~ Wear Green!

March 23 and 24: Parent Conferences - Early Release 11:55 a.m.

March 28: All School Meeting, Newton Gym, 9:00 a.m.