The Eagle Express
Upcoming Important Events At Newtown!
Read, Play, Eat Family Night (5:30 - 7:00)
Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
Thursday, January 31st - Last Day of Quarter 2
Winter Dance 2019 (3:30 - 5:00 in cafeteria)
Friday, February 1st - Staff Day; No School for Students (Virtual Learning Day)
Great Dreams Need Great Teachers!
Dismissal Change Reminders
As our staff works hard to ensure each child makes it home safely every day, we need your continued help. As a reminder, if there is to be any change in dismissal procedures for your child, whether it is an early pickup or going home a different way, please have your child give his/her teacher a parent note first thing in the morning (preferred way) indicating the change.
You may also email or fax the office, with a photo identification before 2:30 PM with the dismissal change at the following address: Arnold.Parra@vbschools.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (757)493-546.
Please do not simply email your child's teacher or use Class Dojo for communicating dismissal changes. Teachers are busy teaching and cannot guarantee that he/she will see the electronic communication. Also, if your child is involved in an after school activity and cannot attend on a particular day, a note is needed indicating that your child will not be staying for the activity. Otherwise, we must assume your child should be staying after school.
The Final Mile
Believe it or not we are already gearing up for the Shamrock Active Kids program and Operation Smile Final Mile in March. The Shamrock Active Kids Program is a school wide initiative to get students moving, set goals and track their progress. It culminates annually in March with the Operation Smile Final Mile at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront where over 5,000 students from around the region run the final mile of the nationally recognized Shamrock Marathon course. This is an amazing opportunity for our students. Follow this link for more information and to register your student.
Please Review With Your Child Daily
A Note From Our Gifted Resource Teacher
Parents if you missed the November 13th gifted application deadline, no worries. It’s not too late!!! Your child can still be tested for gifted identification. You have to apply for Old Donation School in the online application by 4:00 pm Friday, February 1, 2019.
I will be available Thursday, January 17 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and also from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm to help with the writing of your application.
If you have any questions or if you would like to meet at another time I can be reached at email@example.com.
As you are probably aware, your child’s activity online, under their school account, is monitored with Securly. Please discuss with your child the importance of staying on task and being where they are supposed to be when online, and at school. Teachers now have the ability to check on students in real time and see what they are doing when assigned work, as well as view their entire online history remotely. Parents, you as well have access to Securly to monitor your child's browsing history.
The Internet is full of great information and productive activities, but it can be a challenge for us all to not be distracted and lose focus. Please help us to emphasize the importance of good digital citizenship at school and at home. At Newtown Elementary, we want our Eagles to be successful and use our tools in a responsible manner. Thank you for your help!
WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH NEWTOWN HAPPENINGS!
2. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Newtown_E
3. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newtownelementary/
4. Download the VBSCHOOLS app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
5. Make sure the school has your updated phone number and email address in order to receive Alert Now communications
6. Follow your child's progress on Parent Portal: https://www.vbschools.com/parents/parent_portal