The Tiger Times
A Note from your Principal
Dear West Newton Families,
Thank you for your attendance at our parent – teacher – student conferences in October. We had over 98% participation and that is something to celebrate! As educators, the West Newton staff is fully invested in our students’ academic, emotional, and social well-being and we love being partners with our parents.
As the weather turns a bit colder in November we are still warming up to our learning and activities at West Newton. Our students have also been preparing for our Veterans Day Program on Nov. 9. This is always a respectful event for the students, staff, and community. Here are some upcoming events for parents to note:
· Oct. 26 – Nov. 2 = Round 3 of STAR testing ELA and Math
· Nov. 1 – 14 = Major Saver Cards fundraiser for DTEF
· Nov. 6 = PTO meeting at 6pm in the media center
· Nov. 9 at 8:30am = Veterans Day Program – all are invited to attend
· Nov. 14 = School Smiles will be at West Newton
· Nov. 14 = Mid-term Reports come home
· Nov. 16 = Popcorn Sale 50 cents per bag
· Nov. 19-23 = Thanksgiving Break
· Nov. 26 = School Reconvenes
· Sat., Dec. 1 = 9am-1pm Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair!
I would like to encourage all of our parents to participate in West Newton’s wonderful PTO meeting on Nov. 6 and also bring your families to the Dec. 1 Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair that is sponsored by our PTO. This is always an amazing community event and the kids have so much fun!
Thank you for sharing your children with the staff of West Newton. I always look forward to coming to school each day because of our students, staff, and families!
With Tiger Pride,
Susan D. Strube
Mrs. Suchy's Art Segment
ART TO REMEMBER: Orders can still be placed online at order.arttoremember.com / online order code is on the personalized order form. Merchandise will arrive prior to winter break.
A NOTE FROM THE NURSE
The days are getting chillier as fall continues to winter! It is VERY important that your children are dressing appropriately to prevent any health issues related to the cold! Please make sure they are coming to school with a jacket/coat as they will still continue to go outdoors for recess if weather permits. As the temperature continues to drop, please also make sure your child has appropriate head gear on such as stocking caps and/or scarfs (FYI-heat is released thru your head)! Also make sure they are wearing gloves during very low temperatures to help prevent frost bite! Remember, just because it’s not snowing does not mean the cold cannot do damage to your little ones!! As always, THANK YOU for helping to keep all our tiger cubs healthy and ready to learn! J
Paige Ison, RN
VOLLEYBALL CLINIC at West Newton Elementary
The coaching staff at the Middle School, Youth League, and the High School will
offer a 6 weeks volleyball clinic at each elementary, open to all grades.
This clinic offers each girl the opportunity to learn and play volleyball in a fun and
friendly environment. Girls will have chances to win prizes from candy to t-shirts. Registration flyers were sent home with students.
LOCATION- West Newton’s Gym
TIME- After school until 5:00
*Nov. 6th – No Clinic ~ Elections
Nov. 13th & Nov. 15th
- $30 Checks Payable to DGSA
Bring registration and money to the clinic.
- Dee Taylor - Varsity Volleyball Coach 317 409-2976
Tandace Joseph - Decatur Middle School 317 856-5274 ext. 1134
Decatur Township Wrestling League
2018 DTWL Information
- Sign up: October 3 - November 1st sign up at DCHawks.com/DTWL
- Sign ups at DCHS: October 30th and November 1st from 5:30-7:30pm. Enter Door 16
- Practice /Contest Start: November 5th
- Decatur Central High School Wrestling Room/Decatur Middle School Wrestling Room
- Practice: Tuesday / 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
- Contest: Thursday / 6:45 - 7:30 pm
- $75 (includes: League t-shirt, USA Membership, League Dues, and Tournament Fees)
More information an sign up can be found at DCHawks.com/DTWL
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.
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 email@example.com
West Newton PTO ~ Events at a Glance
Tuesday, 6th @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting
Friday, 9th - - - Veteran's Day Program
November 19th-23rd - - - Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
Saturday, 1st / 9:00-1:00 - - - Winter Wonderland
Decmber 3rd - 7th / 8:30-1:30 - - - Secret Santa Shop
Thursday, 13th @ 7pm - - - 3rd and 4th Grade Program
Friday, 14th 6:00-8:00 - - - Movie Night
December 21st-January 4th - - - Winter Break ~ No School
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!