The Tiger Times
A Note from your Principal
Dear West Newton families,
September certainly did fly by quickly! Your children and the West Newton staff have been very busy setting the stage for a rich year of learning. By now, Tiger Pride is pervasive throughout West Newton and students are deep into the literacy, math, science, and social studies content they will learn this year. Some grade levels have already taken field trips this year as they take their learning beyond the walls of our school; and many classrooms also enjoyed Ms. Keene’s school “field trip” with Star Lab right here at West Newton Elementary!
A huge shout-out to our amazing PTO and volunteers for their work in providing such a wonderful Book Fair! This annual event supports our students as they continue their journey as readers and our PTO volunteers dedicate many hours to make this an amazing event for our students. Our PTO also surpassed their goal with our trash bag sales which means profits go directly back in to our classrooms to support our students AND Mr. Werner made good on his promise to dress up like a unicorn at Tiger Time. The kids loved it!
We have many upcoming opportunities to support our students in a variety of ways:
· Purchasing a Yankee Candle product with profits going back in to our classrooms
· Volunteering to pop popcorn one Friday per month as a special monthly treat
· Volunteering for our Santa’s Shop
· Volunteering for our Winter Wonderland
Students shared their learning goals and data pages with parents at conferences last week. I am always proud of our students for setting goals with their teachers and parents, as well as always wanting to grow as learners! Please let us know at West Newton if there is anything else that we can do to support your student. Thank you for being such amazing partners and entrusting your child’s learning with us each day.
With Tiger Pride,
Susan D. Strube
Mrs. Suchy's Art Segment
ART TO REMEMBER: Personalized student artwork order forms have been sent home. Order forms with money enclosed are due by Friday, October 12. All proceeds from the Art to Remember fundraiser go to support the art room. Order online at order.arttoremember.com / online order code is on the personalized order form.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6th grade parents are needed to help with making 6th grade medallions. If you are interested in helping, please contact me at email@example.com.
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
Picture Retakes ~ Friday, October 12, 2018
Students who had pictures taken, but the parents are unhappy with the photo, may have their picture retaken as well...
- Please Note: If wanting replacement packages, original packages must be returned day of retakes to get replacement packages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Newton PTO ~ Events at a Glance
Tuesday, 2nd @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting
Wednesday, 3rd - - - Conference Day/Last Day of Book Fair
October 15th-19th - - - Fall Break ~ No School
Friday, 26th / 6:00-8:00 - - - Movie Night
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!