Friday, February 15, 2019

February 15th, 2019

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Our next Newton Community Knight fundraiser is coming up!  Please join us at the Noodles & Company at the Streets of Southglenn on Tuesday, Feb 26th from 4-8pm.  Mention Newton and 25% of your order total will go towards our pledge drive.  Thank you in advance for your support, and please don't forget  to mention that you are with Newton Middle School!

Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

In the past week I have met with the district and our project manager from Jacobs regarding the new building. The district has hired RTA out of Colorado Springs as our architect. I will be receiving timelines and will be requesting for community members to serve on our design team. Please keep an eye out for this upcoming important information.

Have a great weekend.
James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, February 8, 2019

February 8th, 2019

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Attention 8th grade boys basketball players the schedule for the tournament tomorrow at EUCLID is as follows:
  • C- Team players: Arrive at 8:30 am, 9:00 am game time 
  • B-Team players: Arrive at 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm game time 
  • A-Team players: Arrive at 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm game time 
Please contact your coaches with any questions and GOOD LUCK!

This years Run With The Knights ( a 2 mile fun run/walk that the PE department puts on) will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2019. Please help us make this years event a success like we have done in the past by signing up to race marshal or donating a gift card to give to the kids on the day of the race. Here is the link to the sign up genius for you to use. Thank you for all of your support it is so much appreciated, please contact Mr. Blake or Ms. Ubrun if you have any questions.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department is sponsoring a parent academy at Arapahoe High School.
Have a great weekend.
James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11th, 2018

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

I want to welcome all students back to school and Happy New Year. We had a great first week in 2019 and look forward to second semester.

Recognition Ceremonies
To begin the year we want to celebrate the accomplishments of our students from first semester. We will conduct our semester recognition/awards and honor roll ceremony next week. The date and times are as follows:
January 17th Recognition Ceremonies -

  • 6th grade - 9:00
  • 8th grade - 10:30
  • 7th grade - 2:30

All parents, family members etc. are welcome.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

James O'Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School​

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 14th, 2018

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Students have begun signing the Resolution of Respect as part of our No Place for Hate Membership. The No Place for Hate cadre would like to share our commitment with the hope that each household can join in our strive for a more respectful world.

  • I will seek to gain understanding of those who are different from me
  • I will speak out against prejudice and discrimination
  • I will reach out to support those who are targets of hate
  • I will promote respect for people and help foster a prejudice-free school
  • I believe that one person can make a difference-no person can be an “innocent” bystander when it comes to opposing hate
  • I recognize that respecting individual dignity and promoting inter group harmony are the responsibilities of all students

Thanks for your support!

Attention 8th Grade Parents:
Thank you for the overwhelming response to the Yearbook Staff's request for baby ads to remember and honor your students.  We are thrilled with your response but regret to inform you that we will no longer be able to take any more baby ads because we have no more space in our yearbook for any more ads.
Mr. Atherton and Mrs. Svigel
Newton Co-Yearbook Advisers

Enjoy your weekend. Five days to winter break.
James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Monday, December 10, 2018

December 7th, 2018

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

It is time for the annual PTO cookie exchange for our Newton Staff. If you are interested in participating please access the following link:  STAFF COOKIES. Thank you!

Newton KNight Out
Our next Newton Community KNight is coming up on Tuesday, Dec 11th at the Chipotle at University and Dry Creek from 4pm to 8pm.  Mention Newton and 33% of your order will support our pledge drive.  Hope to see you there!

NMS Fashion Show
Newton Middle School Knight Time is having a fashion show. The show is not for fun but to give clothes to those who are  in need over the holiday season.  If you have clothes that you would like to donate please bring them to the main office, drop off at the bin in room 1113 or contact Katie Bond.
We need the following items:

  • Pants/shirts
  • Dresses/skirts
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Accessories

All clothes need to be washed and in good condition and need to fit Teens through Adults.

James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, November 30, 2018

November 30th, 2018

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

LPS EVENT at Arapahoe High School:
We are excited to share an opportunity for LPS students to participate in an Hour of Code. Tuesday, December 4, during Computer Science Ed. Week, Arapahoe High School will be hosting an HOUR of CODE and STEM immersion event.  This event will run from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at AHS (drop in any time).  All families of Littleton Public Schools are welcome to attend.   If you are planning on attending, please register using this fixed link Questions can be sent to

8th grade baby ad information:
Can you believe we are coming to the end of the 1st semester of your child’s 8th Grade year?  As we start the home stretch of middle school and moving on to high school, the Newton Yearbook Staff wants to remind your of the chance to remember and honor your 8th Grader.

The deadline for accepting orders for 8th Grade baby ads for the 2019 Newton Yearbook is fast approaching.  Take advantage of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to choose photos and write messages of congratulations, pride, love and support.  Parents can create their own ad online at When you go to the website, input our school code 7571 and follow the prompts to complete the ad. Herff Jones Yearbook Technical Support is available to help you complete your ad.

Ads are sold in half page, quarter page and eighth page sizes for the following prices:
-Half Page (6.8 by 4.5 inches)- $115
-Quarter Page (3.3 by 4.5 Inches)- $63
-Eighth Page (3.3 by 2.2 Inches)- $38

All 8th Grade Baby Ads Are Due December 7th 2018.

The flyer with instructions is posted on the front page of the Newton Website. The link can be found here as well.

Please contact Rob Atherton at with questions.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, November 16, 2018

November 16th, 2018

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Have a great Thanksgiving Break. Safe travels to anyone traveling over the break. Enjoy your time-off students.

School resumes on Monday, November 26th.

James O'Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School​