Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 19th, 2017

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Parents- Please send your child's Chromebook charger to school with them on Monday or Tuesday so they can be cleaned up over the summer.

Parking for Continuation
The following lots will have parking on May 25th:
·         Newton EAST lot – Parking is limited
·         Salvation Army Church parking lot.
·         Chapel Hill Mortuary parking lot – as long as no service is being held (allow extra time for the walk to Newton)
·         Church of Christ WEST lot (behind bldg.) (allow extra time for the walk to Newton)
6 Handicap parking spots are available in Newton’s East lot – please be prepared to drop somebody off if these are full.
·         Neighborhood parking is always available (allow extra time for the walk to Newton)

NO PARKING IN THE NORTHWEST LOT (reserved for staff)!
DOORS OPEN AT 12:30
Please refer to our dress code for Continuation, and remember:

    • Dresses that are strapless or have straps instead of sleeves must be worn with a shrug or sweater covering the shoulders.
    • Skirts and Dresses must be an appropriate length – remember you will be walking up steps to the stage.
    • We would prefer that students not wear t-shirts or jeans if possible.
    • Students who violate the dress code will be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing the item with an acceptable item.
    • Building administration has final discretion on all dress code decisions.

Please refer to the front page of our website for all dates and times for our end of the year activities and schedule for the last week of school.

Thanks and have a great weekend….one more week to go!

James O’Tremba
Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12th, 2017

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Our concert schedule for next week is as follows:
  • Tuesday, May 16th:      Choir Concert
  • Wednesday, May 17th:  Orchestra Concert
  • Thursday, May 18th:      Band Concert
All beginning times for the concerts are at 7:00 pm. The concerts will be held in our gym. All Newton families are invited to attend. Students may attend but need a parent present with them. Lets support or performing arts students with a great turn out next week. If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Bransgrove or Ms. Andrews.

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is available. For step by step instructions please access the front page of our school website.

Thank you to Newton families, faculty, staff and friends for supporting the Community KNights throughout this school year.  The evenings at local restaurants raised almost $3,200 to support projects and programs at Newton.  The PTO thanks you for your support and looks forward to sharing food and fun again next year!

Please check our website for additional end of the year activities, times and dates.

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 5th, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians:

I apologize for the late newsletter. Infinite Campus was down and I could not access campus messenger.

Thank you to Shred a thon volunteers and participants!!

Despite the cold and snowy weather on Saturday the 29th of April, the Arapahoe Credit Union/Newton Middle School PTO Shred-A-Thon raised $3,250 for the school!!  We shredded approximately 30,000 lbs of paper and about a half truck of electronics recycling and 312 cars were taken care of.  We could not have made this possible without our wonderful volunteers and those Newton families that participated in the event. Thanks for your help!
Newton PTO

Please refer to our website for all end of the year activities, dates and times. Our 8th grade continuation will be held Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 pm.

Have a great week!.

James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28th, 2017

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

Registration cards for next year’s 7th and 8th graders have gone out and that they are due back to their math teachers on Wednesday, May 3rd.

The 8th grade continuation invitation is attached. The invitation itself was distributed to all 8th graders in homeroom this afternoon. Please ask your 8th grader for the invitation.
The final Newton Community KNight for this school year is next week on Tuesday, May 2 at Chick-fil-A SouthGlenn from 5pm-7pm.  It's the evening before the LPS late start so enjoy a break from making dinner and support Newton!  Chick-fil-A is being very generous and will be donating to Newton 10% of ALL SALES that evening from dine-in, drive-thru or take-out.  Please spread the word and thanks for your support!

Rain, shine, sleet or snow, the Arapahoe Credit Union/Newton Shred A Thon will go on this Saturday, April 29th from 9:30-2:00 in the northwest parking lot. The cost of the event is covered by Arapahoe Credit Union but they will be accepting donations that will be donated to Newton. We are still looking for more volunteers and realize the weather won’t be ideal but could use your help. We’ll have hot coffee to keep you warm!

Our CODE AWARD finalists have been determined and will be shared on our website next week.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 21st, 2017

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:

All seventh and eighth grade field trip permission forms are due by Tuesday, the 25th at 3:00 pm! We need these returned even if your student isn’t attending the field trip!

There is no school on Monday the 24th.


Save the date!

The final Newton Community KNight for this school year will be on Tuesday, May 2 at Chick-fil-A SouthGlenn from 5pm-7pm.  It's the evening before the LPS late start so enjoy a break from making dinner and support Newton!  Chick-fil-A is being very generous and will be donating to Newton 10% of ALL SALES that evening from dine-in, drive-thru or take-out.  Please spread the word and see you there!


The Newton/Arapahoe Credit Union annual Shred a thon is next Saturday April 29th from 9:30-2pm in the Newton Middle School North West Parking Lot.

Feel free to bring any documents for ON-SITE destruction (watch it happen!). Bring old bank statements, check registers, receipts and anything else with personal information on it. Additionally, feel free to bring your small electronics and we will get those recycled as well! (Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept ANY box/ tube/rear projection screens. We also are unable to offer electronic data destruction.)
Colorado Vault and Safe Deposit Box CO. and Arapahoe CU are covering all expenses for this event. However, they will be taking donations that will go directly to extra-curricular student activities at Newton Middle School.
Please consider volunteering or asking your children to volunteer at this event. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da9a72fa2f94-arapahoe

The Newton Book Fair is just around the corner and runs from May 1-5!  We need lots of volunteer cashiers to make this a successful event!  

Have a great weekend.
James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 14th, 2017

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians:


Run With The Knights our two mile fun run/walk is fast approaching, the date for this years event is on Tuesday May 23rd. We still have opportunities for more gift cards to give to the kids as prizes after their race (we need 10 gift cards that can be anything that you would like and for whatever amount you would like to make it for, something you would think is fun for the students).


We also are in need of more race Marshall's.  We need 8 race Marshall's for 6th grade 1 for 7th grade and 7 for 8th grade. As a Race Marshall you would be at a station for a short period of time then we would invite you to come join us at the finish line on our track for all of the fun and prizes.Here is the link for you to get to the sign up genius to help us out. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0849aeaf23a46-2017


Please contact Mr. Blake if you have any questions, 303-734-6244 or pblake@lps.k12.co.us


END OF YEAR FIELD TRIP FORMS
  • 7th & 8th Grade  - forms were distributed on April 13th and are due back to their 5th period teachers by 3:00 on April 25th
  • 6th grade  - forms will be distributed on April 25th and are due back by April 28th


2017 Shred-a-thon on Saturday, April 29th
Newton Middle School is partnering with Arapahoe Credit Union. to provide the county with free shred-a-thon and electronics recycling!
Feel free to bring any documents for ON-SITE destruction (watch it happen!). Bring old bank statements, check registers, receipts and anything else with personal information on it. Additionally, feel free to bring your small electronics and we will get those recycled as well! (Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept ANY box/ tube/rear projection screens. We also are unable to offer electronic data destruction.)
Shredding Services are Free
Colorado Vault and Safe Deposit Box CO. and Arapahoe CU are covering all expenses for this event. However, we will also be taking donations to help out local school programs. Anything you want to donate will go directly to extra-curricular student activities at Newton Middle School.
  • Date: April 29th, 2017 - Newton Middle School (4001 E Arapahoe Rd)
  • Time: 9:30 am until 2:00 pm
  • Location: Newton Middle School in the North West Parking Lot


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

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Good Morning Parents and Guardians:


I hope all of our students and their families had an enjoyable spring break. I am including some important information for this week regarding CMAS testing and other scheduled events.


Our CMAS testing will begin tomorrow, April 4th. I am including a link to our testing schedule. Our schedule is also located on our website if you have difficulty accessing the link. In addition to the schedule I have sent out a summary of the testing schedule in my previous weekly updates which are located on our website under my personal tab.




I have sent the opt out form via my e-mails on two separate occasions in March. This form is available on our website and on the district website. If you are considering opting your student out of the testing I need this form signed and returned to me by 7:45 am tomorrow, April 4th.


Students who are opted out of the testing will again be sent to the library during any testing sessions. Students will be able to work on any classroom work or read.


Nutrition Services has a fun promotion coming up on Friday, April 7th.  We will be celebrating Rockies opening day with a festive ball park menu.  Additionally, every student who purchase a lunch on April 7th will be entered into a drawing to win a set of tickets to a Rockies game.  I've attached the promotional flyer for the event on Friday.


I hope you have a great first week of April!
James O’Tremba,

Principal, Newton Middle School