Friday, November 11, 2022

November 11th, 2022

 Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students:


Lost and Found:


Our lost and found will be cleaned out on Wednesday in order for us to prepare for our musical presentation. Please encourage your students to rummage through the lost and found if they are missing anything. We have a plethora of clothing, water bottles and lunch sacks.


All School Musical:

Our all school musical: Willy Wonka Jr will be presented the evening of November 16 and 17th. All parents and students are invited. Just a reminder to students if you attend you will need to be accompanied by your parent/guardian. The evening presentations will be held on our learning stair from 6-8:00 pm. Admission to the event is free as we want all of our community to be present and enjoy.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Carly Newman.

PTO News:

Thank you all for participating in the PTO Knight Fundraising Drive! Because of your generosity we are getting so close to our goal. Currently 104 families have donated a total of $15,150. Because of your donations, we're able to give back to the Newton community in a variety of ways. Our biggest contribution this year is supporting the salary of one of our full time school psychologists. Without these funds, Newton wouldn't have the robust mental health team that we do. Way to take care of our kids! Your dollars and volunteer hours also support various staff appreciation events to honor the incredible people that keep our school awesome. Be on the look out for communication with more ways you can support our staff during the Holiday Cheer Campaign. For directions on how to give to the Fundraising Drive, please check out the Newton webpage and click on the NMS PTO Fund Drive icon.

Please come to our next PTO meeting to learn more about how your donations are used. It's next Thursday from 9:30-11:00am, virtually or in person. If you'd like a link to join virtually, and haven't already requested one, please email Tiffany at NewtonPTOPres@gmail.com.

As we enter this season of gratitude, we also want to share a big thank you to all who've been donating their time to bring exciting events to our community! Eva Seal and our other incredible parent volunteers worked with Ms. Lawler to make the Book Fair a big success. This event is always a great way to rekindle a love of reading with new and thrilling books. Leslie Suh worked with the LPS Foundation to organize Newton's participation in this year's Stride, a healthy and fun way to support the LPS District as a whole. Alli Clinton has reached out to our greater community to coordinate our delicious Restaurant Knights and keep us informed with our Facebook posts. Tracy Duhig and Betsy Brouillette organize our Staff Appreciation events, expressing our profound gratitude for all they do to help our children learn. And a big thank you to everyone else with a role on the Newton PTO who keep all the parts moving behind the scenes. To see who they are, go to the Newton webpage, click on NMS PTO and scroll to the bottom to find the roster. Next time you see one of them, say "Thank you for all you do!"

Have a great weekend. One week to go before Thanksgiving break!


James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School


Friday, November 4, 2022

November 4th, 2022

 Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students:



Newton Knight Out:


Last Restaurant Knight for 2022! Wednesday, 11.9.22 at Parry's Pizza Southglenn from 5-8 pm. 20% of sales will be donated to Newton. Be sure to mention Newton Middle School when you dine in or order food for pickup! 

Also if you upload your receipt afterward to the Street Smarts of Southglenn, Newton gets extra points: https://shoppingpartnership.com/southglenn/.


All School Musical:

Our all school musical: Willy Wonka Jr will be presented the evening of November 16 and 17th. All parents and students are invited. Just a reminder to students if you attend you will need to be accompanied by your parent/guardian. The evening presentations will be held on our learning stair from 6-8:00 pm. Admission to the event is free as we want all of our community to be present and enjoy.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Carly Newman.


Thanks and have a great weekend.


James O’Tremba,

Principal, Newton Middle School


Friday, October 28, 2022

October 28th, 2022

 Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students:


Halloween:


This year for Halloween students will be able to dress in costume for the day. Our Newton dress code needs to be followed. This includes no pajamas. Students can wear makeup, however no masks covering their faces are allowed, we need to be able to identify all students. 


Students are also not allowed to bring any weapon facsimiles. If you have any questions regarding a costume please feel free to contact any administrator.


Please note we are not hosting a Halloween Dance.


Newton Knight Out:


Last Restaurant Knight for 2022! Wednesday, 11.9.22 at Parry's Pizza Southglenn from 5-8 pm. 20% of sales will be donated to Newton. 


Be sure to mention Newton Middle School when you dine in or order food for pickup!


Book Fair:


The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be at Newton Middle School, Monday, October 31st thru Friday, November 4th.  All are welcome!  We will have some great books for sale.  Please come to our book fair and grab all your books for this fall! Proceeds from the fair help to buy books for our library!!


The online fair will begin on 10/31/22 and go thru 11/13/22.


Take advantage of the new cashless and convenient eWallet payment system by visiting our online store at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/newtonmiddlecentennial.

Finally a big thank you to all of the volunteers who have signed up to help, especially our coordinator, Eva Seal, for working with Ms. Lawler to bring back this fun event.

The PTO Annual Fund:

It's not too late to help Newton PTO support our teachers and school by contributing to the PTO Annual FundDrive. Donations this year help support funding for the additional full time school psychologist, teacher appreciation, Reading Counts, CODE cart awards, teacher grants and out-of-pocket reimbursements and more.

From your phone, just go into your Infinite Campus app (where you check your student's grades) click on the three bars in the left corner > Fees > Optional Payments > Add to cart. It defaults to $150, but you can change it on the payment page. Just click the amount box next to the red x and type in whatever amount you decide. Then Submit Payment and you're done. It's that easy! EVERY GIFT COUNTS! 

Check the Newton website for monthly updates on reaching our goal. Thank you!

For additional information and how you can contribute please check out this link.

Arapahoe High School Freshman Showcase:


Please see the attached flier regarding the event on Wednesday, November 2nd.


LPS Community Event:


We are excited to invite you to a very special opportunity for LPS parents and staff on the evening of November 3rd, 2022.  


LPS has partnered with Challenge Success, an organization affiliated with Stanford University to help families and schools create a more balanced definition of student success.  


Students often report they feel pressure related to grades, test scores, awards, state championships, and college scholarships as the sole measures of success. But this can overshadow other key developmental tasks like figuring out who they are, what they care about, exploring a wide range of life opportunities and building resiliency skills.

In this presentation, you will learn how to establish a healthy environment for your child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being.  It is applicable for parents of children in any grade level.


Through our multi-year mental health research project with Dr. Anna Mueller and review of our annual student and parent surveys, we know this is an important issue here in the LPS community.    

 

We highly encourage parents with students of all ages to take advantage of this special opportunity!


The Well Balanced Student

Facilitated by Laura Easley from Challenge Success

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

6:30-8:00pm

Littleton High School Theater

199 E. Littleton Blvd.

Littleton, CO 80121


Have a great weekend.


James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School



Wednesday, October 19, 2022

October 19th, 2022

 Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students:


Halloween:


This year for Halloween students will be able to dress in costume for the day. Our Newton dress code needs to be followed. Students can wear makeup, however no masks covering their faces are allowed, we need to be able to identify all students. 


Students are also not allowed to bring any weapon facsimiles. If you have any questions regarding a costume please feel free to contact any administrator.


Please note we are not hosting a Halloween Dance.


The Yearbook Needs Your Photos:


Parents and Students!!  The yearbook staff needs your photos to help us tell your stories this year.  We are looking for photo submissions for the following topics: Summer and Sports Outside of School


To share your photos with us, go to the following website: https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/#!/?code=newton2023 or go to www.hjeshare.com and enter the code "newton2023" and follow the prompts.


Thanks for sharing your stories and pictures with us!!


Heritage High School Information:


Please see the attached flyers regarding pertinent incoming freshman information at Heritage High School including shadow days etc. Please contact Heritage High School with any questions.


PTO INFORMATION:


Book Fair:


The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be at Newton Middle School, Monday, October 31st thru Friday, November 4th.  All are welcome!  We will have some great books for sale.  Please come to our book fair and grab all your books for this fall! Proceeds from the fair help to buy books for our library!!


The online fair will begin on 10/31/22 and go thru 11/13/22.

Take advantage of the new cashless and convenient eWallet payment system by visiting our online store at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/newtonmiddlecentennial.

Finally a big thank you to all of the volunteers who have signed up to help, especially our coordinator, Eva Seal, for working with Ms. Lawler to bring back this fun event. 


Teacher Appreciation:

Another round of gratitude goes to the many volunteers who got busy making soup and salad for the conference day teacher potluck. We are so grateful to all who stepped up, especially our wonderful coordinators, Tracy Duhig and Betsy Brouillette. Thanks for making our teachers feel appreciated!


The PTO Annual Fund:


It's not too late to help Newton PTO support our teachers and school by contributing to the PTO Annual FundDrive. Donations this year help support funding for the additional full time school psychologist, teacher appreciation, Reading Counts, CODE cart awards, teacher grants and out-of-pocket reimbursements and more.


From your phone, just go into your Infinite Campus app (where you check your student's grades) click on the three bars in the left corner > Fees > Optional Payments > Add to cart. It defaults to $150, but you can change it on the payment page. Just click the amount box next to the red x and type in whatever amount you decide. Then Submit Payment and you're done. It's that easy! EVERY GIFT COUNTS! 


Check the Newton website for monthly updates on reaching our goal. Thank you!

For additional information and how you can contribute please check out this link.

Run The Stride 

Join us for the 27th annual Stride supporting the Littleton Public Schools Foundation! 

Last year, Newton won an award for the largest participation gain from the previous year in the middle school category!  This brought $1,000 directly back to Newton. Run or walk again with us this year to benefit Newton and all LPS schools!

Date: Sunday, October 30th - costumes welcome (and gift cards for best elementary, middle, and high school costumes)

Register at RuntheStride.com

Reach out to your Newton Stride captain with any questions and stop by the Newton tent on race day for a participant gift card drawing!  1 entry for participating, 2 if you wear Newton gear or a costume. 

Stride Captain:
Leslie Suh: lesliesuh@me.com

Students: Please have a great four day weekend and we will see again on Monday the 24th.

James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School



Friday, October 14, 2022

October 14th, 2022

 Good Afternoon Parents/Guardians and Students:


Halloween:


This year for Halloween students will be able to dress in costume for the day. Our Newton dress code needs to be followed. Students can wear makeup, however no masks covering their faces are allowed, we need to be able to identify all students. Students are also not allowed to bring any weapon facimilies. If you have any questions regarding a costume please feel free to contact any administrator.


Please note we are not hosting a Halloween Dance.


PBIS CODE SHOP: 


We need parent volunteers to join the PBIS Committee in helping kids spend their CODE Cards at the CODE Shop.  We need you once a month to join us in rewarding kids for the good things we catch them doing.  Students can redeem CODE Cards for food, candy, passes to get out of school or class early, to go to lunch early, Newton gear, and many other things we have not even thought of yet.

Parent volunteers will collect CODE Cards from students and hand them their item of choice. 

Click on the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548aaad2ba7fb6-code4

Yearbook Announcement: Good News, we have sold 385 yearbooks.  Bad news, that is less than half of our student population.  Don't miss out, click on the link below to order your yearbook.  Enter our school code 7571 or search for Newton Middle in the search bar.

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=7571


Newton Middle School After School Activities:


Just a reminder to all parents and students. If a student is out ill or out for any other reason for the entire school day they will not be allowed to participate in after school activities. We have had several students show up for after school activities who have not been in school for the day and then we need to send them home. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for your assistance.


PTO Information:


To give back to our teachers during next week's conferences, PTO is hosting a Potluck dinner on Wednesday October 19th. We would love support from our parents! We are looking for crockpot soup donations as well as salads and supplies. Please see the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545aaac2faafe3-soup


The PTO Annual Fund


We hope you've already learned about the PTO Annual FundDrive. We're on our way to reaching our goal! You can check out the Newton webpage for monthly updates on the scrolling screen. If you'd like to contribute, it's not too late. We are recommending a donation of $150 per family – less than a dollar-a-day that our students are in school. EVERY GIFT COUNTS!


For additional information and how you can contribute please check out this link.


NMS can earn bonus points with these Street Smarts offers:


Earn triple points in OCTOBER that's 15 points per dollar spent when you dine or see a movie in October. Includes all restaurants, eateries specialty foods (excludes Whole Foods) and the movies, when dated and submitted 10/1-10/31/22. Submit receipts online: shopandlog.com/southglenn. 



SPOOKY STREETS: Friday, October 21, 4:40-7:30pm. To credit NMS take a photo of your family during this fun family celebration of all things Halloween and earn 1,000 points per person. Upload here: Street Smarts Events

Run The Stride 

Join us for the 27th annual Stride supporting the Littleton Public Schools Foundation! 

Last year, Newton won an award for the largest participation gain from the previous year in the middle school category!  This brought $1,000 directly back to Newton. Run or walk again with us this year to benefit Newton and all LPS schools!

Date: Sunday, October 30th - costumes welcome (and gift cards for best elementary, middle, and high school costumes)

Register at RuntheStride.com

Reach out to your Newton Stride captain with any questions and stop by the Newton tent on race day for a participant gift card drawing!  1 entry for participating, 2 if you wear Newton gear or a costume. 

Stride Captain:

Leslie Suh: lesliesuh@me.com


Newton Knight Out:


Our next Restaurant Knight is on Tuesday, 10/18 at Fajita Pete's at 7300 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial. 

* 10% of sales all day (12 - 8 pm) will go to Newton 

* They offer order pickup and delivery (no dine-in option) 

* Orders can be placed online, through their app, or by calling 720-708-6158.


Have a great weekend.


James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School





Tuesday, October 11, 2022

October 7th, 2022

 Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students:


Parent/Teacher Conferences:


Traditionally we have conducted arena style conferences at Newton and invited all parents into our building to check in and speak with their child's teachers directly. This conversation was limited to five minutes and parents standing in line to see a specific teacher sometimes up to an hour. Based on feedback last year by our parent community who attended conferences this seems to be an ineffective manner in which to conduct business. 


This year we will not be offering the traditional arena style conference format in October. I encourage you to review your child’s grades in the parent portal. We will be scheduling conferences as needed with parents and students either in person or virtually similar to our early bird conferences in September. If you have specific questions for a specific teacher please feel free to email the teacher at any time during the year to check in or receive updates.



Halloween:


This year for Halloween students will be able to dress in costume for the day. Our Newton dress code needs to be followed. Students can wear makeup, however no masks covering their faces are allowed, we need to be able to identify all students. Students are also not allowed to bring any weapon facsimiles. If you have any questions regarding a costume please feel free to contact any administrator.


Newton Middle School After School Activities:


Just a reminder to all parents and students. If a student is out ill or out for any other reason for the entire school day they will not be allowed to participate in after school activities. We have had several students show up for after school activities who have not been in school for the day and then we need to send them home. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for your assistance.


PTO Information:


The PTO Annual Fund


We hope you've already learned about the PTO Annual FundDrive. We're on our way to reaching our goal! You can check out the Newton webpage for monthly updates on the scrolling screen. If you'd like to contribute, it's not too late. We are recommending a donation of $150 per family – less than a dollar-a-day that our students are in school. EVERY GIFT COUNTS!


For additional information and how you can contribute please check out this link.


October PTO Meeting


Please join us for the October PTO meeting on Friday, October 14th 9:30am-11:00am at Newton. If you'd rather join virtually through the Google Meet, please email Tiffany Hansen at newtonptopres@gmail.com to get the link. If you requested last month, we will automatically send you the link again this month. No need to request again. Hope to see you!


Newton Knight Out:


Our next Restaurant Knight is on Tuesday, 10/18 at Fajita Pete's at 7300 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial. 

* 10% of sales all day (12 - 8 pm) will go to Newton 

* They offer order pickup and delivery (no dine-in option) 

* Orders can be placed online, through their app, or by calling 720-708-6158.



Arapahoe High School's upcoming Freshman Showcase:


The event will be on Nov 2nd starting at 6:00 pm. We are inviting all 8th grade parents and students who are interested in attending Arapahoe High School next fall to join us for the event. Parents and students will have a chance to visit academic classrooms and meet many great teachers, tour our building, and check out the wide variety of activities and athletics. Please contact Arapahoe High School for additional information or check out their website.


Thanks and have a great weekend.


James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School



Friday, September 30, 2022

September 30th, 2022

 Good Afternoon Parents, Guardians and Students:


Newton Middle School After School Activities:


Just a reminder to all parents and students. If a student is out ill or out for any other reason for the entire school day they will not be allowed to participate in after school activities. We have had several students show up for after school activities who have not been in school for the day and then we need to send them home. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for your assistance.


PTO Information:


The PTO Annual Fund


We hope you've already learned about the PTO Annual FundDrive. We're on our way to reaching our goal! You can check out the Newton webpage for monthly updates on the scrolling screen. If you'd like to contribute, it's not too late. We are recommending a donation of $150 per family – less than a dollar-a-day that our students are in school. EVERY GIFT COUNTS!


For additional information and how you can contribute please check out this link.


October PTO Meeting


Please join us for the October PTO meeting on Friday, October 14th 9:30am-11:00am at Newton. If you'd rather join virtually through the Google Meet, please email Tiffany Hansen at newtonptopres@gmail.com to get the link. If you requested last month, we will automatically send you the link again this month. No need to request again. Hope to see you!


Newton Knight Out:


Our next Restaurant Knight is on Tuesday, 10/18 at Fajita Pete's at 7300 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial. 

* 10% of sales all day (12 - 8 pm) will go to Newton 

* They offer order pickup and delivery (no dine-in option) 

* Orders can be placed online, through their app, or by calling 720-708-6158.


Please refer to the attached flyer for additional information.


Littleton High School Paint Recycling Fund Raiser:

Paint Recycling is Free. Your voluntary donation will support the Littleton High School After Prom.

Open to any Coloradan who has paint to recycle....unlimited amounts accepted.

Saturday, October 8th

10 AM to 2 PM

Littleton High School

199 E. Littleton Blvd.

Littleton, CO 80121

 Please:

-Stay in your car

-Turn off your engine

-Pop your trunk

 ACCEPTED (Unlimited Amounts)

-Latex paint (acrylic)

-Oil paint (alkyd)

-Stains & Shellacs

-Lacquers, Sealers, & Varnishes

-Urethanes & Textured coatings

-5 Gallon or Smaller Containers

 NOT ACCEPTED

-Aerosol (spray) paint

-Paint thinner

-Solvents & Cleaning agents

-Drywall mud, Roof tar, etc


Have a great weekend.


James O’Tremba

Principal, Newton Middle School