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  • Newtown Schools Collect For WIN

    Some of the local schools held food drives recently to collect items for Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. WIN volunteers collected donations from the schools on Friday, November 21.

    (Read more about WIN’s full Thanksgiving Baskets campaign here. )

  • Full-Day Kindergarten Report Presented To School Board

    A number of educators presented a report on full-day kindergarten at the Board of Education’s Tuesday, November 18, meeting.

    Full-day kindergarten was first implemented in the district last school year, and this is the second year the school board has heard a report about how the program is doing.

    “They have a little presentation for us and just a few words about what their experience has been for… a year-plus,” said Assistant Superintendent Linda Gejda.

  • Community Forum Focused On ‘Rigor In The Classroom’

    The second, one-hour Parent/Community Forum hosted by the school district was held on Tuesday, November 11, and focused on rigor in the classroom.

    Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda led the discussion.

    “We’re very excited about having the opportunity to begin the conversation about rigor,” said Dr Gejda, near the start of the evening.

  • A Place To Go To Stay Connected To Newtown

    To the Editor:

    I would like to thank The Newtown Bee in regards to their coverage of the recent bomb threats on Sandy Hook Elementary School. Although this can be a hard topic to return to, The Bee reported with objectivity and taste. It was detailed, informative, and went above and beyond the coverage of many mainstream news sites with in-depth reporting of the debriefing for parents and the terroristic nature of the threat.

  • Newtown Housing Market Following Normal Ups And Downs

    Newtown and Sandy Hook remain popular towns with house hunters, despite economic downturns, the tragedy of 12/14, and taxes that make selling a tour de force for local realtors.

  • Borough Ordinance Enacted:The New Bamboo Taboo

    Certain types of bamboo, specifically of the genus Phyllostachys (or Running Bamboo) by their nature, spread rapidly underground through their root systems and underground rhizomes — horizontal underground stems that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals — and then infest and damage nearby properties. They are not native to Connecticut and will, by their nature, invade, infest and damage other plants, roads, sidewalks, buildings and structures. 

  • Elementary Schools Win Healthier US School Awards

    Newtown’s four elementary schools recently earned national recognition through the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC), as announced by Chartwells School Dining Services.

  • New Book Will Be A Collection Of Letters To The World

    “Write about our community,” Suzanne Davenport challenged residents of Sandy Hook and Newtown, and nearly 100 people responded.

  • R2R Cyclists Take On The Minuteman Challenge (And Connecticut’s Hills)

    American Legion Escort J.R. Dye watches as bicyclers ride from Southbury into Sandy Hook on Tuesday, September 10. The group of 150 bicycle riders, predominantly injured veterans, traveled by bicycle through Newtown that afternoon. The riders were on day three of a seven-day challenge that will eventually take them over 425 miles, finishing in Philadelphia on September 14. 

  • A Big Reason To Like Summer Break: Big Time Rush!

    James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall — a/k/a/ Big Time Rush — are scheduled to make a very special stop in Newtown, to perform for a few thousand residents at Fairfield Hills, later this month.