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  • Continuing Its Look At 2016-17 Budget, School Board Hears From School Principals

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    January 9, 2016, Saturday

    The Board of Education continued its review of the superintendent’s proposed 2016-17 budget at a meeting on Thursday, January 7, when building principals continued discussing individual school budgets. On Thursday, the principals of the town's four elementary schools, Reed Intermediate School, New...Read Full Article

  • Additional Toys For Tots Locations Announced, Special PD Collection Saturday

    Shannon Hicks
    features
    December 4, 2015, Friday
    Newtown Police officers will have two Toys For Tots collection locations set up for four hours on Saturday, December 5. Those unable to get to TJ Maxx or The Toy Tree between 10 am and 2 pm can still donate to the US Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation at any number of collection spots set up in town until December 18.

    Toys For Tots-Ridgefield, the local chapter of the national campaign, has added three new locations in Newtown for this year’s Toys For Tots collection. Toys can now be dropped off at Edward Jones Financial, 19 Church Hill Road; Great Clips, in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street; and Ricci’s...Read Full Article

  • Toys For Tots Collections Begin November 24

    Shannon Hicks
    Enjoy
    November 24, 2015, Tuesday
    There are at least five Toys For Tots collection locations set up in Newtown this holiday season. 

    This holiday season, Masonicare at Newtown will be a donation site for Toys For Tots. Starting Tuesday, November 24, Masonicare will have its donation box in place and will be able to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need in Newtown and the region this holiday season. Four add...Read Full Article

  • AG Jepsen: Take Advantage Of Free Credit Monitoring Services In Wake Of T-Mobile/Experian Breach

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 9, 2015, Friday

    Attorney General George Jepsen is encouraging all Connecticut residents affected by the recent T-Mobile and Experian data breach to take advantage of the free credit monitoring services being offered. “This breach is especially concerning because sensitive information, including Social Security nu...Read Full Article

  • Openings Available In Newtown Continuing Education Courses

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    September 10, 2015, Thursday
    Newtown Continuing Education has openings in some of its fall courses, including a few that begin on September 15.

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in a number of upcoming classes....Read Full Article

  • Continuing Education Summer Camps Available For A Number Of Interests

    Austin Fimmano
    Education
    June 5, 2015, Friday

    Parents looking for something for their children to do — whether by introducing a new topic or continuing an already established interest shown by sons and daughters — have a number of options available during summer break. Newtown Continuing Education has again scheduled summer camps with a num...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    March 30, 2015, Monday

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in a number of classes. Details are available here....Read Full Article

  • Proposed School Budget Discussed At Community Forum

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    March 12, 2015, Thursday
    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., spoke about the proposed 2015-16 school budget during a Community Forum held at Newtown High School on Tuesday, March 10

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., offered an overview of the proposed 2015-16 budget during an evening Community Forum on Tuesday, March 10. Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander also spoke at the event, and time was set aside for parents to ask questions. The superintendent first...Read Full Article

  • School Board Budget Decision Pending

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    January 29, 2015, Thursday

    The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on its 2015-16 operating budget on Tuesday, February 3, and its decision on the budget is expected during a meeting on Thursday, February 5. Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said on January 28 that he hopes community memb...Read Full Article

  • Blizzard Warning Issued For Newtown, Region; ‘Crippling And Possibly Historic Storm’ Approaching

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    January 25, 2015, Sunday
    While Public Works and Highway Department crews are catching up on their rest after 15 hours of work on January 24, they are also — along with everyone else in the region — preparing for a blizzard that the National Weather Service says could bring up to 30 inches of snow to the area by Tuesday. 

    Newtown Public Works crews spent the majority of Saturday working to clear the town’s roads of a quick snowstorm that dropped approximately 6-8 inches of snow and a small amount of freezing rain on Newtown before the storm cleared by late morning. Now it looks like the same employees who spent up...Read Full Article

  • Hearing Is Next Step For 2015-16 School Budget

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    January 17, 2015, Saturday

    After three budget workshop meetings, the Board of Education finished hearing reports from representatives of the different areas of the superintendent’s proposed 2015-16 budget at its workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 13. The next step for the budget will be a public hearing on February 3. Sup...Read Full Article

  • Read The Documents

    Mark Mattioli
    Letters To The Editor
    November 12, 2014, Wednesday
  • Computer Programming With Scratch 2.0

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    July 25, 2014, Friday
    Students in Tim McGuire’s Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 worked on their programs Thursday, July 10.

    Between students working to create their own games, Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 instructor Tim McGuire offered tips and examples of other ways to improve their projects on Thursday, July 10. The course, which was offered through Newtown Continuing Education, ran July 7-11....Read Full Article

  • Computer Programming With Scratch 2.0

    Eliza Hallabeck
    features
    July 22, 2014, Tuesday
    Students in Tim McGuire’s Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 worked on their programs Thursday, July 10. 

    Between students working to create their own games, Introduction to Computer Programming Using Scratch 2.0 instructor Tim McGuire offered tips and examples of other ways to improve their projects on Thursday, July 10. The course, which was offered through Newtown Continuing Education, ran July 7-11....Read Full Article

  • A Busy Month For NMS Jazz Students

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    April 10, 2014, Thursday
    Newtown Middle School Jazz Band members took to the stage with Jazz Band Director Mark Mahoney, right, at NMS on March 19 for a Parents Appreciation Night.

    The Newtown Middle School Jazz Band traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 7, to participate in the University of New Hampshire’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival with the Newtown High School Gold and Blue Jazz Bands, kicking off a busy month for jazz students at the middle school. This was the thir...Read Full Article

  • NICE Students And Educators To Travel This Month

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    April 3, 2014, Thursday

    As the dates for multiple trips through the Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) program approach, both Newtown High School students and NICE program instructors are preparing. Students and teachers will be traveling to China, Spain, and France during the school’s break in April. The...Read Full Article

  • Health District Promoting National Nutrition Month Message

    John Voket
    Health
    March 23, 2014, Sunday

    March is National Nutrition month, which serves as an opportunity for the Newtown Health District to promote the wealth of nutrition education sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “There is no magical or mystical way to achieve good health; its primarily about how much you move and...Read Full Article

  • Town Announces Warming Centers In Anticipation Of Snowstorm

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    January 2, 2014, Thursday

    A snow storm that has yet to fully reach Newtown as of late Thursday afternoon has town officials planning on locations for residents who may need to seek shelter should their homes lose electricity, and therefore heat. The snow storm will keep Newtown under a Winter Weather Warning until at least 1...Read Full Article

  • School Superintendent Search Continues

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    October 3, 2013, Thursday

    Board of Education Vice Chair Laura Roche said, during the board’s Tuesday, October 1, meeting, the district’s search for a permanent superintendent of school is going well. She said consultants from CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) have been busy over the past month to put...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Public Schools, Community Focus Group

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    The Newtown Board of Education is inviting the community to participate in the superintendent search process. The board is asking community members to attend a focus group to provide input about the strengths, challenges, and leadership qualities desired in the next superintendent. The Community fo...Read Full Article