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  • Veterans Day Celebrated In The Elementary Schools

    Each of Newtown’s four elementary schools held Veterans Day ceremonies or events on Tuesday, November 11.

    Before a flag ceremony was conducted at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, Principal Barbara Gasparine announced her gratitude over the school’s loudspeaker for all who joined the school for their celebration of Veterans Day.

  • A Special School Preview For Kindergarteners

    Kindergarten students across the district had a taste of the school year on Friday, August, 22, when they experienced riding on a school bus for the first time in their public school careers.

    At Hawley Elementary School, students were greeted by their teachers, parent volunteers, and Principal Christopher Moretti. The children visited their classrooms, where they could color and make themselves familiar with the spaces. 

  • A Surprising Barbeque At Hawley

    With burgers and hot dogs on the grill and sporting an “If you barbeque, they will come” apron, new Hawley Elementary School Principal Christopher Moretti was surprised by his school staff on Monday, August 25, during a staff barbeque.

    The theme song to Rocky played, staff members wearing green T-shirts began to walk out of the school to form a large circle around Mr Moretti.

    When the circle was full, each staff member jump-turned in place to show “Ready 4 Moretti” on the back of the shirt.

  • Hawley Student Takes First Place For His Plastic Model

    Rising Hawley Elementary School fourth grade student Conrad Chapman attended the International Plastic Modelers Society USA 2014 National Convention in Hampton, Va., from August 6 to 9, and brought home a first place title.

    Conrad took first place in the pre-teen junior category for his model diorama titled, “BTR-70 Wrecked,” according to his father, Chris Chapman, who also had his own entries at the convention.

  • Hawley Kids Care Club Ends Year With A Gift

    During its final meeting of the school year, on Monday, June 9, members of the Hawley Kids Care Club had a surprise for retiring Principal Jo-Ann Peters-Edmondson.

  • 2013-14 School Year Ends With Smiles

    As students arrived at Middle Gate Elementary School on Wednesday, June 18, for the final day of the 2013-14 school year, music teacher Tina Jones stood waiting to greet students who were dropped off by parents.

    With her arms wide open, as if ready to hug each of the students, Ms Jones sang, “Happy last day of school.”

    For some students she had a cheer at the ready.

  • Field Day Fun At Hawley School

    The wail of police sirens, radio announcements (in oddly young voices) to “Pull over and put your hands up!” and the honking of fire truck horns that carried out to Church Hill Road from behind Hawley School, Friday, May 30 was no cause for alarm. It was all part of the fun of Hawley School Field Day, with Officer McGowan of the Newtown Police Department and Hook &d Ladder Company volunteer fire fighters Daniel Tomascek and Tarren Horvath educating Newtown’s youngest citizens on the roles of Newtown emergency departments.

  • Hawley Students Art Work Goes On Display

    During Hawley Elementary School’s annual art show, held this year on Wednesday, May 14, works created by kindergarten through fourth grade students went on display and the school was opened for visiting students and family members.

    “We made those!” one student said.

    Down one hallway another student pointed and exclaimed, “There’s mine!”

  • Hawley Friendship Bench Lends A Lesson, Finds A Home

    Inside Hawley’s multipurpose room on Thursday, April 24, a colorful bench was placed before the room’s stage. The bench, multicolored and covered in words, is called The Friendship Bench.

    In Hawley Elementary School’s most recent PTA newsletter, Hawley lead teacher Roxanne Melaragno wrote an explanation of how the bench came to the school.

  • Hawley Fourth Graders Learn About The Government

    To cap a study of the United State government, Hawley Elementary School fourth grade students attended a presentation by two local lawyers on Thursday, April 24.

    Elana Bertram, Esq, of Hawley Legal Resources, LLC, and Tara Dugo of Roberts Family Law in Darien both described the country’s judicial system and how it works for the students.

    “Good morning fourth grade,” Hawley lead teacher Roxanne Melaragno said at the start of the presentation. “Today we have a very special program for you.”