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  • Middle Gate Preparing For A Week Of Reading

    During two assemblies on Tuesday, April 1, Middle Gate Elementary School students learned what to expect when the school celebrates its “Middle Gate Loves To Read Week” April 7 to 11.

    As Middle Gate Language Arts Consultant Mary Blair explained during both assemblies, a number of activities are planned for Middle Gate Loves To Read Week.

  • Newtown Recovery Project Slates Parent Forums At Sandy Hook, Middle Gate Schools

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, which will take place at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Middle Gate Elementary School.

    The Sandy Hook School Parent Forums, “Helping Manage Challenging Behaviors and Discussions with Your Child” and “Informational Session for Sandy Hook Parents with Connecticut Office of Victim Services,” are set for Monday, February 24.

  • Middle Gate’s First Community Circle Of The School Year

    For Middle Gate Elementary School’s first Community Circle all-school assembly of the 2013-14 school year, fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class has something special prepared: A rap.

    First grade teacher Melissa DiPaola welcomed all in attendance for the Community Circle, held on October 25, and explained, “The fourth graders have worked hard to teach us something today.”

  • Middle Gate Fourth Graders Bring Historical Figures To Life

    As parents and student visitors arrived inside Middle Gate Elementary School fourth grade classrooms on Friday, May 3, students were posed, in costume, and waiting to be tapped on the shoulder — an action that sparked the start of many speeches for the school’s Living Biographies project.

  • Environmental Lessons Take Root

    Across the district, students received blue spruce saplings last week, thanks to volunteer work and donations.

    Now in its 26th year, the program began with an anonymous donor known as the Tree Lady. Through the October Hill Foundation grant, many trees have been distributed to students throughout the years. This year Middle Gate Elementary School math/science specialist Pam Fagan said roughly 1,300 trees were sent home with Newtown students.

  • HRRA Representatives Visit Middle Gate

    “Good morning and happy Earth Week,” said Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) Director Cheryl Reedy, greeting students at Middle Gate Elementary School on April 22.

    Ms Reedy and HRRA Assistant Director Jen Iannucci visited with students in math/science specialist Pam Fagan’s classroom on Monday to share ways the students can “reduce, reuse, recycle” and, by doing so, cut down the amount of trash thrown away each year.

  • A Presidential Response To Middle Gate’s Complimentary Quilts

    Just over a month after students in Middle Gate fourth grade teacher Linda Baron’s class completed their “Complimentary Quilts 2013” project, Ms Baron received a letter from President Barack Obama.

  • One Hundred Ways To Celebrate

    Anneliese Altimari, left, and Molly Moran took at projects celebrating the number 100, including the 10+10+10 on the table below.

  • Quilting For Compliments: Classmates Create Positive Keepsakes

    “You are kind,” “you are reliable,” and “you are a helpful friend,” were among the phrases used by fourth grade teacher Linda Baron at Middle Gate School as examples of what classmates might write to one another.