- Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:30 am
Head O’ Meadow Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2015-17 school years, as announced by the school this week.
The National PTA’s School of Excellence is a program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students, according to the National PTA.
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
Head O’ Meadow students were led off their buses to the school on Thursday, August 27, for the first day of the 2015-16 school year.
Inside the school teachers and staff waited to greet the students, and near the entrance physical education teachers Steve Dreger and Alex Amaru shared high-fives with students.
Mr Amaru, who is new to the school, welcomed the students with a special, “It’s my first day, too!”
“Welcome back everybody!” Principal Barbara Gasparine said, smiling as students stepped off a bus.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:01 am
Head O' Meadow Elementary School student Emily Jackson received a hug from math/science specialist Gail Maletz during the Awards Assembly on June 16. Emily earned the highest score in the school's Math Superstar program.
- Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:52 am
Head O’ Meadow fourth grader Ellie Meyer shows her Yellow Team spirit with a sunny boa, yellow hair, and face paint, as she contemplates tossing her water balloon, Friday, May 29, at HOM Spirit Day.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
Author and illustrator Lita Judge visited three of Newtown’s elementary schools between Monday, May 11, and Thursday, May 14, sharing stories about her life, her pets, and from her books.
Her first visit was to Middle Gate Elementary School on Monday, May 11.
- Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:44 am
Head O’ Meadow Elementary School physical education teacher Steven “Coach” Dreger welcomed the entire student body and educators inside the school’s cafetorium on Wednesday, May 6.
“We are doing Project ACES [All Children Exercise Simultaneously],” Coach Dreger said. Later he said, “That means that children across our great nation are standing up and exercising with us.”
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:19 am
State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.
According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sandy Hook Elementary School’s PTA Valentines For Troops committee had already made efforts to pack letters, toiletries, chocolate, and Girl Scout cookies provided by Newtown VFW Post 308 together in packages by the time students entered the school’s lecture hall on Tuesday, February 10.
- Friday, January 2, 2015
For Newtown’s public schools 2014 was an eventful year. Students raised money for causes and charities, completed projects, and demonstrated a range of abilities throughout the year.
The start of 2014 had Newtown Middle School students testing their knowledge in the school’s final round of the National Geographic Geography Bee, on January 9. After a number of rounds, student Michael Arena was named as the school’s winner.
- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As Head O’ Meadow Principal Barbara Gasparine walked into her school’s cafetorium on Tuesday, December 23, she asked students in Karen Dreger’s second grade class whether they were ready to sing.
“Yeah!” the students responded.
The group was one of the first classes to enter the cafetorium for Tuesday’s holiday sing-along, which was organized and led by music teacher Cynthia Holberg.