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Written by: Bob Callaghan | December 13, 2019
December is a busy month full of performances, celebrations, winter parties, and GIVING. Beyond the giving to family and friends, the Newton School District is giving back to our students, their families, and our community.
The giving shown in our Red Pride is amplified during the holidays, and during times where people show greater need. I am grateful to work in such a responsive and compassionate community. Even when situations don’t go as planned, I feel we have a great team that is always willing to jump into action and help any member of our community. I encourage all of you all to keep up the great work, and let’s finish 2019 full of Newton Red Pride!
Happy Holidays! I wish you peace and prosperity in 2020.
It’s one of the worst things you can hear – “a student is missing”. Earlier in the year, we heard those words in the Newton Schools. The response and what happened in the minutes following was truly inspiring. Watch this video to hear from caring members of our district and learn how they jumped into action to assist, comfort, and remedy one of the worst scenarios facing a school district.
It is that time of year, winter activities are upon us! Check out the schedule below to find out when your child has going on at their school.
Dress Up Days
Friday, December 20 - Watch Movies (2nd & 4th Grade)
Thursday, December 12 - 10th Annual Candy House Day (Kindergarten)
Thursday, December 19 - PBIS Assembly -Sing Christmas Carols
Christmas Around the World - (2nd Grade)
Friday, December 20 - Movie: Jumanji: The Next Level - (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Capitol II Theatre)
Friday, December 20 - Lunch & Gift Exchange with Jessica Lowe Vokes - (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | WEST Academy)
12 Days of Spirit (Count Down to Winter Break)
Friday, December 20 - Holiday Assembly - (8:10 AM - 9:10 AM | Center for Performance)
Friday, December 20 - Christmas in the Gym
Around Our Community
Newton Community Theatre presents "A Nice Family Christmas
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Maytag Park Holiday Lights sponsored by Clemon-Maki Insurance
December 13th-January 1st at Maytag Park
Free Movie-Polar Express at the Newton YMCA
December 14th at 10:30am
Visit the Newton Library and/or Attend Story Time:
Tuesdays Toddler Story time from 10:30a-11am
Thursdays Preschool Story Time from 10:30-11am at the Newton Public Library
See a Movie at Capitol II Theatre
Enjoy movie time with the kids! Grab some popcorn and stay warm inside, while enjoying a family movie.
Take a day trip to Des Moines
Enjoy the Science Center, Brenton Skating Plaza, Children’s Museum, Art Center, or the Botanical Gardens.
Check out how to get your Adventure Pass for free activities here: https://www.newtongov.org/952/Adventure-Pass
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