Newton’s Grove School news: January 2015

Learn to Skate

Learning to skate is a whole lot of fun. Newton’s Grove students enjoy participating in Learn to Skate lessons at Canlan Ice Sports each year in January and February. Students in JK and SK really enjoyed their lesson on Friday, January 23rd . Looks like a blast!

A Newton's Grove Cares update

We are excited to announce that WINGS and the Senior Student Council will be expanding our Newton’s Grove Cares initiative which we began this fall. Our new projects include fundraising for schools in Ghana and forCIMRO, the Canadian International Medical Relief Organization.

Last year, the money we raised for Ghana was used to complete a whole room in a primary school. This included building windows, doors and a roof. We also donated books and other essential school supplies. Michael, our school bus driver and teaching assistant, actually visited Ghana and helped with these improvements. He reported that the children were very happy and thrilled to have books in their library, and the whole community was grateful for our support and generosity. For 2015, we hope to build on this foundation and raise money to continue extending the school and to buy more much-needed school supplies.

Our other project involves raising money for CIMRO. We were introduced to this cause through one of our new parents, Dr. Dahman, who has worked for this organization in war zones in the Middle East. CIMRO is a non-profit organization established to provide medical and medical educational relief for disaster zones globally. Our hope is to raise money to help schools in warzones, specifically Syria.

To make these fundraisers successful, we need your help. We are asking if parents could donate prizes (tickets, services or gifts) to be raffled off.  If you can donate, please contact by responding to this email. Our hope is to begin selling raffle tickets by February 17th.

On behalf of the Newton’s Grove Initiative, we thank you for your support.


WINGS and the Senior Student Council

Holiday spirit

On Thursday, December 18th, the Intermediates had great fun celebrating the end of exams and the start of the holiday with a morning of festive activities.  They played Christmas twister, decorated cookies and ended the day with an afternoon of hockey or skating which they shared with the Senior Division students.

Under the sea

On Tuesday, December 16th the students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 had a wonderful day at Ripley’s Aquarium. They participated in a self-guided visit and had the opportunity to get up close and personal with marine life. They also enjoyed a “Tank Talk” presentation about the Pacific Kelp.

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