Dear Newby Families,
Dear Newby Families,
It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we enter into the 2015-16 school year. I am looking forward to a great year filled with learning and growing.The start of a new school year never fails to bring with it a sense of excitement and a promise of good things ahead. The staff at Newby has been busily preparing to create an environment that will encourage student achievement.
We have scheduled a Back to School Night celebration for everyone to visit the school on Thursday, September 24th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We are all anxious to welcome families to Newby and share our plans for the school year.
School starts each day promptly at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast in the classroom. It is very important that students be here on time and ready to learn. We want everyone to make the most of each and every day! Student learning is the number one priority, and to maximize learning students need to be at school every day. Each day needs to be the best day yet!
Once again, Newby Elementary is filled with over 500 eager learners, making it a little busy at the beginning and end of the school day. Before school in the mornings, students can report to the cafeteria or to the playground, and we will line up to enter the building at 7:55 a.m. to go to classrooms. Staff will be stationed in those areas beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students who arrive at school after 7:55 a.m. will enter school through the front of the building, by the office. The front doors are open from 7:55 to 8:05.
For the first week of school, parents are welcome to accompany their students to class. After that time, please have them report to the appropriate area or give them a hug at the front door and have them walk to class. School staff will be available throughout the building to help students get to their class.
Thanks for helping us make this a great year for our students!
KOB (Kids on the Block) & Power Hour
KOB After-school Enrichment begins on Monday, September 14th this year. It runs from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. and is a great opportunity for students to work on their homework and get a little extra help. Depending on the number of people in your household and the total annual income, you may qualify to register at a reduced rate. KOB provides a safe, fun and educational place for children in that time between school and when parents get off of work. Forms are available at the Community Center. All completed forms and payments must be turned into the Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. This program is held at Newby.
Join the PTA!
Newby PTA needs your participation this year! Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and all parents are welcome to attend regardless of membership. Membership entitles you to voting rights for all decisions that get made this school year. The Newby PTA sponsors field trips for students in all grades, school-wide assemblies, as well as providing teachers and staff with additional resources to enhance their program or classroom. The PTA will have a table at Back to School night with membership applications and additional information.