Newtown Elementary School opened in 1995 committed to the mission and belief that all children can learn. Being the home to one of the Multiple Disabilities Classes in the Council Rock School District, we believe an inclusive environment fosters a sense of belonging for every student and honors the diverse learning needs of our entire school population. Beyond our commitment to student academic excellence, we are also committed to creating compassionate, community-minded citizens who understand the importance of serving our school and the surrounding community. Student Council facilitates monthly service projects including collecting various items for needy organizations and families. Sixth grade students focus their annual service project on improving our school environment and playground. Staff, PTO, parents and Girl Scout Troops initiate and support additional projects that generously donate to local and national charities.
We are extremely invested in an approach we call our School-wide Positive Behavioral Support System (SPBSS). This system helps students feel connected and promotes respect, personal value and safety within our school community. Newtown Elementary is a child-centered learning community where positive relationships encourage the greatest student success. Our staff utilizes Restorative Practices and Responsive Classroom to give students a voice and promote techniques to transform challenges into strengths. Students are taught RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, COOPERATION and SPORTSMANSHIP while recognizing stellar student behavior with Newtown Knight’s Honors awards. Our students are able to practice these skills when meeting monthly with their cross-age buddies. Cross age buddies enjoy activities that foster positive peer relationships and role-model opportunities. Our school celebrates many achievements during Knight’s Out Assemblies.
Our school provides a wide array of academic and enrichment programs for our 650 children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. In addition to the School District’s standards-based curricular programs, we offer support and enrichment services including: literacy support, remedial and enrichment mathematics, Instructional Support Team (IST), gifted support, Response to Intervention (RTI), learning support services, speech services, English as a Second Language and physical and occupational therapies. We also address students’ special area interests by offering library, art, music, physical education and computers. We offer many co-curricular activities including: chorus, band, orchestra, after school sports, clubs, school talent shows and plays to help develop the whole child.
We are proud of the partnership we have developed with our Student Council, parents, PTO and Newtown Township Parks and Recreation, Police and government officials. Together and as a team, we support and empower the children of Newtown Elementary with the skills and knowledge to be the best they can be while contributing positively to their own community.
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” ~Marian Wright Edelman