Welcome to West Newton Elementary School

1208 Vine Street

West Newton, PA 15089

724-872-5877

Fax: 724-872-5609

FREQUENTLY USED EXTENSIONS

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH WNE'S 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE!!

 

The Soft Skill of the Month

Yough School District kicked off the 2016-17 school year with it's Career Awareness Initiative.  Part of the initiative is to bring awareness to the top Soft Skills employers look for in their employees.  What better way to prepare the future work force by introducing & reinforcing Soft Skills while they're in school?

The soft skill for the Month of April is WRITING SKILLS.

Writing is the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged—in college, in the workplace, and in the community. Communication skills, including writing, are one of the most important transferable skills that workers possess. Obviously good writing skills are important when your job involves writing, be it as a journalist, paralegal or public relations professional. However, more professions require good writing skills than those traditionally associated with writing. Any time a profession requires written communication, writing skills become important and can help you come across as more credible, or more capable, than a colleague who frequently has typos and grammatical errors.

Having a solid command of the written word can help set you apart from ‘the competition!’ This is evident with the interview process (cover letter, resume, an essay you may have to write in an interview etc.).

School News

   
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR 3RD & 4TH GRADE PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

We will be administering the PSSA to our third and fourth graders and will follow the schedule listed below.  It is important that your child attends school on testing days.  Please do not schedule any doctor's or other appointments on testing days.  Should you need to get your child out of school early, please do so after 1:00 PM.  Thank you.

PSSA Schedule:

English Language Arts (Reading & Writing) - April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th

Math - April 24th, 25th, and 26th

Science (grade 4 only) - May 2nd & 3rd

 PSSA Letter to Parents 2017.pdf

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APRIL IMPORTANT DATES:

April 12 - Half Day, early dismissal at 12:30 for elementary school students.

April 13 - April 18 - School is Closed for Spring/Easter Break

April 28 - Teacher In-Service Day - No School for Students

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ARTISTS OF THE MONTH!!

  

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REMINDER:  Kennywood ticket sales will take place on Wednesday, April 19th in the school lobby.  Tickets cost $26 each.

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  APRIL 2017 Breakfast Menu.pdf  ----  APRIL 2017 Lunch Menu.pdf 

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Congratulations to Easton Sleith for winning The Nutrition Group's March Nintendo Switch drawing.  During the month of March, students received a ticket each time they purchased breakfast or lunch.  Pictured with Easton is our cafeteria staff, Mr. Andy Bergman of The Nutrition Group, and Mr. Sutherland

     

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Congratulations to Kadee Roebuck for placing 4th at the annual Westmoreland County Firemen's Association Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Kadee won a new bike! Special thanks to Mrs. Rodkey for sponsoring our students.

         

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THANK YOU JOSH & GAB FOR MAKING WNE A BULLY-FREE SCHOOL!!

 

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LOOKING FOR A PRE-K PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD?  TRY THE YOUGH H.S. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

The Yough Senior High School Family and Consumer Sciences Department in conjunction with the Child Development class, will be conducting our annual preschool learning lab for age 3 to 4-1/2 year olds. The preschool learning lab will start in late February and run through mid-May.

 

Space is limited and children must be potty trained, have their own transportation to and from the high school and attend regularly. The preschool learning lab is conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The session will start at approximately 9:20 to 10:35am. 

There is a procedure for admittance into the learning lab: 1.) The child must meet the above criteria. 2.) A pre-registration form must be completed and returned to the Yough High School to Mrs. Jenkins ASAP. A pre-registration form can be requested and obtained thru the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at the Yough Sr. High School at jenkinsh@youghsd.net  3.) After the pre-registration form is turned in the department will conduct a screening to see which children would be a good fit to the program.

 

Junior and Senior high school students will be in charge of the lessons and activities for the preschool children, which are overseen by Mrs. Jenkins. Please note since the high school students are not professionals and it is a learning lab not every child would benefit from the program. The preschool learning lab is exempt by the Department of Welfare. Once accepted into the program you will be contacted by email, in late January/ early February. A small donation is asked by each family for the semester once the child is enrolled. This is applied towards supplies for the learning lab. For more information please contact Mrs. Jenkins at the Yough Sr. High school. (Contact by email is preferred and is quicker.) jenkinsh@youghsd.net or 724-446-5520 extentions. 72102 0r 72104.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to West Newton Elementary, "The Little School with Big Character!"  On behalf of our students and staff, I thank you for visiting us.  We are a school that values hard work, student achievement, emotional well-being, and positive relationships with our parents and caregivers.  We strive to provide our students with a quality educational experience.

West Newton is a happy and successful school with a strong community spirit.  We pride ourselves on our achievements, academic standards, and our high expectations for our students to succeed.  Our highly experienced staff are strongly committed to supporting and nurturing your child's abilities and are driven by a passion for excellence in education.

We are a pre-K to 4th grade school with approximately 240 pupils.  We are excited about our STEM and Career Readiness initiatives and continually implement new technologies and programs to further enhance your child's growth and development.

This year, our school's theme is: Pawsitively Roaring with Pride!

  • R - RESPECT

  • O - OBEY

  • A - ACHIEVE

  • R - RESPONSIBLE

  • S - SAFE

We provide a safe, caring, and inclusive environment in which children of all abilities can thrive.  We aim to meet our students' needs and enhance their learning through our well-planned and balanced curriculum.  We supplement this with a variety of enrichment activities, differentiated instruction, intervention systems, Title 1 support, and special education services.

We are proud of West Newton Elementary School and the opportunities it offers.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school.

  

 

General Information

 

    
 

LUNCH ACCOUNTS

If you wish to put money into your child's school lunch account, please log onto parentonline.net.  You will need to know your child's school ID#.  You may also send the money in with your child and the cafeteria ladies will add it in to your child's account.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE

In need of a before and/or after-school child care program for your K-4 students?  Through the Greensburg YMCA, West Newton Elementary students can participate in a before/after school child care program here at the school.  For more information, please contact Candace Updyke, YMCA Assistant Youth Director at 724-834-0150, ext. 153 or c.updyke@gbgymca.org.

 

ENROLLING YOUR CHILD AT WEST NEWTON ELEMENTARY

Any new student(s) to the West Newton Elementary School must first register at our Central Registration which is located at the Yough Senior High School, 919 Lowber Rd, Herminie, PA.  You may call Deb W., our Central Registrar at 724-446-7272, ext. 1000 for more information.  More information, along with the paperwork needed, can be found on the District Home Page.

 

SECURITY MEASURES FOR VISITORS

Our school currently uses the Hall Pass system.  This requires any visitor to our building or parent/guardian picking up a student, to have their driver's license scanned.  This system checks to see if anyone entering our building is a Megan's Law offender.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.

 

UP-TO-DATE RECORDS

We ask that you keep the office aware of any changes that may have occurred in addresses, phone numbers or emergency contacts so that we can keep our records current.  This information is VITAL in case of any emergencies or for use in our District All-Call System.

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten Field Trip

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  • In-Service/No School for Students

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  • Progress Reports will be sent home

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  • WNE Library

    PTO Meeting - 6 PM

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  • PSSA Testing - Science

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  • Third grade play

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  • 4th Grade tour of the Middle School

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  • Third grade river trip

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  • Third grade field trip

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  • Second grade field trip

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  • First grade field trip

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  • Memorial Day/No School

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  • Kindergarten Closing Program

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  • Last day

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