Friday, September 15, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we roll into Fall, I wanted to take a moment to let you know how excited we are to be working with your children each day. They are enthusiastic, intelligent and joyful. In service to continuing to have incredible school days, I would like to share a few helpful tips that will allow us to do our best work.

1. Students may arrive at Newlon no earlier than 7:30am for breakfast each day. We look forward to having your children join us for breakfast each day and want to make sure they do not have to wait outside in inclement weather for the doors to open at 7:30. This can be uncomfortable and unsafe.

2. In the afternoon, please respect all traffic rules and our neighbors when picking up.  We understand traffic isn't any fun but in an effort to protect the safety of our students, it is essential that you drive slowly, carefully and safely during pick up.

3. Please be sure to review all materials in the Thursday Folder as it often contains important information about upcoming events at Newlon or in the broader community.

Again, thank you for sharing your children with us each and every day. We appreciate all you do in support of them and our school.


Robert Beam


Student Safety is #1

So that we can assure all our students and staff are safe at school every day all exterior doors will be locked during the school day. All visitors are asked to enter through the main doors on the East side of the building to sign in and get a visitors pass. After the 8:00am bell rings, all students and parents are required to enter through the main doors. For safety reasons, visitors are not permitted to open any exterior door to let other visitors inside at any time. Anyone who is picking up students from the main office must be at least 18 years old and have prior approval in our system from the parent/guardian. Thank you for helping keep our school safe.

Lunchroom Visits 
Due to an increase in Lunchroom visitations, we would like to inform families of our Lunchroom regulations and expectations for both parents and cafeteria staff members. Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 we will allow parents 3 visits per week per person. There will be a different sign-in sheet for all lunchroom visitors in order to keep track of each visit. 
We know some parents want to be more involved with their children and their school and utilize lunch hour to create that involvement, so we have an option for those parents as well. The main office, along with cafeteria staff members will be accepting cafeteria volunteers to help with lunch duties. Those who volunteer will need to go through an application process and background check through DPS. Once volunteers are notified by Newlon that your application has been cleared, these volunteers will need to sign-in a minimum of three days a week for one month or more to help during lunch hours. Please see the main office for an application.

Back to School night
Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 20th   at 5:00, for Back to School Night. You'll have a chance to meet your child's teacher and learn more about classroom/school expectations. We'll have a hotdog dinner after you meet the teachers!