Philadelphia…Here Comes the Fifth Grade!

One of the traditions of New Garden Elementary School’s fifth grade is the trip to Philadelphia to discover the city’s rich history. The students visited Betsy Ross’s house, learned about William Penn, and visited the a Quaker Meeting House. Here are photos from their day in the city.

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Delaware Children’s Theater Visits New Garden

New Garden Elementary School had the privilege of seeing a performance by the Delaware Children’s Theater. The shows centered around Alice, who was upset because her teddy bear stopped talking to her. Along the way, she recruits the assistance of the Mad Hatter (who was really no help at all) and other characters from Fairy Tale Land, including the pink fairy and a real-life princess! Not only was the performance a special treat, but a former New Garden Elementary School student was part of the show. For more information about the Delaware Children’s Theater, as well as a schedule of upcoming shows, visit

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Student Spotlight: Austin Guyer

Mrs. Joan Viscuso has many wonderful things to say about January’s Student Spotlight. Her thoughts are below.

When thinking of a student to recognized, it is easy to think of Austin Guyer. He is so helpful to me and to all of his classmates. Whenever something has to be done and Austin sees that there is a need, he jumps right in to take care of what needs to be done. Austin jumps right in to help his friends when they are in need as well. In addition to explaining how to do things and helping to put things away, Austin is a positive influence.

“I would be lost without Austin,” Mrs. Viscuso says. “I have never had a student who almost reads my mind and gets the jobs done. He always does things without asking for anything in return. Perhaps Austin didn’t know I was watching his awesomeness, but I was!! Thanks Austin for being you and for being a role model to others.”

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Third Grade’s Authors’ Toast

Mrs. Gina Brodie’s and Ms. Carol Davidson’s third grade classes held an “Authors’ Toast,” where they toasted someone who has inspired their writing. After the toast,  they walked around and read each others’ narratives and wrote positive comments on a form. Everyone had a great time.

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