February is always one of my favorite times of year at school. To me, there’s nothing better than Valentine’s Day at an elementary school. From seeing students carry in their Valentine boxes, to watching the excitement as they open their cards from classmates, and seeing the cupcake frosting all over their smiles, the day just can’t be beat.

This February is going to be extra special at Aurora Heights, as we recently launched a “Kindness Challenge” . Our staff and students are finding creative ways to show kindness at school. As each class completes acts of kindness, they’re creating a short video or picture message to share what they did. They’re also challenging another class at AH and another in the district to join the challenge. Our hope is that this spreads across the district and we see an abundance of acts of kindness in Newton!

We’re also getting ready at all elementary schools for parent/teacher conferences coming up on March 7th & 9th. This is an important time for teachers to be able to share what students are learning at school, their academic and social/emotional progress, and what parents can do to support their child’s learning at home. It’s also a time for parents to ask questions, share concerns, and let the teacher know what you see at home. Our goal is to meet with 100% of families. If you have an elementary aged child, please help us meet this goal by attending your child’s conference. Call your child’s school if you’re not able to attend, as we’re all happy to find a day and time that works best for you.

Before we know it, winter will be coming to a close and spring will be upon us. We look forward to having a wonderful 4th quarter of school and seeing all the acts of kindness our students and staff accomplish. It’s always a great time to be a Newton Cardinal!


Jolene Comer 

Aurora Heights Principal

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Me and My VIP 


School Day (Makeup Day from Cancellation on December 22nd, 2022) 


2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Music Concerts    


Teacher Professional Development Day- No School Students 

Board Work Session: 5:30pm-6:30pm

School Board Meeting: 6:30pm-9:00pm



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Highlights from the meeting on February 13th, 2023 here!