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Feb

2

2021

Snow Play

A toddler penguin-slides down a small hill. When it snows, it's play time! Newport took full advantage of the winter weather. The Chicago Tribune heralded this as the "snowiest storm in five years." While other schools shut down or turned to remo... read more

Jan

19

2021

Love Comes in Different Colors

To honor Martin Luther King Jr. and in celebration of his accomplishments, Newport Children's Academy and its students put together a mural to honor this important American hero. A toddler adds her fingerprint to the heart after choosing a co... read more

Dec

23

2020

Holiday Parties — Live and In-Person!

Lots of gatherings and annual events went virtual this year, but not our classroom holiday parties! Newport students got to play games, share treats, and get a little crazy together on Friday, December 18th! Pre-K students compete at a snowba... read more

Dec

14

2020

Holiday Photos are a Hit!

Holiday Photos were so much fun this year! Ms. Huster and Ms. Bucci created a wintry scene where kids could cheese it up. Add in some small trees, fluffy white batting, a few fake presents... and smiles abounded! Even without Santa, we s... read more

Nov

23

2020

Cookies & Community Support

How do preschoolers learn about community service? With cookies, of course! Newport hosted a fantastic food truck event Thursday, November 19th when the Cookies w/Flavor truck came to the school. Students, family members, teachers, and a few nei... read more

Nov

3

2020

Halloween on Parade

Blue PreK Class Halloween has always been a BIG DEAL here at Newport. We throw parties, invite parents, take family pictures in costumes. We even close the whole school early so everyone can get out and trick-or-treat. But 2020 is not a normal y... read more

Oct

23

2020

This place is a zoo…

Some exciting guests came to visit Newport Children's Academy on Tuesday, October 20th, A Petting Zoo! Animal Quest provided an amazing opportunity for Newport students, toddler age and up, to meet animals they might meet on a farm. There... read more

Sep

24

2020

We all scream for… ICE CREAM!

It wouldn't be right to start a new school year off without Newport's annual ice cream social. Because of corona virus we got creative and served it up a little different this year! Windy City Ice Cream Windy City Ice Cream Truck served u... read more

Sep

16

2020

Say “Cheese!” It’s that time of year… school portraits are here.

Students, staff and siblings all got a close up this week. Picture Day is an important part of the school experience and Newport was pleased that it was a positive one. Jen and the team from Modern School Portraits were amazing this year! Th... read more

Aug

21

2020

Meeting New Teachers – Virtually!

Newport teachers are so excited to get into the new 20/21 school year! Every year in September, our graduates head off to kindergarten and students get to move into new, older-age classrooms. However 2020 is not a normal year and COVID-19 precaution... read more