Join Us – One week from today!

Sample food from Dos Amigos, Monstah Dawgs, Rowley House of Pizza, and New England Ice Lollies. Enjoy a game of pick up soccer or basketball.  Sit back and relax as David Corson lights up the schoolyard. 

There is something for everyone to enjoy at this free, community concert!

Friday, September 11th @ Newbury Elementary School Playground


63 Hanover Street

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Free! Community Concert & Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the start of school and the NES GROWS Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign!  Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from one of our vendors.  All are encouraged to come and enjoy music from the talented David Corson

The Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign will benefit the greater Newbury area.  Come learn how this community build project will benefit all and increase community spirit and pride in Newbury!

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NES Walk-a-thon: A record breaking success!

CaptureThank you so much for your support of the 8th Annual NES Walk–A-Thon to benefit the Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign!  Two hundred and sixteen students raised a record breaking $10,600!  WOW!  This is truly inspiring and shows the dedication of the NES community to the Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign.  

Thank you to the students, families, administration, staff and volunteers who made this day a complete success!

NES GROWS celebrates Olympic Day!

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NES GROWS celebrates Olympic Day with School Walkathon

Event one of more than 1800 nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games

The spirit of the Olympic Movement rolled into Newbury, Massachusetts, as NES GROWS, Newbury Elementary School PTA committee, hosted a school Walkathon in celebration of Olympic Day.

NES GROWS’ Walkathon took place on June 12, 2015. 500+ Newbury Elementary School students in Kindergarten through 6th grade, participated in fun fitness activities while walking around the school and learned about what the Olympic rings represent by student created signs. Students finished the walkathon by racing over an Olympic themed finish line created by NES GROWS committee members.

Eileen Wallwork, Chairperson of the NES GROWS Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign, jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Olympic Day celebration when it was presented by fellow NES Parent and PTA Chair Belen Wieler-Hawes. “Once Belen introduced the concept of Olympic day to me and how it supports the Olympic movement and encourages children to lead healthy and active lives, I knew NES GROWS had to be part of the celebration. Olympic Day aligned perfectly with our mission to offer all Newbury Elementary School students an outdoor learning and play environment where the best of nature and sports can come together in a respectful manner.   The children loved how we tied the Olympics into our event and learning about what the rings symbolized and experienced how fitness can be fun.”

The NES GROWS Walkathon is one of nearly 1800 events taking place nationwide between June 12 and July 20, 2015. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

For more information about the NES Grows Olympic Day activities, please contact Eileen Wallwork at or Belen Wieler-Hawes at

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NES Walk-a-thon: FRIDAY!!

    NES 8th Annual Walk-A-Thon

to benefit the

Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign!

June 12th   ●  1-2:45pm

Students will walk the perimeter of the school while participating in fun activities.

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Want to spend the day kayaking with an adult?  kayak 2

        Or maybe go paddle boarding on the Parker River?


How about going for a canoe ride?

Top 3 earners of the Walk-A-Thon will win a day of fun on the Parker River PLUS a treat at New England Ice Lollies!

Thank you to our supporters Newbury Kayak and Canoe, and Greater Newburyport Running Company!

 All $ raised goes to the playground rebuild!!

The 8th Annual NES Walk-a-thon!!

The 8th Annual NES Walk-a-thon!!


To benefit the

NES Schoolyard Rebuild Campaign


June 12th ●   1:00 -2:45pm


Let’s make this our best fundraiser of the year! At the Walk-a-thon, students will be walking the perimeter of the school grounds and participate in fun activities along the way.

Top 3 earners will win a day of fun on the Parker River followed by a treat at New England Ice Lollies! You and an adult can spend the day playing in a tandem kayak, tandem paddle board, or bring a friend along for a canoe ride.

Thank you Greater Newburyport Running Company & Newbury Kayak and Canoe for your support!


Sponsor forms can be found at:

Parents: Please consider volunteering for the Walk-a-thon. Contact

Fairies and Gnomes came to town!

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Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk

May 16, 2015 10am – 3pm

Newbury Elementary School PTA GROWS would like to thank our supporters for their generosity and commitment to our students.

A special thank you to Jessica McManus, Christine Westermann and the SES PTA for organizing a fun, whimsical day filled with lots of smiles and giggles!

NES GROWS raised more than $2,000 to kick off our fundraising campaign for the new schoolyard. 

 Event Sponsor

 Pettengill Farm

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Fairy Door Sponsors

Children’s Health Care (4)                                      New England Ice Lollies*

Eureka Toy                                                           Orange Leaf Newburyport

Fun Way Learning Center                                       Pavlo Orthodontics

Grand Trunk Old World Market                               Sage Market + Design

Harmony Natural Learning Center                           Salisbury Harbor Garden Center

Kevin Fruh, Keller Williams Realtor                          Soufflés

Michael’s Harborside Restaurant & Bar                     Under the Monkey Bars Blog

Newburyport Lighting Company                              The Walsh’s

Newburyport Pediatric Dentistry                              Wellsco Realty

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In-kind Donors

Brothers-All-Natural                                               Macaroni Kid Newburyport

Jennifer Brown                                                      Market Basket

Buddhaful Souls Yoga Studio                                  Rick McIssac

Joan Cox                                                              NorthShore Produce

Allison Driscoll                                                       Anne O’Brien

Funny Bones                                                         Kristen Packer

Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club       Sweet Princess Bowtique

Lesser Evil                                                            Dave Torrisi

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Kara Balkus                                                           Kristen McDonald

Jennifer Blanchet                                                   Sally Milliken

Angela Kirkpatrick                                                  Cathy Pugh

Brenda Hoover                                                       Eileen Wallork

Hilary Lind                                                             Krista Yablin


Thank you to everyone who submitted a home and attended the event! There were over 100 home submissions from students, local clubs and businesses.

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Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk – this Saturday!


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Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk

Saturday, May 16th

Pettengill Farm

45 Ferry Road, Salisbury


Walk though the enchanted pathway lined with Fairy and Gnome Houses created by students, local businesses, and community members.

Then enjoy the grounds with much more to see…

Fairy Tale Readings   –*   Local Musicians

Kids Yoga   *–   Wholesome Snacks

Fairy and Gnome Souvenirs


Listen to NES Librarian Mrs. Brown read fairy and gnome stories from 12-1pm!

 Visit Mr. Labella’s Hot Dog Stand!

 Tickets are $5 per person and $15 a family

(children ages 2 and under FREE).

Can you volunteer and help us make this a huge success? Please sign up at:

 For those who made houses, please remember…

  • Drop off is from 2-6pm on May 15th at Pettengill Farm (45 Ferry Rd).
  • Small signs will be provided for your home with the information above. You can use your own sign if you wish.
  • Houses maybe picked up at 3pm. Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk is not responsible for any house left after the tour.




Fairies and Gnomes are coming to town! Can you find them?

fun way doorLocal business and organizations are reporting sightings of Fairies and Gnomes!   Can find evidence of their arrival?  Take your children to our partnering businesses and organizations to see if they can discover how they are entering our world!

Children’s HealthCare  *  Harmony Natural Learning Center  Fun Way Learning Center  Newburyport Lighting Company  Orange Leaf  Eureka Toy Store  Sage Market Design  Newburyport Pediatric Dentistry  Grand Trunk Old World Market  New England Ice Lollies  Souffles  *  Salisbury Harbor Garden Center  *  Amesbury Public Library  Salibury Public Library  Newbury Town Library

Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk

May 16, 2015  10am – 3pm

Pettengill Farm,  45 Ferry Road, Salisbury