Welcome to Week 30! 

We have a busy week ahead! Check our the exciting events and learning opportunities below. 

Say Something Week

As part of the Sandy Hook Promise, NES will be participating in Say Something  Week to bring awareness to recognizing the signs of someone being at-risk, and how to  “say something” to a trusted adult to get help. 

School Climate Survey

Your feedback is important to us!  A link to the 2021-2022 Climate Survey will be sent via e-mail to all parents on Monday. Paper copies are available in our front office to complete. 

FSA Parent Night - Thursday, March 31

Parents are invited to our FSA Parent Night to discuss the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment on Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 PM in our Media Center. We hope you get to attend!

Florida Standards Assessment Dates 

Florida Standards Assessment in grades 3-5 starts on April 5. For the best testing experience, it is imperative that students are at school, on time during their test days. Students cannot be admitted to testing rooms once the test sessions have started. A parent letter explaining the testing procedures will be sent home with students this week.

April 5-6

3rd ELA

April 5

4th & 5th Writing 

May 3-4

4th & 5th ELA

May 5-6

3rd, 4th, & 5th Math

May 10-11

5th Science 


3rd 9 Weeks AR Party

Our Minute to Win it party has been rescheduled for April 1. Congratulations to everyone who met their 3rd 9 weeks reading goals in Accelerated Reader! 

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


chicken nuggets / grill cheese


cheese burgers / pinwheels


spaghetti / yogurt plate


chicken patty





Upcoming Events

After school tutoring groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. Battle of the Books teams meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • 3/30 KG Roundup registration starts (call 863-462-5100)
  • 4/1 School Library Month Starts
  • 4/5 FSA: 3rd Grade ELA, 4-5 grade Writing
  • 4/6 FSA: 3rd Grade ELA
  • 4/12 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 4/13 Spring Pictures (individual)
  • 4/15 Good Friday - No School
  • 4/19 Kindergarten Roundup Day
  • 4/21 Progress Report Day
  • 4/21 District Battle of the Books Competition
  • 4/22 Early Release Day - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 4/22 NES Tropicana Speech (closed for public)
  • 5/26 Early Release Day - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 5/27 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - No School

Additional At Home Learning Resources

Students can access their web-based instructional programs at https://launchpad.classlink.com/okeechobee using their computer login information.

Students can benefit from practicing their math skills on following sites:

 To get better at reading, students should read 20 minutes each day. Students are encouraged to take reading as well as vocabulary tests on Accelerated Reader (AR) at https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/73214 


Free Books!

There is still time to sign up for the free book delivery program from the Florida Department of Education. Families can sign up to receive a book by mail during each month of the school year. Here is the link to enroll: https://www.newworldsreading.com/fl/en/home.html.


Updating Student Information in Skyward

Please take a few minutes to watch this video from Superintendent Kenworthy on the importance of making sure your child's contact information is up-to-date in Skyward! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqLUumtlujc 

Below is a link to a handout to walk you through the process in Family Access.

Student Information Verification Handout

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

Click here to find out more about Florida Prepaid college plan:  https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/. 


2022-2023 Calendar

The School Board has approved the instructional calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Check it out!

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks at school. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School