Welcome to Week 32!

Welcome to another week at NES! Last week, we wrapped up the Florida Standards Assessment for the month of April. Thank you everyone for your role in ensuring that the testing process was smooth and error free!

Parent-Teacher Organizations / Overview

PTO Meeting

Our Parent Teacher Organization will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 PM in our office to start planning the Teacher Appreciation Week activities. We hope you can join us!

Spring Pictures Day

Our Spring Pictures Day is on Wednesday, April 13. Kindergarten students will be taking their Cap and Gown pictures this year. 

No School on Friday

There is no school on Friday. Happy Easter!

Climate Surveys

We only have 23 parent surveys so far.  Please take a moment to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OCSBparent2122 to give us feedback about how we do! We appreciate your feedback!

Kindergarten Registration

NES 2022-2023 kindergarten registration and students’ screening will take place on Tuesday, April 19, with a makeup session in the afternoon of Friday, April 22. Please call us Monday through Friday between 7 AM and 3 PM at 863-462-5100 to make your appointment. We cannot wait to meet our newest Tigers!

OCSB Summer Programs

Invitations to K-2 camps were sent home with targeted students on Friday, April 1. If there are available seats after the first round, we will send out more invites. Grades 3 reading camp letters will be sent once we receive the Florida Standards Assessment results in May. Please follow this link 2022 OCSB Summer Program Registration to explore and sign up for the remaining summer programs offered to students this summer. If students are invited to specific camps, they should attend those before signing up for other camps. 

Free Lunch


corn dogs / twin burgers / pinwheels


tacos / yogurt plate


Chicken nuggets


Pizza / sandwiches


Holiday - No School

Upcoming Dates

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. Math Bowl meets on Thursdays.

  • 4/12 PTO Meeting 4:30 PM
  • 4/12 School Board Meeting 6 PM; Mrs. Streelman, our librarian, will be recognized
  • 4/13 Spring Pictures (individual); Kindergarten cap and gown pictures
  • 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)
  • 4/30 Science Olympiad (Boca Raton)
  • 5/17 District Math Bowl Competition
  • 5/26 Early Release Day and Last Day of School for students - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 5/27 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - No School

Florida Standards Assessments

Florida Standards Assessment in grades 3-5 will continue in May.

May 3-4

4th & 5th ELA

May 5-6

3rd, 4th, & 5th Math

May 10-11

5th Science 

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:

http://www.acaletics2.com and Math Portal

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.

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment ends on April 30. Don’t miss your chance to start saving for college this year in a risk free Prepaid Plan. Enroll Today at 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