Welcome to Week 33!
Welcome to the last week of April!
We have five weeks of school left this school year. These will be busy weeks full of learning, important assessments, end of the year celebrations, and more. Please continue to ensure that all children are at school every day, on time.
Last Week of After School Tutoring!
This is the last week for all after school tutoring sessions (special clubs such as Battle of the Books and Science Olympiad will continue to meet according to the schedules shared by the coaches, until the final events). We would like to extend a huge thank you to teachers and paraprofessionals who signed up to provide these much needed tutoring services to our students!
2020-21 Mask Bowl
A huge shout out goes to our Math Bowl Coaches Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Ross, Mr. Striebel, and Mr. Bockoras for their amazing work with our Math Bowl teams! The following students were selected to represent our school at the district event on Wednesday, April 28:
We wish our teams the best of luck at the District “Mask Bowl” on Wednesday! Two tickets have been provided for each family. For any other family or friends wishing to view this event, please go to the Okeechobee County Schools Facebook page to view it LIVE. The event times are as follows:
Please Return Your Library Books
We are still missing many library books. A huge thank you to everyone who has been looking and has returned books - we appreciate you!
Teacher Appreciation Week - Help Needed!
A planning meeting to finalize the Teacher Appreciation Week ideas will take place on Monday, April 26. We are still in need of parent input and support! We hope you can join us for this Zoom meeting!
School Lunch Menu This Week
Chicken alfredo / yogurt plates
Taco / pbj
Shepherd's pie / hotdog
Popcorn chicken / baked potato
As always - lunch and breakfast are free to all students!
Weekend meals continue to be served at North Elementary School! Meals for Saturday and Sunday may be picked up at North Elementary students drop off and pickup loop (south side of the school) from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Friday.
04/27/21 OHS Grad Walk at North
04/28/21 District Math Bowl Competition 4:30-8:00 PM at OMS Gym
05/03/21 Teacher Appreciation Week
05/03/21 NES Tropicana Speech Contest
05/03/21 iReady Diagnostic 3 Window for Grades K-3 opens
05/17/21 Grade Level APTT Zoom Meetings
05/17/21 Kindergarten Roundup Day 1 (stay tuned for more information in early May)
05/19/21 Kindergarten Roundup Day 2
05/20/21 District Battle of the Books Event (Freshman Campus Auditorium)
05/24/21 PBIS Grade Level End of the Year Events Week starts
05/24/21 5th Grade Awards and Graduation virtual ceremony
05/25/21 3rd and 4th Grade Awards virtual ceremony
05/26/21 Kindergarten end of the year virtual program
05/27/21 Early Release Day - last day of school for students
05/28/21 Teacher Work Day - No school for students
Florida State Assessment Dates for May
May 4-5 4th and 5th grade ELA
May 10-11 3rd-5th grade math
May 12-13 5th grade science
Additional Learning Activities and Resources
Students in grades 3-5 can access their Acaletics practice tests at http://www.acaletics2.com/ under Math Club Portal. This includes video tutorials for items that they missed on their test.
All district programs are accessed at https://launchpad.classlink.com/okeechobee
Tutorials on Florida Standards are available at http://www.floridastudents.org/
Video tutorials and practice for core subject areas on each grade level are available at https://www.khanacademy.org/
Students are encouraged to complete math practice in Reflex Math (access through launchpad) until they reach a green light, and read at least 20 minutes each day. Congratulations to Mr. Tyrone Smith’s first grade class for winning the district Reflex Math Green Light Challenge for the month of March!
Self-screening is required prior to entering campus. Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at school will be sent home and may return according to the guidelines from our clinic.
Raptor Visitor Intake System
Just a reminder - a photo ID is required of all visitors. Thank you!
Reports concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, can be made to appropriate public safety agencies and school officials using the following link: https://getfortifyfl.com/Tip.html. All students have access to this reporting tool on their Chromebooks at school.
Dr. Tuuli Robinson
Principal of North Elementary School