Welcome to Week 34!
Welcome to May - the last month of school for the 2020-21 school year! We have endured virtual learning, socially distanced learning, countless Zoom meetings; we have learned during school and after school in various tutoring sessions; we have persevered through the difficulty, and we are ready to show off what we have learned!
Students in grades K-3 will be taking their end of the year iReady diagnostics assessments starting May 3.
Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in the Florida Standards Assessments starting May 4.
Florida Standards Assessments Dates
- May 4-5 4th and 5th grade ELA
- May 10-11 3rd-5th grade math
- May 12-13 5th grade science
Specific assessment dates for students who receive unique accommodations, vary.
Parents, please ensure that studets are in attendance, and at school on time. Students do better on their assessments when they get a good night’s sleep on the day prior to their test. Breakfast is provided at school, free of charge.
We are confident that our students are well prepared, and will do well on their assessments!
Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!
We are thankful for our teachers and staff! North Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization has arranged a little something for our teachers and staff each day this week to show our appreciation for everything that they do. Parents - if you would like to still send something to all of our teachers, please contact Dr. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
Happy School Lunch Hero Day - May 7!
We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to our cafeteria staff who serves nutritious breakfast and lunch each and every day.
Please Return Your Library Books
We are still missing many library books. Please continue to look for them. A huge thank you to everyone who has been looking and has returned books - we appreciate you! Our library inventory starts on Monday, May 17. There will be no book checkouts after that.
Save the Date for NES Kindergarten Roundup!
Parents of our incoming kindergarten students - we will be holding in person roundups on Monday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 19. Save the date! Registration information will be shared soon!
School Lunch Menu This Week
Chicken nuggets / BBQ on bun
Taco / Turkey sandwich
Corn dog nuggets / ham sandwich
Cheese burger / yogurt plate
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.
05/03/21 Teacher Appreciation Week - Thank Your Teacher!
05/03/21 NES Tropicana Speech Contest
05/03/21 iReady Diagnostic 3 Window for Grades K-3 opens
05/04/21 FSA Testing Starts
05/05/21 NES Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Elaine Keller and Employee of the Year, Mrs. Marlen Catalan are recognized by Gilbert Chevy
05/13/21 School Advisory Committee Meeting 5 PM
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
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.
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