Welcome to Week 25!

It is Book Fair Week!

We are super excited to host an on site book fair! Students get to shop at the book fair during their Media specials starting Monday, and with a pass from class starting Tuesday.


No need to worry about sending money! Families can use the e-wallet option and pre-pay for purchases! To set up an e-wallet for your child, click here: e-Wallet Setup for NES Book Fair. Here is a tutorial for how to use the e-wallet: Book Fair e-Wallet Tutorial. Digital list of books to purchase can be accessed here: Scholastic Book Fairs Spring 21.


School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Monday, February 22 is National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. We are so very thankful for the hard work and dedication of our bus drivers! Printouts of cards and coloring sheets specifically for school bus drivers can be downloaded at: http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/love-the-bus/.

Let’s show our love to our bus drivers!!!

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Picture Day

Tuesday, February 23 is picture day! Bring your smiles!!!

Family Night at the Book Fair

Parents are invited to attend an outdoor Family Night at the Book Fair on Thursday, February 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Visit us at the covered students’ dismissal area adjacent to the visitor parking. Please practice social distancing. Masks are required.



Parent Input for Reading Curriculum Adoption

Sample materials for the upcoming reading curriculum adoption have arrived! Please e-mail robinsont@okee.k12.fl.us if you would like to provide input on which curriculum to select. If selected to be part of the curriculum review committee, you will receive an invite to review the materials on Thursday during our Family Book Fair.

Last Chance to Order Personalized Yearbooks!

NES 2020-21 yearbooks are now available for orders! All orders are placed online. To order, visit: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/FMYB108165. Yearbooks are $25 each.

Personalized covers are due March 1. Personalized pages are due March 8. Full page costs $75 and half a page $40. 

Black History Month Contest Continues

Last call!!! The submissions for the Florida Black History Month contest are due February 26 (click on www.FloridaBlackHistory.com for more information). This year’s theme is  “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities”.

Students can submit work in the following categories:

Student Art Contest - open to all K-3 students in Florida. 

Student Essay Contest - open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Excellence in Education Award - open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.

Weekend Meals

Weekend meals continue to be served at North Elementary School on Fridays! 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. 

School Lunch Menu This Week  


Chicken Alfredo / Yogurt plates


Taco Nachos / Chicken Nuggets


Shepherd's pie / hotdog


Variety chicken nuggets / baked potato (limited amount)


Pizza / Pbj

Lunch and breakfast are free to all students! 

Important Dates

02/22/2021 NES Book Fair

02/23/2021 Spring Pictures

02/25/2021 Family Night at the Book Fair 

03/11/2021 AgVentures - 4th grade

03/11/2021 NES School Advisory Committee Meeting 5-6 PM

03/12/2021 End of 3rd 9 Weeks

03/15/2021 Spring Break starts

03/22/2021 Teacher Work Day - No Students

03/26/2021 3rd 9 Weeks Report Card Day

03/25 and 03/26 KG Dental Sealants Program

04/12/2021 1st Grade Health Screenings

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.

Required Self-Screener

Self-screening is required prior to entering campus. Students exhibiting these symptoms at school will be sent home and may return according to the guidelines from our clinic.

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees F or higher 
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste of smell
  • Congestion or runny nose


  • Had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19


  • Temperature checks are conducted for students and staff
  • Walk in visitors are not allowed - always call ahead for an appointment
  • Parent meetings are held virtually when at all possible
  • Drop off of non-instructional items is not allowed.

School Safety

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