Welcome to Week 12!

Welcome to another full week of activities, dress up days, and lots of academic as well as safety related learning! 

Red Ribbon Week

This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me”. This is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free! Everyone is invited to participate in our Red Ribbon Dress Up days!

Here is a super fun Red Ribbon Week poster from our teachers to help everyone remember the daily themes:

Dental Sealants Program 

Dental sealants program is starting this week! Students who turned in the parental permission form will participate.

Bullying Prevention, Stranger Danger, and Cyberbullying Lessons

All students will participate in additional safety lessons this week as follows:

  • Stranger Danger - grades K, 1, and 2
  • Bullying Prevention - grades 3 and 4
  • Cyberbullying - grade 5

These programs are brought to us and facilitated by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department. 

PTO Meeting

A brief PTO meeting will take place on Monday, October 25 at 3:30 PM to finalize plans for the Spooktacular night. Please join us in room 137!

Fall Pictures Makeup Day

Students who are new to our school or were absent on the Fall Picture Day will have an opportunity for makeup pictures on Wednesday, October 27.

NES Spooktacular Trick and Treat 

NES Spooktacular Trick AND Treat night is on Thursday, October 28. Parents will get a trick to help their child at home, and students will get a treat! We cannot wait to see everyone!!!

Accelerated Reader Goals for the 2nd 9 Weeks

  • 1st Grade: 5 points
  • 2nd-5th Grade: 10 points

Keep reading Tigers! 

Track and Field - Save the Date!

NES will be holding a Track and Field event on Friday, November 19. 

Updated COVID-19 Decision Tree

We will continue to follow the Florida Department of Education updated COVID-19 Symptomatic Decision Tree from September. When students are waiting for their test results, they should not be sent to school. As always - thank you for keeping your child at home when sick! 

Additional At Home Learning Resources

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


Free Breakfast and Lunch

Lunch menu for this week is as follows:


Corn dog nuggets / chicken tenders


Taco / pizza


"Bat" nuggets / bbq pork on bun


Chicken Alfredo / yogurt plate


Pizza / turkey and cheese on Croissant

Thank you Mrs. Rosemarie Wharin, our Cafeteria Manager for always providing a weekly menu update!    

Upcoming Events

  • 10/25 Dental Sealants Program Starts
  • 10/25 PTO Meeting at 3:30 PM in 137
  • 10/27 Fall Pictures Makeup Day
  • 11/08 Fall Book Fair Week
  • 11/11 NES Veterans Day Program
  • 11/11 NES School Advisory Committee Meeting 5:00 PM
  • 11/09 Progress Report Day
  • 11/19 Early Release Day
  • 11/19 NES Track and Field Event
  • 11/19 KG Thanksgiving Feast
  • 11/22 Fall Break Starts (11/22-11/26)
  • 12/10 County Track and Field Event
  • 12/17 Early Release Day
  • 12/20 Winter Break Starts

School Board Recognitions

Pictures and information with the School Board recognitions of our students and staff can be accessed at: http://www.okee.k12.fl.us/school-board-recognition-2021-2022. Thank you to everyone who have helped us make an impact in our community!

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.

Thank you for our continued partnership!

Dr. Tuuli Robinson
Principal of North Elementary School