Welcome to Week 27! 

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Book Fair and the Family Night at the Book Fair! A special shout out goes to Cheryl Worlow, Jenny Pung, Geri Thomas, Dana Coleman, Joey Varnadore, Kim Courson, and Danielle Ehrlich for all the help. We could not have done it without the help of our parent and community volunteers! 

Read Across America Day Promotes Literacy and Education - DOMTAR Newsroom

Read Across America - Wednesday, March 2

Read a book with your child to celebrate Read Across America Day! Please sign up for the New Worlds Reading Initative, if you have not already,  to receive a free book mailed to your house each month!

Free Books!

Families can still 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. Enroll today at www.newworldsreading.com/enroll  to start receiving books! 

Title I Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the annual Title I surveys: link (English), Link (Spanish). The surveys close on March 11, 2022.


3rd 9 Weeks PBIS Days

The 3rd 9 weeks Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Days are just around the corner! Students must be in good standing with discipline in order to attend. 



Applebee's Above and “Bee”yond Teacher Essay Contest

There are just two weeks left for students to nominate a teacher with a ½ page essay on why their teacher deserves to be Applebee’s Teacher of the Year. Contest ends on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Click here to access the Contest form and Rules

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

Click here to find out more about Florida Prepaid college plan:  https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/. 

Yearbook Orders are Due March 1 

Yearbooks are still available to purchase online for $25 each. Here is the link to order: 

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB108165. Personalized pages are available for purchase for cash or check only (no online option). Full page is $75.00 and 1⁄2 page is $40.00.

If purchasing a memory/ad page, please complete the yearbook order form that was sent home with your child in January.

Accelerated Reader Goals for the 3rd 9 Weeks

Thank you for encouraging reading at home! Our school-wide AR reading goals are as follows: 

1st Grade: 7 points 

Grades 2-5: 11 points. 

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


Corn dog nuggets / chicken tenders


Taco / Yogurt plate


Chicken chunks / BBQ pork on bun


Alfredo / Pinwheels


Pizza day



Upcoming Events

After school tutoring groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. 

  • 3/2 Read Across America Day
  • 3/2 Battle of the Books practice 3:15-4:30 PM
  • 3/7 National School Breakfast Week
  • 3/8 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 3/10 SAC Meeting 5:00 PM in room 137
  • 3/11 Last Day of the 3rd 9 Weeks of School
  • 3/14 Spring Break Week - No School
  • 3/21 Teacher Work Day - No Students
  • 3/22 Students return - 4th 9 weeks starts
  • 3/24 Report Card Day
  • 3/24 3rd 9 Weeks Awards in grades 3-5
  • 4/13 Spring Pictures (individual)
  • 4/18-4/22 Kindergarten Registration (more information to come!)
  • 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)
  • 5/26 Early Release Day - dismisal at 11:30 AM
  • 5/27 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - No School

Florida Standards Assessment Dates

April 5-6

3rd ELA

April 5

4th & 5th Writing 

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


As we are getting closer to the test season, students can benefit from practicing their math skills on following sites:


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 

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