Welcome to Week 26!

Thank you everyone for making it possible for so many students to shop at our on site book fair last week! We also had an amazing turnout at the Family Night at the Book Fair.

Way to go Tigers!

Just a reminder that there are only two weeks left of this grading period. Let’s finish strong!

March is Read Aloud Month, Women’s History Month, and also Arts in Education Month! We will kick off the month with several activities to celebrate reading.


Dr. Seuss Birthday

Tuesday, March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, and also Read Across America Day! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! ABC chicken nuggets will be served for lunch in the cafeteria.

Principal’s Reading Award

All students are encouraged to read at least one book this week! Students are then invited to write a book report (a sample book report template is included but you can get creative). One page reports should be turned in to Dr. Robinson by Friday, March 5. Principal’s Reading Award will be awarded to 10 students with the most creative and thoughtful book reports (award divisions are grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5).

Here are some links for read alouds that can be accessed from home:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go - Read Aloud Picture Book (10 min)

Are You My Mother - Read Aloud Picture Book (8 min)

Llama Llama Loves to Read - Read Aloud Picture Book (7 min)

Goodnight Numbers - Read Aloud Picture Book (3 min)

The Lorax - Read Aloud Picture Book (18 min)

Don’t forget to read the SYRRA books for the 2020-21 school year!

Electronic books can also be accessed via Epic.

This is the Very Last Chance to Order Personalized Yearbooks!

NES 2020-21 yearbooks are still available for orders! Place your order online at: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/FMYB108165

Personalized covers are due on Monday, March 1 (you can personalize covers online and include the payment in your online yearbook payment).

Personalized pages are due on Monday, March 8. Please e-mail pictures and quotes/sayings to myranda.striebel@okee.k12.fl.us. The payment for the advertisement can be made out to North Elementary School. Full page costs $75 and half a page $40. Please see the NES Yearbook flyer for details (sent home with students in February). 

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  


salisbury steak / chicken nuggets


ABC-chicken nuggets / Turkey on loaf bread


corn dog mini's / ham and cheese croissant


chicken tenders / cheese pizza pocket


Pizza / pre made sandwich

Lunch and breakfast are free to all students! 

Important Dates

03/05/2021 Acaletics Reward Event (grades 2-5)

03/08/2021 Say Something Week

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

04/01/2021 AgVentures - 4th grade

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