Welcome to Week 26!

Thank you for reading our newsletter! Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair opened early on February 16, and will continue throughout February 24. Family Night at the Book Fair for Wednesday, February 22 from 5-6:30 PM. Fun activities to include character story time and magic tricks are planned. Students will receive a balloon animal with purchase until supplies last. You do not want to miss this!!!

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Wednesday, February 22 is Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Please help us in thanking our amazing bus drivers for keeping everyone safe on the road!


3rd Grade Career Fair

A huge thank you to our 3rd grade team for arranging a Career Fair day for their students. We cannot wait for our students to explore the various careers we have in our amazing community.

Parent to Parent - NEW!!!

Message from a parent: It is helpful, safer, and more expedient when parents remain in the vehicle during morning drop off and pickup time. This way, everyone can be dropped off and dismissed quickly. It will also avoid unsafe situations where cars try to pass one another in an effort to bypass the stopped cars.

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

Applebee’s will award one deserving teacher from each school district a $500 sponsorship check for their classroom for the upcoming year and throw their current class an end of the year party.The contest will end on Sunday, March 13, 2023. Elementary school students can nominate their teacher with a ½ page essay on why their teacher deserves to be Applebee’s Teacher of the Year. Check it out!!!

Link to Applebee’s Above and “Bee”yond Teacher Essay Contest Submission Form.

Student Code of Conduct Committee 

Our district Student Code of Conduct Committee is looking for active and engaged parent representatives to help us with the Code of Conduct revisions this summer. Please contact Dr. Robinson at robinsont@okee.k12.fl.us if you are interested and would like to represent our school, and provide ideas and perspectives. 

2022-2023 Yearbooks

There is still time to order yearbooks! Orders have to be placed online at https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB26733. Pre-Order price is $25 , and ordering deadline is April 14, 2023. Specialized pages can be added for cash or check only (not an online option). Full page ad - $75, 1/2 page ad - $40. 

AR Star Readers

Let’s keep reading, Tigers! Our 3rd 9 week’s AR goals are as follows:

  • KG: Promotion Ready (all letters, sounds, and sight words)
  • 1st Grade: 7 points
  • 2nd-3rd Grade: 11 points
  • 4th-5th Grade: 13 points

Menu for the Week 

Grades K-5


No School - Presidents’ Day


Cheeseburgers and corndog mini's


Shepards pie, hot dog


Chicken patty on bun, warm hawaiian bread sandwich


Pizza   (4th gr field trip pbj)




No School - Presidents’ Day


Cheese burger


Hawaiian sandwiches (field trip)


Chicken Patty on bun


PBJ ( field trip)


Migrant Parent Meeting

Save the date for the Migrant Parent Meeting on Wednesday, March 2. The meeting will take place at SC, Building C.

Upcoming Dates

  • 02/16 Spring Book Fair Starts
  • 02/20 Presidents’ Day - No School
  • 02/22 Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • 02/22 Family Night at the Book Fair 5-6:30 PM
  • 02/23 VPK Field Trip - Neighborhood Walk to Sports Complex
  • 02/24 VPK Field Trip to Okeechobee County District Office
  • 02/24 3rd Grade Career Fair
  • 02/24 4th Grade to Okeechobee Battlefields
  • 02/28 PTO Meeting 5 PM
  • 03/02 Migrant Parent Night 6 PM (IRSC)
  • 03/03 3rd Grade COX Science Center (WPB)
  • 03/03 Gifted Field Trip
  • 03/09 SAC Meeting 5 PM
  • 03/10 End of 3rd 9 Weeks 
  • 03/10 NES PBIS Days 
  • 03/13-03/17 Spring Break
  • 03/20 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 03/21 School Board Meeting 6 PM (NES SIP Presentation)
  • 03/22 Spring Individual Pictures; KG Gap and Gown Pictures
  • 03/22 Math Bowl Practices Start
  • 04/10-04/14 Kindergarten Registration
  • 04/20 Battle of the Books All Day OFC (District)
  • 04/21 Early Release Day - Dismissal at 11:30
  • 05/15 Math Bowl 5-8 PM OMS (District)

More events can be found at http://nes.okee.k12.fl.us/events 

Family Resources

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app. 

Let’s make it a great week!


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School