Welcome to Week 28!

This is the last week prior to the end of the 3rd 9 weeks of school.

Spring Break is just around the corner - let’s finish strong!

National School Breakfast Week

Healthy breakfast gives students a boost to help them get through the day! We would like to remind everyone that breakfast is served every day, and it is free to all students. Please help us by making sure that students are at school early so that they have time to enjoy breakfast, and make it to class by 8:10 AM.

Updating Student Information in Skyward

Please take a few minutes to watch this video from Superintendent Kenworthy on the importance of making sure your child's contact information is up-to-date in Skyward! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqLUumtlujc 

Here is a link to a handout to walk you through the process in Family Access: Student Information Verification Handout

School Advisory Council Meeting

Our SAC will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 5 PM in room 137.

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

This is the last week to complete the annual Title I surveys: link (English), Link (Spanish). The surveys close on March 11, 2022. Please take the survey today! Our school will receive additional resources if we meet a certain number of surveys completed.


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


Spring Break

Spring Break starts on March 14. Monday, March 21 is a Teacher Work Day and there is no school for students. Students will return on Tuesday, March 22.

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

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

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

Students who meet their reading goal are invited to attend the Minute to Win it event with Mrs. Rachel Williams, our reading coach.

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


Chicken tenders / yogurt / stromboli


Burritos / cheeseburgers


Spaghetti / sandwiches / yogurt


Chicken sandwich / pinwheels / stromboli


Pizza day


Upcoming Events

After school tutoring groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. Battle of the Books teams meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • 3/7 National School Breakfast Week
  • 3/8 School Board Meeting 6 PM - Mrs. Johnson will be recognized
  • 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
  • 3/25 3rd 9 Weeks Awards in grades 3-5
  • 4/13 Spring Pictures (individual)
  • 4/15 Good Friday - No School
  • 4/19 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 - dismissal 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