Welcome to Week 36! 

The end of May is the busiest time of the year! Check out all the happenings below!

Happy Mother's Day!

We wish a happy Mother’s Day to all of our NES moms and grandmoms! We hope your special day is full of love!

State Assessments Continue

Students in grade 5 will take their FCAT Science assessment on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11. Makeup sessions for FSA Reading and Math will begin on Monday.

May 3-4

4th & 5th ELA

May 5-6

3rd, 4th, & 5th Math

May 10-11

5th Science 

iReady Diagnostic Assessments

Here are the dates for our end of the year iReady diagnostic assessments:

May 2-6


May 9-13

Grades 1, 2, and 3

May 16-19*

Grade 4

May 17-20

5th Grade


National School Nurse Day

Wednesday, May 11 is National School Nurse Day - help us recognize our clinic staff Ms. Kari Shorter and our nurse Mrs. Morgan Hord who take care of our students every day!

School Advisory Committee Meeting

Our last SAC meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5 PM in room 137. Please join us to hear school updates and give input for the upcoming school year!

Summer Activity Guide

Check out the 2022 Summer Activity Guide! There are activities to do for all ages!

Zonewaiver Applications for School Choice are Now Available

The zone waiver applications are now available for the 2022-2023 school year. If your child is attending NES currently and has a zonewaiver on file, you will not need to fill out another one for the upcoming school year. 

 Online Application for zone waivers

Controlled Open Enrollment Policy 5.20

Lunch Menu


Chicken nuggets / Hawaiian bread sandwiches


Burrito / Twin cheeseburgers


Spaghetti / yogurt plate


Chicken patty on bun / pinwheel


Pizza day



Upcoming Dates

  • 5/9-12 Grades 1-3 iReady Assessments
  • 5/10-5/11 FCAT Science (grade 5)
  • 5/10 School Board Meeting 6 PM. Mrs. Alicia Walker will be recognized for her years of service with OCSB.
  • 5/11 SAC Meeting 5 PM
  • 5/13 Grade 5 iReady Assessments start
  • 5/13 5th Grade Puberty Classes
  • 5/16 5th Grade YMS Visit
  • 5/16-5/19 4th Grade iReady Assessments
  • 5/17 District Math Bowl 5 PM
  • 5/18 District Tropicana Speech Contest 4:30 PM a OMS
  • 5/19 1st Grade Mothers’ Day Tea and APTT
  • 5/20 Last Day to Earn AR Points
  • 5/23 5th Grade Awards and Graduation
  • 5/23 2nd Grade APTT
  • 5/24 3rd and 4th Grade Awards
  • 5/24 AR Reward Party
  • 5/24 2nd Grade Water Day
  • 5/25 Kindergarten End of the Year Program and APTT
  • 5/25 KG, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade PBIS Day
  • 5/26 Early Release Day and Last Day of School for students - dismissal at 11:30 AM
  • 5/26 1st Grade PBIS Day
  • 5/27 Teacher Plan Day - No Students
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - No School

Accelerated Reader 4th 9 Weeks Goals

The AR reading goals for students this 9 weeks are:

  • 1st grade: 9
  • 2-5 grade: 12

Last day to earn AR points is Friday, May 20. The AR party for students who have met their 4th 9 weeks AR goal is on Tuesday, May 24. As a reminder - students should be taking the AR assessments independently to qualify for the reward party.

4th 9 Weeks PBIS Days

Here are the PBIS dates and activities for the final 9 weeks of school. Students must be in good standing with discipline to attend.

Additional At Home Learning Resources

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

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 


Free Books!

There is still time to 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. Here is the link to enroll: https://www.newworldsreading.com/fl/en/home.html.


2022-2023 Calendar

The School Board has approved the instructional calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. Check it out!

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