Welcome to Week 37! 

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is just around to corner. Two weeks to go - let’s finish strong!!!

Spring Pictures Have Been Distributed

Spring Pictures were sent home with students last week! If you have not seen them, please check your child’s backpack. If you do not wish to order, please kindly return the pictures. If you wish to order, please keep the pictures and send the payment in the envelope that is provided. All pictures and/or money are  DUE MAY 20th!!!


Yearbooks Have Been Distributed

Our yearbooks are in and they were distributed to students on Friday, May 13. Thank you for ordering our yearbooks! 

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


Lunch Menu


Chicken tenders / a little pizza


Cheeseburgers / a little max pizza


Shepards Pie / Stuffed crust pizza / max pizza


Pinwheel / mac and cheese / chicken patty / grill cheese


Pizza / PBJ


End of the Year APTT Meetings

Above are the dates for our end of the year APTT meetings. We hope you can attend these important meetings to be up to date with your child’s progress in class.



End of the Year Awards

5th Grade Awards and Graduation

Monday, May 23 9:00 AM

3rd Grade Awards

Tuesday, May 24 8:30 AM

4th Grade Awards and APTT

Tuesday, May 24 9:15 AM

KG Awards and APTT

Wednesday, May 25 8:30 AM

Accelerated Reader 4th 9 Weeks Reward

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.

Early Release Day - May 26

May 26 is the last day of school, and it is an early release day. Students are dismissed at 11:30 AM.



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

Upcoming Dates

  • 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 5th Grade APTT
  • 5/23 2nd Grade APTT
  • 5/24 3rd and 4th Grade Awards
  • 5/24 3rd and 4th Grade APTT
  • 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

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