Welcome to Week 29!

Welcome to week 29 and the beginning of the final 9 weeks of school for the 2021-2022 school year! Let's keep the momentum and finish strong!


Teacher Work Day

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



Acaletics Spring Break Packets

Students in grades 2-5 who complete and return their Acaletics Spring Break packets on Tuesday are invited to enjoy a snow cone reward event with Mrs. Striebel, our match coach, on Wednesday, March 23.


Report Card Day

Report Cards will be sent home with students on Thursday, March 24. Please sign your child’s report card and have them return it to their homeroom teacher.



3rd 9 Weeks Awards

The 3rd 9 weeks awards for grades 3-5 will take place on Friday, March 25 as follows:

  • 8:30 AM - 3rd grade
  • 9:15 AM - 4th grade
  • 10:00 AM - 5th grade


3rd 9 Weeks AR Party

Congratulations to everyone who met their 3rd 9 weeks reading goals in Accelerated Reader! Students’ reward event Minute to Win It will take place on Friday, March 25.

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day


Corn dog mini / Ham and cheese on Hawaiian bun


Chicken tenders / bbq pork on bun


Chicken alfredo / yogurt plate


Pizza / Mac and cheese


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.

  • 3/28 Say Something Week
  • 3/31 Family Engagement Night 5:00 PM - Florida Standards Assessment Information (Grades 3-5)
  • 4/1 School Library Month Starts
  • 4/12 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 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

Say Something Week - March 28

As part of the Sandy Hook Promise, NES will be participating in Say Something  Week to bring awareness to recognizing the signs of someone being at-risk, and how to  “say something” to a trusted adult to get help. 

Florida Standards Assessment Dates 

Please mark your calendars for the Florida Standard Assessment dates! For the best testing experience, it is imperative that students are at school, on time during their test day. 

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 

FSA Parent Night - Thursday, March 31

We are offering an information night to parents to discuss the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment on Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 PM in our Media Center. We hope you get 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.

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 


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 

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

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

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


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