Welcome to Week 16!

We hope everyone had a peacful and joyous Thanksgiving with friends and family. There are only four weeks to go prior to the Christmas Break - let's make them count!

Fall Fundraiser Pickup

Our Fall Fundraiser items delivery will take place on Tuesday, November 29. Should there not be any issues with the delivery, the items will be available for pickup in the office from 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM that afternoon (since some items are frozen, we will take them into a chiller room after that time). We will send a message on Class DOJO to confirm!

Holiday Food Drive

Students are invited to participate in the Food for Families food drive between now and December 9. Mrs. Gonzalez’ first grade class had the most donations by November 18 and they enjoyed snow cones as a reward. Classroom with the most donations by December 9 will win a donut part. Thank you Mrs. Stefanie Love and Student Council for overseeing this initiative!

NES Track and Field Day

NES Track and Field Day is scheduled for Friday, December 2. 

Florida State Assessment Progress Monitoring Round 2

STAR Early Literacy, STAR, and FAST assessments are scheduled to start on December 5. All students will be participating in this assessment on their scheduled days during the month of December.

Science Fair Workshop

5th grade families are invited to join us for a Science Fair workshop to allow students to work on their individual boards on Monday, December 5 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. The workshop will take place in the Media Center. All boards are due on Friday, December 9.

NES Science Fair is taking place on Thursday, December 15 from 5-6 PM.

Christmas Parade

NES will be participating in the city Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10. Our theme this year is Tigers in Tinsel. Participants should wear a NES T-shirt or blue with lots of tinsel and lights. There is no student drop off - a parent/guardian must walk with their child. Please sign up to walk with us by completing the Tigers in Tinsel Parade sign up form.Please stay tuned for the lineup time and location.

Fall Tutoring Ends

The last day for Fall Tutoring is Thursday, December 15. New permissions slips will be sent home with eligible students at the conclusion of the first round of tutoring. There is no tutoring the last week of school in December.

Heiken Vision Program

The Okeechobee County Health Department has partnered with a program called Heiken to provide free eye exams and glasses to eligible students. They will provide a mobile on site service if at last 30 eligible students sign up. The application is online and can be accessed here: https://mobile.floridaheiken.org/

This program is for ANY student pre-k through 12th grade.


Aftercare Openings

Our school aftercare program has openings. To find out more about this program, please visit the Aftercare Information page on our district website. Here is the link to register for aftercare: https://forms.gle/BSdHDqLfFc693JZT6

2nd 9 Weeks AR Goals

Our AR reading goals for the 2nd 9 weeks are as follows:

  • KG: all letters/sounds, 1/2 sight words
  • 1st Grade: 5 points
  • 2nd -3rd Grade: 10 points
  • 4th-5th Grade: 12 points

Fridays are Spirit Days! 

Classroom with the most school spirit will receive popsicles. 

Menu for the Week

Grades K-5


Chicken drumstick / yogurt plate


Cheeseburger / Turkey & cheese sandwich


Shepherd's Pie / hot dogs


Chicken Patty Sandwich / Hawaiian bread sandwich






Chicken drumstick




Hawaiian bread sandwich


Chicken patty sandwich



Upcoming Dates

  • 12/02 NES Track and Field 
  • 12/5 5th Grade Science Fair Board Workshop (Media Center)
  • 12/13 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 12/15 NES Science Fair Family Night
  • 12/15 Last day of Fall Tutoring
  • 12/17 Student Council participates in Wreaths Across America
  • 12/16 County Track and Field 
  • 12/23 Early Release Day
  • 12/26 Winter Break Starts
  • 01/09 Teacher Work Day - No Students
  • 01/10 Students Return to School
  • 1/12   NES SAC Meeting
  • 01/16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • 01/17 Report Card Day

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