My newest nephew, Harrison
From the Principal's Office
So the darn groundhog saw his shadow yesterday, which means 6 more weeks of winter! I am so hopeful that the weather stays the way it has been so far this year! It is important that all children come to school dressed for the weather. As long as the temperature is over 15 degrees (factoring in the wind chill), the children may be going outside. With any snow, they need to wear boots or some other waterproof shoes. Children should have hats or hoods, gloves or mittens, and a warm coat. In addition, there can be mud and wet areas on the field. Part of the preparedness especially for younger students should also include: a change of clothes, pants, socks, and change of shoes, in particular. Please send these items in for your child. They can stay in the cubbies if they are not used.
I have done a push for families to be sure they are checking the student report cards on ASPEN. This is absolutely necessary. If you are still having trouble, please contact the main office. We can assist and we are happy to do so. We have been posting report cards on ASPEN for two years now. While I recognize, it may not always be the easiest system to navigate, it is the system your child will use through their entire career at the NPS. In the beginning of the school year next fall, we will hold an ASPEN training.
I will be sending a separate notice about the parking and driving on the grounds of NES. I am very worried about student safety. Please recognize that at any moment, a child could pop out of nowhere. There are parking spots for parking, but the circles and driving lanes are not parking spots. The lot on Surfside Road is for busses only. The only time visitors can come to that lot is after 8:30 AM and before 1:30 PM. The back lot off First Way has only 5 visitor spots. All other spots are used for staff parking. This is not the greatest drop off spot for children. Please know I understand how hard this is. I navigate the High School lot every morning to drop off my daughter. I know we are all busy and have to be at other places. Safety needs to be everyone’s top priority.
- 5th Grade Band Concert on Wednesday 2/8/17 at 7:00 pm in the LGI!
- the FONPS Spelling Bee (I am very excited to be the Pronouncer again this year) and we have some NES participants competing on FRIDAY 2/10/17 at 6:30 pm in the MPW auditorium
- Lip Sync Parent Meeting – yes we will be doing this event again! We are having a required parent meeting to discuss all the aspects of participating. NES Café 2/15/17 6:00 pm
- School is closed on Monday, 2/20/17 for President’s Day
- Our Winter Break is from 2/27 – 3/3/17.
As always, I welcome your feedback, questions, concerns, participation and conversations. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you again for all you do to support your children and our efforts!