Saturday, April 21, 2018

Week of April 23-27, 2018


Kindergarten News
SPRING PHOTOS were sent home on Wednesday, April 11th.  **Returned photos OR payments are due ASAP.

In Reading we will start a new story titled, This Is the Way We Go to School.   It is a fiction story about children around the world.  We will work with the letter sounds /y/ and /kw/ for the letters Yy and Qq.  The comprehension skill we will focus on with this story is drawing conclusions.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and have your child practice the Words to Read!

In Math, we will finish with Topic 11 Decomposing Numbers 11 to 19 and will begin Topic 12 Measurement. We will be comparing objects by length, height, capacity, and weight.  Please review daily practice pages!

School PHYSICALS will be held in the nurse’s office on Monday, April 30th!  **Students who received a white form from the nurse are to return the forms ASAP.

Sunday, April 22nd was Earth Day.  Earth day is a day to remember to take care of our planet by keeping it clean.  We have been talking about the environment and discussing the important rule that tells us to “reduce, reuse, and recycle” and how following this rule can make a difference.  Perhaps as a family you could plan a special project in your neighborhood! 

The NSE ART SHOW will be held on Tuesday, 4/24 from 4-6 PM.   Please stop by the NSE cafeteria to check out all the awesome artwork!!!
The School Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, 4/24 and Wednesday, 4/26 from 4-6 PM in the NSE Gym.

**Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 26th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  **Envelopes were sent home with portrait package information on Tues. 4/10.  If interested in purchasing pictures then please return the money BEFORE Wednesday, April 25th in your child’s folder.  (checks made payable to PSP.)  **All students will be photographed for the class photo and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.  Girls should not have ponytails high on their heads or wear big hair accessories since they will be wearing a graduation cap

     On Thursday, April 26th the Reading teachers will begin the end-of-the-year testing with each Kindergarten child.  Children will need to write a dictated sentence or two, recognize, write, and give the sound of every letter of the alphabet, be able to provide a word that begins with every letter sound, and be able to write as many words correctly in 10 minutes.  Please review at home!

The April PBIS Behavior Reward will be “Bounce Houses”!  Our class will participate on Friday, April 27th at 1:50-2:30.  **Students may dress in gym clothes with SOCKS(needed) and Sneakers. 

DIBELS testing for the end-of-the-year will begin soon.  Please review comparing sets and numbers, identify numbers 0-100, and naming the next number after a given number, letter naming, segmenting, and nonsense words.  The time for each is 1 minute!

      Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 1:00 pm in the NS High School Auditorium.  Specific details about parking, seating, etc. will be sent home closer to the date.  Due to limited seating, each Kindergarten student will be limited to 5 tickets.  **If a small child (non-school age) is going to sit on an adult’s lap, they will not need a ticket.  **Your Kindergarten child is not part of the count.  No one will be admitted to Graduation without a ticket.  Graduation tickets will be sent home closer to Graduation.  **If tickets are misplaced, we will not be able to replace them.   

**Monday, April 23rd is Day 3Guidance.   Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Tuesday, April 24th. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Week of April 16-20, 2018



Kindergarten News
SPRING PHOTOS were sent home on Wednesday, April 11th.  Returned photos OR payments are due by Wednesday, April 18th. 
NSE PTO is selling 2017-2018 Yearbooks.  The cost is $21 and orders with payment are due no later than Monday, April 16th. 
Friday, April 20 will be the monthly Spartan Dress Down Day.  Students can wear jeans or sweats and a Spartan shirt with a paid $1 donation.
In Reading we will start a new story titled, On the Move.   It is an informational text by author Donna Latham.  We will work with the letter sounds /v/ and /z/ and the comprehension skill, main idea.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter and have your child practice the Words to Read!
In Math, we will finish Topic 10 Composing Numbers 11-19 and will be decomposing numbers 11-19 in Topic 11. Please review daily practice pages!  Continue to practice addition and subtraction and writing number sentences with a plus sign and a minus sign. (Review, sign, and return Topic 10 test when sent in RETURN)
Students in Grades 3-6 will be taking the PSSA tests again next week.  Kindergarten’s schedule will be switched around T-W, 4/17-4/18.  Special classes will be 9:00-9:40 instead of 1:50-2:30. Please talk to your child about being quiet while in the hallways during testing days!!
The 5th Annual NSE PTO BASKET RAFFLE was held on Sat. April 14th, 10-5 pm and Sunday, April 15th   THANK YOU to all who contributed to our class basket “A NIGHT WITH THE FAMILY”.  
The School Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, 4/24 and Wednesday, 4/26 from 4-6 PM in the NSE Gym.
The NSE ART SHOW will be held on Tuesday, 4/24 from 4-6 PM.   Please stop by to check out all the awesome artwork!!!
DIBELS testing for the end-of-the-year will begin in May.  Please review letter naming, segmenting, and nonsense words for Reading and number names, next numbers, and comparing quantities for Math.  The time for each is 1 minute!
Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 26th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  **Envelopes were sent home with portrait package information on Tues. 4/10.  If interested in purchasing pictures then please return the money BEFORE Wednesday, April 25th in your child’s folder.  (checks made payable to PSP.)  **All students will be photographed for the class photo and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.  Girls should not have ponytails high on their heads or wear big hair accessories since they will be wearing a graduation cap
      Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 1:00 pm in the NS High School Auditorium.  Specific details about parking, seating, etc. will be sent home closer to the date.  Due to limited seating, each Kindergarten student will be limited to 5 tickets.  **If a small child (non-school age) is going to sit on an adult’s lap, they will not need a ticket.  **Your Kindergarten child is not part of the count.  No one will be admitted to Graduation without a ticket.  Graduation tickets will be sent home on Friday, May 18th.  **If tickets are misplaced, we will not be able to replace them. 
      The April Behavior Reward will be “Bounce Houses” on either Thursday, April 26th or Friday, April 27th.  Please encourage good behavior all month!!
**Monday, April 16th will be Day 8 –Library so be sure to pack books for exchange!  Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Tuesday, April 17th!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Week of April 9-13, 2018

Kindergarten News 

For Reading we will begin the story The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.  It is a classic fantasy story, and we will be talking about how trains move.  We will be learning more about short /u/ sound and the comprehension skill, plot.  Watch for your new Family Times newsletter on Monday.

In Math, we will finish Topic 9 Composing and Decomposing Numbers 4-10, and begin Topic 10 Composing Numbers 11-19.  Practice making numbers 4-19 and continue to review addition and subtraction.  **Review, sign and return Topic 9 test when enclosed.

Monday, April 9th will be the monthly PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  **All are invited and encouraged to attend!!

Students in Grades 3-6 will be taking the PSSA tests next week.  Kindergarten’s schedule will be switched around T-TH, 4/10-4/12.  Special classes will be 9:00-9:40 instead of 1:50-2:30. Please talk to your child about being quiet while in the hallways during testing days!!

The NSE Community Movie Night will be held Friday, April 13th @ 7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium.

The PTO Basket Raffle will be held at NSE on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.  Our class’ basket/bin is “A Night With the Family”.  Be sure to take a chance or more on winning!  Remember the Kindergarten class with the most tickets gets an Ice Cream party!!  (**A list of items in our basket/bin will be sent home this week. Thank you again for your donations!!!

NSE PTO is selling 2017-2018 yearbooks.  The cost is $21.  If interested in ordering, please submit a completed form and payment no later than Monday, April 16th.  (checks made payable to NSE PTO)

**Congratulations to all students who successfully completed their United States’ reports!  It was a fun and educational way to learn about some of the “Fifty Nifty United States”.  **Thank you to all the parents who helped “prepare” the boys and girls for their second oral report.

The NSE ART SHOW will be held on Tuesday, April 24th @ 4:00-6:00 PM and the NSE SCIENCE FAIR (6th grade projects) will be held on Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th @ 4:00-6:00 PM.

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 26th.  (There will be NO make-up picture day.)  **Envelopes with portrait package information will be sent home soon. **All students will be photographed and will need a WHITE COLLARED shirt to wear under a graduation gown.
** Kindergarten Graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd @ 1:00 PM in the high
school auditorium.

FYI:  Students, who had completed the at home reader challenge during Newspaper in Education Week in March, had their names published in the Tuesday, April 3rd edition of the Republican Herald.

Monday, April 9th will be Day 3 – Guidance   **Don’t forget sneakers and gym attire on Tuesday, April 10th!