Welcome to your 5th Grade school year at NSE.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
School will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 28th school reopens and is Kindergarten Graduation.
**Due to Graduation on Tuesday, May 28th, boys and girls will NOT need to bring backpacks or folders to school that day ONLY. All students will be signed out after the ceremony at the HIGH SCHOOL and will leave from there. Folders and backpacks SHOULD come to school ALL other days including the last day, June 4th.
This will be the link for the live stream on Tuesday. It will be posted on Facebook on Tuesday. The live stream will start at 12:15 and the picture slideshow will loop until it starts. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_fz5iLKtcqKfnaSLocTuNg/live
**ALL LIBRARY BOOKS and MRS. POTTS’ BOOK BUDDY BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED ASAP. The library is now closed. **Any library books not returned must be paid for before the last day of school or report cards may be held.
On Wednesday May 29th librarians from the Ringtown, Ashland, and Frackville Public Libraries will visit to read a story to the Kindergarten students. They also will discuss information about their summer programs. Take some time to discuss their visit with your child and check out the summer programs at the town libraries!
Tuesday, May 28th is the big day! Kindergarten Graduation will be held in the High School Auditorium beginning at 1:00pm. Doors will open at 12:45. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM, so be sure not to be late and allow time for parking! **Tickets and more detailed information were sent on-- Friday, May 24th in your child’s folder.
**Remember students will be wearing caps and gowns and are asked to wear a WHITE-COLLARED shirt for the afternoon performance, however it is your choice how your child is dressed. Shoes will be visible so plan accordingly. Girls should not wear hair accessories that will get in the way of the cap.
PLEASE NOTE: Graduation caps, gowns, and TASSELS must be returned to the teacher after the graduation ceremony when signing out your child. Tassels are NOT to be taken home.
Friday, May 31st will be the PTO Carnival/Fun Day. This is a day of fun and games put together by the PTO. Please dress your child for the weather and apply sunscreen as needed. Students should wear sneakers and clothing for outdoor activities. (No dresses or skirts please—gym attire preferred!)
Wednesday, May 29th will be Day6-Computers. Students will need sneakers and gym attire for CARNIVAL/FUN DAY on Friday, May 31st. **Please note that students will NOT have Music class on Tuesday due to Graduation!!
Sunday, May 19, 2019
**The library is now closed for borrowing books. All books need to be returned ASAP.
Tuesday, 5/21 will be Kindergarten’s DIBELS Reading test. Be sure to review Letter naming, First Sound Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency.
For Reading we will continue with the remaining stories for Unit 6: Building Our Homes. We will review comprehension skills, short vowels, and consonant blends and digraphs. Continue to practice high frequency sight words.
For Math, we will continue with Unit 9 Base Ten and Review. Take time to review daily practice pages.
Kindergarten will practice at the HS for graduation on Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th. Please try to have your child at school for these practices so he/she will know what to do for the afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, 5/28. Graduation tickets and more detailed information will be sent home Friday, 5/24 in your child’s folder.
The Spartan Games will be held at the HS stadium on Tuesday, 5/21. Boys and girls will get a chance to visit and cheer on the kids participating.
Monday, 5/20 will be Day 10—Art. Boys and girls will need sneakers and gym attire on Friday, 5/24.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
**(Blue) “Sign Out” sheets for Kindergarten Graduation are due back by Monday, May 13th.
**All library books will need to be returned on Thursday, May 16th. The library is now closed for borrowing new books.
For Reading we will continue Unit 6 with the story Building Beavers. We will discuss Main Idea and review the short vowels, focusing on short /e/.
For Math, we will begin Unit 9 Base Ten and review. **Unit 8 tests should be reviewed, signed and returned when they are enclosed in RETURN.
NSE will be having a Scholastic Book Fair from Mon, May 13-Friday, May 17. Students will be able to shop at school and there will also be a Parent Shopping Night on Monday, May 13th from 4-7 pm. **Our class also will have time to shop in school during our scheduled Library class on Thursday, May 16th from 1:50-2:10. Please note that due to a change in PA state laws we will now need to charge tax on all book fair sales, be sure to send in extra for tax!!
Friday, May 24th will be the last day for our “AR/Book Buddies”. Treats will be given for 15+ books recorded on the monthly recording sheet. **Thank you for your participation and support! I am SO proud of how well the boys and girls are reading!!!
Boys and girls will be tested for their DIBELS Math test on Thursday, May 16th. Be sure to review and practice: comparing and counting sets, number identification fluency 0-100, and next number fluency.
Friday, May 17th will be a paid Spartan dress down day. Students can dress in jeans or sweats with a Spartan shirt for $1.
Kindergarten graduation information and tickets will be sent home next Friday, May 24th. **Please check your child’s folder!!
FYI: Upcoming Events and Important Dates:
Tuesday, May 21st – DIBELS Reading test and visit to see Spartan Games at the HS stadium
Monday, May 27h – NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28th – Kindergarten Graduation @ 1:00pm in the HS Auditorium
Friday, May 31st – Carnival Day @ NSE
Tuesday, June 4th – Last day of school/ Early dismissal
Monday, May13th is Day 5 – Art. Students will need library books on Thursday, May 16th and sneakers and gym attire on Friday, May 17th