Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear NPE Families,
The entire learning community is growing each day with excitement for the return of our kids. We have planned many wonderful events, set up activities to build classroom communities and collaborated on ways to connect families to NPE and learning throughout the school year.

You will receive an email requesting your input for Curriculum Night. Please take a moment to click the link and provide us with your opinions.

Our website has a new look, which will allow you to have up-to-date information via the Twitter Feed, Nate Perry News(blog), the news alerts and more. We continue to grow in ways to utilize this tool, but I look forward to providing our families more up-to-date information via this resource rather than utilizing a newsletter.

With the increasing demands of the Food Regulations, as well as allergies, birthday celebration at NPE will continue to take place, but will utilize non food methods for celebration. Your child's classroom teacher will explain the classroom procedures for birthdays in more detail in the weeks to come.

Our building will be studying the most current research on homework practices throughout this school year. With the current research we will only be providing students with homework in reading or writing and math with developmentally appropriate expectations at each grade level. Homework is to serve as routine and practice not a frustration for a child or parent. We are all committed to working together and  assuring our homework practices are in line with our vision and hopes for what is best for the whole child. We will include you in these discussions and our research through the year.

Important Events
Sept 3rd- K-Orientation 11am
                 Find Your Classroom- 2-3pm
Sept 4th-  First Day of School
Sept 9th- Picture Day
Sept 11th- Back to School Picnic 5-7
Sept 23rd- Curriculum Night 6-7
Sept 29th- 1/2 day Professional Development Day 11:20 dismissal

Warm regards,
Mrs. Dana Ziegler

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

School is just around the corner and my excitement for the return of students and staff continues to grow. Kindergarten Orientation will take place on September 3rd from 11-12 beginning in the NPE Cafe. Find your Classroom for 1-6 graders will take place from 2-3pm on September 3rd as well. September 4th is the first day of school and our day begins at 8:20am. 

Get your smiles ready for September 9th is Picture Day

Our annual Back to School Picnic will be held on September 11th from 5-7 in the back playground. Families can come and building positive relationships with the entire NPE learning community.

As welcome back letters arrive this week, remember that at NPE we pride ourselves on everyone supporting every child for him/her to reach his/her fullest potential in a collaborative learning community.

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night on Sept. 23rd from 6-7:30pm.

Thank you for sharing your children with us on our journey this year!