Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

Today has been such a powerful day at NPE I am not even sure where to start with this week's reflection and blog. We kicked off the first of our four 1/2 days focused on being Mindfully Green. We started with a beautiful slide show of some magnificent  parts of the USA and ended sending kids forth with mounds of garbage on their Earth to react, respond and think about what they will do to help be Mindfully Green.

More exciting events and plans will come from this first day, but it was none the less- POWERFUL!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dear Families,
Tomorrow evening is Curriculum Night at NPE. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about all the wonderful things your child does when he/she is in school. It is also the first step in building a positive relationship with the adults in your child's life. My welcome message will stream to your child’s classroom at 6pm. Session 1 will run from 6:10-6:30 and session 2 from 6:40-7:00 pm. This year we are having parent teacher conferences centrally located in the NPE Café. The courtyard doors will be open at 5:30 for conference sign-up. The Café will have a sheet for each teacher and will be available until 7:15. We look forward to sharing in the excitement of the year ahead, together we will help each child succeed.

We also look forward to our new adventures with the NAO Robot. I am sure the kids of NPE will be supporting our learning journey.

Monday September 29th is the first 1/2 day with an 11:20am dismissal. We will kick off our Mindfully Green school-wide project days with an exciting opening. Staff will spend the afternoon studying and learning new technology and instructional methods that new tools will support.

Thank you for all you do, and for sharing your child with us.

Warm regards,

Dana Ziegler

Monday, September 15, 2014

The NPE Back to School Picnic is one of my favorite events. The turn out is overwhelming and excited students, families and staff members fill the NPE grounds, even when the weather is less than ideal. The extra twist with the ice bucket challenge this year, allowed Superintendent Potter to see the wonderful, child-centered community we have at NPE. I couldn’t have been more proud to show off NPE and I appreciate Mr. Potter’s support for all we do for our kids.

We started our week, early Monday morning, with our first official Safety Committee meeting. The NPE Safety Committee meets monthly to address health and safety concerns, and to go through tabletop drills for all types of safety situations. Practice, and thoughtful discussion is the cornerstone of the safety practices we employ at NPE. We have also begun our first type of drill we will focus on this year, fire drills. Ask your child to tell you what this looks like at NPE.

This week, we have our first PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the NPE library. I will share with our families, how we met our learning goals for the 2013-2014 school year and all the exciting plans and goals we have for the 2014-2015 school year.

Mindfulness is going very well throughout NPE. Ask your child to share with you what they know about Belly-Breathing!

Another great week is well underway!
Thank you for sharing your children with us, together we can support each child!

Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler

Monday, September 8, 2014

NPE Families,
A few days have come and gone for the 2014-2015 school year at NPE and the enthusiasm and excitement felt by all is overwhelming. The staff is ready to challenge students and explore with new tools, and methods of instruction. Mindfulness is a big focus for us this year connecting our hearts and minds to help each of us thrive. We are gathering all types of information and data with your child, to best serve him/her this year. Our PTO have many exciting events planned starting with this week's back to school picnic. To say we are more than ready, is an understatement.  Hope to see you all at the Back to School Picnic! Together, we will all learn and grow to provide the best for each child at Nate Perry!