Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18th

A big thank you to all of our families for the food donations that will help so many right in the NPE community. We are grateful to Lockheed Martin who also donated many turkeys and other fixings to assure all of our families have a happy and healthy holiday.

Throughout the classrooms at NPE we continue to develop our literacy, math, science and social studies skills but you will also see a great focus on the 21st century skills needed for our kids to be successful in their future. Collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking are a focus in addition to the content in all we are working towards. Many new technological tools and skills are being developed within these skills as well.

Many Important Dates to Remember:

November 26-30- Thanksgiving Recess
December 2 and 4th- 1/2 Day Parent Teacher Conferences 11:20 Dismissal
December 5th Craft and Game Night
December 9th- Band/Chorus Concert 7pm
December 10th-NPE participates in an Hour of Code 1:30-2:30 Schoolwide coding
December 12th- 1/2 Day focused on Mindfully Green- Reuse 11:20 Dismissal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014

As I sit here on this beautiful fall day, I cannot help but reflect on the many many things we are thankful for each day. Happy Veteran's day to all of our Veteran's and much gratitude to you and your families for all you have scarified for all of us. At NPE, we call that Kinder than Necessary. In the past few days we have had many special events at NPE and many of the members of our community and our families have gone above and beyond for the kids of NPE.

 On Sunday, the 6th grade class hosted a pancake breakfast to raise money for their 6th grade filed trip. This was a huge success and I need to extend a thank you to many local companies who donated items for raffle baskets, the 6th grade parents, the 6th grade teachers and Applebee's for supporting our kids.

Last night, the NPE Playground Committee, held our first fundraiser at Tully's and again, many families, students and the staff at Tully's deserve much thanks. We are a child-centered and kind community and that is an amazing blessing.  Busch Products also donated $2000 to kick off our fundraising efforts. Many blessing and thanksgiving to go around.

But, along with the big events and big donations, kinder than necessary actions are experienced each day at NPE. We work with wonderful children, families and staff that together continue to take risks, support each other through difficult times, reach out to those in need all to better each experience for each child. Our food pantry, backpack program and holiday food drive is just another example of this.

Thank you for continuing on with us on our journey.
Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler



Monday, November 3, 2014

November is upon us and it is hard to believe. This week we have many events at school!

Tomorrow, November 4th is picture retake day. We also have our 2nd Playground Committee Meeting @ 5:30 in the NPE library and our PTO meeting at 6:30pm. 

 On Thursday, November 6th we invite all of the young readers to our Reader's From Birth Event at 6pm in the Library. Sunday, November 9th, from 8-10am our 6th graders will host an Applebee's Pancake Breakfast as a fundraiser. Bring your whole family for this fun filled morning. 

This is an exciting and busy week at NPE and I hope I have the pleasure of seeing many of you. 

Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler