Friday, July 24, 2015

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Summer 2015

The work that occurs during the summer months at Nate Perry is some pretty powerful work. The building is getting beautified and cleaned for the return of all of our learners. There are some surprises too! The office is working hard to organize, set up and distribute many pieces of information for the year to come. I have the gift of just a little more time, to reflect, learn, grown and design amazing opportunities for all in the Nate Perry Learning Community.  With about a month of summer left, I hope all of you are enjoying so family time, and time to read and be with nature. 

Save the Date
Sept. 8th, 2015
Kindergarten Orientation 11am
 Grades 1-6 Find your Classroom 2pm
Sept. 9th, 2015
First Day of School!
Sept. 17th, 2015
Welcome Back Picnic 5-7pm
Sept. 29th, 2015
Curriculum Night 
Looking forward to a wonderful 2015-2016 school year!
Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler

Monday, June 8, 2015

NPE Families,

We are well into the final stretch for the 2014-2015 school year at NPE. We have so many wonderful events still to come, as well as amazing learning opportunities that are often unique, hands on and memories that last with our students for years to come. Follow all the excitement on Twitter @dziegler15.

There are so many things I love about education, but at this time of year, I am always reminded of the power of reflection and planning. Each and every educator and student gets the privilege of pausing and reflecting on all the amazing work that has been done. We get to celebrate all that each of us has accomplished. Often in conjunction with one’s year-end goals, is the planning and excitement for the next year and the next steps. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity each year to celebrate and to be proud of what we have accomplished, but to also evaluate and plan for more greatness or improvements in the year to come. If you have anything you would like to see at Nate Perry I am always available to meet or have a conversation. We love new ideas and have so many wonderful things planned for next year.

We wish four special individuals in the NPE family well in retirement. Mrs. Droege, Mrs. Herd, Ms. Lisendrelli and Mrs. Maloney will be missed by the students and staff. They have served our community for over 95 years combined.  They will be missed.

I wish you all a wonderful summer where memories are made and learning continues in a different environment.

Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler

·            June 9th   – 6th Grade Musical – 7:00pm
·            June 18th  -  Field Days all day and PTO Carnival 5-7 pm
·            June 19   – Rocket Launch Day at 4:00 pm
·            June 22nd –  Last Full Day
·            June 23rdHalf Day- 10:50
·            June 24thHalf Day- 10:50
·            June 25thLast Day of School – Dismissal at 10:05 am

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 2015

The spring, almost summer-like weather has arrived and we are in full swing working towards reaching our goals for the end of this school year. I could not have been more proud of the hard work, perseverance, and grit our kids displayed on the state assessments. We are in an important and exciting stretch of the school year, growing learning and celebrating.

Exciting events from all domains are highlighted this month at NPE. If you aren’t following me on Twitter @Dziegler15 you won’t be able to see all the pictures and excitement in real-time. Please consider following NPE!!

Our 4th and final Mindfully Green Day will take place on May 22nd. The entire NPE community will take action around the grounds of NPE. We will clean, plant, garden, walk…and leave our mark. This is sure to be a highlight of this year! Send your child in work clothes, sunscreen, and even a raincoat if the weather doesn’t cooperate!

We will also participate as a school community in the Not So Perfect Hat Club on May 26th. We will celebrate our individuality and the importance of not only respecting each other and our differences, but honoring and celebrating them! Open House will take place this evening as well, and you will be able to see the artifacts of this special day!

The last two months of school typically go at a record breaking pace! We will all work hard to be mindful, and in the moment soaking up each experience. I thank you for all of your support and as always, feel free to contact me with any ideas!

Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler

·            May 5   – PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
·            May 12 - Orchestra 4th, 5th, 6th and Chorus Concert, 4th, 5th @ 7PM
·            May 13 – Author Tim O’Shei –“Live! Starring You!”
·            May 19 – VOTE -- Grade 4th, 5th and 6th Band Concert 7:00pm
·            May 21 - Special Olympics at CNS High School
·            May 22 – Half Day–Professional Development Day-Mindfully Green
·            May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
·            May 26 – Not So Perfect Hat Day-Author
Open House 5:00pm-6:30pm
·            May 28 – 4th Grade Science Performance Test 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 2015

It finally feels like spring might have arrived at NPE. I want to thank everyone for participating in our Read-a-Thon fundraiser for our playground. It was a huge success and generated a lot of fun and excitement in March towards reading throughout the entire school community. In June, we will have a walk-a-thon to continue our playground fundraising efforts.

Educational issues and disagreements currently flood the media. As the lead learner of NPE, I need to assure everyone we work hard collectively to provide the best, well-round education for each and every child. We respect family opinions and decisions and work to always improve the systems that we work within to prepare our students for their future. The new Liverpool mission and vision demonstrates our continual focus on our students’ future and the educational opportunities they will need to thrive!

This month we administer the Common Core State Assessments. Our message to our students is to do their best, and to not worry about these assessments! Please share the same statement with your child!

Thank you for all you do!

Warm regards,
Dana Ziegler

April Dates to Remember
April 5-12- Spring Break
April 14-16th- 3-6 ELA State Assessment
April 17th- PTO Spring Movie Night
April 22-24th- 3-6 Math State Assessment
April 22nd- Earth Day- Conserve Energy! Lights off Day
                                                       April 23rd- Readers From Birth