The opening of the 2012-2013 school year was the best yet! Students continue to arrive to school each morning eager, excited and ready to learn. NES has come to life once again and we are so happy to have your children with us!
We recently held our first ever Welcome Back Student Assembly. During this student assembly Ms. Silva and I shared our hopes, dreams and expectations for the 2012-2013 school year. Our hopes and dreams for the school year included students experiencing many opportunities to learn in meaningful ways, to laugh, and to simply have fun! We also focused on our expectations for the school year and reminded students that a big part of our job is keeping everyone safe and the ways the children can help us keep everyone safe in NES. We reminded students to keep their hands and feet to themselves at all times and if there is a problem to use their words and get an adult for help when needed. We also reviewed the many daily procedures that students encounter on a daily basis. Important procedures that were covered included morning line-up/student arrival, lunchroom rules and manners, recess safety, fire drill procedures, bathroom manners, and dismissal procedures to name a few. What made this student assembly so special is that our Technology Specialist, Ms. Mimi Rowland created a video, using students from NES to model how these procedures work. This video was displayed during our student assembly and helped our students better understand our procedures by way of visual modeling.
Please be sure to ask your child about the Welcome Back Assembly and see if they recall some of the hopes, dreams and expectations that were shared.