Newell Elementary School-Mr. Mount-Teacher of the Year

It is my honor and pleasure to announce that Mr. Ken Mount has been selected as Newell Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Mount has been with our NES family for the past 14 years serving all of our students in the capacity of general education teacher and more recently, special education teacher. Mr. Mount is the type of educator who is constantly asking himself: What else can I do for my students? How can I help them more? How can I be doing more? How can I become an even more skilled educator? Little does Mr. Mount know, he is constantly doing all of these things for his students and so much more!

NES is a better place because of Mr. Mount~


PARCC Assessment-Schedule Revised


Due to the weather, the testing schedule for grades three and four has changed. Please see below for our new Newell Elementary PARCC schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause and hope the weather cooperates with us for the remainder of our testing.

4th Grade:

March 9th–ELA Day 2
March 10th–ELA Day 3
March 11th–Math Day 1
March 12th–Math Day 2

3rd Grade:

March 13th–ELA Day 1
March 16th–ELA Day 2
March 17th–ELA Day 3
March 18th–Math Day 1
March 19th–Math Day 2

4th Grade Make-ups-March 13th-19th
3rd Grade Make-ups-March 20th-26th

NES Celebrates Read Across America Day

The students of NES received a special treat yesterday–a visit from the Cat In The Hat! The Cat spent the entire day at NES walking the halls, reading to classes and celebrating reading!! A very special THANK YOU to the Cat In The Hat and to Mrs. Moore who made all of this possible. It was a great day!
Cat Hat

PARCC Assessment–Parent Information

March 2, 2015


Dear Newell Elementary Parents/Guardians,

We want to make you aware of some important information regarding thePARCC Assessments coming up this month.

Our third and fourth grade students have had time to preview the test format and practice taking both the PARCC Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments. If you’d like to explore the PARCC test samples and resources, please take time to visit the PARCC website- This would also be a great opportunity to encourage your child to do his/her best, discuss the importance of a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each day to prepare students for a productive morning of testing. Please also ensure they come to school with a nourishing snack and their favorite books to read if they finish early.

REMINDER: Our 4thgrade students will begin testing on Wednesday, March 4thand complete testing on Tuesday, March 10th. Make-ups for 4th grade will take place March 11th-March 17th.Our 3rdgraders will begin testing on Wednesday, March11th and conclude on Tuesday, March 17th. Make-ups for 3rd grade will take place March 18th-24th. Each day of PARCC testing will begin in the morning and conclude before 3rd and 4th grade lunches. Please note that it is important for students to arrive on time in order to be present for the first testing section of each day. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the administration of the PARCC Assessments.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Tara Silva
Vice Principal