Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night–April 20th

Rescheduled Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting for
Monday, April 20, 2015

March 25, 2015

Dear Incoming Kindergarten Parents,

Due to a conflicting calendar event on Thursday, April 23, 2015 we are rescheduling the Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting. The rescheduled date is Monday, April 20th at 7 P.M. in the Newell Elementary School Library/Media Center.

We are hoping you will be able to attend this parent event. The evening will consist of an informative session presented by our outstanding kindergarten staff. There will be an overview of the kindergarten curriculum, review of a typical day and an opportunity for parents to ask questions. At the end of the meeting you will have the opportunity to sign up for your child’s kindergarten screening. The dates of the screening are May 4, 5, & 6.

Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday, April 20th.

Kelly Huggins

Noetic Math Challenge

Dear Parent or Guardian:
I am pleased to inform you of an opportunity for our students in grades 2-4 to participate in a challenging math contest sponsored by the Noetic Learning Math Center. Those students who choose to participate will be competing with other students at the same grade level from across the nation! The purpose of the contest is to inspire young students’ interest in math and to convey the message ‘It is COOL to be good at math!’
The NLMC contest will take place on Tuesday, April 14 from 3:45-4:45 at Newell Elementary School. We will meet in the auditorium where each grade level will be escorted to a classroom to take the test. Students will be given 45 minutes to solve 20 challenging math word problems. The top 10% of students in each grade level will be honored on Noetic Learning’s web site. And the top 50% of students will be recognized as well.
If you would like to have additional information about the Noetic Learning Math Contest and view sample problems your child will be working on, please visit the web site at:
I am excited that our school will be participating in the Noetic Learning Math Contest. Our students will help us to show what Newell Elementary students know and can do!
Participation is voluntary, and we do need your permission to release your student’s name to Noetic Learning. Please complete and return the attached permission slip.
You must send in a note to your child’s teacher on the day of the contest that says your child is to go to the contest after school.
Karen Schumacher
Facilitator, Gifted and Talented Program
Noetic Learning Math Contest
Name Release Permission
Student Name_________________________________
Homeroom Teacher _________________________________
Noetic Learning would like to recognize the contest winners by publishing the top 10% students (name, score, school and state) and the top 50% students (name, school and state) on its web site: It is a great honor for your child to be recognized in a national math contest. However, we understand if you don’t wish your child’s name to be displayed. In that case, your teacher will assign a code name to your child, such as, ‘student 04’, and enter him/her as ‘student 04’ to the contest.
___ I grant permission for Noetic Learning to publish my child’s name as described above.
___ I don’t give permission for Noetic Learning to publish my child’s name as described above.
Parent Name _________________________________
Parent Signature _________________________________
Date _________________________________
______________________________will be picking my child up by 4:45. My cell/phone number in case of an emergency is ___________________.