NES Celebrates CARES & Field Day-Friday, May 29th

The students and staff of NES took time today to enjoy the beautiful weather and to recognize our students for their acts of kindness throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

For the first time in NES history, we are holding a CARES & Field Day Celebration. Our outdoor fields has been transformed and are playing stations for games like Potato Sack Races,
Javelin Throw, Pizza Relay, Water Balloon Toss, Holey Waterfall and Knock It Off. Our kids are having a blast!!

A very SPECIAL THANK YOU TO…

Our OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIALISTS: MR. MATT NEMETH & MR. DAN DEPOTO who organized and facilitated today’s activities.

Our PTA for donating the sweet ice treats.

Our Parent Volunteers who gave their time to assist with the playing stations.

This day would not be possible without your support–THANK YOU!

FD Kids 2

FD Kids 3

FD Kids
Teachers FD

PARCC Testing Begins Monday, May 4th

May 1, 2015

PARCC ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Dear Newell Elementary Parents/Guardians,

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

Over the next two weeks, our third and fourth grade students will be participating in the PARCC End of Year (EOY) Assessments for Language Arts and Math. If you’d like to review the PARCC EOY test samples and resources, please take time to visit the PARCC website- http://www.parcconline.org/resources. 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 Monday, May4thand complete testing on Wednesday, May 6th. Our 3rdgraders will begin testing on Thursday, May 7thand conclude on Monday, May 11th. Make-up testing for both 3rd and 4th grade will take place May 12th-26th.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.

Regards,

Tara Silva
Vice Principal

NES Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off

NES staff and students attending our Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off Assembly this afternoon. NES students are faced with the challenge of reading 3,200,000 minutes this summer. Students can begin logging minutes on Monday, May 4th. Please be sure to read the letter that was sent home with your child this week noting how to log minutes and password information. And, be sure to ask your child what I have agreed to do if they meet the reading challenge…fun, fun, fun!

Mrs. Huggins