Welcome to Week 32!

Welcome to another week!

Thank you for reading our newsletter and staying in the loop. Lots of end of the year dates are now included in the newsletter - check it all out!

Solar Eclipse

On Monday, our area is expected to experience a partial eclipse. Below is the link to the newsletter shared by our Interim Superintendent, Mr. Tedders.

Solar Eclipse Letter from Interim Superintendent

Please be advised that

  • Movement outside during the eclipse will be limited
  • With this being a partial eclipse, no viewing activities are scheduled at NES
  • We will follow a rainy day dismissal procedure

State Assessments

We concluded the first round of state assessments in writing. Thank you 4th grade families for ensuring perfect attendance during this important assessment!

Here are the dates for the upcoming assessments:

  • 05/01-05/24 F.A.S.T. Reading and Math (Grades 4-5)
  • 05/01-05/24 STAR Reading and Math (Grades K-2)
  • 05/06-05/17 NGSSS Science (Grade 5)

NES Newspaper

April edition of our newspaper, written by our students for our students, was publised this week. It was great to see so much excitement around the campus as students got to read about all the amazing things that take place on our campus.

Thank you Student Council for publishing our newspaper!

Swim Unit

We regret to inform you that due to an issue at the pool, our swim unit is canceled for Monday and Tuesday this week (no swimming was scheduled for Wednesday). 

Students who do not have a permission slip on file at the office will attend regular PE classes. Students who are not dressed to participate in the swim unit will attend library class that day (information about appropriate swim attire and changing procedures is included in the permission slips). A more detailed swim schedule will be shared by grade level teachers.

Here is the link to the Water Safety Notice that was shared with parents at the beginning of the school year. It includes more information about water safety in our community.   

Teddy Bear Fundraiser

The teddy bear fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9. Thank you everyone who signed up!

Incoming Kindergarten Information

We cannot wait to meet our incoming kindergarten students on Tuesday! With most slots taken, a makeup enrollment day is scheduled for Friday, April 19. 

After School Tutoring and Events


  • 3rd Battle of the Books
  • 4th Battle of the Books
  • 5th Math Bowl


  • 3rd Math Bowl
  • 4th Math Bowl
  • 5th Battle of the Books

UPDATE - 4th grade Battle of the Books team will also meet on Thursday this week to gear up for the competition on April 16.

Regular after school tutorial continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays. The last day of after school tutoring is Thursday, April 18.

Earth Day Celebration

Check out the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 13 by Okeechobee Education Foundation. Pre-registration is required. Here is the link to register

Free Breakfast and Lunch       

Here is the menu for the week:



Corn dog mini's / Hawaiian bread sandwiches


Taco Nachos / Pbj


Salisbury Steak / Grilled cheese


Chicken Parmesan / Ham & cheese on Croissant


Pizza / Chicken Patty on bun



Hawaiian bread sandwich


Taco Nachos


Grilled cheese


Chicken Tenders


Max Sticks with marinara


Upcoming Dates at Glance - Now Including Many End of the Year Events

  • 4/9 KG Registration
  • 4/9 Teddy Bear Fundraiser
  • 4/9 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 4/12 Swim Unit starts
  • 4/17 Progress Report Day
  • 4/17 5th Grade YMS Visit
  • 4/18 Last Day of After School Tutorial
  • 4/19 Early Release Day
  • 4/19 KG Registration Makeup Day
  • 4/22 OHS Grad Walk
  • 4/24 NES 4H Speaking Contest
  • 4/25 NES Talent Show 6:30 PM
  • 4/27 Science Olympiad at FAU
  • 5/1 State Assessments Start in K-5
  • 5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/9 SAC Meeting 4 PM
  • 5/14 School Board Meeting 6 PM
  • 5/17 VPK Graduation 
  • 5/21 3rd and 4th Grade Awards
  • 5/22 KG Graduation
  • 5/23 5th Grade Awards and Graduation
  • 5/24 Early Release Day 11:30 AM
  • 5/27 Holiday - No School
  • 5/28 Teacher Plan Day - No Students

More events can be found at http://nes.okee.k12.fl.us/events

Important Documents

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School