Friday, February 16, 2018

February Break is upon us!

Grade 5--Chinese New Year!
Dear Families,

Have an enjoyable February vacation! Here are a few things to keep in mind when we return to school on Monday, February 26:  
  • 7/8 grade group 1 will climb at Kieve. ALL 7/8 and CAL students should have returned a permission slip, regardless of the date these classes climb.
  • A Dr. Seuss Green Eggs & Ham celebration for Kindergarten is on Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • Kieve after school activities continue Sign Up for Kieve
  • Archery Club begins for grades 5-8 on Friday, March 2.
Parents, have you visited the Community Info for Families link also located on the school's website? It's a resource connecting information for families by local groups and has been recently updated. (Be sure to scroll down and/or view recent February posts.)  http://ncskidscommunityinfo.blogspot.com/


February 14--We made it to the 100th day of school!

There was an air of excitement in the halls the other morning as grades K-4 traveled in mixed groups to a variety of activity stations. Everything had something to do with 100 relating to math, movement, academics or art. The lobby became a museum filled with student collections.  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February

Last week's Red Cross Blood Drive was a success! Eighth grade volunteers were on hand to help set up, sign in visitors, and offer snacks.

Congratulations to our basketball teams on a great season! The girls finished in 2nd place with 11 wins, 3 losses. The boys wrapped up their season in 3rd place with 11 wins, 5 losses. 

Kieve after school activities continue to be a popular FREE option offered to our families. To view the after school schedule and/or sign up, KIEVE AFTER SCHOOL DETAILS  Space is still available in most groups. 

The kindergarten has been invited to a special Valentine's event with residents of Lincoln Home. That's coming up next Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Next week is also 100 day. As of this moment, the 100th day of school is set to land on Wednesday, Feb. 14th (subject to change due to weather, if you catch my drift.) Some years, 100 day is like a moving target! K-4 students will have a variety activities to commemorate the day. There is always a little excitement in the air as small groups rotate between stations involving math, movement, and other academic/fun offerings. In addition, any collections of 100 that students want to share are displayed in the "lobby museum."  Hooray for 100 day!

K-6th graders are participating in Jump Rope for Heart this month. READ MORE about JRFH

Mrs. Week's WINTER NEWSLETTER is out this week including some thoughts and suggestions on managing stress that parents sometimes find helpful.
Did you know that our school webpage has a community link for families to let you know about offerings for kids/community members?   COMMUNITY INFO FOR FAMILIES

We'd still love to have some extra snowpants in the office to provide when someone needs a pair for recess. If you have an outgrown pair that you would like to donate, thank you!





Friday, January 26, 2018

Hello!


Most days the weather clearly dictates indoor or outdoor recess. When it's raining cats and dogs, or we find ourselves bracing from an artic freeze, everyone knows it'll be indoor recess. Occasionally, though, the decision takes more thought as we weigh the thrill of fresh air and sunshine with temperature and windchill. Today was one of those days when a decision had to be made. It reminds me how fortunate we are here at NCS. Our school is a community. We strive to serve all children when the decisions are made. The students and families are not numbers, they are human beings. We notice and celebrate individual accomplishments. That is special!

Speaking of winter weather, we are experiencing a shortage of extra snowpants. It's nice to have a few extras on hand. If anyone has an outgrown pair of snowpants and would like to donate them to school, please send them in. 

Kieve after school activities continue into February and March. They are free to Nobleboro students. The schedule and sign-up sheet is on this link:  KIEVE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 

Wednesday afternoon, January 31, our school will host a Red Cross Blood Drive (for adults). Here are the details:  LINK TO BLOOD DRIVE INFO (It's a recent post on our Community page.)



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

NCS Geo Bee Winner!

 Alden H, NCS Geo Bee Winner
No School Monday--Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Here's a recent link from the nurse regarding CDC flu information:   CDC INFO SHEET

Letter to Families from our NPTO (THANK YOU!)

Dear NCS Famlies,


Give a big RAH-RAH-RAH for our new NCS “Lions Pride” bags!

This year the NPTO will provide every NCS student and teacher with a nifty gift – your very own NCS bag!  These totes can be used to carry that “stuff” home from school that usually winds up on the ground due to lack of extra hands.  You know these things: snow gear, extra gym shoes, jackets, lunch items, art projects, homework and books…you name it!  To parents, we recommend encouraging your kids to bring these bags back to school daily to lend a helping hand when they need it most.

We invite everyone to use these totes daily to show your Lions Pride!  GO GREEN!

Chris Cash, NPTO President & Brittany Carter, Vice President