Thursday, February 16, 2017

Phin's Fins--K-4 100 Day Celebration is 2/17

The 100th day of school is a milestone in the Kindergarten-Grade 4 school year.  Thanks to interesting weather and cancellations, the day has moved around on our calendar, Scheduling the celebration has been a challenge!  It has been decided that Friday morning, February 17, will be a great way to stay engaged in learning right before the vacation break.

K-4 children celebrate the day by visiting "stations" that involve math, literacy, or movement, all of which relate to 100. Students are encouraged to share a collection of 100 that they've prepared ahead of time for display in the lobby.  The picture above is Phin's 2017 100 collection.

A note:   Today's snow day (Thursday 2/16) cancels school activities.

Thursday, 2/16 NO SCHOOL

UPDATE:   School is cancelled today.  No School Thursday, 2/16/2017.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tuesday, 2/14, UPDATE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017.   UPDATE:   There will be NO SCHOOL today.    Some roads are not passable throughout the area due to accumulation and drifting snow.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Reporting from School


The weather certainly has become a popular topic of conversation this week. It's a pleasure to blog about something other than school cancellation/delay business! Hopefully, the beauty of white snow and blue skies still outshines the inconvenience caused by storms in your mind. At NCS, we try to get right back to the business of school after a snow day or delay.   Looking ahead . . .

  • Grade 1 students meet with Lincoln Home residents on Tuesday for a special valentines get-together.
  • The 100th day of school is approaching (It sometimes feels like it's a moving target).  K-4 grade students will celebrate 100th day with activities related to math, reading and movement. Always an enjoyable time!
  • Books for Bikes. Your 3-6 grade student will be able to tell you more about this program next week. It's a great time to unveil the program--before snowy weather and February vacation.
  • February vacation is the following week, 2/20-2/24.
A few reminders:  
  • The bus circle should be clear of vehicles for buses when they are arriving and leaving (7:30-8:30 am and 2:00-3:00 pm).  If we have a delay, please keep the revised arrival time in mind too. (It's very expensive to pass a school bus with lights/stop sign on--whether out on the road or in the circle--currently about $500 fine.)
  • We appreciate your call/emails by 9 am when your child is out, late, or has a change in normal dismissal routine.  
  • Sometimes circumstances change during the school year, and if you think your family may be eligible for free or reduced lunch, it's okay to submit an application at any time during the school year.  Contact the office if you have questions.
Keep warm this weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017