Friday, September 2, 2016
We're back! It's been great to see friends and colleagues after summer vacation. The first (very short) week of school got off to a fantastic start! Children came to school ready to learn. We are also enjoying becoming acquainted with new students.
We have staff news that we are very excited about too. First, Ms. Renaud (guidance) is now Mrs. Weeks, summer marriage(!). Ms. Week's email address is now firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Stewart is teaching Kindergarten this year. Mrs. Hingston is in Special Ed. Additions to our staff are: Ms. Philbrook, Grade 4 teacher; Ms. Hunter, music teacher and chorus; and Mr. Johnston, music with a focus on band. Welcome!
Some parents have asked about school meals. Prices and information are in the NCS HANDBOOK (see pg. 21-22). Forms to apply for free or reduced lunches went home today. Be sure to send the form back to school if this applies to your family.
You can see your child's lunch history and balance by logging in to your personal mySCHOOLBUCKS account. New families to NCS will receive access information to create your account. Meals should be paid in advance. You can accomplish this by sending a check/cash to school (clearly marked as lunch money with the student's name) or paying online through your mySchoolbucks account.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO SUMMER READERS: Congratulations to students who participated and completed summer reading goals. You should turn your reading log in to Mrs. Harriman by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. This is a firm date for those participating in the summer reading celebration.
Enjoy a long weekend!