Friday, December 22, 2017

Early Dismissal on 12/22

Because of weather predictions, school will dismiss at 11:30 am today.   We will proceed with dismissal directions given by families at the beginning of the year for early dismissal unless we hear otherwise this morning by email or phone.  

Best wishes!   Have a safe, friendly and restful holiday break. . . 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We are LOVING that fluffy, white stuff. . .

Granted, not everyone embraces the snow, but most of the kids love to get outdoors after lunch for some fresh air and fun. Yesterday, for instance, the fluffy white stuff turned into the perfect medium for rolling HUGE white sculptures.  Kids of all ages enjoyed the scene. They couldn't wait to get back out to the playground today!

Perhaps this is a perfect time to mention that students should come to school prepared for the weather. Snowpants, boots, hats, mittens are appropriate gear to fully enjoy winter weather. The happiest snow-time recess periods occur when everyone can participate!

The 2017 Parent Survey is still accepting responses. If you haven't taken time to share your thoughts, we hope you will take a few minutes now to complete the survey.  We hope to have input from all families. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

We're preparing for our guests!

Everyone's ready for tonight's Winter Arts Festival! Families, we hope you'll join us for a special NCS seasonal event. The "Winter Birds" (pictured above) are preparing for a visual arts performance. All K-gr 5 students should be in their classrooms at 6pm.  Band and Senior Chorus meet in the music room to warm up at 6pm.   The program begins at 6:15 pm.   

The NPTO book fair is open just before and after the concert.   If you are here beforehand, we hope you'll enjoy the student art on display in the halls.   

Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful occasion for students!

Grade 6 students continue to collect spare change for their Heifer International service project. They wish to help struggling families in Asia and Africa (an area of study within their class).   You'll find a donation jar in the lobby until December 22. If you are interested in making a contribution, thank you!  Checks may be made payable to NCS.

We DO APPRECIATE your time in completing the 2017 PARENT SURVEY.  Your thoughts and feedback are valued. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2017-2018 Parent Survey

Parents and guardians:   Please take a few minutes to give us feedback about your family's thoughts about our school.   2017-2018 PARENT SURVEY

Student Message

Donate today!!!
The sixth grade class is raising money for the Heifer Project. The Heifer Project is an organization that is using the money they collect to buy animals for poor people all over the world. Some of the animals that are going to be purchased with the money they raise are chickens, goats, sheep, and also ducks to name a few. The animals are used to get food like meat, eggs, and milk. Those families will also be making  profits by selling animals and eggs. Please donate what you can! We will have cans set up around the school for you to put spare change in during  the next few weeks. Thanks for the donations, 6th grade!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Here's your INVITATION to the WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL/concert to be held on Thursday, December 14 at 6:15 pm!  

K-5 students meet in their classrooms at 6pm.  Band and Sr. Chorus students warm up in the Music Room at 6pm.  The Arts Festival/Concert is a special event for students, and it's our pleasure to share seasonal performances with friends and families that evening. 

The NPTO book fair will be arriving soon. It will be open next week, 12/11-12/15 immediately before and after school.

Trimester 1 grades go out this Friday, December 8.   Parents of K-4 parents should initial and return the report card envelope.  A gentle reminder that we must hear from you (by 9am) if your child will be late or absent on any school day.