News at NES

February 2019

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Brady Sackett



Twitter: @BradySackett

Dennis Oswald

Assistant Principal


Twitter: @MrOswald_NES

Character Trait for February is R-E-S-P-E-C-T

NES students will be learning about respect as our character focus for February. The word "respect" will be highlighted in all classrooms including specials. Students will learn about the importance of acknowledging the thoughts, wishes, rights and traditions of others. All students will receive a classroom lesson during Enrichment class this month too. Please continue the conversation at home and share ways that students can show respect at school, at home, and in their community.

Valentine's Parties Information

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at Norton Elementary School by hosting classroom parties on February 15. Each classroom party will use a limited amount of parent volunteers. Please contact the assigned P.A.C. room parent on becoming a party volunteer.

Parents/guardians are permitted to attend the student parties as guests. To avoid overcrowding in the classrooms, we ask that guests RSVP for the event and limit participation to parents/guardians.

Students are expected to remain at school after the classroom parties. The office will document any student absences due to students being signed out. The schedule for the parties is listed below.

3rd and 4th Grades

Friday, February 15, 2019 Doors open at 9:30 am, party times 10:00 am-11:00 am

1st and 2nd Grades

Friday, February 15, 2019 Doors open at 1:00 pm, party times 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

4th Grade Parent Meeting

NES welcomes all 4th grade parents that would like to assist in planning the 4th grade end of year party to attend a meeting on Monday, February 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the NES cafeteria. At this meeting, we will decide on a date and begin the collaborative process of planning a fun day for our 4th graders before they head off to the middle school. We hope to see you there.

The Dentist is Coming to NES

NES has joined with the Ohio Dental Outreach program to offer in-school dental care. Dental care is available on February 25. Please return your permission slip to the office no later than February 11 if you are interested. Please contact the office if you are in need of an additional application form and permission slip.

Save the Date - Art Show

NES, NPS, and P.A.C. are trying a new event this year! Families from both Norton Primary and Norton Elementary Schools can view student art, enjoy ice cream, and support P.A.C. through our art show and classroom basket raffle. To accommodate parking, this event will be held at NORTON MIDDLE SCHOOL on Friday, March 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Information on ticket sales will be coming home soon.

Career Gallery Walk

NES held its 2nd annual Career Gallery Walk for all students in grades 1-4. Students had the opportunity to think about their own interests and how it may connect to future employment. Student visited different stations to learn about a variety of fields of study and interacted with high school students that are currently involved in career tech classes. NES students asked questions and learned how career tech classes can prepare them for the work force, additional training, and college. For more information on career tech classes offered through the 4 city compact, please call Norton High School.

NES Spotlight-Helping Hands

NES takes pride in offering a number of services to support student learning. We affectionately call this area of our school the "Helping Hands" area. Students who qualify receive regular service in speech, language, auditory processing, hearing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and counseling. We are proud of the daily work that is completed by these professionals to support our NES students.
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MAP Testing Near Complete

NES utilizes MAP (Measure Academic Progress) testing 3 times a year to assess students growth. Students in grades 1-3 will take the MAP test in reading and math throughout the month of January and into February. Teachers analyze results to drive whole class instruction, prescribe specific remediation strategies for students, and guide enrichment opportunities for students who excel. Your teacher will be providing MAP growth results to families once complete. Please contact your teacher or the office with questions regarding MAP growth results.

OST Scores Are In

OST family reports have arrived. NES teachers will be sending reports home with students. Students in 3rd grade need to reach a minimum score on the OST (677 overall or 45 on reading score) to be promoted to 4th grade. Students who do not reach the minimum state score can be promoted to 4th grade with a MAP score of 193 or higher. Please contact the office with any questions.

February Dates

2/1 Career Gallery Walk

2/4 4th Grade Parent Meeting (planning for 4th grade end of year party)

2/8 3rd Grade Dental Hygiene Presentations

2/15 Valentines Parties (Grade 3/4 10:00 am -- Grades 1/2 1:30 pm)

2/18 No School - Presidents' Day

2/25 2nd Grade Dental Hygiene Presentations

2/25 NES Dentist Visits