May 2019 NDS Notice

Happy May!

It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over! We have some busy days ahead of us, please refer to the "Events" section for upcoming event information.


Due to the M.S. Band/Chorus Concert, AFTERSCHOOL will close at 5:30.


As the end of this school year is drawing close, we would like to extend an opportunity to all current students to attend our Student Academic Camp from Monday, June 3rd to Friday, June 7th from 8:00 am - 11:30 am. This camp is completely voluntary and will not be a required event. If your child should choose to attend this week, they will have the opportunity to meet the next year's teachers, spend time in each classroom learning about what next year will hold for them, and having fun with educational activities. Students who attend will be given a snack time and recess time but will not be offered a lunchtime. In order for our teachers to better prepare for the exciting week, we are asking for you to fill out the attached R.S.V.P. form.


We are excited to be able to offer summer school again this year to students that do not score a 3, 4, or 5 on their Reading or Science End of Grade Tests for grades 4 through 8. The days of remediation will be Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th from 8:00 - 11:30. The End of Grade retakes for 4th-8th grade Reading and Science will be held on the following Monday and Tuesday, June 10th and 11th starting at 8:00 am.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Let's show our NDS Teachers/Staff how much they are appreciated and have some fun!


Monday: High five a teacher/staff member & say "Thank you"

Tuesday: Give a teacher/staff member a hug to say "thank you"

Wednesday: Dress like a "teacher" day

Thursday: Write a teacher/staff member a "thank you" note

Friday: Draw a picture for a teacher/staff member


We have the BEST teachers and staff!

Walk-a-thon Event Information

Our annual walk-a-thon fundraiser begins on Friday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m. Our goal is $35,000. Currently, we have a little under $24,000. Please continue to obtain sponsorship for boots and steps. Each grade level has set individual goal rewards as well. Let's all work together to meet these goals!


We need volunteers to help set up during the day and to help work at the event on both days. Please let Mrs Hatfield (dhatfield@ndschool.org) or Mrs Grindstaff (dgrindstaff@ndschool.org) know if you are available to help.


Camping space will be available, first come first serve basis. You may drive up on the field to set up, and then park in the school parking lot.


Thank you in advance for your support of our school!

MAY 2019

Wednesday, May 1st: 3rd-8th grade MAP testing, Warrior Wednesday, Progress Reports

Thursday, May 2nd: 3rd-8th grade MAP testing, 3rd grade on campus field trip

Friday, May 3rd: 3rd-8th grade MAP testing, 6:30 Band/Chorus Concert in M.S. Auditorium Area

Saturday, May 4th: Little League Sports Recognition on NDS Athletic Field, 12-2 (Bring shareable dessert)

Monday, May 6th: Teacher Appreciation Week, 3rd-8th grade MAP Testing

Tuesday, May 7th: Teacher Appreciation Week, 3rd-8th grade MAP Testing

Wednesday, May 8th: Teacher Appreciation Week, 3rd-8th grade MAP Testing, Warrior Wednesday

Thursday, May 9th: Teacher Appreciation Week, K-2nd grade MAP Testing

Friday, May 10th: Teacher Appreciation Week, K-2nd grade MAP Testing, 2019-20 Student Information Sheets are due, Walk-a-thon begins at 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 11th: Class presentations, Walk-a-thon continues until 4 p.m.

Monday, May 13th: K-2nd grade MAP Testing, "Frog Jumping Day" wear green, bring 4 "green" canned vegetables

Tuesday, May 14th: K-2nd grade MAP Testing, "Dance like a Chicken Day" wear orange & yes we will do the chicken dance that morning! Bring 4 "orange or yellow" canned vegetables.

Wednesday, May 15th: K-2nd grade MAP Testing, WW or "Chocolate Chip Day" wear white, brown, black. Bring 4 canned meat items

Thursday, May 16th: K-2nd grade MAP Testing, "Peace Day" wear purple, bring 4 canned soup items.NDS Board Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.

Friday, May 17th: EC Reading EOG, "It's Go time" wear comfortable relaxing school appropriate clothing (no PJ's) M.S. Sports Recognition at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 20th: EC Math EOG

Tuesday, May 21st: Reading EOG, SIT meeting

Wednesday, May 22nd: Math EOG, WW

Friday, May 24th: 5th & 8th grade Science EOG, 3rd grade Read to Achieve, 1st grade field trip, K field trip, Movie at 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 27th: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28th: K Awards

Wednesday, May 29th: 1st grade Awards, 3rd grade Awards

Thursday, May 30th: 2nd grade Awards/Field trip, 4th grade Awards

Friday, May 31st: 8:30 8th grade Graduation, 5th-8th grade Awards, Tribal Celebration Finale

Early dismissal at 11:45. NO AFTERSCHOOL

Glen Alpine Food Pantry Drive

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EOG Testing Dress Down Days

EOG test days are dress down days for the whole school, Monday, May 20th thru Friday, May 24th. Students may wear school appropriate comfortable and relaxed clothing.

Lost & Found

We have a lot of items in our Lost and Found area. We will have Lost and Found items on display in the Gathering Area thru Monday, June 3rd. Please make a point to drop by and look through the items if you are missing jackets, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. Any remaining items will be donated after June 3rd.

Sunrise Fun Run

The Historic Morganton Sunrise Fun Run will be on Saturday, September 7th. Forms and money can be turned in at any time prior to August 30th, this is before the 2019-20 school year starts. NDS has had the most participants for the last 4 years, help us carry on this tradition by turning in forms and money before the end of the school year. Sign up today! Forms may be obtained from Coach Brooks or in the front lobby.

NDS Board

The Board is accepting applications for several open Board positions. Click here for more information and application.


NDS Board meeting on Thursday, May 16th at 4:00 p.m. in the Wilkerson Auditorium.

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Athletic Boosters & PE

Thank you to all the Volunteers who helped with our Field Day this year. The students enjoyed their day on the field with you, staff, and classmates.


NDS Little League Recognition event will be held Saturday, May 4th from 12-2 p.m. on the NDS Atheltic field across from the school. Please bring a shareable dessert and lawn chairs.


May 17th is our NDS M.S. Athletic Sports Banquet in the M.S. Cafeteria Area at 6 p.m. Please bring a shareable dessert. Please RSVP to Coach Brooks at 813-215-4879 or mbrooks@ndschool.org by May 10th.


In P.E. students are finishing up the Presidential Fitness Challenge testing. Our students have worked hard to achieve national standards for push-ups, sit-ups, flexibility testing, and running.


We finished our American Heart Association campaign with $5,435.00. From our achievements with the AHA, our school will receive up to $800 of equipment/supplies. Thank you for all the donations and helping our students live heart-healthier lives.


See "Summer Activities" section for NDS Warrior Summer Camp information.

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Congratulations to the M.S. Soccer team in their efforts for a great season! Thanks for all the support from parents and our coaches! After the playoff game on Tuesday, April 30th, the team went out to eat at the Moose Cafe in Asheville. Go Warriors!

Local Summer Activities

Don't forget about our Summer Warrior Camp, click here for registration and information forms.


Free Summer Movies at Marquee Cinemas begins on Tuesday, June 18th. The first weeks movie options are: Hotel Transylvania and The Secret Life of Pets.
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