NBMS February Parent Newsletter

From the Principal:

It is the time that we begin looking ahead in many ways. You will notice below that I have provided all important events that are scheduled for the rest of the school year. I'm sure a few more things will pop up, but I wanted to give you as much information as we have right now. Please consider these dates when you are planning doctor appointments, vacations, and things that you have going on at home. It is very important that our students are at school as much as possible during the spring semester. We have several days devoted to state testing and all the time leading up to those dates is for preparation. We also have several incentives in place to help motivate our students to work hard. Time away from instruction hurts their chances of earning these incentives.

In the coming weeks, we will begin having conversations about scheduling next year. Students will bring home a choice sheet to sign up for classes.

I hope you have noticed your child reading more. We have started the Accelerated Reader program here at NBMS and students are reading all over the place! Our library is open before school and throughout the school day for students to check out books. We have added many new books this year to our collection.

If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to call us. As always, it is a great day to be a LION!

Yours in education,

Lindsay Skinner, Principal

Upcoming Dates for your Calendar

2/11/19: (TONIGHT) 8th Grade Dance Parent Planning Meeting 6:00 NBMS Library

2/12/19: (TOMORROW) Cheer Tryout Parent Informational Meeting 6:30 NBMS Cafeteria

2/14/19: Valentines Day Parent Breakfast 7:30 - 8:00

2/15/19: Last Day to sign up for NBYSA Summer League Baseball, Softball, & T-Ball

2/18/19: President's Day - School Holiday

2/24/19: 1:30 pm Cheer Tryouts

2/25/19: Track Meet Girls in New Boston, Boys in Hooks after school

3/2/19: Jr. Vase Competition at Redwater Jr. High School

3/4/19: Track Meet Girls in Paul Pewitt, Boys in New Boston after school

3/8/19: NBMS Sadie Hawkins Dance 6:30 - 8:30

3/ 11 - 15/19: SPRING BREAK

3/18/19: Track Meet Grils in DeKalb, Boys in Paul Pewitt after school

3/20/19: TELPAS testing for our ESL students

3/25/19: Track Meet Girls in Hooks, Boys in DeKalb after school

4/1/19: District Track Meet (Boys and Girls) in Paul Pewitt during school

4/9/19: 7th Grade Writing STAAR test

8th Grade Math STAAR test

4/10/19: 8th Grade Reading STAAR test

4/19/19: Bad Weather Day Holiday (if not used)

5/7/19: Algebra 1 EOC Test

5/6-10/19: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/13/19: 6th & 7th Grade STAAR Math test

5/14/19: 6th & 7th Grade STAAR Reading test

5/15/19: 8th Grade STAAR Science test

5/16/19: 8th Grade STAAR Social Studies test

5/20-24/19: Fun Week - we have several fun events planned for students

5/24/19: Last Day of School - Early Release

Faces on Campus

Ms. Ashley Thompson has recently joined our NBMS staff. She is serving as our receptionist. Ashley is a New Boston native and serves our community through many volunteer events. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and being involved with her church.

We are so glad to have Ashley at NBMS! She truly loves our kids and they love her!