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Fill yer sails with the amazing work of ye mateys at NP3!

May 16, 2016

This video rocks! watch it! Do it!

Yassss! NP3 rocks with the AMAZING support we have within the classroom! Aurora, Maria, Jen and Sharon provide so many opportunities that we wouldn't otherwise have! Let's talk extra support in the classroom!


Consider these thoughts and questions as you watch the video:

  • Holy learning target! How did the teacher in the video add to her target to show how students can meet it?
  • Holy support with multiple educators in the classroom! How did the teacher utilize adult support in her classroom to enhance instruction and student learning?
  • Holy strategies! How are the bookmark questions useful for students determining importance in their reading? How could you use a twist on this strategy for a skill or knowledge you'd like students to learn in your content area?
  • Holy facilitation! How did the type of prompts and wording of the prompts support student discussion?

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

  • Trash-Pick-Up: 5/17 Michaelis & Ms. S; 5/18 Silas & Thao; 5/20 is Snelling.

  • College Fair: 8th grade College Fair is Friday 5/27. This is an all Advisory afternoon. 6th and 7th will rotate through. Stay tuned for rotation schedule.

  • Elections: Are held on 5/23 in the Gym. This is an all advisory/no enrichment afternoon. 6th/7th head to the Gym, 8th needs to work on College Fair in advisories.

  • Math Skills & Assessment for incoming 6th graders: Reminder 6th grade teachers 4pm Tues 5/17. Thank you for your help.



Share with Advisees:

  • Parent Survey 2016: We value your opinion and feedback! Please take a moment and respond to some questions (if you haven't done so already)! Thank you for your support! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/np3parentsurvey2016

  • 8th Grade Promotion: 8th Grade Promotion is Friday June 3rd: Promotion will start at 9:00am. 8th grade parents you may take your child with you following the ceremony. A number of students have asked about dress code for the event. Dress Code for promotion is as follows: Girls: Semi Formal attire-Dresses, blouses, skirts, and dress pants are all appropriate (Shoulders/Backs/Midriffs MUST BE COVERED, NO T-SHIRTS, JEANS, OR SHORTS), Boys: Semi Formal attire-Khakis, Slacks, button up dress shirts, ties are optional (NO T-SHIRTS, JEANS, OR SHORTS) ***For clarification or in case you are in need of the above options please see Ms. Silas or Ms. Edwards.

  • Bike Doc Station: Bike Doc is coming to NP3, Thursday, May 19th, after school from 1-4:30 pm. Spring is upon us and that means better weather for riding your bike to school. This event will feature Bike Doc – a mobile bike shop on wheels. Just bring your bike (only one bike per person), and let a professional mechanic fix ‘er up. Plus, brand new helmets will be on sale for only $5! This event is first-come, first-served, and bike repair will be limited to event times, so come early if possible. All major repairs will be referred to a bike shop. See attached flyer!

  • Stay Cool as You Ride: If you ride your bike to school on 5/20 & 5/27, stop by after school by the gym to get ice cream on your way out!

  • Bike Breakfast: On May 20th Breakfast will be available from 7:40-7:55 for kids who ride their bikes to school. Yah for Bike Month!

  • Student Government Elections: Will be held on 5/20 during Advisory/enrichment. Winners will be announced on 5/23.

  • Booster Announcement: Boosters is looking for a new booster middle school vice president. Be the liaison between middle school teachers, parents, Booster Board and members. Have fun! Boosters are a great group of people to hang out with! Please contact Giao with any questions or if you are interested! Giao_villalobos@hotmail.com.

  • Project Guardian: April’s Project Guardian focused on Kindness to Others. The Guardian of the Month and all of the student nominees exhibited kindness to others in a variety of ways and we thank them for being at Kind and at Level D, even when they thought no one was watching. April's Guardian winner was Kristen Chung from Mrs. Missio’s Advisory. We are so proud of you! Nominations for May are due to Ms. Silas on 5/23.

  • 8th Grade College Fair: We are looking for parents to volunteer and help judge our 8th grade college fair Friday, May 27, 2016 from 1-3pm. Please email Ms. Clark if you are interested or have any questions at rclark@natomas.k12.ca.us.

  • Library Announcements: Last day to check out library books is May 16th. All library books must be turned in to Mrs. Kidd by May 20th.

  • Yearbook Announcements: To reserve your paperback copy of the yearbook, orders are due ASAP! $25 cash or check. Copies are limited!