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Needmore Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Week of September 26-30

A note from the principal...

Hello Needmore Families!

Our carnival is Friday evening, Sept. 30 from 5:30-8:00. It is sure to be a good time! Hope to see you there.

Remember to order your spirit wear before Oct. 2! All of the information is below. There are many more colors, styles, and options on the ordering link so be sure to check it out! Think about doing early Christmas shopping for your child or your child's teacher. All sales will be delivered to school and sent home with students. If you have a holiday gift with your order that you want to be a surprise, call the office so we can set that item aside. We can call you to pick it up rather than send home with your kiddo.

Some upcoming events in October are the Scholastic Book Fair, Fall Break, Fall Safety Week, and Parent Teacher Conferences.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Petty

Needmore Principal

Dates to Remember

Sept. 30- PTO Fall Festival 5:30-8:00

Oct. 2- Spirit Wear sale ends

Oct. 3-7- Scholastic Book Fair

Oct. 4- PTO meeting at 6:00 in the cafeteria

Oct. 10-14- Fall Break

Oct. 17- Fall Safety Week at Needmore

Oct. 18- Picture Day

Oct. 18, 19, 20- Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 1 & 2- Basketball tryouts for 5th & 6th grade boys and girls

Nov. 8- Virtual Learning Day for students at home

Lunch Accounts

To add money to your student's lunch account to pay by credit card, click here for the Meal Magic Portal.

News from the Cafeteria

Needmore Families,

Just a friendly reminder that we have begun to introduce alacarte healthy snacks for purchase after lunch is completed. These are extra food items the kids can have in addition to their regular lunch. Students may not purchase alacarte (extras) if their account is in the negative. Any money brought in by students goes toward a negative balance if there is one on their account in order to make the account current. Their account has to be set up to allow alacarte purchases and this has to be done by a parent or guardian.

Students must give any money for accounts (coins, check, cash) to the homeroom teacher each morning. This can be in an envelope or baggie labeled with the child's name. Students may not bring any form of money into the cafeteria. All money goes through staff hands between the teacher, office, or kitchen staff.

Thank you,

Stacy Jones

NES Kitchen Manager

Spirit Wear Sale Sept. 19-Oct. 2

The sale will be Sept. 19 through Oct. 2. Paper order forms will not used this year. All ordering is online. Flyers will be sent home with students showing just some of the options. MANY more options, colors, and styles are shown online.

Be sure to take a look at all the items. There are shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, cinch bags, water bottles, and much more. These would make great Christmas gifts for your kids or even your child's teacher! Think of your getting some holiday shopping done early.

Click HERE to view the options to order online or scan the QR code below.

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Important Information about cell phones and smart watches

Our school rule and policy regarding student cell phones is that if a child has a cell phone at school it must remain powered off inside their backpack during the entire school day. Cell phones are not allowed to be used by students at any time during school hours. There are no exceptions to this rule. If a child has their cell phone out, it will be confiscated by a staff member and given to the office. The child's parent will be notified to come to school to pick it up.

Some students have smart watches that are worn to school. Our policy and rule regarding this style of watch is that a student may wear the watch to use it for telling time. If a student is seen using their smart watch to access apps, send text messages, or make phone calls, the student will be asked to remove their watch and turn it into the office. The child's parent will be notified to come to school to pick it up.

These rules are in place to protect students, prohibit access to non-school related material, and maximize student learning.

Carnival help needed!

Sign up to help at our school carnival by clicking this link.

The carnival is this Friday, Sept. 30 from 5:30-8:00. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Kids may not be dropped off without an adult chaperone.

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School Wide Procedures

Needmore and other NLCS school use the PBIS model to support positive behavior for students. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports. To learn more about this effective model, click here to read more information.

Procedure review for the week of Sept. 26-30 Assembly Procedures

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls will be held Nov. 1st and Nov. 2nd. Stay tuned for more details.



Physical forms can be picked up in the office.

Parent Teacher Conferences

The end of the first grading period is Friday, Oct. 7.

Report cards will be given to familes at parent teacher conferences. These conferences will be held on Oct. 18, 19, or 20. Teachers will reach out to families to schedule a time for your conference. Bring any questions you have to the conference. Remember to check in at the office when you arrive for your scheduled time.

Community Robotics League

Read the flyers below about how to participate in Robotics in the Lawrence County community. These are non-school groups hosted by Superior Steam for different age groups.
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TBRI Parent Workshop

NLCS is offering a valuable workshop for families that supports the work we do in our schools with our students. Scan the QR code below to fill out the survey if you are interested in attending this meaningful session.
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Our School Theme This Year....Be the Good in the World!

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