NCE Family Newsletter

January 13, 2023

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General Updates

  • All medication needs to go through the nurses office- this includes cough drops and cough syrup. Please do not send students to school with their own opened medications.

    If you have not yet submitted the yearly emergency card for your student, we ask that you do so immediately. Your student will be unable to receive over-the-counter medications without your signed permission on the emergency card. The school nurse is unable to accept verbal permission from parents. You may request a copy the emergency card from your school, if necessary.

  • Thanks to the Delaware Division of Public Health, Colonial will be providing each student and staff member with one free COVID test kit for use if your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, will be gathering with friends and family during the winter break, or before your student returns to school. Test kits will be sent home with students prior to the start of winter break.
Student Absence Form

If your child has been or is going to be absent for an upcoming appointment or any other reason, you can submit that information by clicking the button above.

Prevent Child Abuse Delaware- B.E. S.M.A.R.T. Lessons

Student will receive PCAD lessons this week. All lessons are presented in a tasteful and nonthreatening manner and utilize age appropriate materials. All programs cover good and bad touches, safe people and safety rules and include interactive activities.

Pre-K and Kindergarten - PA Bear

  • Learn about different types of feelings

  • Learn the difference between public/private places

  • Learn that we all have four private places

  • Differentiate between good, bad and secret touches

  • Identify the three safety rules

  • Identify safe people

First and Second Grades

Same objectives as kindergarten plus:

  • Identify the difference between secrets and surprises

  • Know to always check first

  • Identify characteristics of a safe person

  • Identify safe people inside and outside of the home

  • Define the “uh-oh” feeling

Third and Fourth Grades

Same objectives as above plus:

  • Identify the four types of child abuse

  • Identify what to do in dangerous situations related to abuse in the home, online or in the community

  • Identify what to do when you get the “uh-oh” feeling

  • Identify behaviors displayed by a safe person

Fifth Grade

Same objectives as above plus:

  • Define boundaries

  • Identify when boundaries are being violated

  • Identify what to do when boundaries are violated

To Our Kindergarten Parents

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To Our 1st and 2nd Grade Parents

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To Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents

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Breakfast and Lunch are provided FREE OF CHARGE for all students!

All students will have access to a free breakfast and lunch every day!

Be mindful that even if your child brings breakfast and/or lunch with them, we CANNOT DENY students access to the meals that we have in school, so if you do not want them to eat a school breakfast/lunch or have concerns about the possibility of them eating a double lunch (the one that bring from home and what we offer in school) and ending up with a tummy ache, please have that conversation with your scholar. :-)

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Keep in touch with REMIND!

REMIND is a text messaging app that allows the school to send quick text reminders. To join, click the appropriate grade level link below. We will share when busses leave everyday via the REMIND app!


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade


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