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October 8, 2021 9th Edition

Upcoming Dates


  • 10/11-10/15 - Fall Break ( NO SCHOOL)
  • 10/21 NVE Storybook Parade (more details below)
  • 10/25 Big Head Pizza Night (more details below)
  • 10/29 Positive Book Character Day
  • 11/1 Big Head Pizza Night

Jennings County Middle School Archery

Calling all 6th, 7th and 8th grade archers. There will be sign-ups at the Jennings County Public Library on October 20th, 2021 from 7:30-8:00pm. We will meet in conference room 1.

There will be forms to fill out for archers in the 6th, 7th or 8th grades that would like to try out for the middle school archery team.

This year our practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sand Creek Elementary from 6-7pm or 7-8pm.

Big Head Pizza Night (flyer)

Two dates! Order for one or both! 4pm-9pm. Mention NVE and we earn 15%.

Park Theatre Civic Center is OPEN

The movie this weekend is Addams Family 2. Show times are Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm and Sunday @ 2pm.


If you would like to purchase tickets in advance for a movie the box office is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-5pm and on Saturday from 10am-1pm.


Masks are required while walking around inside, but not while you are seated.


Prices have not changed, going to the park theatre is a great value.

Boys & Girls Club Fall Break

A flyer is being sent home with your child about the Fall Break program the Boys & Girls Club is offering. Boys & Girls Club will be open Fall Break, October 11-15. Club hours will be 6:30am-5:30pm. Location: NVE Cost: $35 for the week or $10 per day

YOUR CHILD WILL NEED TO BRING LUNCH AND A WATER BOTTLE.

Contact: tabitha@bgcjennings.org to sign up.

FREE Breakfast & Lunch

JCSC has the opportunity to offer free breakfast and free lunch to all students again this year. Please take advantage of this exciting and nutritional service! The only thing that would cost money is if your student got an extra milk for $0.50 each.

5th Grade Boys Basketball Coach Needed

NVE is looking for a 5th grade boys basketball coach for this upcoming basketball season. If you are interested in coaching, please call Nick Hill at 812-346-4903 for details and to volunteer.
Storybook Parade (flyer)

Join in the fun at the NVE Storybook Parade on Thursday, October 21.

Positive Book Character Day

Dress up like your favorite character from your favorite book at school. Bring your book with you on October 29th.

Zoey Stroup Gold Award Project Benefit

The Zoey Stroup Gold Award Project is Handicap Swings for Special Needs Kids. Zoey wants to put handicap swings in all of the Jennings County Schools.


There will be a benefit at Scipio Fire Station on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11:00am - 5:00pm. Enjoy a pork BBQ meal for $8.00. There are also sides, chips, drinks and desserts available for purchase.

Bus Policy Update

Students are not currently allowed to ride the school bus with a friend after school. This is a measure that is being taken to keep bus spacing and prevent the spread of Covid. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Box Tops for Education (Flyer)

Help raise money for your school! All you have to do is scan your receipts after shopping. See the flyer for more information. Thank you to our NVE PTO for creating another way for us to support our students!

Boys & Girls Club of Jennings County (link)

Aftercare is available at NVE every day until 5:30pm. Cost is $50 for the entire year. Before care is also available from 5:30am - class starts. Cost is $5/day or $20/wk. For more info email tabitha@bgcjennings.org

Waterford Pre-K Program (flyer)

Waterford Upstart is a school-readiness program that teaches preschool-ages children basic skills they need in reading, math, and science. If interested visit waterford.org/upstart.

Water Bottles

Students are able to have and should have a water bottle during the school day. Proper hydration is crucial to students being able to focus and learn and this year, with the water fountains not usable, our bottle fillers are the only source of water for students. We give students a disposable cup if they forgot their water bottle but please make sure your student has a water bottle to use at school regularly. This will help with healthy learning habits

IMPORTANT: Car Pick Up Safety

"As you wait in line to drop off or pick up students at NVE, please make sure that you are staying on the correct side of the road. Even though it may be tempting to "jump line" by driving on the opposite side of the road to get into our parking lot, this creates a very dangerous situation for oncoming traffic on such a narrow road. Please model patience, grace and safety for our students as you drop off and pick up your student. We appreciate your help in making NVE a safer place!"

Title 1 Literacy Tip of the Week

Take a trip to the library and help your child to find books, audio books and magazines that they will enjoy reading - books about their favorite musician, movie star, sports celebrity or other role model.

Birthday Celebrations

Just a quick reminder, that if your student will be celebrating a birthday and you are wanting to bring classroom celebration goodies, please check-in with your students teacher for a good day to bring those in. Also, the goodies will need to be individually wrapped and store bought.


Thank You!