New Carlisle Elementary News

May 2021


May 3-7 - Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 - Virtual Students State Science Test (5th)

May 3- PTO Meeting

May 4 - In Person Students - State Science Test - Part 1 (5th)

May 5 - In Person Students - State Science Test - Part 2 (5th)

May 10 - Safety Drill

May 12 - 2 Hour Delay

May 13 - PAX Parent Training

May14 - Board Tour at NCES

May 17-21 - Spirit Week

May 18 - PBIS Celebration

May 24 - 5th Grade Day

May 25 - Field Day

May 27 - Last Student Day

There is a lot going on this month. Please read the entire message.

Ways to Stay Connected

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Join the Tecumseh Facebook Page

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Tecumseh Local School App

Please take a minute and download the App to your phone. This will help you stay connected to what is going on in our district and school. Thank you.

You can NOW add your student absences on the APP too. Go to the App, then to NCES, then choose Forms. Fill it out and it goes directly to the office staff. It is available 24 hours a day.

This is a very handy way to have this at your fingertips.

Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week

Our Staff works so hard each and every day in a typical year. This year has been no typical year. This year more than ever they have been asked to go above and beyond to teach our students in person, and virtually. They happily conquered this task the best they could all while learning how to continue a stellar education in a brand new way. Our Support Staff jump to find ways to reach out to students at home and get them food, reach out to read with them and were showing them they care.

Please consider finding a way to reach out to them this week to let them know you see them and appreciate their efforts.

Our Tecumseh Local Staff is one in a million!


  • Students need to wear a mask everyday. These need to be supplied by parents. Make sure students have extras in their bag.

  • Student Chromebooks need to come to school each day. They need to be charged, and students need to have the charging cord with them each day.

  • Please make sure your child is only using their device for school related tasks. And keeping it away from younger siblings and animals to help it from being damaged.

Update on State Testing

Our students have been working hard on their State Assessments. We have brought in the virtual students for testing as well as testing our in person students. We still have the Science test to complete. Our 5th Grade will be taking the Science test this week. We will also do our make up testing for absent students.

It is always helpful to have your child here on time, well rested and comfortable on testing days.

Field Trips

NCES School's 2nd and 3rd Grade were able to enjoy field trips this year. All the classes wen to Brukner Nature Center. The students had good experiences, were well behaved. They enjoyed learning about animals, nature and animal habitats. Her are a few pictures of their adventures.

Weekly R Factor Nominees

NCES proudly nominates a few students from each grade level each week. We bring the students to the newsroom where they get to say a big "Thank you" to the staff member who nominated them. We were focusing on the message to Stand up and own your behavior." These students represent NCES and our Tecumseh Local Community proudly!

PTO and Title One Event

Our Elementary PTO and our Title One Staff offered an awesome event called, "Sweeten Your Saturday". The event took place Saturday, April 17. We had many families participate and even more tune in to the event. Thank you for ordering donuts and helping to support our Elementary PTO.

5TH Grade Tours

Our 5th Grade Students will be going over to tour the middle school May 19 ( Mrs. Farrell and Mrs. Ford). and May 20 (Mrs. Hasecke, Mrs, Leffel and Mrs. Collins). They will get to speak with the principal, ask questions, check our the lockers and have a tour of the school. Due to COVID we were not able to do this last year. We are happy to be able to give our students this opportunity this year. There is also a Parent Meeting May 20. More information and details about the meeting coming soon.

Fifth Grade Day

Our 5th Grade students are always celebrated at the end of the year. NCES 5th grade students along with support from our Elementary PTO , get to enjoy a day of fun! This day is all about closing one chapter of their lives to open a new one. The students are going to spend the morning at USA skate. They will head back to school for a lunch, and the afternoon full of fun and games! They will also receive a T-shirt, supplied by our PTO to remember the day!

Field Day - May 25

NCES is able to have field day this year! We are so excited! Field Day will be May 25. The second and third grade classes will enjoy the morning full of activities. The fourth and fifth graders will use the afternoon to have their fun. Mrs. Russell our PE teacher will be sending out information soon. She will be needing parent volunteers. If you are wanting to help please let us know. You will be required to wear a mask.

Last Day

Our last day of school is May 27th. It this day will be a half day. More information on specific times will be coming soon. Please make arrangements for your child.


NCES has an Instagram account. Please follow us to see the fun and educational happenings at New Carlisle Elementary School. Tell your friends and family to join us too. I try to post pictures almost daily.


New Carlisle Elementary has a Twitter page. Feel free to join @ArrowsNces, to see what is going on at NCES.

Positive Referrals

The students at NCES are able to receive positive referrals from staff for going above and beyond. We are so proud of our students who have earned positive referrals during the month.

When students receive a positive referral their photo is taken, the receive a bracelet, candy or a pencil. Additionally, students receiving positive referrals are honored as we hang their photo in the hallway of each student receiving a positive office referral and these students are also honored on our morning announcements which can be viewed on our Youtube channel, and their pictures scroll on the TV in the office. It is really exciting for our students.

  • Check out the LINK here to watch the slideshow.

We are up to 181 Positive Referrals!! WAY TO GO KIDS!!!! You are the good example for others! Keep it up the great work.

Our Culture Playbook

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Tecumseh Education Connection

The Education Connection is a telephone number that you can call 24-hours a day to listen to your child’s homework assignments, report your child’s absence, hear the lunch menu, find out the scores of the big game, hear about school closings and leave a private message for a staff member.

You will still need to call your child in if they will not be attending school, or doing their online work for the day. We will still need to document attendance. We are marking students with green, yellow and red attendance.

Please use the TEC number for:

  • Calling your child in sick.
  • Leave a voicemail with questions.
  • 937-845-4483


We now have Latchkey at NCES. Please take advantage of the fun and learning that takes place each and every day in our Latchkey Program. It is open from 7:00am.- 5:30 pm daily for your convenience.

PTO We Need You!

PTO We Need You!

We will be holding a Tecumseh Elementary PTO meeting on the first Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm. These take place at Park Layne El. in the cafeteria. Masks are required. They also have a virtual option. Join the Tecumseh Elementary PTO Facebook for this information.

PTO has their own Remind page. On your phone Type: @tecelempto in the message space, put 81010 where the number goes, and join. If you have questions please call our office at 845-4480.

Arrival and Dismissal at NCES

Arrival - Please drop off all students at the front door by 8:30 to make a shuttle bus. Students are not able to enter the building prior to 8:30. If your child is having breakfast they can also enter at this time. If your child is NOT eating breakfast at school they can arrive at 8:55.

Dismissal - All students will be picked up using the curb lane. This is a safety concern for our students. It is also another way to continue social distancing.

Thank you for your cooperation. Our students safety is our highest concern.

Boxtops for Education

Please continue to send in Boxtops for Education. We use these funds to help buy items for the children to help support their activities that take place here at NCES. Please keep saving and sending the Boxtops and Campbell’s label proofs into school as you collect them.