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January 23, 2023

Early Dismissal - Wed, Jan. 25, 2023

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No School January 30th, 2023

Note from the Principal

Hello NES Families,

We are looking forward to seeing students at Skate Night on Wednesday! It's at the Lynden Skateway anytime between 5:30-7:30pm. See more details below.

I also want to let you know that we'll be practicing an Earthquake Drill on Monday. We do our best to practice different safety drills throughout the school year, about once a month. We practice fire and evacuation drills, lockdown drills, and earthquake drills. This helps all staff and students feel more confident about our routines.

Here's to a great week ahead. Early Release on Wednesday!


Katie Brown

Spring Sports & Activities Youth Sign-Up Night is Back!

What: A community event to get kids signed up for sports and activities

Where: Nooksack Valley Middle School

When: January 31st, anytime between 5:30- 7:00pm

Who: All elementary students and families

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Watch DOGS

Are you a dad, uncle, grandpa, cousin, neighbor or friend who would like to volunteer in our school? We would love to have you! You can volunteer for an hour, a part-day, or a full day. You can volunteer in your child's class or even just help out at recess. Whatever works best for you.

All Watch DOGS have told us they feel nervous about coming in the first time. Totally normal. Trust us, you'll be so appreciated. Thank you for considering.

Please call the office at (360) 966-3321 or email to set up a day to come in.

Next "Families for Nooksack" PTO meeting: Feb. 7th at 6:30pm

All families welcome! We will be planning for an up-coming Book Fair. We meet in the NES library at 6:30pm. See you there.

Skate Night- Jan. 25th!

Join us at the Lynden Skateway on Wednesday, January 25th for some fun anytime between 5:00-7:30pm. The cost is $3.50 to get in. $6.50 if you need a skate rental. A parent or guardian must be present with students. We hope to see you there!
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Dance 2023

Debbie Jones will be offering dance classes on Mondays, January 23rd to March 13th/ Tuesdays January 24th – March 7th at Nooksack Elementary. Cost is $60, due at the first class. Families are responsible for their own transportation. Classes will be held in the gym. Please use the front doors to enter and leave the building.

Monday classes

Beginning Jazz 3:30-4:15 (Ballet or Jazz shoes)

Beginning Tap 4:15-5:00 (Tap shoes)

Class dates: January 23, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13

Tuesday classes

Beg/Int. Ballet 3:30-4:15 (Ballet shoes)

Intermediate Jazz 4:15-5:00 (Ballet or Jazz shoes)

Class dates: January 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7

Students should plan to wear clothing that they can move easily in, such as, leotard and tights, athletic wear. Jeans and jean skirts are not allowed in class.

If you are interested in classes or have questions, please contact Debbie Jones at

Elementary Music Performances for the 2022-2023 School Year

We are excited and grateful to be able to offer music performances again at our elementary schools. We are going to try out a new concert schedule this year that we feel will benefit our students. We will gather feedback from staff and families at the end of the year to see how everyone felt it went.

Here is the concert schedule for Nooksack Elementary:

  • February 10th - 2nd & 3rd grade performance: 2:00-2:45pm

  • March 15th - 4th and 5th grade performance: 2:00-2:45pm

  • May 24th - Kinder & 1st grade performance: 2:00-2:45pm

We have decided our concerts this year will be from 2:00-2:45 PM. This allows parents time to take their kids home after the performance and to clear out our parking lot in time for normal bus pick-up. At the concerts, only the students performing will be attending. We don't have enough space for our whole school AND families, but the rest of the school will have a chance to see the show during the dress rehearsals.

A few reasons we would like to try this schedule:

  • All concerts can be held during the school day so all students can perform.
  • Having concerts by grade band (K-1, 2-3, 4-5), will give students more time to sing more songs. Families will get to see their child perform more pieces.
  • By holding performances later in the year, students will feel more prepared and confident in their ability and readiness to stand in front of an audience and perform. Students will also be able to perform music they’ve learned in the classroom curriculum and will not need to deviate in order to prepare for a performance.


Katie Brown (Principal)

Jackson Stewart (Music teacher)

NV Music Team

ASB Cards

Elementary ASB cards are once again available to purchase at the school office for $11.00. The cards provide entrance to all Nooksack Valley High School home sporting events.

NES Family Handbook: Please click the document below

Volunteers are Welcome! Please fill out the paperwork

Please click here for the VOLUNTEER PACKET. You can also call the district office at (360) 988-4754 to see if your volunteer status is still active.

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