November 2020 NSE Mustang Message


Message from the Principal

November is here! Our first quarter has come to an end and we are geared up for a successful second quarter. This is the time of year we stop and reflect on being thankful for those around us. We are certainly thankful for a lot at Nixon-Smiley Elementary. We are especially grateful for the fact we are able to be all together on campus again.

We are thankful for all of our students! They come to school ready to learn. They listen to their teachers and do their best each and every day. We are very proud of the progress they are working towards. Even though we were apart for many months and we lost some learning time, we are working hard to catch up.

We are thankful for our parents! Our wonderful parents make sure their child is at school and encourage him/her to learn as much as possible every day. They stay in communication with their child's teacher to ensure we are all working together to help students be successful. They make us feel appreciated and the feeling is certainly mutual!

We are thankful for an amazing staff! All of our teachers, assistants, and other staff members are dedicated to our students. They all go well out of their way to help our students no matter what their role is. The teachers spend many hours of their own time to prepare for the lessons taught each week. They made it though the challenges of remote learning to do all they could for each and every student. The staff culture at NSE is truly a blessing.

We are thankful for our school board and district administration! They all go the extra mile to make sure we are supported and have what we need to help our children be successful. They have been supportive though the many struggles we have had since March and continue to support us as we try to conquer any challenge that comes our way.

Last, but not least, we are thankful for our community. Our community may be small, but our hearts are big! We appreciate the support we have received as we work on improving, growing and getting through this pandemic. We would not be able to thrive without your support.

We have A LOT to be thankful for. The wonderful part about all of the things we are thankful for is how it directly impacts the success of our students. With that kind of support, we will no doubtably continue on the path of a great school year. It takes all of us to make an impact. Your encouragement, hard work and dedication is appreciated!


Lundy Atkins

NSE Principal

November Dates to Remember

November 3 - Election Day

November 9 - 22 Online Book Fair

November 11 - Veteran's Day Virtual Slide Show (Posted on the School FB Page)

November 17 - Progress Reports go home

November 18 - 4th grade Writing Benchmark

November 20 - Early Release @ 12:15

November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holidays

Tips for Reading at Home

N-S CISD Covid-19 Information

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