Dear North Sashabaw Families,
It is with much excitement and anticipation that we Welcome You to North Sashabaw Elementary School! Whether you are returning, new to the district, or about to begin Kindergarten, we can’t wait to meet you and your family!
We are looking forward to a great year together! This will be my 7th year in the Clarkston School District where I served at the middle school as the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal. In total, this will be my 20th year in education. Previously, I taught for 13 years at the elementary level. As you will come to see, the NSE staff are a collaborative, committed, and passionate group of educators dedicated to creating, designing, and thoughtfully planning a learning environment that is safe and nurturing for every child.
As you may know, North Sashabaw Elementary is beginning its 5th year as a Leader in Me school. Together, we are excited to continue this journey with you and your children as we learn and practice how to be thoughtful leaders who are uniquely and wonderfully equipped to positively contribute to our world.
Please take a moment to read through the important information in this newsletter. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.
NSE Mission Statement
In partnership with the parents and community,
it is our collective mission to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students; where we celebrate learning through taking risks, thinking deeply and working hard. Our students are inspired to be unique leaders who use the 7 Habits to relentlessly pursue their passions as thinkers, learners and positive contributors to
a global society.
Please take a moment to check out our school webpage: www.nsashabawelementary.com You can find lots of useful/important information. Webpages for classrooms and school info are being updated regularly through the months of August and September Please check back often.
An informational packet will be sent home with your child on one of the first days of school. Please look for this to come home. One of the most important items included is our Student and Family Handbook. Please take time to review this important document, complete the last page/signature page, and return only this page to your child's teacher In the handbook you will find:
- Our Daily Schedule
- Important Information about Arrival and Dismissal
- Information About Our Co-Curricular (Specials) Classes
- Communication - How You Can Stay Connected to NSE
- Kids Connection - Before/After-School Childcare
- Lunch Program and Prices
- Managing Your Child's Health at School - Medical Conditions, Medication
- Respect Code/Student Conduct
- Staff Directory
- Suggested Student Supply Lists
The packet will also contain a Student Emergency Card, school lunch menu and Free and Reduced Meal application. Free and Reduced Meal applications can also be completed online at www.lunchapp.com.
Please make sure to complete all applicable/required paperwork in the packet and return to your child's teacher as soon as possible.
August/September Calendar Dates
Meet-The-Teacher from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - 1/2 Day Dismissal @ 11:31 a.m.
Kindergarten Students Only: Attend with parent from 8:15-10:00 a.m.
September 1st and 4th
NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center
PARTNERSHIP NIGHT 5:00-8:00 p.m.
*A schedule of specific grade level times will be shared soon.
PTO Fun Run!!
Board of Education and Central Office
Board of Education
Elizabeth Egan, President
Kellie Horst, Vice President
Gregory Need, Treasurer
Steven Hyer, Secretary
Susan Boatman, Trustee
Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee
Andrea Catalina, Trustee
Central Office Administration
Dr. Rod Rock, Superintendent
Shawn Ryan, Deputy Superintendent
Mary Beth Rogers, Executive Director of Business Services
John Lucido, Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathy Christopher, Executive Director of Student Support Services