Nugget News!

September 2021

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Ms. Porter's monthly message

Dear Families,

I would like to welcome our returning and new families to Nob Hill Elementary! We are looking forward to another amazing school year. This year our theme is "A New Adventure Begins". Our students will travel through the school year on a journey of learning and adventure! We know that this year brings many unique challenges, but we are confident that with a collaborative partnership between the school and our families that we will have a successful school year.

I look forward to a wonderful and productive year working with you and your child/children. It takes a village to raise a child and I am happy to be a part of the Nob Hill Elementary Village. I encourage you to get involved in your child's education and hope to see you at our Family Nights, School Advisory Committee Meetings, Parent Teacher Association Meetings, and when volunteering at the school.


Ms. Porter

Mrs. Hernandez

Dear Nob Hill Elementary School Families,

It is with great pleasure that we open the 2021-2022 school year as "A New Adventure Begins!" With great pride and excitement, I am the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Nob Hill Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to NHE and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success and memorable experiences.

NHE's mission remains to maximize every student's learning, ensuring we motivate them to develop the grit and perseverance needed to strive for their own personal best while promoting social/emotional growth through our District's Sandy Hook Promise Programs.

Our staff is committed to high expectations for all students, providing an academically challenging program while offering a loving, nurturing environment that develops students' social and emotional needs. Our school promotes the Kids of Character program through monthly Students of the Month Golden Nugget recognitions, the Start With Hello program, and Silence Hurts activities. High expectations include maintaining safety for all through sanitation and promoting handwashing and social distancing, especially during this pandemic.

This combination of exceptional staff, phenomenal students, and supportive parents and community makes Nob Hill Elementary School the elite neighborhood school that it is. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We look forward to working together with you to ensure the best elementary educational experience available.

Warm Regards,

Ms. Melissa Hernandez

Open House

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Happenings on the Hill


Kindergarten is ready to rock and roll. Students are adjusting well to the rules and procedures especially since some of them are experiencing a in-person school setting for the very first time. In math, we are learning to count, model and write numbers 1-5. In ELA, we are working on foundations, letter formation, rhyming words, introducing sight words and so much more. We can’t wait to have an Amazing year in Kindergarten.

1st Grade

First grade is having a great time getting to know our friends and building classroom communities! We are working hard to learn our classroom routines and exploring all the different resources and tools we have in our classrooms. We are practicing our handwriting and letter names and sounds as we get ready to work on our reading skills. In math, we are practicing addition and learning all kinds of new strategies. We can't wait to keep learning and growing this year!

2nd Grade

We are working on Chapter 1 in Math- odds and evens, place value and number patterns.

In reading we are working on foundations and routines. We are learning to transition between learning centers and work quietly while in their centers. We are excited to begin the new Reading Units in about two weeks.

3rd Grade

Third graders are doing an awesome job practicing routines and procedures! They are setting themselves up for a successful school year! They’ve been reviewing 3-digit addition and subtraction, as well as rounding! They are working with the commutative, identity, and associative properties in math. Students have been activating prior knowledge, practicing active listening, and having collaborative conversations. They’ve also set up a word study and reading response notebook! Third-grade students took their time and did their best on the i-ready diagnostic assessment last week! In addition, the students have completed anti-bullying training and they are ALL outstanding upstanders!!

We look forward to setting up a field trip around October.

4th Grade

Fourth grade is off to a great start! In reading we are introducing a new program called Benchmark Universe. We invite you to ask your children about it. In math, we have dived into the 4th grade curriculum. We have been comparing, ordering, and rounding numbers. In Social Studies we are incorporating a program called DBQ (Document Based Questioning), which encourages students to discuss various worldly topics, while thinking critically. Our first topic is How does September 11th impact our lives? Fourth grade teachers are so excited that they are back in person with their wonderful students! Please remember to make sure that your students are completing their homework, reading at least 20 minutes each night, practicing their multiplication facts, and meeting their weekly iReady goals.

5th Grade

5th grade is done with all of our beginning of the year assessments!

In math we are starting our curriculum with chapter 3, which is adding and subtracting decimals.

In reading we are working on routines and procedures. We are also reviewing some basic skills like answering constructed response questions, figurative language, making inferences, and quoting the text accurately.

In science we’ve been learning about the scientific method. Our next unit will be all about matter! Please be on the lookout for a supply list to help us do some exciting labs to teach this unit.

In social studies we will be discussing September 11, and we will also be starting our JA Biz Town Curriculum.

This year we will get to visit JA Biz Town in person. We do not have a date yet, but we will need parent chaperones. Please visit to fill out a volunteer application.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Sept 6 & 7 (Monday and Tuesday) - No School

Sept 8th (Wednesday) - OPEN HOUSE - Kindergarten through 2nd grade - 6:15pm

Sept 15th (Wednesday) - Picture Day

Sept 16th (Thursday) - No School

September 22nd (Wednesday) - OPEN HOUSE - 3rd through 5th grade - 6:15pm

September 22nd - Dads Take your Children to School Day

September 27th (Monday) - Luv N Oven night

September 29th (Wednesday) - SAC meeting - 3pm

Title 1 News

Title I School-Parent Compact: Sent home in first day packets and will be reviewed at the Title I Annual Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the compact, please contact Heather Most, Title I Liaison @ 754-322-7200

School Improvement Plan (SIP): School staff and parents/guardians jointly develop Nob Hill's School Improvement Plan. It includes yearly objectives and activities that will be implemented at the school level. The plan is reviewed and discussed at our monthly School Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings. The next SAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 29th @ 3pm on campus. You can access this plan at If you would like to review a hard copy of this plan or translation is needed, please contact Heather Most, Title I Liaison at 754-32-7200

School Parent and Family Engagement Plan: School staff and parents/guardians jointly develop the plan as part of the School Improvement Plan. The plan includes the parent and family engagement activities to be implemented through the school year and an evaluation of last year’s parent and family engagement program. You can access this plan at If you would like to review a hard copy of this plan or translation is needed, please contact Heather Most, Title I Liaison at 754-32-7200

District Parent and Family Engagement Plan: District staff and parents/guardians jointly develop the plan. The plan includes the parent and family engagement activities to be implemented through the school year and an evaluation of last year’s district parent and family engagement program. You can access this plan at If you would like to review a hard copy of this plan or translation is needed, please contact Linda Howard, Title I Program Specialist at 754-321-1410.

Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)/Statewide Assessment Data and LEA/School Report Card, school grades, state assessment reports: The School Public Accountability Report contains several types of data (indicators) designed to inform parents/guardians and the general public about the progress of Florida’s public schools. This report meets the public reporting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and certain additional information of interest on the status of Florida’s schools. In addition, the Florida Department of Education publishes school grades and the results of the state assessment of Florida schools. You can access these reports at If you would like to review a hard copy or if translation is needed, please contact Heather Most, Title I Liaison at 754-322-7200.

Office information

Hours 7:30am-3:00pm

(754) 322-7200 - Main office line

(754) 322-7202 - Attendance line

(754) 322-7203 - Nurse/clinic

Friendly Reminders:

Students arriving after the 8am bell must be signed in by a parent.

You may pick up your child early until 1:30pm. No students will be dismissed between 1:30 and 2:00pm.

Spirit Fridays!

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Student drop off and pick up

Student safety is critical to us.
There are no staff members to supervise children before 7:15 am. Therefore, students should not be dropped off at school before this time. The cafeteria opens at 7:30 am for complimentary breakfast for all students. Students who eat breakfast at school should report to the cafeteria as soon as they enter the building.

Arrival Procedures For Car Line and Drop Off

Parent/Guardian Role:
Parents/Guardians will enter, pull all the way forward, and remain in your card. They will drop off their child in the main car loop or south car loop. Parents will continue the flow of traffic and exit. There is no parking at any time in the parent drop-off loop.

Student Role:
Children will walk safely to the building and enter through the central entrance doorway. Children will proceed to their classroom and sit in the hallway against the wall in a single file line until the bell rings. There are indicated stickers set three feet apart to help students with social distancing. The arrival bell will ring at 7:55 am, and students may enter their classrooms calmly.

Staff Role:
Staff members will monitor and assist morning and afternoon to supervise students and ensure their safety.

Dismissal Procedures For Car Line and Parent Park Pick Up
Parent/Guardian Role
Parents will enter and remain in the parent loop and wait at their assigned stop to retrieve their child. Parents/Guardians must display their car tags with their student name and teacher. Parents will continue the flow of traffic and exit. Please schedule a conference with your child's teacher if you would like to find out their progress. Car loop line is not a time to discuss with the teacher.
· Soccer Park Entrance Gate is ONLY for Prek and Kinder Pickup. Parents will not be allowed to park at the Soccer Park parking lot and walk through the North Gate to the school's front.
· Front Car Loop: is designated to First grade, Van Riders, and Students with Special Needs
· South Car Loop: is designated for second -5th grade.

1. Please make sure to use the correct route and loop for dismissal. (Please see attached map)
2. Please do not speed through the school zones.
3. Do not block the road when turning into the loops while waiting for pickup.
4. Please be aware of blocking the driveways of people who live in the community.

Student Role
Students need to wait until their car comes to a complete stop. Students must get into the vehicle by the passenger side. Each teacher has practiced the dismissal procedure with their students to make sure they understand what is expected.

Students with siblings

The older sibling will sit with the younger sibling's class until a parent or guardian picks up both students.

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Volunteer Application

  • Broward County Public Schools 2021/22 volunteer application is open.

    The District is pleased to welcome back our volunteers to school campuses for the 2021/22 school year. All volunteers are asked to complete a new application for the upcoming school year at

    Please note, the health and safety of our students and employees are the District’s highest priorities. BCPS continues to work closely with federal and local health experts on COVID-19 protocols. The District’s Face Covering Policy (below) remains in effect at this time:

    All students, employees, visitors, vendors or other persons are always required to properly wear a face covering while at or inside a school/facility, school sponsored activity, or other vehicle owned, leased or operated by the School Board.

    If you have questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 754-321-2300 or

Important Information

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