June 2017


The End of the Year is full of exciting, fun-filled events, celebrations, memories and much more. But if you're like me, keeping track of everything can be challenging especially as outside/extra-curricular activities begin their spring/summer seasons.

Below we have provided a list of the remaining events for the school year. If you have specific questions, please contact your child's teacher or call our Main Office at (248) 623-4100.

Wish you and your family a safe, relaxing, and fun-filled summer! We look forward to seeing you in the fall :)

Thursday, June 1

2nd Grade Field Trip Downtown Clarkston

Friday, June 2

Volunteer Breakfast from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Please join us!

Monday, June 5

1st Grade Field Trip to Independence Library - 9:45-11:15 a.m.

Kindergarten Field Trip to Independence Library - 12:45-2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6

1st and 2nd Grade Picnic at Sashabaw Plains Park. Starting at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 7

2nd Grade Field Trip to Independence Library - 8:45-10:15 a.m.

PTO Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

Field Day

Friday, June 9

1/2 Day of School - Professional Development

*Dismissal @ 11:31 a.m.

5th Grade Celebration starting at 9 a.m.

Monday, June 12

3rd Grade Picnic will be held at Sashabaw Plains Park from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kindergarten End-of-the-Year Party held at school/in classrooms from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 13

5th Grade Picnic will be held at Sashabaw Plains Park from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14

4th Grade Picnic will be held at Sashabaw Plains Park from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Young 5's Orientation at 6:00 p.m. Held at Clarkston Jr. High School.

*See additional information below.

Thursday, June 15

1/2 Day of School- Dismissal @ 11:31 a.m.

Friday, June 16

1/2 Day of School - Dismissal @ 11:31 a.m.

Last Day of School

5th Grade Clap Out - See Information Below

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Please Return Your Library Books!

Kindergarten Enrollment is NOW OPEN

If your child turns five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2017 (or as late as December 1st with a signed waiver), he/she is able to attend Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

In the Fall of 2017, two Kindergarten options will be offered:

  • Full Day Kindergarten at every elementary school.

  • Young 5's Kindergarten: Young 5's Kindergarten is available for students that turn five (5) years old between June 1st and December 1st 2017. Young 5's Kindergarten is also a full-day program and THIS YEAR, we are excited that NSE will be housing it's own Young 5's class. This means our Young 5's students will also have access to bus transportation, should families need it. Students that attend Young 5's go on the following year to Kindergarten.


For enrollment requirements and paperwork, please complete the enrollment packet items, found at THIS LINK. You can also use the link to schedule an enrollment appointment.

Students are enrolled at our Central Office, located at:

6389 Clarkston Rd.

Clarkston, MI 48346

Phone: (248) 623-5401

Placement Requests for 2017-2018 School Year

As staff begin the student placement process for the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to remind families of the process we follow, should you choose to make a placement request for your child.

First, we DO NOT honor requests for a specific teacher, as staffing changes can occur throughout the summer. Staffing is based on student enrollment which changes throughout the summer months. Staff are often hired during the summer months due to vacancies, and at times, this can cause internal shifting as well. Finally, as decisions are made when placing students, it is the entire class make-up that is taken into account. The NSE staff are deliberate and thorough throughout this decisioning process looking at all contributing factors, including: gender, class size, as well as academic, social and emotional needs.

That said, you are welcome to write a letter of request that is based on or shares:

  • A desired teaching style/approach
  • Your input regarding what is a "best fit" for your child

Letters of request should be sent to the office by Friday, June 16th.

Summer Bookmobile Coming to You!

The NSE Bookmobile is back and preparing for student leaders to take control of their reading progress! We loved seeing all our leaders each week last summer and would love to see them again. We found this to be a great way to maintain the reading growth your child has made throughout the school year.

For those who weren’t able to join us, you may be wondering what is a Bookmobile? Well, it is a vehicle loaded with “just right” books for your child(ren) to read during the summer. NSE staff members will be driving the Bookmobile to YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD every Wednesday throughout the summer. Studies have shown that children who read 6 to 10 “just right” books have a better chance of maintaining or even increasing one’s progress. Students: YOU DON’T WANT TO LOSE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL GROWTH YOU’VE MADE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR AS A LEADER! THIS IS A FUN WAY TO CONTINUE YOUR READING PROGRESS :)

Bookmobile Dates: Wednesday, June 21st Wednesday, July 26th

Wednesday, June 28th Wednesday, August 2nd

Wednesday, July 12th Wednesday, August 9th-last exchange

Wednesday, July 19th

Click on the link below for more information!

A paper copy of this information has also been sent home with your child.

Looking For More Information

Please visit our school webpage: www.nsashabawelementary.com

There you will find information about school lunch, attendance, arrival/dismissal procedures, clubs, signing up for Remind texting, ParentVue, etc. We also have links to classroom webpages, a photo gallery, and information about upcoming events!

Board of Education & Central Office Administration

Board of Education

Steve Hyer, President

Elizabeth Egan, Vice President

Kelli Horst, Treasurer

Susan Boatman, Secretary

Cheryl McGinnis, Trustee

Craig Hamilton, Trustee

Gregory Need, 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

Non-Discrimination Clause

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, it is the policy of the Clarkston Community School District that the Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. For more information contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston MI, 48346, (248) 623-5400. For more information regarding ADA, contact the Deputy Superintendent, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston MI, 48346, (248) 623-5400.