What is P.B.I.S?
Northwest Elementary is excited to bring P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Improvement System) in early 2018. This program is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors by meeting the needs of all students. This district-wide program is an approach to discipline that focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. The four building-wide expectations at NWEL are:
Give Your Best Effort
DJs will be on hand to play fun dance music in the the cafeteria, the gym will be open for basketball, and movie/coloring stations will be set up in nearby classrooms. Concessions (hot dogs, juice, water, and candy will be available for $1.00 each. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Northwest Elementary students are invited to attend. This event is being sponsored by the 4th Grade Mackinac Trip.
Contact your students teacher if you have any questions.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Annual Adopt a Family
November 2- Capital/Museum Field trip; Kinney, Murray, True, Kennedy,
November 5- Daylight Savings Time-Fall Back
November 8- 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Coffee at Biggby with Mr. Bontrager, Early Release
November 10- Fall Harvest 3:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
November 13- Assembly @2:00 p.m., Board Meeting @5:00
November 14- Bible Study Release 1:50 p.m.
November 15- Early Release
November 16- Picture Retake
November 17- Half Day Students; Full Day Staff
November 21- Lock Down Drill
November 22- No School
November 23- No School
November 24- No School
November 27- Mobile Dental Program, PTO Meeting NWEE @6:00 p.m.
November 28- Mobile Dental Program
November 29- Mobile Dental Program, Early Release
Just a friendly reminder to not drop your student off before 8:15 a.m. There is no supervision outside during that time. Students are let into the building at 8:15 a.m.
Thank you for your continued patience with the volume of traffic during our drop-off and pick-up times! You are doing a fantastic job of parking in parking spaces, driving slowly in the parking lot and being timely in your efforts. We are, however, looking very closely at how we can improve this process. Our goal is to relieve the amount of traffic by brainstorming possible changes to the entrance and exits of the NWEL campus. Thank you for helping us keep Northwest the best place to be in Jackson County!
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
When dropping your child off in the morning, please make sure it is not before 8:10 a.m., as we do not have supervision. Doors unlock at 8:15 a.m. If you need to escort your child inside the school, please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb. This will help traffic to flow, so cars can continue to move in and out as quickly as possible. When exiting the parking lot we ask that you please do not turn around in the Lansing Avenue Baptist Church parking lot.
If you will be picking your child up, please make sure to send a note to the teacher, or call the office. If calling the office, please do so before 3:00 p.m. This will allow us to get lists finalized and given to the teacher. If you call after this time, your request unfortunately will not be honored. We will not pull children off the bus for late calls. You will need to meet them at the bus stop. When picking up your child please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb. Make sure to bring a photo ID. Parents are asked to wait in the cafeteria until students are dismissed. Students will be dismissed by grade starting at 3:32 p.m on full days, and 2:27 p.m. on Early Release days. When exiting the parking lot please do not turn around in the Lansing Avenue Baptist Church parking lot.
- Do not send any medication on the school bus. Medication could easily be taken by the wrong child when it is not monitored by an adult. It is the parent's responsibility to bring medication into the Northwest Elementary office and check it in with a secretary.
- Cough drops are considered medication. Please do not sent cough drops with your child.
- No staff member will be permitted to dispense non-prescribed, over-the-counter (OTC) medication to any student with out a medication form filled out by a prescribing physician.