Northwest Elementary

March 2020

School Day Time Information

Full Day:

8:25 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Half Day:

8:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Early Release:

8:25 a.m.-2:35 p.m.

Blast Off with a Book!

"Blast off with a Book" is our theme for reading month in March! We are excited to have many fun activities and dress up days throughout the month. A calendar of all the activities went home on Friday, February 21st. We will be welcoming author Dean Robbins on March 13 as part of our reading month assembly and look forward to everyone reading as much as they can!

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Puberty Lessons for 4th and 5th grade

During the latter half of March students in fourth and fifth grades will begin our Board of

Education approved curriculum, Puberty, The Wonder Years. Fifth and fourth grade

families will be receiving notes from our health education teacher, Mrs. Olmsted, about

what subjects are covered and discussed, and ideas for ways to discuss these topics

with your child. You are invited to a parent meeting after Northwest

Elementary’s upcoming conferences on March 11th at 6:00 pm.

Mileage Club

It's almost that time of the year! Mileage Club will soon be here! After Spring Break the students will be able to participate in a walking/running program called the Feelin' Good Mileage Club. Students will be able to walk and/or run the mileage track at their recess time. There is no special equipment needed and the walking course is on the school grounds.

Physical activity is important for all children and the Feelin' Good Mileage Club provides the opportunity for all students at NWEL to participate and earn prizes!

Please look for more details in the next newsletter. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me 817-4704, ext. 4889.

Thank you!

Attendance Update

We had 176 students earn a perfect attendance brag tag for the month of February and many classes earned their extra recess!

Mark Your Calendar

March 4- Early Release 2:35 p.m.

March 6- CP Saver 2:15

March 9- No School

March 11- Early Release 2:35 p.m.

March 13- Tornado Drill

March 13- Reading Month Assembly

March 13- Early Release 2:35 p.m.

March 13- CP Saver 2:15

March 16- Hands and Heart 11:10-12:00

March 16- Board of Education Meeting 5:00 p.m.

March 17- Bible Release

March 18- Hearing Rescreening

March 18- Early Release 2:35 p.m.

March 20- CP Saver 2:15

March 23- PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m.

March 25- Early Release 2:35 p.m.

March 26- Half Day, Dismissal at 12:15

March 27- No School

March 30-April 3- Spring Break

April 6- First Day Back after Spring Break

Remember to check your students Friday Folder for teacher specific happenings.

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. Please make sure your student doesn't exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the sidewalk. 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.

Parking Lot

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. Please remember when dropping off a student to only drop them off when you have reached the sidewalk.

Morning Tardiness

We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. One of the most valuable life skills a student can learn from his/her parent/guardian is the responsibility of arriving at school every day on time. Morning is the time when important school news is announced, teachers define the plans for the day, and instructional goals are reviewed and set. The whole tone of a child’s school day is set in the first part of the day.

  • Main doors open at 8:15 a.m.

  • School starts at 8:25 a.m.

  • Students not in their classroom seat by 8:35 a.m. shall be considered tardy.

  • If the supervisory aides are not present when you drop off your student, they are tardy. Please make sure to come in the office and sign them in.

  • Students who arrive after 9:00 a.m. will be marked as a morning absence.

  • Doctor appointments/professional appointments are excused with a doctors note.

Please help support your child in learning habits that will help them be successful at school and throughout life. If you need help or have concerns getting your child to school on time please contact the office. We are here to help.

Medicine Procedures

If your child needs medication to be administered at school, make sure you fill out the medication form, have it signed by the prescribing physician, and bring in the original container with the prescription label attached.

  • 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.

  • Over-the-counter medications (cough drops, Tylenol, Tums) must have a doctors order.

  • 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.

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If your child will be absent form school, please contact the teacher or call Leah at 817-4777 or email

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To provide a positive culture that inspires students to achieve greatness.