Ms. Porter's Monthly Message
As I sit down to write the final Principal’s Message for the 2021-2022 school year, I cannot believe how fast this school year went. We had our share of challenges, but it is our triumphs and how we faced each challenge that makes me proud to be a member of the Nob Hill Community. I can not express how much your support and cooperation have made the transition back to more traditional learning a smooth process. I have loved having all staff and students back on campus. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your children!
There is so many good times to look back on this year: Family Nights, field trips, PTA events, Spirit Fridays, after school clubs, performances within the community and so much more. However, when I reflect upon our successes, I cannot help but think about the academic and emotional growth our students have made this year. They worked extremely hard this year, with the help of their teachers, to make up for some of the gaps the pandemic created. We want to continue that momentum into the summertime. Please make sure that your child continues to read and engage in activities that bring them into the community. We will be sending home information on the i-Ready Summer Challenge before the end of the year.
We will be sending home Parent Intention Letters this week. Make sure to return yours to your child’s teacher. This will be used to help when we begin to create our classes for the upcoming school year. Remember that a lot of thought and discussion goes into creating classes and we do not accept parent requests. As we near the start of the school year, the classroom teacher will reach out and introduce themselves prior to the Meet and Greet. Gone are the days where we hang class list outside! Please make sure that all phone numbers and email addresses are updated.
I hope that as the year winds down, you find time to celebrate the accomplishments of your child. The work and growth they put in this year should be applauded. I hope that wherever the summer brings you that it is a safe and fun one! To those students that will not be returning to Nob Hill next year and our 5th grade students that will be moving up, I wish you the best. Know that you will always hold a special place in our NHE family.
Have a great summer!
Dear Nob Hill Families,
Thank you for a beautiful and productive school year. I can't thank everyone enough for welcoming me with open arms to NHE and for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating, and doing whatever was necessary to support students at school. Special thanks to our PTA, who went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was required to add to our students' already rich school experience.
That experience could not occur without the endless energy, skills, and devotion of the Nob Hill staff. Thanks, and well done to an incredible group of professionals.
A final word to NHE's Golden Nuggets: Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year. I am so honored to be your assistant principal; you make me proud to be a Nob Hill Nugget. You keep me laughing and young at heart. I am grateful for your joy, astute insights, and unique talents.
Best wishes to our graduating fifth graders, whom I will miss greatly—please come back and visit—wishing everyone a safe and happy summer break. Until next school year, here's wishing you love, laughter, and learning.
Happenings on the Hill
Pre-k will be learning about types of transportation,
K-3 grade is going working on Earth Changes, Recycling, Weather and Seasons,
man-made and natural resources.
3-5 grade is working on how we can help the environment, Earth's resources, and recycling. In Math we are continuing to work on division and multiplication.
Kindergarten is so excited to wrap up the school year. We are learning about 2D and 3D shapes, opinion writing, reviewing sight words, practicing our reading skills and meeting our end of the year Kindergarten goals.
First grade is finishing off the school year strong! We had a blast on our field trip to Gumbo Limbo and we rocked our Primary Reading Tests! To finish off the year, we will be learning all about shapes in math. In reading, we will continue to hone our reading comprehension skills as we get ready for second grade. In social studies, we will learn about the economy and American symbols and holidays. In science, we will study gravity. We cannot believe that the year is almost over! We have learned so much and are ready for second grade!
The End of the Year Testing is behind us and we are gearing up to finish strong! Please keep the routines and expectations in place at home so that we can focus on the last leg of our second grade journey. In May, we will focus on Measurement and Data and Geometry along with continued practice on their reading skills and strategies. In June, please keep an eye out for fun activities and ways you can help us celebrate the end of the year. Thank you to parents and families for your continued support from home!!
Third graders are ready to rock the math FSA May 10-11! They are exploring how landforms, water, climate, vegetation, products, and natural resources influence the culture of the people living in a certain region. Students are working on individual "suitcase" projects about one of the United States. We look forward to many fun end of the year activities, including a field trip on June 1 to the Museum of Discovery and Science. Our third graders have persevered and problem-solved all year long! They have made tremendous growth in all areas and their teachers are extremely proud!
4th Grade has had a great year! We have prepared all year and are now ready to take our end of the year assessments. The ELA FSA Test will be administered on May 5th and May 6th. The Math FSA will be on May 10th and May 11th. On May 31st, we will be going on our last field trip of the year, to Sawgrass Recreation Park. We will be having some end of the year activities; information will be coming home soon. We would like to thank all of our parents for your continued support throughout the year. Have a great summer and remember to have your child read at least 20 minutes per night during the summer as well as practice their math facts!
5th grade is all done with our curriculum, and we are on review mode! Please be on the lookout for a flyer with these important dates!
May 4th and 5th – ELA FSA
May 10th and 11th – Math FSA
May 17th and 18th – Science FCAT
May 26th – 5th Grade Students v. Teachers Kickball Game and Luncheon
May 27th- Color Run
May 30th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
May 31st - iFLY 5th Grade Field Trip (Classes: Mrs. Ardo, Mrs. Pagan, and Ms. Reinman)
June 1st - iFLY 5th Grade Field Trip (Classes: Ms. Petty, Mrs. Sanchez/Tucker, Mrs. Smythe)
June 2nd - 5th Grade Graduation @ 5:30 pm at Bair Middle School
June 3rd - 5th Grade Dance
June 6th - 5th Grade Yearbook Signing and Breakfast
June 9th - Last Day of School - EARLY RELEASE
Media Center Minutes
We've had a great year in the Media Center in 2021-2022. We have circulated more than 12,000 books and learned about science, important people, and the world around us. We've hosted a book fair and a Holiday store and held many other exciting events. In the last few weeks of the year, we will be picking our favorite story from the many, many stories that we have read together during the year as part of our You Be the Judge Contest.
Don't let the reading stop during the Summer Months. Summer is a time when there is a potential for a learning slide. It has been shown that reading 10 to 20 minutes a day will not only prevent that slide but will help your student continue to progress on their learning journey. You can continue to check out books from the Broward County library and there are a multitude of places to get free books to read online. Please check out the Nob Hill Media Center website for a list of 18 1/2 great places to get free online books. These sources have books for all ages from Pre-K to 12th grade. To get to the free online book sources, visit www.tinyurl.com/NobHillReads or just Google "Nob Hill Media" and click on the link for Online Reading Info.
Have a great Summer and Keep Reading!!!
FSA Testing dates - May
About the FSA
The FSA will help determine how students are performing on statewide standards. These assessments measure achievement in several important content areas, including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The exact tests that your student takes will depend on their grade level.
The FSA helps teachers identify students' strengths and areas that may need additional emphasis. They also measure student growth and progress in the content areas assessed from year to year. The assessments produce information that enables sound decision-making and provides a focus for teachers to evaluate instruction.
How your student can prepare for test-taking—and what you can do to help
A well-rested, well-fed student who has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. You can help your student do their best by considering these tips:
- Ensure that your student is in school and on time on test days. Reschedule dentist appointments and other out-of-school time on non-testing days.
- Make sure your student gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
- Please remind your student that these tests are only one measure of what they have learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in their ability to do the best job possible.
- Remind your student to listen to the directions and read each question carefully during testing. Encourage your student to ask the teacher for help if they do not understand the directions.
Score reporting and how we use test results
The school will receive test scores in June. These scores will indicate how your student performed on the tests.
Thank you very much for encouraging and supporting your student during testing. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your student's teacher.
Dates to Remember
May 27th (Friday) - Fun Run
May 30th (Monday) - No School
June 9th (Thursday) - Early release - Last Day of School
Front Office Information
(754) 322-7200 - Main office line
(754) 322-7202 - Attendance line - Please call this number to report an absence
(754) 322-7203 - Nurse/clinic
Students arriving after the 8am bell must be signed in by a parent.
You may pick up your child early until 1:30pm and ID must be shown.
No students will be dismissed between 1:30 and 2:00pm.
Summer Office Hours
Beginning Monday June 13th through Friday August 5th main office hours will be:
We want all families to get registered by May 18! Log on to MYBOOSTER.COM today and enter your family's details. We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!
Key dates to remember:
Registration Opens - May 2
⭐️Register on MYBOOSTER.COM⭐️
Donating Starts - May 9
Fundraiser Kick-Off - May 18
Event Day - May 27
Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!