NP³ Elementary 2021-2022

Matey Message Week 7 September 13-17

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Dear Matey Families,

We are quickly approaching our first set of student conferences and progress reports. Below is information that will help families prepare for this exciting meeting!

Scheduling Conferences:

Your student's teacher sent out a conference sign-up (using Calendly) last week. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, fall conferences will need to be held virtually. Teachers will send you a Zoom link to access the conference. They may send you your student's Digital Leadership BInder to review (before). If any family needs assistance with translation during the conference, please feel free to let your teacher know or the front office. We will connect you with someone that can help.

What to Expect at the Conference:

Traditionally NP3 Elementary has reserved the first conference to share student preassessment data and to goal set (for the year). Although teachers will continue this practice, they will also share some areas where gaps from our pandemic have affected student learning.

NP3 Elementary has made the transition from hard copy Leadership Binders to Digital Leadership Binders. This shift will allow your students the opportunity to keep their Leadership Binders from kindergarten-twelfth grades. Teachers will walk you through the binder and explain the student goals (selected).

Additionally, teachers will share student progress reports with you. NP3 is a standards-based learning community. All student grades reflect where a student should be at this point in the school year. Teachers will explain this to you. When you receive your progress report, realistically your students should have 2's recorded as their current achievement. Proficiency at the end of the school year will reflect as a 3.

Your teacher will ask you if you have any questions or concerns. Please use this time to ask any of those questions and please share your concerns. We want to work collectively to ensure your students have the best school experience possible.

Some teachers may include the student in this first conference. However, younger students may be asked to participate and lead their next conference.

After the Conference:

Continue to support your students with any at-home learning recommendations from your teachers. Also, make sure to acknowledge your student's hard work and to celebrate their achievements!

Thank you!

Mrs. Dart

Matey After-School Program (MAP) Fall Vacation:

Families, MAP is open during the fall break from 8 am - 6 pm. Complete this interest form. It will help Mr. Gene staff the program properly. You may access the form below or attached.

MAP Fall Break

Blackbird Park Safety/Student Dress Code:

Reports that families are parking in crosswalks and blocking cars from leaving Blackbird. I am hopeful that a friendly reminder to you is all it will take for this to stop. Please, the safety of the students and our families must come first!

Please remember that students must be in closed-toe shoes at school. For the safety of the students, flip-flops and open-toed sandals may not be worn. ANNNND, please refrain from wearing hats indoors.

COVID-19 Updates

NP3 Schools COVID-19 Dashboard:

UPDATE ON COVID TESTING AT NP3: Due to the shortage of rapid tests, we will only be testing staff and students who have been identified as a close contact to a positive case on campus. NUSD is offering testing every day from 7 am - 9 am and Tuesday’s from 10 am - 4 pm. There are additional testing sites throughout Sacramento County, as well. If you have any questions, please see Baker.

Leader in Me: Family Mission Statement

Mission statements have long been a part of organizations. They provide a clear path for what the organization wants to accomplish. Think about your family. They are the most important organization you are part of. Work with your family to create a family mission statement. This will help you identify what is most important to the members of your family. Below are some great resources from Leader in Me to help you!

Annual NP3 Elementary Yearbook Cover Contest

If your child is interested in designing a cover for the Yearbook Cover Contest, it is happening NOW! Students can draw or design their covers over the next two weeks. It is due to classroom teachers on Friday, 9/17.

Please click here for the flyer with more detailed information.

Construction Updates

FYI, over the two-week break, the parking lot will be under construction. The elementary office is open during the break Mondays-Thursdays from 9 am - 1 pm. If you need anything, you can park at NP3 Middle/High School and walk on over.

Important Dates:

September 15 Early Release Wednesday

September 20-24 Conference Week Early Release

September 20-24 Book Fair

September 27-October 8 Fall Break No School

Amazon Wishlist 2-5 Playground Equipment and Supplies

Thank you so much for considering donating to our 2-5 Playground. If you have items like these lying around your homes, we will happily take them off your hands!

Amazon Wishlist k/1 Playground Equipment and Supplies

Thank you so much for helping our littles! They are pretty hard on their toys and could use more equipment on their playground. If you have toys that are suitable for ages 4-8 and your kids have outgrown them, we would love them!

MAP Fall Break Form

Families, MAP is open during the fall break from 8 am - 6 pm. Complete this interest form. It will help Mr. Gene staff the program properly.