Knightly News

2018-2019 - November 1, 2018

Included In This Issue

  • Thank You!
  • Save The Date(s)
  • Six Day Schedule
  • Inclement Weather Information

Important Dates!

November 6 - No School for Students/Inservice for Staff - Get Out There and VOTE!

November 21-23 - Fall Break No School for Students or Staff

December 6 - 2nd Grade Evening Music Performance

Thank You!

The staff would like to Thank the families that were able to attend conferences! Your participation is greatly appreciated - and we know your children benefit from that!


Thank you to the PTA and families that donated dinner items so the staff could enjoy a delicious meal on both conference nights. Your generosity does not go unnoticed and we appreciate you!

Please Save The Following Dates with PRE

January 17, 2019 - Parent Night w/ The Kid Whisperer from 6-8pm

  • Scott Ervin, who has been working with the staff, will present to parents for 2 hours. He will share his parenting tips and tricks to raising a happy and healthy child in today's world! How to get the things you ask for done without yelling, becoming angry, or fighting with your child! It will be a great night - and he has some funny stories too!


February 21, 2019 - Parents and students in grades 3-5 from 5:30-7:00

  • Join us for an evening of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) based fun!


March 14, 2019 - Parents and students in grades K-2 from 5:30-7:00

  • Join us for an evening of fun and learning centered all around one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss!

Learning is Fun at PRE!

Today our students were treated to a presentation by Kathy Wade!


Kathy is a renowned Jazz singer. She used her music and program to convey the important lessons about mastering skills and having respect for others.


Today, she focused on the journey of "A Black Anthology of Music". Students heard about the struggles of slaves, how they used music to communicate, and how their music led to the popular music of today - like Jazz!


We would like to thank Union Savings Bank for funding this excellent assembly today!

Six day Schedule - How the heck do I keep track of THAT?

Here is a link to our web page. The six day schedule calendar will tell you what day of the week it is! Print it off, hang it up, problem solved!


We know it's hard, we are still adjusting too! Are we coming or going? Hopefully this calendar will help!


Click Here

Inclement Weather

We knew it would happen! Follow this link for a document to print off.


Dear Parent:

Inclement weather plans for the 2018-2019 school year will be announced on the air in one of the following ways:

  1. Northwest Schools will be closed.
  2. Two hour delay. - This means all schools will start two hours later than usual. Transportation will begin two hours later as well.
  3. Third Time Frame Delay or Closing. This would mean all public and private school sin the Northwest School District that are in the third time frame will be delayed or closed. These third time frame schools are:
  • Monfort Heights
  • Taylor Elementary
  • Colerain Elementary
  • St. Ignatius
  • Mt. Healthy Math & Science Academy


If a delay is called for these third time frame schools, it will be for 2 hours. Once a delay is called, parents should stay tuned to local media in case the delay must be changed to a closing. This situation would occurr if inclement weather occurs after transportation services has already begun for students attending schools that begin earlier, and road conditions are worsening. The announcement that will go to the media will be "Northwest Schools Third time Frame Schools are Delayed" or "Northwest Schools Third Time Frame Schools are Closed."


4. Early Dismissal - This annoucement would mean the district would be transporting private and public students home early. Parents need to have a contingency plan in order to deal with this circumstance. In addition, parents will need to remainin contact with local media if adverse weather conditions occur during the school day to determine if Northwest Schools is going to transport students home early. The announcement that will go to the media will be, "Northwest Schools will Dismiss Early". The length of early dismissal will also be announced such as "1-hour" or "2-hours".


Special Note Concerning Kindergarten:

On days when there is a two-hour delay, morning Kindergarten will be cancelled.

Meet Our Staff - This Week's Highlights

Pleasant Run Elementary School

We will open our new doors to a beautiful learning environment for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Our mission is to encourage and develop-life long learners in a fair, safe, and supportive environment that accepts and celebrates diversity.

To Change Transportation For One Day

Please contact the school BEFORE 1:30pm - all request must be in writing.


Ways to contact:

  1. Send a written note to your child's classroom teacher in the morning
  2. Email the following people: cowens@nwlsd.org AND gdenier@nwlsd.org
  3. Fax a letter to: 513-825-1076


Information to include:

  • Child's first and last name
  • Name of Child's teacher
  • Date of change
  • Method of dismissal the student will be taking