Northern Elementary

NES Connection May 2016

Home-School Partnership

The collaborative efforts of home and school have brightened our NES entry-way all year. And it is with great appreciation of our PTO for garnering the efforts of families, supporting our Lobby Decorations and Student Showcase, with willing investment of time and attention. Students have showcased personal #Sparks, sharing their passion and interests with others. Families have fueled our #YearofStrength and highlighted school events with creative collaboration. Home-School Partnership anchors our success and propels our journey in learning!


#MayMatters aligns with #MayMerriment, as we gear up for our last 6 weeks of school. Our commitment to the #lastbell movement continues! Visit our Twitter feed, available on our school website, or on Twitter, @NESpolarBears to see daily posts of individuals committed to teaching 'til the #last bell. On May 20, students will leave Field Day Festivities with this year's One School One Book secret text, launching a ten day home-school partnership of daily read-aloud. "The Zoo' was voted this year's Field Day theme during our November 2015 election. This theme additionally serves as #Clue Two to our One School One Book text! Stay tuned for more details!


Mr. Jason Reed, professional hip-hop dancer and Pennsylvania Council of the Arts teaching artist, has spent over 5 weeks with our GR3 students, lighting the spark and fueling the fire for dance! As Outreach Director for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and REACH (Respect Education through the Arts CHallenge), Mr. Reed has fostered an appreciation for dance and increased exposure to the discipline necessary for skill success. We are grateful for the funding of this residency via the support of the Dillsburg Arts and Revitalization Council and stART Something, a partnership between the Cultural Alliance of York County and the PA Council for the Arts. Interested in the results? #StayTuned for demonstrations!

Moments with Mom

Friday, May 6th, 8-8:45am

NES Sunshine Cafe

RSVP's for our Morning Mom event confirm your attendance for 8:00-8:20 or 8:20-8:40 in our Sunshine Cafe! Donuts, coffee, and quality time with your student!

#ShakeDownOnThePlayground - Team Vance and Team DeLuca gathered around a healthy game of kickball, celebrating the culmination of PSSAs and fueling family fun! #WeAreFamily


May 02-03: Band and Orchestra Rehearsals

May 03: KDG Field Trip- Zoo America

May 03: Band/Orchestra Concert, 7PM HS Auditorium

May 06: Moments with Mom, 8AM-8:40AM NES Cafe

May 09: Book Fair Week

May 11: GR 4 Swimming

May 11: GR1 Field Trip: Indian Echo Caverns

May 11: GR5 Field Trip: Pinchot Park

May 13: GR5 Field Trip: Harrisburg Symphony

May 18: KDG Bookmaking Night, 6:30PM

May 20: Field Day: The Zoo, OSOB Launch

May 26: GR2 Field Trip: Snyder's of Hanover


June 01: KDG Home-School Celebration, 10AM NES Gymnasium

June 03: Polar Pride Day, OSOB Culmination

June 07: GR5 Farewell Ceremony, 2PM NES Gymnasium

June 08: NOON Dismissal, Last Day of School