Making a Difference
Congratulations to the following fifth grade students who are on Student Council this year!
Aiden Baker, Jaedyn Bartell, Lucy Bivens, Kassdy Daniel, Tyler Derby, Madison Dixon, Evan Graham, Josephine Hackborn, Jacob Haddad, Maddy Hilliard, Aniah Hulburt, Katie Marshall, Layla Marshall, Logan Miller, Fayth Savicke, Anna Warner, Brasha White and Zander Wilkinson
Throughout the year these students will be doing morning announcements, collecting recycling twice a month, helping with service projects and interacting with Mrs. Kennedy's class through Peer Connections. We are proud of the work and motivation they all have! You are making a difference!
Lexia Reading Core5
Northwest has begun using Lexia Reading Core5 in order to provide literacy instruction for students reading below, at, and above grade level pre-K-5. Lexia's research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, and adaptive learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge,and providing teachers with the data and student-specific resources they need for individual or small group instruction. NWEL is excited about this new program, the data it provides teachers and staff, and how it will continue to improve reading skills across grade levels.
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports
October 2 & 3- 4th Grade Mackinac Trip Parent Meeting NWEl Cafeteria @6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Parents only need to attend one of these meetings)
October 4- Early Release @2:35 p.m.
October 5- 5th Grade Greenfield Village Trip
October 9- Board Meeting @5:00 p.m. NEC
October 9- 3rd Grade Hands on Museum Field Trip; Smith, Potter, Giroux
October 10- Picture Day (Picture Day ID: LM457003Y0)
October 11- Early Release @2:35 p.m.
October 16- 3rd Grade Hands on Museum Field Trip; Schroeder, Wanless, Rivera, Kennedy
October 17- Bible Study Release @1:50 p.m.
October 17- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 17- PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. NWEl Cafeteria
October 18- Early Release @2:35 p.m.
October 19- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 23- No School
October 24- 4th Grade Capitol & Museum Trip; Bartlett, Kujawa
October 25- Marvelous Mounties @7:45a.m.
October 25- Early Release @2:35 p.m.
October 28- Trunk or Treat @12:30 p.m. NWEEl Parking Lot
October 30- 4th Grade Capital & Museum Trip; Snyder, Garcia, Brown, Wheat
October 30- 3rd Grade Hands on Museum Trip; Burmeister, Tinkle, Grant
October 31- Happy Halloween! Parade: 2:30 p.m. Classroom Parties 2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
This event is for children up through the 5th grade. Children dress up in their costumes and parade through our line of trunks, gathering candy, and playing games. There will be free hot dogs and hayrides!
You are welcome to host a trunk or donate a bag of candy. Call Sabrena Jenkins for more information at 817-4754.
Just a friendly reminder to not drop your student off before 8:15 a.m. There is no supervision outside during that time. Students are let into the building at 8:15 a.m.
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. We are, however, looking very closely at how we can improve this process. Our goal is to relieve the amount of traffic by brainstorming possible changes to the entrance and exits of the NWEL campus. Thank you for helping us keep Northwest the best place to be in Jackson County!
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 school, please park in a designated parking spot and not along the drop-off curb. This will help traffic to flow so that 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.
- 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 i to the Northwest Elementary office and check it in with a secretary.
- Cough drops are considered medication. Please do not sent cough drops with your child.
- 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.