NP³ Elementary 2021-2022

Matey Message Week 9 October 11-15

Matey Message Week 10 October 18-22

None of us is as smart as all of us.

Dear Matey Families,

Happy Fall! Late last week I received exciting news! U.S. News and World Report have ranked NP3 Elementary as the #1 Elementary School In Natomas Unified. Thank you so much to everyone who contributes to making our learning community so special. Please see the attachment below for more information.

Runnin' for Rhett starts this week. In addition, Ms. Draper has teamed up with one of our parents and the Sacramento Food Bank to help Afghan refugees. Thank you to our staff who graciously donate their time to help our students and families feel more connected to NP3 and Natomas!

NP3 is also accepting applications until November 15. Please note, if you are an existing NP3 student, you do not need to fill out another application. You will complete an Intent to Return survey in late winter/early spring.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Dart

Enrollment Process for NP3's 2022 - 2023 School Year

  • Complete the entire application for each student you wish to enroll for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Include a copy of the document establishing the date of birth (passport, state certificate of live birth, etc.)
  • Include (1) residency verification (SMUD, PG&E, utility bill, etc.). The name of the parent or guardian must be listed and be the student’s primary address.
  • Applications can be submitted online, dropped off at either NP3 office, emailed to, or faxed to 916-567-5749.

Applications are open and will be accepted until November 15th. Applications received on or after November 16th will not be included in the 2022 - 2023 school year lottery to be conducted in the Spring of 2022. Those applications will be added to the waiting list in the order they were received.

COVID-19 Updates

NP3 Schools COVID-19 Dashboard:

Due to the shortage of rapid tests, we will only test staff and students who have been identified as close contacts to a positive case on campus. NUSD is offering to test every day from 7 am - 9 am and Tuesdays from 10 am - 4 pm. There are additional testing sites throughout Sacramento County, as well.

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Baker.

Community Outreach: Welcome Home Bathroom Baskets

In an effort to help our Sacramento Afghan families and Afghan refugees, NP3 Elementary is partnering with Sacramento Food Bank to create "Bathroom Baskets" for newly arriving Afghan refugees.

The Bathroom Baskets will feature toiletries collected from students and families. We are asking each classroom community to consider donating one item from the list attached. Donations will be accepted the week of November 1-5.

Please review the attached flyer to see what item your student's classroom is responsible for. If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Draper at

Leader in Me: Stop and Think

Students continue to explore what it means to be proactive (Habit 1). Attached is a tool that will help your students act within their Circle of Control. It is called a Stop and Think Diagram. The tool allows your student a way to organize their thinking and response to a situation.

Construction Updates:

Steady progress continues to be made on NP3 Elementary.

Runnin' For Rhett STARTS THIS TUESDAY (tomorrow):

Students' first practice is Tuesday (tomorrow). Students will meet in Ms. Benesch's room after school. Please pick your students up in NP3 Elementary's car loop.

Runnin' for Rhett Information:

Runnin' for Rhett Sign Up:

Hearing Screening First, Second, and Fifth Graders:

All first, second, and fifth graders will participate in Hearing Testing on Tuesday, October 19.

After School Programs:

We are excited to offer 4 Dream Enrichment classes after school. Please check out our After School Programs page to see more information and to register.

Important Dates:

October is Walktober with JIBE!

October 20, 27 Early Release Wednesdays

October 29 Halloween Parade Blackbird Park (see schedule below and attached)

12:45 pm - 12:55 pm - 4th and 5th-grade students

12:55 pm - 1:05 pm - 2nd and 3rd-grade students

1:05 pm - 1:15 pm - Kinder and 1st-grade students

November 11 Veteran’s Day No School

NP3 Elementary Ranks as #1 Elementary School in Natomas

Congratulations Matey Families! NP3 Elementary has been honored as the #1 elementary school in Natomas! Thank you so much for your unconditional support for all things NP3 Elementary. We are so proud of our learning community!

NP3 Elementary Halloween Parade Costume Guidelines

Please read the attached guidelines for Halloween costumes and our Halloween Parade.

Leader in Me: Stop and Think Diagram

Habit 1: Be Proactive This tool can help your students organize their thoughts about what is in and out of their Circle of Control.

October Lunch Menu

NUSD October Lunch Menu