Dec 04

Career Day Success!

A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers who made this year’s career day a hug success!

 

Nov 27

NPES Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder

NPES Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that students may not be dropped off until 9:05 am unless previously registered for the Early Drop Off program.  Please exercise caution and safety when dropping off your student(s) in the circle.  Also please be reminded that students must be picked up by 4:00 pm each day.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in this matter.

Oct 31

School Bus Tracker – NEW!!

Our district will be implementing a new School Bus Tracker system. Please click on the link below to view the flyer. The new system will start once a significant number of parents register.

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Oct 16

We need rock garden donations!

We need NPES rock garden donations!  If you have something to donate, please give it to Ms. Cummings, Art Teacher.

 

Thank you!

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Oct 04

PBIS starting at NPES

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

This year Nansemond Parkway Elementary is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) school! We are so excited to introduce the “Braves Behaving” program to you and our students. We are “pumped” to see the changes that will happen at Nansemond Parkway as well as in our students.  Please help us reinforce these expectations so we can have a successful 2017-2018 school year.

 

What is PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)?

 

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systematic approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide and classroom behavior for all students.  Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans.  PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings.  PBIS is a team-based process for systematic problem solving planning, and evaluation.  It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

 

What is PBIS at our school?

 

We have adopted a unified set of behavioral expectations. You can see these school-wide expectations on the attached matrix.  You will see these posted throughout the school.  Your child has learned about these matrices during the first few weeks of school and they will be reinforced throughout the school year.

 

As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students engaged and on task, we strive to do the following when teaching academics and behavior:

 

  • Consistently teach and model our school-wide expectations
  • Provide students with more positive feedback rather than correction
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tones
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach
  • Recognize students who are “caught” being respectful, responsible, and safe

 

If you have any questions about PBIS, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or a member of the PBIS team. We look forward to a wonderful year here at Nansemond Parkway with our “Braves Behaving” program.

 

Your PBIS Team,

 

 

Jennifer Conner, Chanda Pittman, Kimberly Nierman, Cheryl Luton, Debra Harris, Candace Judkins, Charla Mathes, Deidre Trousdell, Lauren Barrett, Jamie Guthrie, Dianna Edwards, Timothy Kubinak

 

PBIS Parent info letter_2017

 

Oct 02

NPES Collecting Box Tops!

NPES is collecting box tops for education!  Please turn in all box tops to your classroom teachers!

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Oct 02

NPES is Fully Accredited!

On Wednesday Sept. 27th, Dr. Whitney, Superintendent of Suffolk Public Schools, presented NPEs with our full accreditation banner.

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Sep 20

New Addition to the Playground!

 NPES has some new seating on the playground.   It is called a “Buddy Bench” and several schools in our district have had them installed. The idea is to help students come together and make new friends and also help students who are having issues making friends. You can read more information on the idea of the “Buddy Bench” at http://buddybench.org/. Below is also link to a segment that aired on NBC Nightly News in May. Please discuss the Buddy Bench this week with your students. Our particular bench has been dedicated in the memory of Dr. Milton Liverman, former SPS Superintendent, who passed away this year. Mr. David Mitnick, who is on our school board and a member of Suffolk Education Foundation, has spearheaded this effort in our district. Thanks!!

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Sep 20

2017-2018 Family Engagement Activities

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Jul 25

Early Morning Drop-Off Program

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school year for previously enrolled families as they transition to other childcare arrangements for the 2018-19 school year.

Please note, we will not be admitting new families this school year.

If you were registered last year, you may reapply for the complimentary Early Drop-off program again this school year. Spaces are limited and admission to the program will be based on need due to parent/guardian work schedule.

Currently enrolled families who are interested in continuing with the program should submit an application no later than August 18, 2017 and include verification that early morning drop-off is needed due to parent work schedules.  Links to the cover letter and application are below.

Early Drop-Off Letter (2017-18)

Early Drop-Off Application (2017-18)

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