Oct 16

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!


The NPES Fall Book Fair will be Thursday, October 26th through Friday, November 4th. These book fairs are the only fundraisers our library media center has so I really appreciate your support so I can buy resources for the library.

 I am in need of volunteers to help make this book fair a success.  Volunteers are needed to assist students with wish lists and purchases.  I need volunteers any time of the day between 9:30 and 3:30 so if you can spare an hour or two, or day or two, please contact with convenient times you can volunteer.

 Thank you for supporting our library.  I really appreciate all of your help!

Tosha C. Penkrot

NPES Media Specialist

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!


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 04

NPES Rocks!

NPES held a Student “Rock Painting” Night in conjunction with our Annual Open House/State of the School Presentation tonight. Over 150 students participated, painting colorful rocks to start our school rock garden. Former NPES students volunteered to help our Art Teacher, Mrs. Qua Cummings, facilitate.


Oct 03

Grandparents Week, Oct. 9th-13th

Grandparents’ Week

Monday, October 9 th through Friday, October 13 th

The faculty, staff, and students would like to invite you to join us in celebration of Grandparents’ Week.

We recognize the awesome contribution that you make in the lives of our students and invite you to

come and have lunch, read a story, or just spend some time with your grandchild here at Nansemond

Parkway. Due to budget constraints, the School Board is unable to pay for lunch this year. However, we

are still inviting you to come out and enjoy some time with your child. Unfortunately, our cafeterias

do NOT accept credit cards or personal checks from grandparents for lunch purchases.

Any child who does not have a grandparent is welcome to invite a “significant adult” to participate in

this week long celebration. If you plan to do something special or share a special talent in the classroom,

we ask that you indicate that on this form so that the teacher can have you included in the schedule for

the day. In years past, Grandparents’ Week has been a huge success, and we are sure this year will not

be any different. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the students and staff at

Nansemond Parkway Elementary.

Lunch Times are listed below

Early Start 12:50-1:20

Kindergarten 1:10-1:35

First Grade 11:35-12:00

Second grade 12:10-12:35

Third grade 1:25-1:50

Fourth Grade 12:30-12:55

Fifth Grade 1:45-2:10

The cost for lunch will be $3.00 per person. This price includes iced tea.


Please click on the link to download reservation form:

2017 NPES Grandparent’s Week Letter.docx



Oct 02

NPES Collecting Box Tops!

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



Oct 02

NPES is Fully Accredited!

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


Sep 28

School Picture Day is Friday, October 13th!

Sep 22

5th Graders Kick Off the New Year with STEM Presentation

The fifth graders began year two of the STEM360 program. The program is through a grant received by the Virginia Air and Space Center and is a two year study of the effect that science, math, engineering, and technology exposure have on education. The program has afforded this group of students  four STEM field trips and receive four outreach programs each year of the two year program. September 21st, the program kicked off with our STEM coach, Mr. Parrish Crosby, doing in interactive presentation with students and families alike.  Nansemond Parkway is fortunate to be a part of this program and teachers and students alike have learned a great deal from the first year. We are very excited to see what year two holds!



Sep 22

Pajama Jam a HUGE Success!

Thank you to all the families to attended our Pajama Jam Family Reading Night on Thursday, September 21st!


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