Posted April 13th, 2013 by Steve Schneider
Hello, Nerge Community,
This is just an extra update and the regularly Nerge Knightly News newsletter link is NOT attached today, but will be sent out next week. There have been so many positive things to keep you informed about, I didn’t want to wait an entire week.
Seeing the smiling faces of our students on that stage and the students who work with lights, props, and stage crew shining with confidence and an energy that comes from months and months of dedicated practices is the magic that happens at Nerge. Those magical moments were evident as each of our 6th graders were overcome with emotion as they thanked their teachers and reflected on what they will take away from their time spent at Nerge. Each year the final production of our school-wide musical gets better and better and the dedication from each of you as parents taking kids back and forth to rehearsals, helping students with memorizing lines, practicing songs, and gathering costume and prop pieces is what helps make it so amazing. A special thanks to Mrs. Chapman, Mrs. Chesney, Mrs. Doyle, Mr. Kanoon, Mrs. Stinger, and Mrs. Gentry for all of their dedication, passion, and hours of preparation and behind-the-scenes work for making this magical moment come together for our students. Thank as well for remembering the canned food drive items that you donated to give back to others and pay it forward.
I am so lucky to be part of the Nerge family and the magic that happens every year. Walt Disney sure does sum it up the best:
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
MAP Assessment cycle begins on MONDAY:
MAP testing begins at Nerge on Monday, April 15. Our teachers have been conducting a special “MAP Boot Camp” in some classrooms to provide them with the best opportunities to do their very best and are prepared to demonstrate what they know and can do. Teachers have also reviewed goal setting with every student and every class as we strive to demonstrate our highest level of performance and student learning growth. Please help your child do their best by doing the following:
- Please review your child’s goal with them.
- Please make sure your child gets a full night’s sleep and is on time to school.
- Please make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast.
- Please encourage your child to do his/her best and remind them that these tests are important for them, the school, and the school district.
- Please do not schedule flexible appointments that would require your child to miss school during the testing window.
- We are confident that our Nerge students are ready and will demonstrate all that they know and have learned.
Student Profile Form:
If you are interested in sharing specific information regarding your child in order to assist us in assigning them to a classroom next year, please feel free to contact the school office and we’ll be happy to send the form home to you for completion. We do NOT honor specific teacher requests and do not guarantee specific students to be placed together. The due date for turning the form in to the school office is Monday, April 22.
Summer Tech Camp:
This is a great opportunity for our students to dig in to some highly-engaging technology tools during the month of June for a few hours at a time. Please review the details of the attachment and submit the application beginning April 15 so your child won’t miss out on this GREAT event.
Math and Science Academy Updates:
- Girl Scout Troop Skypanel Bronze Project:
Our Junior Girl Scout Troop wants the new Nerge Math and Science Academy to look beautiful, and you can help!
Your family can help purchase a gorgeous skypanel which will benefit Nerge students for over 20 years! The Girl Scouts are coordinating this project to demonstrate leadership skills and community return this is a long-term sustainable project. They are currently accepting order forms which are attached in this email. If you are interested, please return order forms to the Nerge Office in an envelope labeled “Girl Scout Skypanel Project” before Friday, May 3rd. The Girl Scouts will also have a table set up at our Open House on April 25 to collect orders and will showcase the panels displayed in several locations throughout the building. Thank you for supporting our Girl Scout Troop Bronze Project to help beautify Nerge!
Our corporate sponsor, Siemens Technologies, Inc. has graciously agreed to sponsor the purchase of lab coats for our students. A classroom set of lab coats are being ordered and completely funded by Siemens. The student-created logo design will be embroidered on one side and the Siemens logo will be embroidered on the other side of the lab coat. Students are so excited to wear them when they visit the science lab and feel like REAL scientists.
April 15 – May 3 – MAP Testing
April 15 – Pizza Monday
April 17 – Fun Foods
April 18 – Board of Ed meeting – 7:00 PM
April 22 – Pizza Monday
April 25 –Celebrate Reading and Writing and Open House event : 6:30 – 8:00 PM
April 29 – Pizza Monday
May 1 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40 & No Early Childhood and Kindergarten Classes)
If you have any questions about how we can support your student, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate all of your support and dedication in collaboratively working with the Nerge School team.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Amanda Clark, Principal