NES Newsletter
PTO Reminders

Tuesday, May 1st | 7 pm
  • Last NESPTO meeting of the year in the NES Library. All are welcome!

All Spring TIDES Enrichment Program classes have now ended!
  • MAY 7TH 4-7PM Kindergarten Registration

  • MAY 17TH -5-7PM Art Show

  • MAY 31ST -7:30PM Spring Concert

  • JUNE 1ST -BEACH BLANKET BIDDING FUNDRAISER

  • JUNE 8TH - FIELD DAY

  • JUNE 26TH - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
4th Grade Talent Show

The 4th grade talent show will take place on Friday, June 21st, at 9:30 AM. The students will have an opportunity to end their last elementary school year with music, talent, and fun! Paperwork for permission and timelines (auditions and rules) with be sent home with the 4th grade students next week. Some of the key points for students to consider as they begin to plan their acts, are: The auditions and dress rehearsal will take place during the school day, all acts & songs must be limited to no more than 2 minutes, and students will not be permitted to be in more than two acts (one is preferred and depending on the number of participants, students may only be permitted to be in one act). If music is necessary, students will need their music submitted on a CD. Music duplicates will not be allowed and songs are on a first come, first serve basis. All music should be G rated (if using pop songs from the radio, it’s best to use the Kidz Bop version). Due to fire code regulations, performers will only be allowed to invite 1 guest. Please keep an eye out for the forms next week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Drinkwater at jdrinkwater@nssk12.org .
Narragansett Ranked in Top 500 Best Districts!

The results are in! Narragansett was recently ranked in the top 500 as one of the best school districts in America. Out of 9,577 eligible districts, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked our district at #473.

Factors such as student performance (math and reading test scores), dropout rates, and school funding contributed to the ranking. Click on the link below to view all the rankings and to learn more about this nationwide list.
NES Art Show

The 2018 NES Art Show is being held the evening of May 17th from 5-7pm in the NES Cafeteria. A s the theme of this year’s art show is printmaking, each grade level k-4 will be using a unique method of printing.  Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of a same piece, which is called a print. Common materials for printmaking may include a brayer, ink, printing  paper, and a matrix which varies depending on the method of printing.

Kristen Bryce
Narragansett Elementary School
Art Educator
@NESartRoom
NES Spring Concert

Now that Spring weather has finally arrived, we can all get excited for our Spring Concert! 

When : May 31 at 7:30 PM | NES
 
We invite you to watch and listen to our talented 3rd and 4th grade students. This concert will feature our band students, chorus students and string students! They will be performing a concert for the school earlier that day (this is for students and teachers only). We look forward to performing for you! Mrs. Hammell

Field Day News
Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 8th! 

This is a fun filled day of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as a cookout lunch outside! 

Parents may contact their child's classroom teacher if you would like to volunteer with the classroom. 

A current background check needs to be on file with the office. Please check with Main Office to see when yours expires-you must renew every year!
Farm to School Tasting Event!

This year, NES has volunteered to become local food ambassadors through the RI Healthy Schools Coalition and Farm Fresh RI.

The Local Food Ambassador’s goal is to work with volunteers (parents, schools staff & community members) to host a cafeteria taste-test to encourage students to try local produce. Studies show that more frequent exposure to vegetables and unfamiliar foods encourages children to eat healthier.

We had a food tasting this March and hope to continue next year!
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