Northwest Elementary School
3757 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202
Dear Fellow Mounties,
Not to long ago I severed the extensor tendon in my left thumb. I was working on a wood project and was using a brand new wood chisel. Needless to say, the chisel traveled through my tendon like a hot knife through butter. The wound was gruesome and the four hour trip to the emergency room was less than desirable. After surgery and a few physical therapy appointments, I could move my thumb with relative ease but my range of motion was limited. It is difficult to describe the disappointment that comes from trying to do something physical and the results inadequate, because your body simply won’t respond. My thumb would not work correctly! No matter how hard I tried, my thumb was weak and would not allow me to grip things properly, I needed help. I greatly dislike asking for help. I am stubborn, sometimes really stubborn. I started asking for help with tasks that I could do easily before cutting my thumb, it was hard, It was humbling.
Such is life, it seems that we are not easily able to accomplish the things we truly want to do, and the things we put little effort into seem to come so easily. So how do we get past this conundrum? Ask for help.
NWEL School is a place where staff members are constantly helping one another. We help one another, we help families, we help the students and we help the district in the collective.
During the month of March, schools across the state celebrate reading. I dare say, that no school in the great state of Michigan can rival what we do here at NWEL School. We have assemblies, contests, guest authors, track students reading, and yes, we read, read, read! This is a collaborative effort and the entire building is bustling with activities, all-month-long! We end the month with an all school assembly where staff play games, students win prizes and students win bicycles for being top readers in our school. This is possible because we ask for help from parents, students and community members. Thank you for being a part of the NWEL School. Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for allowing us to help you.
Thank you for allowing us to ask you for help
Eric G. Kelly, Ed.S.
Principal, Northwest Elementary School
School Times: Regular day (8:25 am to 3:40 pm) Early Release day (8:25 to 2:35 pm) Half day (8:25 to 12:15 pm)
|March 1 Early Release
March 2 Conferences (4:30-7:00)
March 8 Early Release
March 10 Half day students; full day staff
March 13 No School for students/staff
March 15 Early Release
March 22 Early Release
March 29 Early Release
March 30 Half Day Students/Staff
March 31 Spring Break
|April 10 First Day of School After Spring Break
April 12 Early Release
April 14 No School - Good Friday
April 19 Early Release
April 26 Early Release
|May 3 Early Release
May 10 Early Release
May 17 Early Release
May 24 Early Release
May 29 No School- Memorial Day
June 8 Last Day of School- Half Day Students; Full Day Staff
Profile: The Northwest Elementary School came into existence in 1983, and serves over 660 students in grades three, four and five. The staff includes 30 certified teachers, including 20 with advanced degrees or equivalent training.