Northwest Elementary School
3757 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202
Hello Mountie Nation!
The 2016-17 School year is just around the corner! I know this for two reasons, the calendar on my desk and the school supplies that are showing up in the stores! We are extremely fortunate and excited to start this new year with our NWEL family and the Mountie Nation. We are growing in numbers and honored with the amount of trust this community has placed in us to educate and love your children.
Vision is fascinating! When you have it, it's wonderful, when you don't, it's painful, hurtful and disorienting. This is true of the vision that is metaphorical as well. There are thoughts, disciplines and words that can protect vision. They are difficult to use at times. They are like wearing safety glasses! I am always grateful that I utilized them when the sparks are flying.
This year at NWEL we are excited about our renewed focus on vision for our school. This vision includes parents, students and community members in the Mountie Nation. We are growing by leaps and bounds and we need your help! As a staff, we at NWEL, will be focusing our efforts in three major areas this year: Programming, Discipline and Communication. Those areas are very specific to what we do everyday at NWEL. The community can share in our vision by doing similar tasks in these areas. Here is what it might look like for you at home: Programming: Help us by doing two simple tasks with your child all year long: 1.) increase their vocabulary- have a new word for each week (W.O.W.) that they try to use in context. 2.) Chart things- you can have your child chart or graph things verbally and physically. They can chart how long it takes to get groceries, or how many times you get gas in a week, the amount of times you mow the lawn, the loads of laundry completed in a week etc. Discipline: Ask your child to exercise self-control independently. They can play with the neighbors without arguing. They can allow someone else to have the last scoop of ice cream from the freezer. They can do an extra chore without being asked. Communication: The NWEL office wants your email address! We want to communicate with you monthly through our electronic newsletter you can access on our website and by email. Not only would this ensure your ability to have immediate access to information, it would also help eliminate the extra cost of printing and paper waste. We will have a booth at our open house where we can collect your email! The booth will also have these fun partnering ideas to increasing our collective vision for the 2016-17 school year at NWEL! We cannot do this without YOU!
Eric G. Kelly Ed.S
Principal, Northwest Elementary School
Class List Postings: Class lists will be posted August 15 in the front lobby area windows.
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)
|Suggested School Supplies:
In order to take advantage of special school sales, the following lists are a guide of the basics in case you would like to supply these items for your child. Other specific needs will be shared by your child’s teacher during the first week of school. Please note that extras of glue sticks, pencils and tissues are always appreciated by the classroom teacher.
6 good quality folders
Dry erase markers
3 ink pens-red, blue or black
8-10 count washable markers
16-24 count crayons
2 boxes of tissues
Sock or washcloth-dry marker eraser
|Small supply box/container
6 expo markers (fine/chisel tip)
3-6 red pens
24-36 #2 pencils
To donate to the class:
Clorox wipes containers
Dry erase markers
1 black sharpie
|August 22 Teacher In-service
August 23 Teacher In-service
August 23 Open House 5:00 - 6:30
August 24 1st full day of school
|September 2 No School
September 5 No School - Labor Day
September 7 Early Release
September 14 Early Release
September 21 Early Release
September 28 Early Release
|October 5 Early Release
October 11 Picture Day
October 12 Early Release
October 19 Early Release
October 26 Early Release
November 2 Early Release
November 9 Early Release
November 14-16 Mobile Dentist
November 16 Early Release
November 17 Picture Re-takes
November 17 Conferences 4:30 -7:30
November 21 Conferences 4:30 -7:30
November 22 Half day for students
November 23 Half day students & staff
November 23 End of 1st Trimester
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.