Monthly Letter to Parents
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It is gone! I need your help finding the 2014-15 school year! We have a short, two-and-a-half weeks left as I am writing this May newsletter. First, I want to thank all the students, staff and parents for a wonderful 2014-15 school year. While it is my first year at 1-R, I consider it one of my best experiences. Students have worked tremendously hard, and I have seen so much growth academically and socially. I am proud of them, and proud to be a Rebel! The 1-R staff is truly amazing—the most dedicated and caring people I have had the privilege to work with. Parents, thank you for all your support and entrusting your children to us everyday. The Northwest district is a family, and I am truly blessed to be around so many wonderful students and people.
CELEBRATIONS Students worked very hard this past month completing a variety of assessments—notable NeSA. While we do not see final results until early fall, I am very proud of the efforts of the students and staff. If their effort level is any indicator, you will be proud of them this fall, as well. Congratulations to Mason Janky and McKenna Watson as 1-R/Northwest district team place 3rd out of 36 teams in the ESU 10 Quiz Bowl, and fantastic job students and Mr. Pearson for a wonderful spring concert!
RETIREMENT RECEPTION A reception in honor of Mrs. Kathy Eirick will be held on Monday, May 4, from 4-6 p.m. in the 1-R gym. Please come celebrate and help us honor Mrs. Eirick’s 42 years of service to students, 1-R and the Northwest district.
FIELD DAY will be Friday, May 8. Events start at Northwest at 12:30 sharp! Please have students to their designated area by 12:30 p.m. Students will be dismissed at little before 12 p.m. Information was sent home with students last week asking if they had rides, or need a ride, to Northwest. Please return those forms ASAP, so we may determine drivers and riders. Students riding with parents will be dismissed for normal pick up on the blacktop. Students who need a ride to Northwest will remain in the 1-R gym until their driver arrives. Volunteer drivers must submit the required paperwork to the office before reporting to the gym. Field day will be finished around 3 p.m. Please checkout students with their teacher before leaving. If we have inclement weather, field day will be canceled. NO reschedule date is available.
2015-16 SCHOOL REGISTRATION will take place Tuesday, May 12, from 2-6 p.m. and also Thursday, May 14, from 2-6 p.m. In efforts to alleviate one more trip to 1-R during the summer, we are providing these days and times for registration. IMPORTANT NOTE!! Parents planning to register on either of these days at dismissal: please park on the NORTH side of the lane. Families picking up children and NOT registering should pull through the lane on the south side. We will post a sign in the driveway. We are asking everyone to please be flexible and safe as this will be different and a little chaotic for two days. Registration paperwork will be the same. Please stop in the office, and Mrs. Meis will provide you with a packet to complete. We will have tables set up in the gym. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this new endeavor.
PTO Flower pick up will be Thursday, May 7, from 2:30-4 p.m. in the gym. Yearbooks should arrive before school is out! Our goal is to pass yearbooks out the last day or two of school.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is Wednesday, May 20. School will dismiss that day at 12 noon. Eighth grade recognition will be from 8:15-9 a.m. K-3 awards will be from 9:15-10 a.m., and grades 4-7 from 10:15-11 a.m. Please feel free to attend your child’s award ceremony in the gym.
LUNCH & LIBRARY ACCOUNTS Please make sure your child’s lunch account has a positive or zero balance at the end of the school year. All fines or missing library books have to be paid. Northwest requires all accounts to be paid up by the last day of school. Report cards will not be sent if there is a balance due. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
7TH GRADE PHYSICALS State law requires all students entering seventh grade to have a physical completed by a physician and up-to-date immunizations before they can begin school in August. An athletic physical will not qualify for the seventh grade physical; however, your child will be covered for both the seventh grade and athletic physicals when your family doctor performs the physical.
SUMMER LIBRARY & READING PROGRAM Information about the summer reading program will be sent home for students starting in first and completing third grade. Program dates will be Monday thru Thursday, June 1-3, and Tuesday thru Friday, June 9-12. We will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mrs. Gloria Dolton, Mrs. Cindy Olesen and Mrs. Britnee Langrehr will provide instruction. The library will be open to check out books once a week beginning with Wednesday, June 3 from 9-12 noon and ending Wednesday July 1. Look for more information to come on both these summer events.
Please do not hesitate stop by or call the office at 385-6352 if you need assistance or have questions.