Lunch Information


We welcome you to come and enjoy lunch with your student on the stage! However, when joining your student for lunch, only your student is permitted to eat with you on the stage.  Lately, there has been an issue with multiple students dining with one adult taking up the limited seating and generating lots of traffic in the stage area with students moving between their classroom seating and the stage area.

Thank you for your cooperation in making sure we provide ample space for guest diners and in reducing the amount of traffic at the stage area.


Important End of the Year Dates


May 3rd & 4th – Field Days
May 7th – 11th – Spring Book Fair
May 11th – Fine Arts Night
May 22nd & 23rd – Early Release, 12:30 p.m. dismissal
                      ***May 23rd – Last Day of School!***

Career Week March 23rd-30th

March 23rd – 30th

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Friday, March 23rd Activities for 3rd grade
Tuesday, March 27th Careers on Wheels for Kindergarten and 1st grade
Wednesday, March 28th Activities for 2nd grade
Thursday, March 29th College Day: Students and staff are invited to dress in their favorite college gear/school colors.
Friday, March 30th Junior Achievement for 4th and 5th grade
Friday, March 30th Career Dress-Up Day: Students are invited to dress-up for their most desired future career. Please remember that student costumes must adhere to the school dress code. No props please.

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

December 1st – 15thOnline Book Fair
December 8th – 14th – Angel Tree
December 19th & 20th – Early Release days (12:30 p.m.)
December 21st – January 1st – Winter Holidays
January 2nd & 3rd – Student Holiday; Staff Workdays
January 15th – MLK Jr. Day, No School

Lost and Found Items

The NES Lost and Found will be donated to Goodwill on Thursday, December 21!

Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found or come by between 2:45 and 6PM through the Bus Port where our ASP Desk can help you.


Book Fair Info

The Fall Book Fair is Coming !!!!

The Nickajack Learning Commons and the Nickajack PTA are proud and excited to sponsor our fall book fair with our new partner Bedford Falls Book Fairs.

When:  11/13 – 11/17
Where:  Nickajack Learning Commons

Monday          8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday         8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday       8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday           8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gift Certificates for teachers will be on sale in the Learning Commons until next Wednesday.  Students with money to purchase a certificate may be sent to the Learning Commons and we will deliver the gift certificate to the teacher. Students will not be allowed to deliver gift certificates. We  will accept cash or a check.

Students that have a large amount of coins will need to count their money, place in an envelope and put the amount on the front of the envelope.  We will not count for them and we will not accept handfuls/bags of coins for payment.


  • We need your plastic grocery bags. Drop them off in the Learning Commons at any time or send them by your child.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and/or your student at the book fair!

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

November 6th -14th – Food Drive
November 13th – 17th – Book Fair
November 14th – 16th – Friends & Family Holiday Luncheon
November 20th – 24th – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 19th & 20th – Early Release days (12:30 p.m.)
December 21st – January 1st – Winter Break
January 2nd & 3rd – Student Holiday; Staff Workdays
January 15th – MLK Jr. Day

Writing Strategies

Guided writing is taught to small groups in briskly paced, 20-minute lessons. These groupings should be flexible, based on observation of students’ current needs, and might be implemented following a whole-class writing lesson.

  • Engage students in a brief, shared experience. You might read a short but fascinating section of an informational text, for example, or conduct a brief experiment.
    • Engage students in a rich conversation during this experience, expanding their linguistic ability for this topic.
    • Have students explicitly rehearse the ways in which they may decide to write about this experience.
  • Teach one or two specific strategies for writing.
    • Remember to teach strategies for all levels of writing decisions, including composing, text and sentence structures, spelling, and punctuation.
    • Provide brief examples or cue cards of strategies in order to support students’ immediate use.
    • Hold brief discussions with students about how they will integrate these strategies into their own writing during today’s lesson.
  • Retreived: