Nicoma Park Intermediate Administrators
The month of March has so many wonderful things in store for NPI. Spring officially begins in March, and we are definitely looking forward to the amazing spring weather that is to come! As you watch the flowers bloom and the mercury in the thermometers rise, please take a few moments to enjoy the fresh spring air and reflect on the many blessings that life brings your way. We, at NPI, are tremendously blessed by being a part of your children’s lives and education. Thank you for sharing them with us and for your continual support and assistance!
Please remember that Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools used three inclement weather days up to this point. Because of this, school will be in session on April 14, April 21, and May 5.
On Friday, March 3rd, our students will enjoy many outstanding reading and learning activities in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Our students and staff are invited to wear Dr. Seuss hats and related clothing if they wish to do so. NPI plans to be involved in “Seussapalooza,” which will result in our classes being actively engaged in special activities for this celebration. What an amazing treat this will be!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled on the evenings of March 7th and March 9th. It is extremely important for all of our parents/guardians to participate in an in-person, Zoom, or phone conference so that you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s academic and behavioral progress with his or her teacher(s). We are looking forward to 100% participation from our families! Please remember that school will not be in session on March 10, 2023, because some sites in our district will be conducting their conferences on that day.
Miss Davis is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through March 9, 2023, with online orders accepted through March 15, 2023. This will provide a wonderful opportunity to stock up on some great reading material for your kiddos! Please consider supporting this fantastic fundraiser that promotes reading and literacy development.
Our students and staff will have the week of March 13th – 17th off for Spring Break. I would like to encourage each family to enjoy spending some quality time together relaxing, reading, and engaging in activities that will bring delight.
The NPI PTO will be conducting a fundraiser with the Blue & Gold Sausage Company that will conclude on March 21st. A flyer with all the details will be sent home with students. We really appreciate this generous community partner and our awesome families for their willingness to support NPI through our PTO fundraising efforts!
The NPI fourth graders will present their program titled “I Need a Vacation!” on March 23, 2023. It’s sure to be an excellent show that you won’t want to miss!
We are excited to welcome Mr. Tom Freeman on March 30th for NPI’s GE Model School Evaluation! We are so appreciative of Mr. Freeman’s assistance, suggestions, and guidance and can’t wait to receive his assessment regarding whether NPI has achieved our outstanding goal of becoming a GE Model School for 2022-23!
As we proceed through the rest of this winter, we encourage our students to dress for school each day in weather-appropriate clothing and outerwear. Our students will have outdoor recess on as many days as the weather conditions and temperature will allow. Because of this, we need them to be prepared to enjoy their recess time in attire conducive to the conditions at hand.
Have a marvelous March, and may your luck and good fortune abound!
Assistant Principal's Newsletter
Compassion is what this world needs. We have become a narcissistic society that is only concerned about how something affects us with little to no regard for others. The things that are happening in our world do not make sense. Why would someone choose to hurt another? When our neighbor suffers, we suffer. My grandfather told me that it is not our job to judge or assume the intentions of others. Instead, we need to show compassion and love, giving freely to those in need. Compassion is in all of us, but some have chosen to bury it deep in their soul. When we have compassion, true compassion, for one another, we feel their pain and suffering. Sometimes it is easier to harden our hearts and become numb to the pain of others so that we do not suffer as well; however, it is the recognition of the love within ourselves that creates compassion for one another and makes the world a better place for all.
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” ~Germer