Start Practicing Your Typing at Home!

We will be typing a lot this year! To help you become more proficient in typing, you may want to start practicing at home. If you have access to a computer at home, there are many online (free) programs that help you become familiar with the keys on a keyboard. You will be allowed to type all of your Writing and Reading assignments that are completed in the classroom and at home (if you have access).

Remember: Practice may not make us perfect, but it sure does help us get better!!

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PSAT Information

PSATWhen:  October 14, 2015
Time: 8:40 AM -11:44 AM

    ***Note: No Make-up Testing for PSAT

Where:  Nansemond River High

Register:   See your English Teacher to Register & Pay

      ***Note:  Pay Mrs. Lascano in Guidance

Registration period:  September 10th -24th

Registration fee*:  $15 payable by check to NRHS, money order, or cash

***Fee waivers are available for those who are registered for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.

2015 PSAT Flyer

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Welcome to Kindergarten.  I am looking forward to meeting you. I hope you all had a great summer and  are ready to start a new school year. See you  Thursday, September 3rd, in room 56.



Thank you,

C. Boone

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September 8 2015

Welcome to kindergarten.  I am looking forward to getting to know each new student in my class as well as each new family!

Kindergarten is a fun place to be and we’ll have a great year!

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Bus Routes

school_bus_stop_ahead_sign_fluorescent_clip_art_25649Bus routes are now available!  Please note, they are subject to change at any time. Please check this link:  Bus Routes  for the most up to date information.

The KSES-8-31-15 bus route information is here.  Kindly, contact the transportation department directly with questions via this LINK.  Please do not call the school.

Let’s have a Grrreat year!

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Welcome Back to School

danceThe Kilby Shores PTA is hosting a “Welcome Back” dance on Friday, September 25th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m..  The cost is $5.00 and students must have a signed permission slip, tennis shoes and parent to pick the student(s) up.

Light refreshments will be served.

Volunteers are always needed! Please register at  and let the PTA know you want to help.

Questions? Please visit the PTA table on orientation day for more information. Permission slips will be sent home once school is in session or check out the PTA board in the Kilby Shores Lobby. You may always contact the PTA via email at  

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook! A great way to keep up on events with the Kilby Shores PTA!




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Welcome to Early Start!

Open House/Orientation is Thursday, Sept. 3 with classroom visits anytime between 10-11 and a presentation in the cafeteria at 11.  Students will remain in the classroom during the presentation.

Please bring any supplies from the supply list at this time.

We look forward to working with you!

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School Spirit Wear

NPES School “Spirit Wear” t-shirt orders will be taken starting on Orientation Day (Thursday, September 3rd) through Wednesday, September 16th. T-shirts will be on display for viewing.

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Welcom Back to your Media Center!

Welcome back to a new school year!  We have had some very exciting changes over the summer.  NPES now has over 1600 ebooks on our Follett Shelf!  Media Center classes will begin September 14th.

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An Awesome Website for VA Studies!!

An awesome website to visit is the Virginia Trekkers website! Here, you can watch videos (podcasts) and explore activities on the content that we will be learning about throughout the school year. (



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Bus Routes

The following routes were created based on students registered on or before August 20, 2015.

The BUS ROUTE NUMBER are the digits before “AM”

Pick-up times of each bus stop can be estimated knowing that the time of the first pick-up is listed on the first address line, and the time the bus will arrive at school is listed on the final line.


Please the click link for Driver’s and Florence Bowser’s bus routes.  (2015-2016 Bus Routes) 

Please note routes 108 and 109 will only have Florence Bowser’s students ONLY.  Those buses will not be reporting to Driver.


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Welcome to a new school year! We are gearing up for a fun-filled year of learning! My name is Mrs. Saunders. I will be teaching Reading and Virginia Studies this year; Mrs. Keesee will be teaching Math and Science.

This summer, my family was blessed with the birth of my second son! I will be out on maternity leave for the beginning of the school year. I will return ready to “hit the ground running” on Monday, October 19th. The long-term substitute is Dr. Bratcher. She is a retired teacher and is very excited to take on this role! Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with each one of you this year!

We will be learning a lot about our wonderful state of Virginia and growing as lifelong readers this school year. I am really excited about all that is ahead of us! I have very high expectations for all of my students. Each student will be encouraged to be the best that they can be each and every day!

Homework: Every night, students will have homework. The homework assignments will be posted on the blog as well as written down daily.

Homework will be graded (5% of the grade). Students receive a grade for completion, not accuracy. Homework will be reviewed “checked” daily. 

Supplies: Every student will be responsible for having the proper supplies each day for class. 

3 composition notebooks

2 packs of loose leaf paper (wide ruled)

2 pocket folders

1 pair of scissors (labeled with name)

Pencils (to be replenished as needed)

2 glue sticks (to be replenished as needed)

1 yellow highlighter (to be replenished as needed)

1 red pen Colored pencils (no markers)

1 ½” binder

5 binder tabs

Sheet Protectors (100 pack)

Large metal ring

4×6 index cards (to be replenished as needed)

Please no rolling book bags

**Classrooms teachers would GREATLY appreciate any donations of hand sanitizer, tissues, pencil top erasers, loose leaf paper, dry erase markers, and pencil box/pouch supplies for use in the classroom. **

Discipline: We will follow the positive reinforcement model of discipline in our classroom. Students will be encouraged to make good decisions throughout the day.

In the event that a student chooses to disobey or be defiant, a phone call/email will be made to the parent notifying him/her of the incident. After the parent has been notified and the problem reoccurs, a conduct notice will be sent home. The third offense will result a referral.

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Come on out to Open House!

Johopen_house-bell_n Yeates will hold their open house this Thursday, September 3rd, from 4 pm – 7 pm.
While all students and their families are welcome any time during the evening, we are suggesting the following breakdown for grade levels in order to help prevent parking problems:
6th Graders: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
                                           7th Graders: 530 – 7:00 pm
                                           8th Graders: 4:00 -5:30 pm
We look forward to seeing everyone there!




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Winters’ Words for the Week!!

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  –Lao Tzu

Welcome to a brand new school year! I am truly excited to begin this journey of knowledge with my students and their families. We will take each day step by step, and make the most of each day. There is a great amount of information that we will be covering in each subject. It is imperative that the students stay focused, and be prepared to put their best foot forward each day. Please note the information under each subject heading, will include what we are working on each week. It will also let you know when we will have quizzes, and tests. This information will also be on my weekly newsletter. I will also include websites that will hopefully, prove helpful to review and work on what we are covering. The interactive notebooks will also be valuable sources of information. 

The fourth grade team is hopeful the students will have agendas this year. I will let you know if that will become a reality. I will be asking the students to write their homework in a spiral notebook, until we find out if we will receive agendas.  It will be the student’s responsibility to write the homework down each day.  I will  sign the notebook daily, to let you know I have seen the homework copied from the board. It will also be a great source of communication between home and school. I will be sending home a packet on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, with papers that will need your signature. I would like the whole packet back, on Friday, September 11, 2015 If you need to talk to me, please don’t hesitate to call, write, come by, or send an e-mail, and I will do the same.  I am ready to take the first step with my students and their families! 

Take care, and have a great week!

A. Winters

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***H.U.S.K.I.E.S Binder***

Parents a very important part of our classroom management is the H.U.S.K.I.E.S BINDER. Please see below for information about the binder. This information is also found in the H.U.S.K.I.E.S BINDER your son or daughter has.

The H.U.S.K.I.E.S Binder means Hillpoint’s Unique Students Keeping It Exceptionally Straight. This organizational tool was developed in efforts to help strengthen student’s organizational skills while building a sense of responsibility and accountability.  The binder houses the most essential information needed to make every student successful. The information in this binder is intended to alleviate student and/or parent confusion regarding assignments, location of money, resource times, etc.

These binders have been provided by the teacher so please take great care of them. Your child is responsible for maintaining and returning this binder daily. If the notebook gets lost or damaged it will need to be replaced at the parent’s expense. Please refer to the next page for the rules regarding the H.U.S.K.I.E.S Binders.

What’s in my H.U.S.K.I.E.S Binder?

Your child’s notebook is divided into sections which serve several functions. Please refer to this page so that things are placed in the proper order, or if you have any questions about each section.

  • Zippered Pouch- This pouch is solely reserved for any money that needs to come to school (lunch, pictures, field trips, etc.). If a receipt is rendered, it will be returned in the money pouch.
  • Important Information Section- This section will include Binder rules, schedules, binder contracts, and a folder with two sections.-“Keep at Home” and “Return to School”. Papers that are in the “keep at home” section will contain information such as study guides, and any other school news. Papers in the “Return to school” section will include things that need to be signed by you and returned.
  • Behavior Chart Section- This section is where you will find the behavior chart for your child. At the end of each day your child will color the square to let you know what color they went home on. I ask that you please check this section daily and please initial the chart daily.
  • Homework Section- Homework is designed to assist instruction by reinforcing skills previously covered in class. Homework is generally assigned each evening, except for Fridays, and PTA nights. Homework is to be completed the night it is assigned. If for any reason your child is unable to complete their assigned homework please write me a note in the communication section. Students are expected to complete homework in their composition notebook. Homework sheets will be in the section labeled homework in the binder. The section of the folder labeled “New Homework” will be the homework sheet for the week, and the section of the folder labeled “Completed Homework” will be where the composition notebook is to go and any other completed homework. These procedures will be discussed with the students so they understand the homework procedures.
  • Communication Section-This section is for communication between teacher and parent. Different times throughout the year I will write notes for you and you may reply back to me. In this section I have supplied notebook paper for your convenience. Should the need to write a note arise please feel free to utilize the notebook paper provided.

****This notebook is very important and must be checked daily to ensure that we are communicating properly. Thank you and let’s have a wonderful year.****


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Classroom Rules










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Classroom Schedule

Our Daily Schedule

9:20-9:50           Writing

9:50-10:50        Math

10:50-11:20      Social Studies Prt 1

11:20-11:40      Recess

11:45-12:15      Lunch

12:15-12:25      Social Studies Prt 2

12:30-1:15        Resource

1:20-2:50           Reading

2.50-3:30           Science

3:35-                   Dismissal

Our Lunch and Resource Schedule

Resource Schedule

Monday- PE

Tuesday- Computers

Wednesday- Art

Thursday- Library

Friday- Music

Lunch Schedule  

We eat lunch from 11:45-12:15

Line B, tables 7/8


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Bus Routes Now Posted!

school-busHappy New School Year!

The bus routes for the new year are now posted via the main SPS page at

You can also go directly to the Bus Route page by clicking here.


Please note that if you have any questions or concerns, there is a link on that same page to a Transportation Concern Form.

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Open House

I look forward to meeting you and your child at Open House  (1-4) on September 2, 2015 in room 212.

I will be giving you and your child the class syllabus, parent contact form, class codes and will be glad to answer any questions/concerns.

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact me: at your convenience.  Please let me know your child’s first and last name, in addition to the block.

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Welcome to Second Grade!

September 2, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our second grade class at Nansemond Parkway! I am looking forward to a fun and productive year with your student. Below I have listed our schedule for the year.

Our Schedule
9:05-9:35 Breakfast/ Morning Work
9:35-11:10 Reading
11:10-12:10 Math
12:10-12:40 Lunch
12:40-1:00 Recess
1:00-1:40Social Studies
1:40-1:50 Writing
1:50-2:40 Resource
Monday: PE
Tuesday: Computer Lab
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: Art
Friday: Music
2:40-3:10 Writing
3:10- 3:50 Science
3:50 Dismissal

I am sending home a packet of forms on the first day of school to be filled out and returned to me as soon as possible if you could not attend Open House. At the beginning of each week, I will email a newsletter which contains the spelling words and important information for that week, and my blog will also have additional information. The spelling words and homework will also be glued into your student’s agenda. I’m looking forward to a great year with you and your student!

Cynthia Martie

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