Behavior Rewards!

  • Students are rewarded for target (positive) behavior with “Charger Cash”-
  • Red = one per occurrence of a target behavior observed (identify the behavior, thank the student
  •  Green =Equal to the value of five (5) red tickets; typically given for Perfect Attendance awards, A/B
    Honor Roll, other awards as appropriate.
  •   Gold = Equal to the value of ten (10) red tickets; typically given for Principal’s List Honor Roll (all A’s),
    other awards as appropriate.
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September 2015

WELCOME TO 6th GRADE ENGLISH! I am so happy to have your child in my class this year at John Yeates Middle School. I am very excited to be working with your child and we will be learning a lot!  Thank you for all of your support as we “charge” forward with a brand new year! This is my 18th year teaching and every year I learn as much as the students. Here is some information to get us started:


*Remind 101 is up and running!  Please download the app and use the information to get reminders about what is happening in the class with SOLs, HW and announcements.


OR you can check:


*My blog is located at:     You can check this as well for the same information as Remind 101.


*Email: The BEST way to get in contact with me during the school day is by emailing me at: (I am not always able to take phone calls during instructional time and many times things come up during our resource periods and then I may not see your message until after school.) I CHECK MY EMAIL OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. However, if you need to speak with me asap, please let the office staff know that when you call and I will get back to you in a timely manner.


*Procedures and Rules for Room 45:

I believe in setting expectations and procedures for all activities that will take place in our classroom. This provides for a safe, healthy and happy environment contusive to learning and being at our best every day.

The Rules are as follows:

  1. Follow Directions Quickly!
  2. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak.
  3. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat.
  4. Make Smart Choices!
  5. Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy!


*Homework is an important part of learning. It reinforces what we have already done in class and lets you practice with your child to see the progress that they are making and what they are learning. This should be a positive experience and not the cause of stress filled evenings for you and your child. All homework should be done on loose leaf paper and that will be turned in on Fridays. After it is checked, your child will want to keep it for review.


*Supplies: for ENGLISH only

*The following supplies are needed in each classroom on a daily basis.

closeable pencil pouch (not a box – supplies should be replenished as needed) containing: glue sticks, black pens, safety tip scissors, #2 pencils, highlighters (at least 2 different colors), colored pencils, covered handheld pencil sharpener, 1 dry erase marker (low odor), one 3 ring binder (1.5”-2”), 1 subject, spiral notebook, loose leaf paper, 2 folders (one for in class and one for their binder.


**I look forward to a terrific school year and if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Mrs. Katharine Naccarato

JYMS-6th Grade English



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Moe’s Night

NR-Logo-2_smallMoe’s in Downtown Suffolk is having a Share-Night Program for NRHS Performing Arts on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  Please come and support the arts at NRHS by eating at Moes!!!

Present the flyer below, and we receive a sizeable portion of sales (based on the number of people eating there that evening).

Moe’s Night

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Welcome to a brand new school year 2015-16

Welcome to a brand new school year, ! I am looking forward to this new  journey, that, we are  about to venture into.  It is imperative that the students stay focused, and be prepared to put their best foot forward each day.There is a great amount of information that we will be covering in each subject.

Starting the second week of school,the students will be taking  quizzes, and tests  This information will also be on my weekly homework BLOG. I will also include websites that will be  hopefully. Please  review and work on what we are covering each day. The students will be changing classes the second day of school.

Ms. Yohe and I, will be team teaching. I will be teaching Reading, history,and writing. Ms. Yohe, will be teaching the math and science to both classes.

We  teach our own writing class.

Below, you will find the class schedule:

9:35-11:05 Reading / Remediation

11:05-11:35 Writing


12:15 Switch classes

12:15-1:45-Reading / Remediation



2:45-3:35-Resource Class


Once again, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity,  to teach you child or children.

I have an open door policy.

Mrs. Harris

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Welcome Back To School!

Please click on the links below to review all pages of the packet that was distributed during the open house on September 3, 2015!





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Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year

Welcome to the new school year. I am exciting to get to know each of you. It was good to see so many of you at the OPEN HOUSE today.

I am attaching the syllabus and the PowerPoint presentation. I will see you on next week.Geometry.syllabus.2015-2016     Open House 2015-2016


Mrs. Eaddy

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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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