Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday

When: Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines three existing sales tax holidays into one, three-day holiday in August. In 2015 only, Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax holidays will be held May 25-31, 2015 and August 7-9, 2015. In subsequent years, this sales tax holiday will be held only in August.

What’s Exempt: During both periods, purchases of certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

Virginia, Pay No State Sales Tax on the items you need to be prepared in case of an emergency. The Hurricane and Emerency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Save on generators, chain saws, repair kits and more. Offer ends 5/31/15. Get Details.

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Superintendent’s Star Award Winners to be Celebrated at June 2 Reception

Congratulations to this semester’s City-Wide Superintendent’s Star Award Winners

  • Support Staff Award:    Mary Keiser … Teacher Assistant at Creekside Elementary School

  • Instructional Staff Award:    Master Sgt. Kevin Young … Air Force JROTC Instructor at Nansemond River High School …

     


  • Besides the two division-wide winners, another 26 employees will be honored at a special reception on Tuesday, June 2 , beginning at 6 p.m. at Creekside Elementary.
  • The individuals who nominated these outstanding employees and their building administrators – as well as the honorees’ families — will also join us that night as each of the 28 staff members receive a formal framed certificate of recognition.
  • The city-wide honorees will be presented their framed certificates, but at the reception, the two city-wide winners will also be presented a cash award from our co-sponsor, the Suffolk Education Foundation … and receive a vinyl banner to hang at their school or in their classroom to celebrate their achievement.

Additional Support Staff Honorees:

Kathleen Anderson, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Elephant’s Fork Elementary School

Cynthia Barbour, Administrative Secretary, School Administrative Offices

Nancy Brown, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Lakeland High School

Bonita Cross, File Clerk, John Yeates Middle School

Christina Davis, Teacher Assistant Special Education, John F. Kennedy Middle School

Tammy Feldt, Teacher Assistant Special Education, John Yeates Middle School

Erma Goodman, Human Resource Technician, School Administrative Offices

Judy Saunders, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Forest Glen Middle School

Wendy Walton, School Bookkeeper, King’s Fork Middle School

Linda Williams, Head Custodian, Hillpoint Elementary School


 

Additional Instructional Staff Honorees:

Teresa  Abdulbaaqee, 5th Grade Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Jennifer Brindle, Kindergarten Teacher, Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School

Ronald  Daughtrey, Agriculture Teacher, Lakeland High School

Bridget Dennis, Kindergarten Teacher, Nansemond Parkway Elementary School

Elizabeth Hankin, 5th Grade Teacher, Creekside Elementary School

Gale Harris, 1st Grade Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Barbara Hill, 7th Grade Teacher, John Yeates Middle School

Marlo Jackson,  Social Studies Teacher, King’s Fork High School

Nada Jefferson, Special Education Teacher, John F. Kennedy Middle School

Mary Joyner, Early Start Teacher, Hillpoint Elementary School

Theresa Kerns, 2nd Grade Teacher, Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School

Chris Novakoski, Social Studies Teacher, Lakeland High School

Tina Paul, Assistant Principal, Lakeland High School

Lisa Rath, English Instructional Specialist, School Administrative Offices

David Reitz, Principal, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Christine Smith, Special Education Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

 


The next deadline is December 15, 2015 to Nominate a Colleague for a Star Award!

A new web-based form is now available to make nominations for Star Awards easy as 1-2-3.

Link here for details on the award program.

Link here for the new web form.

Star Award flyer_poster_finalDeadlines for submission are December 15 for recognition at the February 2016 meeting of Suffolk School Board, and March 15 for recognition at the May/June 2016 meeting.

 

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Superintendent’s Star Award Winners to be Celebrated at June 2 Reception

Congratulations to this semester’s City-Wide Superintendent’s Star Award Winners

  • Support Staff Award:    Mary Keiser … Teacher Assistant at Creekside Elementary School

  • Instructional Staff Award:    Master Sgt. Kevin Young … Air Force JROTC Instructor at Nansemond River High School …

     


  • Besides the two division-wide winners, another 26 employees will be honored at a special reception on Tuesday, June 2 , beginning at 6 p.m. at Creekside Elementary.
  • The individuals who nominated these outstanding employees and their building administrators – as well as the honorees’ families — will also join us that night as each of the 28 staff members receive a formal framed certificate of recognition.
  • The city-wide honorees will be presented their framed certificates, but at the reception, the two city-wide winners will also be presented a cash award from our co-sponsor, the Suffolk Education Foundation … and receive a vinyl banner to hang at their school or in their classroom to celebrate their achievement.

Additional Support Staff Honorees:

Kathleen Anderson, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Elephant’s Fork Elementary School

Cynthia Barbour, Administrative Secretary, School Administrative Offices

Nancy Brown, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Lakeland High School

Bonita Cross, File Clerk, John Yeates Middle School

Christina Davis, Teacher Assistant Special Education, John F. Kennedy Middle School

Tammy Feldt, Teacher Assistant Special Education, John Yeates Middle School

Erma Goodman, Human Resource Technician, School Administrative Offices

Judy Saunders, Teacher Assistant Special Education, Forest Glen Middle School

Wendy Walton, School Bookkeeper, King’s Fork Middle School

Linda Williams, Head Custodian, Hillpoint Elementary School


 

Additional Instructional Staff Honorees:

Teresa  Abdulbaaqee, 5th Grade Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Jennifer Brindle, Kindergarten Teacher, Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School

Ronald  Daughtrey, Agriculture Teacher, Lakeland High School

Bridget Dennis, Kindergarten Teacher, Nansemond Parkway Elementary School

Elizabeth Hankin, 5th Grade Teacher, Creekside Elementary School

Gale Harris, 1st Grade Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Barbara Hill, 7th Grade Teacher, John Yeates Middle School

Marlo Jackson,  Social Studies Teacher, King’s Fork High School

Nada Jefferson, Special Education Teacher, John F. Kennedy Middle School

Mary Joyner, Early Start Teacher, Hillpoint Elementary School

Theresa Kerns, 2nd Grade Teacher, Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School

Chris Novakoski, Social Studies Teacher, Lakeland High School

Tina Paul, Assistant Principal, Lakeland High School

Lisa Rath, English Instructional Specialist, School Administrative Offices

David Reitz, Principal, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Christine Smith, Special Education Teacher, Booker T. Washington Elementary School

 


The next deadline is December 15, 2015 to Nominate a Colleague for a Star Award!

A new web-based form is now available to make nominations for Star Awards easy as 1-2-3.

Link here for details on the award program.

Link here for the new web form.

Star Award flyer_poster_finalDeadlines for submission are December 15 for recognition at the February 2016 meeting of Suffolk School Board, and March 15 for recognition at the May/June 2016 meeting.

 

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Daily Announcements 5/28/15

Wellness Tip of the Day – Ride your bike.   Instead of taking the bus or driving to class, try biking instead.  It will give you a few minutes of exercise.

  • PARKING – Attention students who want to park on campus next school year!  We will begin selling parking passes to Juniors next week during EVEN day (Tues & Thur) lunch shifts & after school Sophomores can buy their decals during the week of June 8th.  You must show your license, have your car info card filled out (Get this from Coach Young) and $35.00.  NO passes sold unless you can show license!!! We will not “HOLD” spots for you!!
    • Any student who wants to park on campus for the rest of this school year see Coach Young.  We anticipate towing next week!
  • Senior Exams-  Senior exams for seniors in mixed grade level classes will be given in Room 129- Mr. Lawson’s room.
  • Yearbooks-   Yearbooks are in!!  Yearbooks may be picked up and purchased during lunch or before school in room 127.
  • eXcel Leadership Academy – LEAD Hampton Roads, the region’s largest business leadership organization, is sponsoring the 2015 eXcel Leadership Academy for rising high school juniors and seniors.  The goals of the program are to build students’  leadership skills and expand understanding of the Hampton Roads region and its many opportunities.  The program is designed to enhance the region’s retention rate of our promising youth.  

eXcel Leadership Academy
July 14 – 17, 2015
9 am – 5 pm
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk, Va
Tuition: $250
Financial aid is available

  • Crime Stoppers – Nansemond River is now selling raffle tickets for a 32′ flat screen TV with DVD player.  The TV is valued over $200.  Tickets are only $5 and all the proceeds will benefit NRHS Crime Stoppers.  The raffle is open to the public.  The last day to purchase tickets will be June 1st and the drawing will take place that same day.  Please see Ms. Renee Parker or Mrs. Duncan for tickets in room 230.  Thank you for your support.
  • NRHS Performing Arts Booster Club-  will be selling pizzas, drinks, and snacks IMMEDIATELY after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays by the Chorus room and cafeteria.  Come support the club and feed your after school hunger!!!
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Before You Go

Whether you are retiring, relocating, or taking a new job remember to return your teacher issued laptop and/or tablet to the Department of Technology. Additionally, access to your Suffolk Public Schools email and user account will end after the last payroll run in June. After that time you will NOT have access to emails or documents. If you need to transfer items to an incoming staff member please do this before June 20.

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5/28

p. 424, #21-25

Test (tree diagrams, Fundamental Counting Principal, theoretical and experimental probability)   6/2

return textbooks     6/1

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Homework & Information Wed 5/27

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2  If needed, finish p65 ws; pp88-89 #1-9, 12, 15-22; pp108-109 #6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 17-20, 23; pp130-131 #1-8, 13, 14; and Biodiversity Questions. Ecology Quiz next class (Ch 2-5). Ecology Test on Thurs 6/4.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  Vertebrate Test on Thurs 6/4.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Vertebrate Test on Wed 6/3.

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Homework for the week of May 26-29

Homework for the week of 26-29th

AR reading & summaries

Take home math quiz, due on Wednesday.workbook.pg. 63

Thursday, Math, workbook pg. 112, due.Friday

 

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Stop the Summer Slide!

stop sunStop the Summer Slide!  Keep your child from losing months of learning this summer and help prepare for the next grade level.

Join us Tuesday, June 2nd from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Kilby Shores room 23 (next to the guidance office) and gets lots of goodies to help keep young minds active!

For more information, contact Megan Bales, Title 1 Reading Teacher, at meganbales@spsk12.net or 934-6214.

 

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May 27, 2015

(INp.48) Complete the Box-and Whisker using the given data.

Quiz tomorrow on Box-and-Whisker

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5/27

none

graded assignment (theoretical and experimental probability)  5/29

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Thursday, May 27, 2015

Test #2 – Important People in the SOL will be given next Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – Study your resources pages for this test.

Test #3 – will be the final and will cover information from Chapter 12 of Our America.

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Adding Exam Grades in TAC

When adding exam grades in TAC, if the due date is a date in the future, the exam grade will not load in the Final Exam slot for the report card until the teacher loads on that date or later.

To determine final grades for seniors, teachers will need to use a current date for the exam due date and load.

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Wednesday, May 27

Please return Math Textbooks
Bell Ringer Quiz Friday, May 29

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week 35

hmk week 35
We continue our review of all subjects and skills taught this far. Please use the study guides from the year and old tests to go over information with the students. All you do at home to help them be successful at school is much appreciated! Reading with and to them is the best enrichment you can give them. If you would like suggestions for summer, please let me know.

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There is a parent in Mrs. Harris’ room who would like to find a few parents to get together to plan our 5th grade end of the year picnic. If you are interested, send me a contact name and number I can share with that parent. It will be on June 10th from 1:45 – 3:45.

While I have your attention, our 5th grade award ceremony will be on June 12th at 10:00. Students will dress up for a more formal ceremony. It is not a graduation, but a participation ceremony. I will send more details as they are determined.
At this point homework will still include summaries for Reading/Writing this week.
All other homework will be to finish the Yellow Practice Math packet, the History Redbook, and any other missing work. We need a pretty close picture of how your student is doing this year in a nutshell soon. Check HAC for missing assignments or blank spots. If zeroes have to go in, the averages will drop drastically. We are trying to tie up all loose ends to give the best average possible.
Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.
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5.25.15

Our year is winding down and we have officially stopped giving written homework. I will send home their homework notebook with them this week. Please just review past homework and keep working on sight words.

We will have our end of the year “participation” ceremony on Monday, June 8th at 2:10 p.m. More details on this ceremony will be coming home soon.

Thanks and have great week.

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Homework & Information Tues 5/26

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1  Vertebrate Test on Wed 6/3.

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  If needed, finish p65 ws; pp88-89 #1-9, 12, 15-22; pp108-109 #6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 17-20, 23; pp130-131 #1-8, 13, 14; and Biodiversity Questions. Ecology Quiz next class (Ch 2-5). Ecology Test on Wed 6/3.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Vertebrate Test on Wed 6/3.

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May 26 – 29

Please keep these important dates in mind:

Kindergarten Completion Ceremony: Monday, June 8th @ 2:10 p.m.

Early Start Closing Ceremony: Thursday, June 11th @ 10:00 a.m.

Grades 1-4 Student Recognition Assembly: Thursday, June 11th @ 2:10 p.m.

5th Grade Completion Ceremony: Friday, June 12th @ 10:00 a.m.

Though written homework has stopped, please participate in some of the ‘fun’ homework that was sent home.

 

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May 26, 2015

Early Start Celebration

We are working hard on our songs for our Early Start Celebration on June 11th at 10:00.   Children can dress in their “Sunday Best” for the program.  Girls can wear dresses and boys a collared shirt. After the program, we will remain in the gym for refreshments.  If you are able to send in juice boxes or bottled water to go along with the cake that we ordered, please let me know.

 

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