Author Archives: Mary Mathias

Spark Learning: Discovery and Curiosity

Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click … Continue reading

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Back to School Orientation-Thursday, August 31

Orientation for grades 1-5, ECSE and Early Start will be held on Thursday, August 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Students and parents should report to their assigned homeroom class to visit and meet the teacher.  Labeled supplies for students may be … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Transportation Form

In order for Suffolk Public Schools to adequately plan for the 2017-2018 school year, we are requesting that you submit the attached form to the Transportation Department, at 120 Forest Glen Dr, Suffolk, VA, 23434. You may also complete the attached … Continue reading

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Complimentary Early Drop-Off Program to be Discontinued Soon

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school … Continue reading

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Spark Learning Series: Nature Backpacks at the Suffolk Public Libraries

Sneak in some science, reading and exploring with your child this summer using the Nature Backpacks available at Suffolk Public Libraries. The backpacks are fully equipped with pocket guides, a magnifying glass, dip net and other materials for loads of … Continue reading

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Spark Learning Series: Movies and Books…the Perfect Pair!

Movies bring books to life and adding this new dimension could help your child get ahead this summer. Kids who read only six books over summer maintain their reading skills. Joining movies and books can encourage your child to read. … Continue reading

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Spark Learning Series: Fruit Fractions

Kids lose more math skills over the summer than any other subject.  Bringing your kids (and math) into the kitchen for fruit fractions is just one way to stay sharp this summer.  Click the link below for some ideas! Are … Continue reading

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Northern Shores Welcomes New Administrators

Welcome to our new principal, Lori White, and assistant principal, Dr. Wilkins! Lori White has been assistant principal in Suffolk Public Schools at John F. Kennedy Middle School since 2012.She also served as SPED data specialist, SPED compliance specialist and special … Continue reading

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Spark Computer Coding-An Introduction (Spark Summer Learning Series)

  Wanna beat the heat and learn something new at the same time? Watch an introduction to coding with this recently published video from the Spark, Suffolk Public School’s summer learning series. Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools … Continue reading

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New Summer Hours

Our school office will observe the following summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m Monday through Thursday Please be aware that the school will be closed on Fridays during the summer months until staff return in August. Thank you!

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A Summer Learning Series…

NEW VIDEO POSTED EVERY WED! Spark, an original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, is intended to ignite curiosity and keep students learning this summer. Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools on Facebook for weekly Spark videos this summer.

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Happy Summer and See You Later!

Northern Shores Elementary would love to wish all of our students and parents a very happy summer! Don’t forget to enjoy summer reading, and explore learning opportunities in the world around you. See you back in September for the 2017-2018 … Continue reading

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Happy Last Day of School!

We would like to wish our students, parents, teachers, and community a very happy last day of school of the 20th year for Northern Shores Elementary.  Please have a safe summer, and we will see you back in September for … Continue reading

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Little Feet Meet

Northern Shores held our  “Little Feet Meet” on Tuesday, May 31, 2017. The student participants and student partners has immense fun competing together!

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End of the Year Award Assemblies Schedule

June 13 (Tuesday) 1st Grade-1:30 p.m. June 14 (Wednesday) 5th Grade-10:00 a.m. 2nd Grade-1:30 p.m. Early Start-9:30 a.m. (Cafeteria) Mrs. Oliphant-9:30 a.m. (Classroom) June 15 (Thursday) 4th Grade-10:00 a.m. 3rd Grade-1:30 p.m. June 16 (Friday) Kindergarten-9:30 a.m. Mrs. Goetsch-10:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Field Day-Tuesday, May 30

Field Day is coming to Northern Shores! This year, classes will be wearing various colors to participate during the competitions. Please click “View Full Post” to see the link HERE for more information.

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Family STEM Night-May 25th

Discover a night full of fun science, engineering, and hands on activities for the whole family! Including BREAKOUT ROOM, our version of the ESCAPE ROOM! 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information, click HERE  

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Virginia SOL Testing Schedule

Dear Parents/Guardians: Standards of Learning State Assessments (SOL’s) will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017-June 13, 2017.  During this period of time, the following reminders or procedures should be noted during the testing administration.  No volunteers will be permitted to … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Student Council Association Members

Congratulations to ALL the students who courageously ran for office and spoke during today’s election assembly. Special thanks to Miss Rawls, Mrs. Gaylor, and Mrs. McGhee for their guidance. We would like to happily announce the following students who are the … Continue reading

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Look What Our Gardens Are Growing!

A huge kudos to the garden club who have been tending to our school garden and growing all sorts of flowers and vegetables throughout the month!  Club sponsors Amber Nierman, Beth Fores, and Eric Pulley, in partnership with Healthy Suffolk, are teaching students … Continue reading

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