First and Second Graders Finishing Reading makes Cents!

First and 2nd graders will be completing the Reading Makes Cents reading challenge, sponsored by Virginia 529, over the next two weeks.  Last year our school won the reading challenge and won $500 worth of economic literacy books!  Please complete and sign the reading logs that come home as the students will be entered into a raffle to win a Virginia 529 savings account with an initial deposit of $529!

SEF Spirit Week

The Suffolk Education Foundation is beginning its fundraising activities this month.  We have several activities planned here at Nansemond Parkway.  This money goes to support student scholarships at the three local high schools, teacher grants, and many other activities that benefit the students of Suffolk Public Schools.  Listed below are the activities planned for Nansemond Parkway.

Monday (March 12):  Campaign Kickoff with morning announcements (Cost is $5.00 to participate in all activities.  All money must be paid by Thursday, March 15. No money will be accepted on Friday, March 16.)

Tuesday (March 13):  Jersey Day- Wear your favorite sports jersey or team shirt.

Wednesday (March 14):  Crazy Hat Day

Thursday (March 15): Crazy Sock Day

Friday (March 16):  School Spirit Day Wear school colors (green and gold)

Friday, (March 16): SEF Spring Fling Dance

Early Start –2nd grade: 1:50-2:40

3rd-5th: 2:45-3:35

Please consider supporting this fundraiser.

Father Daughter Dance March 16th

Click on the link below to see the flyer for our annual Father Daughter dance!

Father Daughter Dance 1

March Calendar


1st-15th       Virginia Diner fundraiser

13th-16th     Spirit Week

16th                   Father-Daughter Dance

23rd                   Spring Picture Day for Individuals and Classes

Ms. Maskelony’s Class Makes Edible Food Chains

Spring Fundraiser

Nansemond Parkway Elementary is conducting a Spring Fundraiser through Virginia Diner to raise funds for school materials, incentives and our Annual Field Day. The fundraiser starts on Thursday, March 1st through Friday, March 16th. Fundraising packets have been sent home. We appreciate your efforts in helping our school. Thanks in advance!!

NPES participates in Southside Battle of the Books!

On Saturday, February 24th, a team of NPES 5th graders battled against other Suffolk elementary schools in the  Suffolk Public Library’s 2nd annual Battle of the Books!  Teams had to read 10 books from the required list and battle in a game show style format.  NPES came in 4th place and had a great time!

Ms. Barrett’s Students Conquer Makerspace!

On Friday, February 9th,  Ms. Barrett’s 3rd grade class enjoyed the Maker Space projects in the media center.  Students built cars, simple machines,  and catapults.  They created international flags and stable towers.  Maker Spaces promote STEM as well as problem solving and creativity!  Maker Spaces help students discover their passion.

Important School Day Changes Due to Snow Days

This message is to share information on how students will make-up the Virginia requirement for a specific number of instructional hours in a school year.

For the two days missed — Jan. 17 and 18 — an additional 10 minutes will be added to the school day for all levels.  Dismissal times will be 10 minutes later starting Monday, Feb. 5 and continuing until the last day of school, June 14.

For the five days missed in the first two weeks of January, all students will attend school on Feb. 16, Feb. 19, and March 6 — which were parent-teacher conference day, Presidents’ Day, and a staff development day.

Also, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 will be an early dismissal day only for middle & high school students.  Elementary students will have full days on Jan. 31 and Feb 1.

Friday, Feb. 2 will be an early dismissal day for all students.

Parent Teacher Conference will be held at parent and/or teacher request from Feb. 15 through Feb. 23.

Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions or need additional information regarding the revised schedule. Thank you.

Suffolk Public Schools Announces Make-Up Snow Days

Days Missed Make-Up Days Type of Day
1-4-18 (Thurs) NA Covered by the extra day built into the calendar
1-5-18 (Fri) 1-29-18 (Mon) Clerical Day
1-8-18 (Mon) 2-16-18 (Fri) Parent Teacher Conference Day
1-9-18 (Tues) 2-19-18 (Mon) President’s Day
1-10-18 (Wed) 3-6-18 (Tues) Professional Development Day