American Education Week--November 12th-16th

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:12pm

American Education Week—November 12-16, 2018—is celebrated nationwide and is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

The staff and administration of Northfield Elementary cordially invite you to this year’s American Education Week themed Reach. Educate. Inspire. During the week of November 12-16, our school will be open to parents and grandparents that would like to observe what a typical day looks like for students at Northfield.  We would like to share with you a snapshot into your child’s daily routine. We invite you to join us anytime between 8:45 am - 2:40 pm throughout the week. Arriving and leaving at these times helps to ensure a smooth arrival and dismissal for all of our 14 school buses and many cars.  We are hoping with a flexible, open schedule, you will be able to find a time that is convenient during your day to visit us. As you know, parking can be problematic and spreading your visits throughout the week should lessen the crowded parking lot.  We anticipate Monday, November 12th being an especially busy day because many parents have the day off for Veteran's Day.  When parking gets tight, we ask that you refrain from parking on the grass.  Consider walking, carpooling, parking in the Dunloggin parking lot or the Northfield auxiliary lot if all of the parking in our main lot has been taken.

During your visit, you will see children in action. Teachers will not be creating special activities or events but will continue with their daily instruction. During this visit, younger siblings are not permitted to attend. This is a special time to see your elementary student shine.

A few last reminders: This is an educational time for your student. Our daily instruction will continue while you visit. Therefore, please limit any interaction you may have with your child and understand that teachers will not be able to hold personal conversations with you at this time. We also ask that you keep your cell phones off out of respect for the classroom environment. Taking pictures is very distracting to the students and we would like to ask that you refrain from taking photos during your visit.  All visitors will still be required to sign into our Lobby Guard system in the front office so please bring your state issued ID to check into the Lobby Guard.  

We hope to see you during American Education Week, 2018!