Happy New YearPosted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/7/2017
Welcome back! It’s been wonderful seeing all of our students and how much they have grown over the past two weeks. Over the break my wife and I had time to step away from work and spend much needed time with family both here in Texas and in Green Bay WI (GO PACKERS!). This time off allowed me to not only focus on my family, but to reflect on all of the positive learning taking place here at NES. I am extremely lucky and fortunate to be serving your children. I love my job!
We are gearing up for the very busy spring semester and have several events to look forward to!
NES Middle of the Year Parent Survey
At the beginning of the year, we sent out a parent survey to gage how our families felt about our campus. I would like to know how we are doing half way through the year. Please take a few minutes to fill out the middle of the year parent survey attached here. We will use this information to better serve you and our students here at NES.
Friday, Jan. 13
Please join us from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. as we celebrate our students for outstanding achievement here at NES. Students will be recognized for:
· A, A/B Honor Roll, and other grade level academic achievements
· Star Pride Awards
· Student of the Month
· AR Goals
Tuesday, Jan. 24
NES Campus Academic Advisory Council (CAAC) Meeting
· Want to know what we are working on as a campus and how we are close we are to achieving our goals? Please join us from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and be an active participant in some very important decisions here at NES.
Thursday, Jan. 28
· NES Science Fair Exhibition from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· NES PTO meeting (pizza provided) 6:30-7:30
Have a wonderful January! Stay warm!
CAAC and PTO meetingPosted by Marcial Guajardo at 11/8/2016
CAAC and Parent,
I hope you all are having a wonderful fall so far.
We will hold our next Campus Academic Advisory Council (CAAC) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Northwest Elementary from 3:30-4:30 in the library. Attached here you will find our agenda for this meeting. The majority of time will be spent completing a formative review of our campus improvement plan to ensure we are heading in the right direction.
In addition, we will have our next PTO meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-7:30 at the Northwest Elementary library. This is a change from the scheduled Tuesday, November 8th meeting due to the election.
Have a great week!
Principal Northwest Elementary
Fall updatePosted by Marcial Guajardo at 10/17/2016
We are reaching the end of the first 9 weeks of school. Next week, you should expect to see your child’s first report card for the year. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the report card. Your classroom teacher should also be setting a parent/teacher conference time with you within the next two weeks. This will be a great way for you and your child’s teacher to communicate about how things are going so far this year.
Northwest Elementary is also seeking parents to support our Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC). The LPAC serves as the decision-making team for all students identified as English language Learners (ELLs)/Limited English Proficient (LEP) as well as students who are in the two-year monitoring period following exiting from LEP status. Please click here if you are interested in supporting the LPAC.
Below are some events taking place here at Northwest Elementary over the next month:
10/20/16 from 8:30-9:30: Attendance Bingo
10/21/16 from 1:45-2:15: Power of Positive Students (POPS) rally
10/21/16: Picture Day
10/26/16: Early Release (noon) and Parent Teacher Conference Half Day
10/27/16: Report Cards Sent Home
10/29/16: Fall Fest from 5-8 p.m.
11/4/16: PTO Movie Night from 5:30-8:30
11/8/16: PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30
11/15/16: CAAC Meeting from 3:30-4:30
11/21/16-11/25/16: Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Have a wonderful week!
Principal Northwest Elementary
Upcoming eventsPosted by Marcial Guajardo at 9/12/2016
Hello! I hope you all are well on the wonderful third week of school.
It’s been a great first three weeks here at Northwest Elementary. Every morning, I am overwhelmed by the amount of parents coming to the school to drop of students. It is a complete joy to meet and greet all of you and your children. You all are truly wonderful to be around.
Below are some events scheduled to take place over the next few weeks. I hope to see each and every one of you at each event!
Northwest Elementary PTO Meeting
- This Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Elementary Library, we will have our first PTO meeting for the year.
- We will be discussing the PTO calendar for the year and reviewing campus specific goals.
Northwest Elementary Mc. Teacher Night
- NES staff will be conducting our first fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mc Donald’s located at 13609 N IH-35, Austin, TX 78753.
- Our staff members will be serving food, greeting parents, and having a great time. Please see the flyer for more details.
I hope you all have a safe and relaxing weekend.
Principal Northwest Elementary
From Our PrincipalPosted by Marcial Guajardo at 8/15/2016 7:00:00 AM
Hello parents! Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I hope you and your family had a great summer.
My name is Nathan Steenport, your new principal here at Northwest Elementary. I come to NES with 11 years of educational experience from right here in Pflugerville ISD. My first seven years were spent at River Oaks Elementary as a third-, second-, and fifth-grade teacher. I left River Oaks in 2012 to serve Pflugerville Elementary as their assistant principal. I served Pflugerville Elementary for four years and am now happily joining the NES community as principal.
Since June 2, my administrative team and I have been hard at work to ensure a successful start to the new school year. Last week, our staff returned to school for our beginning-of-the-year PD conference here at NES. At this meeting, we discussed three key goals for the year:
Improve Campus Climate:
- Build Relationships between colleagues and students
- Systematic teamwork throughout the school
- Frequent and timely communication
- Parent input and support throughout campus
Build Responsive Classroom Communities:
- 2nd Step Curriculum (Skills for Social and Academic Success)
- Capturing Kids Hearts (Building Teacher/Student Relationships)
- Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems (T-TESS): Focus on growth for every teacher
- Student Self-Monitoring of Academic Success
- Team Goals through Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
As stated above, a major goal this year will be to improve communication and support from you, our NES parents! In order to gain knowledge of your needs, my team created a parent survey for you to provide feedback. Once this data has been collected, we will share at our first PTO meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. here at NES. If you have not completed this survey, please use the following link here.
Thursday, Aug. 18:
- Meet The Teacher from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Meet The Principal from 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23:
- First Day of School
Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- PTO meeting
I look forward to serving both you and your students this year. Please let me know if you have any questions.