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Reading Week is in Full Swing at NSES!

Although this is a short week, it is one of the most fun ones here at NSES…Reading Week!  The theme this year is “New Faces, New Places, Read!”.  We have four fun filled days planned including mystery readers, a daily book swap, door decorating contest, and “Dress Like a Word” day.  Here are some quick pics of Buddy Reading Day and our Book Swap as well as a link to what we have planned for the Week.  Be sure to attend our Spring Reading Celebration (aka Family Literacy Night) on Thursday, April 13 from 6-7. Meet local authors, including our own Mrs. Williams and wear pajamas to listen to some fabulous read alouds!

Reading Week 2017 Flyer

Celebrating Summer Reading at NSES!

Today was one of our favorite days of the year- the day we celebrate all the reading that the students at NSES did this summer!  Here are some quick stats about the Summer Reading Challenge:

  • Overall, the students at NSES read 54,695 minutes – that’s 912 hours!
  • Students in Kindergarten read 3,190 minutes or 53 hours!
  • Students in Grade 1 read 8,335 minutes or 139 hours!
  • Students in Grade 2 read 23,438 minutes or 390 hours – wow!
  • Students in our 2 third grades read 19,732 minutes or 329 hours!

To celebrate, we held a gathering this morning where we shared some of our favorite books.  Each student who participated received a certificate, pencil, and applause (of course!).  We honored our top grade level readers with a gift card to Barnes and Noble.  We ended our celebration with a short dance party, because every celebration needs a little music!  See some pictures below of our top readers as well as some photos of our celebration.

Remember, reading is something we can celebrate every day!  We’re hoping to keep our enthusiasm for reading high as we enter the 2015-2016 school year…let us know what your favorite books are and we’ll share!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!

Mrs. Jolin with Emily Smith, our top Kindergarten reader who read 1200 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with Brielle Baillargeon, our top Grade 1 reader who read 1,500 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 2 reader, Amelia Marseglia who read 1,740 minutes this summer!


Mrs. Jolin with our top Grade 3 reader, Teagan McMahon who read 6,930 minutes this summer – that’s 116 hours!


Summer Reading Rocks!


Those smiles are because these girls love to read!


Amelia loves to read!


Helping us celebrate with some dancing!

Wow! Celebrating our Summer Reading Challenge!

You did it!

NSES students met the challenge!  Our students read for a total of 62,746 minutes this summer.  That’s 1,046 hours, an average of 149 hours per week.  Way to go!  We loved reading the responses and even discovered some new books we’d love to read.

We are sending out invitations to all students who participated to attend a celebration on Friday, September 19 at 9:00 in the cafeteria.  We will have music and awards to honor all the good reading work you did over the summer.

We are proud of you and hope you are proud of yourselves!

Mrs. Lafreniere and Mrs. Hawkins