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PTO Update 3/5/2024
Agata Cavar

Hello NES Families!

     Wow!! Friday night's Multicultural Nighand Pot Luck was an absolutely amazing celebration!  More than a hundred NES students, staff and family members shared their cultures and enjoyed time together.  There were so many tasty dishes, it was a challenge to fit them all on the buffet tables!  Students waited patiently as volunteers from Rockville High School decorated their hands with beautiful henna art and admired display items from countries across the world. They competed in a fun and competitive game of Kahoot and watched a varied program which included sound healing, a dragon dance, NES merengue dancers (including a flash mob of 2nd graders!), Irish Step dancers and wise closing words by a second grader in his native language, and then in translation. 

     A HUGE thank you to all the families who turned the dream of this event into a vibrant reality!  Thanks to those who brought food and to those who displayed cultural items.  Thanks to the RHS volunteers who worked out front and behind the scenes to make things run smoothly.  Thanks to the NES student performers and to all the other performers, as well.  Thank you to NES teachers and staff who worked with performers, helped at the food tables and made students and families feel welcome.  Thank you to Asifa Ali who suggested the idea of a multicultural event in 2020.  It was sidelined due to Covid for a few years, but it was well worth the wait!  Thank you to Mrs. Cavar for applying her years of experience planning multicultural events and for sharing her confidence; she promised families would come and it would be an amazing event - and she was absolutely right!  Thank you to PTO president, Amanda Ruttenbergo-Hakian - who does everything from making beautiful flyers to finding the best deals on supplies for events, to leading the set-up crew, being everywhere at once and being the last one out to leave.  Thank you to all of you in the NES community - our school is truly a wonderful and magical place for students and their families to learn and grow!  Please enjoy the attached pictures and visit the NES PTO webpage for more!


PTO Meeting this Thursday, March 7

    All NES families are cordially invited to attend the next NES PTO meeting on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m.  Families may join the meeting in the NES library, or attend virtually.   Click here to attend the meeting via Google Meet.  (You will just have to "Knock" to be let into the meeting, much like a zoom waiting room).

     Free childcare will be offered in the gym.  We hope you all will join us. We will be discussing upcoming events, and spring fundraisers, and we'd love your input.


Volunteers Needed for Scholastic Book Fair 

    The Scholastic Book Fair coincides with Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 14 from 1:15 - 5 p.m. and on Friday, March 15 from 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Stop by to pick up a book or two and you'll be supporting your child's learning and Northeast School!  

     NES Physical Education Teacher, Mrs. Maxwell, and NES Office Assistant (and former librarian), Mrs. Rock, will be staffing the Fair on Thursday, March 14.  But, volunteers are needed to work the Fair on Friday, March 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. and from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Click here to sign up.


Upcoming Events and Deadlines
*Thursday, March 7: NES PTO Meeting (6 p.m.) @NES library or via Google Meet

*Thursday, March 14: Scholastic Book Fair - 1:15 - 5 p.m.

*Thursday and Friday, March 14 - 15: Early Release 1:15 p.m. (Parent - Teacher Conferences) 

*Friday, March 15: Wear Green Day

*Friday, March 15: Scholastic Book Fair - 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.

*Friday, March 22: Family Movie Night
*Friday, March 29: Good Friday Holiday - No School
*Monday, April 1: Professional Development Day - No School
*Thursday, April 4: NES PTO Meeting (6 p.m.) @NES library or via Google Meet



     For more information, visit the NES PTO webpage.