10665 Hwy 44 West, West Point, KY 502-869-2600 (phone) 502-922-3372 (fax)

November Newsletter

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall!  The Fall Festival was a huge success thanks to the PTA, staff and volunteers that worked to make it happen.  As always, we had fabulous community support!

We are having our Title 1 Family Night on November 20th.  Our staff is eager to share reading strategies that parents can use at home.

Here are some other ways that you can support student learning at home:

  • Encourage your child to read or read with them as much as possible.
  • All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders need to know their multiplication and division facts fluently.
  • K-2 students need to work on their addition and subtraction facts at home as well.
  • Don’t forget about our on-line tools too!  Compass Learning, MyOn reader, etc.
  • Encourage excellent attendance.  This speaks to work ethic.

For other ways to encourage your child to be successful at school, please contact your child’s teacher.

Teacher Planning Day

Teachers were busy learning and growing in order to improve student learning today.  The agenda below was the focus for our day.

  •  Inspirational Video
  • Test Scores
  • Growth Mindset
  •  7 Habits Book Study
  •  Reading Instruction:  Workshop model, thinking strategies and building stamina
  •  Family Literacy

We are looking forward to having a Family Literacy Night on Thursday November 20th from 6:00-8:00.

October Newsletter

September has been an exciting month for NES.  Ms. Densford wrote a grant for the library through Metro United Way  and won!  We will be receiving $14,100 for library bound books and cozy seating for our students!  Way to go, Ms. Densford!

High Attendance Day was a huge success.  We had 100 % attendance that day.  Ms. Werner made that day lots of fun for our students with a Hollywood theme.  Then, we rewarded our students with a special treat by having the Kona Ice truck.  Our goal this year is to have 97% attendance or higher.  Ms. Connor created a bulletin board as you come in the building where you can see our attendance percentage for the day.  Please schedule wellness appointments, dentist appointments, trips and vacations on days when school is NOT in session.  Thanks so much for your support!  We love your kids, and we only get them for 170 days per year!

Our fundraiser will kick off on Tuesday, September 30th.  This is the same fundraiser we had last year.   Due to the success of this fundraiser, we only had one last year.  We were able to provide bouncy houses at the Spring Fling.   We will collaborate with the PTA again to provide an extra incentive to those that participate to off- set the cost of some of the activities at the Spring Fling.  More information about this incentive will be coming home with the fundraiser information on Tuesday.

The fall festival is coming up in October.  Please set aside Saturday, October 25th for a wonderful time with your NES family.  The PTA always does a fabulous job with our festivals and would love to see you there!  I’m sure they could use some volunteers as well.  Please contact Ms. Peyton as the school to volunteer to help at the festival!

September Newsletter

It’s always wonderful to have the students and staff back in the building. This year our staff is doing a book study on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits.  We will be teaching a habit a month to our students, discussing the habit in class and exhibiting those habits throughout the school day.  Students will be keeping data notebooks to set goals and track their learning.
Communication with our families is very important to us.  Each teacher has a weekly newsletter and a website.  Our school sends home monthly newsletters, and we also send out a lot of information on our FB page and through eNews.  Be sure to follow our Face book page, sign up for eNews and Parent Portal in order to get the most current information from the school.
Attendance will always be a focus.  We only have our students 170 days, and we need them here everyday.  There is so much covered in class, it is very difficult to make up what is missed at home.  Thank you for scheduling vacations, as well as making wellness appointments and dentist appointments when school is not in session.  On August 27th, we had 100% attendance school-wide!  That is worth celebrating!
We will continue to have our monthly celebrations where we recognize students, staff and community members for the positive things they do.  We will recognize students with perfect attendance, students exhibiting positive behavior, being role models and more.  Teachers will be sending home positive postcards this year.  So, be on the look out for those!

PTA Notifications

Our PTA Officers this year are Mackie French, Marci Hodges, Greta Hurst, Ashley Williams, Nicki Simcoe and John Martin.  Cindi French serves as the teacher representative.  The PTA works tirelessly behind the scenes to support our school and serve our students.  In order to communicate with our families, they would like for you to sign up for Nichols PTA notifications.  Please visit https://www.remind.com/join/nicholsp

Parents and Visitors

Parents and Visitors:  This is a friendly reminder that you have to show your ID when entering the building and follow all sign in procedures.


Also, the car rider line in the back of the building is for dropping off your children only. If you need to come into the building, you will need to park, enter through the front door, show your ID and check in at the front office.


Please make sure we have an updated list of all the people allowed to check your child out from school.  Please let these people know about the ID requirements as well.


Remember, we love your children and this is for their safety.

Welcome Back

NES is a buzz with activity.  Mr. Priddy has been busy cleaning the building and shining those floors. Teachers have been preparing their rooms for our students. Next week, teachers will be attending Professional Development sessions in order to learn and grow to better serve our students.


A new school year brings some new faces to NES.  Nichols Elementary School would like to welcome:


Jody Densford:  our new librarian

Heather Allen: our new Reading Recovery Teacher

Jessie Thompson:  our new Special Education Teacher


NES would also like to welcome Sarah Conner as our new secretary and bookkeeper.  Ms. Trina Kimball accepted a position as the new preschool secretary.  Her office is right down the hallway, so we will still get to see her each day! J


Be sure to join us at 6:00 Monday, August 4th at Open House.  Students will be able to meet their teachers and drop off their supplies.  A big thank you to the PTA for providing ice cream.  We look forward to seeing everyone! J


Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, July 29th.



14-15 Supply Lists

Attached are the 14-15 Supply Lists.  There are a total of three.

One for students entering K, 1st or 2nd grade.

One for students entering 3rd grade.

One for students entering 4th grade.

Supply Lists

Class lists will be posted July 29th.

Happy Summer Everyone!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Supply lists are now available at the school in the foyer on the rolling cart by the front door.

Open House is Monday, August 4th at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your supplies that evening.

Class lists will be available and posted in the foyer of the school on Tuesday, July 29th.

Summer office hours are from 8-12 Monday through Thursdays through July 25th.

Mr.  Priddy is busy cleaning the school and classrooms!  We are having a busy and productive summer at NES!

See you soon,

Mrs. Hamilton