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O.R.E.O. 2014

Kindergarten students are stacking oreo cookies!  They are participating in the online O.R.E.O. Project 2014 (Our Really Exciting Online Project).  Students stack the original oreo® cookie and count how many cookies they can stack before the cookies tumble! Individual results are averaged for a class average which is then posted online. Classrooms around the …

International Dot Day!

Every year on September 15ish, students around the world celebrate The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The NPES Learning Commons will be celebrating this fantastic book ALL WEEK! Click to view additional Dot photos! Here is how we are making our mark! *Dot art displays Students have been working with Mrs. Yanssens to create beautiful dot-inspired art. …

Congratulations NPES Graduates!

We congratulate all our fifth grade graduates today!  Students, staff, family, and friends enjoyed the ceremony this morning and all are extremely proud of these boys and girls.  The students recorded a video “What I will remember about New Providence is …” which highlighted their favorite memories.  Many awards were …

Field Days at NPES!

Students at NPES enjoyed being outside for Field Day Monday and Tuesday!  They participated in events such as Tug of War, Parachute, Limbo, Sidewalk Chalk Mural, Dodgeball, Chickens to the Rescue, Raid (the bug game), and more!   Many thanks to our Physical Education teachers Greg Blashka and Max McKeown for …

Makerspace Moments!

A  Makerspace is an awesome space for kids to create!   Makerspaces are showing up in more and more schools, and we are getting in on the action with Makerspace Moments in the Learning Commons. Rainbow Loom, Makey Makey Invention Kit, and Book Spine Poetry are all stations students can choose when they visit …

World Read Aloud Day!

Our New Providence Elementary family enjoyed listening to many special guest readers today in recognition of World Read Aloud Day!  Reading is important at every age! Guest readers included several members from the USC Hockey Team, Lena Lee (Page supervisor at the SC State House), Officer Caleb Black , Tammy …

Skype with an Author!

Mrs. Cordovano’s third graders met and spoke with author Kate Messner via Skype! The students read Ms. Messner’s book Marty McGuire in class.  They enjoyed asking her lots of questions about her writing process.         How wonderful to be able to connect and communicate with real-life experts!

Bubble Gum Day!

The Learning Commons Team and The Service Den is happy to present our 2nd Annual Bubble Gum Day on Friday, February 7, 2014! Bubble Gum Day is celebrated each February and is a FUNdraising activity! We will be donating our proceeds from Bubble Gum Day to Relay for Life. Students …

Black History QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Many students at NPES are participating in a Black History QR Code Scavenger Hunt to discover information about several influential African Americans.  Second graders in Ms. Robinson’s class used iPads today to scan the QR Codes displayed in the school atrium area. How many of these famous African Americans do you …

The Polar Express

Kindergarten and first grade students enjoy the magic of a train ride to the North Pole by listening to Mrs. Poole read The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg!  For what gift would you ask? Explore The Polar Express movie interactive website! And learn more about the story and author …