Past Issue of the NTPS Buzz Family Newsletter

  • Read past issues of the NTPS Buzz, our monthly family email newsletter!

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter May 2024

  • Superintendent's Message: Giving Back

  • May 14: Envision Career Academy Info Night

  • May 16: Multicultural Action Committee Mini-Grant Presentations

  • May 18–19: Lacey Spring Fun Fair

  • May 24: Inclement Weather Make-Up Day

  • May 30: Special Education Parent Network Meeting

  • News: Board Names Troy Oliver as Next NTPS Superintendent

  • News: Summer Support with Food

  • News: Sponsor an NTPS Senior!

  • News: NTPS Earns Environmentally Friendly Designation

  • News: Free Sports Physicals Walk-In Clinic

  • News: NTPS Receives 2024 Literacy Champion Award

  • News: Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2024-25 School Year is Open

  • News: Dual Language Program Expands to Third Site for 2024-25

  • News: Learning and Fun in our Schools

  • News: Moving Out of the District This Summer? Let us know!

  • News: Superintendent's Lunch & Learn Recap

  • News: Watch your mailbox for the Community Connections newsletter!

  • News: NTPS Budget Update

  • News: Secondary Grading Practices Video

  • News: School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Shout-Out: Month of the Military Child Virtual Art Wall

  • Shout-Out: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Shout-Out: May Professional Recognitions

  • Shout-Out: Culture of Kindness Staff Spotlight, Margarita Dunlap, Bilingual Liaison

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter April 2024

  • Superintendent's Message: Honoring Others

  • April 8: Military Coin Seek & Search Begins

  • April 10: Community Meetings with Superintendent Finalists

  • April 15: Varsity Letter in Community Service Application Deadline

  • April 18 and May 14: Envision Career Academy Info Nights

  • April 18: Special Education Parent Network Meeting

  • April 22–26: Volunteer Appreciation Week

  • April 24: Superintendent's Lunch & Learn: Summer Opportunities

  • April 24: Military Family Community Café

  • April 25: Spanish Language Family Workshop Series Begins

  • May 10: Military Spouse Appreciation Event

  • News: 2024 Battle of the Books a Success

  • News: Building Our Future - Construction Updates

  • News: Community Conversation on Attendance

  • News: Learning and Fun in Our Schools

  • Shout-Out: Month of the Military Child

  • Shout-Out: April's Professional Recognitions

  • Staff Spotlight: Cindi Bertram, Aspire Performing Arts Academy

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter March 2024

  • Superintendent's Message: Diverse Perspectives

  • March 15: Aspire Performing Arts Academy Application Deadline

  • March 16: Find Your Future

  • March 16: Lacey Youth Summit & Resource Fair

  • March 16: Hero Hoops Classic

  • March 19: Community Conversation on Attendance

  • March 19: Developmental Disabilities Resource Fair

  • March 22: Military Child Art Wall Submissions Due

  • March 23–April 7: Math for Life

  • March 27: NTPS College and Career Fair

  • March 25–29: Conference Week (half-day schedule)

  • April 1–5: School & District Offices Closed for Spring Break

  • April 15: Varsity Letter in Community Service Application Deadline

  • April 15: NTEF Scholarship Application Deadline

  • April 24: Military Family Community Café

  • May 24: Inclement Weather Makeup Day

  • 2024-25 Kindergarten Registration is Open!

  • Superintendent Search Update

  • NTPS Transportation Update

  • Annual Survey: We Want to Hear from You!

  • Free Sports Physicals Walk-In Clinic

  • NTPS Students Can Earn Dual High School & College Credit

  • High School Athletic League Update

  • Learning and Fun in Our Schools

  • School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Shout-out: March Professional Recognitions

  • Welcome to Chambers Prairie Elementary Video

  • Staff Spotlight: Luke Nelson, Lakes Elementary School

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter February 2024

  • Superintendent's Message: Supportive Environments

  • February 13: Remember to Vote!

  • February 13–March 1: Month of the Military Child Spirit Wear

  • February 15: Lacey Loves to Read Author Event

  • February 28: Grades 2–4 Highly Capable Application Deadline

  • March 4: Aspire Performing Arts Academy Application Night

  • March 6: Billy Frank Jr. Event

  • March 9: Lacey Cultural Celebration

  • March 16: Lacey Youth Summit & Resource Fair

  • May 24: Inclement Weather Makeup Day

  • News: Search Process for the Next NTPS Superintendent

  • News: Celebrating the Completion of the Komachin Middle School Modernization!

  • News: City of Lacey Seeking Student Artwork for Public Art Project

  • News: Access to Student Immunization Information is Changing

  • News: New Online Teen Health Hub Launches

  • News: Learning and Fun in Our Schools

  • News: Share Your Acts of Kindness

  • News: Superintendents Roundtable

  • News: School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Shout-Out: February Professional Recognitions

  • Culture of Kindness Staff Spotlight: Lorissa Brose, River Ridge High School

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter January 2024

  • Superintendent's Message: Setting up for success

  • Community Meetings on Proposed 2024 Levies

  • Upcoming Family Education Workshops

  • Register to Vote!

  • January 12–26: Read Around Lacey

  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

  • January 31: Grades 5–11 Highly Capable Application Deadline

  • February 8: Special Education Parent Network Meeting

  • February 15: Lacey Loves to Read Author Event

  • School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Winter Community Connections Newsletter

  • News: South Sound Athletics Conference Updates

  • News: 2024 NTPS Legislative Priorities

  • News: Thurston County School Retirees' Association Mini-Grants

  • Shout-Out: Welcome to Nisqually Middle School Video

  • Shout-Out: Culture of Kindness Staff Spotlight - Caitlin Morrison

  • Shout-Out: January Professional Recognitions

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter December 2023

  • Superintendent's Message: Inclusionary Practices

  • December 13: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

  • December 20–January 2: Offices Closed for Winter Break

  • Check out our arts calendar

  • NTPS places two levies on the February 13, 2024 ballot

  • Need to pay for student meals? Use the NTPS Payment Portal

  • Protect Yourself from Seasonal Illness

  • Washington College Grant

  • Welcome to our New School Board Members!

  • Shout-Out: Culture of Kindness Spotlight - Office Professional Karly Enlow

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter November 2023

  • Superintendent's message: Compassionate Community

  • November 11: Veterans Day ♥

  • November 15: Secondary Grading Practices Webinar

  • November 16: Special Education Parent Network Meeting

  • News: Inclement Weather Guidance

  • News: NTPS School Board is a 2023 Board of Distinction

  • News: NTPS to host tuition-free Bezos Academy Preschool

  • News: Federal Student Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) is simpler this year

  • News: Community Conversation on growing strong readers

  • News: School Board Meeting Highlights

  • News: Stay healthy this winter by getting your flu shot

  • News: Watch for the fall Community Connections newsletter in your mailbox!

  • News: Watch the 2023 Superintendents Roundtable

  • Shout-Out: Professional Recognitions

  • Shout-Out: Welcome to Olympic View Video

  • Shout-Out: Culture of Kindness Staff Spotlight South Bay's Tom Harn

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter October 2023

  • Superintendent's Message: Resolving Conflicts

  • October 17: Community Conversation on Growing Strong Readers

  • October 18: Health Curriculum Night

  • October 19: Great Washington ShakeOut

  • October 21: NTEF Kids Coat Giveaway

  • October 23–27: SmileMobile at Mountain View Elementary

  • October 30–November 3: Conference Week Half Days

  • October 31: Grades K-1 Highly Capable Application Deadline

  • News: Military Families: Help Us Receive Federal Impact Aid

  • News: Head Back to School as a Lunch Buddy Mentor!

  • News: Future-Ready Kindergarten Registration Now Open

  • News: Area Districts Explore County-Focused Athletics League

  • News: Healthy Youth Survey Participation this Month

  • News: Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

  • News: School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Shout-out: October Professional Recognitions

  • Shout-out: Culture of Kindness Staff Spotlight - Assistant Principal Autumn Cummings

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter September 2023

  • Superintendent's Message: Building Relationships

  • September 27: Superintendent Lunch & Learn: Proposed Levies

  • September 30: Help Us Stuff the Bus!

  • October 7: Lacey Children's Day is All About Bugs!

  • News & Updates: Skyward Family Access Upgrade Info & Attendance Reporting

  • News & Updates: School Board Approves 2023-24 District Budget

  • News & Updates: Free Meals at Eight District Schools in 2023-24

  • News & Updates: How to check the status of your Free & Reduced Meals Application

  • News & Updates: School Bus Safety is a Shared Responsibility

  • News & Updates: Volunteer with NTPS!

  • News & Updates: Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow: Tips to support good attendance

  • News & Updates: Safety in Our Schools: What to do in an emergency

  • News & Updates: Suicide Prevention Awareness QPR Training

  • News & Updates: IT Professional Day

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter August 2023

  • Superintendent's Message: Athletics

  • August 15 & 17: Back to School Immunization Clinics

  • August 18 Deadline: Register to Ride the Bus

  • August 21: Family & Youth Resource Center Reopens

  • August 21–31: SmileMobile at Timberline High School

  • August 22: Summer Reading Challenge Prize Pickup

  • First Day of School & Family Connections Meetings

  • News & Updates: The NTPS 2023-24 Theme is Culture of Kindness!

  • News & Updates: ✔️ Family Back-to-School Checklist

  • News & Updates: School Supplies & Backpacks Available for Students in Need

  • News & Updates: Skyward Family Access Update

  • News & Updates: River Ridge Modernization Update

  • News & Updates: Transfer, Extended Y Care Options for Military Families

  • News & Updates: District Notices

  • News & Updates: Strategic Action Plan Update

  • News & Updates: Summer Scholars Provides Fun Learning in Summer Months

  • News & Updates: Consider Talking to Your Student About Vaping

  • Shout-Out: NTPS Health Professionals Support High Immunization Rates

NTPS Buzz: Family Newsletter July 2023

  • Superintendent's Message: Compassionate community

  • June 26–August 18: Free Summer Meals

  • July 26: Free Sports Physicals Clinic

  • July 26-30: Thurston County Fair

  • July 2023 Budget Update

  • Family & Youth Resource Center Relocated During Modernization

  • Skyward Family Access is Unavailable Until August

  • Register to Ride the Bus this Fall!

  • Keep Learning this Summer!

  • Legislative Visit to Horizons Elementary

  • School Board Meeting Highlights

  • Register to Vote!

  • NTEF Awards Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships!

  • 2023 Varsity Letter in Community Service Awards

  • Honoring TwinStar as an NTPS Partner

  • NTPS Receives a Clean Financial Audit