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Mrs. Engberg’s 5th graders were making an entry in their math resource notebooks this morning. They are learning more about fractions each day. Students also were doing their practice ISASP Science test. The ISASP state tests start this Monday so remind your student to get a full night of sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and come to school ready to do their best! Go Tigers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tiger TV: Season 6, Episode 14
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The New London Community School District is always looking for substitute teachers! If you have a desire to join us but lack the certification, there is an alternative path to your substitute license. You need to have a bachelor's degree, plus the AEA will soon be offering sub authorization classes.

The dates will be April 16, 17, 18, 22, 23
5:00 - 9:00 P.M. If you have questions, please contact michael.carper@bcsds.org

To register, go to the link below and create an account. You'll have to wait 24 hours after creating an account to log in. Once you are in, you can search for the following class: 270704.

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***This letter will also be coming home with students***
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) are new assessments developed by Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa for the State of Iowa. The assessments are aligned with the Iowa Core standards and provide a clear and accurate assessment of student learning outcomes. Student growth, proficiency, and readiness indicators will be reported. These tests will be taking the place of what was formerly known as “Iowa Assessments."

The new assessments will be administered next week and will be online for grades 3-11. The grade levels and tests being administered are provided below:
Tests Grade Levels
Reading 3-11
Language and Writing 3-11
Mathematics 3-11
Science 5, 8, and 11

We hope to use the data obtained from these assessments to identify students’ strengths and identify areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments produce information that will enable sound decision making and provide a focus for teachers to evaluate their instruction.

All of the students grades 3-11 have practiced taking the online tests and have shown great determination to do their best. Please speak to your child about doing their best next week as well, and showing us all they’ve got on these new assessments!

Tips:
-get a good night’s sleep
-eat a healthy breakfast
-be on time each day
-don’t stress about the test
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Thank you to all that came out to the Food Pantry meeting last night! We look forward to working with you all in a greater capacity to expand our needs and resources. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting and would like to help out, the invitation is always open. Just contact Deb Scott at deb.scott@nlcsd.org or call 319-367-0500 ext. 1212. ... See MoreSee Less

HS Baseball Players: There will be a meeting this Sunday, March 24th, at 6:00 p.m. at the baseball field. #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

There is a MANDATORY football meeting on Tuesday, March 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the MS/HS gym for ALL players in grades 8-11 who will be playing this fall along with their parent(s).

All seniors who played this year need to attend as well as there will be a special presentation of championship rings. #NLTigerPride
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Donate blood!
Wednesday, Mar. 27
7:30-11:30
Save up to 4 lives!

See Mrs. Campbell to sign up today!
16 years old - get a parent form to get signed
17+ sign on up!
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Proposed Budget Tax Rates!

On Monday night, the Board of Education worked to establish the proposed budget for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. The priority was to establish a budget that would help reduce the property tax rate. After much discussion and working through the budget process, the district is excited to show a significant drop in the property tax rate from the past several years. For the first time since 2013, the constituents of New London will see a tax rate under the $17.00 mark; to be exact we have set our tax rate at $16.86 which is $.70 lower than last year’s rate. Our goal is to continually take a close look at our financial status and make responsible decisions that are best for our students, school, and community. Together we continue to make New London a great place to live and educate our children. Please reference the New London Journal this week for a more in depth look at our proposed budget.

Yours in Education,

Chad Wahls
Superintendent
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The New London Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help work in the pantry after school into the evening during the summer months. We will be having a meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 in the HS FCS room, if you’re interested, we encourage you to attend the meeting. However, if you’re unable to attend the meeting, but interested in helping, please don't hesitate to contact Deb Scott at deb.scott@nlcsd.org or 319-367-0500 ext. 1212 ... See MoreSee Less

March 19, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please be aware that there have been confirmed cases of influenza in our school district. Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs cause by the influenza virus. Someone with influenza can be contagious one day prior to having any symptoms and can remain contagious for up to 5-7 days after symptoms arise.

Common symptoms of influenza include:
• Fever or feeling feverish/chills
• Cough
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Sore throat
• Muscle/body aches
• Headaches
• Fatigue
• Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea may occur with the above symptoms

The influenza virus is spread mainly through coughing, sneezing and simply by talking. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and be sure to cover our coughs and sneezes. Try to avoid others who are ill and keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. It is important to get plenty of sleep, eat balanced meals and drink adequate amounts of water. If you have not, it is suggested by the CDC for anyone over the age of 6 months to obtain a flu shot.

The health and safety of our children here at New London Community School District are of primary concern to the staff. In order for your child to be fully available for learning, they must be in good health while at school. Please keep your child home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (tylenol, ibuprofen, advil, motrin, aleve, etc). If your child has had vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until at least 24 hours after the last episode. Keeping your child home when ill helps them heal faster and can help prevent the spread of illness to others. If we all work together, at home and school, we will make a difference in the lives of our children.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone (319) 367-0507 or by email at lindy.williams@nlcsd.org.

Sincerely,

Lindy Williams, RN
New London School Nurse
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Please come out and support our students at the Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction in Charles Lorber Gymnasium on Saturday March 23rd. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a free will donation meal and auction starts at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see everyone there. ... See MoreSee Less

The New London Tiger Physics Team, under the direction of Marci Denney, traveled to The GPAEA Regional Physics Competition today to compete for glory! Nathan Lemmon and Mason Porter qualified for state in the challenge problem category, Chloe Coleman and Sophie Lounsbury placed fifth with their toothpick bridge, as did Tate Jones and Grant Swanson for their soda straw arm. Our Tigers placed fifth overall--not bad considering we've never competed there before! Other team and events adding to the team total included Alexis Brown and Nicholas Francis with a mousetrap car, and Keontae Luckett and Isaac McSorley for their catapult. #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the HS track teams, learn about March Madness Bracket Blitz, and get those pennies in for the Penny War! #NLTigerPride

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If you missed ordering a football book and would like one, here's another chance! Cost is $35 and may be paid at the central or MS/HS office. After April 1st, the cost is $50 so get your order in today! ... See MoreSee Less

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, New London Community School District is continuing the spring tradition of cleaning up our community. Our students and staff would like to give back to the community that gives us so much support during the year. Students in grades K-12 are seeking opportunities to help community members in need of completing outside tasks, such as yard work, basic maintenance/clean up, window washing/decorating, preparing areas for spring planting, and the like. All homeowners and businesses must supply clean-up materials and city approved bags for yard waste disposal.

If you know of businesses, community areas, or community members in need of assistance during this day, please contact the New London High School office at 319-367-0500 or Kim.Wagner@nlcsd.org.
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Reminder:: There will be no daycare tomorrow afternoon - 3/13/2019. Please make sure there are alternative plans made for your students! ... See MoreSee Less

We're NINE weeks away from our Senior Spotlight Luncheon and Ceremony! Parents/Guardians of graduates, look for a postcard coming your way with all the details. Also, we need you to RSVP for the luncheon so we can plan accordingly for food. Thanks! #NLTigerPride

RSVP here: bit.ly/19SeniorSpotlight
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