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End of Year Message from Principal Shepherd

Dear NBES Families,


It is hard to believe that last Friday was our final day of the 2018-2019 school year.  I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our students over the past 10 months.  As a school community, we have a lot to celebrate moving into next year. I look forward to building upon our strengths and empowering our students and staff to achieve even more in the year ahead. Thank you for your continued partnership; your support plays a significant role in making North Bend Elementary School an incredible place where everyone can grow.

Congratulations to our fifth graders as they depart for Twin Falls Middle School.  As a staff, we are immensely proud of their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. 

Last week we also bid adieu to a few staff members:    

  • Mrs. Billington (4th Grade Teacher) is retiring after 30+ years of teaching.
  • Mrs. Cavanagh (Kindergarten Teacher) is taking a leave of absence in order to teach abroad for two years.  She departs to Cyprus, Greece in August, where she will teach 3rd grade.
  • Mrs. Jarocki (P.E. Teacher) is transitioning to the role of Health/P.E. Teacher at Snoqualmie Middle School.
  • Mrs. Meis (Kindergarten Teacher) is moving back to Montana to be closer to family.
  • Mrs. Okada (WIN Reading Interventionist) is reducing her commute by moving to a school closer to her Maple Valley home.

June 14th marked the last day of school, and we are already busy planning for next year:  2019-2020.  Listed below are important summer and fall dates to mark on your calendar.  Keep your eyes peeled in August for another communication containing information on the upcoming school year.


All of us here at NBES wish you and your family a safe and restful summer vacation.  We look forward to welcoming our 1st – 5th grade Panthers back to school on Wednesday, September 4th and our Kindergarten Panthers on September 9th.


In Partnership, 

Stephanie Shepherd
Principal, North Bend Elementary School




SY2019-20 Start Up Calendar


As we prepare for the start of school on Wednesday, September 4th, here are some important dates to mark on your calendars:


  • NBES Office opens to the public August 29th.


  • Class Assignments will be open in Skyward Family Access for parents to view their child’s placement on August 30th at 4:00pm.    


  • Labor Day is September 2nd – No school, enjoy!


  • Meet Your Teacher Day / PTA Popsicle Party (K-5) is September 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.


  • First Day of School (Grades 1-5) is September 4th.


  • Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings are scheduled to occur September 4th-September 6th.


  • PTA Welcome & NBES Volunteer Orientation is Thursday, September 5th at 9:15am in the MPR.


  • First Day of School for Kindergarten is September 9th.


  • PTA Welcome Coffee for kinder parents is September 9th, 9:00-10:00am in the MPR.


  • NBES Curriculum Night is September 12th from 6:00-7:30pm.


  • Student School Pictures are scheduled for September 19th-20th


  • First “Dads at Recess” of the year – during lunch recess times on September 20th.


  • PTA General Membership Meeting is September 26th from 7:00-8:00pm in the school library.