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Read for NES 2022!

Our second year of Read for NES will kick off on Monday, February 28th! During this 2-week read-a-thon, we are encouraging our students to continue reading while earning money to further support our teachers and school! We have a number of fun events planned throughout the read-a-thon to make this another fun and memorable event for all our students!  We are hoping to receive over $12,000 in pledges to support our teachers, staff, and students in many ways including:

  • Provide technology & remote learning curriculum support
  • Provide in-school enrichment programs & field trips
  • Provide teachers & staff with reimbursement for classroom materials 
  • Raise funds to host NES community events and celebrations

Visit the Read for NES for all the details!

Thank you for your support!  

Annual NES Halloween Party: Save the Date and Call for Volunteers

The PTA is so excited to bring back one of our favorite annual events – the Halloween Party! Please save the date for Friday, October 29th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm for a fun and safe outdoor celebration! More details coming soon. We are also seeking volunteers to help plan behind-the-scenes and during the event. If you are interested, please contact

You Belong in PTA: Join or renew your annual membership today!

The NES PTA is a collective of dedicated families, teachers, community members & school staff that work together to create and support programs and activities that benefit all students. There is no wrong way to PTA! Your membership alone is enough to show your support. While your membership gives you a voice at all PTA meetings, there is no time or volunteer commitment required to join. When families partner with schools, children succeed! Please visit to become a member for the 2021-2022 school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7 2021

Teaching is a Superpower!
This has been a year unlike any other and the NES PTA has put together some fun and easy ways to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3rd-May 7th).  Ways you can help:  

Thank you for your support and cooperation to help show our outstanding teachers and staff just how appreciated they are!

Join us for NES night at Pomodori NBPT!!!

NES Night at Pomodori: Wednesday, April 14th! Please mark your calendars for NES night at Pomodori in Newburyport. Pomodori will donate 15% of the day’s sales to the NES PTA on Wednesday, April 14th. You must bring in a physical copy of the flier in order to activate the donation (electronic copies will not be accepted). Look for the flier coming home in your student’s backpack early next week! Flier can also be printed below. Enjoy!

Santa Claus is coming to NES!

Join the NES PTA’s Drive-By Santa Parade in collaboration with Protection Fire Co. #2

Saturday December 19, 2020 – 3:30 – 4:15 p.m – Newbury Elementary School 

  • Cars will enter at the main entrance, drive slowly and wave to Santa & his elves.
  • Please do not exit your car.
  • Decorated cars are encouraged!
  • Drive by on your way to the Triton PTA Celebration of Lights scavenger hunt!

Staff Appreciation Holiday Gifts from the NES PTA

The teachers and staff at NES have been working tirelessly this fall and the PTA Is assembling holiday gift bags to show our appreciation. We need your help to spread some holiday cheer this year! The PTA has created an Amazon Wish List of items needed to create and fill these special gift bags to distribute to staff and teachers.

Please consider purchasing something from the gift list below. Anyone can participate and contribute. Purchases & donations are due by Friday, December 18th. Thank you! Name of List: NES PTA Teacher & Staff Holiday Gifts

Celebration of Lights

Our friends in Rowley have invited us to join in this wonderful celebration.
If you and your family decorate the outside of your home with lights and other holiday items we want YOU!!

We would love to get as many Salisbury/SES & PGS/Rowley & Newbury/NES families to take part! Once we have everyone registered, we will send out a list of addresses and a scavenger hunt form.

Grab your family, the scavenger hunt form, and take a ride around the town soaking up the holiday spirit!

Please consider joining us to make this holiday season a little more fun! If you are interested in joining, please fill out the attached form. should be submitted no later than December 11th. 

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NES is hosting a Follett Book eFair! Nov 9-20th

The Book Fair is coming to NES virtually this November! Supporting a love for reading is critical to student success. Explore our online book fair and help your child find their next favorite book. The book fair will run from November 9-20.


Our eFair code: ZLL3X

Orders due by: November 20th 2020

Follett will ship your books to the school after our eFair is complete. Books will be delivered to students at NES.  Arrangements for parents to pick up books for remote learners can be made at the end of the fair. 

Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit the Library Media Center and help fund resources such as Tumblebooks, Massachusetts Children’s Book Award titles, materials for the digital and physical collection, and more!   Please send questions about the online book fair to  Thank you for supporting NES readers and the Library Media Center through this online fair!