Newsletter: February 2016

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Hello February! Teachers — there is a lot going on this month, so please share this information with your students and other teachers.


Great Create Sports Journalism Contest Winners!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Great Create Sports Journalism Contest. Check out the list of Finalists and Semi-Finalists and view the creative and informative videos and essays by the Finalists on our website here. Thanks again to all the students and teachers that participated and made this a successful first event!

2016 Water Spots Video Contest
The Water Spots Video Contest is in full swing!  All entries are due by Friday, February 26. There is still time for your students to enter this contest which challenges them to create compelling and original video the water efficiency topic. Cash prizes available! Click here to get all the details.


Facebook Contest – Like Us and win $50!
A $50 gift card is still up for grabs and you could win! It’s easy, simply “Like” our NIE Facebook page and you will be entered into the contest!  Stay in touch in a new way through social media. Please “Like Us” today!  Go to our Facebook here.


February Materials & Events

Black History Month (Feb)
Supplement: The Civil Rights Movement
Americans will look back on several historic civil rights anniversaries, including the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act.

Supplement: Trailblazers in Science and Technology
This supplement provides bios on high achieving African Americans in science and technology. Also, get the Teachers Guide here.

Museum Day (Feb. 6)
Check out the local museums that are offering half price or free admission here.

Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7)
Supplement: The Football Fan Fare
This guide provides educationally sound activities pertaining tot he newspaper and the sport of football in the content areas of language arts, social students, science and mathematics.

President’s Day (Feb. 16)
Supplement: Lincoln Bicentennial
Learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln, his Emancipation Proclamation and his actions during the Civil War.

33rd Annual California Central Valley Spelling Bee (March 2)
This event is open to the public and will take place at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento. The competition begins at 9:30 AM. To get more information click here.


NIE Curriculum Enhancement Materials
Did you know that, through the NIE Institute, we supply over 300 instructional resources including teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources and video and audio teacher training modules? If you are looking for some great teaching resources to enhance your curriculum, check out our resources here.


Important: Verifying your NIE e-Edition Subscription
Subscription verification forms are sent out twice per year to collect your signature — confirming that you placed the order and are using the e-Edition for educational purposes. We are in the process of sending these forms to you. Please be sure to look for this form in your inbox. It may come from me via AssureSign (also check your spam as well). Please be sure to sign as soon as you get the form, as this information is required for an internal audit so that we can continue providing our services to teachers at no charge.


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Thank you and have a wonderful February!

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