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FEBRUARY 22, 2023 - NEWSLETTER
Hello Northpoint Community!
In addition to the snow, we are in the midst of “Panthers for a Purpose Week of Giving.” Tomorrow is a white out day in which kids are invited to wear as much white as possible. How fitting, considering the forecast for a major snowstorm! Friday is a Panther Spirit Day. Please wear Panther gear or blue, white, and red. We’d love to see your photos! There are a lot of other activities to get involved in. Please check them out in the newsletter and thanks for supporting the good work of the Panther Foundation.
Thank you to our families and staff for participating in conference conversation these past weeks. I hope families had a chance to take a look at their student’s learner profile and learn about next steps in learning via their individual learning maps and goal. Our goal for conferences, our ongoing communication and in sharing learner profiles, maps, and report cards, is for parents to have a clear understanding of their child’s progress here at Northpoint. If at any time you have questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher.
We have almost three weeks left in this second trimester and just a few weeks until our spring break. Along with important focus on academics, we will conclude round two of Power Hour, focus on “Read Across America” and our grade 4 students will visit Westwood to learn about their transition to 5th grade next fall. There’s always something to look forward to – including some time in the snow.
Grade 4 Westwood Intermediate visit - February 28
Grade 4 students from Northpoint will be visiting Westwood Intermediate next Tuesday, February 28, to meet staff, take a tour of the building and have the opportunity to ask questions. They will be leaving Northpoint at 9:30 a.m. and will return by 11:15 a.m. Permission slips will not be going home for this visit. If you would like your student to opt out of this visit, please contact the Northpoint office by Monday, February 27 at 763-600-5700.
Order your 2022-2023 Northpoint yearbooks now!
Westwood broadcast group bridges learning and community
The results are in! After surveying the entire Westwood Intermediate and Middle School student population Mandarin Orange Chicken was named the favorite lunch choice. The least favorite? Macaroni and Cheese. (Yes, you read that right!)
The survey was a segment included in Westwood’s first-ever Panther News Broadcast. The topic was designed to appeal to the entire community. The broadcast was written, filmed and edited by a group of students who are learning new skills, exploring potential career paths and building community at Westwood.
25 dedicated students are navigating the world of news broadcasting as they develop real skills and create connections school-wide. Read more about their experience and watch the first Panther News Broadcast.
Don’t miss out on “Frozen Jr.” live at the Fine Arts Center
"We can't hold it back anymore!" This amazing cast of young actors is inviting you to join them for a story of true love and acceptance between sisters. Westwood students in grades 7-8 will present "Frozen Jr." on March 2-4. Don’t wait - get your tickets online now!
Panthers for a Purpose Giving Week is Here!
There are many ways to participate in this week of giving and SLP Panther pride. Thank you for your participation and generosity as we support this year's Fund-A-Dream. This year's Fund-A-Dream is Career and College Pathways, courses and programming to support students in exploring potential career paths.
- Show your spirit and submit photos for a chance to win: Dress head to toe in our school colors. Send in photos (email@example.com) to be entered into a drawing to win a gift card to the Panther Store:
- Thursday, February 23 – White Out
- Friday, February 24 – Panther Spirit Day!
- Browse and bid on silent auction items: The auction officially opened today! Browse more than 300 packages featuring trips, Panther gear, restaurant gift cards, adult libations, unique experiences and MORE! Start bidding now! Visit the Panthers for a Purpose Event Website for details and bidding tips.
- Dine-to-Donate: See a schedule of community restaurants that are partnering with us this week. Dine at one of the four locations during the week, mention the Panther Foundation/SLP and a portion of your sales will go to the Panther Foundation!
Find Panther Party details for Saturday and everything you need to know about this year's event on the Panthers for a Purpose website.
Multiage 3/4 students learn about giving back by participating in a service project
Angie Olson, a parent of a student in Mrs. Lee's class and also volunteers her time working with both of these organizations, took time to talk with the students about where their donations will go. The students were also able to make cards for the children at the orphanage to potentially create pen pals!
- February 18-25: Panthers for a Purpose Week of Giving
- Saturday, February 25: Panthers for a Purpose Party
- Tuesday, February 28: Northpoint Grade 4 visit to Westwood
- March 2-4: Westwood spring musical - "Frozen Jr."
- Thursday, March 9: End of Trimester 2
- March 10-20: No school, spring break
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