March Newsletter

Northside Elementary School

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R.O.A.R. Model of the Month: Kellin Woods

This wonderful young man is our R.O.A.R. Model of the Month for being R - Ready to Learn. Kellin wrote his first sentence in Mrs. Pedersen's classroom this month and we are EXTREMELY proud of him! Keep it up, Kellin!

Welcome to March!

February was nice and quiet in terms of weather! This is the first year in my career in education that our first Snow Make-Up day wasn't taken away. This month was full of celebrations. Students and staff participated in our One School, One Book initiative as we read Frindle, and students collected coins for the PTO with our Coin Challenge.

Today we celebrated our February Monthly Reward! This was an opportunity to reward positive behavior in our school and recognize the efforts of faculty and students. Staff and students participated in our “Northside Wellness Challenge” with 10 activity stations to promote positive physical and emotional health.

Please let us know how we are doing. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.

-Mr. Applequist

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Dates to Remember in March

March 3 - End of Trimester 2!

March 12 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 5:00-8:00 p.m.

March 13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 8:00-3:00 p.m.


March 17 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 (Lingle Ave. Elementary Library)

March 26/27 - Author Visit - Alan St. Jean!

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Frindle Kahoot Challenge!

Every Wednesday this month, students participated in a Frindle Kahoot Challenge. The winner in each classroom each week received a very special frindle. We are looking forward to the Frindle Family Fun Fair on 3/6 at Pine Street Elementary. We hope to see you there.
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Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Pascale

Power of Words!

Words have Power, as we are learning from Nick in Frindle, through our One School, One Book program! What we say and do matters. Our words and actions influence the mindsets of children and some messages stick with us throughout our lives. Here are some ideas that parents can do to encourage Positivity!

  • Have children help you write notes of thanks or appreciation.
  • Each family member shares one great thing about his/her day during dinner. This fosters communication and promotes healthy social skills.

  • Talk to your children about positive and negative language they hear on TV, in movies or on YouTube or that they read in books.

  • Put encouraging notes in your child’s lunchbox or under their bed pillow.

  • Model positive, kind interactions in the way you speak to others (THINK… Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind).

  • Recognize and praise children for their actions not the outcome (You really studied a lot for that test versus You got an A on the test).
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Reading Nook - Mrs. Walters & Mrs. Brier

One School, One Book - 2020! - The Frindle Family Fun Fair is Friday, March 6th at Pine Street Elementary! The event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Please consider coming to this fun-filled evening with your family.

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Northside Renovation Updates:

You may have noticed that our ceiling tile is now taken away. Students and staff have done a tremendous job being flexible during this busy time. Our goal is to minimize disruptions while allowing the renovations to begin pre-work. As a result, we are more likely to meet our completion date and allow time for teachers to get back into the building in August and prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

Work will begin during the evenings (2nd shift) beginning on March 2nd. Exterior work will begin in April. The majority of renovations to the classroom wings will take place in the summer months. We look forward to getting some upgrades to our building following the Forge Elementary and Middle School renovations!