North Pointe News

October 17, 2021

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Thank you for giving to United Way!

I am so excited to tell you that we blew our goal of raising $3500 out of the water! Our student donations exceeded $4,000 and combined with staff donations we raised $5,931! WOW!

I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and the way you support our school initiatives.

The top 4 classrooms are:

1 - Mrs. Pettus, 4th grade

2 - Ms. Kesler, 4th grade

3 - Mrs. McDavid, 1st grade

4 - Mrs. Gibson, 2nd grade

These teachers will compete in a roller derby next week and the winning class will receive a popcorn party and extra recess!

Be on the lookout for pictures and stories about Mr. Rash and Mrs. Brackett kissing a PIG coming soon!

Check out these BUZZWORTHY students!

Upcoming Events

October 19

  • Fall Picture Makeups

October 20-21: State Testing for 2nd Grade

October 21

  • Guy's Pizza Night

October 22

  • Spirit Day - Wear a hat for $1 toward March of Dimes!

October 25-28: Red Ribbon Week (See below)

*No scary costumes or face masks on Thursday, 10/28. Do not send in 'props' which can cause a disruption or be used as a weapon.

October 26

  • Report Cards

November 1-2: Fall Break

November 4

  • K-2 Field Day (Students and Staff Only)

November 5

  • 3-5 Field Day (Students and Staff Only)
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Please donate to Joy Comes!

If you are interested in sending in donations for this organization, students can drop these off in the front of the school when they arrive in the mornings!

Thank you!

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Congratulations to Paige Thomas, 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Thomas was chosen by our staff to be our Yellow Jacket Staff of the Month. Here is what her peers have to say about her...

"I have nominated Paige Thomas because I have never witnessed such dedication to students. I have seen her go above and beyond her call of duty when faced with unbelievable circumstances. We're all dealing with a difficult year, but Paige seems to have one thing after another thrown at her, and she rises to the occasion each and every time. I am blown away by her professionalism and decorum when handling the 2021 school year thus far."

"For going above and beyond in the classroom as a teacher, colleague and friend. She works tirelessly and works to efficiency with whatever she does."

"Paige Thomas handles every situation with grace and confidence. She goes above and beyond for her students. She is especially gifted at handling those students who need additional support, either instructionally or behaviorally. She is the definition of 'team player' and gives 110% to everything she does. We are so blessed to have Paige as a member of the North Pointe team!"

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Rainy Day Dropoffs

Thank you for following our traffic pattern in the mornings, especially during the last few weeks of crazy rain!

Just a reminder that on days when it is raining hard, only part of our Safety Patrol will be outside. Traffic might take a little longer. At 8:00, when the patrollers come inside, all remaining cars must go and park and walk your child in. Please arrive a little earlier on those days to avoid the longer lines. Thank you!

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Shout Out to Mrs. Orr's 2nd Grade Class!

Mrs. Orr's class just finished a Social Studies unit about citizenship. Part of the unit was to initiate a service-learning project. Each of the second classes decided to help with an issue that our community faces. Mrs. Orr's class partnered with Kindergarten!

They decided to raise money to help the elderly people in our community who would be hungry without assistance. They raised $325 for Meals on Wheels!

This past week, they presented a check to Laurie Ashley, executive director at Meals on Wheels. We are so proud of these students!

They want to be change makers... and I think they are WELL ON THEIR WAY!

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Art to Remember - From Mrs. Malin

Art to Remember is back!

It is time to buy your child’s artwork on personalized items like mugs, ornaments, water bottles, and more! These treasures make great gifts for the holidays!

Orders this year will be online ONLY! Orders will begin October 15 and go through October 29. (Any orders placed after October 29 will require home shipping.)

You can view our school website at

Money raised will go towards materials for the art program. This includes special materials and projects such as clay, plaster, model magic, and much more!

Students received their Art to Remember brochure on Friday, Oct 15th. These are personalized per student, so please do not accidentally throw them away unless you are not going to order.

Orders that are purchased during the Oct 15th -Oct 29th ordering window will be distributed at school the week of Nov. 15-20 (unless otherwise noted.)

Thank you for supporting our art program!

-Janae Malin, Art Teacher

Reminder from Nurse Samantha

South Carolina DHEC Guidelines Regarding Fever:

Please keep your child home for a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher by mouth or 100 degrees or higher if taken under the arm. Fever without a known cause may require COVID-19 testing or completion of COVID-19 exclusion. The school will specify when your child can return based on the situation.

Please note that if your child is sent home with fever, they may not return until 24 hours fever free and off fever reducing medications such as Tylenol and Motrin.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Samantha Herring, RN

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No Cell Phones Allowed

Please be aware that student cell phones are not permitted on school property, per district policy. This also includes any type of device that can be used with cell service, including a smart watch and tablet or ipad.

There are students who have special permission from parents to bring personal technology for after school care. If this is the case for your child, please send a note to your child's teacher to let them know it will be left in their bookbag, turned off, for the entire school day. The school will not be held responsible for any personal device brought to school

Students who use personal technology devices at school without permission can face consequences related to our school's Code of Conduct policy.

Please review the Parent Student Handbook for this information.

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From Katie Curran, PTO President

Have you joined our PTO this year!? Your membership donation is simply a show of support! There are no strings attached in terms of attending meetings or volunteer requirements. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you can adopt a family to boost your child’s class’s chance at receiving an ICE CREAM PARTY! Yes, any class with 100% participation will receive an ice cream sundae treat. It’s only $12 per family and your donation goes a LONG way in supporting the teachers and staff at North Pointe. Simply click the link below to be directed to the membership link. Upon payment, a North Pointe PTO decal will be sent home to you via your child.

I can’t thank you all enough for your support this year! I hope to see many of you logged in to our Silent Auction LIVE kickoff on November 12 at 6:00 pm. As always, if you need anything or have ideas on how we can work together to better our school, please reach out!

Katie Curran

PTO President

School breakfast and lunch are free! And delicious! Students should come to school before 7:45 to enjoy our breakfast each day.

Have you bought your child's yearbook yet?

If not, you can click the link below to place your order. Yearbooks are $25.

Josten's Yearbooks