August 17, 2022 - Newsletter
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello to our Northpoint Families,
We are enjoying a wonderful homecoming week here at Northpoint! Our friends are enjoying the different spirit days, including today’s “Fancy Day.” We are all looking sharp and smiling our best for fall pictures!
This coming Monday, October 3, our PTO is welcoming Rachel Cathey as a guest to our meeting. Ms. Cathey is our performing arts teacher. She will be sharing information about the learning taking place in her classroom. All parents/guardians are welcome to join us at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.
On Thursday, October 6, Northpoint is hosting a family curriculum evening, 5-7 p.m. We look forward to sharing information about our curriculum and experiences to provide you with insight into your child’s school day. Each homeroom teacher will be sharing the details of their event. Be sure to look at that communication as you plan to attend.
Other teachers and staff will be available on October 6 as well. Please plan to drop in to see our Special Ed staff, our PE, Art and Performing Arts Specialists, and/or our Academic Specialists. It will be wonderful to see everyone in the building after a long absence due to COVID!
Have a wonderful end to your September!
Families welcome: Flu shot clinics
Spring Lake Park Schools families are invited to flu shot clinics offered through Walgreen’s at Spring Lake Park High School on Oct. 11 and Nov. 1, 3:30-6 p.m. Both clinics will have this season’s flu vaccine as well as COVID vaccines and boosters. No registration is required. Simply come during the identified time for a clinic that works best for your schedule.
Northpoint PTO Sponsored Fun Run
We are looking forward to the Fun Run on Friday, October 7. Please dress for the weather, as we will still run outside in the case of light to moderate rain. Thank you to our PTO for hosting this fun experience for our children and to all who have contributed to this fundraiser.
The run schedule is as follows:
- 9:45-10:30 a.m. - Multiage 1/2 - Brodt, Cole, Marcella, Kroll
- 10:30-11:15 a.m. - Multiage 1/2 - Davis, Frank, Hendrickson, Phillippo, Weerts
- 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Multiage 3/4 - Comstock/Wenum, Gates-Vickery, Saladis, Vaillant
- 12:00-12:45 p.m. - Multiage 3/4 - Darsow, Lee, Mues, Walton
- 12:45-1:30 p.m. - Kindergarten - Healy, McCarthy, Roth, Suits, West
Family members may attend and can go directly to the field area in the back to spectate. If you will be checking your student out after the Fun Run, you may enter at the front door and proceed to the office. Please contact the Northpoint office with questions at 763-600-5700.
Strengthened Student Supports
As a new year gets underway, a full continuum of supports is available in our schools to support students’ academic, social, emotional and behavior development and needs.
After two years of disrupted, pandemic learning, addressing academic gaps and supporting students’ development and well-being are top of mind. The district has taken a unique path. To create a more integrated approach, the team has brought curriculum and instruction together with special education and student services. This strengthened continuum of supports recognizes that each child has a unique combination of needs and strengths.
For the academic as well as the social, emotional and behavioral, there is a core set of instructional practices that all students experience. For students who show a need, there are also targeted services as well as individual supports.
Learn more about the continuum of supports available.
Last week Northpoint students in 1st grade read "The Story in the Cave" during Geodes time. It's about boys who discovered art in a cave in Lascaux, France. Students then got to experience making their own stone age art by turning off the lights and using pastels!
NP PTO Sponsored Fun Run - Volunteers Needed
The NP PTO is in need of volunteers for the fun run that will be held on Friday, October 7. Please visit this link to learn more and and to sign up.
Get your tickets today for the "Live on 65" Performance Series
Live on 65 Performance Series is bringing family-friendly, world-class entertainment to the North Metro. Premier artists will perform local and live at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. You can buy tickets online or in person at multiple locations. Learn more and buy tickets.
David Osborne - Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7 p.m. — The Inaugural season will feature the "Pianist to the Presidents," a local swing band, a singer who has made his career on Broadway and a brass sextet that will impress the entire family.
Miss Myra and the Moonshiners - Thursday, January 5, 2023, 7 p.m. — Miss Myra and The Moonshiners are a formidable 5-piece swing band from Minneapolis, MN with a fresh sound grounded in early jazz and blues, playing original music amid a broad repertoire of classics from the '20s and '30s.
Gary Mauer - Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7 p.m. — Performer Gary Mauer is known for his Broadway roles in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He is also a featured soloist in the world tour of "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" with Michael Crawford.
Copper Street Brass - Monday, May 15, 2023, 7 p.m. — "That 70's Show" featuring the Copper Street Brass, a Minneapolis-based sextet, will feature music from the 1770s, 1870s and 1970s from classical and opera, jazz and folk, to rock and disco.
Panther Pride Sweepstakes is on – enter for a chance to win
The Panther Pride Sweepstakes started Monday, September 26. The Panther Foundation is posting a new question on the sweepstakes page each day. Each day families and staff members can submit their entries. The more entries you have in by September 29, the more chances you have to win.
Students who win earn a $500 cash prize for their school and will choose where to direct the funds from several pre-determined projects. The winning student will also win a $50 Panther Store Gift Card. The winners will be randomly drawn on Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. Good luck, Panthers!
Space still available for fun, fall programming
There is still time to enroll in engaging fall activities for your student, your family or yourself! Register today - the deadline for some youth programming is today, September 28.
Program highlights of the week:
- STEM Builders - LEGO Robotics - Toy Land (grades 1-4)
- AKASPORT - Archery (grades 3-4)
- Mini Cake Decorating (family)
- Chunky Yarn Knit Blanket at Invictus Brewery (adult)
- September 26-30 - Homecoming Week
- Friday, September 30 - Homecoming Football Game, Panther Stadium, 7 p.m.
- Monday, October 3 - NP PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m./NP Media Center
- Thursday, October 6 - NP Family Curriculum Night - 5-7 p.m.
- Friday, October 7 - NP PTO Sponsored Fun Run
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