North Side Family Flyer

August 2022

Inspire, Engage, Empower!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

I am very excited to work alongside all of you this year to help our children have the most successful school year possible! It takes a village....

This year, our district is focusing on the reading block in the elementary buildings. Students will participate in 90 minutes of an uninterrupted reading block daily, even on delay days. Each student will also receive daily guided reading support. Research shows if students spend time working on these five reading components: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension daily, it will help them to become proficient readers. We are looking forward to this "FOCUS" and the difference we know it will make for our students.

At home, you can encourage your child(ren) to read "for fun". Stress the importance of school and getting their education. Please do your best to have your kids to school every day and on time!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to classroom teachers or myself at or (260) 347-1354.

Your partner in education,

Stephanie Leasure


Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, August 10th - First Student Day, school starts at 8 a.m.

Friday, August 12th - School-Wide Pep Rally, 1:45 p.m.

Monday, August 15th - late start, school starts at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, August 15th - Beginning of year benchmarking begins

Tuesday, August 23rd - SCHOOL PICTURES

Wednesday, August 24th - OUR FIRST WILDCAT PTO MEETING, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30th - School-Wide Beach Day - flyer with more information to come soon

Monday, September 5th - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

Front Office Guidance with Mrs. Hilterbrand and Ms. Myers

First, we would like to introduce you to our new attendance secretary, Ms. Taylor Myers. As she is learning, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Leasure, Mr. Perlich or Mrs. Hilterbrand regarding attendance questions, absences, and concerns.

We are excited to have Ms. Myers join us as she is an East Noble alumni. Please welcome her as you meet her!

School hours:

Mondays - 8:45-2:40, Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Tuesday - Friday - 8:00 - 2:40, Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Textbook rental first payment is due August 15th, however, if you applied for the free/reduced application please check to see if we have received response back on this before making any payments.

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Counseling Corner with Mrs. Hardin

My name is Melissa Hardin, and I am very excited to be your new school Counselor! There are many activities we will be working on this year to promote a positive Social/Emotional school environment. My hope is that all students will have a positive, successful school year!

I would also like to introduce Darcee. Darcee is certified to join us and provide comfort, sit and read with students, or offer a furry paw and wagging tail!

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at (260) 347-1354, or by email

I look forward to working with you and your child!

In Tune with Attendance and Safety with Mr. Perlich

Attendance –

Attendance is an important part of your child’s education. Being present at school each day and on time helps them achieve their full potential. We understand that students get sick and need to miss school on occasion. Try to schedule appointments and vacations during our breaks throughout the school year. If your child is seen by a doctor, please send in a signed doctor slip the next day they return. Having your child to school on time is important as well. This allows them to get the breakfast they need if they are eating in our café, and it helps them to not miss important information at the beginning of the day in their classroom.

Attendance protocols were handed out at open house and will be sent home with those families unable to attend. Please know that I want to work with you and together we can make this the best year possible for student attendance.

Safety –

We try our best to keep the school as safe as possible. We will conduct several drills to ensure that the staff and students are prepared in the event something should happen. We will practice fire, tornado, earthquake, shelter-in-place, lockdown, and relocation drills this school year. Each month, we are required by the state to conduct certain drills.

If you should have any questions regarding attendance or safety, please contact me at the school or by email at I am looking forward to a great year!

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The Nurses Nook

Hello Wildcat families!! Welcome back 😊

A couple of things to keep in mind this upcoming school year:

  • Parents, PLEASE send a change of clothes for your child to keep in their locker at school. Accidents happen, whether it’s urine, spilled milk or mud… it happens!!! Your child is always more comfortable in their own clothes!!
    • I have a closet with extra clothing just in case, but supplies are limited. If your child is growing out of their clothes and you don’t know what to do with them, I will gladly take them off your hands!! Most commonly used are pants and underwear, size 6-10.
  • Please, make sure your child(ren) are up to date on vaccines!! I will be making phone calls and sending home a letter if your child is not up to date on their vaccines. Our policy states that they must be up to date, or in the process of catching up on their vaccines, within the first 20 days of school. So please, make those appointment now!!! If you choose not to vaccinate for medical or religious reason, please contact me ASAP.
    • Appointments can be made at the Noble county health department or by calling your pediatrician/ family physician.
      • Noble County Health Department phone number (260) 636-2978
  • Studies have proven that tired and hungry children are not able to perform at their highest abilities. To help your child adjust to going to school all week, please start getting them in the habit of going to bed early with 9 to 10 hours of sleep every night. And remember, a well balanced breakfast will help your child start their day right! Breakfast is available at school every morning (except 2 hour delay days) with a charge, if you don’t have time for breakfast in the morning. Help your child concentrate better by EATING A GOOD BREAKFAST EVERY DAY!
  • Attendance at school is so very important, but so is the health of our children. If your child is running a fever, vomiting or having diarrhea, please keep them home until they have been fever, vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medication. And remember to call their absence into the office.

Nurse Whitney

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Nutrition Notice with Mrs. Yates

Our district is back to full pay this year. We ARE serving breakfast each morning and would love to help you out by feeding your child(ren) each day. Students need a full belly in order to focus and function. The breakfast room opens at 8:15 on Mondays and 7:30 on Tuesday through Fridays.