North Pointe News

September 11, 2020

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Thank you!

I cannot brag enough about how WONDERFUL our first week of school has been! From the car line and morning arrival, to the dismissal process each afternoon, to the masks and distancing, it has really been so smooth. Students, teachers, staff have all been so happy to be back at school!

Thank you for all of your positive calls, emails, and comments about everything. Thank you for teaching your children about the 3 Ws of wearing a mask, watching their distance, and washing their hands!

We are very excited and positive about the year ahead!

20-21 School Calendar

As of now, there are fewer events planned for the school year. The school calendar is linked here for you to review. We have also sent home a hard copy of the calendar with your child.

We will plan to hold our Silent Auction this year, all online! Information will be coming out soon from our PTO Board about this virtual event.

Terrific Kid

We will continue to recognize Terrific Kids this year! Our Guidance Counselors, Stephanie Canter and Heather McCullough, will be working with teachers to recognize students each month, beginning in October and ending in April, who exhibit particular outstanding character traits.

Instead of holding our monthly ceremonies with parents, we will be doing a virtual presentation which will go out to all parents in my North Pointe News. Stay tuned as we celebrate our awesome students!

Classroom Celebrations

Since COVID-19 guidelines have prevented us from being able to celebrate student birthdays with special treats from home, our District's Culinary Services would like to offer parents their services!

Please see the attached brochure of offerings and contact information.

COVID-19 Links and Resources

Below is information you may find helpful.

Guided Reading Books

If you find guided reading books or the bags used for these books, please return them to school as soon as possible with your child. Thank you!

T-shirts, Masks & Lanyard Orders

The deadline for ordering has passed. All items will be ready and available on September 25th. Some parents chose to ship directly to your home. All others will be sent home from school on this date.

Thank you for your order!

We will have another online store opportunity coming in November!

Spirit Days

We will have Spirit Days designated on the last Friday of each month. Please see the school calendar for the specific dates.

Students may pay $1 to wear a hat! This money will benefit March for Dimes.

Students are also encouraged to wear their favorite team or North Pointe gear!

Virtual Academy Parents

For parents of Virtual Academy students, please see the contact information below.

Anderson Five Virtual Academy

Dr. Richard Rosenberger ( )

Dr. Veta New ( )


Anderson Five Chromebook Depot (for Chromebook assistance)


From Wendy Rausch, Room Parent Coordinator

A vital part of our North Pointe Elementary School is our parent volunteers. One way you can do that is by becoming a Room Parent for your child's class. (2 per class)

This year responsibilities for Room Parents have slightly changed due to Covid 19 restrictions. We still need your help for BOTH in-person and virtual classrooms. Teachers, this year probably more than any before, need your support and encouragement. You will help spearhead these efforts as well as in-person room parents will coordinate (with the help of the PTO and your child's teacher) a class basket for an on-line auction. You do not do this alone as you and your Co-Room Parent will recruit other parents in the class to help. A list of willing volunteers from your child's class will be provided.

Please consider volunteering as a Room Parent by filling out the information ON THIS FORM by Friday, September 18. You will be notified if you are selected. I will hold an online orientation to share more information with you about what the year and your responsibilities will look like.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Wendy Rausch, Room Parent Coordinator, at 864-363-1233 or I look forward to working with you this year!

Again, please complete this form by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.