Grove Gazette

June/July 2020

2019-2020 School year

Northview families,

The 2019-2020 school year started out like most school years filled with anticipation, excitement, anxiousness, and high energy. We were progessing through the year with continued energy to improve each day achieving success through learning, engaging experiences, communicating concerns and celebrations while attending school in the brick and mortar form. Then covid-19 shifted our very existence and how we function. Staff members needed to shift how they instruct in an instant and your living rooms, on top of/underneath kitchen tables, and other areas of your house became classrooms. There wasn’t anytime to prepare, yet, we did. There wasn’t anytime to process, yet, we did. There wasn’t anytime to adjust, yet, we did. We were able to do all of this because of our ability to rise and conquer obstacles. Were there hiccups and bumps along the way, absolutely. I believe we are stronger because of them. I believe we are more apt to be successful in difficult challenges because of what we’ve learned. I believe our students, families, and staff will be stronger going through this challenge together. We are stronger together. I hope the summer brings you many opportunities to catch your breath, embrace family time, and find moments to laugh.

Red Nose Day

Thank you everyone for all of your support for Red Nose Day. We raised $997 this year through our virtual fundraiser. This year was especially exciting having three Northview students featured on the Kelly Clarkson's Show, one Northview student's joke appearing on the live NBC Red Nose Day special, and footage from last year's NBC taping of our school made it back on the live NBC special. It's wonderful to see our students and their families continuing to support something bigger than ourselves. We are inspiring our students to see they have the ability to impact the lives of other children in our backyard and across the globe.


On Tuesday, June 9th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm fourth grade students are able to return the Chromebooks checked out to them to use during the school closure. It's important that all items are returned (Chromebook, charger, and protective case). I'd ask that in returning the equipment you stay in your vehicle. I'll come to your vehicle to collect the items. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

***Third grade students are able to keep their Chromebooks over the summer***

Lunch provided - extended to June 30th

The district is providing free lunches for all children under the age of 18 to June 30th, 2020. Children don’t need to be present when picking up the grab and go lunch at the High School (401 Audubon Rd.) between 11:00am - 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. Sheboygan County Food Bank has provided boxes of food for anyone in need. You can pick them up the same time lunch is offered.

Ways to connect

Mrs. O'Connell:

Mrs. Demmon:

Mr. Cole:

Feel free to add comments to the youtube page. It's a great way for me to connect with students while school is out. Morning Announcements will be posted at 9:00am and Read Alouds at 1:00pm each day Monday - Friday (June 9th is the last day for announcements and read alouds).

Helping Build Resilience

As things continue to remain uncertain and change slowly starts to occur, I think it is a great reminder to be mindful of our own worries/fears, actions and behaviors. Our children are watching us and learning how to respond to stress and uncertainty. We can all help our children build resilience and manage stress by taking care of ourselves, being a calming presence and a great role model for them as we navigate changes that arise.

Summer Reading

Our students worked incredibly hard all school year to grow into avid readers, building a toolbox filled with reading strategies and skills. I would like to encourage you to create a summer reading plan with your child that builds on the successes they experienced throughout the school year.

- Read (Almost) Every Day!!

It is recommended for students to read for 20 minutes a day with the goal of building a life-long reading habit.

- Join the summer reading program through Mead Library or Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library- A Universe of Stories.

Visit little libraries that are filled with free books

Information from HGSD School Nurse

Hello Northview families,

It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is upon us. With the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare clinics have been minimizing the amount of patient visits per day to assist in the traffic in/out of the clinics. This may affect your student’s well child visit and I encourage you to be in contact with your child’s physician’s office to reschedule, if your child’s appointment has been cancelled during this time. Currently, no changes have been made to the Wisconsin Immunization Law per the Department of Public Instruction so all age appropriate immunizations are still required unless a waiver is signed. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter to assist in keeping our students, staff, and families healthy. If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful summer!

In good health,

Jada Peterson BSN, RN-BC


Character Counts

We certainly have grown this year in so many ways. We’ve explored so many different character traits and ways to incorporate them in our daily lives. We just have a short time in June, so we will not be introducing a new character trait, animal, or color for this month. Check out below the monthly character traits we focused on throughout the school year

August: Introducing The Big 3/ Mallard/ Green

  • Treat others rights

  • Make smart decisions

  • Maximize your potential

September: Trust/ Sea lion/ Blue

  • Trust is putting your confidence in someone you can depend on

  • Mother sea lions trust each other to watch their young while they go hunting

  • Blue represents depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, and intelligence

October: Courage/ Wolverine/ Red

  • Courage is being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid

  • Though not the biggest predators around, wolverines have super-sized courage.

  • Red is a highly visible color that grabs your attention quickly and can get you to make quick decisions. Red is a color that encourages us to stop, think about it, and proceed when it is safe to show courage

November: Honor/ Rhinoceros/ Gold

  • Honor is letting someone know you see how valuable they really are

  • A rhinoceros avoids clashing with rivals but welcomes oxepecker grooming sessions

  • Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity, as well as sparkle, glitz, and glamour

December: Joy/ Otter/ Orange

  • Joy is finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way

  • Otters solve problems, and they make their environments into playgrounds.

  • Orange is associated with meanings of joy, warmth, heat, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, expression, and fascination.

January: Knowledge/ Bighorn Sheep/ Yellow

  • Knowledge is learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do

  • Bighorn sheep pass along knowledge from generation to generation

  • Yellow is the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness. Studies show that the color yellow can increase mental activity, which goes hand in hand with our core value knowledge.

February: Creativity/ Chameleon/ Lime Green

  • Creativity is using your imagination to do something unique

  • Chameleons have unusual adaptations, including the ability to change color.

  • Lime green is a color closely associated with nature and high energy and is thought to promote feelings of liveliness, freshness, and creativity.

March: Forgiveness/ Kangaroo/ Lavendure

  • Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay

  • Kangaroo conflicts lead to boxing matches, but when they're young kangaroos “play flight”.

  • Lavender is a calming and soothing color. It is known to soften emotions and encourage relaxation.

April: Humility/ Hedgehog/ Grey

  • Humility is putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

  • A shy, gentle nature makes hedgehogs a favorite animal among people

  • The color gray is a timeless and practical color that is often associated with compromise. It is a cool, neutral, and balanced color. In this way, the color gray humbly puts other colors first

May: Determination/ Bobcats/ Brown

  • Determination is deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started

  • Bobcats are patient and determined hunter, with plenty of stamina

  • Brown provides feelings of organization, history, and connection, as well as cozy feelings of relaxation and warmth.

Morning Grovers

The Morning Grovers before school program is offered to students in JK through Fourth grade from 6:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. In order for your child to attend you must register them first, even if you've registered in previous years. After the first 30 spots have been filled, a waiting list will be started. You can find the Morning Grovers registration forms and more information on the Northview website under the “menu” section. Registration forms will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year starting June 3. Please mail in or email completed forms to Jason Cole.

Northview Elementary School

Attn: Jason Cole

902 Tyler Rd.

Howards Grove, WI 53083


Northview Leadership Squad (NVLS)

Thank you first and second semester NVLS for being wonderful role models and leaders at Northview. Our NVLS members were active in promoting kindness, service, and the Big Three (Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential). The 2019-2020 NVLS members were:

First Semester

Genasys Harms, Levi Harrison, Sophia Kleist, Anthony Van Winkle, Kendall Cruz, Owen Harms

Second Semester

Elise Healy, Parker Wilson, Elise McBroom, Nolan Wilson, Macey Schueler, Braden Sixel


2020-2021 NV T-shirt

Stay tuned this summer for the winning design for the 2020-2021 Northview T-shirt designed by one of our third graders. You’ll be able to purchase the t-shirt either online or in the office. The date to order t-shirts is still in the works.

Northview Photo Challenge pictures

Mark Your Calendars

June 9 - Last day of School

June 9 - End of the year parade

June 10 - Report cards being mailed to families

June 15 - B.O.E. meeting 7:00pm

July 27 - August 7 - Virtual Summer School

Stay tuned for dates for registration, picture days, new student screeners