North Pointe News

December 5, 2021

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Upcoming Events

December 6-10

  • Penguin Patch for all students!

December 9

  • Mission Grill, 3:00-9:00

During the week before winter break we will be celebrating the holidays with a Spirit Week. Teachers and students will be dressing up and holding special events.

December 13

  • Pajama Day for all staff and students

December 14

  • Dress like a Reindeer or be "Mad about Plaid" - Wear a plaid shirt!

December 15

  • Dress like an Elf or wear your favorite "ugly sweater"!

December 16

  • It's GRINCH DAY!

December 17

  • Wear your favorite holiday shirt!

December 20-31 is Winter Break!

We will see everyone back to school on Monday, January 3rd!

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From our PTO President, Katie Curran

Happy December!

WOW!! THANK YOU!! Is all I can say about the great success from our Silent Auction. This year we raised more than DOUBLE last year! I can't thank you enough for your support in the auction to help fund projects, events, and teacher support. I am so proud to be part of North Pointe!

In other PTO Board news, we have an immediate need for a Secretary and Communications Chair. Essentially, the Secretary is responsible for taking minutes at our monthly board meetings and keeping record of attendees. The Communications Chair is solely responsible for our Facebook page as that is currently our only social media platform. If you are interested or would like more detailed information, please let me know.

As always, I am here for questions and feedback.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Katie Curran

PTO President

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Penguin Patch

Monday - Friday of this week we will have a holiday shop open for our students! Each classroom will be provided with two 25 minute shopping periods to shop for their family and friends. Gift wrap is provided, so don't be surprised if your child comes home with something to put under your tree!

Items range from $2 to $12. There is an envelope that went home on Friday that we would encourage you to use if you are sending money for your child. Students are not required to participate. If you would like for your child NOT to participate, just let your child's teacher know.

We know the students are going to enjoy this fun holiday event!

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

Congratulations to our November Yellow Jacket Staff of the Month, Mrs. Megan Maness, our Reading Coach!

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MAP Report Coming Home!

As you know, last week your child participated in MAP testing for Reading and Math. These nationally normed tests are designed to give teachers information about how to instruct students in small groups.

This coming week, your child's teacher will be sending home a Family Report which explains your child's scores. Please reach out to them if you have questions or concerns.

Quarantined Students Update

The below guidelines are from our district for students and staff who do not have to quarantine.

If your child has been fully vaccinated (per guidelines below), he/she will not have to quarantine if they are found to be a close contact, even if they are not wearing a mask. Parents will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Fully vaccinated: A person is considered fully vaccinated, ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine

Fully vaccinated : people and people verified (positive PCR or antigen test) to have been infected with COVID19 in the previous 90 days who were in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 but do not have COVID-19 symptoms do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms. Individuals may voluntarily choose to provide documentation of their full vaccination status to eliminate the need for quarantine.

Morning Drop Off

On very cold weather days we may not ask our Safety Patrollers to be outside. If you notice this, please remember to pull your car all the way up to the first letter for letting your child out.

Please work with your children who have trouble getting out of the car by themselves. If you see that they may need additional time, please pull over and help them by walking them in the front. Thank you!

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Thank you to "Say it with a Sign" for supporting North Pointe!

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Need a Tutor?

Discus is pleased to announce extended tutoring hours in

Beginning immediately, real-time tutoring is available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sunday – Saturday for English and Spanish speakers with no appointment needed!

This service is available for all South Carolina residents of all ages. offers:

  • Math assistance and drop-off for Elementary, Algebra I & II, Pre-calculus and Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics
  • SAT, PSAT, ACT, and AP test prep
  • Grammar, literature, and vocabulary assistance
  • Biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics assistance
  • Writing tutors
  • Computer literacy
  • ESL and ELL
  • U.S. History, European History, World History, and Civics assistance
  • French, German, Spanish, and Italian tutors
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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