Northside Notes

March 17, 2014

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

March 13-28 - Extended School Days

Doors Open at 7:10 AM

School Starts at 7:35 AM

School Ends at 3:10 PM

After-School Activities End at 4:15 PM

March 21 - KEA Day

School in Session: Instructional Day for Students & Staff

March 31 – April 4

Spring Break: No School

April 14 - April 18

Spring Book Fair

May 20

Election Day: No School for Students, PD for Teachers

May 26

Memorial Day: School in Session - Instructional Day for Students & Staff

June 6

Last Day for Students

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My First Book Club

1st & 2nd Grade students are invited to read Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket and join Mrs. Caldwell to discuss the book on Thursday, April 10th, 6-7 PM. Read it with a special adult in your life and bring that person with you! Follow the link below and fill out the form to join our book club.

Music Video Contest. Please Vote!

Please follow the link below to view Northside's submission for the Best in Me contest. You can view it as many times as you want. The video with the most views at the end of the month wins. So go view and share!!

Community News

Woodford County Public Library

An Irish Evening

Monday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Midway Branch Library, 400 Northside Dr., Midway

(Families) Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through music and more. Bill and Leslie Penn will be providing live folk music inspired by the Emerald Isle. Please call (859) 846-4014 to sign up for this free program.

McTeggart Irish Dancers

Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Versailles(Families) See the flying feet, beautiful costumes, and energetic talent of these young dancers! Please call (859) 873-5191 to sign up for this free program.

Life Adventure Center and Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary FREE Open House- April 5, 1 pm to 6 pm. Climbing, Zipline, Hiking and more! The adventure for all ages starts here! Contact 859-873-3271 or for more information.

Life Adventure Summer Camps- Camps for Grades 5-8th…When School is Out, Camp is In! Healthy outdoor activities, canoe rides, rock wall climbing, horseback riding and more, all in a safe, challenging environment. Call now! 859-873-3271 or go to info@lifeadventurecenter.orgfor more information.

Give a Dose of Reality

Volunteer to help with Reality Store on Friday, April 18th! Reality Store, a real-life simulation exercise for all Woodford County seventh grade students, is designed to help students connect today’s academic achievement with tomorrow’s career, salary, and family expenses. To make Reality Store a positive learning experience, we need your help.

As a volunteer, you will be assigned to work at one of the Reality Store stations. Examples of the station themes include housing, transportation, food, medical/dental, and childcare. You will use a simple calculator to help students keep track of their checkbook balances as they try to meet the expenses of everyday life. Your training will take just a few minutes in the morning before the students arrive, and all of your supplies will be provided as well as a light breakfast and lunch.

With your help, this year’s Reality Store will be Friday, April 18, 2014, from 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Safe Harbor Gym(formally known as the Community Education Gym) located on the old Community Education campus at 134 Macey Avenue in Versailles. To volunteer, please email Sharon Cole or call her at 859-879-4628 as soon as possible. Eighty-five volunteers are needed to make Reality Store a reality, so please encourage your friends and co-workers to volunteer too!

Reality Store is a joint program of Woodford County Community Education and the Woodford County Cooperative Extension Service.

Summer ETC

To secure a spot, please email Program Manager Sharon Cole at no later than Friday March 28.