North Elementary Newsletter

November 2021

Spotlight On First Grade

At North Elementary, reading is a priority in every grade level. Throughout each day, students have the opportunity to engage in reading. In grades K-2, students are learning to read by listening to read-alouds during Models. Modules is a block of time centered around a topic such as weather (K), space (1st), or fossils (2nd). Students are engrossed in read-alouds on the topic and are working on comprehension skills.

During Skills Block, students are working on their phonics skills to ensure they have a strong foundation in decoding, blending words, spelling, and writing words. In grades 3-4, students are reading to learn through Modules and developing their grammar skills through All Block.

At North, we want to support this development of building a strong reader at home because we have seen first hand how this helps students perform stronger in the classroom. Many teachers are offering the Book-It Pizza Hut reading incentive as one way to motivate reading at home. This incentive allows reading homework to count towards students’ logged minutes.

Thank you for supporting your child in their reading development and helping to foster a lifelong love of reading

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Headphones & Charger

North Families,

It is very important that we have our devices charged and ready to go for each and every school day. We use these devices a lot during instruction time throughout the day. There are also times when our headphones are needed to help eliminate distractions. Thank you for your help with this!

Cookie Dough Delivery

Our cookie dough that was ordered will be delivered and ready for pick up on Thursday, November 23rd from 3:10pm - 5pm.

Due to driver shortages, this date could change.

Lunch Account Transfers/Refunds

We have some exciting news regarding lunch refunds and transfers. We have created two Google forms and they are already on our website. You can find the forms by going to the district website then go to Parents and you will see two new forms there. One is called Account Refund Application and the other is called Account Transfer Application. You can also find the links below.

Effective immediately, when you need a refund or transferring money within your student(s) lunch and/or fines & fees accounts you can go to the website and you will need to complete the appropriate form and submit it. Please do not call the board office. You must fill out the form.

Once submitted, refunds are reviewed by the Finance Department and processed. Refund checks will only be issued once a month and must go before the Board for approval. Therefore, they will be released a day or two after each Board Meeting (normally the 2nd Tuesday of every month so the release of checks will usually be the 2nd Thursday or Friday of the month).

Transfers will be processed as soon as possible, it will all depend on the Finance Department's workload each day. She will process them within 72 business hours from the time of receiving the forms. When you submit the forms, they will be sent to the Finance team immediately.

Account Refund Application

Account Transfer Application

Your Donations Are Needed!

If you're looking for a way to give back to our school, please consider donating clothing. If you are looking to get rid of any clothing, we are looking for gently used clean shirts (both short and long sleeve), shorts, pants, and new (unused) underclothes for boys and girls from Kindergarten through 4th grade.

We never know when students may need a change of clothing due to an accident or unforeseeable events. Thank you for your consideration of our students' ever-changing needs!

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Full Day Kids Club

Hello Parents,

Our Full Day Kids’ Club Program will be offering childcare for ALL preschool-6th grade students on certain days that the district is off of school. This is hosted at South Elementary 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. All students must bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. We provide an afternoon and morning snack. No walk-ins allowed.

You must enroll and pay for your child to attend Full Day Kids’ Club by the deadlines set for each date. The cost is $27 per day, (any additional children are $22 each). ALL enrollment and payments are due before 4:30 p.m on the designated due date.

To enroll, please click on the link below to the Full Day Kids’ Club tab (if link does not work, please type the link in your browser)

The next Full Day Kids’ Club date offered:

For any questions, please email the Kids’ Club Assistant, Samantha Cavaness or call 243-9576


November 24: DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for this date is November 17

Counselor's Corner

Counseling lessons this month will revolve around service and being grateful for what we have. We will also discuss charity and how it helps people, especially during the Holidays.

Many thanks go to our Specials teachers for helping with Disability Awareness and showing our students that everyone counts, no matter what!!

Mrs. Isaac


Cold and flu season is just around the corner. Please help keep sickness to a minimum by reminding your child to cover their mouth when sneezing or coughing as well as practice good hand-washing skills.

All children must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Motrin before returning to school.

Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

Hello North Families! First quarter went by very quickly, it's hard to believe we are nearing the holidays! We have discussed several topics such as texture, color mixing, pointillism, tinting/shading and more! This quarter, we will be covering a lot of artists including Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso and Monet. As December nears, I am hopeful that we will be able to design ornaments and holiday mementos using clay, watercolor paint, and more! I am enjoying each and every one of your young artists!

Artfully yours,

Miss Hopson

Music Notes

Happy November! We are already into the 2nd quarter of school!! Wild and crazy, right? Couple of announcements I would like to share with you all. First, North Select Singers will be performing Christmas Carols during the Uptown Jackson Festival, Nov. 12th. A letter was sent out two weeks ago with another being sent this week.

Dec. 14th is our 2nd/3rd and K/1st Christmas Concerts. Both performances will take place at the Jackson High School Auditorium. A letter will be sent out with detailed information soon.

Please email me if you have any follow-ups or just to say hi!!!!

Musically Yours,

Joseph Moore

Music Teacher at North, Millersville and Gordonville Elementary


Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 8am to Friday, Dec. 3rd, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

All classes that collect 100 cans will earn an extra recess and the class that collects the most will earn some board games.


Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO


Thursday, Nov. 11th, 8-10am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

American Education Week

Monday, Nov. 15th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 19th, 10am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Dress Up Week

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 8am to Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

For American Education week, we will be celebrating with two dress up days.

Monday: Pajama Day(Dreaming about Learning)

Tuesday: Hat Day or Career Day (Hats off to my future career!)

Cookie Dough Pick Up

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 3-5pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Due to driver shortages, this date could change.

Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 26th, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

There will be no school during Thanksgiving break, from November 24th to 26th.
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