Wildcat Weekly 10/1/2023
October 1, 2023
We have made it through the first full month of school! Thank you for all of your support from home as we worked through the start of a new school year.
The first month of school is always chaotic, busy and exhausting. But it is also exciting, rewarding and encouraging. As I completed this month in a new role as an educator, I was faced with challenges and rewards. When I was a teacher, lunch time was “duty free” and therefore I did not spend much time in the lunchroom with students. As principal, it is one of my favorite times of day. It gives me time to see so many kids, learn names, hear their stories, and learn about all the exciting things they are eating (some students are really excited about their favorite foods).
I have truly enjoyed getting to know students and many families in this first month. Thank you again for your support and all you do to ensure your child is here and ready to learn.
October will be full of fall activities, conferences, new learning and we will end it with Halloween and Walk-a-thon. Look for info from your classroom teacher(s) for details about Halloween as each classroom celebrates differently. Also look for information about the Walk-a-thon coming soon! Have a wonderful weekend!
Late Arrival & Early Pick Up
Any students arriving to school after 8:25am/ 9:25am (Wednesday) need to be dropped off in the front of the building and sign in at the office to get a late slip. If drop off extends past 8:25am students will not be marked tardy.
If your student's end of the day process is going to change please call the office by 3 o'clock pm.
If your student is not going to be at school, please call the office 616.361.3450 to let us know.
If you need to pick up your student early they will need to be signed out in the office. You can email or call ahead and we will try to have them to be ready for you when you arrive. A student will only be released to a parent/guardian unless you have called ahead and given permission for someone else to pick up your student.
Lost and Found
We are accumulating a lot of items in our Lost and Found. If your child is missing something please have them check it out or you can stop in with them after school and take what belongs to you!
Book Fair Volunteers
It's hard to believe, but our Fall Book Fair is just around the corner!
The Book Fair will take place from Monday, October 16 - Thursday, October 19. Mrs. Davies is in need of volunteers to assist at the Book Fair during the following time blocks:
Unable to volunteer during the school day? Evening Book Fair Volunteers are needed, too!
Family Shopping during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18
If you are interested in volunteering for the Fall Book Fair, please respond to this email with the following information:
1. Date(s) you are available to volunteer
2. Time(s) you are available to volunteer
If you can only do a portion of a time slot, that is fine. Just let me know in your email.
3. Your child(ren)'s name(s), and if you'd like to volunteer at the time when their class shops at the Book Fair.
Please reach out to Mrs. Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Mrs. Carrie Davies
Please remember that students are required to have their bus identification card when they ride the bus each day. Thank you!
Northview Resident Transportation
Transportation information will be released in Ride360 on August 23. You can only obtain this information in the app so please download it today. https://nvps.net/transportation/
Bus tags will be handed out at the open house. If your student tag is lost/damaged it is a $5/fee.
Items from Home
Please keep ALL toys at home. We do not want precious toys lost, stolen or damaged.
Thank you for understanding.
Mileage Club is an extra activity that will be available to students outside during lunch recess times!
Club will begin on Monday, September 18 and will continue until the snow falls this winter (roughly around Thanksgiving) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during lunch recess times. This is an activity that aligns with the district belonging, access, and equity efforts that provide opportunities to all students!
To make this club possible to all 1st through 4th grade students, I am in need of parent volunteers. As a mileage club volunteer, you would be responsible for helping students find their cards, punch cards as students complete laps, hand out toe token prizes, and create new cards for students. I can take up to 5 volunteers per session per day (potential total of 10 per day). If you are interested in being a volunteer, you will need to do the following:
1. Complete the online Northview Volunteer Form found here:
2. Send an email to email@example.com to let me know you are interested in being a mileage club volunteer and have completed the online volunteer form.
3. Sign up for your available dates and times using the Sign Up Genuis found here:
This club isn't possible without your support! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to me using my email listed above under step 2.
Thank you so much! GO WILDCATS!
Lunchroom Help Sign Up
If you would like to help out in your child's school, here is a sign up where you can get a chance help out in the lunchroom. Also, please fill out a Volunteer form. Please see the button below.
Medication Forms are required for dispensing any medications, both over the counter and prescribed. The form can be found online using the link above or in the office. All prescription medications require a physician signature. Parents must personally bring in medications and they may not be sent in with students.
WE ARE NORTHVIEW!
Thank you parents for sending in photos of your students doing outside activities with family and/or friends. Please keep sharing vacation, sports or attending sports photos.
Here is to a great year of memories!! Go Cats!!