Martin's Memo

North Elementary School- September 24, 2015





YEE HAWS!!!!! = 3

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 24

  • Happy Birthday, Becky Loethen!
  • Pay Day- YEE HAW! (Happy First Pay Day, Brandon!)
  • Grade 3 Grade Level Meeting at 9:45 am in the office
  • Kindergarten handwriting workshop at 12:45 pm in the library
  • Grade 1 handwriting workshop at 1:20 pm in the library
  • TST (1L)- speech at 3:15 pm in the office

Friday, September 25

  • Project Trio Assembly grades 2-5 at 8:30 am in the gym
  • IEP Review- 3-Brewer at 9:45 am in the office
  • Blue Ribbon Writing Papers due to Fariba by 3:00 pm

Monday, September 28

  • TST (1L) -speech at 1:20 pm in the office
  • JCPS School Board Meeting at 6:00 pm at BOE

Tuesday, September 29

  • School Pictures
  • Grade 5 Grade Level Meeting at 8:10 am in the office (SRI reading)
  • Grade 4 Grade Level Meeting at 9:00 am in the office (SRI reading)
  • Grade 2 Grade Level Meeting at 2:15 pm in the office (SRI reading)

Wednesday, September 30

  • Happy Birthday, Bryan!
  • Karly out AM
  • Kim Bowden out PM

Thursday, October 1

  • 5th grade trip to Runge and Lincoln Farm
  • Grade 3 Grade Level Meeting at 9:45 am in the office (SRI reading)
  • Kindergarten Grade Level Meeting at 12:30 pm in the office (SRI reading)
  • Grade 1 Grade Level meeting at 1:20 pm in the office (SRI reading)
  • Meeting with Kim Bowden at 2:15 pm in the office (PGP and schedule)
  • RED (non public-grade 5) at 3:15 pm in the office

Happy September Birthday to:

1- Janna Phillips

6- Julie Stoehr

24- Becky Loethen

30- Bryan Lawson

Happy October Birthday to:

17- Cecilia Gehlert

18- Patty Christensen

27- Katie Hudson

31- Lyndsey Reynders

Staff Appreciation Breakfast Nominees Needed

The next Staff Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 15. Please nominate someone by emailing 2-3 sentences to me as to why he/she should represent North School at the breakfast by Friday, September 25th!

New Filing Cabinets

Carey and Lyndsey are in the process of moving all of the files into the new filing cabinets. As they have moved files they have found some to be "all over the place".... a mess! Please place papers neatly in the files when you are using them. Thanks!

Picture Day!

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 29. On picture day, we will return all payment envelopes to you so students can take them with them to have their pictures taken. Please be sure to get them from Carey on Tuesday morning before 7:45.

Remember: DO NOT THROW AWAY THE BROWN ENVELOPE. This is how we keep track of who has paid for pictures when the pictures come in. On September 29, we will ask for ALL envelopes to be returned to the office regardless of whether or not you have additional orders.

Pictures will be taken in the gym this year. Someone will come and get your class when they are ready for you.

McTeacher Night

McTeacher Night is October 6 from 4:00-8:00 pm. The volunteer sign up sheet has been posted in the lounge. We need to try to have representation during all time slots. There is a PTO board meeting on that night, and so I will try to help out in the first and last hours.

Don't forget to include something in your newsletter this week and next week...perhaps something like:

Join the North School Staff and McDonalds for McTeacher Night on Tuesday, October 6 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Holts Summit McDonalds. Some of the staff will be there to meet and greet you and a portion of the sales will come back to North School! North School McTeacher Night...I'm lovin' it!

Fire Safety Week

The Holts Summit Fire Department is not hosting the Fire Safety House this year, however, they have dropped off activity books for kindergarten, first and second grade. These include a lesson guide. Carey and Lyndsey will have these in your mailbox (K-2) by Friday, October 25, so that you can take a look at them and decide how you would like to use them. Fire Safety Week is during the week of October 5. If you do not plan to use these books in a lesson, please send them home during Fire Safety Week.

PTO Fun(d) Run

The PTO Fun(d) Run is on Thursday, October 8. Laura will have a schedule and information about the Fun(d) Run in your mailbox by Friday, October 2. Please read the information carefully. It will include your Fun(d) Run time as well as other details.


  • Be sure to keep your websites up-to-date!
  • I would like copies of all classroom newsletters. These can be sent to me electronically or a paper copy in my mailbox.
  • The last day of the "respect" character books will be Friday, October 2.
  • Social dues ($25) are due by October 25. Please make checks payable to North School Social Committee and give them to Karri Gourley.

"Get your learn on!" --Kid President

Dr. Willard Daggett Live: Teaching 21st Century Learners, 2 of 6

Respect means to treat others in a way that is kind and polite.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible