North Side News

Week of September 16th - 20th, 2019

How do you know?

It is progress report time. How do you know your students are growing and achieving? Do your grades reflect this growth and achievement?

It is important to keep data, whether it be anecdotal notes, running records, exit slips, self-created assessments and more to show student academic movement. Get your students involved in this process. Set goals with them, meet periodically to discuss their progression. Make it engaging and give them some responsibility. Make it a BIG DEAL when they meet those goals and then set new ones.

I know some of you have already started the goal setting process with your students and that is fantastic. If you have not, please do so. They shouldn't have just an MOY and EOY benchmarking goal, they need a plan to get there. This means they need some smaller goals to meet on the way. Doing this will pay off, the students will take NWEA, Raz and state testing more serious and put forth the effort needed if they are trying to meet their goal.........especially if there is a pay off (motivation factor)!!!!

Start making those goals with your students!

"Right now is the best time to create your tomorrow." - Ken Poirot-

Week of September 16th - 20th: SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 16th:

PD: Sped Collab (Melissa, Laura S, Stephanie) and Cross-Grade Level Collab. (K-2 meet in Jen's room and 3-5 meet in Amanda's room)

Short's class swimming

***Progress Reports go home today with students***

American Fidelity @ NS

Tuesday, September 17th:

CONSTITUTION DAY - you must teach!!!

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Short's class swimming


12:50 p.m. - 2nd grade

1:50 p.m. - 5th grade

American Fidelity @ NS

Wednesday, September 18th:

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Short's class swimming


10:45 a.m. - Pre-school

12:00 p.m. - Kindergarten

12:50 p.m. - 3rd grade

1:50 p.m. - 4th grade

Thursday, September 19th:

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Short's class swimming

Stephanie out in PM

3 p.m. - Robotics

6-7 p.m. - NS Family Reading Night (teachers please sign-up if you have not done so, will be hanging in lounge)

Friday, September 20th:

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Short's class swimming


2 p.m. - Sped and Title I

Reading Night and Bully Program

Staff -

Please make sure to share again our Family Reading Night - this Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

**Students can wear their Super Hero gear***

Also - we will hold our "Bully Assembly" on Tuesday, September 24th. EVERYONE IS TO DRESS AS A SUPER HERO THAT DAY!!!!!! Do you have your own costume ready to go?

That same week is College Go Week!!! Cory sent information related to that

We have a busy two weeks before Fall Break! Let's make it fun and enjoy!!!!!

September 23rd - 27th:

Monday, September 23rd:



10 a.m. Grades K-2; 10:30 a.m. - Grades 3-5 - NS Fundraiser Kick-Off

3 p.m. - Star Club meeting

Tuesday, September 24th:


8:30 a.m. - Principal Meeting

9 a.m. - "Omegaman Bully Program Assembly"

3 p.m. - Staff Meeting (Jen's room)

Wednesday, September 25th:


Vision Screening

3 p.m. - Robotics

Thursday, September 26th:

Stephanie and Cory @ Conference in FW


PBIS Reward - Hungry, Hungry Hippos (See PBIS e-mail from Jordyn)

Friday, September 27th:

Students first E-Learning Day


Week of September 30th - October 4th - FALL BREAK

Things coming in October.......

Picture Re-take day is Wednesday, October 9th

"Donuts with Dad" is on Wednesday, October 9th at 7 a.m. (Sponsored by PTO)

Re-Location Drill is on Thursday, October 10th at 9 a.m.

P/T Conferences are Thursday, October 17th from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week - October 21st - 25th

Earthquake Drill - Tuesday, October 22nd