North Notes

Newsletter for March 25-April 7, 2019

New Newsletter Format

I hope you like the look of our new digital newsletter. We will utilize this newsletter to provide important information, upcoming events, and highlights of our week at North Elementary. Please scroll all the way down to become familiar with the types of information that will be included throughout the year.
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Week of 3-25-19 and 4-1-19


  • March 25-28- 3rd & 4th Grade Reading & Math Assessments
  • March 25- Dress rehearsals for Talent Show immediately after school
  • March 26- Bear Bytes at BMS, 6-7:30 pm- Please sign in at the North table
  • March 28- North Talent Show, 6-7:30 pm
  • March 29- 3rd Nine Week Honor Roll and Attendance Parties
  • April 2- FREE Special Dress Day- Inside Out/Backwards/Mismatch Day
  • April 5- PK Fieldtrip to the Zoo

STEAM Education in Action

3rd and 4th Grade Benchmark Assessment Information

Important Information Regarding Upcoming Math and Reading Benchmarks

Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking full-length benchmark assessments for Math and Reading on the following dates:

Monday, March 25th - 4th Grade Reading Tuesday, March 26th - 3rd Grade Reading

Wednesday, March 27th- 4th Grade Math Thursday, March 28th - 3rd Grade Math

These assessments will cover instructional material that has been taught this year as well as diagnostic material that will be taught before the STAAR exams in May.

These assessments are very important in helping us assess your child’s knowledge and skills and plan the most appropriate lessons for the remainder of the school year.

We use the data to ensure we are providing the additional help and supports your child needs to be successful.

We visited with your child about setting goals, the campus incentives, parties, and rewards that are available as each child reaches his or her goals. Ask your child to share this information with you.

Please help us ensure that your child is prepared by supporting school attendance, studying at home, and encouraging your child to do his or her best at school. Students benefit from a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.

We are excited to see the growth your child is making!!!


Thank you! Connie Bitters, Principal


Lunchtimes will change and vary on these days, so it is not advisable to have lunch with your student this week.

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  • Students that arrive after 7:40 am must be signed in by a parent or guardian in the front office.
  • Please join us on Facebook to see the many pictures we post each week of the learning and activities our students have going on.
  • Attendance is very important for your child's success. Please make sure your child is here on time each day.
  • Parent communication and involvement is important to us. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact your child's teacher for a conference.

A Note from the Principal

Thank you to everyone that came out to our 2nd Annual Color Run and enjoyed the beautiful weather with us. We love to visit with our families during our evening events. We are blessed to have such amazing support from you through our PTO, Watch DOGS, and parent volunteer programs. You are truly appreciated!


I'd also like to thank you for your continued support as we journey through the year. We are so happy that you have chosen us for your child's education. We believe that educating children is a partnership between the school and the families we serve. We value your participation at our school events and also appreciate your input with ideas and suggestions as to how we can improve. We have a comment box in our front office and an anonymous customer service survey form on our North Elementary website, if you would like to give any feedback. We would also be happy to visit with you in person. Your child's success is our most important priority. Thank you for sharing your child with us each day.


Mrs. Bitters, Principal

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We are excited to present our new logo as we prepare to open next year as North Elementary STEAM Academy! Our staff has been preparing over the last twelve months by attending various professional development trainings, utilizing new instructional materials, and implementing an elementary engineering curriculum. North staff will implement an integrated STEAM curriculum as an innovative approach in order to continue inspiring and challenging our students. We will be sharing more with you soon as our journey continues to unfold.
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This year your child has been challenged to think critically, be creative, collaborate with peers, and communicate their learning through a variety of methods. Hopefully, you have heard them discuss the design process that has been implemented for working through many instructional activities. The design process is used during our engineering units, in makerspace, science class, many cross-curricular classroom units of study. The design process is also used for finding solutions to many real-life problems and for working on those solutions in a process of continuous improvement.

Administration

Connie Bitters- Principal, cbitters@wsisd.net

Lynette Alexander- Assistant Principal, lalexander@wsisd.net

Carla Barber- Assistant Principal, cbarber@wsisd.net

Jessica Bautista- Counselor, jbautista@wsisd.net

Amy Barton- Technology, abarton@wsisd.net

Kasey Wright- Nurse, kwright@wsisd.net

Front Office Staff

Brenda Tijerina- Receptionist, btijerina@wsisd.net

Danielle Pomerleau- Principal Secretary, dpomerleau@wsisd.net

Kristine Franco- PEIMS, kfranco@wsisd.net

Kristine Franco- President

Alisha Soukaseume- Vice President

Kristina Chavez- Secretary

Bridgette Escamilla- Treasurer


Email kfranco@wsisd.net for information regarding PTO.

School Schedule

Kindergarten- 4th Grade

Doors Open: 7:00 am

Breakfast: 7:00-7:25 am

First Bell: 7:30 am

TARDY BELL: 7:40 am

Dismissal: 3:00 pm

Pre-K

AM Pre-K: 7:30-11:15 am

PM Pre-K: 11:15 am- 3:00 pm

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We are collecting. You can help by sending these items to the front office.

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Morning Arrival & Afternoon Dismissal Traffic Flow Maps