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January 8, 2021

Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 11
  • All Students Remote Learning Periods 1-8 @ 7:20 AM-2:30 PM
  • School Board Meeting Thompson Middle School @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 12

  • Odd Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:15 PM

Wednesday, January 13

  • Even Periods: Group A In-Person/Group B Remote/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:15 PM

Thursday, January 14

Friday, January 15

  • Even Class Periods: Group A Remote/Group B In-Person/Group R Remote @ 7:20 AM-12:15 PM

Student Life News

Picture Days are Here!

We are very excited to announce that next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (January 12 through 15), all in-person freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will participate in school pictures during their PE, Health, or Drivers Education classes. In-person students have been notified by their teacher about the date/time they will have their picture taken.

Remote students will have the opportunity to come in after school hours on these same days to have their pictures taken by HR Imaging. Remote students only, who would like to sign up for a time, may do so at Pickatime Remote Student Photo Appointment.

  • As a courtesy, our photography company (HR Imaging) is offering a chance for seniors who did not participate in a photo sitting with them in the summer or the fall to be photographed now and be pictured in the yearbook.
  • Parents and students may purchase photos online from HR Imaging (grades 9, 10, and 11 only).
  • If coming into the building is something that cannot be done at this time, we will have a third option available. Later in the semester, more details about this option will be sent directly to students and families who do not participate in this photo opportunity.

If you have questions about purchasing photos, please contact HR Imaging at (815) 433-1766. If you have other questions, please contact Libby Sutherland at (331) 228-6237.

College & Career News

Future Freshman Curriculum Night: January 14, 2021

This event will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous presentations that allow 8th grade students and their families to meet the St. Charles North administrative team, interact with their counselor about St. Charles North and the course selection process, and explore the different course elective options available at our school.

LRC News

Chromebook Problem Reporting for Return to Hybrid Instruction Students

Happy New Year, and welcome back to school! Students returning to Hybrid Instruction on January 5 will now be asked to submit their Chromebook issues to the LRC/Tech Department via the Chromebook Problem Reporting link under the LRC Tab on the North High School webpage.

Staff will pick up the device from students in their classrooms, provide them with a loaner device, and then return their original repaired device to them in class. Please contact the LRC Staff at 331-228-4485 with any questions or concerns.

Universal Letter Writing Week

It’s so easy to take part in this fun week! Simply think of someone to write to, an old friend, maybe a grandparent, or a family member who lives far away. Write from your heart, ask them questions, tell them what you have been doing.“A good handwritten letter is a creative act, and not just because it is a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability because handwriting opens a window on the soul … You savor their arrival and later take care to place them in a box for safekeeping." Catherine Field - NY Times 2011.

Here is a helpful link: Letter Writing is the Perfect Hobby for COVID-19 to get you started!

The Sun

Please check out the latest issue of The Sun Magazine in the LRC. A nonprofit, ad-free magazine devoted to writing of all kinds, showcasing amazing personal essays, short stories, and poetry on a wide variety of topics. You can also access it online at The Sun.

LRC Book Recommendation

Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories

Edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carre Jones

“Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and herself, and R.L. Stine turned being the "funny guy" into the best defense against the bullies in his class...70 authors come together to share their stories about bullying—as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves. Dear Bully includes numerous resources for teens, educators, and parents, and suggestions for further reading, reflection, and support.” GoodReads

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 2019: “One out of every five (20.2%) students report being bullied. The reasons for being bullied reported by students include physical appearance, race/ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation. Bullied students indicate that bullying has a negative effect on how they feel about themselves (27%), their relationships with friends and family (19%), their school work (19%), and physical health (14%).”

Find more resources at the National Bullying Prevention Center.

Yearbook Information

Attention Music Students & Parents!

Dear SCN Music Students & Parents,

We want to have music students featured in the yearbook this year, but we will need to adapt to our current environment, which means we will need your help! We are looking for parents to take photos of their students while participating in recording their Constellation Concert performances and/or Madrigal Performances. We want these photos to be of your student playing their instrument or performing vocally. Festive attire is welcome but certainly not required. If your family has more than one SCN musician, you are also welcome to include a family photo.

Photos can be submitted via the Yearbook Snap mobile app using the directions listed below or directly to lindsay.boynton@d303.org.

Thank you,

Ms. Lindsay Boynton

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PTO News

Calling All Seniors!

North PTO scholarship applications are now available on the CCR Naviance site. We offer two $1000 scholarships. Applicants’ families need to be current PTO members (you can pay current year membership dues of $30 before submission of application on PushCoin or the PTO website). All applications are reviewed by an independent, external panel of three, and the deadline is March 18, 2021.

Butter Braid Sale Volunteer Needed

We need a volunteer to train with the current Butter Braid Chair for the PTO’s upcoming spring sale and then take over this Chair position for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a fun and easy job; the sale lasts about 1 month, and 99% of the orders are on-line. If you are interested, please contact Jenny Montgomery at jenny@andymontgomery.com.

District 303 News

District 303 Meal Distribution Information

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Información de distribución de comidas del Distrito 303

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