North Side News

August/September 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start! Students and staff are learning all about each other as well as practicing our school-wide PBIS procedures and expectations. This school year, we have moved from the clip system to Class Dojo, an app that allows instant communication between school and home on student behavior. Students earn Dojo points for following our school-wide expectations, ROARS (respect, organization, achieving goals, responsibility, and safety). When students earn the points, parents receive notification. Please sign up for Class Dojo, if you have not done so already.

The month of August has been focused on previous grade level standard review and beginning of year benchmarking, which includes: Everyday Math pre-assessments, NWEA, Raz-Kids and MCLASS. Teachers will use this data to guide daily instruction.

We will hold parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, September 21st from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Please make sure to sign-up for a time. This is trimester one's progress report time-frame.

Our Monday morning collaboration time has increased to 45 minutes this school year. School starts at 8:45 a.m. on Mondays. Dismissal starts daily at 2:50 p.m. If your student(s) a car rider, please make sure to pick them up by 3 p.m. Please plan accordingly for both arrival and dismissal.

New this year - if your child needs to change their bus transportation at any time, you must call the transportation department to make the necessary changes. This includes a one-time change. Transportation's phone number is (260) 347-2502.

IMPORTANT - Parents, please DO NOT cut through the new construction parking lot next to our school when picking up your children. All parents must enter the North Side parking lot off of Wayne Street.

Upcoming Events

In the month of September:

August 31st - Star Club Members Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

September 4th - NO SCHOOL, in observance of Labor Day

September 6th - Board Meeting, 6 p.m. @ Central Office

September 11th - Vision Screening @ North Side (during school day)

September 12th - National Honors Society Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

September 14th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

September 15th - North Side Fundraiser begins, please help support your school! (9/15/17-10/10/17)

September 18th - 22nd - 3rd grade Swimming

September 20th - Board Meeting @ Rome City Elem., 6 p.m.

September 21st - Maker Space Day

September 21st - P/T Conferences, 3:30-7:30 p.m.

September 22nd - Progress Reports go home

September 25th - 29th - TAKE YOUR PARENT TO PE DAY, flyer coming home soon.

September 26th - "Light the Night Walk", 7 .m.

September 27th - "Alan the Magician" Bullying Program, 1 p.m.