Northside Notes

February 15, 2015

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

Feb. 16: Spring Auditions After School Until 4:30PM

Feb. 19: Kick-off for St. Jude Math-a-Thon

Feb. -Mar. 4 -St. Jude Math-a-Thon Challenge Week

Mar. 7: School IN Session due to weather cancellation on 1/22

Mar.7: St. Jude Math-a-Thon Funbooks and Donations due

Mar. 14-18: Spring Book Fair

Mar. 28-April 1: Spring Break

April 7-8: Kindergarten Registration (Information Below)

May 17:, Election Day, now PD Day due (No School for Students) to NTI day on 1/21

May 18: Peace for Parents Seminar: Successful Transition to Middle School 6-7 PM

Habit of the Week

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Spring Musical Auditions

Spring musical auditions (3-5)

Rescheduled for Tuesday February 16. Auditions will go until 4:30. If your child is in another after school activity that lasts until 4:00 please send a note to those leaders that they have permission to come to the music room. Please send notes to home room teachers Tuesday morning giving permission to stay after. This will eliminate the need to make a bunch of phone calls during the day! Thanks

St. Jude Math-A-Thon

The St. Jude Math-A-Thon is an education-based fundraising program supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since 1979, the St. Jude Math-A-Thon has raised more than $450 million, connecting with an average of 300,000 children per year. And now Math-A-Thon is online, making it easier than ever to teach children the value of giving back while helping improve their math skills.

February 19th - Kick-off for St. Jude Math-a-Thon (students receive Pledge Packets, and ask friends and family to be sponsors)

February 26-March 4 - Challenge Week (students complete Funbooks and collect sponsor donations)

March 7 - Funbooks and Donations due

Customer Satisfaction survey

Woodford County Schools is seeking your feedback to determine how well we are serving our students and parents…our “customers”. Please take a few minutes to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey at this link:

Substitute Employees

**If you are interested in learning more about becoming a substitute employee with the Woodford County Public Schools, please visit the following link:

Midway Children’s Choir

Midway Children’s Choir is taking registrations for the Spring Semester:

The Midway Children's choir is open to all 3rd-8th graders who live in Woodford county and the surrounding areas. The choir meets on Tuesday evenings at the Midway Woman's Club at 6:00. (Corner of Gratz and E. Stephens Streets) There will be a $35 enrollment fee to help cover the cost of music, choir shirts, and other choir expenses. Please let us know if you are unable to pay the $35 fee because a scholarship program is available.

We are excited about getting concerts lined up for the spring/summer season. We are already scheduled to sing the national anthem for a Lexington Legend's baseball game in July! Our music for this spring comes from mostly familiar musicals and movies that we are very excited about and think the children will love learning.

Registrations will remain open through February 23rd, but practices have already begun, so if you are interested, please contact Melissa Askew (Director).

Melissa Askew


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be April 7th and 8th.

April 7: 12-7PM

April 8: 8AM-12PM

Please bring the documents listed below to begin the registration process.

1. Proof of Residence (gas, water, or electric bill, deed, lease or property tax bill), Documentation should include residence address, no P.O. Box

2. Certified Birth Certificate or other valid verification (not the hospital certificate)

3. Valid Kentucky Immunization Certificate

4. Guardianship or custody papers (if applicable)

5. School Physical Examination

6. Vision Screening

7. Child's Social Security card (optional)

8. Evidence of dental screening or examination

Registration for kindergarten will help in planning for your child's entry into the Woodford County Public Schools. If you have any questions or need information, please contact the school.

Relatives as Parents Support Group

Meetings: 2nd Monday of every month 6-7 PM

*Refreshments and child care provided.

Woodford County Ag. Resource Building

184 Beasley Road, Versailles

Monday, March 14

Monday, April 11

Peace for Parents Educational Seminars

Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors at Home and at School

Thursday, February 18th, 6-7 PM at Simmons Elementary

A Successful Transition to Middle School

Thursday, May 12th , 6-7 PM at Northside Elementary

Community News

Woodford County Public Library

Midway Branch

Cafeteria Confidential: A Lunch Lady Program

Starts: February 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

(Grades 3-5) If you love Jarrett Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady Series or would like to know more about the books, this is the program for you. Come and enjoy some lunchroom cuisine (think pizza and canned peaches), practice your spatula skills, and design some unique spy gear. *Call 846-4014 to sign up.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday*

Starts: March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am

(Preschool - 3rd grade) It’s a birthday party and you’re invited! We will celebrate the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with books, games, crafts, and, of course, cake! *Call 846-4014 to sign up.

Main Branch

Super Saturday Story Time: Japanese Journey*

Starts: February 20, 2016 @ 11:00 amEnds: February 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

(Families) Experience a taste of Japan with folk tales, music, pictures, and art. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.