North Side Family Flyer

January 2021

Happy New Year!!!

North Side Families,


I hope that you had a relaxing and restful holiday. Students return to school on Monday (January 4th). Our wildcat staff is excited to see all of their smiling faces!!!


I am hopeful for Covid reductions as vaccines continue to be administered. Again, I will stress that our students and staff have done an outstanding job distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing. I want to continue to thank all of you for taking the necessary precautions and keeping your children home if they are not feeling well or someone else in the house hold is ill. Please stay in close contact with any family and friends you may have seen over winter break to assure you stay vigilant of any possible illness concerns.


Please contact me or Nurse Whitney Aumsbaugh with any questions at (260) 347-1354 or at sleasure@eastnoble.net and waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net. We are here to assist!


Stephanie Leasure

Principal

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Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

Office Reminders:


1. An official statement for material fees will be sent home this month. The final payment is due on February 15, 2021.


2. Please remember that our school is still not fully open to visitors, please call if you need to come to the building and schedule an appointment to do so.


3. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at sleasure@eastnoble.net


4. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.


5. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day.


6. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:


Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, and follow these directions:



Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

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Club and Group Pictures are Wednesday, January 20th!!!!

JOIN OUR NORTH SIDE PTO!!!!!!

You may join the PTO at any time of the school year.............. This school year, they have not been holding official meetings due to Covid. If you would still like to join our North Side PTO, please let us know. If you are interested, please e-mail Stephanie Leasure at sleasure@eastnoble.net. Thank you to those who have offered to join thus far!


The PTO has been supporting the students and staff behind the scenes this year and we are grateful for their help! A few examples include purchasing white boards and headphones for classrooms and purchasing our new slide for the playground! THANK YOU PTO!!!!

SCHOOL HOURS:


Monday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)


Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00


School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

YEARBOOK FLYERS WILL GO HOME THIS MONTH - PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM SOON!!!!!

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Cafeteria News - WE ARE FEEDING STUDENTS FOR FREE!!!

Breakfast and lunch at East Noble are FREE for ALL STUDENTS until the end of the school year! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!! Please continue to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!


For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance:

Please continue to communicate with the office staff and teachers while students are out on quarantine or ill. Remember that students do receive their school work through Seesaw or Canvas (5th only) when they are out for illness and quarantine. This work is expected to be completed at 50% or more by the next school day in order to be counted present. The only exception to this is if the child is called into school ill and is too sick to complete the work that day, then they will receive two more days to complete the work for that day. Again, it is IMPORTANT to communicate with the classroom teacher!


Please take advantage of the free school breakfast. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. If your child is a car rider or walker, please get them to school as close to 7:30 as possible so they have plenty of time to eat and can make it to class on time. On Mondays, breakfast starts at 8:15 a.m. All car riders MUST be dropped off at Door 3, please do not drop them off at Door 1 due to safety concerns. Just a reminder - lunch is also free for all students as well!


You may report absences at any hour through our voice message system, call (260) 347-1354. We ask that you try to schedule appointments and vacations outside of school days and hours if possible.



Safety:

Safety drills will continue the second half of the school year as they are important to your child's safety here at school!


If you have any questions about fire drills, tornado drills, lock downs or anything pertaining to safety, please contact the school and ask to speak with Mr. Perlich.


This year, the school building is locked. Please remember to call the school before coming to the building. We can come outside to pick something up or bring something to you if you schedule it with us. Thank you for understanding and continuing to work with us!

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Please consider signing up. Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at https://www.caseys.com/schools today!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:

East Noble School Corporation partners with the two local community counseling centers to offer the School Assistance Program (SAP).


Who can access it? This program offered to every East Noble student


What is it? The Northeastern Center and the Bowen Center offers two prepaid counseling sessions each school year


Where do I go? You contact the Northeastern Center or Bowen Center to schedule an appointment:


Northeastern Center

1930 E. Dowling St.

Kendallville, IN 46755

(260) 347-4400


Bowen Center

101 East Park Drive

Albion, IN 46701

(260) 636-6884


When is it offered? Each school year, every student can access two free sessions through either the Bowen Center or the Northeastern Center

The Student Assistance Program is a tool to assist students with mental health related issues. Some common mental health concerns may include, but are not limited to:

- School problems

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Family Relationship Problems

- Social Relationship Problems

- Self-harm


Services through this program are confidential and private.


I am always here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any social/emotional needs or concerns for your child(ren). Cheadley@eastnoble.net or contact the school at 347-1354.

Nurses Corner:

When unsure, please reach out! Now that we are coming off of the holidays and may have been exposed to family and friends outside of our immediate family, please monitor your family for Covid symptoms.


You may reach me by e-mail at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or call the school at (260) 347-1354. If I am not available, please feel free to speak with Mrs. Leasure.


Before your child(ren) return to school on Monday, take a moment to review the importance of mask wearing and hand sanitizing with them. Please help North Side out and double check that your child(ren) have a mask before they leave your home each morning.


I continue to appreciate the open communication regarding Covid and understand the strain this continues to put on everyone. Thank you for helping us to keep the students and staff healthy and safe!!!

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts

Upcoming North Side Events:

This month - Yearbook Sales (flyer coming home soon)

January 4th - Choir Practice, 3-3:30 p.m.

January 6th - Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

January 8th - Progress Reports Go Home

January 11th - Choir Practice, 3-3:30 p.m.

January 12th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

January 18th - Choir Practice, 3-3:30 p.m.

January 20th - Club/Group Pictures

January 25th - Choir Practice, 3-3:30 p.m.

February 15th - Final Textbook Payments Due