North Side Paw Prints

Staff Newsletter

February 14, 2014

Volume 5, Issue 24

Mission Statement: "Maximize potential in all people every day"

Vision Statement: "To create a culture in which all children can learn lifelong skills to succeed"

Congratulations Pam Jennings and Mary Getts for Going the Extra Mile this Month!

Weekly Quote

"If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

~Coach K

Weekly Reflection

Are the people and things around you helping you toward success or are they holding you back?

Upcoming Dates


Feb. 17th - School is in Session - Make-Up Day

Feb. 19th - Acuity Science/Social Studies Closes

Feb. 20th - NEHS Induction Ceremony 6:00pm

Feb. 21st - Acuity LA/Math Closes; Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm

Feb. 24th - Progress report grades due to office by 8:00 am; Extended school days begin; 10 Day Countdown Begins

Feb. 25th - Progress reports sent home

Feb. 26th - Mclass Math Ends; Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:00 pm

Feb 27th - Math Bowl at Hamilton

Feb. 28th - Read Across America Day; Last day of TinCaps Reading Program, Jump for Heart and Pennies for Patients


March 10th-14th - We will run on a 2 hour delay schedule for ISTEP - IA's to report at 8:00
March 10th - SOM Names due to Venita
March 11th - PTO Meeting 5:30 pm

March 14th - 2nd grade to ENHS for play (starts at 9 am)
March 18th - 20th - IREAD 3 window
March 19th - 20th - Mobile Dentist

March 20th - 20 Day Countdown Begins
March 21th - PTO Mother/Son Basketball game 6:00-7:30

March 26th - Music Program for grades 3 and 6, 6:30 pm

March 27th - End of 3rd nine weeks; last day for extended school day unless more cancellations

March 28th - No school....Spring Break!!! Enjoy and Rest and Relax!

This Week's Case Conferences

Feb. 17th @ 2:00 - Garner and Demske

Feb. 17th @ 3:00 - Maag and Demske

Feb. 18th @ 11:35 - Stoll, Gretchen, Kneller

Feb. 18th @ 12:20 - Stoll and Savage

Feb. 18th - @ 3:00 - Stoll and Sibert

Feb. 20th - @ 3:00 - Johanson and Bordine

Featured Instructional Strategy of the Week

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IXL covers grades 2-5 language arts skills with more skills being add on a frequent basis. These skills range from subject verb agreement to alphabetic order. This provides students with an interactive method of instruction for our students and is great for Success time.

Featured Video of the Week

In this video, Kristina Smekens gives a book review on Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles by J. Patrick Lewis. These are great for activating background knowledge.

Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles

Character Counts Pillar of the Month

February: Respect