North Side Family Flyer

January 2022

The Important things In Life....Our Children!

North Side Families,

Our lives are always full of the hustle and bustle, especially during the holidays! It is definitely the time that we create memories, but can also be the time that we don't stop and cherish the moments.

I encourage you to slow down this winter and cherish time and the "little moments" and "little things" with your children. Below is a picture of some things you might want to pause and notice about your children...

Yours in education,

Stephanie Leasure


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Outdoor Recess

Students will go outside for recess unless the temperature is below ten degrees, this includes wind chill. Please make sure that your child(ren) come to school with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc... to keep them warm.

If you need any assistance with coats and other winter gear, please contact our school social worker, Cory Headley at or call the school (260) 347-1354 and ask to speak with her.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Parents - PLEASE, continue to follow this! It is for your children's safety!

I want to say THANK YOU!!! Student drop off is definitely better in the mornings. Please know we worry for your child's safety and our staff are not able to get outside to supervise students until 7:30 a.m. This is why we are requesting that you do not drop them off any earlier. We appreciate your help with this!

End of day changes to student pick up is still a concern. When calls come in after 1:30 p.m., the office is a very busy place as well as the classrooms, and it is difficult to get these important messages to the teachers and students. Please do your best to call the school by 1:30 if you need to change your child's way home. Again, we are asking this for the safety of your child.

Pick up reminders are below for car line:

Car Pick Up:

We ask that you CALL BY 1:30 if you are making changes to your child's end of day dismissal. We are receiving too many calls close to 2:30 p.m. At this time, I have advised my office staff to let families know that we cannot honor changes past 2:00 p.m. This is for the safety of your child!

Also, if you are picking your child up in a vehicle, you MUST pick them up in the car line at the back of the building. You MAY NOT pick them up at door 1. We have had too many close calls where students are running across the front lot to a car and almost getting hit by a vehicle passing through. THIS IS NOT OKAY! We put procedures into place for all families to keep our students safe! We need all families to respect these procedures and help us keep all of the children safe. Waiting a few extra minutes in line is worth a safe child!!!! We appreciate you working with us!!!

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

As a courtesy to our office staff, please try to avoid making phone calls to the office from 7:50-8:10 a.m. and from 2:30-2:50 p.m. During these timeframes we are working to get students into classes or ready to head home on busses or by car. We don't want to miss anything or make mistakes. We appreciate your help with this!

Office Reminders:

1. Book rental rates are located online at the East Noble website. You may pay it all at once or make payments each month, due on the 15th. Final payment is due on February 15th. Please know that if you are inquiring about free or reduced textbook fees, you MUST complete the free/reduced lunch application form. Call the school if you have any questions. If you cannot make payment by February 15th, please reach out to the office.

2. 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 or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at

3. 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.

4. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!

5. 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,, 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.

Our December "Wildcat Way Winners" will be pulled next week! They will be posted on our social media sights. Look for their picture soon!!!!

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Students and staff recite our Wildcat Way each day: WE ARE RESPECTFUL, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, WE ARE SAFE. Please ask them how they show respect, responsibility and safety each day.


ENSC's focus on the social emotional learning of students and staff is so important! We are continuing to implement the School Wide-Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) with Restorative Practice framework. To learn more about PBIS, visit this link,

We have new staff starting, please meet them below.

Meet our student teacher...

We are very excited to have the opportunity to support educators finishing their undergraduate degrees. Kortney Lambright will be student teaching here at North Side. She will experience the general education classroom for eight weeks in 3rd grade, Mrs. Redenius' class, and then eight more weeks with Mrs. Stoll in resource. Ms. Lambright will have the opportunity to get to know many students at North Side and learn from some of the best educators in East Noble. Please meet Ms. Lambright!

Before and After School Care located at NORTH SIDE..........

East Noble School Corporation has teamed up with Champions to provide a before and after school program for students in our district. Champions' Cognia accredited program is conveniently located at North Side Elementary School. If interested, go to to learn more. You may also enroll your child(ren) on this site as well.

February 21st School Closed (President's Day) – CHAMPIONS WILL BE CLOSED.

Spring Break 3/28-4/8 – Champions will be open at North Side for an all day Program 6:30am-6:00pm

Good Friday 4/15 – Champions will be Closed.

Champions will be holding a summer program. Details to come soon!



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)

Cafeteria NEWS!!!

Are you taking advantage of our FREE school breakfast and lunch? We sure hope so!!!

Please NOTE: If your child packs lunch from home and chooses to purchase a milk from school, unfortunately, they must pay for the milk. Milk is only free for the reimbursable meals from the state. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please understand that our food shortage simply means that we can't always get some of the student favorites. We promise that students are still receiving a variety of lunches each week and we are offering peanut butter/jelly as a second option each day to students. Please call if you have any questions.

Students are still receiving a well-balanced meal with fresh fruit and vegetables. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. (8:15 on Mondays). Please contact food services if you have any questions.

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!



We are now halfway through the school year. Please stop and take a look at your child's attendance, including tardies. Please do your best to have them in school and on time for the remainder of the year as long as they are healthy.


We continue to practice our required safety drills every month. This prepares our staff and students in the event we would need to use them. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to me.


To North Side Elementary bus riders:

The MASK MANDATE has been extended through March. Students MUST wear a mask on the bus due to this mandate. This is a parent responsibility.

Please remember that riding the bus is a privilege and we don’t want to take that away from anyone. So, thank you for helping us with making sure they have a mask when they load the bus in the mornings!

Please contact me any time. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is

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Below is a great article on easing your child's anxiety with Covid. As we know, Covid is here to stay, it has its ups and downs and is impacting our lives on a daily basis. Children do not have the tools to handle or understand the stress and anxiety as we do as adults.

Nurses Corner:

After the holidays, please make sure to be vigilant of any possible Covid exposures and symptoms. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to your family physician or visit the local clinic.

Parents, please, send your child with a change of clothes to keep in their locker or backpack. Accidents happen, whether it’s not making it to the restroom in time, spilled milk, or a mud puddle at recess, things happen. The children are always most comfortable in their own clothes, so please send them with a full change of clothes just in case. Thank you for your help!

I have a closet here in the nurse’s clinic for those who do not have a change of clothes, but unfortunately, stock is getting low. Clothes are often not returned. If you could, please, take a look at home and see if you have any clothes marked NS laying around and send them back in with your child. Also, I am always accepting clothing donations for the closet. If your child has outgrown some things, rather than donating to Goodwill, please consider sending them into the school to be used in our loaner closet. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Stay healthy!! -Nurse Whitney

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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. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Monday, January 3rd - First day back, school starts at 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, January 5th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, January 5th - Board Meeting @ Central Office, 6 p.m.

Monday, January 10th - Progress reports will be issued to students

Tuesday, January 11th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 12th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18th - Cookies-n-Canvas, Grades 3-5, 6-8 p.m. (Sign-up flyers coming home soon)

Wednesday, January 19th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19th - Board Meeting @ Central Office, 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 20th - Friday, January 21st - SCIENCE DAYS

Wednesday, January 26th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Monday, January 31st - Spirit Day - "TEAM SPIRIT"