North Elementary Newsletter

January 2021

Inclement Weather Plans

In the event that school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, please have a plan in place for your child(ren). The school phone will be needed to stay in touch with emergency personnel. Students will not be allowed to use the phone to contact parents for instructions. If your child(ren) is involved in either Kids Club or an After School Club, please make sure you have filled out the paperwork that has been sent home with your child(ren). This helps get your child(ren) home quickly and safely in the event of inclement weather.

Spotlight On Third Grade

Third grade is having an awesome year! Our new ELA curriculum is giving students lots of opportunities to read fun stories, write narratives and explanatory texts, and use technology to enhance their learning. We had such fun learning about all kinds of different frogs last quarter. Students even had the opportunity to create their very own Freaky Frog book. This quarter we will be reading Peter Pan and then presenting a scene from the book. Students have already shown such progress in reading and writing. We are looking forward to the rest of the school year!

Counselor's Corner

The character words for January and February will be “perseverance” and “determination.” The definition of perseverance and determination is “not giving up until the job is done.” We will also begin to discuss good study skills and test-taking strategies and how our character words tie into them.

Mrs. Isaac

Notice from our Nurse

Any child that has a fever of 100 degrees or higher should be kept home (will be sent home from school) and remain at home until fever free for 48 hours without medication. If they vomit at home or school, they should remain at home for 48 hours after the last incident. When your child visits the doctor or dentist, please bring a note to the office for our records. Thank you for your help in these matters.

Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

Welcome back North Families! I hope everyone had a restful holiday with friends and family. I'm excited to get started with these wonderful young artists again!

Sarah Hopson

Music Notes

Thank you to all the parents, teachers, and staff for making our Operation Figgy Puddy a success. We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with our North Elementary Family. We will be working on our Spring Virtual Concerts beginning at the top of this new year. Our 1st and 2nd Grade students will be filming their concert, the Case of the Missing Mother Goose. If your child has a speaking part, remember we will be on the set next Thursday. Please have your child dressed in their costumes and special attire for we will be filming at around 1:15 - 2:05. Instruments and Solos will be filmed throughout the weeks to come.

3rd and 4th Grade Concerts will begin to be filmed during the months of March while our Kindergarten classes will be presenting their concert in April.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Musically Yours,

Joseph Moore

"Check Out" What's Going on in the Library

We just finished our 2nd Mark Twain Celebration with a hot cocoa bar. We had 18 4th graders participate in our 2nd Mark Twain Celebration. Avery Whitticre and Audrey Maevers have already finished their 4th Mark Twain book. Way to go girls!

Book Fair is scheduled for February 18 - March 1. Students will be purchasing during their library times. Please send money in an envelope with your child's name on it.

Stay on "Track" with Physical Education

Things have been going really well in PE for the end of the semester. We just wrapped up our indoor soccer unit, where we played anything from scooter soccer to four corner soccer. The kids were having a lot of fun, and we had a bunch of Soccer All-Stars. As always we are continuing to get all of our exercises and fitness routines at the beginning of every class. My goal is to help them learn all kinds of ways to be fit, and our students know how to use their North School Muscles.

Coach Bard

Students Return from Break

Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 8am

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Jackson, MO

Report Cards Emailed Home

Friday, Jan. 8th, 12pm

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Jackson, MO

Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 7pm

Ignite Center Jackson, MO

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

3rd Quarter PTO Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 6:30pm to Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 8:30pm

This is an online event.

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