Rocket Newsletter

May 2019

Message from Mrs. Buckels

I shared earlier that I would be leaving North Pointe at the end of this year. I will be replacing the retiring principal at Parr Elementary. My replacement will be Diana Kattner. She has been the principal at Whitcomb Elementary for the last 5 years. She is very excited about coming to North Pointe. I am so happy that I have been able to be a part of the North Pointe family for 7 years. It is a wonderful school with amazing teachers, students and parents. I will always be a Rocket!

Important Dates

May 6-10-Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7-wear your favorite college shirt

May 8-School Nurse's Day

May 8-Fundraiser pick up 2:00-5:00 pm

May 8-Texas Roadhouse Spirit night

May 13-3rd/4th grade Math STAAR/5th grade math retake

May 14-3rd/4th grade reading-5th reading retake

May 15-5th grade Science and make ups

May 16-17-Make up test days

May 20-GT showcase-3rd-5th grade

May 21-4th grade field trip

May 22-Senior Walk-Clear Brook-11:20 a.m.

May 22-PTA meeting

May 24-5th grade pool party

May 24-1st grade end of year party

May 27-No school

May 28-Kinder end of year ceremony-1:30 pm

May 28-Character Crew Party-3:30

May 29-3rd grade end of year party

May 29-4th grade end of year party

May 29-2nd grade end of year party

May 30-5th grade end of year ceremony

May 30-Early release day

STAAR testing

Next week, students in grades 3rd-5th grade will take STAAR tests according to the following schedule:

May 13- 3rd/4th grade math-5th math retake

May 14- 3rd/4th grade reading-5th reading retake

May 15-5th Grade Science and make ups

May 16-17- Make-up Tests

Our campus will be closed to all visitors and volunteers May 13-16. Please do not make plans to eat lunch with your child, as the Rocket Café will be closed. These procedures are in place to provide an optimal testing environment for all students.

Breakfast will be served, free of charge, to all students on testing days.

If your child is testing, encourage an early bedtime and make every effort to ensure arrival at school by 7:55 am. Students have four hours to complete each assessment. Please avoid scheduling appointments on testing days.

Attendance Goals

We are working as a campus to reach an end of the year attendance goal of 96.5. Each month, we calculate each grade levels attendance rate. Here is April's data.




3rd-96.6-exceeded our goal

4th-96.7-exceeded our goal

5th-96.9-exceeded our goal

Overall attendance-96.08

Please remember how important it is to be at school every day! It is also important to be on time. School starts at 8:10 a.m. We need our students to be at school on time.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Thank you so much to all the men who volunteered their time to be Watch DOGS for us! We are so grateful for your time and help with this important program. We hope you will consider signing up again next year. Be on the lookout for the fall sign up event. We still have a few spots available. You can sign up on the link below or call the front office.

Free Breakfast for STAAR May 13-15

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Wednesday, May 8th, 5pm

18194 Gulf Freeway

Friendswood, TX

Please help support North Pointe Elementary by eating at Texas Roadhouse. NPE will receive a portion from each order.

School Supply Kits

Order your 2019-2020 School Supplies Now!

Skip the trip to the store and order online now through 5/17/19.

This will be your only chance to secure school supply kits for next year.

Visit and use Account# 93174

Be sure and visit your local library this summer

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DreamBox Learning

What is DreamBox Learning Math?

DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital math program that independent studies have found to raise student achievement and better prepare children for future success. Powered by the brilliance of each child, DreamBox combines a fun and engaging learning environment with a rigorous, standards-based, math curriculum. DreamBox promotes active learning and independent critical thinking by responding to each student’s strategies and decisions in the moment. Because DreamBox adapts lessons and recommendations based on the needs of each learner, children always have just the right level of support when and where it’s needed.

Healthy Habits for Success in Dreambox

Try every problem: Persist even when it is hard.

Finish every lesson: Persevere instead of choosing another lesson.

Utilize in-lesson support: The feedback, hints, and help are created to assist you.

Use headphones with volume on: Listen to the directions, assistance, and feedback.

Work Independently: Don’t let others do your work for you.

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