Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary

Launching the Next Generation

North Happenings: September 2020

A Great Start!

What a wonderful start it has been to the 2020-21 school year! There is a lot of energy at North as students are learning, exploring and growing! It's exciting to watch!


Here are some important September events we don't want you to miss:


  • Virtual Re-Entry Deadline - September 2
  • Flashback Fridays start - September 4 (information below)
  • Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) Student/Staff Holiday - September 7
  • M.A.P. (Measures of Academic Progress) Window - September 8 - September 18 (information below)
  • Fall Fundraiser (information will be sent home) - September 18 - October 6
  • Snack Shack - September 25


A Look Ahead to October:

  • Fall Picture Day - October 1
  • Flashback Friday - October 2
  • Student Holiday (NO SCHOOL)/Teacher Professional Development Day - October 12
  • End of the first Nine Weeks grading period - October 16

Staff Spotlight

North Elementary's front office staff is the absolute best around! When you enter the front office, you will be greeted by one of these friendly faces. They are happy to help students, parents and staff in a professional and efficient way. Student safety is their number one priority and we are so thankful. (Please keep this in mind as you communicate with our office staff.)


Ms. MaryAnn - PEIMS Secretary

Ms. Dianne - Attendance Clerk

Ms. Regina - Registrar

Ms. Helen - Receptionist

Important Office Reminder

Due to dismissal procedures, North's office staff will not call students to the office after 3:00 p.m. Please wait for the 3:20 p.m. bell to pick up your child at their designated area.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Lunch Application

If you haven't completed a free and/or reduced lunch application for the 2020-21 school year, you must retrieve and fill out paperwork at North Elementary's front office before September 30, otherwise your current status will end on this date.

Important Covid-19 Information

Please click the links below for infographics on the following topics.


Process for Lab-Confirmed Covid-19 Student


Learning During Quarantine


Face Coverings - When and When Not

Yearbooks

Our 2019-20 (last school year) yearbooks are available! If you did not get a chance to purchase a yearbook, just call or stop by our front office. The cost of a yearbook is $25.

Flashback Fridays

Each month, students will participate in a day filled with engaging, quick review/pre-teach of concepts that data shows to be difficult for students to master. The day will allow students to rotate through many teachers so they are hearing and learning from other educators. Contents covered: math, reading, writing, science.

MAP Assessment

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).


During September 8-September 18, 2019, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Math, Reading, and Science. Your child will take the tests on a computer or iPad.

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Utilizing MAP Growth tests allows us to administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

Each school year, students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade will take the tests in September, January and April. Kindergarten will take the MAP Growth K-2 Reading assessment, while grades 1 and 2 will take the MAP Growth Reading and Math assessments. Students in grades 3-8 will take the MAP Growth assessments in Reading, Math, and Science.

We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children.

Teachers on the Rise

Mrs. Baird’s Teachers On The Rise program is returning to the Lubbock and South Plains area for the ninth school year. Mrs. Baird's is excited to honor more great teachers this year because we know great things happen in our classrooms every single day.


As we saw last spring, even though students may not be on campus, great teaching still takes place from a distance. With the start of the 2020-21 school year looking a little different as well, the creativity and compassion from our teachers will truly show, and we want to hear about it.


This is a student/family nominated program, so please let your Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary teachers know how much they are appreciated!


To nominate, just log onto http://www.mrsbteacher.com/ or simply google "Teachers On The Rise".



Sincerely,

Shane Sumrow

Teachers On The Rise

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NORTH ELEMENTARY P.T.O. (PARENT/TEACHER ORGANIZATION)

We can always use volunteers for events during the year. Getting involved in P.T.O. is a great way to get to know other parents and see the exciting things going on in your child's school in a unique way!


Lubbock-Cooper North Spirit Gear

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