North Pointe News

February 2, 2020

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PARENTS AND STUDENTS....

YOU DID IT! YOU HELPED US REACH OUR GOAL OF RAISING $25,000 WITH OUR STEP IT UP FUNDRAISER!

And it's still not over!

The Step it Up Fundraiser has been a HUGE success again this year THANKS to YOU, the awesome parents and families of North Pointe! We have officially raised over $26,000! The cool thing is, we are still receiving money!


Please be sure to submit all cash, checks, and online donations by Tuesday, March 10th. On this date, the company will be reviewing student totals to determine prize winners for the Day of Awesomeness coming up on Thursday, April 2nd. Remember that EVERY STUDENT, regardless of donations, will participate in the Day of Awesomeness! You can review the reward levels for students in the attachment below to see the additional fun and prizes many of our students will receive based on giving totals.

Congratulations to our February Terrific Kids! They were recognized for the "Teamwork/Cooperative" character trait!

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Congratulations to these Battle of the Books Winners!

All week this week, 3rd-5th Grade students competed in the preliminary rounds of competition for 10 selected books they all read. The winners from the 3rd grade round were "Girl Squad"; composed of Emma Beyer, Grace Nimmons, Isabel Feldkamp, and Jaime Tran. They are the Third Grade Battle winners this year!


Our 4th Grade team winners were "The Book Worms"; composed of Oliver Cecil, Alston Jones, Sia Kumar, Dia Patel, and Avery Lear.


Our 5th Grade team winners were "PC Party"; composed of Serenity Eichman, Myra Mustre-Arellano, Samuel Majsztrik, and Aiden Gilreath.


The 4th Grade and 5th Grade teams competed against each other on Friday in the final round and the school winners are... PC Party! The 5th graders won by only ONE question! It was a great competition! Congratulations to these awesome students for their hard work!


Our North Pointe winners will compete in a District Battle of the Books competition, held at North Pointe next week on Wednesday, March 11th at 12:00. Parents are welcome to attend. The winning teams from Centerville, Concord, and Midway will be participating.

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Important Dates

March 10

  • 2nd Grade Trip to Atlanta


March 11

  • MAP Reading test for 3rd - 5th Grades


March 12

  • Kindergarten Registration (see details below)


March 13

  • MAP Math test for 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Yearbook Order DEADLINE


March 16

  • MAP Reading test for Kindergarten


March 17

  • Biscuits for Babies! Our March of Dimes fundraiser with Chick-fil-a! We will be handing these out in both lanes. Parents can stay in your cars and roll through either lane for pickup. We will have students providing you with a 'drive-thru' experience!
  • MAP Reading test for 1st-2nd graders


March 18-19

  • 5th Grade Field Trip to Chattanooga, TN


March 19

  • 1st Grade Registration
  • Marco's Pizza - North Pointe Day!


March 20-23

  • NO SCHOOL for students


March 25

  • Spring Pictures


March 26

  • 3rd Grade Art Show (5:00) and Performance (6:00)


March 27

  • Spirit Day!
  • School Store Open during LUNCH! All proceeds will benefit March of Dimes!


March 31

  • Report Cards
  • 4th/5th Grade Honor Choir Field Trip and 6:00 performance
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Y E A R B O O K S

Don't forget to order your child's yearbook!


The deadline for ordering is Friday, March 13th.


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2252269/North-Pointe-Elementary-School/2020-Yearbook/2019081504251718084/CATALOG_SHOP/

Front Lawn

You may have noticed some dirt being moved around in the "front yard" of the school. Mr. Wilson has graciously provided a new irrigation system and sodding for the entire field and embankment areas of the driveways. It's going to look really good in a few weeks!

Kindergarten Registration is this week! Please see details about what to bring. We are asking everyone to preregister online at www.anderson5.net

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Smart Watches

We are noticing an increase in the number of students with smart watches. Please remember that cell phones are prohibited from all elementary schools, per district policy. A smart watch serves the same purpose as a phone and several students are getting calls and texts on their watches during school hours. This is prohibited. Please do not call or text your child or ask them to call or text you during school hours. I do not want to take your child's watch from them, but I will be forced to do so if this happens.


I am not referencing watches which are called 'fitness trackers' (Fitbits for example). I am only referencing watches that have calling and texting features.

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WE NEED YOU!

We are gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year! Our PTO Board is looking for those of you interested in volunteering for positions. The current open positions are Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in learning more about these positions or what is involved, please email our 20-21 PTO President, Katie Curran at mailto:katiericheycurran@gmail.com


Thank you!

ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS!

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Precautionary Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information from Anderson District Five


Anderson Five Students and Families:


Anderson School District Five continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At this time there are no reported cases in South Carolina. It is our duty to keep our community well-informed by sharing information deemed important and communicating preventative measures as advised.


While no cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in South Carolina, please know that Anderson Five views the potential of the situation seriously and is being proactive in disseminating information as an act of precaution and preparedness. We maintain regular contact with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) receiving updates in an effort to keep abreast of any developments of confirmed cases in the United States. Additionally, we continue to implement guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


As always, we encourage everyone to practice proper hand washing, covering of the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and/or sneezing, and staying home when ill. Students and staff are reminded to stay home from school/work for at least 24 hours after being fever-free without medication.

Please see the below for linked resources greatly beneficial and informative to our school parents and community members:

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District Calendar Change - IMPORTANT

Due to graduation planning for TL Hanna and Westside, the schedules for the last week of school have changed. Please be aware of the following:


Monday, June 1: 11:00 Dismissal

Tuesday, June 2: Full Day of School

Wednesday, June 3: 11:00 Dismissal

Thursday, June 4: 11:00 Dismissal (Last Day of School for Students)


Because of this change to the schedule, we have to move our Awards Day for 1st and 2nd Grades to Thursday, May 28th. 1st and 2nd are the only grade-levels affected by this change. We will announce times closer to the date.

District Five Calendar for 2020-2021

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