North Side Family Flyer

October 2020

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Enjoying Fall..............

North Side Families,


We have survived almost two months of school! Students are doing a fantastic job as they continue to follow the "Covid" procedures. It has become the current "normal". I refuse to call it the new normal because I sure hope to go back to how things used to be.......


Fall is officially here! This is my favorite season! It is sweatshirt weather, football season (GO STEELERS), and the trees are gorgeous colors! It is time for hot cider and of course, everything pumpkin flavored!


I encourage you to enjoy the season of fall as well! Maybe sit around a bonfire with the family and have some smores. Go for a walk and enjoy the trees and pretty leaves. You could even snap a few beautiful pictures of the kids in front of those trees! Pick some apples and make cider or applesauce or just eat them with caramel. Lastly, carve or paint some pumpkins. Whatever it is you decide to do, please enjoy the time with your family and make lasting memories!


Stephanie Leasure

Principal

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

The North Side Fundraiser Order Forms and Money are due back in by October 13th. Please help our school to raise money for activities, and other supplies to support your children in the school setting!!! We appreciate your support!


Picture Re-Take Day is Wednesday, October 14th. Please return your picture packet on that day for re-takes, or we have order forms available in the office.


2nd Installment of Book Rental payment is due October 15th.

Fundraiser Pick-Up is Tuesday, November 3rd from 3 to 5 PM. If this night does not work for you, please reach out to the office to make other pick up arrangements, (260) 347-1354.


Other Reminders:


1. Please remember that our school is still not fully open to visitors, please call if you need to come to the building and schedule an appointment to do so.


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. We want to thank you for all of your help and support with this, our students are doing a great job and you are the reason why! THANK YOU!!!!!


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!


4. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day.


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, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, 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.

JOIN OUR NORTH SIDE PTO!!!!!!

We are still looking for more parents to join our North Side PTO this year. This is a great year to ease your way in......as we can't plan events at the moment. If you are interested, please e-mail Stephanie Leasure at sleasure@eastnoble.net. Thank you to those who have offered to join thus far! We are now allowed to hold in-person PTO meetings after school hours! This is exciting news!

SCHOOL HOURS:


Monday

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

Breakfast and lunch at East Noble are FREE for ALL STUDENTS until December! Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!


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!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance:

Please know that attendance at school is very important and if illness is not the case, we do expect students to be in school. Please plan accordingly and make sure to have your child(ren) to school on time (8:45 on Mondays; Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00) and try your best to schedule appointments around the school day. We have been very happy with student attendance so far this year even with the difficult times due to Covid.


Not only are we fighting the times of Covid, we are now entering the tough times of Influenza (flu). Some symptoms are very similar, please reach out to your family doctor for advice to determine if you need to quarantine or if it is likely the flu and your child will be able to return to school sooner. Please continue to communicate with the school on your child(ren's) illnesses and symptoms. We are here to work to work with you! You may report absences at any hour through our voice message system, call (260) 347-1354.


We are very excited to announce that over 2/3 of our online learners have returned ot in person schooling! Of course, in person school is the best learning for students! For those families still participating in online learning, please remember that attendance is very important. Students are expected to participate in learning every day. If this becomes an issue or is already an issue, you will be asked to place your child back into the school setting! Please refer to Ann Linson's recent e-mail regarding this information.


Safety:

We have held two successful fire drills now. We will now move to all students exiting the building during fire drills. During the month of October students will also participate in a lockdown drill.


If you have any questions about fire drills, tornado drills, lock downs or anything pertaining to safety, please contact the school and ask to speak with Mr. Perlich.


This year, the school building is locked. Please remember to call the school before coming to the building. We can come outside to pick something up or bring something to you if you schedule it with us. Thank you for understanding and continuing to work with us!

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Please consider signing up. Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at https://www.caseys.com/schools today!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:


COPING SKILLS


A coping skill is a way that you handle overwhelming feelings, anger, stress, fear or any strong emotions you may have.


When faced with these overwhelming, stressful, or tense situations we can choose to use a positive or a negative coping skill. Student(s) will be learning and/or reviewing the differences between these coping skills and how to handle strong emotions. Adversity is inevitable, however given the skills they may find these situations a little less stressful when using a positive coping skill.


Here are a handful of the positive and negative coping skills we have been discussing. Please help us to continue the discussion at home to help your student choose a positive coping skill when dealing with overwhelming, stressful or tense situations.

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Nurses Corner:

The mobile dentist will be at Northside on October 19th. This service is optional. A permission form must be completed by the parent/ guardian in order to participate. Please contact the school nurse if you did not receive a form and would like your child to be seen by the dentist at school.

The Noble county health department will be holding a flu shot clinic at Northside on October 23rd. Flu shots will be administered free of charge to students. This service is optional as well. Your child will not receive a flu shot without a permission form signed by the parent/ guardian.

Please continue to send a mask to school with your child each day! The school appreciates your support with this and Governor Holcomb's mandate. We want to thank you for discussing the importance of handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer with your child(ren), this is so important in preventing the spread of all germs.


Please contact Nurse Whitney if you have any questions or concerns related to student health.

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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

PURPLE STAR DESIGNATED SCHOOL - HONORING OUR MILITARY FAMILIES

North Side Families,


We are excited to announce that we are setting up a display specifically devoted to our North Side family members that have served or are currently serving our country! In order to make this happen, we need your help!


If you or someone in your family is serving or has served in the military, we would like to honor them at North Side by displaying their picture in our Military Family Display Case. Please include their name, branch of the military and years they served.


Pictures may be sent by e-mail to Kacee Short at kshort@eastnoble.net or you may call the school and drop a picture off to the school at your earliest convenience.


If you have any questions, you may also reach out to Kacee Short by e-mail, she would be happy to help you. We look forward to honoring our North Side Military Family!!!

Upcoming North Side Events:

October 5th - 9th - Fall Break

October 12th - Drama Club Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

October 13th - Fundraiser orders and money due to school

October 13th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

October 13th - Robotics Practice, 3-4 p.m.

October 14th - Picture Retake Day

October 19th - Mobile Dentist for students who are signed up

October 19th - Drama Club Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

October 20th - Robotics Practice, 3-4 p.m.

October 21st - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

October 23rd - Flu Shots for students who are signed up

October 26th - 29th - Red Ribbon Week, more information to come

October 26th - Drama Club Practice - 3-3:45 p.m.

October 27th - Robotics Practice, 3-4 p.m.

October 30th - Student E-learning Day/Staff PD Day