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North Park Elementary March Parent Newsletter

Principal Points


Big events are coming!


Parent Teacher Conferences are around the corner! It is so important that you are a part of your child's growth and education. Please make sure to sign up for and attend their conference so we can show and tell about them and all of their successes!

  • March 13th 4:30-7pm
  • March 15th Early Out 1:10 conferences 2-8pm


Kindergarten Music Program:

March 22 at the High School Auditorium 7:00pm

Please keep in mind that South Park is performing at 6:00, prior to our performance, so please enter and remain quiet so as not to disrupt their program.


Spring Break is March 26th -April 2. We return to school on April 3rd


Students and staff are working so hard to finish our year strong! The flu bug has really hit hard and we have a lot of kids and adults that have had to miss school time. It is the final lap of the year and we need to all get healthy and be at our best. Please make sure you do NOT send your child to school that has been sick within the last 24 hours. If they have had to take medicine to not have a fever, they must stay at home until they are fever free without medications. We want them here every minute they can be, but we need them to be healthy first! Thanks

PBS

PBS is based on positivity, growth, equity and research. If we put these practices into place, we believe all children will grow!


Source: http://pbismissouri.org/what-is-swpbs/

Library News

North and South Park schools are getting tiny libraries! These little kiosks will be mounted in front of the elementary schools and filled with free, donated books! If you see one that strikes your fancy, feel free to take it! If you have books you'd like to share, by all means leave them! The tiny libraries should be installed this summer. If you just can't wait, there's already a tiny library in Rothwell Park, in the parking lot across from the Candy Cane Playground. (the tiny libraries are independent of the public library and the elementary libraries).

Title I Helpful Hints

Help celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday by inspiring curiosity and activate imaginations on Read Across America Day, March 2nd. “Dr. Seuss wanted his young readers to be knowledgeable, curious, and thoughtful about the world around them. His titles encourage kids to ask questions, use their imaginations, and seek solutions. In celebrating his birthday, families can honor Dr. Seuss by helping students experience the joys of wonder, possibility, exploration, and discovery.” (NEA’s Read Across America Guide 2015)

Here’s how you can help make reading more fun for the whole family:

Just Do It!---Read, read, read! Visit Nea.org/grants/13154.htm for a list of the top 100 books. We encourage all families to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night.

Watch---See the movie after reading the book. Talk about the differences with your child: Were any parts missing? Do the characters look like what she imagined? Did she prefer the book or movie? Why?

Surf---Visit Starfall.com and the website for the reading show Between the Lions (Pbskids.org/lions) for fun alphabet and phonics games.

Adapted from Patty Onderko in Parenting Magazine March 2010

Upcoming important dates

3/5 PTO Meeting 5:30

3/13 BOE Meeting 5:30

3/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7 pm

3/15 Early Out - Parent Teacher Conferences 2 -8 pm

3/16 NO SCHOOL

3/26-4/2 NO School - Spring Break

4/3 Back to School!

4/6 & 13 Kdg. Screening - Call Central Office to Schedule

Spartan Alerts

Please sign up for Spartan Alerts to get texts and information about our school. Through this system text messages are sent directly to your phone, wireless PDA or pager!

Including:

Emergency Information

School Closings

Early Dismissal Times

School Event Reminders

Bus times running behind


Please check out our school website www.moberlyk12.mo.us to sign up! It is located under Parent Tab!

Healthy Snacks

Please use the links below when providing treats for classrooms!

PTO


Our next meeting is March 5th at 5:30! Please join us! We will have updated information about our joint school carnival coming up in May.

Jumpstart Tutoring

Free Tutoring!

Ms. Silva and the Jumpstart program are available at Allendale Manor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 to help your child with homework and practice learning objectives. She does a great job of partnering with our school to help children.

Contact Information

cindybeltz@moberlyspartans.org

North Park Elementary 1-660-269-2630

909 Porter, Moberly MO 65270


https://www.facebook.com/NPelementary/

Amazon

When you shop at Amazon you can earn .5% back on all purchases to be donated to the Moberly Public School Foundation. To participate just log on to smile.amazon.com - then log in as yourself (or create a log in if you don’t already have one.) It will ask who you would like to send your donation to and you can search for Moberly Public School Foundation, and then shop away. All proceeds will go back into our schools. Through fundraisers like this, we are able to increase the number of mini grants and super grants. There is no additional cost for you and we earn money for our district on items you were going to purchase through Amazon anyway…it is a win/win!!

Counselor's Corner

Hello parents! We are wrapping up our Child Protection Unit lessons that have focused on personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness!


We are getting ready to start our third week of Calm Classroom, where we practice mindfulness for 2-4 minutes every morning, school wide. If you need mindfulness ideas for home see below for some great free apps!

Nurse Guese's News


Use the link below to help with Flu information and free resources!


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf

Major Savor Fundraiser

The 2018 Major Saver Discount Card campaign launches in Moberly on Thursday, March 1st.

Students will be selling $15 cards with 20 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers starting Thursday, March 1st thru Tuesday, March 13th.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.

Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family! On our homepage you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

The 2018 participating restaurants/establishments include: YMCA, Moberly Motors, M Image Makers Salon & Spa, Casey’s, Black Market Hickory Smoked BBQ, Shady Tuesdays, McDonald’s, Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant, Hardee’s, Great Clips, Nelly’s, Pizza Hut, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Memory Lanes, Pita Pit, Sonic, Country Meat Shop, Burger King, Daylight Donut’s, and Don’s Family Style Buffet.

Please consider purchasing a Major Saver card from a Moberly student. The proceeds from these sales will benefit the participating schools and the Moberly Public Schools Foundation.

Kindergarten Screening Are Coming Up!

The Moberly School District will hold their annual Kindergarten Screening April 6 & 13, 2018 at the Moberly Early Childhood Learning Center.


Call the ECLC office between 7:30am-4:00pm at 660-269-2693, March 5th – March 23rd to make an appointment for your child to be screened.



Parents are asked to bring the following documentation for each child being screened:

  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Official immunization records
  • Proof of residency
  • Rental/Lease Contract
  • Utilities Bill/Deposit Receipt (cable, electric, gas, water, landline)
  • Other, i.e., payroll check, W-2
  • Property Tax receipt Note: Children must be 5 years of age before August 1, 2018.