North Pointe News

March 31, 2019

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Wear Blue to Support Autism Awareness on April 2!

Join us in wearing blue to support World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd!


What is autism?

Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors and nonverbal communication. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.


Wearing BLUE is our way to show our support for students with autism. We hope you'll join us!

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Winners!

On Friday, our final two teams went head to head in the final round of Battle of the Books! It was boys versus girls and the boys barely won in great back-and-forth round of questioning. Mrs. Brown's students took the top prize, earning $10 each in gift cards to the book fair!


From left to right, the winning team includes: Parker Mouzon, Joshua Forrest, Khalil Jeffcoat, and Clark Vollrath.


Giving the boys a close competition was Mrs. Tone's girls! This team also won $5 gift cards to the book fair. From left to right, the girls' team includes: Bella Manteghi, Diana Shehadeh, Constance Crumley, and Isabella Scripps


Congratulations to all of the teams in 3rd - 5th grades who worked hard on this fun competition. Parents, you would have been very proud of the excellent sportsmanship displayed in the battle rounds!

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Student Council is taking up donations for a local missionary's trip to Honduras! All donations are due by April 8th! Thank you!

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BOGO Book Fair

We will host our "Buy a Book, Get a Book Free" Book Fair from April 1 - 9.


Mrs. Hodges needs volunteers during this week. If you are available to volunteer, please sign up on this link~ http://signup.com/go/yizKcth


Students will shop during their Library/Media Related Arts time. All sales must be completed before 1:45.


Monday (April 1, 2019):

Thomas
Osborn

Coughenour

Tuesday (April 2, 2019):

S. Brown

Cromer

Talmage


Wednesday (April 3, 2019):

McDavid
Slattery

West

Thursday (April 4, 2019):

Finley

Zion

Gray


Friday (April 5, 2019):

Whitlock

Martin

Silknetter


Monday (April 8, 2019):

M. Brown

Welborn

Renner


Tuesday (April 9, 2019):

Hill

Pettus

Lazarus

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Literacy Night is Thursday Night!

We are looking forward to a great evening of games Thursday night at 6:00! We will be giving away prizes and having a lot of fun! We hope everyone can make it out!

Talent Show Auditions

From Mrs. Locke:


Dear North Pointe Families,


It is finally time for the annual school-wide student talent show. The kids have been asking me about it all year. This is our major fundraiser for the music department. Does your child like to show off and entertain people? Then this is the moment he or she has been waiting for!


Our student talent show at North Pointe is a fun evening of student-created entertainment. It is not a competition, but a chance for students to showcase a performance of their own choosing instead of Mrs. Locke telling them what they have to do. Ha!


This year's Student Talent Show will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 pm. So many students want to participate every year that I have to hold auditions. I try to keep the show to an hour length, and that allows for approximately 25 acts. Last year we had around 80 students audition!!


Last Friday, your child should have brought home an audition packet which included, the audition form, information sheet and judging rubric. If your child would like to audition this year he or she must return the completed audition form by Friday, April 5. These documents were also sent to you from your child's teacher.


To clarify a few questions students have already asked:


  • If a student is auditioning with a group, each person from the group should complete an audition form with a parent contact email.
  • Students who do not turn in an audition form will not be permitted to stay after school on audition days. Siblings of students auditioning will not be permitted to stay after school.
  • Students can audition for 2 acts, but will need to complete 2 audition forms, one for each act.



If you have any additional questions please email me. Have fun planning!


Robin Locke

robinlocke@anderson5.net

Upcoming Events

April 2

  • Report Cards
  • Firehouse Subs & Bruster's Night
  • World Autism Day


April 4

  • Literacy Night: Family Game Night!


April 5

  • PTO Board Meeting @ 8:15 am


April 10

  • Day of Awesomeness


April 15-22


  • Spring Break

Breakfast ends at 7:45 Daily!

Parents,


Please be aware that we stop serving breakfast at 7:45 each day. If your child plans to eat breakfast at school, you need to drop them off before 7:45. Students arriving at 7:45 are directed to their classrooms. *If your child's bus arrives late to school, they will receive breakfast.


Thank you!

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DAY OF AWESOMENESS!

The Day of Awesomeness is approaching! Below is our schedule for the day.


The Step it Up team will lead the entire Day of Awesomeness, but Coach McGregor and Coach Hammett will lead the Tug of War Tournament.


Parents are not allowed to participate in the obstacles or events, but may walk around and enjoy the day with your child. Pelican Snoballs will be there selling flavored sno cones for $2.

Students will have bag lunches served by the cafeteria or they may bring their own bag lunches.


During the Day of Awesomeness, students who raised $55 or more through our fundraiser will have an opportunity to earn cash and prizes, but every student in the school will get to participate in all obstacles, events and a big dance party!


We would like for students to wear their North Pointe shirts on this fun day! We have a few left in the office for $10 if you need one.


If you have questions, please email your child's teacher or me.


Thank you for making this an awesome day for our kids!

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don't forget to order your yearbook on the link below!

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Be a Tiger Field Day

The 16th annual Be a T.I.G.E.R. Field Day hosted by Clemson Athletics will be on Saturday, April 6th from 10am-2pm on the Littlejohn Lawn (Tiger statue side of Littlejohn Coliseum).


The theme is under the sea and we will have live animal exhibits from the College of Science! This event is free to children in grades K-8. Registration will be the day of. The Clemson Football Spring Game will kick off at 2:30pm and is free to the public as well.


Clemson student-athletes will be running this event and displaying the T.I.G.E.R. characteristics of Teamwork, Integrity, Gratitude, Education, and Respect through physical and nonphysical activities at different stations. Last year we had almost 1200 participants and would love to see more this year!


This event is brought to you by Greenville Zoo, ScanSource, Blue Choice Health Plan, and BI-LO. For a complete list of events over the Clemson Spring Weekend please visit http://clemsontigers.com.


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.


Thank you!


Tori Niemann

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development

Nieri Enrichment Center

Clemson University

McCants Open House for Rising 6th Graders

Thursday, April 25th, 6:30pm

2123 Marchbanks Avenue

Anderson, SC

Awards Days 2019


Thursday, May 30th

4K Classrooms in the AM (times TBD)


Friday, May 31st

Kindergarten - 8:30 am

Fifth Grade - 10:30 am


Monday, June 3 (1st and 4th grades)

8:15 Silknetter

9:00 Gray

9:45 Renner

10:30 Kesler

11:30 Slattery

12:15 Cromer

1:00 Osborn

1:45 Pettus


Tuesday, June 4 (2nd and 3rd grades)

8:15 Coughenour

9:00 Hayes

9:45 M. Brown

10:30 Finley

11:15 Talmage

12:15 Lazarus

1:00 McDavid

1:45 Whitlock