North Ohio Elementary School

December 2021/January 2022 Newsletter

Important Dates

December 23rd- December 31st - Winter Break

January 3rd - School Resumes

January 10th- One School, One Book begins

Movie and Popcorn Day at NOE

To celebrate the holiday season, all students will be treated to popcorn and a movie on December 22nd.

Welcome Rachael Wilhelm, new NOE Counselor!

I am really excited to be the new School Counselor here at North Ohio. I have been working at North Ohio since 2015 as the Mental Health Counselor through Alcona Health Center. During my time in this role, I have been able to build relationships with students and parents by providing individual mental health therapy services, provide parent training and resources, and supporting staff here at North Ohio with students concerns related to overall mental health. I am looking forward to transitioning to this new role at North Ohio as the School Counselor and getting to know each student better as well as help with any concerns that you may have as a parent. In this role I will be able to be in your child’s classroom providing Social/Emotional Lessons, engage students in small groups, and provide individual support to students as needed as well.


It is great how life can come full circle as I too attended North Ohio as an elementary student and now have the opportunity to work at North Ohio Elementary School as well. If you have any needs or concerns that I can assist with, please reach out to me here at school! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child better in this role as the North Ohio School Counselor.

Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser

Little Caesar Pizza Kit Fundraiser order forms have been sent home!


Prizes will be given out to the top 3 sellers AND to the top 2 selling classes.


All students that participate will also have their name put into a drawing to win a prize.


Top selling class - pizza party & ice cream party

Runner up class - ice cream party


Individual prizes will be:

2 - 32GB fire HD8 tablets

INSTAX Instant mini camera bundle

3 month individual swim pass donated by the Sportsplex

1 Family open swim pass donated by the Sportsplex

One School, One Book

On Monday, January 10, we will begin reading Cleo Edison Oliver (CEO): Playground Millionaire for our One School, One Book program! The One School, One Book program is designed to create a shared reading experience within our school. All students will receive a copy of the book.


Please keep this a secret from students as we will be getting them interested with some guessing activities the week before, and then kicking it off with a book reveal on the 10th!

North Ohio Recess

Parents, please consider winter weather conditions and make sure your child has warm outside clothing. All students go outside every day that it is above 0 degrees for a 20- minute recess. If you are in need of support for winter coats, hats, boots or gloves, please contact bolenm@gaylord.k12.mi.us.

Health Screening Reminders

Please remember to screen your child(ren) daily before they leave for school for illness symptoms such as:


· Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

· Sore throat

· New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

· Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

· New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever


If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions, keep your child(ren) home from school.


Your child(ren) may return to school based on the guidance for their symptoms:


· Fever: at least 24 hours have passed with no fever and without the use of fever reducing medications

· Sore throat: improvement (if strep throat: do not return until at least 2 doses of antibiotic have been taken)

· Cough/Shortness of breath: improvement

· Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain: no diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours

· Severe headache: improvement

January Breakfast and Lunch Menu