NORTERRA CANYON NEWS
October 2023 Edition
Mark Your Calendar
9/29: Full Friday 3:00pm Dismissal & Family Flagpole Friday
10/6: 1:30pm Dismissal
10/6: PTSA Movie Night @ 6pm
10/9: Fall Break Day No School
10/10-10/13: Student Council Boo Gram Sales (information coming home from your child's teacher)
10/10-10/13: Book Fair
10/12: 11:35 am Dismissal (Parent Teacher Conference Week)
10/13: 11:35 am Dismissal (Parent Teacher Conference Week)
10/16: Parent Volunteer Training @ 5:30pm library
10/20: 1:30pm Dismissal
10/27: Family Flagpole Friday @ 8:15
10/27: 1:30pm Dismissal
10/30-11/3: Spirit Week (more information coming soon)
11/3: 1:30pm Dismissal
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching and we are all looking forward to meeting with each of you to discuss how your child is making progress here at school. Conferences are the week of October 10th. Please mark the following school schedule for that week on your calendar:
Monday 10/9: No School
10/10 & 10/11: 3pm Dismissal Days
10/12 & 10/13: 11:35am Dismissal Days
By Friday 9/29 , you will be receiving an email from your child’s teacher that will include a sign up link for Parent Teacher Conferences. We look forward to this time with you as we focus on your child’s success here at Norterra Canyon.
Students will be participating in classroom activities and/or demonstrations from our guest speakers; Boeing, Bricks & Minifigs and Miss Arizona!
Mrs. Milks has also invited the Fox 10 Morning show to NC on this day! So make sure to set your DVR to record, we should be on air between 8am-9am.
5th Grade SPARK
We are finishing out our first quarter using thinklaw. The kids have had to consider a lot of different real life cases and be able to take the perspective of both the plaintiff and the defendant. We will finish out this module of learning with a mock trial in class!
6th Grade IB
Our 6th grade students have been working on Global Awareness Project in math class. They researched a county in Africa and answered questions about their culture. The information collected was used to create ratios, double number lines, and tables showing the data collected. Way to go 6th grade students
OCTOBER IB LEARNER PROFILE FOCUS AREA: INQUIRER
The IB Learner Profile aims to develop students who are inquirers. Students who are inquirers nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. Inquirers learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.
How can parents help to develop students who are Inquirers at home?
- Visit places that spark inquiry like a museum, park or nature preserve.
- Explore the areas of your child's interest by visiting the library to borrow books.
- Develop an understanding of the Internet. Work with your son or daughter when the Internet is being used and try to instill the understanding that some internet sites are not reputable.
- Model being an inquirer. Ask questions and wonder!
- Praise your child for asking a question
- Have your child jot down their wonders in a journal. Spend time researching these wonders!
LOOKING AHEAD AT WINTER ATHLETICS:
- 5th-8th grade cross country begins in October! Click Here for more information
- 6th-8th grade volleyball tryouts will take place in November Click HERE for more information
Complete Paperwork by 10/30 for each athlete needs to be competed at www.registermyathlete.com. Step by step instructions can be found HERE. Once an account is created, all forms can be accessed through the website and completed forms should be uploaded through Register My Athlete including a current sports physical.
Please visit the Athletics Page for additional information.
For questions, please email email@example.com
Student Meal Accounts
We encourage EVERY family to set up a meal account for their child(ren) using EZSchoolPay.com.
BONUS: Having this available for your student reduces stress if/when he/she forgets his/her lunchbox at home.
Breakfast costs $1.50
Lunch for elementary/middle school is $2.95
Students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Find out more by visiting EZMealApp.com