Northpointe Newsflash

November 15-19, 2021

Northpointe Intermediate School

It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through November! We, as always, have so many exciting things happening at NIS over the next couple of weeks. Thank you to those that sent in pictures of Veterans in your family, it was a great way to honor those who have served and who continue to serve our country!


This week we will be focusing on the Great Expectations Life Principle of Gratitude: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Below is a guide for discussing Gratitude with your student this week.

  1. What opportunities or privileges do I have that I'm thankful for?
  2. Is there anything I'm taking for granted that I'm grateful for?
  3. What am I grateful for that I learned about myself the past year?

"Deck the Trails" 2.5 Mile Fun Run

"Deck the Trails" 2.5 Mile Fun Run registration is NOW OPEN!


Sign up for our 2nd Annual "Deck the Trails" 2.5 Mile Fun Run on December 4th! Registration were sent home this past week and also available online. Forms are due back by November 18th.

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Counselor Corner: Mrs. Diaz-Vela

The Invisible Weight We All Carry: Everyone carries about an emotional backpack that bears the weight of their life experiences. Without periodically removing its contents, emotional wounds will be more difficult to heal. Let us fill a child’s Emotional Backpack with information, ideas, words, thoughts, and other self-care tools that will help them to build and support a solid foundation for their emotional wellness and mental health.

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain: This video reframes a trauma perspective in terms of learning brain versus survival brain as a way to make it easier for parents and teachers to talk about trauma with their students.

BOND: With your child, set up a homework area at home. Ask them which room in the house they want to use when they do homework. Keep their supplies there.

What is Generation TX? It’s starting. All over Texas, students are stepping up, finding their voices, and fueling the movement called Generation TX. Equal parts inspiration and information, Generation TX connects them to each other and clarifies the steps they need to take on the path to college and career education, from taking the right classes and tests, to applying to colleges, and then finding the money to pay for school. During this process, students find themselves supported by their families, friends, counselors, and by a community that is depending on them to succeed.

Because the future of Texas is Generation TX.

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NIS 2021 - 2022 Yearbook ON SALE!

Pre-Order NOW this year's Yearbook and Student Star Ads

NIS 2021 - 2022 YEARBOOKS are for sale!!! Our yearbook will be a great keepsake that will capture memories of an unforgettable school year! A limited number will be ordered, so order before the Spring deadline.

They will be sold online ONLY @ www.balfour.com for $26.

For more information please call the library at 281-357-3020 ext. 1428 or email Bethrowe@tomballisd.net

Star Ads will also be available in 3 sizes: $10.00, $20.00, $30.00

Car Rider Line Reminders

Thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we have worked through car rider line logistics! Please remember that when you exit the car rider line, you can not turn left. You must turn right onto Northpointe Blvd. If you turn left, it becomes a safety hazard and can also impede the flow of traffic exiting and entering the car rider line. We appreciate your help with this!

Reminder: Student Dress Code

A reminder to all of our Wildcat Parents and Students:

- All students must wear clothing that adequately covers the body. Shorts and/or skirts must reach the mid-thigh. Spaghetti straps, strapless, backless, see-through and low-cut tops are not allowed. Tops must cover the midriff.

- Student hair must be that of natural color. Students that need to address this particular portion can meet with their Assistant Principal to discuss a solution and timeline.


All dress code policies can be found in the TISD Student Handbook linked HERE.

Northpointe Reminders

Classes begin at 7:25 am with the Call to Excellence from Great Expectations and end at 2:55 pm. Doors open at 7:10 am for students to go to their assigned location until the bell releases them to class at 7:25 am.


Tardies will begin after Labor Day so we can continue to work through morning drop-off and ensure all students are in the building in time.

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