NPE Rocket News

February 2017

From Mrs. Buckels

Happy February!

We are gearing up for a busy month! Thanks so much for such a wonderful turnout for our International Night! Everyone enjoyed learning about the countries that our families come from.

We will have an early release day on Friday, Feb. 10th. We are so excited about our Legoland School Fair! We are so appreciative for all the hard work that our PTA has put into getting everything ready for the fair. Also, a big thanks to all our parents who have signed up to volunteer on Saturday. We couldn’t do it without help from everyone! This is the biggest fundraiser that we have at NPE.

Feb. 6-10 is National School Counselors Week. Please be sure to tell Mrs. Murray thank you for being our counselor.

We are looking forward to World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 16th. Each grade level will be Skyping with an author. We will also have other activities on this day.

Our book fair will be held Feb. 20-24 in the library. It will be open Wednesday night(Feb. 22nd ) during our Fit Night. Fit Night will be held from 5:30-7:00. We have lots of fun activities for our students on this fun night.

Whew! It will be a busy but fun-filled month!

Important Dates

Feb. 10-Early Release Day-dismissal starts at 12:15

Feb. 11-School Fair 11-4

Feb. 16-World Read Aloud Day

Feb. 20-24-Book Fair in Library

Feb. 21-Cinderella performance by Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theater

Feb. 22-Spring Pictures

Fit Night-5:30-7:00

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16th. Each grade level will be skyping with an author. Most authors have sent goodies for our students. We will also have some other fun activities during the day such as mystery guest readers, book buddies, and watching the book fair preview window.

Book Fair


Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Allowing your children to choose their own books to read at our book fair motivates them to read for pleasure!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

North Pointe Book Fair shopping days are: February 20 - 24, 2017

Monday - Thursday @ 7:45AM - 3:45PM and Friday @ 7:45AM – 1:00PM

Wednesday evening @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The Online Book Fair is available 24 hours a day February 17 – March 9, 2017:

Volunteer at our spring book fair – and have S’More fun celebrating reading with hundreds of fun, engaging & affordable books. We need your help to make this our most historic Book Fair ever. Join us to:

· Offer a helping hand, set up, or pack up

· Organize and put things in place

· Help run the registers, or bag products

· Help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book and count their money

We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes.

Contact: Terri May at or Erin Pitcher at

Spring Pictures

Spring picture will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. We will be taking group pictures that day also. You will receive an order form with your child's proof to order pictures from. Be sure to dress your best

Fit Night


Family Fit Night is Feb 22 starting at 5:30p. Get ready to move and be active, there will be many different activities throughout the building. We have many different organizations from our community coming to participate, as well. To name a few, Saint John’s Angio Screening bus will be here to do free blood pressure checks and an AngioScreen at the discounted rate of $50 for those that are interested, Tiger’s Den Martial Arts, and CCISD’s Nutrition department. The Book Fair will also be happening at the same time! This is really a great opportunity to come and see all the things that our community offers to stay fit and active.

Pennies for Patients

Our students will be raising money for Pennies for Patients from February 13th to March 3rd. Collection boxes will go home on Friday, February 10th.

To help students get excited about Pennies for Patients, we will have three dollar days. Students who donate $1 on Fridays will be allowed to do the following:

Friday 2/17 Wear a Hat

Friday 2/24 Wear PJs

Friday 3/3 Bring a stuffed friend

Donated money will be tallied weekly. The class bringing in the most money will receive a pasta party from Olive Garden while the second place class will receive an ice cream party with Mrs. Murray.

Robotics Camp

Registration opens on February 18th.

Application can be found at

Information at a glance

Camp dates

Program Highlights:

Robotics, Education and Challenge (Camp is only 4 days, each week is a repeat of the camp)

June 19 to 22, 2017

June 26 to 29, 2017

July 31 to Aug 3, 2017

Program is from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day

Space is limited, so register now!

Early Registration $175.00 per session. (February 18th to March 31st, 2017)

Registration $200.00 per session. (April 1st to May 15th, 2017)

Late Registration $225.00 per session. (May 16th, 2017 to day of Camp)

Multi-student discount (25 dollars off per child after the 1st student)

Intro Program: (children who are 7 to 9 years of age) This program will introduce students to the use of simple machines to gain mechanical advantage and the engineering process of building simple robots to accomplish specific tasks.

VEX IQ Program: (4th and 5th grade in the fall of 2017) This program will introduce students to the principals of robotics. The campers will use the VEX IQ kits to learn about sensors and the engineering process of building simple robots to accomplish specific tasks. This program will challenge students to work with closed loop and open looped programming.

Vex Robotics(6th – 8th grade in the fall of 2017) This program will introduce students to the principals of robotics. The campers will use the Vex Robotics kits to learn about the engineering process of building robots to accomplish specific tasks.

Valentine's Parties

Friday, Feb. 10-3rd grade

Tuesday, Feb. 14-Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th