North Family News-Special Edition

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A Note from Mrs. Kyncl

May 29, 2020

Hello North Families,

Here we are at the end of the school year. I know this is not what any of us would choose, but we are continuing to find the light in what may have felt like a time of darkness. I read something last week that really resonated with me. "When you focus on the good the good gets better." As a staff we have realized time and time again that we are stronger together. I hope that you have felt the love during this time and that you continue to realize that our staff wants nothing but the best for our students and families. Watervliet Public Schools is truly a family.

Please reiterate to your children how proud you are of them and how proud we are of them! This was not easy and they continued to work hard and do their very best to learn under sometimes stressful circumstances. Their report cards will be in their bag when you pick up their belongings next week. Report cards will have "Semester 2" grades. All report cards will also have "COVID-19" listed in a footnote.

Summer may look different this year, but there are many things that are NOT canceled. Sunshine, outdoor play, nature walks, bike rides, time as a family...none of that is canceled. I would encourage you to make new memories and your children will remember this time as a time that brought your family closer together. Please know that we are still here for you. Please reach out to me or Mrs. B if you are struggling or just need an ear to listen.

I plan to share a short video next week that will replace our end of the year awards ceremony. I will be able to give a brief description of the things that we decided to keep for this year.

The "Opening Ceremonies" for our Toilet Paper Olympics will be posted on Monday morning at 9:00 AM. Our staff has created a fun video to kick off our last week of school! Thank you to Coach Ben who has created some fun events that your children can do at home!

Pick-Up Procedure for North School

June 3rd-5:30-7:00

June 4th 11:30-1:00 and 3:00-4:30

  • Please plan to drive into the back parking lot. Please pull up next to a cone and stay inside your vehicle. A staff member will come to the car and then a staff member will bring the items to your car.

  • Please plan to bring library books or hardcover textbooks that need to be returned. A staff member will collect those from you. If it is not clear who the items need to be returned to please label them with a sticky note.

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Kyncl

Friday Announcements May 30th

The Toilet Paper Olympics!


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Please watch the Watervliet Public Library's website for what the Summer Reading Program may look like.

MS Boys Soccer Flyer

SWM Kickers Tryout Information

Up to date information from our Superintendent...

You can click the picture to take you to up to date information from Mr. Seager.

Food Distribution Monday-Friday 12:00-1:00

  • Marathon Station Parking Lot: 8151 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor
  • Bainbridge Township Hall: 7315 Territorial Rd, Watervliet
  • Pleasant View Estates: 7604 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet
  • Watervliet Fire Station: West Pleasant Street, Watervliet
  • Free Methodist Church: 7737 Paw Paw Ave, Watervliet
  • Paw Paw Lake Trailer Park: 5259 N. Watervliet Rd, Watervliet
  • Ma & Pa’s Country Kettle: 5355 M-140, Watervliet
  • River of Life Church: 8712 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet
  • Tom Smith Tractor Sales: 69760 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet

As most of you know we have a preschool program that is housed at North Elementary. (Great Start Readiness Program) At this time our round-up for GSRP is being put on hold. We are working with Berrien RESA and other GSRP programs around the area to determine when the best time will be. There are a few steps in determining eligibility and that is hard to do with school/central office closed. If you are wondering if your child would be eligible please fill out the form below. Please email Mrs. Wagner at if you have any questions.

GSRP: Free Preschool Eligibility Determination Form

Panther Spotlight!

Some of Mrs. Bohle's Students Enjoying their "Flat Mrs. Bohle" project this past week!

Read alouds with the North Staff!

Make sure you follow our Facebook page! Read alouds will also be shared there. You can also subscribe to "Rachel Kyncl" on YouTube to listen to Mrs. Kyncl's stories.
I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
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Story time with Mrs. Sells- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

-If your child has an IEP their Special Education teacher is working with their classroom teacher to support your child's needs. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Palmitier, Mrs. Jasso and/or Mrs. Stants. Their email addresses are listed below.-

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