Northside Notes

May 13, 2015

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

May 14: 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Frankfort

May 15: 40 Book Challenge Deadline

May 16: Trout Release

May 18: Testing Kickoff Assemby

May 18: Last Day to Check Out a Library Book

May 19: No School - Election Day

May 20-22, 26-27: KPREP Testing: Sleep Well and Eat Breakfast!

May 22: Lexington Legends "Hit the Books" Redemption Day (Tickets Coming Soon)

May 25: No school - Memorial Day

May 27: All Library Books are Due

May 29: Third Grade Field Trip

May 29: Talent Show

June 1: Gattitown Field Trip

June 2: 5th Grade Falling Springs Field Trip

June 3: Field Day

June 4: Last day for Students, Dismissal at 12:45 PM

June 5: Last day for Teachers

Cafeteria Menus

Francisco's Farm Arts Festival Volunteers Needed


I hope some of you will plan to volunteer during the Francisco's Farm Arts Festival on May 16-17, 2015. It’s not too late! Visit the website and click on the “Become a Volunteer” link or you can contact me (Debra Shockley) directly at: or 859-227-8993.

Our biggest need at this time is volunteers for Sunday, May 17th. We have two shifts 9:30 to 2:00 and 2:00 to 5:30.

Some positions are:

Parking attendants – primarily a lot of arm waving to direct cars into a large paddock.

Artist Zone Volunteers – We have the 80+/- artists divided into 4 zones on campus. You would periodically walk around and check on each artists in your zone to see if they need anything or need to take a break and you would “booth sit”. Booth sitting is just that. You hang out in their booth while they grab a snack, more product to sell, or take a potty break. No sales are required. You simply tell patrons that the artist will be right back.

Golf Cart Drivers – Since parking on campus is limited we also use a large grass paddock on the farm adjacent to the college and shuttle patrons in golf carts back and forth between parking and the festival.

You will get a parking pass and a t-shirt!

Looking forward to seeing you!


Debra Shockley
Volunteer Coordinator

Francisco's Farm Arts Festival

Community News

WCMS Girls Basketball

2015 Season Information Meeting

May 26, 2015


6:30 pm

WCMS Library

All interested players and parents of current 5th, 6th and 7th grade girls need to attend. Important forms, dates, and tryout information will be given at the meeting. Any questions contact Coach Steve Bruce by email,

The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation (WEEF) - the organization that assists the Woodford County School System in providing educational arts experiences to students in grades K-12 - is in need of volunteers. If you love the arts and would like to learn more about this organization or if you have an hour or two a month to volunteer, please email Dorothea Wingo at or Silas Hart at The group's next meeting is at 6 p.m. May 28 at Huntertown Elementary. Please join us and learn more about what we do and how you can help.

Woodford County Public Library

Midway Branch

Friday, May 15, 2015 4-8pm: Heroes Read! Summer Reading Preview Party (Families)

Drop in to sign up for the summer reading program, jump in the bounce house, eat popcorn, meet superheroes, get a balloon animal, listen to music, and much more!

Reptile's Rule! by Animal Tales

Fri. June 12 at 4pm. (Families) See a giant tortoise, lizards, and some magnificent snakes. Interactive and educational! *Call 846-4014 to sign up.

Main Library: Versailles

Friday, May 15, 2015 4-8pm: Heroes Read! Summer Reading Preview Party (Families)

Friday, May 15 from 4-8pm at the Main Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Drop in and sign up for the summer reading program, jump in the bounce house, eat popcorn, meet superheroes, get a balloon animal, listen to music, and much more!

Mon. May 18 from 6-7:30pm. (Families with preschoolers ages 3-5)

Join us for a FREE dinner and fun activities once a month to help prepare your preschoolers for school. Limited space. *Call 873-5191 for more details or to sign up.

Rosie's Ponies Petting Zoo and Farmers Market Fun

Sat. June 13 from 10am-12pm. (Families) See, pet, and feed a variety of cute, friendly animals. Visit the Farmers Market too for more fun and fresh food. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.

Special Programming at Northside Elementary

The Woodford County Board of Education is considering special programming options at Northside Elementary to begin in the 2016-2017 school year. Our desire is for this programming to be available to any elementary student in Woodford County. We want your feedback to determine the feasibility of different options. Examples of special programs may include specific subject areas or special areas (leadership, media arts, etc.). Please take a minute to share with us programming you would be interested in for your child and any other thoughts you may have.

Click here to begin special programming survey. Please complete the survey by June 4th, 2015.

Thank you for your input.