North Side Family Flyer

March 2022

TRIMESTER 2 GALLERY WALK - Wednesday, March 2nd

Parents and Guardians,

Our trimester 2 Gallery Walk is this Wednesday. We are so excited for the students to share their talents, activities, projects, and/or assignments that they are PROUD of...

Students only need to show off 1-2 things. They will have one more Gallery Walk later this year. Please speak with your child and help them to decide what they are excited to show off to their peers and the North Side staff and community.

AGAIN, we will have the gym (enter Door 4) open to families from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday so that you may also see our North Side students talents and accomplishments. We hope you are able to stop in!

Yours in Education,

Stephanie Leasure

Ways To Help Your Child With Reading Comprehension

When children enter school, they are learning to read letters, sounds and eventually words. It is a quick process as we expect kindergarten children to be reading at a Level C by the end of the kindergarten school year. We do work on reading comprehension in the early years, K-2, but this is not the "main focus" until grade 3. Starting in grade three, students are reading to "learn", which means they are now focusing on comprehension of text and digging deep into the meaning of text. This does not come easy to all students and some children may need extra support at home.

The article above is a great at home tool to support your child with reading comprehension.

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Spring Pictures are Tuesday, March 8th. Only children with orders will have their picture taken. Use Code: 67385EA if you wish to order online.

Outdoor Recess

We know that the temperatures have been odd lately. Some days have been in the 40's and 50's while others have been in the 20's and 30's. Please continue to make sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for recess based off the day's temperatures. We do not have many extra coats at school to hand out to children and we don't have extra staff to supervise children if they need to stay inside because they didn't come to school prepared for recess weather. Please remember that students will go outside for recess unless the temperature is below ten degrees, this includes wind chill.

If you need any assistance with coats and other winter gear, please contact our school social worker, Cory Headley at or call the school (260) 347-1354 and ask to speak with her.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Parents - PLEASE, continue to follow this! It is for your children's safety!

Please remember that our building is locked until 7:30 a.m. Students should not be dropped off at the school or near the school before 7:30 a.m. This is for their safety! If your child is a car rider, they MUST be dropped off at door 3, not at the front of the building, not across the street at the church, and not in our front parking lot so they have to walk between busses. AGAIN, this is for the safety of the students!

If you need to make changes to the end of day for your students, you MUST call by 1:30 p.m. Again, we are asking this for the safety of your child to ensure that the message gets to them on time.

Pick up reminders are below for car line:

Car Pick Up:

We ask that you CALL BY 1:30 if you are making changes to your child's end of day dismissal. We are receiving too many calls close to 2:30 p.m. At this time, I have advised my office staff to let families know that we cannot honor changes past 2:00 p.m. This is for the safety of your child!

Also, if you are picking your child up in a vehicle, you MUST pick them up in the car line at the back of the building. You MAY NOT pick them up at door 1. We have had too many close calls where students are running across the front lot to a car and almost getting hit by a vehicle passing through. THIS IS NOT OKAY! We put procedures into place for all families to keep our students safe! We need all families to respect these procedures and help us keep all of the children safe. Waiting a few extra minutes in line is worth a safe child!!!! We appreciate you working with us!!!

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

As a courtesy to our office staff, please try to avoid making phone calls to the office from 7:50-8:10 a.m. and from 2:30-2:50 p.m. During these timeframes we are working to get students into classes or ready to head home on busses or by car. We don't want to miss anything or make mistakes. We appreciate your help with this!

Office Reminders:

1. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at

2. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.

3. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!

4. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:

Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website,, and follow these directions:

Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

Our February "Wildcat Way Winners" will be pulled next week! They will be posted on our social media sights. Look for their picture soon!!!!

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Students and staff recite our Wildcat Way each day: WE ARE RESPECTFUL, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, WE ARE SAFE. Please ask them how they show respect, responsibility and safety each day.


Champions Before and After School Care located at NORTH SIDE..........

Champions will be registering children for the 2022-2023 school year starting on March 15th at noon. Please go to to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the North Side site director, Kelly Harris at (260) 582-6188 or

Champion dates for the remainder of this school year:

Spring Break 3/28-4/8 – Champions will be open at North Side for an all day Program 6:30am-6:00pm

Good Friday 4/15 – Champions will be Closed.

Champions will be holding a summer program from June 1st - July 29th, 6:30 - 6 p.m.



Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)

Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00

School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

**PLEASE remember that we DO NOT provide breakfast on two hour delay days.**

Cafeteria NEWS!!!

Are you taking advantage of our FREE school breakfast and lunch? We sure hope so!!!

Please NOTE: If your child packs lunch from home and chooses to purchase a milk from school, unfortunately, they must pay for the milk. Milk is only free for the reimbursable meals from the state. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!



The beginning of the school day is the most important for your child. Getting off to a good start can make a big difference in how the rest of the day goes for them. Please help your child to have the best day possible by getting them to school on time.


Students are doing a nice job practicing the different drills each month. Staff does a nice job of preparing students for any safety situation. Drills are put into place to make sure staff and students are prepared for anything. Please contact me if you ever have any questions regarding our safety plan or safety drills.


The MASK MANDATE is still in place for public transportation. Students MUST wear a mask on the bus due to this mandate. This is a parent responsibility. New Federal guidance will be coming out at the end of the month as to how long this will be in place.

Please remember that riding the bus is a privilege and we don’t want to take that away from anyone. So, thank you for helping us with making sure they have a mask when they load the bus in the mornings!

Please contact me any time. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is

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Do you need internet at home for your children to complete school work? T-Mobile is pairing up with school districts to support families for just that! Please read the flyer below and apply if applicable. If you would like a hard copy of this flyer, please reach out to Ms. Headley at (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

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Nurses Corner:

As you have seen, we no longer need to quarantine students due to close contacts. However, we still ask that you screen your children for illness symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing them.

Please remember that students MUST be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This also goes for diarrhea and puking. Students must be free of these two symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school as well.

We appreciate your help and support through all of this!

If you need to reach me, please call (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

Stay healthy!!

Nurse Whitney

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Tuesday, March 1st - Pre-Paid Cookies-n-Canvas (Rescheduled Event from January and February)

Wednesday, March 2nd - Read Across America Day

Wednesday, March 2nd - Gallery Walk, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2nd - Math Bowl Practice 3-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2nd - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th - SCIENCE DAYS

Monday, March 7th - Wednesday, March 9th - IREAD-3 Testing

Tuesday, March 8th - Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 8th - PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8th - Star Club Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Monday, March 14th - PTO Fundraiser begins...

Wednesday, March 16th - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16th - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23rd - Math Bowl Practice, 3-3:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 26th - Sunday, April 10th - SPRING BREAK