North Side Family Flyer

February 2020

Building a stronger home/school connection........

North Side Families -


We are always looking for ways to improve in all aspects within our school and community. We cannot do this alone! You are an integral part of the success of North Side Elementary School! We will be conducting a parent/family survey later this month to ask for your feedback. This feedback will cover:


1. Ways to provide more opportunities for family engagement through events and classroom

support.

2. Committees involving both school and family.

3. Best means of communication between school and home.

4. Feedback on school procedures.

5. Helping us to build community partnerships to advocate for North Side.


We hope you can take the time to support us and complete the survey so that we may make needed changes to strengthen our family unity.

"In the tapestry of life, we're all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together." -Anita Moorjani-

Reminders from North Side Office Staff:

Final book rental payment is due February 15th. Please make your payment or call the office to make some arrangements so that you are not turned over to collections.


Now that it is winter time, please keep in mind:

For 2-hour weather delays, No Breakfast is served

If we have a 2-hour delay on a Monday morning, school starts at 10 a.m. like all other days


Reminder - If your child rides the bus, you can download "Here Comes the Bus" app to keep track of location and when it will arrive at your child's bus stop. this is handy during the cold months!



Bus Change Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, 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.

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JOIN US THIS FRIDAY FOR SOME FAMILY TIME!!!! THANK YOU PTO! Hang 10 Tropical desserts will be on site. They take cash only.

SCHOOL HOURS:

Monday

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)

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DONATE BLOOD - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.; SPONSORED BY NORTH SIDE'S STUDENT COUNCIL

Cafeteria News

We are honored to serve both breakfast and lunch to our students! Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. each day. Our students should eat breakfast (at home or school) in order to focus and learn in the classrooms! We take pride in supporting their nutrition!

Reminder: Students must remove outerwear before going through the lunch line.
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Have you downloaded our new district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance:

We have started a new attendance competition between classes! Each week, the class with the best attendance will be rewarded wit a traveling trophy and treats. Please visit our social media sites for class pictures of each week's winning class. For January, our winning classes included: Miss Hayward's class (week 1); Mrs. Short's class (week 2); Mrs. Maag's, Mrs. Weldon's, and Miss Lerch's classes tied for week 3; and Mrs. Buhro's class (week 4). Congratulations to all of these classes!!!!


Please continue to share the importance of attendance with your child(ren).


Car Line:

A few things I have noticed at morning car drop off:

- Please continue to pull up as far as you can. Pay attention to the staff members directing and helping.

- Staff members on duty will be wearing bright yellow safety vests soon.

- Please stay in your vehicle and have your student exit from the right side of the vehicle.

This keeps the line moving, but more importantly, keeps the students safe!

- Make sure your student has everything ready to go when you pull up in the line so they may exit quickly.


Safety:

Safety is a priority at North Side and every school in East Noble School Corporation. We strive to make all students, staff and visitors to feel safe when coming into our school. Please remember that the only unlocked door during the school day is the front entrance off of Harding Street. Visitors need to check in at the office and get a visitor sticker if moving about in the building.


We also practice drills every month to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case of an emergency. The month of January included a fire drill and lock down. February will involve a fire drill and a shelter in place.


Please contact me if you have any questions about the drills or safety of our school and students.

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Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at https://www.caseys.com/schools today!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:

National Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17th. We will be celebrating random act of kindness week at school from February 18th - February 21st. We encourage you to celebrate with us from home. Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness that you could do with your student(s). Have fun!

- Donate food, books or toys

- Smile at everyone you come across

- Pick up trash

- Put positive sticky notes on mirrors

- Say please and thank you

- Plant a tree

- Volunteer

- Call your grandparents

- Walk a dog

- Write letters to soldiers

- Shovel a neighbor’s driveway

- Make a family member breakfast or their favorite meal

- Bake cookies for the elderly

- Babysit

- Bring hot cocoa or food to someone

Nurses Corner:

Please remind your children to cover their mouths, keep their hands away from their faces and wash, wash, wash those hands!!!!


North Side is in need of clothing donations for the nurses office. We especially need boys size 8-10 and underwear for all. We appreciate any help you may give.

February PTO Events:

Join us for our PTO Meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 3:30 p.m. to plan upcoming events including the school carnival.


This Friday - The Annual VIP Dance, 6-7:30 p.m. Our theme is: "Surfin' Luau" Wear your tropical clothing, leis will be provided.


Continue to collect Box Tops or scan your receipts.

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Upcoming North Side Events:

Tuesday, February 4th - Philharmonic Presentations at North Side, 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4th - National Elementary Honors Society Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Friday, February 7th - VIP Dance, 6-8 p.m.

Monday, February 10th - Star Club Meeting, 3-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12th - Speaker Series for Grades 3-5, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, February 12th - Student Council Meeting, 3 p.m.

**Monday, February 17th-21st - "RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK"

Monday, February 17th - No School, in honor of President's Day

Wednesday, February 19th - TRIMESTER 2 GALLERY WALK, open to parents/community from 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 19th - Board Meeting @ ALC, 6 p.m.

Friday, February 21st - End of Trimester 2

Monday, February 24th - Blood Drive At North Aide, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th - Requested Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:30 p.m.