August 17, 2022 - Newsletter
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OCTOBER 26, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello to our Northpoint Families,
I hope everyone had a good fall break and had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather! As we all know, weather in Minnesota is so unpredictable. Please make sure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing as we go out for recess each day. We do stay in when there is rain, lightening, or ice on the playground creating unsafe conditions, or the outside temperature is 0° and/or the wind-chill factor is -10 °F or colder.
We’re now in the second half of our trimester one. Routines have been established, and we are in the midst of deep learning in all subject areas. When your child brings their iPad home, please be sure it is at school and fully charged for the next day’s learning needs.
This Saturday, our PTO will host a fall party near our main playground. Last year’s event was wonderful, and we are looking forward to another fun gathering with students and families. Children are welcome to come in costume, and they must be supervised by an adult. There will be food, games and back by popular demand, a petting zoo! Please join us at Northpoint from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
As a reminder, costumes, masks, and face paint are not allowed on Monday, October 31 at school. Students should also not bring candy to share with others. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping our children meet this expectation.
The Spring Lake Park High School fall play opens this Friday – Peter and the Starcatcher. Check out more information in the newsletter today. It sounds like a great production for all ages and our high school theater crew is talented!
Enjoy this last full week of October!
Northpoint Picture Retake Day - November 3
Picture retakes will be done on Thursday, November 3 for students that would like their picture retaken or students that were absent on the original picture day. Pictures can be ordered using this link.
Final reminder: Review and sign Student attendance and behavior agreement
If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to complete your review of student behavior and attendance expectations with your student(s).
- Log in to Campus Parent Portal with your district username and password.
- Select your student in the upper right corner.
- On the main menu click on DOCUMENT.
- Locate the Parent Documents section.
- Click on the 2022-2023 Behavior and Attendance Agreement.
- Review the document with your student.
- Sign and submit.
- Repeat these steps if you have more than one student in the district.
See this video for directions on how to find and sign the agreement. If you have any questions, please reach out to your school's front office.
Lifesaving, real-world skills in action
When Rochelle Lavalle, junior at Spring Lake Park High School, noticed a young family member choking on his food, she sprang into action using knowledge from her First Aid/CPR class.
Rochelle describes eating dinner with her family recently when her cousin, who is a toddler, started choking on his food. “I sat there for only a second, debating if I needed to help,” says Rochelle. “Then it was getting worse, so I realized I needed to step in and do something.”
First Aid/CPR teacher, Jennifer Neiss, has been working in the Spring Lake Park Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program for nine years. “We as staff members and adults know from experience that there is such immense value in our OEC classes,” says Jennifer. “For students, sometimes it’s not until they are faced with a real situation outside of school that they realize how important and useful these skills really are. They can be life-changing and lifesaving.”
Industry Roundtable: Strengthening partnerships for students
More than 30 small and large business, non-profit, government and education leaders came together at Spring Lake Park High School on October 13. The conversation focused on how we can continue to strengthen partnerships and provide opportunities that benefit all students, the workforce and our community.
Community and industry partners contribute to all three career pathways offered at Spring Lake Park High School – Business and Entrepreneurship, Health and Human Services and Technology, Engineering and Design. Each pathway represents a need for future jobs. At the high school, students can pick and choose courses across pathways or go deep in one area. Several courses offer college credit opportunities.
Community and industry partners serve as guest instructors, mentors, tour hosts at their workplaces and more. They connect learning to the real world and help students gain applicable skills for their future.
Catch the opening weekend of "Peter and the Starcatcher"
It's almost showtime for "Peter and the Starcatcher!" This fall play is the prequel to the story of Peter Pan, a family-friendly show that's suitable for all ages. We hope you'll come to support and enjoy award-winning Spring Lake Park High School Theater! Performances are October 28-29 and November 4-5 and tickets are available online.
Watch the cast members rehearse the musical number "Swim On."
Adult Pickleball Open Gym
Calling Pickleball lovers! With the weather changing, it's time to continue your Pickleball season indoors. Pickleball open gym at Spring Lake Park High School is a great opportunity for adults to drop in and play with a variety of partners as they rotate in and out to mix with others of similar skill level. All levels are welcome!
Pickleball open gym takes place most Saturdays this fall, October 29-December 17 and this winter, January 29-March 19. Sign up today.
Saturday Movie Classics - Frankenstein - Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m.
Join us at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center on Saturday, October 29 to watch a free viewing of Frankenstein (1931) on the big screen. Let us know you are coming!
Pancakes and Panther Store Sale!
All are welcome to the Sunday, October 30 Panther Pop-Up Store Sale and SLP Lions all-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m. - noon at Spring Lake Park High School cafeteria. Bring the family and enjoy pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee and milk. More than 1,200 new items have arrived at the Panther Store. Check out the new gear and start your holiday shopping with a special 15% discount at the breakfast.
Northpoint Artwork on Display
The Northpoint visual arts classes lead by Ms. Stiles have been busy at work decorating the walls of Northpoint. The first project is representative of students' house color and self portrait. The second project is of an abstract mural inspired by Thank You x, an L.A. based street artist.
Northpoint PTO Sponsored Fall Family Fun Event
We are so excited for the Fall Family Festival this Saturday!! There will be a petting zoo, games, refreshments, dance party and more! Come anytime between 10-1 p.m. for some fun! We still need some volunteers to make this event successful, so if you can, please sign up for a shift here.
We will also be having a food drive to benefit the Panther Pantry! We will accept donations of non-perishables at the fall festival!
- October 28, 29 and November 4, 5 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Peter and the Starcatcher"
- October 29 - NP PTO Sponsored Fall Family Fun event
- November 7 - NP PTO Meeting - 6:30-7:30 p.m./NP Media Center
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