Northview News

September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Hope you are having a great long weekend! We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at our normal time.

Online Grades

With the first two full weeks of school behind us, we have begun entering grades and compiling progress reports for your child(ren). These are available to view in real time, in advance of conferences at the quarter's end, by going to our school website and clicking on "Online Grades" in the menu bar. Each family will have their own username and password and will receive those in Communicators this week. Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you.

Ordering School Uniforms

If you'd like to order more uniform attire, such as sweatshirts as the days gradually turn cooler, please call Creative Embroidery and order from them directly. Just ask for Northview uniforms and let them know the item and size. Cost will differ slightly as you will pay sales tax on the uniforms ordered after the first of the year.


We are still working on sweater options, but please see the link below for Field Trip Uniform T-shirts. These will be required to wear on field trips with jeans/jean shorts.

Field Trip T-shirts Group Order Form

Sign up today! You may pay online or at the school. (Checks may be made out to Northview.) Thanks!

Hot Lunch

Thank you, Nietlings and Brinzeius, for providing our lunch this week! Due to each family's participation, the first six lunches are free! If you've already paid, the funds will be set aside for October. Thanks again!

We Are Learning

Weekly Memory Verses

Grades 1-4: Genesis 1:6-8
Grades 5-8: 2 Corinthians 13:14


Grades 5-8 will be asked to write their memory verses for the Friday test.


Each family in grades 5-8 should receive a sheet with the memory verses for the year in their Communicator on Tuesday.

Topics and Themes

  • Bible: Creation (1-4); The Trinity: God the Father (5-8).
  • Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
  • Daily Routine: Spelling Lists and activities will be accessible in upcoming weeks. Grades 5-8 work on Word Study Contracts using Words Their Way.
  • Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read A Day at Greenhill Farm (1-2), The Courage of Sarah Noble (3-4), Amos Fortune (5-6) and Unlikeliest Hero (7-8). We will extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
  • Writing: Grades 5-8 are reading personal narrative mentor texts and free writing on similar topics as well as topics of student choice.
  • Social Studies: United States' geography
  • Science: Building blocks of life: cells and their functions.

Upcoming Events

YMCA Swim

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 12:30-2:30pm

9845 Campus Drive

Cadillac, MI

We are planning to have our first swim afternoon at the YMCA on September 15, 2015. We welcome all chaperones, and need several in order to supervise this trip! Come and spend the afternoon in the pool with your family and friends! Swimming for non-members is $4.


If you were not here last year, you will need to fill out the Y's waiver form. This will come home in Communicators this week with permission slips; it must be turned in for your child to attend.


YMCA Pool Rules

Nursing Home Visitation

Friday, Sep. 18th, 12:45pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

Lake City, Manton

Saturday, Sep. 26th, 9:30am

120 Russell Road

Lake City, MI

Students will be serving through music, scripture and prayer for the Divine Worship Service at both Lake City and Manton churches. Please bring a dish to pass for the fellowship meal afterwards.

Ziibwing Center Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 8:30am-2:30pm

6650 East Broadway Road

Mount Pleasant, MI

We're beginning our year with studies of Early American History, and what a great place to visit in order to enhance our knowledge of First Nation people! Our visit includes a guided tour, culture kit, lunch, and a tribal dance. Cost is $2.00 per student.

LIFT (Lifestyle Improvement for T(w)eens)

Sunday, Oct. 4th, 12pm to Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 3:30pm

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

This year's theme is "Standing TALL in a World of GIANTS" with Pastor Rodlie Ortiz. Breakouts themes to choose from include Spiritual (Bible study, relationships, forgiveness, overcoming fear, witnessing); Social (art, service, music, internet safety); and Physical (team building, kitchen creations, habits, environmental restoration, wilderness survival). Registration ends September 11; in class, students will be asked to pick their top three choices for Breakouts in each category and will be assigned to one of those when we arrive at Camp Au Sable. Grades 7-8 only. Homeschoolers welcome!

Iowa Assessments (Grades 3-8)

Monday, Oct. 12th, 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 16th, 3:30pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI


Dear Parents:


In the next few weeks, your child will be taking the Iowa Assessments®. Information about your child’s academic achievement is needed to help them excel and succeed. The Iowa Assessments make this possible by providing detailed information about your child in a variety of important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.


  • The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on the state curriculum as described in the Iowa Core.

  • The Iowa Assessments measure student growth and progress from year to year.

  • The Iowa Assessments help teachers identify a student’s strengths and identify areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments produce information that enable sound decision making and provide a focus for teachers to evaluate their instruction.

  • The Iowa Assessments provide information about your child’s performance relative to the school, the state of Iowa, and the nation.

    Using the results of the assessment, we encourage you to work together with your child’s teacher to identify and address educational needs. The results will help prepare your child for the next step on their educational path.


    Source: http://itp.education.uiowa.edu/ia/documents/Message_Parents.pdf

Outdoor School

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 11am to Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3:30pm

2590 Camp Au Sable Road

Grayling, MI

We have scheduled our Outdoor School for the last week of October this year, and we are already looking forward to it! This year, due to camp scheduling, all students in grades 5-8 will be able to attend.


If you are a homeschool family with a child ages 10-13 (approximately), we would love for you to join us! Please contact Mrs. Graham ASAP to fill out the needed forms.

Alumni Vespers & Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 6:15-9pm

202 North Carmel Street

Cadillac, MI

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