North Side Family Flyer

September 2019


Going beyond the classroom...

Wow, September is here! This is my favorite time of year. The weather starts to change and the leaves become so colorful and beautiful. Such a calming landscape! Football is starting and I sure do love NFL! Most importantly, students at North Side are now in the full swing of things following school expectations and procedures and are deep into their learning. Beginning of the year benchmarks are completed and teachers have valuable information to guide individualized instruction.

The question is, how can you help your child beyond the classroom?

Stress the importance of learning! Ask about homework and take time to check it over. You can volunteer in the classroom to assist with learning or join the PTO and help plan fun events. Check Seesaw and Canvas to see your child's work and look on Power School routinely to see completed/missing work and your child's current grades. Don't hesitate to e-mail the teacher's with questions as well.



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 to get your children to school on time each day and make sure they are in school unless they are ill. Be sure to call the office before 8:30 a.m. if they are not making it into school. You can leave a message on our voicemail.


North Side has held our first fire drill and lockdown. We are so proud of our student body for following procedures and taking the drills seriously. Way to go kids!!!!

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K-5 students first art project of the year! Great job!!!!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:

During the week of September 23rd - 27th, North Side Elementary will celebrate College GO Week. In September, the counseling lesson will focus on college and career exploration. We will dive into a variety of different careers and trades as well as and the various colleges that Indiana has to offer. I’m excited to discuss this topic with your student!

North Side's FAMILY READING Night

Thursday, Sep. 19th, 6-7pm

302 Harding Street

Kendallville, IN

Families - Come join the North Side staff for fun activities with reading. Our theme is "heroes in the Night" so come ready to be a super hero!!! We hope to see you there!

Nurses Corner:

Flu shot clinic forms will be coming home following Labor Day weekend. Please complete and return these forms if you wish to have your child receive their flu shot at school, free of charge!

Sometimes children have accidents in their pants, sometimes they spill their milk or fall in a puddle. We have been seeing an increase in children needing a change of clothes at school. Parents of preschool through 2nd grade, please send a change of clothes for your child to keep at school in case of an accident. THANK YOU!!

Reminding you of the Arrival and Dismissal Procedures For Student Safety:

For student safety, please:

1. Drop off by car in morning at door 3

2. Pick up by car in afternoon at door 3

3. Bus drop off and pick up is at door 1, students should not walk between busses to go in or out of door 1

4. Please have your car tag visible when picking up students in car line. If you need a car

tag, please visit our front office.

5. PLEASE DO NOT walk between busses to pick up a student or drop a student off at school.

6. ALL end of day changes for students way home, must be called in to the front office by 1:30 p.m. If called in later, we can not guarantee the change will be made. Again, this deadline is for the safety of your child(ren)!

7. All walkers will be dismissed after the busses leave the school and ALL students will exit out the front door, Door 1, to head towards the crossing guard or to our staff who will cross students in front of the car line exit.

September PTO Events:

Join us for our first PTO Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m.

Popsicles will be for sale at lunchtime on Wednesday, September 11th

NS Merchandise Sale (will be able to purchases online) – Coming in late October!!!!

Fall Book Fair – September 16th - 20th

We are looking for volunteers to help with the book fair.Please contact Holly Singleton at (260) 385-5022 or if you are interested.


BoxTops 4 Education has launched a new app that will eventually eliminate clipping and sending Box Tops into school. Download the app today to help us continue earning money for our school, but don't stop clipping just yet! Please continue to clip and save those Box Tops as you get them. We will have a classroom contest coming in October. Thank you parents and families for your support with this program!

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From the Cafeteria:

Food Service would like to remind all students that outerwear, such as coats, hooded sweatshirts, hats, scarves and gloves are not to be worn or tied around their waist when coming through the serving line. Also, they cannot have scrunchies and/or hair ties around their wrists when coming through the line. Outside food or drinks are not allowed in the line as well. This includes, water bottles, thermos bottles, chips, cookies and candy.

Students that are free, reduced or full pay must have money in their account if they pack their lunch and need a milk. Milk costs 50 cents. The students are more than welcome to take a milk from the share table. The share table is where students can place their unopened milk, juice, fruit and food that they choose not to eat. Students can help themselves to what is available at the share table.

Students who go through the lunch line, must choose 3 items for their lunch tray. One of those items MUST be a serving, which is 1/2 cup of a fruit or a vegetable.

Students may charge two times when their account is out of money. If students still have a negative balance after those 2 charges, they will be offered a cheese sandwich, a fruit, a vegetable and a milk until there is money in their account.

Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. every morning except for Monday morning, which is at 8:10 a.m. After the first morning bell rings, students will be given a Grab-n-Go breakfast, which consists of a juice, goldfish and cereal to take to the classrooms so they are not tardy. If students want a choice for breakfast, they need to arrive before the first bell.

Cookies will not be sold on Fridays until sometime in September. I believe the price will be 60 cents this year with a purchase limit of 2 cookies.

Food Service is looking forward to a great year with your students.

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Upcoming North Side Events:

September 2nd - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 3rd-6th - 3rd grade swimming for Davis and Redenius

September 16th-20th - 3rd grade swimming for Short

September 11th - Board Meeting @ ENCO, 6 p.m.

September 16th - Progress Reports given to students

September 19th - Family Reading Night, 6-7 p.m.

September 23rd - October 15th - Fall Fundraiser

September 24th - "Omegaman Bully Program", 9 a.m. - Students dress as a super hero

September 25th - Picture Re-Take Day

September 25th - Vision Screening for grades K, 3, and 5

September 27th - Scheduled student e-learning day