North Pointe News

November 25, 2018

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Thankful for you!

It's my favorite time of the year! I hope everyone enjoyed some much needed time away from the fast-paced routines to spend time with family doing the things we love!

When I consider the many blessings in my life, the North Pointe community is such a big piece of my heart. The staff, students, and parents are truly an amazing group of people to work with each and every day. Thank you for allowing us to do what we love and placing our children at the center of every decision we make.

We have so many fun things planned in the coming weeks!

Kindergarten and 4th Grade BUZZ Meetings

We hope you can attend!

We are looking forward to our last 2 BUZZ meetings for parents this week! We are providing breakfast items and coffee for you! Teachers have been working hard to prepare information they feel will benefit parents as we continue our year together. We begin at 8:30 in the cafeteria on the following days.

Kindergarten's meeting will be held on 11/27.

4th grade's meeting will be held on 11/28.

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Missing anything?

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! We do not have space to store these items. Please check the shelving unit outside the cafeteria if your child is missing anything. All items not picked up before Christmas Break will be donated to Goodwill.

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Good News Club

Good News Club will run on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9 through April 10. Register online at Parents must be able to pick up their children by 4:00.

For more information about Good News Club check us out on our website or call or text Donna Rogers @ 864-367-2515. Registration will be limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

Battle of the Books: 3rd - 5th Grade Students

Do you think your child would like to participate in a competition this spring where students will read the same books, then 'battle each other' in a head to head quiz competition for prizes? Review the information below from Mrs. Hodges for more info about this exciting event!

Technology Updates

Did you know that our Kindergarten classrooms are now 1:1 with Chromebooks?

Did you know that our first and second graders received brand NEW touch screen, 2 in 1 tablet/Chromebooks last week?

As the district has expanded this initiative down to Kindergarten, we will now be allowing K-2 students to take home their devices for eLearning days ONLY when we know of the eLearning day in advance. For now, this will not be a daily take-home policy as we have in grades 3-5. K-2 teachers will plan activities in the coming months to prepare students for at-home learning, only for the days we are out for inclement weather.

More info will be coming home about this in the coming weeks.

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Internet Safety

As we embark on this 1:1 initiative at the elementary level, teaching responsible use and digital citizenship is our top priority.

Anderson District Five is federally required to provide protection and filtering for the device your student uses at school. The District also chooses to offer these same firewalls (protection) for your child's Chromebook at home or wherever they use their device.

You should notice a stricter filter placed on the You Tube application on your child's device. This means your child should NOT be able to access inappropriate lyrics and content on You Tube.

Student devices are monitored 100% of the time and should any student find info or use the device in an inappropriate manner, I am notified by email immediately and share this info with your child's teacher. We are using strict enforcement of our Chromebook Use Policy at school.

Please email me or your child's teacher with any questions or concerns you may have about this information.

I have linked the Anderson Five 1:1 Student Parent Handbook below for your reference.

Do you have photos you'd like to share for our school's yearbook?

You can email our Yearbook Coordinator, Courtney Little at the email below, to share photos you would like to be considered for our yearbook!

PTO Member Movie Night!

PTO Member Only Movie Night

PTO members are invited to register their student for the PTO Member Only Movie Night that was listed as one of the benefits for becoming a PTO member!

We hope this will give you a chance to go out to dinner, do some shopping, etc. Please see further details below.

Friday, November 30th

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

· Drop off between 6:15pm and 6:45 pm in the auditorium.

· Parents must sign in and sign out students.

· Open to North Pointe student siblings age 4 and up.

· Popcorn and a drink provided.


If you are not currently a member of PTO and want to participate, please complete all information on flyer and send in with your $10 membership dues. If you are unsure if you have joined PTO this year please email

Cup Stacking Cups for Sale!

Our PE teachers, Mrs. McGregor and Mrs. Hammett, have been working with students on a new unit called, "Cup Stacking". Students are LOVING this fun activity... So much so, that we are going to sell the sets of cups as a fundraiser for our PE fund. Please read the attached letter and let us know if you are interested in purchasing a set for your child! This would make a great Christmas gift!
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Duke TIP Scholars

Congratulations to these students for qualifying to participate in the highly selective Duke University Talent Identification Program for 4-6th grade students!

In order to qualify, students scored in the 95th percentile or higher on their most recent MAP or SCReady test. Benefits of participating include optional above-grade-level testing, enrichment activities, specialized publications, and eligibility to apply to TIP's educational programs.

We are proud of these North Pointe students!

4th Grade

Serentiy Eichman

Boyce Little

Jackson Moore

Mayra Mustre-Arellano

Hampton Twitty

Dax White

Ezra Beben

Kiloh Elliott

Ryker Erwin

Ellison Foster

Aiden Gilreath

Orion Hack

Evan Hobbs

Jabe Holtzclaw

Samuel Majsztrik

Caden Morrell

Caleb Nimmons

Nolan Rose

Ria Surabhi

Tram Trammell

5th Grade

Mia Chacon

Derek Harrison

Austin Johnson

Ashton Jones

Sophia Manteghi

Keegan Strickland

John Michael Tripp

Noah Beben

Nico Bowen

Zechariah Brownlee

Jack Chappelear

Ella Eberhart

Joshua Forrest

Peyton Gentry

Camron Gray

Joshua Keith

Madi McClean

Anna McConnell

Cole Neese

Asher Nixon

Hudson Richardson

Clark Vollrath

Luke Zion

Important Dates!

November 30
  • Spirit Day / Hat Day $1 for Relay for Life
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • PTO Movie Night (see flyer above)

December 1

  • Reindeer Run!

December 4

  • Interim Reports go home

December 7

  • PTO Board Meeting 8:15
  • School Improvement Council Meeting 9:15

December 13

  • 5th Grade PTO Performance and Art Show, 6:00

December 14

  • Spirit Day / Hat Day $1 for Relay for Life
  • Milk and Cookies with Santa, 6:00 - 8:00