March 8, 2019
Important Dates for Thoroughbreds
March 11: Reading Log #3 Due
March 15: STLP Practice
March 18-22: Spring Book Fair* (Recently Moved)
March 19: Family Night at the Book Fair 5-8 PM
March 19: My First Book Club 6-7 PM
March 20: Early Release 12:45 PM
March 22: Report Cards fo Home
March 22: Spring Picture Orders Due
March 25: 5th Grade Field Trip BizTown - Lexington
March 26: District Technology Showcase 6-7 PM at Northside
March 26-27: Big Smiles at Northside (Dental Program)
April 1-5: Spring Break
April 10: 2nd/5th WEEF Performace UK AcoUstiKats Woodford Theatre 9/10:30 AM
April 11-12: Kindergarten Registration
April 12: Unbirthday Celebration
April 16: 2nd/3rd grade Spring Music program "The Day the Crayons Quit" 6 PM
April 17: Early Release 12:45 PM
April 18: State STLP Competition at Rupp Arena
April 18-19: 5th Grade Carter Caves Field Trip
April 23: Kindergarten Field Trip. Stockyards, Children's Theatre, Masterson Station Park
April 23: 4th Grade Field Trip Salato
April 24: 5th Tour of WCMS 8:15-10:45
April 26: Midterm Grades Go Home
May 16-17: Annie Jr. 6 PM
May 16: 40 Book Challenge Gattitown Field Trip
May 17: 5th Grade Field Trip to Falling Springs
May 23: New Last Day of School (As of Jan.31)
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Dear Parents and Families,
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school March 18-22 and special Family Night (5-8 PM) and Literacy Events (6-7:30 PM) are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th.
Our Book Fair theme for spring 2019 is Dino-Mite Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp and Read.
A prehistoric land full of irresistible new books kids can’t wait to track down. We’d like your help to make this Book Fair experience for our students a stomping, chomping, reading good time!
Please email me if you can help during one of the following times. Volunteers receive a free $5 book for helping.
Friday, March 15: Setup for Fair
M-F: Before School Shopping\
M-Th If you can help anytime during 11 AM -3 PM, please let me know!
Tuesday Night: Teacher Help
Friday: Closing the Fair 10 AM
Library Media Specialist
Art to Remember
New Last Day
The Woodford County Public Schools will be holding kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year on the dates listed below:
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Kindergarten registration will be held at Huntertown, Northside, Simmons and Southside elementary schools. Any parent unable to register their child on the dates above should contact their school for an individual appointment.
Any child who is five (5) years of age on or before August 1, 2019 is eligible to enroll in public school kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Any child who attended a private kindergarten during the 2018-2019 school year is eligible to enroll in the primary program provided he/she is six (6) years of age on or before August 1, 2019.
Please bring the documents listed below to begin the registration process:
-Proof of Residence (gas, water, or electric bill, deed, lease or property tax bill), Documentation should include residence address, no P.O. Box
-Certified Birth Certificate or other valid verification (not the hospital certificate)
-Valid Kentucky Immunization Certificate (by August 8, 2019)
-Guardianship or custody papers (if applicable)
-School Physical Examination form (completed within 30 days of enrollment)
-Vision Screening (by a licensed Optometrist, completed by January 1, 2020)
-Child’s Social Security card (optional)
-Evidence of a dental screening or examination (submitted by January 1, 2020)
Registration for kindergarten will help in planning for your child’s entry into the Woodford County Public Schools. If you have any questions or need information, please contact your child’s school for assistance.
We are pleased to announce that Woodford County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction” (NTI) days during the 2018-2019 school year. This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place, when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by KDE (Kentucky Department of Education) will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.
WHAT IS NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION? A non-traditional instructional day is a district declared day when learning and instruction will continue, yet students will not report to school. Learning will take place utilizing technology or conventional paper packets focusing on skills enhancement, remediation and enrichment. All materials will be provided by your child’s teacher(s) and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher(s) upon their return to school. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be an NTI Day. The message from Mr. Hawkins will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.
HOW WILL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS BE PROVIDED? Students with internet access will be able to complete work at home or another location, using educational programs that are familiar to your child. If your child does not have internet access, a paper copy of assignments will be provided in advance of an NTI day. Other information regarding assignments can be found on teacher websites, newsletters and e-communications.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON AN NTI DAY? 1. When the decision is made to have an NTI Day, a “One Call Now” message will be sent out by Mr. Hawkins notifying families. 2. Teachers will be available to answer questions and help students between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. 3. Teachers will be available via email and will respond to both student and parent questions during the above hours. If email is not a possibility, please contact your child’s school to set up a means of communication. 4. Completed work needs to be returned to school the first day back from NTI day. We are excited about this opportunity to provide learning when conditions in the past would have prevented learning from taking place. Thank you for your continued support.
Scott Hawkins, Superintendent
Birthday Food Items
Birthday Food Items
Northside Parents and Guardians,
With a number of allergies and other health concerns in our school, it is very important that we are aware of food items being brought in for birthday treats. Please follow the guidelines below if you plan to send in a food item for a birthday:
Food items must be store bought and labeled to ensure ingredients and nutrition information are listed.
Call the front office at least 24 hours in advance so any necessary arrangements can be made. The office staff will log the food item on our calendar.
If our office is not notified, the item will be held until the next day to allow arrangements to be made. If the item brought in is not store bought and labeled, the item will be sent back home.
*Teachers will coordinate food items for classroom parties following these guidelines.
Please understand that these procedures are in place to ensure the health and well-being of our students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy.
New Parent Background Check Requirement for Field Trips!
Parents, if you or any family members (i.e. grandparents, siblings, etc.) plan to chaperone any field trips this year, it is very important that you visit your school's office or our central office for submission of a Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) background check. This differs from the administrative office of the courts (AOC) criminal background check in that it would show any substantiated child abuse or neglect found by the Department of Community Based Services that wouldn't necessarily show up on a criminal background check. Unlike the AOC check in which results can often be obtained the same day, the CAN checks do take much longer which is why we want to encourage you to get your CAN check as soon as possible if being a field trip chaperone is a possibility for you this year. To complete the CAN check process, please bring one of the following: your driver's license, social security card, birth certificate or ID card. If you have any questions, please contact your school's office or email Garet Wells at email@example.com. Thank you.