North Elementary Newsletter
Spotlight on 2nd Grade
In English Language Arts, second graders are learning about fossils and paleontologists. They have been reading many informational texts about this topic and are applying their knowledge in hands-on activities. In math, students are learning how to do two-digit addition and subtraction. They are using manipulatives, such as place value disks, as a resource. In science, we are learning about plants and what they need to survive. Second graders also learned about wants, needs, goods, and services in social studies. Learning is fun in 2nd Grade!
Service Learning Project
For North Elementary 2nd Grade’s service learning project, students made cards, crafts, and “survival kit” goody bags for our local Fruitland firefighters. We enjoyed showing our appreciation for them. Thank you to all who sent in donations for this project!
Each second grade student has a Chromebook to use throughout the learning process. We have been utilizing Seesaw to post our work in a digital journal. Zearn is a great website that helps us practice our math skills. Students are also learning basic Chromebook skills, such as keyboard shortcuts and typing.
COOKIE DOUGH FUND RAISER PICKUP DAY IS 12/02/21
Inclement Weather Plans
Additionally, the weather is getting colder. Please send your child with a coat (that has their name written on the inside tag) even if they are wearing a sweatshirt. While the weather is chilly, our students need breaks where they can get up and get active outside.
The following grade levels will have their parties at the corresponding times:
We do ask that if a student is being taken home by someone other than their parent/guardian, that a note is provided prior to the party. If the student is going home early, please include that information in the note. We do not sign out students early from school without your permission. Additionally, we would like to remind K-1 guests that others will be joining us after their party. Please be mindful that they will be looking for a parking spot so try to adhere to the time frames.
Your Donations Are Needed!
We never know when students may need a change of clothing due to an accident or unforeseeable events. Thank you for your consideration of our students' ever-changing needs!
Snack Rules for School
Notice from our Nurse
The Big Smiles mobile dental clinic visit to North is being rescheduled for later in January 2022. We will let you know the exact date once it is finalized.
Please feel free to register your child online during this time. Website for Parents to Enroll: https://www.myschooldentist.com/NEJRMO_schsrm
A BIG thank you to all of the parents for keeping your sick child/children home so we can keep school going!!
Let’s keep up the good work!
Keep your child/children home with any symptoms or exposure to Covid. Here are some of the symptoms: cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, fever (> 100.0), congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, muscle aches/pains. You may want to call your healthcare provider for further instructions!
Jackson R2 follows a 24 hour symptoms improving/resolution plan. If your child vomits, has diarrhea, or a fever= they need to have no vomiting/diarrhea/fever for 24 hours before returning to school. With a fever that means fever free for 24 hours with NO ibuprofen (ie Motrin) or acetaminophen (ie Tylenol) given during that time.
With seasonal allergies/flu/and cold season amongst us it is harder to figure out what needs to be done. We feel you!! Let’s continue to do our best! If you are keeping your child home, for example, for a new onset runny nose please keep the school nurse informed if symptoms are improving or worsening (or if more symptoms appear). Your child may not have to stay home for 24 hours if this is their typical “allergy” response. The nurse can help you figure out what day your child can return to school. When in doubt- keep your child home until you know the symptoms are resolved for 24 hours (OR at least improving with symptoms like runny nose/sore throat). *Please note: If your child would be tested for Covid (for example, they had runny nose/sore throat and the hotline approved it) and they are negative they can return to school even if they are still displaying those symptoms. If new symptoms appear or their symptoms worsen and do not improve with allergy medication then you may want to contact your healthcare provider for further instruction. Again, if vomiting/diarrhea/fever you MUST be 24 hours free regardless of a negative result.
Please let us know if there has been an exposure to Covid (positive result) in your household. Please keep all members at home until further instruction.
Please let us know if you have a family member or a close contact of the family being tested for Covid. All members (close contacts) should stay home until results are known. Remember- if a family member gets tested and ends up positive the quarantine date for close contacts STARTS the day from their last exposure to the positive family member. Separate the member getting tested as soon as you can (if you are able!).
Our holiday concerts for K/1st and 2nd/3rd-grade students are around the corner, December 14th. The kindergarten and 1st grade concert will begin promptly at 6 pm, while 2nd and 3rd grades will begin at 7 pm. These concerts will be at the High School Auditorium so please park at the Event Center. If you have any questions please email me at jlmoore@jacksonK12.mo.us.
Stay on "Track" with Physical Education
Right now the students are working on their fitness and learning different things to help them be physically fit and healthy children. We finish up the semester with some Holiday games to get excited about the holidays and get fit at the same time. Thank you and I hope you and your family have a happy Holiday season!
Cookie Dough Pickup
Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 3-5pm
10730 State Highway W
From 3:30-5:00 please come to the front doors and ring the bell.