North Pointe News

January 13, 2018

From Our PTO President...

Happy 2019!

I’m thrilled to welcome in the new year and would like to update all parents and staff about an exciting change to the PTO Spring fundraising activity. If you’ve been at North Pointe in the past, you should know about our Hustle for the Heart fundraiser. We have been very successful in past years raising money for playground equipment and literacy supplies through our major Hustle for the Heart campaign. Unfortunately, the time and manpower to organize and run this event have become more challenging over the years and has gotten to the point that we would not be able to put on a top-notch event for our students.

With this in mind, the PTO Board has decided to team up with an organization called StepItUp! to help us create an outstanding fitness fundraiser for our school. We will have a kick-off event in February with all the students to introduce the fundraising piece and how they can participate and win prizes. All kids who participate will receive a gift and be entered to win prizes (like an iPad!) in the days immediately after the kick-off as well as during the Day of Awesomeness on April 10th. The Day of Awesomeness is a fitness day that will include multiple inflatable obstacle courses to simulate American Ninja Warrior and Wipeout as well as a dance party and a prize wheel to spin to win amazing prizes, not to mention a cash grab booth! The more money your student raises, the more prize-winning opportunities (s)he will have.

We can’t wait to see the kids’ faces when they hear about this event and know they will be talking about the Day of Awesomeness as one of their favorite events this year. As always, our goal is to support our students and our school and we think the organization will knock it out the park this year.

I’m happy to hear from you and look forward to putting on an amazing fundraising event for North Pointe this spring.

Kati Beben, PTO President

Animal Ambassadors are Coming!

We are excited to have this fun group back at North Pointe on Friday, January 25th! This week students will be bringing home flyers with information about Animal Ambassadors. You must send back the signed permission slip to allow your child to attend. All students will have an opportunity to have their picture made with one or more of the animals. You must send in exact change or write a check to Animal Ambassadors. Details coming home this week!

Calendar Updates

We are finalizing all events for the spring semester and will send out a hard copy and an electronic copy to everyone this week!

Can you help?

Our Reading Coach, Megan Maness, has written a Donor's Choose Grant to help raise funds for our Family Literacy Night in April. Please check out the details of the grant if you are interested in making a donation. Every penny counts! Thank you!

Chorus Auditions

Dear NP Families,

Our choir auditions went really well last week. We had 33 students audition! I apologize for the short notice reminder about auditions. I sent home the choir brochure back in September that included information about Honor Choir Auditions on Wednesday, January 9. I've attached a copy of that brochure. It also includes other important information about choir.

I want to be sure that all students who wanted to participate have the opportunity to audition, so I am extending auditions to Wednesday, January 16. All students who already auditioned last week are invited to come back Wednesday as well as any other 4th or 5th grader who may want to audition. All students who are staying after school for auditions will need to go to the auditorium with car riders and wait to be dismissed to the music room. Students should be picked up in the car line.

Thank you,

Mrs. Locke

Upcoming Events!

Thursday, January 17th

  • Immigration Day for 5th Grade
  • Author's Cafe
  • Marco's Pizza Night

Friday, January 18th

  • Professional Development Day for teachers; No School for students

Monday, January 21

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Thursday, January 24th

  • Report Cards

Friday, January 25th

  • Spirit Day (Students can wear hats for $1 to benefit Relay for Life)
  • Animal Ambassadors

Thursday, January 31st

  • 100th Day of School
  • 2nd Grade Art Show, 5:00-5:45
  • 2nd Grade Performance, 6:00

Friday, February 1st

  • PTO Board Meeting, 8:15 am

Tuesday, February 5th

  • 4K Registration Day
  • Firehouse Subs Night

Friday, February 8th

  • Sweetheart Swing Dance, 6:30-8:00