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INSPIRE, ENGAGE, EMPOWER!
GROWING GREATNESS through teaching student's to "Be Safe"
This month's vocabulary word is "Safe". Students will learn how to be safe in all aspects of life.
Here are some thoughts/ideas from the IDOE to help keep your children safe:
Keep your child(ren) safe by:
- Know your children’s daily activities and habits.
- Listen to what they like and what they don’t like.
- Encourage open communication.
- Let your children know they can talk to you about any situation.
- Reassure your children that their safety is your #1concern.
- Set boundaries about places they may go, people they may see, and things they may do.
- Reinforce the importance of the “buddy system.”
- It’s OK to say NO – tell your children to trust their instincts.
- Know where your children are at all times.
- Your children should check in with you if there is a change in plans.
- Rehearse safety skills so that they become second nature.
Be sure your child(ren) know the following:
- Their full name, home phone number and how to use the telephone. Post your contact information where your children will see it: office phone number, cell phone, pager, etc.
- Children should have a trusted adult to call if they’re scared or have an emergency.
- Make a list with your children of their neighborhood boundaries, choosing significant landmarks.
- Tell your children that if they are approached by an adult, they should stay alert because this may be a “trick.”
We will continue to practice and discuss school safety here at North Side.
Yours in education,
Monday, October 2nd - Friday, October 6th - FALL BREAK
Monday, October 9th - School resumes, late start
Monday, October 9th-13th - Bully Prevention Week
Wednesday, October 11th - State of the Corporation Address @ Technology and Transportation Building
Thursday, October 12th - Fundraiser is due!
Friday, October 13th - Kindergarten field trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Friday, October 13th - 5th grade field trip to Camp Potawatomi
Tuesday, October 17th - PTO Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18th - Board Meeting @ CO, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19th - Picture Retake Day
Friday, October 20th - Flu Shot Clinic
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20TH - SCHOOL CARNIVAL, 6-8 P.M.
Monday, October 23rd - Friday, October 27th - Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 27th - 1:30 p.m. - Zoomobile to visit SFS
Front Office Guidance from Mrs. Hilterbrand and Miss Myers:
*If you have not turned in your two Proofs of Residency yet, please send them into school or stop by the office for us to make copies. This is a state mandate to assure that you live in Indiana. October 20th is the due date for these!
*Please make sure to call our office BEFORE 2:00 p.m. if you need to change your child's transportation on the way home for that day. This allows us time to share this information with both the teacher and your child before dismissal begins at 2:40 p.m. Your child's safety and making it home is our priority.
*We are accumulating a large lost and found collection already this school year. If you could put your child's name on tags of sweatshirts, hats, lunch bags, water bottles, and more; it will allow us to return these items to their rightful owner.
Student Learning with Miss T
What is the importance of iReady personalized instruction (commonly referred to students as ‘my path’)? Why should students have two passed lessons and 45 minutes completed each week on both their reading and math path?
iReady personalized instruction is considered important for several reasons, as it aims to enhance the educational experience for students. Here are some key reasons why personalized instruction through iReady is important:
Tailored Learning Paths: Personalized instruction uses data-driven insights to create customized learning paths for individual students. This means that students can progress at their own pace, focusing on the specific skills and concepts they need to master. This tailoring helps students avoid boredom from material they've already mastered or frustration from material that's too advanced.
Targeted Remediation: iReady can identify areas where students are struggling and provide targeted remediation. This helps address learning gaps and ensures that students receive the support they need to catch up in specific subjects or topics.
Differentiated Instruction: Not all students learn in the same way or at the same rate. Personalized instruction can adapt to different learning styles and abilities, making it more likely that each student will succeed.
Increased Engagement: When students are engaged in their learning, they are more likely to be motivated and attentive. Personalized instruction often incorporates interactive elements, adaptive assessments, and gamified features that make learning more engaging and enjoyable.
Progress Monitoring: iReady continuously tracks students' progress, providing real-time data to teachers and parents. This data can be used to make informed decisions about instruction and interventions, ensuring that students stay on track.
Individualized Feedback: Personalized instruction can provide immediate feedback to students, helping them understand their strengths and weaknesses. This feedback allows students to take ownership of their learning and make improvements.
Time Efficiency: With personalized instruction, students can progress through material more efficiently because they are not held back by the pace of the whole class. Similarly, students who need more time to grasp concepts can work at a pace that suits them.
Teacher Support: While personalized instruction can be delivered digitally, it often works in tandem with classroom teaching. Teachers can use the data provided by these platforms to make informed decisions about their instruction and provide targeted support to individual students.
Meeting Diverse Needs: In classrooms with diverse student populations, personalized instruction can help address the varying needs and abilities of students. .
**iReady personalized instruction is important because it helps address the individual learning needs of students, enhances engagement, provides valuable data for educators, and ultimately supports better educational outcomes. It recognizes that every student is unique and strives to tailor the learning experience accordingly.
In Tune with Attendance and Safety with Mr. Perlich:
Attendance has been good so far and we hope to see that continue as we get into the colder season. Please remember to get any doctor’s notes turned in when possible. Per our East Noble Attendance Policy, letters are sent out on 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day absences. Letters will come with a handwritten note from Mr. Perlich. Communication is the best way for all of us to be on the same page with the expectations. I also want to encourage you to get your students to school on time as well. When a student misses even the first 5 minutes, they are missing out on the start of the day and may make them feel behind.
The month of September saw us participate in a fire drill and bus evacuation. We practice drills to make sure all staff and students are prepared in case we are ever faced with an emergency. The month of October is a busy month for safety. We will see your students practice a fire drill, lockdown, earthquake and any others that may come up. We take safety seriously and want to make sure your children feel safe while at North Side. If you should ever have questions, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.
The Nurse's Nook:
- The annual Flu vaccination clinic will be held on October 20th. Every fall the Noble County Health Department comes to all ENSC schools and provides flu vaccinations. Again, children WILL NEVER receive any vaccine without parental consent. Permission forms must be returned before that day for vaccines to be given.
- Please send a change of clothes in your child’s backpack for those occasional accidents or spills. I will do my best to provide your child with a change of clothes, but if I do not have the appropriate size, I will have to call home and ask for a change of clothes.
- Letters have gone out for those children who are not up to date on immunizations. If you have received one of these letters, please make sure you are working towards immunization compliance and contact me with any questions.
- Your child must be fever-free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school. The same applies to vomiting and diarrhea.
We are excited to present to you our Fall Carnival on October 20th from 6pm-8pm! See our flyer for more fun details! We would love to have you join our team for this event to help make it successful and a sweet memory for your child/ren. Can’t volunteer? Send your kiddo in with 2liters of any kind of pop for our Pop Ring Toss carnival game! Your help and participation is going to make this carnival a great success this year!
Please reach out to our PTO email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or to learn how you can serve for this event.