Rocket Newsletter

April 2019

Important Dates

April 4-Kinder Field Trip

April 9-4th grade writing STAAR/5th grade Math STAAR

April 10-5th grade reading STAAR

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

April 11-1st grade field trip

April 14-Fun Run

April 16- 5th grade Science Benchmark

April 17-2nd grade Egg Drop

April 18-Field Day

9-11:30 3-5

12:00-2:30 K-2

April 19-No school

April 22-26-Book Fair

April 25-Muffins with Mom(A-L)

5th grade field trip Space Center Houston

Choir Concert-7:00 pm

April 26-Muffins with Mom(M-Z)

Choir Concert-8:30 a.m.

Early Release 12:15 pm

STAAR testing

Next week, students in grades 4th and 5th grade will take STAAR tests according to the following schedule:

April 9: 4th grade Writing and 5th grade Math

April 10: 5th grade Reading

April 11-12: Make-up Tests

Our campus will be closed to all visitors and volunteers April 9-11. Please do not make plans to eat lunch with your child, as the Rocket Café will be closed. These procedures are in place to provide an optimal testing environment for all students.

Breakfast will be served, free of charge, to all students on testing days.

If your child is testing, encourage an early bedtime and make every effort to ensure arrival at school by 7:55 am. Students have four hours to complete each assessment. Please avoid scheduling appointments on testing days.

Attendance Goals

We are working as a campus to reach an end of the year attendance goal of 96.5. Each month, we calculate each grade levels attendance rate. Here is March's data compared to February. Our attendance rates decreased the past month:



1st-96.7%/96.8%-exceeded our goal

2nd- 97.5%/95.5%



5th-97.1%/96.6-exceeded our goal

Overall- 97%/95.7%

Please remember how important it is to be at school every day! It is also important to be on time. School starts at 8:10 a.m. We need our students to be at school on time.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Please consider signing up for a Watch D.O.G.S. spot in the spring semester. We had a full fall semester! Thank you so much to all the dad's who have signed up. We have loved having our dad's on campus. We have received so much positive feedback from our dad's about their day on campus. If you would have signed up for a spot this spring, please make sure you have filled out the volunteer form on the CCISD website in advance of your scheduled day. Please show up at 7:40 to check in, get your schedule and overview of the day. If you would like to sign up, please click on the link below to sign up for a date in the spring.If you enjoyed your day in the fall and want to sign up for the spring, please sign up for a date!

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Wednesday, April 10th, 5pm

18194 Gulf Freeway

Friendswood, TX

Please help support North Pointe Elementary by eating at Texas Roadhouse. NPE will receive a portion from each order.

Free Breakfast for STAAR

Field Day

Field Day is quickly approaching! It will be held on Thursday, April 18th. 3-5 will be 9:00-11:30 and K-2 will be from 12:30-2:00. Kona Ice will be at field day selling sno-cones for $2. Students will need to wear their class shirts, tennis shoes and sunscreen!

Save the Dates

PK & K online registration begins April 15, 2019.

PK & K registration window will be April 29th – May 3rd, 2019. All elementary campuses will be open from 8:30 – 11:30 each morning to assist parents with registration.

Parents of returning students and new students (applications dated April 15 – July 31) may verify online information beginning August 1, 2019.

August 15, 2019 – Class lists posted after 3:00 pm

August 16, 2019 – Meet the teacher/Lemonade Social 4:00-5:00 pm.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser-March 25-April 5

Please help support NPE with our Yankee Candle Fundraiser. We are hoping to use the proceeds from this fundraiser to purchase materials for our classrooms, Science Lab and STEM kits. All order forms and money is due Friday, April 5th. We will let you know when the pick up date will be soon. Thank you for your support!

DreamBox Learning

What is DreamBox Learning Math?

DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital math program that independent studies have found to raise student achievement and better prepare children for future success. Powered by the brilliance of each child, DreamBox combines a fun and engaging learning environment with a rigorous, standards-based, math curriculum. DreamBox promotes active learning and independent critical thinking by responding to each student’s strategies and decisions in the moment. Because DreamBox adapts lessons and recommendations based on the needs of each learner, children always have just the right level of support when and where it’s needed.

Healthy Habits for Success in Dreambox

Try every problem: Persist even when it is hard.

Finish every lesson: Persevere instead of choosing another lesson.

Utilize in-lesson support: The feedback, hints, and help are created to assist you.

Use headphones with volume on: Listen to the directions, assistance, and feedback.

Work Independently: Don’t let others do your work for you.

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