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North Park Elementary February Parent Newsletter

Principal Points

Our PTO Pizza Fundraiser delivery is FRIDAY! Thank you for your support of our PTO and our school!


Missouri weather is constantly changing, please make sure your child has clothing and coats and gloves to be outside.


Mid terms will be sent home soon! Continue to work on daily math and reading at home! Remember to log your child's reading for our PTO reading and the Six Flags reading rewards. Reading each night helps your child continue to grow and succeed and we enjoy taking the journey together!


Valentine's Parties are coming up! Please make sure to follow the Healthy Snacks guidelines shared below. Thank you for your continued support of our Healthy Schools Programs!

PBS

PBS is a system for creating a safe positive learning environment in schools. It is a system that has clear behavior expectations as well as ways to teach these expectations. It acknowledges appropriate behaviors as well as correcting inappropriate behaviors through problem solving"


Source: http://pbismissouri.org/what-is-swpbs/

Library News

During the month of February, first and second students will be reading the Show Me Award nominees. These ten books are selected by Missouri school librarians. All Missouri first, second and third graders will vote on their favorite and the winner will be announced at the Missouri Association of School Librarians conference in the spring. For older children there is the Mark Twain Award (grades 4-6), The Truman Award (grades 6-8), and the Gateway Award (high school). Mr. Katcher, the North and South Park librarian, has written a book that has been nominated for that last award. Stop by your local library and check out some of these nominees!

Title I Helpful Hints


“I promise to read each day and each night. I know it’s the key to growing up right.” That’s part of the oath the National Education Association (NEA) wants all children to take this Read Across America Day, which lands on Dr. Suess’s birthday, March 2nd. Here’s how you can help make reading more fun for the whole family:


Just Do It!---Read, read, read! Visit Nea.org/grants/13154.htm for a list of the top 100 books. We encourage all families to read for a minimum of 15 minutes per night.


Watch---See the movie after reading the book. Talk about the differences with your child: Were any parts missing? Do the characters look like what she imagined? Did she prefer the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs movie or the book by Judi Barrett?


Make---Cut out a 6 by 2-inch piece of paper and let your child decorate it with stickers, paint, and markers. For every book she reads, punch a hole in it. See how long it takes until the bookmark falls apart from so many punches!


Surf---Visit Starfall.com and the website for the reading show Between the Lions (Pbskids.org/lions) for fun alphabet and phonics games.


Adapted from Patty Onderko in Parenting Magazine March 2010

Upcoming important dates

1/31 Awards 3:00

2/2 PTO Pizza Fundraiser Pickup 4-5:50om

2/5 PTO Meeting 5:30
2/5-9 School Counselor Week - see below for dress up days.

2/9 Progress Reports go Home

2/13 BOE Meeting 5:30 at CO

2/14 Valentine's Day

2/27 Awards Assembly

2/28 Early Out - Professional Development in afternoon

3/5 PTO Meeting 5:30

3/13 BOE Meeting 5:30

3/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7 pm

3/15 Early Out - Parent Teacher Conferences 2 -8 pm

3/16 NO SCHOOL

3/26-30 NO School - Spring Break

Spartan Alerts

Please sign up for Spartan Alerts to get texts and information about our school. Through this system text messages are sent directly to your phone, wireless PDA or pager!

Including:

Emergency Information

School Closings

Early Dismissal Times

School Event Reminders

Bus times running behind


Please check out our school website www.moberlyk12.mo.us to sign up! It is located under Parent Tab!

Valet

Please make sure we can put your child in your vehicle on the side of the car toward the sidewalk and building please, for their safety. We try to block two way traffic which loading, but occasionally someone slips through. We want all children placed in cars quickly and safely.


Please do not get out of your cars to walk students to the door while in valet line in the morning! This slows traffic down. You are welcome to walk your child to the door or into the building, but please use the parking lot south of the school to park and walk them to the school. Thank you!

Healthy Snacks

Please use the links below when providing treats for classrooms!

PTO


PIZZA PICK UP 4:00-5:30 ON FRIDAY!

YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE TO COME PICK UP YOUR CHILD'S ORDER, AS WE HAVE NO PLACE TO STORE IT. THANK YOU!

Jumpstart Tutoring

Free Tutoring!

Ms. Silva and the Jumpstart program are available at Allendale Manor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 to help your child with homework and practice learning objectives. She does a great job of partnering with our school to help children.

Contact Information

cindybeltz@moberlyspartans.org

North Park Elementary 1-660-269-2630

909 Porter, Moberly MO 65270


https://www.facebook.com/NPelementary/

Amazon

When you shop at Amazon you can earn .5% back on all purchases to be donated to the Moberly Public School Foundation. To participate just log on to smile.amazon.com - then log in as yourself (or create a log in if you don’t already have one.) It will ask who you would like to send your donation to and you can search for Moberly Public School Foundation, and then shop away. All proceeds will go back into our schools. Through fundraisers like this, we are able to increase the number of mini grants and super grants. There is no additional cost for you and we earn money for our district on items you were going to purchase through Amazon anyway…it is a win/win!!

Inclement Weather Information

When considering school cancellations, the safety of all students in the district is the first consideration. School district personnel drive bus routes to check local conditions firsthand. District personnel then hold conversations with the bus transportation company to gain their perspective. Again, safety is always our top priority. We also consider whether conditions will be changing throughout the day.


In the event of a school cancellation, notice will be provided as soon as a decision is made. Local radio and television stations will be notified, and a notice will be posted on the school district’s web page, Facebook, and Twitter (@MoberlyDistrict). Notification will be sent via TextCaster Spartan Alerts as well.


Early Dismissal: An early dismissal will be used when conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day. This option will be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. If early dismissal becomes necessary, the district will announce and post dismissal times. The standard early dismissal schedule will be used when possible.


Late Start: A late start option will also be used sparingly and in cases in which conditions are expected to improve fairly quickly in the morning. If late start is utilized, the district will announce the length of the delay. For example, if there will be a 2 hour late start, you would add 2 hours to the typical school start time. In the example of a 2 hour late start, if your child has a 7:30 bus stop time, the new bus stop time would be 9:30. The standard late start schedule will be used when possible.

Counselor's Corner

North Park is implementing a School Wide Mindfulness Session each day to give staff and students a time to relax and focus. This will give all students a few minutes to prepare to learn at a high level of focus. Staff is being trained early this month and we will begin implementing it with students toward the end of the month.


Below is a video so that you can see what mindfulness is all about!


https://youtu.be/hCrkJML61a0

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SIX FLAGS - READ TO SUCCEED

ALL READ TO SUCCEED LOGS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 19TH!

Nurse Guese's News


Use the link below to help with Flu information and free resources!


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf

School Counselor's Week Activities

Let’s Celebrate National

School Counseling Week!


National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated across the United States from February 5th–9th. This week will focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve social, emotional and academic success.


Mrs. Heimann is so THANKFUL to be the school counselor at North Park and wants to celebrate with everyone next week!



  • Monday- “Counselors inspire you to become leaders!”

- Dress like your principal.

  • Tuesday- “Counselors can help you with your future goals!”

- Wear your favorite college colors or logos!

  • Wednesday- “Counselors help you when things seem out of control!”

-Crazy hair day

  • Thursday- “Counselors have your back! Don’t sweat it!”

-Relax and Wear Your Sweats!

  • Friday-“Counselors help you KICK your problems away!”

-Wear your favorite boots!