North Pointe News
August 25, 2019
During the first weeks of school, students will participate in two MAP testing sessions to assess Reading and Mathematics.
When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier.
Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each test.
Students will repeat the tests two more times during the year to continually assess student progress and adapt learning as needed.
This week's testing schedule is below.
Wednesday, Aug. 28th - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade take MAP Reading
Thursday, Aug. 29th - Kindergarten, 4th and 5th Grade take MAP Reading
Friday, Aug. 30th - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade take MAP Math
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd - Kindergarten, 4th and 5th Grade take MAP Math
Below is a Parent Guide which will provide more information about how our teachers use MAP testing information.
Our Culinary Team will prepare three choices for each day. We hope you will try our amazing food during this time with your grandchild.
September 4th - 1st Grade & 2nd Grade
September 5th - 4K, 4th Grade & 5th Grade
September 6 - Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and Learning Labs
Ice Cream is sold each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Send your child with $1 to purchase ice cream during their lunch time.
Last Call for School T-shirts!
All shirt orders must be submitted by the end of the day on Wednesday this week! We will place another order later in the school year.
Shirts are $10 each and come in youth and adult sizes. If you need a 2XL or larger, shirts are $12. We accept cash and check, made to North Pointe.
A few reminders...
- Please do not unload your child from the driver's side in the mornings. This is a safety concern as parents are moving through traffic in the left lane.
- Do not come in to the school via the front, one-way driveway. Please go around the car loop.
- Do not park in the front driveway. This is for emergency vehicles only. Please park in the parking lot.
- Spirit Day - The last Friday of each month is Spirit Day. Students may wear hats for $1 to benefit Relay for Life. Students are encouraged to also wear their favorite team's gear OR their North Pointe shirts! Pelican's Snoballs are also sold on these days for $3 during your child's lunch time.
Friday, September 6
- PTO Board Meeting, 8:15 am
Tuesday, September 10
- Boy Scouts Parent meeting, 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 12
- PTO General Meeting for all parents - Movie Night for students of parents attending the meeting. 6:00-7:00
September 24 - Interim Reports go home
September 26 - Fall Pictures
September 27 - Spirit Day