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NO SCHOOL - November 11, 13, 26, 27

North Albany 20/21 Student Directory

The sign up window is closed, but if families want to update the directory or be added, please email northalbanyvolunteer@gmail.com For families that signed up to learn more about our NAE Grade Liaison, we will be reaching out to you this week.

Read-a-thon Fundraiser! Nov. 2 - Dec. 1


NAE Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon:


With some of our favorite school traditions like School Carnival and Jog-A-Thon on hold till the spring, NAE PTP is excited to share our Fall In Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon for the month of November. For 4 weeks, students will be asked to read a little bit everyday with a goal for total minutes read during the month. We encourage students to share this reading challenge with their family and friends to help us fundraise for our school and community.


Dear North Albany Families,


North Albany Elementary PTP is excited to bring a fun, new school event to students and their families! The “Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-A-Thon” will run through the month of November and challenge students to read a little bit every day while also raising money to support our school and our community.


We invite our North Albany families to help their children track their daily reading using the Read for My School’s digital platform. We would also love if you would share your child’s progress toward their monthly reading goal and our fundraising drive with friends and family. Students will have opportunities to earn rewards along the way as well as prizes for top readers and top reading classrooms.


Here are some of our reading and fundraising goals for this fundraiser:


  • A school reading goal to reach 50,000 minutes read!
  • A school fundraising goal of $3,000 to help add books to NAE’s library and support future classroom needs as well as lend a hand with relief efforts for a local elementary school that is in need after the recent wildfires.


Information about our fundraiser on Read for My School:

Fundraiser name: Fall in Love with a Good Book Read-a-Thon

Fundraiser invite code: 83564


How to get started: To register your student, please scan the QR Code shown here using your mobile camera phone or click here to register on your preferred web browser.


You can also download and register on Read for My School apps on Apple App and Google Play stores.


Please use the invite code above to register on our mobile apps.


Once you’ve completed your child’s reader profile you are ready to start reading and fundraising for NAE! NAE PTP is extremely excited to share this event and we look forward to working with you to support our community’s commitment to growing our students’ love of reading and giving back to our school!


Sincerely,

North Albany Elementary PTP

northalbanyvolunteer@gmail.com

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Our NAE Online Book Fair is coming Nov. 9-22

Not even virtual school can keep us from having a book fair! We know how much all families love this event. Make sure you start making your lists of purchases you want to make.


Proceeds from the book fair help to fund new books for the library and Scholastic News Magazine.


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/northalbanyelemschool2

What to do during virtual school if your child becomes ill?

Some of you have already received a phone call when the NAE office was told your child is sick. Here is the reason for that phone call:


  • The community, that Greater Albany Public Schools is part of, has recently seen an increase in Covid cases and we are trying to help lower those numbers so that we can get our kids back into the building as soon as possible.
  • GAPS is a large part of this community and can have an influence to help with this increase.
  • When your child is sick, make sure you let their teacher know or contact the school office at 541-967-4588 or email to patty.nordyke@albany.k12.or.us
  • Once this information comes into the office you will be contacted to ask you a list of questions about your child's illness, such as when it started, what the symptoms are, have you contacted your doctor, will your child be tested for Covid/Influenza, etc.
  • These answers go nowhere other than to our district nurse to keep an eye on, as a community, to make sure there are no breakouts that have not been reported. Yes, there have been some breakouts in GAPS already.

We are doing everything we can to get these numbers down so our kids and staff can come back to the buildings for in person learning! We realize this sometimes feels invasive, but that is not the intent. Thank you very much for your help.


ANYTIME YOUR CHILD WILL MISS SCHOOL (INCLUDING HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES), PLEASE LET THEIR TEACHER AND/OR THE OFFICE KNOW. WE HAVE TO HAVE A REASON, AS WELL, TO CODE IT CORRECTLY IN ATTENDANCE. OFFICE IS 541-967-4588 OR PATTY.NORDYKE@ALBANY.K12.OR.US

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NAE PTP Bottle Drop Fund Raiser Continues...

Thank you NAES community! You have already raised $300 by turning in your bottles and cans! Bottle Drop bags are now available for pick up at the school, any day, any time. They are located outside of the front office. We also have some GREAT news. Any bags turned in from November 15th-December 1st will earn 20% more for our school! All you need to do is fill the blue bags, and drop them at a Bottle Drop location between November 15th and December 1st. Thank you for all your support!

Join the NAE PTP Virtual Meeting on Nov. 12th!

Topic: NAE PTP/PTA Meeting
Time: Nov 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 835 1851 6241
Passcode: NAE PTP
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Virtual Mileage Club

North Albany Elementary School Mileage Club is about to begin! This is a virtual program where students kindergarten through fifth grade are given the opportunity run/walk laps around his or her neighborhood. The club is for those who want to get the wiggles out, improve their fitness, or who just love to run, jog or walk. Students may set goals and track their progress in order to earn rewards! I know I am looking forward to running outside again.


Logistics:

Parents, you will need to download the Mileage Calendar (2nd page below). Using that calendar, please keep track of how many miles your child has run. You may email me a picture of the calendar when your child has reached the landmarks designated. I will then put your child’s first name & last initial on our Mileage Club Track. The reward earned will be placed in an envelope and given to your child’s teacher. You may pick this up during your child’s supplies pick-up at school. Times will be determined by your child’s teacher. You will find the Mileage Club Track linked to your child’s Clever page.


I look forward to track your running progress!


(Challenge….beat Ms. Stanfield’s progress. I run 2 miles every other day. Can you keep up???? )


danae.stanfield@albany.k12.or.us

Teacher Appreciation

Throughout the school year, our teachers work so hard teaching and supporting our students. As a way of saying thank you for all they do, the PTP organizes a sign-up list each year for volunteers to pick a month where they can organize a small gift for the school staff. This can be done alone or with a few parents together and doesn't need to be anything fancy to be warmly received. Even the smallest of gestures is enjoyed and appreciated by our staff.


Some examples of ideas from prior years include: cute tic-tac boxes decorated like snowmen with little thank you notes, small potted flowers, a selection of popcorn or cookies, a group arranged themed lunch, just to name a few.


If you are interested in learning more or signing up during the year, please click on the link below


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4DA5A629A7FC1-naemonthly


NAE PTP is also excited to welcome Dawn Snyder as our New Teacher Appreciation Chair. Please contact her with any questions on this program at dawn.m.snyder@gmail.com

Thank You, PTP! The staff loved these wonderful cupcakes during October. You spoil us!

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You will find material pick updates, virtual forums, PTP Meetings, etc. on the NAE Calendar! Take a look.

Click here to connect your Fred Meyer Reward Card!

You grocery shop, NAE earns money for the school!