North Star News
March 26, 2021
440 N. 10th Street Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Phone: 317-773-0482 Fax: 317-776-6274
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Happy springtime to everyone!
Isn’t it great to have the warm weather and the signs of spring all around us! It’s also a time students and staff look forward to a “brain break”, as everyone has been working hard and needs time to refresh themselves. I hope your spring break is a time of enjoyment and relaxation.
The final weeks of school will be spent doing “smart work” to ensure your child reaches his/her end of the year goals, ILEARN testing and K-2 screening.
This is the time of the year that often becomes challenging for many of our students. Spring fever has sprung and warmer weather sometimes leads to forgetting our SHINE procedures. At North, teachers will be re-teaching SHINE expectations in all settings reminding students to always strive to do their best. If you could remind your child about recess and cafeteria behavior expectations and how to handle various situations using SHINE prior to our return, it would be greatly appreciated. Student safety is the number one priority at North and we want to ensure we are doing everything possible. Thank you for your assistance in regards to this concern.
At North we are very fortunate to have such dedicated and passionate Teachers. I want to thank each one of them for all of their “smart work” and all of the extra hours they have given to ensure their students achieve excellence. Thank you to our parents for your continued support at home which assists us in achieving our goals for your child. North is a great place to be because of you.
Finally, please make sure your child takes this time to rest up and get refreshed for our drive for the end of the year.
Upcoming Events, Announcements, and Reminders
3/8 - 3/26 Registration for Summer School (Camp Read, Think, Wonder)
3/8-4/12 Kids Heart Challenge
3/28 LAST DAY TO ORDER A YEARBOOK
3/27-4/11 Spring Break
4/8 Papa Johns fundraiser night
4/16 Spring Pictures
It's time to order your yearbook! Order it today at ybpay.lifetouch.com
Yearbook code: 9564521
YEARBOOKS CAN ONLY BE ORDERED ONLINE! WE WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY CASH OR CHECKS THIS YEAR!
Order deadline: 3/28/2021
Family Time Suggestions
- Take walks around your neighborhood together
- Go to a park together
- Ride bicycles together
- Play a game of tag together in the backyard
Designate an hour a day as “family quiet hour”
- Make it a TV free time
- Children can work on homework
- Adults can read, pay bills, or catch up on paperwork
- Spend part of the time reading together
Designate “family night” when all family members come together to . . .
- Have dinner as a family
- Play games
- Cook dinner together
- Read books
- Go for a walk or bike ride
- Watch a movie
Participate in community volunteering activities…
- Visit a nursing home as a family
- Making and donating gift baskets to the elderly
- Deliver a meal to a family in need or volunteer at a local food bank
- Clean out your closets and donate your extra clothing to a local charity
Get to know your children better…
- Ask them how their day was and get details
- Take turns sharing the most positive part of each person’s day
- Take time to just sit and listen to the things they want to share
Visit some of the great family spots in Noblesville like Potter’s Bridge, Forest Park, Dillon Park, the Noblesville Farmer’s Market, and local pumpkin patches and orchards. Family fun doesn’t have to be expensive!
News from the Nurse
PARENTS OF 5th GRADERS: Immunization requirements for 2021-2022: ALL 5th graders going to 6th grade will need: 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal), 1 Tdap (Tetanus and Pertussis). These are shots only given to this age group and/or when entering middle school. Noblesville Schools require a complete record by the first day of school. Once your child receives the immunization, return an updated copy of your child’s shot records to the school nurse.
Kids Heart Challenge
Calling all North Elementary families! We are collecting donations for the Kids Heart Challenge right now! You can sign up and donate online at www2.heart.org/goto/NorthNoblesville Any student that raises $100 or completes Finn’s Mission online will earn the Secret Heart Hero special agent KHC! Help fight heart disease and congenital heart defects with the American heart Association. All donations are due April 13th. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a hero. Remember we are only accepting Checks or online donations. No Cash this year. Have great Spring Break and keep those donations coming. --
Physical Education Teacher
Young Artists Exhibit
Camp Read, Think, Wonder (Summer School)
Camp Read Think Wonder (Summer School)
Dates: Monday, June 7- Friday, June 24 (class M-R, no class on Fridays)
Time: 8:00 to 11:00
Location: ONLINE School Setting
Curriculum: Literacy Learning through Reading/ Writing workshop, Math Instruction through Math workshop/ Balanced Math (yes, we are adding Math & I am thrilled!)
All students will be invited to participate in this learning opportunity this summer due to COVID.
The registration window is Monday, March 8- Friday, March 26.
Spring Break Travel
Report International Travel - Quarantine Required
We are encouraging staff and families to stay home to minimize the spread of COVID. However, if you are planning to travel internationally, please be aware that you are required to notify your school nurse and will need to quarantine upon your return. School nurse contacts can be found here.