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Monday Update - week of April 11-15

Week at a Glance....

Monday, April 11

Science Fair Workshop - after school

Book Fair - 2-3:30


Tuesday, April 12

Book Fair - 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

PTO Meeting - 6 p.m. Meet the new principal!


Wednesday, April 13

Book Fair - 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Academic Seminar early release 1:35

Book Fair "Working Parents Night" - 5-7 pm


Thursday, April 14

Book Fair - 7:45 am - 3:30 pm


Friday, April 15

Intel Supply Chain Activity - Underhill's class 12:00-1:30

Upcoming Events

April 11-15 - Book Fair

April 19 - DARE Graduation (4th and 5th grades)

April 21 - Kindergarten Orientation 5-6:30 pm

April 26 - "Open House" style Science Fair 2:15-6:45

April 29 - Birthday Lunch

Testing Schedule This week

SBAC testing in ELA (English Language Arts) for Mrs. Schneider's, Mrs. Ravins', Mrs. Chronister's, and Mrs. Richter's classes

Administrative Changes Announced for North Plains

Hillsboro Schools Superintendent Mike Scott announced several administrative changes for the 2016-17 school year.


Mrs Murphy will become the principal of Free Orchards Elementary School, replacing Becky Brauer who requested to return to the classroom next school year. Mrs. Murphy has experience working with Dual-Language schools and large populations of second-language learners. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.


Becky Smith, current principal of South Meadows Middle School, will become the principal of North Plains Elementary School. Ms. Smith started out as a music education specialist and has also taught math. She has experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Ms. Smith also served as the activities director at Glencoe from 1998-2003 and is looking forward to returning to the Glencoe feeder.


Ms. Smith is planning to come to our PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to come to the meeting to say hello!

Kindergarten Orientation April 21

Do you know a child who will be 5 on or before September 1st? Please encourage their family to enroll them in Kindergarten at North Plains! Kindergarten enrollment is difficult to predict, and we can best prepare for the number of students we might have if children are enrolled early. We are currently accepting enrollment for the 2016-17 school year; we invite any children who will be in Kindergarten next year to join us for our Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, April 21 from 5-6:30.

Science Fair!

Thank you to our parent group who has been supporting students as they prepare for our Science Fair. Our Science Fair will be an "open house" style; the gym will be open right after school until 6:45 for families to "drop in" to see the entries. Please enjoy the entries, but do not feel that you need to stay the whole time. Three "mystery judges" will select the top 10 projects for submission to the District "Science-O-Rama" held at Liberty High School on May 5.