Wildcat Gazette

North Side Elementary School

"Maximize the potential in all people every day"

January 31, 2014

Volume 5, Issue 6

Upcoming February Dates:

Jan. 31st - TinCaps Reading Program Begins

Feb. 3rd-7th - Book Fair

Feb. 7th - PTO Carnival 6:00-8:00pm

Feb. 11th - Progress Reports Issued & PTO Meeting 5:30 in library

Feb. 13th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Feb. 17th - School in session (Make-Up Day) & 10 Day Countdown Begins

Feb. 20th - NEHS Induction Ceremony 6:00pm

Feb. 21st - Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm

Feb. 28th - Read Across America Day & Last day of TinCaps Reading Program

10 Day Countdown

The 10 day countdown to ISTEP will run from February 17th to February 28th. During this time, we will be gearing up for the first round of ISTEP testing for students in grades 3 through 6. We will be tracking student attendance during this time and for every day your child is present, they will be entered into a drawing to receive special prizes. ISTEP is a crucial time for your children to show off all of the knowledge and skills they have gained this year. We highly recommend not scheduling appointments for your child during this time that results in he/she missing school.

TinCaps Reading Program

On Friday, January 31st, North Side was visited by mascot Johnny from the Fort Wayne TinCaps to launch the TinCaps Reading Program! The program is set to start on Friday, January 31st and end on Friday, February 28th. This program rewards students for meeting their assigned reading goals. Below are the reading goals for each grade level:


Kindergarten - 15 books

1st Grade - 20 books

2nd Grade - 5 hours

3rd and 4th Grade - 6 hours

5th and 6th Grade - 8 hours


Students who “Hit a Home Run” by successfully completing the entire program will earn a FREE TinCaps ticket, a free hot dog/chips/soft drink voucher, and a reward when they attend the game. North Side will be represented at the Sunday, May 25th game at Parkview Field.


All students are encouraged to participate!

Kindergarten Round-Up

It's not too early to start thinking about the next school year! If you or someone you know has a child who will be 5 by August 1, 2014 in the North Side community, the office is collecting names in preparation for next year. Please contact Ann Robbins at 260-347-1354.

Students of the Month

The Book Fair is Back!

Click the link below for a preview of books available for purchase during the book fair.

The next Hungry Howie's Night is February 5th!

North Side Carnival Coming Soon!

Next Month's PTO Meeting

February 11th at 5:30pm in the Library

Snow Make-Up Day

Due to the snow day on January 9th, February 17th will be used as a snow make-up day.

National Elementary Honor Society Induction Ceremony

4th-6th grade students who have completed the application and are accepted into this program will be notified at least a week in advance.

Family Movie Night is Back!

On Friday, February 21st from 6:00-8:00pm, North Side will be hosting it's second annual Family Movie Night! The movie we will be showing this year is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and will be FREE of charge for all North Side families. There will be popcorn and other concessions available for purchase when you arrive. Remember to bring your own comfy seating!


Click the video below to see the trailer for the movie.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Official Trailer (HD)

Read Across America Day