North Star News
May 14, 2021
440 N. 10th Street Noblesville, Indiana 46060
Phone: 317-773-0482 Fax: 317-776-6274
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Greetings from North Elementary
Our Staff Appreciation Week was a huge success. Thank you to our PTO, parent supporters, and the generous people/companies/churches who donated to this terrific week of appreciation. We have a wonderful community and I’m thankful every day for all of you!
Spring is here and with spring comes new sports and activities and thoughts of the next grade. These can increase worry in children especially those with a heightened anxiety level. If you add all of these things into a worldwide pandemic it is no surprise to me that there is an increase in childhood anxiety in families across the nation.
Everyone has anxiety/stress at some time or another but its signs and duration are different and unique to each person. Stress is essential to growth but it needs to have an up and down pattern. Some of our children never quite release their anxiety and it becomes a way of living.
It is important as parents and educators that we advocate for our children and communicate helpfully. Share the strategies which specifically help your child to bridge that important home/school communication!
As always we progress into the last weeks of school please keep communication open with the classroom teacher, remind your student to get a good night's rest, and celebrate all that has been accomplished this year.
Mr. Lugo's Brainbuster
Congratulations to Kimber from Mrs. Bostic's class. She knew the answer to the brainbuster was Floor 9. She wins a pizza party for her whole class! Congratulations Kimber!
If 7 is transformed into 13 and 11 is changed to 21 then what does 16 become?
Upcoming Events, Announcements, and Reminders
5/5-5/21 Book Fair
5/15 Kiwanis Fun Run
5/18 Hearing tests for in-person students
5/24, 5/25, 5/26 Field Day (See News from the Gym for details)
5/31 Memorial Day - No school
6/2 Last day of school for students
Our last hearing screenings will take place for kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade students on Tuesday, May 18th here at North Elementary by our Speech-Language Pathologists. Additionally, if your child is new to North Elementary this year, they will be screened as well.
Questions? Please contact Liz Gale: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Reading Tips for Parents
Efforts should be made during the summer to help children sustain reading skills, practice reading and read for enjoyment. Reading builds visualization, thinking and language abilities. Taking the time to read with your child can help you evaluate your child's reading skills. Parents should remember that children need free time in the summer to relax and enjoy the pleasures of childhood. So, summer reading should be fun. Following are a few tips to make reading enjoyable for your children this summer.
1. Read aloud together with your child every day.
Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.
2. Set a good example!
Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Keep lots of reading material around the house. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad.
3. Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it.
This is the way to develop habits of the mind and build capacity for thought and insight.
4. Let kids choose what they want to read and don't turn your nose up at popular fiction.
It will only discourage the reading habit.
5. Buy books on tape, especially for a child with a learning disability.
Listen to them in the car or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together.
6. Take your children to the library regularly.
Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age-appropriate lists for summer reading.
7. Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, Highlights for Children, or National Geographic World.
Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines, to keep up the reading habit over the summer and develop vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read and listen to what they say.
8. Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favorite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals.
Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped. If both children have access to the Internet, email is another option.
9. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices.
Show your children how to read a map and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator.
10. Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook.
Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities such as pictures, postcards, ticket stubs and photos. Have your children write the captions and read them aloud as you look at the book together.
Adapted from Reading Rockets written by Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities
News From the Gym
This year Field Day will look a little different. Students will stay with their class and will participate in 4 games/activities. Here is the schedule. Your child will need to wear comfortable clothes to be active in. They will also need a water bottle. If we have a rain out we will make it up on Friday, May 28th, Tuesday, June 1st or Wednesday, June 2nd. Session 1 will be from 8:30-10:30 and Session 2 11:15-1:15.
Monday, May 24th Session 1- 3rd Grade - Session 2- Kdg
Tuesday, May 25th Session 1- 4th Grade - Session 2- 1st Grade
Wednesday, May 26th Session 1- 5th Grade - Session 2- 2nd Grade
Thursday, May 27th - FUN RUN
Time to return library books!
Think you have lost a book? Contant Jamie Harris at email@example.com to discuss options. Many options are available to you. Our goal is to keep our readers coming back to the library.
Need to refresh your home library? You’ll find the best new books at our Scholastic Book Fair coming soon. Shop online or students will be able to in person. Support our School! Starting May 5th-May. 21st.
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.
Medication Pick-Up: ALL medications need to be picked up in the clinic by a parent/guardian no later than Wednesday, June 2nd. Medications cannot be sent home with students per Noblesville school policy. Any medications not picked up by June 2nd will be destroyed.
Attention 5th graders going to NWMS for the 21-22 school year
School Supplies for 21-22 School Year:
If you are interested in ordering school supplies for your student, they are available to order now until June 14th. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks. The code for NWMS is NOB032. The supplies will be delivered to NWMS and put in your student’s locker prior to the first day of school.
Kiwanis Fun Run - May 15 @ 9am
Grades 4 & 5
2 Mile Run/Walk
Click here for more information
Girl Scouts of Indiana
Kindergarten Buddies (Grades K-1)
Register by May 15th
Click here for more information.
Miller Explorers Summer Camp 2021
June 7 - July 23, 2021
Registration opens on May 10th
Click here for more information
Hamilton County, in partnership with Purdue University, is studying broadband access in our area. Results from their study will help the county seek funding to improve local online connectivity. Please go here to complete the survey.
The Forest Park Aquatic Center is offering special reduced admissions for certain days this summer https://www.forestparkpool.org
Make EVERY day Crazy Sock Day - all while helping the NYAP Cares Program give $5 from every pair straight to help Noblesville families! The Noblesville Youth Assistance Program strives to build a healthy community for tomorrow by extending a helping hand to the youth of today through the coordination of services, family assistance, tutoring and mentoring. Shop here https://palssocks.rallyup.com/nyap