North Side Family Flyer

May 2022

Inspire, Engage, Empower!

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Teachers and support staff not only teach academics, but they help instill all of these important traits in your children. THIS WEEK IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK, TAKE THE TIME TO THANK THOSE STAFF MEMBERS WHO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD(REN) EACH AND EVERY DAY!!!

Outdoor Recess

Indiana temperatures continue to go up and down. Please continue to make sure your child(ren) are dressed appropriately for recess based off the day's temperatures. We do not have many extra jackets or sweatshirts at school to hand out to children and we don't have extra staff to supervise children if they need to stay inside because they didn't come to school prepared for recess weather. Please remember that students will go outside for recess each day unless it is raining.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up: Parents - PLEASE, continue to follow this! It is for your children's safety!

Please remember that our building is locked until 7:30 a.m. Students should not be dropped off at the school or near the school before 7:30 a.m. This is for their safety! If your child is a car rider, they MUST be dropped off at door 3, not at the front of the building, not across the street at the church, and not in our front parking lot so they have to walk between busses. AGAIN, this is for the safety of the students!

If you need to make changes to the end of day for your students, you MUST call by 1:30 p.m. Again, we are asking this for the safety of your child to ensure that the message gets to them on time.

Pick up reminders are below for car line:

Car Pick Up:

We ask that you CALL BY 1:30 if you are making changes to your child's end of day dismissal. We are receiving too many calls close to 2:30 p.m. At this time, I have advised my office staff to let families know that we cannot honor changes past 2:00 p.m. This is for the safety of your child!

Also, if you are picking your child up in a vehicle, you MUST pick them up in the car line at the back of the building. You MAY NOT pick them up at door 1. We have had too many close calls where students are running across the front lot to a car and almost getting hit by a vehicle passing through. THIS IS NOT OKAY! We put procedures into place for all families to keep our students safe! We need all families to respect these procedures and help us keep all of the children safe. Waiting a few extra minutes in line is worth a safe child!!!! We appreciate you working with us!!!

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

As a courtesy to our office staff, please try to avoid making phone calls to the office from 7:50-8:10 a.m. and from 2:30-2:50 p.m. During these timeframes we are working to get students into classes or ready to head home on busses or by car. We don't want to miss anything or make mistakes. We appreciate your help with this!

Office Reminders:

1. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at

2. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.

3. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!

4. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:

Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website,, and follow these directions:

Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

Our April "Wildcat Way Winners" will be pulled next week! They will be posted on our social media sights. Look for their picture soon!!!!

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We are excited to announce that we will be having a school-wide celebration the last week of school with our student body to celebrate how they have shown the school-wide expectations throughout the school year - We Are Respectful, We Are Responsible, We Are Safe.

We will be drawing names for prizes ranging from little trinkets to themed baskets up to bikes. Please understand that this is a random drawing so not all students will win something.

Champions Before and After School Care located at NORTH SIDE..........

Champions is now registering children for the 2022-2023 school year. Please go to to register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the North Side site director, Kelly Harris at (260) 582-6188 or

Champions will be holding a summer program from June 1st - July 29th, 6:30 - 6 p.m.



Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)

Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00

School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

**PLEASE remember that we DO NOT provide breakfast on two hour delay days.**

Cafeteria NEWS!!!

Are you taking advantage of our FREE school breakfast and lunch? We sure hope so!!!

Please NOTE: If your child packs lunch from home and chooses to purchase a milk from school, unfortunately, they must pay for the milk. Milk is only free for the reimbursable meals from the state. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!



Continue to strive for great attendance until the very end! We have many field trips and events going on this month so it is vital that students arrive to school on time.


We will have one more fire drill this school year. Our plan is to return back to normal with all safety drills next school year.


Remind your child of bus safety. It is important for them to remain seated while the bus is in motion and to keep hands and feet to themselves. Riding the bus is a privilege and we don’t want to take that away from anyone. Thank you for helping us make sure their rides are safe each and every day!

Please contact me any time. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is

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End of Year Benchmark Testing is underway. It is very important that devices come to school daily and fully charged for testing purposes.


Please reach out to me by phone, (260) 347-1354 or e-mail at if you have any concerns related to your child(ren). I am here to support their social and emotional needs.

Nurses Corner:

5th grade students have the chance to receive their required shots for 6th grade here at North Side on Friday, May 6th. Parent permission is required.

Please continue to screen your children for illness symptoms and keep them home if they are experiencing them.

Please remember that students MUST be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This also goes for diarrhea and puking. Students must be free of these two symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school as well.

We appreciate your help and support through all of this!

If you need to reach me, please call (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

Stay healthy!!

Nurse Whitney

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Tuesday, May 3rd - Middle School visiting 5th graders @ NS

Wednesday, May 4th - 6th gr. Parent Meeting @ Middle School, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4th - 5th gr. field trip to McMillen Health Center

Friday, May 6th - 4th gr. field trip to Sauder Village

Tuesday, May 10th - PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10th - Star Club Meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11th - 5th gr. field trip to Biztown

Friday, May 13th - 1st gr. field trip to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Wednesday, May 18th - 4th gr. field trip to Fort Wayne History Museum

Wednesday, May 18th - Board Meeting @ CO, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 20th - Trimester 3 Gallery Walk, 3 p.m.

Monday, May 23rd - Annual 5th grade vs. Staff Kickball Game

Tuesday, May 24th - FIELD DAY, K-2 in AM, 3-5 in PM

Wednesday, May 25th - School-Wide Wildcat Way Celebration Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 26th - Students' Last Day