North Elementary Newsletter

February 2021

Inclement Weather Plans

In the event that school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, please have a plan in place for your child(ren). The school phone will be needed to stay in touch with emergency personnel. Students will not be allowed to use the phone to contact parents for instructions.

Spotlight On Fourth Grade

Great things are happening this year in fourth grade! Last quarter students got an in depth look at animal adaptations. Students were able to read and research about an animal of their choice. Then students used that knowledge to create a choose their own adventure story starring that animal. By thinking critically about what their animal would do to defend themselves, students were able to develop a creative adventure story.

This quarter we are taking a closer look at the American Revolution. Students are reading about different fictional colonists. They are learning about the different perspectives and feelings the colonists had during the events of the war. Students are able to use this knowledge to decide what they would have done if they were in the war. We are excited to see what the rest of the year brings!

Full Day Kids Club

Hello Jackson R-2 Parents,

Heads up: There is NO school and NO Full Day Kids’ Club February 15 (President’s Day).

Our Next Full Day Kids’ Club will be March 5 & March 8.

Our Kids’ Club program will be offering childcare preschool-6th grade on certain days that the district is off of school. You must enroll and pay for your child to attend Full Day Kids’ Club by the deadlines set for each date. The cost is $27 per day, (any additional children are $22). ALL enrollment and payment is due before 4:30 pm on the designated due date. All students must bring a sack lunch, water bottle and a mask. We provide an afternoon and morning snack. No walk-ins allowed. To enroll, please click on the link below to the Full Day Kids’ Club tab (if link does not work, please type the link in your browser)

https://www.jacksonr2schools.com/parents/kids_club

Full Day Kids’ Club is hosted at South Elementary 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. on the following days that the district is off school:
Full Day March 5 & 8 DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for BOTH days IS February 26

Future Full Day Dates: April 1, 5, & 6
PLEASE NOTE: ****There is NO Full Day on Friday, Good Friday, April 2****
DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for ALL of the April Full Days during spring break is March 19

For more information, please email the Kids’ Club Assistant, Samantha Cavaness scavaness@jr2mail.org

Thank you, Mandee

Read-A-Thon

We are excited to announce that North will be having its 4th annual Read-a-Thon! The Read-a-Thon will begin on Monday, March 1st and will end on Friday, March 12th. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to encourage our students to read more as well as earn some money for our school and fun prizes for your student. The best part about it is, it’s easy.


Information will be sent home prior to the start of the Read-a-Thon. You will then set up your child’s account by going to www.read-a-thon.com/readers/ or by scanning the QR code. Enter the code from the reader’s sheet. Your child will get a prize just for setting up the account. Then friends and family from all over can make donations to your child online. Your child earns prizes for donations that are made. The top winning classes will earn a special reward. We will have reading sessions here at school, but you can encourage your child to read more at home during this time as well. You can share this information on social media to encourage participation at home!


Last year, our school raised over $5,700! That money helped us tremendously with supporting our readers by providing more books and literacy supplies in their hands in and outside of school. The money earned from the Read-A-Thon will continue to provide books for our students for the summer reading program and reading supplies to help support our students in reading.


If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you for supporting our school and reading!


Mrs. Limbaugh

blimbaugh@jackson.k12.mo.us

Counselor's Corner

For the month of February, we will focus on good study habits, listening skills, following directions, and test taking strategies.


Mrs. Isaac

Notice from our Nurse

February is Dental Awareness Month. It is extremely important to make sure your child has regular dental check-ups every 6 months, brushes well twice a day, and limit sugar intake. If you need assistance finding a dentist, please contact me. Please encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast every morning, whether it be at home or at school. If they skip breakfast, please allow them to bring a mid-morning snack; otherwise, they will have to wait until lunch to eat.


Nurse Kimber

Art Remarks

Hello North Families! In the art classroom, we have been hard at work practicing drawing techniques and painting tutorials. Through most of February, we will be using the drawing techniques in preparation for clay and printmaking! The school year is already flying by! Look for yearbook forms, I sent them home in January. If you need a new form, please just let me know. Thanks, wonderful families!


Artfully yours,

Miss Hopson

Music Notes

Welcome Back,

I am pleased to announce the premiere of our first-ever virtual concert, The Case of The Missing Mother Goose, on February 18th, 7 pm. You can join the viewing of our 1st and 2nd-grade concert through our North Elementary Facebook Page.

Our 4th Grade and Kindergarten Spring Concerts will premiere virtually in May.


Musically yours,


Joseph Moore

Music Teacher at North, Millersville, and Gordonville Elementary

"Check Out" What's Going On in the Library

The Book Fair is scheduled for February 18th-March 1st. Students will purchase during their library time. Send money in an envelope with child’s name.

Please help remind students that they must bring back their library books before they can check out a new one.


Lisa Hooe

Stay "On Track" with Physical Education

Hello North Family:


We are having a great start to the new year in PE at North. The students are really coming around and becoming great classmates in PE. I always like to promote fair play and support for one another and I have been seeing great things in this area. The students are encouraging one another and developing good team building skills to not only help them out in sports later on, but in life as well. Right now we are doing some fun dodgeball activities and next we will be getting into basketball skills as March Madness approaches. I am excited to finish out the year with these youngsters and see how much more they can grow.


Thank you,


Coach Bard

National School Counseling Week

Monday, Feb. 1st, 12am to Friday, Feb. 5th, 2am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

3rd Quarter Mid-Quarter

Friday, Feb. 5th, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Report Cards Emailed Home

Friday, Feb. 12th, 9am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

If you would rather receive a paper copy, please contact your student's teacher.

Valentine's Day Party

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2-4pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Please note that special deliveries for students made to the school will not be accepted.

Due to COVID, we are not allowing any guests during the parties.

No School - President's Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 12am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Spring Pictures with Cheekwood

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 8-10am

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Book Fair

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 8am to Monday, March 1st, 3pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

Students will be purchasing during their library times. Please send money in an envelope with your child's name on it.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 4-7pm

10730 State Highway W

Jackson, MO

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