North Elementary Newsletter
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Get in the Game….READ
We are excited to announce that North will be having its 5th annual Read-a-Thon! The Read-a-Thon will begin on Monday, February 28th and will end on Friday, March 11th. 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 child. 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. You can share this information on social media to encourage participation at home! Your child earns prizes for donations that are made. The top winning classes will earn a special reward. There will be drawings for completing activities as well! We will have reading sessions here at school, but you can encourage your child to read more at home during this time. Be on the lookout for special dress up days!
Last year, our school raised over $5,200! That money helped 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 readers!
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN SET FOR THE 2022-2023 YEAR
NORTH ELEMENTARY PTO
Please attend the upcoming 3rd quarter PTO meeting on February 8th. They will be discussing the upcoming Family FUNdraiser-Bingo Night. One of the key components to the FUNdraiser success is the silent and live auction…and the PTO needs donated items. Do you own or work for a business that might be willing to donate? Do you frequent a business you think might donate? If so, PTO would love you to ask them for a donation. The PTO also needs volunteers for this fun family event. It takes both donated items and volunteers to make this event successful. If you have a donation and/or can volunteer, please contact our President of PTO, Jessica Keen via email at email@example.com.
We appreciate all your help!
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!
4th Grad transition night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm at Jackson Middle School. This is not a mandatory event but allows children to visit their new school with their parents. For more information please click on this link:
Full Day Kids Club
Heads up: There will be Full Day Kids’ Club February 18. The DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY is FEBRUARY 11 before 4:30 p.m. This is hosted at South Elementary 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. All students must bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. We provide an afternoon and morning snack. No walk-ins allowed.
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 each). ALL enrollment and payments are due before 4:30 p.m. on the designated due date.
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)
FUTURE FULL DAY KIDS’ CLUB DATES AND DEADLINES:
March 18 & 21: DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for BOTH dates is March 8
April 14, 18, & 19: DEADLINE TO ENROLL AND PAY for ALL of the full days during spring break is April 4.
Please Note Full Day Kids' Club is not offered on the following days: February 21 (President’s Day) and April 15 (Good Friday)
For any questions, please email the Kids’ Club Assistant, Samantha Cavaness firstname.lastname@example.org or call 243-9576
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 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.
The mobile dental clinic will be at North Elementary on March 25th. The dental team (including a state licensed dentist) will provide a full exam, cleaning, x rays, and additional care such as fillings. If interested, please visit www.myschooldentist.com to complete the form online. Permission includes initial dental care & follow up visits.
Feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions.
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 reminders, so that you may order online; online-ordering is the only option this year. If you have any questions, please just let me know. Thanks, wonderful families!
I am pleased to announce the premiere of our 4th Grade Spring Concert, America, Coming Together as One, on April 6th, 7 pm. This will be a part of our 1st Annual Night of the Arts Festival!! More information will be following soon.
Music Teacher at North, Millersville, and Gordonville Elementary
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.
National School Counseling Week
Monday, Feb. 7th, 8am to Saturday, Feb. 12th, 4pm
10730 State Highway W
Valentine's Day Party: Kindergarten, 3rd & 4th Grade
Friday, Feb. 11th, 1:15-2pm
10730 State Highway W
Due to COVID, we are allowing only two guest per student, and please no siblings.