Northside Notes

October 18, 2016

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

October 18: K & 1st Grade Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

October 18: 4th Grade WEEF Performance: "Henry Clay" Midway Theatre

October 24-28: Pumpkin Book Character Contest

October 27: My First Book Club Meets at 6-7 PM

November 1: K & 2nd Grades WEEF Performance: "The Freedom Trail" Midway Theatre

November 3: District ESL Night at Simmons 6-8PM

November 4: Bookworm Book Club 7:20-7:40 Bring Your Breakfast!

November 7: No School: Professional Development Day for Teachers

November 8: No School: Election Day

December 9: Daddy-Daughter Winter Wonderland Dance 6-7:30 PM

November 10: 3rd Grade WEEF Performance: "Just So stories" Midway Theatre

November 14-18: Fall Book Fair

November 15: Family Night at the Book Fair 5-8 PM

November 15: Family Literacy Night 6-7 PM

November 17: Thanksgiving Lunch: Call Ms. Sue to RSVP

November 17: Christmas Tree Silent Auction in the Library (During the Lunch)

December 15: 1st Grade WEEF Performance: "Elf Jr." Woodford Theatre

November 23-25: No School: Thanksgiving Holiday

December: 20: Last Day for Students

December 21- January 3: Winter Break

April 21: Mother-Son Dance 6-7:30 PM

2016-2017 School Calendar

2016-2017 School Calendar

*The calendar bill introduced in this year’s legislative session did not pass.

Pumpkin Book Character Contest

Pumpkin Fun for Everyone

@ NSE Library

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

This year the library is getting into the fall spirit by having our annual pumpkin/gourd decorating contest of your favorite book character. It's easy and fun for everyone!

Entries may be dropped off at the library only from

Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th.

PRIZES: Students and staff vote for their favorite pumpkin in each category.

PreK-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th - $10 Book Fair Gift Certificate for each category. (Announced on the afternoon of October 28th).

Staff – NSE staff members may also enter. Students will vote in library class on their favorite staff pumpkin. The winner will receive a $10 Book Fair Gift Certificate.

People's Choice Award: $10 Book Fair Gift Certificate to the project with the most votes from students, staff, and visitors!

Volunteers Needed for Book Fair

Mrs. Caldwell needs your help with this year's Fall Book Fair. Please email if you can help with any of the following. melinda.caldwell@woodford.kyschools.us



  • Set up the book fair the morning (8:15-11) of Friday, November 11th.
  • Pack up the Book Fair beginning at 9 AM on Friday, November 18th
  • Work the Book fair any morning from 7:15-7:45 AM.
  • Work the Book Fair any time from 8-11:45 AM.
  • Work the Book Fair any afternoon from 11:45-2:45 PM.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S. Dads of Great Students


Calling all dads, father figures, grandfathers, and adult brothers! We invite you to the Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff Event Thursday, September 8, from 6-7 PM. Join us in Northside's cafeteria for pizza!

Plastic Bottle Cap Collection

Art Club will be collecting plastic bottle caps to create a bench to celebrate the 25th year of our school. There is a container near the office door.

Midway University Trunk or Treat

Visit Midway University for Trunk or Treat Friday, October 21, 5:30-7:30 PM

Born Learning Academy

Please see the attached flier.


Limited transportation is available for Midway families. Please contact Chelsea at (859) 753-7692 for transportation questions.

Trick or Treating at the Homeplace


The Homeplace will be hosting a trick-or-treat party at the Homeplace at Midway on October 27 from 6:30pm- 8:00pm . This will be a great opportunity for children to interact with our elders in each of the houses and also have some great holiday fun. Click here for more information.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen on Frankfort Street will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday October 18th from 5-8 to the Woodford County High School Boys Basketball 5K race. Please come show your support for your WCHS boys basketball team!!

Versailles Christmas Celebration


“A Christmas to Remember”

We are accepting applications now for participants for the Christmas Parade

Dec. 2, 2016

LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE at 5:30

STORY TIME with Santa and Mrs. Claus (will included milk and cookies) in the Courthouse Community Room

Dec.3, 2016

KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7 to 12 at the First Christian Church

SECRET SANTA (ages 4-12) 10 to 1 at the Ag Resource Building

PONYRIDES & PETTING ZOO 11 to 4 at the Courthouse

FREE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES 12 to 3 at W. Green Street (by Pretty in Pink)

CHRISTMAS PARADE 5:00 on Main Street

Woodford County Library

Midway Branch:

Halloween Party* (Families)

Starts: October 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

(Families) Put on your Halloween costume and come out to the Library for a fun-filled evening of games, goodies, goblins, and giggles! *Call 846-4014 to sign up.


Election Day for Kids (All ages)

Starts: November 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pmEnds: November 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

(All ages) Kids can drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm to vote on their favorite book character, make a flag, and enjoy refreshments.


Bookish Blueprints* (Ages 11-18)

Starts: November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

(Ages 11-18) We all have a favorite quote from a book we have read. Join us as we create collages using canvases with our favorite book quotes and pictures. *Call 846-4014 to sign up.


Main Branch:


Reading Roundup (Families with kids ages 4-9)

Starts: October 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

(Families with children ages 4-9) Hands-on learning activities, early literacy, and fun! (No Reading Roundup on Oct. 31).


Pokémon Go Gathering* (All ages)

Starts: October 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pmEnds: October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

(All ages) Come visit our PokéStop and chat with fellow Pokémon trainers about strategy, secrets, teams, and more. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Quirky Crafers: Pumpkin Palooza* (Ages 11-18)

Starts: October 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pmEnds: October 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

(Ages 11-18) Teens decorate pumpkins while eating and drinking delicious pumpkin spice snacks. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Halloween Read-a-thon* (Families)

Starts: October 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

(Families) Wear your costumes and listen to great Halloween stories, have treats, and make cute crafts. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Super Saturday Stories: Veteran's Day Cards* (Families)

Starts: November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 amEnds: November 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

(Families) Make thank you cards for veterans and holiday care packages for active service people. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Kids Read to Dogs* (Ages 5-11)

Starts: November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pmEnds: November 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

(Ages 5-11) Practice reading skills with friendly therapy dogs. *Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Family Games Time* (Families)

Starts: November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 amEnds: November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

(Families) Celebrate International Games Day. Play fun board games like Apples to Apples Jr., Candyland, Sorry, and more with family and new friends! *Call 873-5191 to sign up.