North Pointe News

October 22, 2017

We need your help!

Due to district policy on selling items in the cafeteria, we must make a change to our ice cream sales. In order to continue selling ice cream, we must move the freezer into the hallway. In order to sell in the hallway, we need volunteers. If you are interested in helping us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays from 11:00-12:30, please call the school and let us know. Thank you!

students who pop

Has your child come home saying they were 'popped' by Mrs. Gilreath? If so, please don't be alarmed! :) POP stands for Panthers On Point. Every week, teachers recognize a student or multiple students who were caught doing the right thing. They send me their names and I recognize them during morning announcements and they come up to the office for a prize. I also tweet their picture on our North Pointe Twitter page (@NorthPointeA5)!

thank you!

Thank you all who have donated for the Hurricane Relief effort! I am amazed that with everything else going on, so many of you have taken the time to give to others. We will continue the drive through October 31 if you are still interested in sending in towels, washclothes, or deodorant.

Our United Way campaign has been a RAGING success as well! We have raised well over our goal, a 10% increase from last year's amount. We will continue to take quarters from students through October 31. The winning class wins a pizza party!

This week will kick off our CHANGE WARS, also sponsored by United Way. Each day, students will bring in change for our TL Hanna jar, since we are a Hanna feeder school. The high school that raises the most money for their team wins the CHANGE WAR and the opposing team's principal must wear the rival's jersey and pom poms to the rivalry game! I personally know Mr. Kory Roberts and would love to see him in black and gold! :) So, let's give for a great cause!

Duke TIP Scholars

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program's 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Students must score in the top 5 percent on their most recent MAP or SC Ready test to be eligible to join. Hats OFF to these high achievers!

Anna McConnell

Madi McClean

Asher Nixon

Hudson Richards

Noah Beben

Nico Bowen

Camron Gray

Matthan Brown

Carter Coakley

Layla Fallous

Drew Grimm

Drennon Hill

Katie Hillhouse

Trinity Johnson

Carson McCabe

Vraj Patel

Emmy Lou Patrick

Sloan Rudnicki

Easton Stone

Autumn Sweezy

Aryan Tailor

Carter Williams

Kendall Woodhams

Landry Woodson

Ethan Cowart

Gauge Farmer

Ryan Henderson

Katelyn Kincaid


Sara Wimberly

Jack Chappelear

Cole Neese

Carlos Cordero Castanedas

Blake Heard

Lydia Hobbs

Clark Vollrath

Luke Zion

Extended Trips

Please be aware that if you plan to take a trip during the school year, which lasts 5 or more days, it must be approved by the principal. The approval does not necessarily excuse the absence. Prior approval can prevent the implementation of an Attendance Intervention Plan and, depending on the number of days, the possibility of the student being dropped from enrollment.

Upcoming events

Red Ribbon Week:

Monday: WEAR RED DAY - cover yourself in RED - spirit is the KEY!

Tuesday: FUTURE DAY - the KEY to the future is knowing what you want to be when you grow up!

Wednesday: SUPER HERO DAY - be ready to be a HERO and dress like one - the KEY to helpfulness!

Thursday: CLASS CHOICE DAY - each class selects a surprise theme for their class! Teachers will let you know what the class theme is that day.

Friday: COLLEGE DAY - be cool, stay in school - the KEY to the future!

2nd graders will be testing this week (Cognitive Abilities Test) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please be sure your child is at school on time, has had enough sleep and a good breakfast. This test will determine the students who qualify for the gifted and talented program in third grade.

4th Graders will be performing on Thursday this week! Come out and see their PIRATES show at 6:00 pm. They have been hard at work!

Kona Ice will be sold this Friday.

No school on Monday, October 30th.

Report Cards will be going home on Tuesday, October 31st.

November 2-3: Southwood Academy of the Arts auditions for 5th graders

November 6: Flu Clinic

November 8: Fall Picture Makeups

November 10: Veteran's Day Program @ 8:30 am